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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Active moms! Collecting your best tips & tricks for exercise while pregnant and postpartum!

Runner and active moms! I need your help! I'm in search of your best advice to new moms or newly pregnant women who are active, and are hoping to stay that way! I have my own list of good practices, but I would LOVE to hear from you about what worked for you (or didn't …

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How do you choose a race?

I recently sent out a survey asking for information on how people have enjoyed their recent races. Findings from that survey (which is still open!) are: Most popular months to race: 1) September, 2) August, 3) October Least favorite month to race: 1) January, 2) February, 3) March Most popular distance to race: Marathon & Ultras …

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Race Experience Data Visualization – I need your data!

Runners! I write here mostly about running, however, a huge part of me is also a data scientist. Geologist by training, I now run a software company, Think Ubiquitous. We make modular data analytic software packages for all kinds of purposes: many have to do with hydrology, geology, and natural resources, but also look at …

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