Motherhood and Finding Balance

When I think about motherhood, for me, it is all about balance. For those of you that are new to my page, I like to juggle a lot. My plate, like yours, is full. I’m a mom to a vibrant 6 year-old and married to an active duty service member. Let’s just say that we move around the country quite a bit….too often for my taste. And, I also have a wonderful social work career serving the military families in {Read More}

Race Recap: 2017 Rock the Parkway

When we moved to Kansas this year, I decided to sign up for the Heartland Race Series. The series consists of three half marathons over the course of five weeks, 2017 Rock the Parkway, the Garmin Half Marathon, and the Running with the Cows. This would allow me to cross off Kansas and Missouri from my unofficial running bucket list. Plus, I really wanted to find my running mojo this year. When I first started my blog, I ran ALL {Read More}

2017 Road Runner Sports Craft Classic – Coming Soon!

Disclaimer:  I am currently a Race Ambassador for the Craft Classic Race Series and an affiliate for Road Runner Sports. In 2016, Road Runner Sports hosted the inaugural Craft Classic race series in San Diego, Phoenix, and Atlanta.  Due to their success, the Craft Classic is officially back for 2017!  Last summer, I had a blast during my birthday weekend getaway to San Diego and sincerely hope to be able to make it to another race in 2017 – not {Read More}

prAna Review & Discount: Let’s #spring4prAna!

Disclaimer:  prAna Review & Discount ahead! Thanks to my partnership with Fit Approach, I’m ready to #spring4prAna!  I received my choice of a top and bottom from prAna for review.  All opinions expressed are my own.   It’s no secret that I love prAna!  A few years ago, my first exposure occurred through a review opportunity with Fit Approach {check out this review here}.  Over the years, I have incorporated more of their clothing into my wardrobe.  I love that I {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}

Why YOU should run a 2017 ZOOMA race!

The ZOOMA Women’s Race series is one of the very first races that took me on as an ambassador in 2012.  It’s pretty hard to believe that this blog is quickly approaching its 5th birthday!  And, ZOOMA Annapolis is approaching it’s 10th birthday!  So far, I participated in the ZOOMA Annapolis Half marathon three times and the 10k for the first time this past June.  Since I didn’t recap my 2016 race, I thought I would share why I believe it’s {Read More}

Goodbye 2016

It’s hard to believe that the year is coming to a close. Yet, I’m happy to say goodbye 2016. This year was filled with the loss of a loved one that impacted me in more ways that I would like to admit. And, our family moved to Kansas to take on new jobs.  This led to the other significant loss of leaving behind our home in West Point and the family and friends nearby. Yet, with loss, comes new experiences. As {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}