Brrrr #ArizonaGirl

 Funny how every summer, I promise myself not to act like a wimp once the weather cools down. Yet, here I went running in a thick hoodie in the middle of the day....more

Affected by the threat of loss...

A few years ago, when I was in high school :),  I tried out for the pompon squad. My sister was about to graduate high school, and she wanted her klutzy little sister to take her place as a Sailorette. (Our motto, "Sailorettes Shake It," meant we shook our pompons, not our rear ends, just to be clear. Seriously.) Initially, I tried out for the squad to please my sister -- or certainly because of her encouragement. But by the end of tryouts, I really hoped I would make the squad, and I did....more

Featured Post on Mom Babble: The Evolution of a Mother Runner

One of my writing goals has been to start submitting my work to other websites, and you know, hopefully have it accepted . I’m so excited to share that my essay about how my relationship with running has changed since having my daughter in 2012 is featured today on Mom Babble. ...more

Training with Team NutriBullet (Weeks 1-3)

These past weeks have been a complete whirlwind for me. Has it really been three weeks since I started this adventure? It seems like it was just yesterday that I was anxiously waiting to see if I even made the team. Wow, time sure flies when you are having fun! I’ll give you a quick recap of what’s been going on in my world....more

I fell in love...



For years, I loved labels. I was a runner and I wanted the world to know. I wanted to look like a runner and I wore that label everywhere I went. I loved it when people came up to me and said, “You must be a runner.” Often they would add a “You’re so thin” or “I can tell by those long lean legs” or some other comment on my weight/body type....more

Stroller Running

Days off are few and far between for me. As a seasoned competitive runner, I know the practicality of scheduling in rest days. As an educated physiologist, I understand the musculoskeletal benefits. Bodies require rest days to recover and rebuild muscle. As a tired Mama whose baby is resisting sleep and waking each morning in the 4’s, I clearly and desperately could use a rest. My body is beat....more

The Case of the Disappearing Miles

Read all my posts at Slippers for Sneakers!...more

My Healthy Weekend!

I feel like I've had a healthy weekend yesterday and today!...more