A prescription for naps and massages

I had another appointment last week with my osteopath as I continue to try to recover from having pleurisy almost a year ago.  It is incredible the things that she has figured out that my conventional doctors would have never asked me about and definitely never attributed my pleurisy too.  As I mentioned in my [...]

And the winners are…

This post may not be as exciting as reading about the Oscars’ winners, but hopefully it makes a few people happy The winners of the 2013-2014 Winter 100 Challenge are…. The Nuun sample pack goes to Holly H. The Energy Bits sample pack goes to Christine K. The ProCompression socks go to Jamie M. The [...]

The Winter 100 Challenge is almost over!


The Winter 100 Challenge ends on Friday (February 28) so hurry up send me your training log! It has been so wonderful to have so many participants again this year.  I love that some of you have done the challenge for the third year in a row! A huge thank you to all of our sponsors! [...]

Pleurisy and osteopathic treatment

Grad school, kids and life have been keeping me quite busy lately, but I finally have an update. Last April, after experiencing really extreme pain in my back wrapping around to my chest, I was diagnosed with pleurisy (inflammation in the lining of my lung).  The pulmonary specialist I went to put me on a [...]

I’m still here!

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I intended to take a short blogging break over the holidays, but my break went on longer than planned after my grad classes started last week.  I spent the first half of the week feeling completely overwhelmed by the amount of work I had to get done in just the first week.  How was I [...]

A short running break and P90X3


With the holidays coming up, I haven’t been able to find much time for blogging – especially now that this guy is getting busier by the day. It’s hard to believe it, but he’s going to turn 1 in just a few days! I cannot seem to figure out where the past year has gone.  [...]

Turkey Trot 5K race recap and the Winter 100 Challenge


Last week, we ran the informal Turkey Trot 5K in our neighborhood on Thanksgiving morning.  It’s not an official race, but it has become a fun neighborhood tradition over the past few years.  Last year, I “ran” the race while 30-something weeks pregnant and it took me about 37 minutes.  Not terrible considering that I [...]