Category Archive: Family

Great week and weekend!

Here are some highlights! I only taught four spin classes so I swam and ran and did some strength training this week! I got on my bike for the first time this year!… Continue reading

I excel at slacking

I have worked out exactly one time this week. It’s Saturday. Coming off several weeks of 10+ hours a week, I simultaneously feel awesome and terrible.  A couple weeks ago I was talking to… Continue reading

Oh what a week[end]!

I just woke up from a nap. Yep. I fell asleep for a nap before noon today. It’s been awhile since that happened. Probably since last winter. Winter Saturdays, to me, mean big… Continue reading

My goal as a spinning instructor

Aside from the obvious of improving my instructing skills (I’m supposed to workout and talk at the same time?! What am I supposed to talk about the whole time? Should I be funny?… Continue reading

Michigan Running

Greetings from Michigan where I am hanging out with one of the coolest almost-2 year olds in the world and, of course, running just a bit. On the books for yesterday was 14… Continue reading

15 miles to close out the [running] week

I am currently in paradise. Other people know it as Okoboji. But I know it as my favorite place. I got here three days ago, after a little time here: The week started with my… Continue reading

3 day weekend = 4 BBQs, a run, a ride, and a fox

Wow. What a busy, fun weekend! As I write this (on Sunday evening), I’m finally sitting on the couch watching West Wing (again) and waiting for my Saga to chill. After a great… Continue reading

I love my bike.

Oh Monday. Holiday. Weekends are so much better now that I have a job. Especially three day weekends. I did a short-ish ride today and I was so happy the whole time. My… Continue reading

couches, family, commencement, bike ride, oh boy!

Boy oh boy has it been a busy couple weeks! Every day I think “I need to post” and it just hasn’t happened. Here are some highlights: We got new furniture! Emily and… Continue reading

Running Through the Pain

I haven’t written much about grieving here. Part of that is because this is a blog about fitness, and a large part is that I’m not comfortable grieving so publicly. But in an indoor… Continue reading

Busy weekend–time to recover!

The weekend started out with a late Friday night trip to pick my mom up at the airport followed by an early morning alarm so we could get out and run! My mom… Continue reading

Hello from Chicago!

I’m in Chicago for a few days hanging out with my family, but have no fear, I’ve still been running! And I’m quite proud of that, I’m usually not so good at running… Continue reading

Why I started running.

People frequently ask me why I started running and, depending on my mood, I give different answers. I started running 6 years ago. For my 19th birthday, I asked my dad for running… Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Jean!

Today is Jean’s birthday! She is lucky since she loves Thanksgiving and she loves birthdays, so the end of November is pretty awesome for her. I will start this post with a story… Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving, apart from having one less class this week and more time to finish end-of-semester-schoolwork, I’m celebrating the holiday with my friend Heather and her family in Virginia. I’ve never been Thanksgiving’s… Continue reading