admissions: on cupcakes and training

Last Friday as I was gathering¬†up Zoe’s lunch and jacket and urging her to get her shoes on and trying to locate her water bottle that’s always missing, I stopped in the middle of the living room and groaned. Dammit. What’s wrong? Christian asked. And I explained that since Sunday was Zoe’s birthday, today would […]

grumpy running. now with more swearing!

Saturday night I went to bed all grumpy because I knew that even though Sunday was my sleep in day, I would eventually have to get up and run 6 miles. And I was not excited about running 6 miles. I feel really apathetic this time around. The good thing about training for a second […]

In which I freeze and sweat at the same time

It has been a chilly weekend here in Austin. Laugh all you want, my northern friends, but we Texans just aren’t built for this. Give us below freezing temps and a little precipitation, and the whole city practically shuts down. School started 2 hours later than usual on Friday, and Zoe’s school was cancelled altogether. […]

14 tips to pass the time on that long run

Some friends of mine are training for half marathons! YAY! Go, gurls! Then one admitted that after going for a 3 mile run, she couldn’t imagine running 13. Not because she physically didn’t think she could do it, but because it was so. damn. boring. I get that. Training for a half is tedious, intimidating, […]

Zooma Texas Half Marathon Recap: Battling my demons to the end

As I go through my daily activities this week, I sometimes stop and think I can’t believe I ran a half marathon a few days ago.¬†I did it. I DID it. I did it. Being someone who commits to things almost to a fault, I’m not as surprised by the fact that I did it […]

Oh hey, 11 miles, YOU SUCK

I skipped my run today. I didn’t mean to. I didn’t sleep well the night before, with a three year old kicking me for most of the wee morning hours. The big girls started their day arguing about a lost baby bunny. I usually try to turn on some Sesame Street for them so I […]

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