Our Christmas day is winding down, and the children are now in bed. I have gone the past four days staying up until midnight at the earliest (closer to 1:30am the past two nights just trying to wrap gifts). I can't recall any other year where I have had so much wrapping to do so … Continue reading Merry Christmas
I've had a nagging toe issue for a few months. Yes, MONTHS. I put off getting it looked at because 1) I had races to run and train for, and I wasn't going to be sidelined from my goals, and 2) For some strange reason it didn't hurt when I would run or wear my … Continue reading Staying Healthy
We had a long run of wonderful weather in the state I live in, but that time has unfortunately come to an end. As a result, I have to run on the "dread"mill. I have a love/hate relationship with that piece of machinery. There are some really great things about running on a treadmill. For … Continue reading The Winter Running Blues
My uncle would have been 55 yesterday. Why is this important, you may ask? Well, he was a runner before he passed away. In addition, he was my mom's brother, and my mom is 100% Irish. So that is where the Irish part of my blog makes sense-though thanks to my dad, I'm just a … Continue reading The Irish Part of My Blog
This morning I had to take my 11 month old to the doctor because he can't seem to shake a cough that he's had now for over two weeks. Good news (according to the doctor) is that since it's 'just viral' it means he hasn't had the need for an antibiotic for almost the entire … Continue reading Some Circuit Training For the Win!
During this holiday season, I would like to address some of what I am thankful for. I'm very thankful to have married into such a great, supportive family, and to have a supportive family of my own. They all support my running-and even suffer through what I can only imagine are somewhat tiring conversations I … Continue reading Thankful for the Run
They say everything in moderation, or, too much of anything can be bad. I can certainly agree with this sentiment in many areas of life. I love ice cream, but obviously too much of that would be a bad idea for my figure! Too much partying is obviously extreme as well (nobody likes the way … Continue reading Everything in moderation