Cora Lillian – A Birth Story

Cora Lillian Fields was born Tuesday, November 7, 2017  She was born at 8:25am, 6lbs 8oz, 20.5″ long via RCS/failed VBAC Monday 11/6, 3:45am- I woke up from my dead sleep to the discernible click of Ellie opening her bedroom door. “Mommy? Daddy?” I roll out of bed, find her Read more →

Nearing the End

  I made it! I made it to 37 weeks! Third time’s the charm. Or something like that. Again, I’m bad about posting. I finally gave up running at 32 weeks. I could have kept going, but I missed a full weekend and knew it’d be hard to pick up Read more →

A Long Overdue Update

Hi. I’m here. Sort of. Life got really busy there for a bit and obviously isn’t going to let up anytime soon. My job situation changed drastically this year. I’m still at the same school district, but things got rocky for a bit. I was working a split position, half Read more →

A Weekly Recap of Sorts

I used to weekly recaps. Remember those days? Yeah, me too. Childless, working out to my hearts content, having time to sit and write. My goodness, life does change. Pregnancy is throwing a minor wrinkle into workouts. Besides limiting what I can do, for how long, how hard, how fast, Read more →

A Belly Running

You’d think since I’m on summer break I’d have more time. Somehow I always feel busy, even if I’m not. I think that might just be called parenting. I don’t always know what I’m doing though, so don’t hold me to anything I have to say. I’m chugging along. At Read more →

Race Recap – Swamp Rat Races 5k

Another race down. Pregnant me is plodding right along. After having what felt like a seriously craptastic race at the BASE Race this year, I wanted to find something flat to redeem myself. Luck would have it that two weeks later there would be a nice flat 5k only two Read more →

4 Tips for Running Pregnant

So despite being big, like big big already, I’m still chugging along more days than not. Running while pregnant is hard. I see people excel at it much more so than I, but I still get out there. I’ve been running for 17 years now, and yet, in the words Read more →

Race Recap: BASE Race 5k 2017

I’ve run a lot of 5k’s over the years. A lot of them. Some hard, some easy, some PR’s, some not. I’ve run the BASE Race three times now that I got this year under my belt. Twice I’ve done the 5k and once the 10k. It’s a difficult race, Read more →

I’m Alive, I Swear

Hi. I exist. Mostly. I have four academic weeks of school left, six total weeks until I’m off for summer break. That’s 21 teaching days. Then regents week, which is actually a week and half, then summer. But who’s keeping track. Obviously, I never showed up to the Syracuse Half. Read more →

Clearing My Head Space

Caution; verbal diarrhea ahead. Ugh. Bleh. Humph. My training for Syracuse Half is a big thumbs down right now. Number of long runs accomplished- one. Only one long run in four weeks. I got sick. AGAIN. I NEVER get sick, yet I’ve basically spent the last month and half snotting, Read more →