August 2013


This morning, all the stars aligned, and I got to go on a solo run.  Not pushing 43+ pounds up numerous hills?  Oh, yes, please.  And – here’s the kicker – it’s gorgeous out.  Hello, Autumn. I feel like I say “this season is my favorite season” every time the weather shifts, but maybe I [...]


That Life/Work Balance

You know what makes my husband happy? College football season. He is eating, breathing, sleeping, dreaming college football right now.  All football, all the time.   We’re going to Miami for a few games and to, of course, tailgate our little hearts out at our annual Ultimate Tailgate.  We’ve upgraded a lot of our tailgate [...]


Birthday Cupcakes for Dogs

My Maggie recently turned NINE!  Can you believe it?  Time flies when you’re yapping, licking, snoozing, and refusing to get your dachshund butt off the couch and go for a walk. Maggie was our first pet. We got her back in 2006.  We were living in a rundown one bedroom apartment that we selected purely [...]


Last Week’s Workouts

Stronger, faster, fitter! Last week was a doozy. A totally awesome, kick my ass, body rockin’ doozy. I LOVE IT!   Monday: 2:30 hour bike and 30 minute run Tuesday: AM workout – 45 minute spin class; PM workout – 1650 yard swim and 4 mile run Wednesday: 3200 yard swim Thursday: 45 minute bike [...]


Scrambled Tofu ‘Eggs’

This weekend, the entire family (minus the cat) traveled to Tennessee to visit my mom. We had a great time! I don’t know about you, but I’m terrible at packing the car. It’s so hard to jigsaw-puzzle all of our gear into the trunk. My brain just doesn’t work that way. I end up tossing [...]


Brain Dump

I did this swim workout this morning and… it’s the longest that I’ve ever swam! By a LOT, both in terms of yardage and time.  It took me about an hour and 20 minutes to finish. Courtesy of Coach Marni   Henry was in childcare while I was swimming, and towards the end I started [...]


Last Week’s Workouts {Plus, a Giveaway}

Five things I need more of while training for a Half Ironman:   1) Time – Training is so time-consuming, and it’s always a battle to balance my obligations. I can’t imagine doing a longer event. My friend Meghann is doing an Ironman, and I’m always texting her for advice on squeezing it in. Because [...]


Psst – The winner of the Albion Sit swimsuit giveaway is Valerie B!  Congrats!   I’m frequently asked what blogs and websites I love to read. No Meat Athlete is always at the very top of my list. Regardless of whether you’re a vegan or vegetarian, NMA is an awesome resource for people interested in [...]


“It’s All Mental”

I am having one of “those” weeks. You know… those weeks. It’s all small stuff, mostly, but enough to put me in a general funk.  Henry is battling a cold, which means that I’m a little sick, too. Just a river of snot for Henry and a tickle in the back of my throat, but [...]


Coffee Face Scrub

Remember my Two Ingredient Face Scrub? Well, I have another at-home facial recipe for you! This one includes my favorite thing in the entire world…. coffee.  I drink it, I eat it, I scrub it on my face.   And it feels amaaaaazing.   Don’t take my word for it, though – try it!  Like my [...]


Last Week’s Workouts

Imagine my surprise when I cycled around the corner and saw this!  She was big – and right in the middle of a very busy neighborhood. Oh, dear.   Here’s last week’s workouts:   Monday – Rest Tuesday – 1:30 hour bike (outside) + 30 minute run (bike-focused brick) Wednesday – Surprise rest day… I [...]


We spent a lot of time in bathing suits. Henry and I venture to the pool or the splash playground nearly every single day. I can’t imagine summer without these activities. In the afternoons, it’s too hot to do almost anything else, and like most toddlers, Henry loves being in and playing with water.   [...]


Bike-Mom-Run Brick

Oh, Sunday. How I love thee. Mostly because Sunday is “TV night” (okay… every night is TV night – but Sundays feel more special).  But also because it’s the end of another week of Half Ironman training!  That much closer to my goal and that much stronger. Wahoo. I’ll be recapping this week’s workouts on [...]


Life With Baby: 14 Months

I kind of dropped the ball with my Mind + Body After Baby updates, huh?  That’s because, well, time suddenly felt like it was moving at the speed of light, and I could never remember to take our monthly pictures. Also, I felt like I had nothing new to say about my ‘mind and body [...]

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