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I made it through my first semester of grad school! I ended up dropping one of my courses in the beginning of the semester because the workload was too much. I have to get my work done when the kids are sleeping and there just aren’t enough hours in the day for me to take the full course load at this point. It may take me a little longer to graduate,...

We’ve survived a week and half in Paris and everything is pretty fantastic.  The flight here went great despite a crisis on the way to the airport.  We know Ezra is allergic to bananas and avocados so we obviously don’t give them to him.  However, we did not know that kiwi is in the same family and he had some for the first time early in the...

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 first post about my experience with...

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 pair of Skora Phase running shoes go to Sarah...

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! Be sure to check them out on Twitter and Facebook. Skora: Website Twitter...

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 course of ibuprofen for 2 weeks. I felt mostly...

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 going to get it all done? I knew it would be a lot of work, but...

Two weeks ago, I started to come down with a cold thanks to the millions of germs my 3.5 year old likes to bring home from preschool.  I thought that was the perfect time to try out some Recovery Bits – 100% chlorella algae.  I’ve had such a great experience with Energy Bits that I’ve been wanting to see how well Recovery Bits work. ...

This weekend I did something I haven’t done for months – I ran without my heart rate monitor.  It was liberating and it was glorious not to hear my Garmin’s obnoxious chime that my heart rate was too high. I had a realization this past week when I was getting increasingly frustrated with how slow I’m still going and how much I’m still walking...

Zain is back in preschool so that means I have a tiny bit more time to actually blog.  This summer really flew by.  We wrapped up our summer with a trip to St. Thomas.  We weren’t planning on going on vacation this summer because it was hard to squeeze one in with my husband’s grad school schedule.  We ended up booking our trip 8 days before...