Category Archives: Family

Race Report – Empire State Marathon

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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

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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

Can you spy the poop bits on her and the seat straps?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 →

Oh Baby, Oh!

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I haven’t been great at getting updates or posts up lately. Despite still being on maternity leave, time escapes me. Ellie turned two months old on Saturday. She turned nine weeks old on Monday. She had a doctors appointment this week and weighed in at 10lbs 2oz and is 22″ Read more →

Sleeping and Walking

From last Monday. A work in progress.

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 →