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…the itch to run! Yes, this is actually a post about running! I spent the second half of my pregnancy frustrated that I couldn’t keep running thanks to the posterior tibial tendonitis that was holding me back.  I eventually came to terms with the fact that I wouldn’t be one of those women who blissfully runs until the day she delivers.  I did...

One of Zain’s favorite activities since he could walk was to run in circles around our kitchen island. He likes for us to run with him and he’ll come up to me and say “Mama, I wanna run! Come on, mama!” It’s really the most adorable thing and it’s impossible to say no to his sweet little face. He gets such a kick out of running laps. When...

Last year, the miles in my Winter 100 Challenge log filled up quickly so I didn’t really experience what a “challenge” it really was.  Had I not been training for the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon, it definitely would have been more difficult because I wouldn’t have had that training calendar to keep me logging the miles. During the first...

As a stay at home mom/running mom, there are 2 very important pieces of equipment that I need to keep running: my jogging stroller and my treadmill.  If you’re better than me, then all you need is an alarm clock to wake up and get moving before your kids and spouse wake up.  For me, I need the to option run with Zain or run when he naps. This...

My creation I’m always looking for new fun activities to do with Zain.  Today, I tried my hand at making homemade play dough for him.  It was super easy and he had tons of fun playing with it. Hmm, what should I do with this stuff, mommy? Oh, it feels funny! I made an elephant for Zain…he liked it’s ears What is this, mama? Making...

I think time speeds up when you have a baby.  I don’t know how 2 years have already gone by since I met my perfect little man. Meeting my sweet little man for the first time Don’t mind my puffy face – 17 hours of labor + c-section + all the meds they gave me made me so swollen We celebrated his birthday all weekend.  We had...