Mission 10 Miler bling

Mission 10 Miler Recap

Well, I did it. After taking a year off and running rarely casually I finally made my “big comeback.” It wasn’t what one would call effortless or graceful (by any stretch of the imagination) but I made it across the finish line. Let me start out by saying that I definitely wasn’t in training mode for this…

Spring Marathon Training

Let’s face it, 2014 was not a stellar year for me on the racing scene. Rather than don bibs, clock times and wax poetic about chia recipes, I spent my weekends as a recreational runner. And by recreational runner I mean occasional runner. And while mentally it was a relief to not have to be “on” and train all of the time, I have to…

Housework Rules

Pillow Fluffing & Domestic Euphoria

Sometimes, when I feel like I’ve been a particularly bad mother, I go upstairs to my children’s rooms and clean up a bit. I have two teenage sons and realistically, I should not be stepping one foot into their torrid kingdoms. (Let’s be honest, it smells weird in there and I don’t want to stumble across something…

Fighting S.A.D.

So this WINTER thing sucks. After weeks of lethargy, apathy and marathon television viewing (with no end in sight) I am crying UNCLE and admitting that my moodiness is probably more than a simple phase. I just haven’t been myself. I’m unmotivated, irritable and sort of wandering aimlessly through my days. So. Not. Me. In the past I’ve…

My Incredibly Unimpressive 2015 Plans

This year will be a year of big change for me. Only it won’t look big. In fact, it’ll probably be incredibly unimpressive.  This year I am giving things up. Impressive things. Meaningful things.  Things that people strive for. Things that I used to strive for. I’ve been in a cycle of accomplishment and involvement for…