It’s been a long winter

Summer is here. Summer usually brings the first real racing of the year (for those of us not running spring marathons).  I had planned on running a handful of April, June, and July races. I say 'had' in past tense, as I have scrapped my planned racing calendar after the reality of months of inconsistent training overcame …

Continue reading It’s been a long winter

Running Through The Second Trimester

‘How has running changed over the past few months?’ and ‘How is running during this pregnancy different from your first?’ seem to be two common questions I’ve been hearing lately. To talk about the first: Running has changed a lot! After finding out I was pregnant, I actually spent most of my first trimester (or, …

Continue reading Running Through The Second Trimester

Prioritization & Refreshment

Last October 2013, I looked forward on my Google calendar to September and October 2014 and put a 2-month-long “appointment” titled “Do not overbook! Fall = favorite season!” As fall approached this year, I noticed my calendar filling up. Everything I marked down for those 2 months was good: a high-profile talk, a field conference & debut of a mobile device …

Continue reading Prioritization & Refreshment

Home alone – with a toddler

This week, my husband is on travel and I am home along with our daughter.  This presents both a challenge and the opportunity for great fun, as this week will be the longest time we've been apart since the babe was born. On the fun side of things, we’ve eaten our - ok, my - …

Continue reading Home alone – with a toddler

Keeping it real

Keeping it real in response to @LaurenFleshman's challenge to women to celebrate their "real" bodies - wiggles, wobbles, and all. It can be a real challenge to reveal our bodies at anything less than their best and to recognize beauty no matter what form we take.  So, here's my post-run photo submission. Women & men: celebrate …

Continue reading Keeping it real

New Year Philosophies

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, goals & resolutions are a hot topic as each year begins.  As I reflect on 2013, I know I spent the year “getting back” into many things, including running and academia.  The year was pretty hectic for me, and culminated in an emotional whirlwind of a holiday season during which …

Continue reading New Year Philosophies