Find your Summer Confidence with Speedo

Disclosure:  Today’s post is a sponsored conversation by Speedo USA.  I received Speedo products as compensation.  All opinions regarding the Speedo swimsuits are my own. In 2010, I founded this blog as a space to talk about my postpartum journey and rekindled love of running.  And, as I worked harder and harder on my running, I realized that my core was still incredibly weak and things were not going back to the way they were pre-pregnancy.  Long story short, I ended up finding {Read More}

February 2017 Update

How is it already February 2017?  Mid-February at that!  I swear, it is getting harder and harder to carve out space to sit down and write out my thoughts on my blog these days.  Don’t get me wrong.  Life is full.  Full of wonderful things like digging into a training plan {finally!}, spending time with family and friends, and spending lots of time at my wonderfully fulfilling and equally exhausting job. Yet, life is also full of uncertainty.  I feel {Read More}

Exploring Missouri: Weston Bend State Park

Last weekend, we finally adventured out to Weston Bend State Park.  Weston Bend State Park is located is the Platte County city of Weston, Missouri and covers 1,133.08 acres. The park provides scenic views of the Missouri River, trails for hiking and biking, picnicking facilities, and a campground. Weston Bend State Park – Paved Trails We opted to check out one of the paved trails during this visit since Cora wanted to bike with Jake using her Piccolo from Burley. {Read More}

The Magic of Running with My Daughter!

Apple picking and hayrides, visiting the Metropolitan Museum, or snagging a picture with a princess at Disney surely bring smiles to the face of a child. Yet, one of the most wonderful ways I get to see my daughter smile, the big, goofy, toothless, ear to ear smile, is while running. Part of me always hoped that she would have an interest in running together. Yet, I never expected it to start so soon. I Love Running with My Daughter! Back in {Read More}

How to Plan Your Race Calendar: The 5 W’s and a Peek into 2017

As in life, there are seasons to running and racing. In 2016, running took a back seat as I only participated in two races. For me, that is an incredibly low number, especially compared to my #runalltheraces years of 2012 and 2013! Since I am now feeling pretty settled in Kansas, I figured it was high time to start planning my 2017 race calendar. Moving to a new area makes planning a race schedule a little tricky with all of {Read More}

October 2016 Update

I can’t believe it is mid-October!  Where does time go these days? Work consumed most of September since I had a few major events.  So, when October rolled around, it was a natural step back from weekend work and add more play!  Although, I will fully admit that I am so exhausted by all the travel. First up, California!  We traveled to Newport Beach for a wedding.  Cora was the ever adorable flower girl!  And, since we were so close {Read More}

Blogging? Running? Where this space stands.

Once upon a time, I ran a blog on a regular basis.  Yep, all kidding aside, this move to Kansas has kicked me in the pants in more ways that I probably would like to admit. First off, blogging has certainly taken a back seat.  I thought about stopping the blog and social media but it is really hard for me to step away from it completely.  I really am still amazed by how many amazing people I have connected {Read More}

Burley #MothersOfNature: Finding Routines

This post is sponsored by Burley as part of their #MothersOfNature program. As a Burley #MothersOfNature Ambassador, I received free products from Burley.  All opinions are my own.  Burley is an industry leader in recreational transport gear.  From running strollers to bike trailers, Burley makes it easy for parents to spend more time outdoors with their families by creating products that make the experience fun, seamless, safe and unique.  Back in May, I featured my first article as a #MothersOfNature Ambassador.  And, {Read More}

Change is the Only Constant: Summer Update

Summer is vanishing before my eyes.  Back in April, I shared a bit about my upcoming plans in this post here.  How is it that all of that is already behind me?  It is absolutely incredible to think that I am closing in on my third month of living in Kansas.  I haven’t been very active on my blog or on social media because LIFE HAPPENS folks.  Here’s a quick rundown of the craziness of the past three months. I {Read More}

2016 Summer Update!

Oh my word, I almost forgot how to write a blog post.  I can’t believe it’s almost the end of June.  This past month has been a whirlwind.  To rewind a bit, here is a post I wrote pre-move about my thoughts.  So, let’s catch you up with a little summer update! Back in May, I flew out to Kansas to start my new job.  After working in Kansas for a week, I flew home for two weeks of vacation.  Not exactly {Read More}