Beauty in the Ordinary Interactions of Life with a Toddler

On Fridays, I typically recap some major event or milestone of the past week.  And this week, I am left a bit stumped with even the words to say. Nothing major or noteworthy has happened, well at least not in my narrow-earthly focused mind.  From God’s perspective, quite a lot has been going on, but…… Continue reading Beauty in the Ordinary Interactions of Life with a Toddler

Marathon Monday: The Miles to Boston Pt. 5

8 Mondays Until Boston! Things are finally feeling like they are coming together fitness wise.  This past week of training, a lot of the pain from last week went away and I was left feeling really strong.   This was a solid week of training.  I think the slight down week with a shorter long run…… Continue reading Marathon Monday: The Miles to Boston Pt. 5

Weekend Away in Newport Beach

We had an amazing little getaway last weekend!  We had a free hotel night that was expiring in March, so we decided to use it on a staycation to get away for a night!  It was originally going to be Ventura, but we decided to change it to Newport Beach.   Hudson stayed with his nanny…… Continue reading Weekend Away in Newport Beach

Marathon Monday: The Miles to Boston Pt. 4

9 Mondays Until Boston! This week of training, I struggled with some doubt and body pain, but ended the week with greater confidence.  It is amazing how in one mile of a marathon you feel terrible and are questioning everything and the next you feel like you could run that pace forever.  Things change quickly…… Continue reading Marathon Monday: The Miles to Boston Pt. 4

Hudson’s 2nd Valentine’s Day!

I know people have a million feelings when it comes to the holiday of Valentine’s Day, but I am definitely in the “I love it” boat.  One of the main reasons I love it is because it is one of the few holidays that is revolved around using written words to spread love.  Sure, chocolates,…… Continue reading Hudson’s 2nd Valentine’s Day!

Marathon Monday: Miles to Boston Pt. 3

10 Mondays Until Boston! The thing I love about running, is that it almost always seems to be teaching me something that goes far beyond the miles on the road.  Of all the things running has taught me so far, the biggest lessons are in commitment and discipline. On the windiest days when you are…… Continue reading Marathon Monday: Miles to Boston Pt. 3

20-Month Old Update

How is our baby already 20-months old?  In 4-months, we have a 2-year old! Time, you can slow down just a tad.   It has been 20-months of being a mama.  20-months of baby snuggles and broken sleep.  20-months of falling in love with our crazy, baseball-loving, cookie-obsessed toddler, who feels more like a boy and…… Continue reading 20-Month Old Update

Marathon Monday: Miles to Boston Pt. 2

11 Mondays Until Boston! Another week of training in the books!  This past week of training was good and consistent, but did take a weird turn with the long run, which I will explain at the end.  It was a week marked by 50 miles, stroller runs, tempos that felt like I was running faster…… Continue reading Marathon Monday: Miles to Boston Pt. 2