Foster Care: Saying “No” to Accepting a Placement

One of the questions people ask AJ and I most frequently about foster care (besides “How can you handle giving them back?!”) is “Do you have any choice in whether or not a child is placed in your home?” There’s a long and a short answer to that, as with everything. In short – yes!Read more


Quick Life Update

I know, I know¬† – it’s like I barely exist anymore. I’ve been blogging for over six years now, but have never gone this long between posts – not even when I’m traveling. If you follow me on social media, you know I haven’t really posted at all there, either! But don’t worry, I’m stillRead more


Post-Shoulder Surgery Update

Hello from the otherrr siiiiiddddeeee…of shoulder surgery! I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while and I’m really sorry if this post is a weird jumble of thoughts that don’t make any sense – you’ll see why that may be the case in a moment. I had surgery to fix my shoulder last Wednesday, NovemberRead more


Workout Roundup: Week of October 23, 2017

This week brought my first race since the Wine Country Half Marathon back in July! It’s really hard to believe it has been that long, but I guess between my trip to the Tour du Mont Blanc and becoming a foster parent, time got away from me! This was an exciting week, full of PRsRead more

Workout Roundup: Week of October 16, 2017

With my first full week back to normal since our foster son left, I was determined to make the most of my time this week and try and get back on my usual schedule! I was aiming for running 3-4 times and making it to the gym all 5 days of the work week. WhatRead more


Shoulder Injury Update – Another Surgery?

If you’ve been reading my blog for about five minutes, you know I’m not the world’s most medically lucky person. Since 2013, I’ve had a stomach surgery to fix a faulty stomach valve, back surgery, gall bladder surgery and now…shoulder surgery? Prior to that, I had surgery on my knee and my appendix removed. YouRead more