Train Smart, Race Smart: Three Essential Race Day Lessons

Today I am sporting my 2016 Akron Half Marathon finisher shirt (one of my favorite shirts and one of my favorite races). This is a race that, by my own standards, I completed bombed. I set the unrealistic goal of a sub-2 hour half, and when I went out of the date alongside the 2:00 pacer, … Continue reading Train Smart, Race Smart: Three Essential Race Day Lessons

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You Spelled “Intentional” Wrong: A Case For Redefining “Working Mom”

First, can you tell I am back in an academic setting? When titles of blog entries include the words "a case for," it should be obvious that my head is stuck in research in some kind of way. Anyway... Lately, I have thought a lot about this whole "working mom" thing and how it's often … Continue reading You Spelled “Intentional” Wrong: A Case For Redefining “Working Mom”

Motherhood Mondays: Five Ways To Make Your Days More Enjoyable

Stop taking it personally. I have cried in the bathroom or have cried myself to sleep multiple times because the kids didn’t want to nap or didn’t like what I made for dinner. Dude, they’re kids. Kids are awesome because they legit don’t give a f*ck what anyone thinks. Not into those noodles? They’ll push … Continue reading Motherhood Mondays: Five Ways To Make Your Days More Enjoyable

An Open Letter To Those Who Run Races Without Paying An Entry Fee (& Take The Medal)

Dear Runner Without A Bib, Yes, you. The one who just crossed my finish line and won't ever obtain official timing results because, well, you didn't register to run this race. Nope. Instead, you got in line with the rest of the runners who saved their money to pay their entry fee and who signed … Continue reading An Open Letter To Those Who Run Races Without Paying An Entry Fee (& Take The Medal)