Category Archives: Family

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 →

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 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 →

A Little Bit of Life

Oh hi. I exist. TGC has been quiet lately. I was doing okay at least getting my training updates posted, but even those have fallen by the way side the last couple of weeks. We’ve had a lot of life stuff happening right now that has been very consuming. At the end Read more →

IMCHOO Training Week Three

Another week down. Another week of training complete. Another week of school complete. Only 22 more weeks until Chattanooga and only nine weeks until summer break. Not that I’m counting or anything… This week, again, did not go perfectly. Parenting and life took precedent, which is fine. It was a Read more →

The Truth About Postpartum Depression

There was no doubt in my mind that having a baby wasn’t going to be easy. The funny part is Ellie is an easy baby. She is so good, so happy, so sweet and perfect. I truly feel so lucky. The hardest part, honestly, was me. Now don’t get me 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 →

Time Closes In

Today is Monday. It is my last Monday home. It’s my last week of maternity leave and I’m definitely feeling the squeeze. It’s so bittersweet. I am ready to see my co-workers and students, get back to some semblance of normalcy. But the idea of leaving Ellie all day is Read more →