My latest post for Women’s Running is up on their blog HERE For those of you who love instagram {or are addicted like me}, the post is basically a list of popular running hashtags and why you should use them {to make new friends!}. Long gone are the days when it was something hush hush if you […]

Over the past 10 or so years, I’ve worked more race expos than I can count. There is one takeaway that comes from every single expo that continues to blow my mind. The word JUST. Me: What race distance are you running this weekend? Runner: Just the half marathon. I know it’s not the marathon, but it’s long for me, […]

I’ve been a little bit giddy lately – from the Women’s Running Cover, to my Runner’s World twitter mention, to my I RUN THIS BODY shirts. 2012 really feels like ones of the most amazing, transforming years of my life. I want to make this moment last in my heart for as long as I can. […]

Last Thursday I went to my mailbox and THIS happened…. Friday I was at Target in the book section and noticed they had magazines – why not check right? THIS happened….   Colton, Miles and I jumped up and down with excitement.   I am a person who is not usually at a loss for […]

Two weeks ago I was furiously packing my bags for the trip of a lifetime. Yet I still sit here unable to put into words how amazing the whirlwind weekend was. I find that writing a post makes things final and when it comes to recaps it means something is over. Admittedly I don’t want […]

It’s been 5 days since Women’s Running announced who won the cover model contest, yet despite my excitement I’ve had a hard time talking about it. I won. Two simple words but the two simple words that follow that statement  just don’t seem like enough. Thank you. Women’s Running chose the 8 finalists but you […]

In 7 days we will be moving – going on an adventure is what we have been telling the kids. I find myself day dreaming all too often of our new house, especially the backyard. There are many things I will miss about where we are now, but I feel like the phrase onward and […]

Lately I find myself saying thank you to multiple people EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. I feel like I have been crazy blessed in 2012 and have had so many fun and exciting things happen in my life. I don’t for one second think that any of these opportunities have come to me on my own. I don’t feel […]

Little person #1 has Vacation Bible School this week which means if I want to get in a run in the mornings I have to leave the house early in order to be back in time to get the three of them ready and get her there by 9. This morning she was in NO MOOD […]

Yesterday I went for an 8 mile easy run in the afternoon. It was raining in the morning so a triple stroller run was not an option and I WAS NOT in the mood to run on the treadmill. It felt easy because of the pace, but not so easy because of the heat – if that even […]

Happy 4th of July from my family to yours! Hope you all are enjoying the day and spending it with people you love.   Thank you to everyone who has been voting for me in the Women’s Running Magazine Cover Model Contest. I seriously feel loved and blessed that so many people have been willing […]