Category Archives: Goals

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 →

Race Report – Mini Mussel 2016

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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 →

IMCHOO Training Week Four

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This week was the longest week EVER. I’m certain someone slipped an extra day or two into it somewhere. I mean, I was questioning my sanity on my drive to work Friday morning because I was sure it couldn’t possibly still be a week day and that I should still 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 →

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 →

Weekly Win

Parenting. Nailed it. Minus the fact that she's awake, but still!

Oh my gosh. You guys. I worked out five times this week. FIVE TIMES. I mean,  I use the term “workout” loosely. It’s all relative. But five days this week I attempted something.  Monday I hopped on the treadmill with a two mile workout in mind. Walk a quarter mile warm 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 →

Postpartum Ironman Training Plan

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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 →

Life As I Don’t Know It

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It’s Monday here in Zombieland. I’m tired. Sleep is difficult and short lived. Baby is needy a lot. My needs go by the wayside sometimes. But I guess that’s just the way it works now. I’m two weeks postpartum today and trying to learn a new normal. New way of Read more →

Five Postpartum Holiday Survival Strategies

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Ho Ho Ho holiday season. It has descended upon us. You know what’s going to be really difficult this holiday season? Being newly postpartum. It’s not a secret pregnancy has been hard on me physically and mentally. I’m less than thrilled with my weigh gain, the amount of stretch marks Read more →