Several times this spring, my looking-for-validation daughter, 7, has queried me: “Mom, which …Several times this spring, my looking-for-validation daughter, 7, has queried me: “Mom, which do you love more: flowers or me?” I assure her—Daphne, named after a heavenly fragrant blooming bush in our backyard—that I love … Read More
Anyone who has read the final chapter of Run Like a Mother: How …Anyone who has read the final chapter of Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving--and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity knows I have a big bladder--and that I overshare. If this sentence grosses … Read More
I’m writing this post on Friday, a day I’ve looked forward to for …I'm writing this post on Friday, a day I've looked forward to for weeks and weeks: I'm spending it with my best friend, Chalkley, her daughter, Talullah, and my older daughter, Phoebe. Chalk and Talullah … Read More
I tend to be a creature of habit: Once I find something that …I tend to be a creature of habit: Once I find something that works, I stick with it. Whether it's the pork meatball banh mi sandwich at my favorite lunch spot or Trader Joe's Nourish Shampoo, … Read More
In previous episodes of What Would Another Mother Runner Do (WWAMRD), we’ve debated with Megan whether …In previous episodes of What Would Another Mother Runner Do (WWAMRD), we've debated with Megan whether she should run a marathon she's just not that into; we've grimaced with Kelin as she dislocated her hip at Mile 20 yet continued … Read More
Sorry to be a broken record, but I’m leading into another HDG winner …Sorry to be a broken record, but I'm leading into another HDG winner post by talking about my weekend long run: I can't help it, I have marathon training on the brain. If you're reading … Read More
Erin and Keli are mother runners, best friends, and “basically the same person …Erin and Keli are mother runners, best friends, and “basically the same person in different bodies and different parts of the country.” (Erin lives in Hebron, Indiana while Keli resides in Simpsonville, South Carolina.) They … Read More
I have a head for remembering dates: In addition to the usual–like my …I have a head for remembering dates: In addition to the usual--like my wedding anniversary and my kids' birthdays--June 6 stands out as the day I graduated from high school; November 25 was when Jack … Read More
Tonight I’m going to the fundraising auction for my kids’ school. My date? …Tonight I'm going to the fundraising auction for my kids' school. My date? My marathon training partner, Molly (leaving Jack to stay home with the kids and allowing me to spend saved babysitting money on … Read More
I don’t mean any disrespect to the esteemed Anne Sullivan, but I think …I don't mean any disrespect to the esteemed Anne Sullivan, but I think my certified athletic trainer is a miracle worker. Under the uber-capable, intuitive hands of Ali Novak, I went from having my knee … Read More
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