Foster Care: Saying Goodbye to our First Placement

Our first foster placement, a 5-year old boy, came barreling into our lives the day after Labor Day.  We had no idea what to expect and were, frankly, a little terrified at the prospect of going from no kids to a 5-year old overnight. Now, 5 weeks and 1 day later, we’re saying goodbye asRead more


Workout Roundup: Week of October 2, 2017

A bum back and a bum shoulder kept me down a bit this week. That’s life, right? You do the best you can with the time and resources you have. My body may not have been at 100%, but I did fit in as many workouts as possible while balancing another week of foster parenting.Read more


Workout Roundup: Week of September 25, 2017

This week was all about the unplanned rest day! AJ was out of town for work from Sunday through Friday night, so I was living my best single parent life all week. As a result, I definitely didn’t have as much time to workout! Still, I thought I could get in a workout every day.Read more


I’M ON A PODCAST and What I’m Loving Lately: Fall 2017

I’M ON A PODCAST!: I am SO EXCITED to announce that I was interviewed last week for my favorite running podcast, The Ali on the Run Show! You probably remember me talking about the podcast a lot during training for the Prague Marathon because I listened to it on all of my long runs. Ali’sRead more


Workout Roundup: Week of September 18, 2017

Another week of workouts is in the books, and this one was great! It looks like half marathon training is actually happening since I have now done two long runs in a row. Even though it has been warmer this week, fall is such a fantastic time of year for running. After struggling all summer,Read more


10 Things I’ve Learned in My First 2 Weeks as a Foster Parent

It can’t be emphasized enough – becoming a parent via foster parenting has turned my world upside down. While that may seem like a negative description, it’s actually all-encompassing. I’ve learned a lot about myself, my husband, and parenthood in general in just a few short weeks. The learning curve is steep and the adjustmentRead more