The post Thanksgiving pumpkin

One week after my marathon (which I did indeed finish despite my right hip and the aggressive 30+mph winds) and three days post Thanksgiving I returned to Maryland to find the exact opposite of what I had just left behind.┬áThere was scarcely any food in my refrigerator, nobody was home and the whole house was…

Taper? Or fall off a cliff? Conquering the doubt before race time.

With three days until the Philadelphia marathon the nerves have begun to set in for the over 30,000 runners preparing for the weekends three races (or at least they have for me). Everyone is continually asking: “Do you feel ready?”, “Are you excited?”, “Do you have a goal?” “What are you wearing?” My answers…I did,…

One year in baby central

I’ve never done this before, but then again until one year ago I was never an Aunt either. Today, I’m not writing about running or cooking or surprise trips to the doctor’s or even peanut butter (although my supply is running low). Today my adorable, cuddly (and often drooling) nephews turn one! So, today is…

Life with ED: Fear of scales

Some people tear up at the movies, some at weddings, some when lost, alone, in the woods at night. And, although I can not deny that last one (I HATE THE DARK), the quickest, most reliable way to get me to cry is with this simple, well known phrase. “Hi I’m [fill in any name…

Don’t forget to add a daily hug to the to do list

Growing up I don’t think I ever would have classified myself as a “huggy” person. Definitely not touchy. I preferred a wave or a handshake verse any closer form of physical interaction. But with my family, and a few select friends that made it passed some unclear standard, that was totally different. When I was…