Workout Wrap-Up: Week of January 15, 2018

Week 3 of marathon training is in the books! I love marathon training because it’s easy to take things just one week at a time. I never really look ahead for what is coming up next – just focus on the week at hand, and it flies by! Monday, January 15 – 4 mile run:Read more


Workout Wrap-Up: Week of January 8, 2018

Monday, January 8 – 4 mile run: School got cancelled today. Why? I have no idea. There was allegedly a “winter weather advisory,” yet my Weather Channel app said there was 0% of precipitation. That’s life in the South for you. Just in case my foster son’s aftercare program wasn’t open for daycare (it was,Read more


Marathon, maybe?

As I mentioned in my last post, I have started running again since my shoulder surgery, and I’m starting to feel ready to train again. It’s been a bit of a start-and-stop process because I ran a few times in mid-December, then promptly laid on my couch while my friend was out of town forRead more


I Promise I’m Still Alive

It almost seems impossible that it has been a month since I’ve written here, but trust me, that knowledge has not escaped me. I think about it all the time. There’s a strange combination of guilt, relief, and general ambivalence about it that is running through my mind. I don’t know if I will beRead more


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