Category Archives: Recap

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 – Iron Girl Syracuse 2016

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Iron Girl. My very first triathlon back in 2012. This was my fourth time standing on the beach and crossing the finish line of this race and it felt amazing all over again. Ellie went with me to pre-race check in on Saturday. She loved it. I had a great 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 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 →

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 →

A Little Pep In My Step

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Exhaustion. It’s real. Babies are hard. Not sleeping is hard. I haven’t slept through a full night since I was like 20 weeks pregnant. I just can’t life anymore, you guys. Some days I have to choose order of importance for things to accomplish in my day. I wish napping 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 →

HDBD Week 34

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The light at the end of the tunnel, I see it. I need it. Basically every person at work stops me in the hallways to tell me I look tired, swollen, uncomfortable, in pain, am waddling, am walking so slow and awkwardly, insert anything about how shitty I look. I’ve Read more →

Workouts, House Work, and Actual Work

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Monday. Hi. Back to the grind I suppose. Two weeks of school down, eight more to go until I head out on leave. Must survive. Because third trimester exhaustion is definitely worse than first. I guess I’ll start with a workout recap since it’ll be short. I did two miles Read more →

Renovating My Normal

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I’m writing this from what feels like a state of pure exhaustion. If it makes no sense, that’s definitely why. My first week back to full time work was tough. It’s always an adjustment. Throw in being super duper pregnant and by Thursday I thought I was dying. I was Read more →