Parenting is hard…

I know… duh, right? Most people have an idea that being a parent isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, even if they don’t have kids of their own. But man, being right in the middle of a terrible two toddler phase really makes you think… how am I supposed to do this and not go insane/cry/give up … Continue reading

2016 Half Marathon Journey So Far

2016 Half Marathon Journey So Far

Today, I ran my third half-marathon of the year, and managed to break two hours for the first time since having my daughter 11 months ago. I wasn’t expecting this to be my first sub-2 half, but when I arrived at the start line, I saw they offered pace groups. Since I ran my last … Continue reading

Running and Life Updates

January is always a depressing time. The holidays are over, it’s cold and grey, and it seems to always be dark outside. Personally, I have been battling slight depression for the past few weeks since my mother flew back home to the UK. She was here for four weeks, and when she left I missed … Continue reading

Family Photo Fun

My mum is visiting at the moment from the UK. She arrived on December 10th and is flying home this week. While she was here, my babysitter/photographer friend Joy came over to take some photos of Rose and her Granny. Joy is one of my best friends and a truly wonderful person. I’m lucky that she … Continue reading

Happy New Year! Here are my goals…

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here. More than a year has passed, and a lot has happened. Now, in 2016, I want to start posting here more frequently to help me keep track of my goals and post my random thoughts. Here’s what happened in 2015: I became a mother for the … Continue reading

That Guilty Feeling

That Guilty Feeling

I woke up at 5:13 this morning to go running (because I run Thursdays), but instead I am sitting here drinking a cup of tea and listening to the radio. Deep down, I know that taking a break this morning is the right thing for my body and my baby. But that doesn’t stop me … Continue reading

Here Comes Trouble!

Here Comes Trouble!

Hey guys! First of all, thanks so much for the wonderful comments and congratulations on my last post! It’s been a couple of weeks but I’m hanging in there and feeling good! Last week we had the 20-week ultrasound and discovered that our baby is a girl! I always wanted a girl so I was … Continue reading

These last few months…

It’s been months since my last post. When I started this blog I had images of me writing every few days, or at least once a week. And for a while, I did it! But then, some stuff happened that kind of changed my life, and I lost touch with my blog. But I want … Continue reading

30 days of what now?

30 days of what now?

So lately it seems like I’m surrounded by 30-day challenges. First came the ab challenge that seems to have taken the country by storm. I meant to do that one, really I did. But then I….. didn’t. I know a couple of people participating in the June 30-day ab challenge (guess it’s over now, hey!), … Continue reading

Long Lost

Long Lost

I suck. It’s been a reeeeeeeeeally long time since I posted. I tend to do this. I had a blog once before–primarily a recipe blog–and I posted faithfully once a week or so for the first few months, and then it just died out. I tend to start things out with plenty of enthusiasm, but … Continue reading