I did it. I ran 26.2 miles. I’m a marathoner! As I wrote in June, until very recently I revered marathon runners with a sense of awe. Even as a seasoned competitive runner, I feared the marathon. I enjoyed my sweet spot – the half marathon – along with 5ks, 10ks, and even 15ks. But,
The sun is setting long before bedtime and soon I’ll probably be dropping off and picking the girls up from school in the dark. Winter is coming. But that’s not what I mean when I say I’m excited that the days are getting shorter. I’m referring to the expression The Days Are Long But The
We moms know that not much else compares to feeling like you have your sh*t together. Those periods of time where you feel relatively balanced and you’re able to tell yourself, “I’ve got this!” To be honest, it’s a feeling I’m not quite used to having, but am enjoying right now. Maybe sometimes you just have to hit your
On Saturday, I’ll be joining more than 15,000 other runners, taking on the streets of Hartford during the EverSource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon. For the sake of clarity, I’ll be running the half. This will be my second year running this race, yet it will feel both as special and as nerve-wracking as last year.
Change is not always easy. It can also be complex – both scary and exciting, and it can certainly take you by surprise. I’m not always the best at dealing with change. I often think back to the circumstances surrounding the birth of my youngest daughter. I had a c-section with my first-born and was bound
Peace. It’s quietness, aloneness. It’s peace and quiet. It’s also contentment and love. It’s watching my girls put their heads together, use their imaginations and deem that the blue tile in our dining room is now their ice skating rink. Peace. They are building ‘Elsa Castles’ out of the blocks I played with as a
As I prepare to write this, I am fantasizing about rocking the fetal position under my desk, or perhaps taking a sick day and hiding under soft covers instead. I live in a rather ironic balancing act between being an extreme introvert and yet being passionately called to roles that put me in front of
On Monday I went for my annual mammogram. Not my favorite thing, but it’s necessary, right? The tech asked me the usual questions: weight, dietary habits, date of last period… The first two were easy, but the last question threw me a bit – and the answer, two years ago, still surprises me a little.
People ask a lot of irritating questions while you’re pregnant. “How are you feeling?” is pretty bad, but the one that really rattled me was, “Are you ready?” Yes, our house was stuffed full of baby gear, we had completed our childbirth classes, and I had read every “10 Things Nobody Tells You About Parenthood”