6 Month Pregnancy Update & Questions from a Soon-to-be Parent

Here we are, now into the 3rd trimester! Honestly, the last 6 months went by pretty fast, which is not usually how time goes for me It has helped that I have been feeling great and honestly can’t believe how easy this pregnancy has been. (I am pretty sure any successive pregnancies are going to make up for this one!) I really have nothing to complain about–besides struggling with running for a few weeks, which...more

Recipe: Kale Tacos

I had the day off from work today, but I was a busy running errands, doing computer work, and I finally got in to see the doctor after two months since I was last seen. I saw a midwife at Alaska Women’s Health and as expected, everything is progressing well. I measured right at where I should be, there was a strong heartbeat, and the midwife was happy to see I was healthy and trying...more

Racing While Pregnant – Her Tern Quarter Marathon

I love racing—absolutely love it! I was very skeptical going into to today’s race. Since racing a half-marathon a month ago, I have been having pelvis/groin, soft tissue pain every time I run ....more

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

I’m stealing this idea from Tina. She posted on some random things about herself, so I thought I’d do the same. (This is an old picture when my hair used to be dark brown!) 1 ....more

Things I’m Loving (and not loving) Lately III

I am definitely making improvements with my running. After 2.5 weeks of nearly no running, I have been making some progress over the past week. Last Wednesday, I went to the chiropractor in hopes of getting some relief fro my groin/pelvis pain that I had been experiencing since racing a half-marathon a few weeks ago ....more

Camping and Fishing in Alaska

I spent the past weekend and beginning of this week camping, fishing, clam digging, and exploring with Craig’s family. Our adventures started on Sunday with some clam digging. Clam digging is best done when the tide is as far out as possible in order to get to areas the clams live ....more

Shoe Review: Mizuno Wave Rider 17

I have been loving my Mizunos lately as I am on my seventh pair from the brand. Just over the past couple of years, I’ve had the: Mizuno Wave Inspire Mizuno Wave Rider 15s (2 pairs) Mizuno Wave Rider 16s (3 pairs) And now the Wave Rider 17s! I really love running in these shoes ....more

Pregnancy Update ~ Weeks 23 – 25

There is no stopping this bump now. While I don’t feel huge by any means, it is getting a little more difficult to bend over and fit into some pants. I am also definitely feeling the baby move now ....more

Wednesday’s Recipe: Simple Shrimp Salad

Even though I had the day off today, I was very good at filling my time—and with productive things, might I add: laundry, running errands, workouts, appointments, making dinner, etc. I woke up this morning after 9 hours of sleep still pretty tired. Growing a baby is tiring work! ...more

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

It was a low-key weekend around here. I worked on Saturday, and Sunday we stayed inside because it was gloomy and rainy outside. I did make a couple loaves of homemade bread and this super easy Strawberry Rhubarb Refrigerator Jam recipe ....more