Back on the Saddle: Training for My Next Triathlon, After Two Kids

I've been spending my early mornings, lunch breaks, and late evening training for a triathlon. It's been over two years since my last race. And now with two young kids,  I'm determined to get back in the water, my running shoes and, yes, on the bike saddle....more

Does "Thin-Shaming" Actually Exist?

I read an article the other day. Well, I read hundreds of articles a week between my job and social media, but this one caught my attention. Apparently you can now "skinny-shame" someone. "All About That Bass" and "Anaconda" song lyrics have caused the thin world to lash back saying that calling someone "skinny" or "bony" is now hurtful and the equivalent of "fat-shaming." ...more

Team NutriBullet 2015-2016

The upcoming season for Team NutriBullet and training for the 2016 LA Marathon is almost upon us!  I was extremely fortunate to be a part of this program last year. My teammates and I received expert coaching and training, while NutriBullet staff helped us with our nutrition. I had an amazing experience, made a lot of new friends, and was able to run my fastest marathon in that crazy heat we had last March. ...more

Mark Zuckerberg, Thank You and Congratulations

We were at the pool and Josh leaned over and said, “Mark Zuckerberg’s wife is pregnant.” I hummed to let him know I heard, and then he continued. “She’s pregnant after many miscarriages, and he talked about it in the post.” At the time of writing this, 893,860 had liked the post. There were 23,967 […] ...more

New Workout Gear from DICK’S Sporting Goods + a $25 Gift Card Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and DICK’S Sporting Goods....more

The 7 Books I Read on Vacation

I’ve been back from vacation almost as long as I was actually on vacation, and boy do I wish I were still at the beach. Living is just a little bit (or a lot) better there. I’m always amazed how at the beach I can wake up every day at 5:30 or 6 a.m. without an alarm, but once back at home, I struggle to drag my butt out of bed by 7 a.m. I’m going to bed at literally the exact same time, if not earlier, back in DC, and still find waking up to be a challenge ....more

3 Workday Walk Finishers to Engage Your Muscles More

Woo, it's Friday!  How was your week?  Mine's been pretty hectic to say the least, but mostly good (more details on that later).  Let's jump right to today's mini workout, shall we?  ...more

Beyoncé Ain't Got NOTHING on YOU...YES YOU!

I would tell you a story about me, but this post is about you, remember?Pull up a chair…I am going to let you in on a little secret about the both of us…I already told you that being a parenting student is hard as hell. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about read this!) The fact is, doing ANYTHING worth while is THAT hard! Making the decision to pursue something valuable only qualifies you for three things: BLOOD, SWEAT, and TEARS!...more

Surprising Blood Test Results (And You’re Probably Deficient In It, Too)

Last week, I received the results of my first blood test in 3 years, and all I can say is this: it was probably the most ground-breaking day since the day I was born. Am I exaggerating? I don’t think so ....more

Out With The Old, In With An Alternative

Donuts are the devil. Scratch that. Donuts are heavenly, especially if they come from the Amish bakery ....more