NSV: Finding Success Where I Can

The scale and I have a mutual agreement: I hate it, and it hates me. It's not the ideal relationship but it's not messy or dirty. Simple ....more

Catch Up

I have become a bag lady.Bags. So many bags. Pump bag, pump parts bag, lunch bag, gym bag, purse ....more

Say What?

"Find your strong, find your challenge."I should probably thank Saucony for giving me my favorite phrase/piece of encouragement to say during my boot camp classes.My classes, which I have been told are difficult, attract people of all fitness levels. I have people who can bust out burpees like nobody's business, casual exercisers to newbies. I try to program the 45-minute sessions so that there are different levels to each exercise ....more

Don't Do This At Home

If there was ever a day I dreaded going into a running store, it was Saturday.I had Silas' 53,203-pound car seat slung over my right arm (12-pound Silas was in it) and a box with a pair of Asics GT-3000 in my left hand. I was taking two items in but I would only be leaving with one. And since Silas was sleeping, I figured I would take him and return the shoes ....more

Weekly Training Update {8/3/15-8/915}

There are things that I wish were easy. Getting up early, nailing negative splits, picking the perfect pair of running shoes. Running, in general.Last week, all of it seemed so difficult ....more

At the crack of ... {A Three Things Thursday Post}

Five miles at 5 a.m. from the YMCA – that was the plan. And it was a good plan, too. For the most part.Oh, and by the most part, it means I learned a few things ....more

Do You Dare?

"Mommy, you know what I want to do today? I want to ride bikes to the park."Miles looked up at me with a huge grin and pleading eyes. It's hard to say no to that face and that request, especially as park trips have been few and far between this summer (record rain and flooded playgrounds).But, I had to be practical ....more

Weekly Training Update {7/27/15 - 8/2/15}

It's official. I'm training. With a legit plan ....more

Short and Sweet: New Haven 10K Race Report

I ran a race on Saturday.It was a 10K.In New Haven, Indiana.There were 272 participants. Some of them were my friends.Some of those friends had run 9 miles before the race (because they are marathon training) and were going to take it slow.I lined up with them. My goal was to start out with a 10-minute mile and slowly drop down from there, logging negative splits ....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