The Surprises of Race Day


It’s Friday. I’m awake and the time on my clock starts with a “4” so you can just pretend it’s whatever time you want it to be for me. I have to work today writing curriculum, I need to help Rob with our whole house closet renovation endeavor we started Read more →

HDBD Week 21


This week is brought to you by my amazing husband! While I was off playing in Chicago over the weekend he painted and tidied up the nursery, as well as installed a new ceiling fan and surprised me with it when I came home. We have a couple other pictures Read more →

Tri Talk Tuesday – Hot Weather Workout Tips


It’s hot outside. Really hot. I don’t know where you live, but right now where I am it’s mid 90’s and humid as all get out, which means our heat index is well above the actual temperature. And we don’t have central air, so it’s a lot of ew here Read more →

Traipsing, Appointments, and Workouts All Around


Monday, oiy, I am tired. Let’s work last week backwards, shall we? I spent all weekend gallivanting around Chicago with my Junebugs for the Second Annual Gathering of the Hags. It’s a group of women I originally met on an online forum with a single connecting factor; we were all Read more →

Recipe Round Up – Creamy Chicken Veggie Pasta with a Kick


It’s no secret I’m not much in the kitchen. I can cook a few essentials. I know how to make all the basics and I have about half a dozen real recipes in my repertoire. I’m pretty useless at baking because it’s too precise, but cooking I can manage if Read more →

HDBD Week 20


Over the hump, yeehaw! I am officially 20 weeks and 3 days along. Assuming little girl comes on time we’re over half way there. I love being on the down side of this pregnancy and am getting very excited to just have baby here instead of progressively turning into a Read more →

Half Baked… Baby


I may have missed my recap last week. Despite being on summer break we’ve been staying pretty busy. Last week I was still in pain from hurting my ankle.  I had a difficult time doing much, but I did get to the gym a couple of times for some weight Read more →

HDBD – 19 Weeks


Oof, nineteen weeks. Sooooo close to that halfway point. Baby size- Mango! My size- Blehhhhhhhhh. I’m uncomfortable. My roundness is not comfortable. I went about thee or four weeks without gaining any weight but that changed this past week. Oops. Sorry body. My busted ankle really put a damper on Read more →

Tri Talk Tuesday – Gear To Get You Aero

It’s Tuesday. The sun is shining and birds are singing. July is half way over some how already, but that’s okay. Tuesday means one thing, my favorite thing, Tri Talk Tuesday! Today we’re chatting aerodynamics. When you talk about aerodynamics in triathlon it’s primarily centered around the bike portion, although aerodynamics Read more →

A Promise To My Daughter


It’s been a full week now since I stumbled off my deck stairs and destroyed my ankle. I never did make it to a doctor because I know full well it’s soft tissue damage and will have me off running for the next three to four weeks minimum. I’m currently Read more →