Finding time (and energy) to run isn't as easy as it once was, but I wouldn't have it any other way! :)

One of the things I love most about running is the challenge – both mental and physical. There are countless ways to continually challenge yourself whether it’s by increasing your speed or distance, changing up your route or adjusting to changes in your external environment — a new baby, for example! I’ve run several half marathons over […]

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I think it’s safe to say this is my favorite race. We’ve run it the past three years (2014 recap, 2015 recap), even driving up to DC from NC this year and last! It’s worth it. This year, William joined us! What’s so great about it? Besides being very well-run and organized from start to […]

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Our baby boy arrived on June 8th! I’m grateful to have had a fast labor and delivery without complications, and to have welcomed a happy, healthy little boy into the world. Mike and I have been soaking up all the special moments over the past two months, and can’t believe how much William has grown […]

38 weeks - home stretch (Lululemon run swiftly and Align pants)

It’s been awhile! My last run was the Chick-fil-A Races Series: Ella’s 5K on March 19th when I was 28 weeks pregnant. I didn’t plan on that being my last run. I felt really good during and after the 5K with my run/walk combination. So what happened? I don’t really know. The weather wasn’t great […]

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Since many races occur in March and April, I seem to now associate races with the kick-off to spring! After our weekend travel plans changed at the last minute, we decided to run the Chick-fil-A® 5K and 10K in North Raleigh, part of the Chick-fil-A® Connect Race Series. Officially called “Ella’s Race” in memory of […]

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Free mini doughnuts! A big draw for the Sola Hot Mini 5K. You might be wondering what I was thinking. Seven months pregnant and registered for a 5K. What I’ve learned over the past 7 months is that things can change weekly, even daily, and it’s important to be flexible and adaptable. Being a planner, […]

My first track run

My plan to document my workouts in hopes of providing motivation didn’t exactly work as I’d thought it would. I am realizing that it’s hard to set a work out plan during pregnancy. This isn’t like marathon training. I’m listening to my body and not putting pressure on myself to exercise. If I don’t feel […]

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Almost five months and halfway through! It’s amazing how time is flying. Last Sunday, I realized running will be a lot different. I felt so much pressure on my bladder; it was pretty uncomfortable! And as I was running, thinking about the nearest bathroom, I realized there aren’t too many options on my current route. […]

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I didn’t run a whole lot during my first trimester due to nausea and fatigue. I listened to my body and rested A LOT. When I was able to get out running, I was surprised how different it felt. The runs I did get in felt good – I felt like myself. But my pace […]

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After a long blogging hiatus, I’m back. And with some exciting news! We’re expecting a baby in June! I had planned on taking a break from the blog. I started this blog in 2013 to chronicle training for my/our first marathon. Over the course of those four months of training, my husband, brother and I […]