Get Ready: Let’s hike Mt. Whitney!

I am excited to be planning to hike Mt. Whitney this August! Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the contiguous 48 states, reaching 14,505 feet elevation, and is a major "bucket list" item for many hikers. I am so lucky to get a chance to climb this peak: One of my friends from college drew a permit and invited me to join her group. How to prepare for this adventure? The two biggest challenges I see a major need to train for are 1) the time on my feet (12-14 hours hiking is a long time!) and 2) to be walking on an unstable surface for that length of time/distance.

What is pelvic physical therapy?

I first met with a pelvic floor PT a few years after having my second child, and only after I was in so much pain I could barely walk, much less run. I should have visited one much sooner, as I suffered extreme pubic symphysis dysfunction. I could easily ‘click’ my pubic symphysis joint in …

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5 Strategies for Returning to Running Postpartum

It makes sense that each return to running will have it’s own unique twists and turns.

It makes sense that each return to running will have it’s own unique twists and turns. Try not to compare to previous pregnancies, those of friends or family, or those you see on social media. When you get tired, rest. Have a snack. Don’t beat yourself up because you opted to prioritize sleep instead of pushing to get an early morning run when you’re starved for rest. Laugh at yourself when things go wonky (they will), and remember that your running should support, compliment, and encourage your whole life. 

Have fun! Forgive yourself for your stumbles, and learn from them. Move forward wiser, stronger, and more resilient.

I am going to race!

I checked my email just after 6AM after finishing my morning run on a Tuesday a few weeks ago and was greeted by a message with subject line blaring Pikes Peak Ascent Registration Confirmation. My first thought was, what kind of spam is this? Then, after checking my text messages, I realized that my brother …

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Extended Nursing & Co-sleeping in the Time of COVID

t I am constantly surprised by how each pregnancy, babyhood, and now toddlerhood is unique. Some things I thought I would never do (breastfeed for much more than a year, regular cosleeping) is the perfect fit for this time of life and this child. It is a humbling reminder that life is fluid, circumstances are fluid, and we as people are best when we can bend and flow with the changes that life brings.

10 Years of Bun on the Run!

I wrote my first blog post here 10 years ago. I had qualified for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials, was a newly signed Brooks athlete, and found out I was pregnant just over a month before the race. I was having a rough first trimester and was looking for running mother inspiration - check …

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Holiday Book Gifts – and a Quick Catch Up

Hello Readers - and Runners! It's been a minute since I last wrote about running progress. The fall has been exceptionally busy, full of a new school, a toddler in day care, and of course, being on tenderhooks with an ongoing pandemic. First: I published a book with Mountain Press! Hooray! Colorado Rocks: A Guide …

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Running…at almost one year postpartum

Over the past few months, I have been working slowly on returning to running after having baby #3 on year ago last May. This spring has been a series of starts and stops, far from the consistency I usually work towards. What has been consistent is that I am making progress towards running farther and …

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