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}

Friday Five: Looking Back a Decade

Today, I’m linking up with the Friday Five crew, Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney for a post that takes you and shares what I was up to ten years ago.  Looking back a decade sounded like too much fun to pass up and a great opportunity to reminisce…. It’s honestly so hard to believe how much has changed in those ten years of life.  I graduated from college in Rhode Island, worked as a paralegal until I moved across the country from Connecticut {Read More}

“Run Like a Mother. It’s Who We Are. It’s What We Do.”

Disclaimer: The Run Like a Mother race series provided me with the t-shirt and tote bag as well as an additional shirt and tote bag for the giveaway. I was not provided with additional compensation for this post. As always, all opinions are my own. Two weeks after the birth of my daughter, my husband deployed to Iraq.  Bogged down by the overwhelming task of being a first time mom and without my right hand man, I trudged back to work {Read More}


Fresh out of graduate school, I was overly optimistic that I too could change the world.  Receiving your master’s in social work has a way of doing that to you.  Yet, one year later, I was burnt out.  I barely felt as though I knew who I was or why I went into the field of social work in the first place.  But, my last day working at Child Protective Services was also the very day that I found out {Read More}

My #1 Challenge…

You might think that my #1 challenge right now is training for my marathon. Well…. while that certainly a challenge, I have something else that is mentally zapping me these days.  It’s my career. I know I don’t often talk about my work but since moving to West Point, NY, I have finally felt the pressures of being a military spouse and juggling my career.  Over the past few years, I have been fortunate enough to continue working with the {Read More}

Here goes nothing… The start of Lisa Runs for Cupcakes

Here goes nothing…  The start of Lisa Runs for Cupcakes I know that there are tons of running, fitness, and healthy living blogs out there.  But for me, a blog sounds like the perfect way to make sure that I hold myself accountable to my running and fitness goals.  I hope that this blog will light enough of a fire to keep me running. So a little about me… The past 18 months were a whirlwind complete with: – the {Read More}