In a different way, going back after maternity leave is another momentous moment, maybe even harder to emotionally navigate than the day she was born.
This week I put the last of my elastic-waisted, ruched-shirted pregnancy wardrobe away.
Even while my infant daughter is literally strapped to my chest right now almost everywhere we go, I’m constantly thinking about how to help her grow up into a resourceful, independent, confident woman.
It’s amazing how rapidly your body undergoes a transformation over the nine months that you are pregnant. And then, how rapidly it transforms again after you give birth.
I am terrible at keeping secrets. Thankfully, I don’t have to keep this one any longer. You can practically pin-point the day I got pregnant — it was like, the day I stopped blogging. While, biologically speaking, there weren’t any symptoms affecting me then (the start of your pregnancy actually includes two weeks before conception)… […]
This year has been a lot of ups and downs for me. I started off with an injury. That kiboshed my spring marathon plans. But I healed well and I came back with a spring half-marathon PR. In the summer, my family moved to Bangor. And with that, I lost the drive & focus to […]
So I participated in my first triathlon on Saturday! In the spirit of completing race reports long after the race is finished — here goes. As you may remember, I hurt my leg last winter and spent a lot of time swimming while I couldn’t run for ~6 weeks. I’m not new to swimming; I was on […]
I’ve been radio silent for the past few weeks as Tony and I packed up everything we own into a ginormous U-Haul and drove 110 miles north to a place that I simultaneously know very well and yet feel like a stranger in. My body gave me the signals that this was going to be […]
Today was the Mid-Winter Classic. I was supposed to run that race. I paid money and everything. But after a 5-week hiatus from running after the leg injury, I knew it was not the best idea to pin on a bib this morning. Not racing today was a hard decision. There is always this fear […]
1. What the title says — I HAVE BEEN CLEARED TO RUN AGAIN!!! (Confession: I actually did run on the treadmill a few times this week before I was cleared … shhh.) The leg is still tender so I have to ramp it back up slowly. And I have to make some adjustments to […]