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 [...]

Heart rate training, shoes, and veggies


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 [...]

Play with your food

My mind was still on vacation

I’m not going to lie and say that my 3.5 year old loves eating his veggies.  I hoped my kids wouldn’t be picky eaters, but somewhere between the ages of 18 to 24 months, Zain’s list of acceptable foods shrunk drastically. He started back at preschool last week.  When I picked him up on the [...]

I can run!

With Ezra in the car seat, he's in the perfect position for Zain to harass him

Not that I’ve tried just yet, but I am allowed to! First of all, thank you to everyone for all the comments, tweets and Facebook messages of well wishes in the past few days.  And many thanks to my wonderful parents for helping us out this weekend! All I had to say was I wasn’t [...]

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 [...]