I am a Fat Runner

It is true. I am a fat runner. Or... I should be more specific. I am overweight. Significantly. As in, at only 5"3, I weigh in at 177 pounds.  There is no disputing my weight... or my body mass index or even my clothing size. Most of all, there is no disputing the impact that my weight has on my running. ...more
I'm a fat runner too..! thanks for sharing it!more

Does Your Blog No Longer Fit You?

Except that I have realized lately that I seem to be telling a very different story from the one that I started to tell almost three years ago. Back then the story was about getting remarried and lots and lots of parenting. Principessa this, Principessa that. A little fitness thrown in here and there, but mostly, mom-mommy-parenting stuff. Which of course is not what I am writing about anymore. Or at least, not primarily. Which begs the question...is Ciao Mom even the appropriate name of this space? ...more
I have been struggling with these same questions lately. Originally my blog was to promote my ...more

Things I like About Me

A few weeks ago I stumbled across a tweet from one of my favorite bloggers, The Empress, about a post she had written about accepting ourselves despite our imperfections. There was something about her message, not a particularly new message…but an extremely important one, that for some reason, resonated with me in that moment and on that day....more

Wordful Wednesday: Things I Like About Me

I am my very own worst enemy.It is true. I don’t know about any of you, but I can find something to criticize about myself any day of the week. I have been working on being kinder to myself, focusing on how to reclaim myself on the inside and out, and yet….deep down, I still feel it. Those infected roots that are full of self doubt ready to spring up like weeds for attack....more

I Forgave the Doctors for Being Right

I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease at the ripe age of 23. I forgave God for allowing me to get sick. At 24 I recurred.  My body betrayed me yet again with complications. Pneumonia, fluid in the sac around my heart, a blood clot...the days were long and the challenges many. I forgave my body for failing me again. My doctor's decided I needed a bone marrow transplant. My fiance' decided he'd had enough. ...more

This means the world to me coming from you Kris!
so much love back to you!