Category Archives: Determination

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 →

Race Report – Empire State Marathon

The marathon. My first full marathon. All 26.2 miles of it. When I made the tearful decision to withdraw from Ironman Chattanooga I knew I needed something else to throw at myself in it’s place. Nothing will ever change how I feel about my Ironman dream, but a full marathon Read more →

Race Report – Mini Mussel 2016

Race- Mini Mussel Sprint Triathlon When- July 9th, 2016 Where- Geneva, New York Hosted By- Score This!!! So I’ve mentioned a few times (here, here, here again) how hectic and crazy my life is right now. Musselman weekend totally snuck up on me. I have no idea how race week Read more →

A Week Of Perfect Runs

Have the weeks felt really long lately, or is it just me? Not only do the weeks themselves feel long, but the days have been dragging too. Time feels like it’s just crawling right now. Maybe it’s because I’m dug back into work for good finally or because we have Read more →

Accepting When You Miss A Workout

I’m off work this week and had grand plans for my workouts. But you know what? Life still happens. Even though Rob is home during the day and I could work out at times that I prefer, I made a point to stick to my “schedule” and still do all Read more →

Postpartum Body Image

Let’s talk some real talk here for a minute. Prior to getting pregnant I was always fairly lean. I’ve always worked out and eaten more or less healthy, minus the amount of cheese I consume. However, I’ve been a weight yo-yo’er my whole life. When I got pregnant I was Read more →

Sleeping and Walking

Holy exhausted, Batman. Not sleeping through the night really catches up with you after a while. And prior to having baby, I wasn’t exactly sleeping either, because there is no sleeping when your enormously pregnant. I haven’t had a real, full night’s sleep in months. I can feel it all Read more →

Postpartum Ironman Training Plan

Look. Look at this. I got to workout. Sort of. I got cleared to walk at my appointment last week, so walking I am. Thank goodness we got a treadmill. I’ve walked on it a few times since I was told I could and my legs are so happy to Read more →

She Believed She Could

Oh heyyyy, Friday. What’s shakin? I haven’t been very good at getting Friday posts up lately. Time seems to escape me more often than not. It moves so fast every day, but the actual days themselves tick by oh so slowly. I’m off work today and heading into another doctors Read more →

As Summer Comes To A Close

Oh, summer. I am so sad to see you go. Really I only work two days this week. I have conference days Wednesday and Thursday then we’re off until we get students on the following Tuesday, but I’m only like half ready. My classroom is not set up at all Read more →