8 Things to Do Instead of Eating When You're Bored

Eating really is fun, isn't it? It is probably the most agreed upon expression of culture and community around the world. No matter where you go or what you celebrate, food is almost always the center peg around which everything else ...more

How I Got Addicted to a Drug I Took for Chronic Pain

I remember clearly the first time I experienced true withdrawal. Cheering my brother on in a triathlon in Washington DC on a particularly bright and hot summer day, I was soon a pool of sweat. My jaw wouldn't stop grinding my teeth from side to ...more

Give This New Thanksgiving Tradition a 'Run' This Year

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is hanging with my crazy family, followed closely by my mama’s homemade dressing and gravy. My least favorite part is watching my family spend the holiday and the entire next day binge-watching football and lackluster ...more

Getting Your Body Back for the Holidays is a Long Process

With the holidays fast approaching, many of you new moms might be staring down your pre-pregnancy clothes, worrying about how you will dress in anything except old maternity shirts for Thanksgiving dinner, and wondering if friends and family will ...more

An Ode to My Milk Boobs

When I was young, I used to wish for big boobs -- terrific, tantalizing ta-tas like all the girls in movies seemed to have. I often asked myself: Wouldn't I be the most popular girl at my middle school prom if I had giant melons instead of these ...more

You Can Still Have Adventures with Endometriosis

I want to share a little something about me. I have Endometriosis. I know sharing something like this is a stray from the usual posts but I felt a strong urge to share for the simple reason that when I was going through the diagnosis and researching how to manage the illness, I found stories from others incredibly helpful. More helpful than doctors to be quite honest. Knowing I wasn't alone and learning from others about how they manage the illness was both comforting and useful. ...more

10-Minute Ab Burner with Alternating Planks

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. You may be sitting in traffic right now, or standing in your kitchen, trying to pull together a holiday meal. While it may be the last thing on your mind, I promise that you'll feel good if you make time for a quick workout. Today's ab burner takes a quick 10 minutes, but boy you'll feel it when you're done! Pin it now so you can have it ready to go once you pop that bird in the oven. ...more

The Great Turkey Workout and Other Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

Can you believe Thanksgiving is here already? It's a great day, where people gather together and yummy food is prepared. Unfortunately, a side effect is that healthy living goals tend to go out the window. Here are a few ways to stay focused and keep your Thanksgiving healthy. ...more

Who's in Charge Here?

When we met with Zuzu's teachers to talk about her biting issue, we talked a lot about how independent she is and how she wants to be in control of the situation all the time. (In translation, she's kind of a handful.) They recommended giving her choices, which is also what they do at school. We do this almost all the time anyway--pancakes or bagel for breakfast? ...more

Time To Take a Freaking Break.

 So this week was pretty shitty. Work was horrible — I had the same class at the same school multiple times, and had been under the impression that I'd be going for a couple days in a row, which is good as I get paid salary if I work more than two days in a row. Turns out the school had made a mistake in the system, and it was two half days. They didn't penalize me for it the second day, thank goodness, but seriously....more

First long run of 10K training

Today, I was scheduled for my first "long run" since August. My last long run was August 9, when I was in Portland. I ran 10 miles while Thomas biked next to me on a hot morning ....more

6 Ways to Use Music Mindfulness in Family Life

 In that fiery place under the earth, I’m quite sure Alvin and the Chipmunks would be blaring 24-7. If it ever comes on at our house (usually by accident), you will find me under a thick, muffling sort of blanket. Just because Alvin, Elmo, or the Frozen soundtrack make me want to stuff teddy bears in my ears doesn’t mean I can’t love me some other tunes. Here are 5 ways music mindfulness can benefit parents. It can remind you of different parts of yourself or your life...more

Amish Half Marathon I conquered the Hills!

This was my race report on the third running of the Amish Half Marathon. It is held in Berlin, Ohio, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  It has been cold in 2013 and even colder for the race in 2014.It is credible to say I conquered the hills. It's a tough hilly course!I had high hopes for 2015 with the forecast of 40 degrees and rain.  The weather gods were spot on!Due to standing in the bathroom line, I got outside with five minutes to spare. It was misting rain and cold. I had a Buff under my ball cap, I was very glad to have that on....more

Pushing for more

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”...more

What We’re Reading {November}

A little late with this post, but I have been reading so it’s time to share! ...more

Creamy Hot Turkey Sandwiches

Follow this blog on Pinterest Hellooooo! I hope you all had a stellar Thanksgiving! Ours was pretty low key, but my sister Brittany flew into Dallas from San Francisco, so I had both my sisters here to celebrate the holiday with us ....more

Rock N Roll Las Vegas: VIP Party & The 5K

Friday the 13th Eric and I headed to Las Vegas for one of my favorite race weekends all year. I started the morning with a basement workout. Occasionally I feel crazy when I get up at 4 something to do a workout, but I always feel better on days I workout or run, so if […] ...more

Link Love #54

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