Category Archives: Life

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Life As I Don’t Know It

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 →

Eleanor’s Birth Story

Eleanor Anna Fields was born on Monday, November 16 2015 at 3:28 am via emergency c-section, 33 hours after my water broke. She weighed 6lbs 3oz and was 19.5″ long. She is perfect and beautiful and we are totally in love. Friday, November 13th we had a doctor’s appointment. Our Read more →

Five Postpartum Holiday Survival Strategies

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 →