Body after baby #2

There's still work to be done

I always enjoy body after baby posts on other blogs so I wanted to share my story, complete with embarrassing photos… My experience with getting back in shape after having Ezra has been drastically different from after I had Zain. There are a few reasons why: When I was pregnant with Zain, I gained about [...]


Hello there

On Tuesday, as I was huffing and puffing through the first 2 miles of my 6 mile stroller run, a thought kept running through my mind – I really wish I didn’t care so much about my pace.  My comfortable pace is a 10 minute mile, but I don’t want to run a 10 minute [...]

Why it took me 5 years to run another marathon

When I ran my first marathon I was 22.  I had just graduated from college, started my first real job and began my first semester of graduate school.  I was a different person than I am today.  In a lot of ways, I think I’m a not only a stronger runner today, but also a [...]

My First Marathon(s)

My first exposure to a marathon was years before I ran my first.  My high school field hockey team volunteered to work the water stop at the Baltimore Marathon.  I don’t remember exactly what mile marker it was, but I do remember it was mile 20-something.  One of our teachers was running the marathon and [...]


October is my favorite month in my favorite season of the year.  It probably has something to do with my birthday being this month, but that’s not the only reason :).  I love the cooler weather, the leaves changing and the excitement as we get ready to enter the holiday season. I’m especially thrilled this [...]

YMX Maori Dragon Shirt Review and Giveaway!

A couple weeks ago, I received an e-mail from YMX asking if I’d be interested in reviewing one of their products and hosting a giveaway on my blog.  Of course, my answer was YES! YMX has some of the coolest and most unique workout apparel I’ve ever seen.  I tend to pick out boring, monochrome [...]

Why I run

I love reading other runners’ blog posts about why they run so I thought it was about time for me to tell you why I run. When I first started running, I was in high school.  I ran because I played field hockey and they made us run.  I hated it.  It was something I [...]