This is what I look like three months after having my second daughter.
Hello, old friends. It’s been more than three years since we last met this way. I’ve had a couple of babies since then. They are great and all, but I’ve missed you.
The last time I trained with any consistency was when I was seven months pregnant with my first daughter. She’s now two-and-a-half years old. And while some little person now calls me “mom”, I promise not to turn this blog into something it’s not.
I've been running outside all winter for a couple of years. Traction devices help get me through.
I hate the treadmill with the white hot passion of a thousand suns. And before I was informed about running outside in the winter safely, I would slog along on the dreadmill for countless boring miles each winter. Continue reading
After this week's long run, I made the hubby and I homemade lattes.
I don’t want to say my husband (fiance at the time) was glad I got hurt while training for the Racine 70.3 Ironman triathlon earlier this year. But I do think he was glad to get our time together back.
Endurance training takes up a lot of time. A lot of that training time eats into our couple time. Continue reading
Just before the halfway point, Sue (right) and I are having a blast and running strong. (2011)
In January 0f 2011, I ran my first half marathon… on a cold and windy day… in Chicago. And I loved every minute of it.
It was the race’s 2nd annual running, and I immediately became a fan of the race that’s known as F^3 (or, F***ing Freezing Frozen Lake Half Marathon). Continue reading
Two reasons to celebrate: 1. Chocolate. 2. I made it to the finish, narrowly missing another running injury.
I had high hopes for Kirsten Ankenbrand’s first run. Her first race was the Hot Chocolate 5K — a short one, because, well, she’s a new runner and the maiden version of herself was still working back up in mileage after May’s injury. Continue reading
The dog and I pause for a photo during our night-time run.
More than once I’ve driven along Lake Shore Drive after 9 p.m. and, seeing a few runners scattered about the path, wondered, “Who are these crazy people? Don’t they know it’s almost bed time?”
That was before tonight, obviously, when I was one of those crazies. Continue reading
This is one confident new bicyclist! (youtube.com)
Maybe you’ve seen the viral video posted on YouTube – it’s of a boy who rode his bike by himself for the first time.
He struggles for how to describe it.
“I feel… I feel… I feel… I feel… I feel happy of myself,” he exclaims. Continue reading