Kids in Charge: Planning Activities

Recently, I wrote about flexibility when planning activities with kids. Today, I'm writing about stepping back and letting my children take more of a planning role in our activities. My family loves to hike. I have a lot of ideas about where and how to hike in and around Albuquerque. My daughters also have a …

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Age vs Qualifying Time for US Women’s 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials

I recently wrote a post looking into the qualifying times and which races the record-number of participants in the 2020 Women's Olympic Marathon Trials qualified. Today, I explore the race day ages and qualifying times of the women's field. Initial graph setup: qualifying time plotted on the horizontal (x) axis, while age increases up the …

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Geeking out on the US Women’s Olympic Trials

The Olympic Marathon Trials hosted by the Atlanta Track Club will be a historic race this February 2020. Special attention is being payed to the women’s race: with 511 female qualifiers, the field more than twice as large as it was in 2016. There is a lot of discussion on the merits or difficulties of …

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Flexibility

I’ve been writing about parenting in an active family, and modeling active behavior. This all sounds great, but there’s a lot of planning and preparation that goes into establishing and maintaining these behaviors. One of the key habits I have to constantly work on is flexibility.  I love to run, hike, camp, and adventure out …

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Modeling (as in, role modeling)

Last post I wrote of some overarching goals I have in active parenting. These goals are uniquely mine, and I hope sharing these thoughts is helpful.  I do believe that in order to truly promote an ideal (e.g., “being active and self aware”) to a person - especially a child, it is critical to model …

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Life Theme: Active Parenting

One of my life goals is to have an active lifestyle. This takes many forms for me: elite distance running, backpacking, hiking, rock climbing. Corollary to that active lifestyle goal is to raise my family in an active manner.  For me, one of my main parenting goals is to raise my children so they are …

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Let’s Talk Morning Routines!

I was happy to talk with Another Mother Runner about morning running routines with a group of other women runners. Take a listen to the podcast  (#399) here! My biggest advice: Find what works for you, and make it as absolutely fail-proof and streamlined as possible in order to work towards consistency. What's your morning …

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Finding focus for the New Year

Last week I took a day off work and went on a hike with my husband. This first week back to ‘regular life’ after the holidays was a hectic one: new schedules, new after school activities, filtering and organizing the newly imminent 2020 tasks and deadlines. Plus two doctors appointments for me, including my important …

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Mothers Need Each Other

This is my third pregnancy, and it's a new and familiar feeling. Each pregnancy is unique, and so far I've been glad to be running most days of the week. I'm not running far, nor am I running fast, but I try to get out and enjoy the movement. One thing that has been key …

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US Women’s Olympic Trials Qualifiers – mapped!

The U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials are less than 100 days away, and a record number of women have qualified for the February race thus far. This map shows all 45 races which have produced an Olympic Trials Qualifier.   The top three races in terms of number of qualifiers are: California International Marathon (117) …

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