Road races are popping up everywhere, which makes me pretty happy. The me from eight years ago would have hated that the me of now just made that statement. At the risk of sounding super corny, running has changed my life. OK, I would have hated that I made both of those statements. Now, I… Read More PRs Are Very Personal
When is a vacation not always a vacation? When you bring your three children! Vacationing with young children can be a difficult and daunting task. This weekend my family embarked on our first mini-vaca of the season. This was our first official summer vacation with all three girls. We took a long weekend to Cape… Read More Vacation?
Running seems to be a theme for me lately, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I participated in my very first 5k on Sunday. It wasn’t exactly my idea. I don’t really like to exercise that much, and when I do, I prefer gentle exercise like yoga or Pilates. All that jumping around… Read More The Finish Line
This year the theme of my Mother’s Day gift guide is Less Blender, More Bling. Mom can go out and buy her own food processor, but there’s something about treating her to something special, or something totally unexpected. Something that tells her that she’s not just a mom, but she’s a super fantastic rockstar of a gal and… Read More Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
If there is one thing I have learned from the senseless and incomprehensible events that unfolded at this year’s Boston Marathon, it is this- Runners are resilient. Runners help other runners. In the face of great tragedy and trauma, runners run on to let the world know that they are unstoppable. That no matter what you do,… Read More Another Mother Runner- Running for Boston
Alternative Title: Why I ran a race I knew I’d lose. I’ve got some serious perfectionistic tendencies when it comes to motherhood. In my head I’m some kind of modern-day working June Cleaver. Nutritious meals cooked daily, family time chock full of wholesome activities, and parties worth re-pinning. Some of that does actually happen…but so… Read More Building Self-Efficacy
Back in the day, I was long and lean and danced my butt off in the studio 6 days a week, 5 hours a day. I never had to worry about putting anything in my mouth, and prided myself on being the girl who doused her movie theater popcorn in butter and ate cheese fries after… Read More Run, Dena, Run!
Have you even run a race sponsored by the Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF)? I have! I’ve run dozens in fact and my PR (personal record) is on their Old Wethersfield 5k course! They are a great organization and have expanded their programming to include Youth Running Races. What a great idea! The HMF’s Youth Running… Read More Youth Running Races!