Running Evan In

Recently, I got the shocking news that a young family member of mine had died at the last mile of a half marathon. Now, thousands are honoring his life.

Up and Down and Up and Down

It was the hilliest and most beautiful half marathon I’ve ever done (and wait until you see the post-race brunch). Plus, a review of the SunTaker products and some updates on other up/down/up/down moments I’ve recently experienced.

Standing Up for Wendy. Standing Up to Cancer.

EFFING CANCER. I have been saying the X-rated version of that phrase over and over since last week, when I found out that one of my favorite people in the world — a woman who is a friend, a colleague, a daily inspiration to me and to millions across the world, a tireless advocate for […]

EXCITED. OVERWHELMED. HAPPY. CONFUSED. SORE.

I’m always a little scattered when I come home from a conference. EXCITED. OVERWHELMED. HAPPY. CONFUSED. And in the case of the IDEA World Fitness conference in Anaheim, California: SORE. Let’s take them in order, shall we? 5 Things I Felt at IDEA World Fitness Conference EXCITED I get butterflies when I arrive at any […]

Saying Goodbye to the Dog Who Chose Us

I should not be writing this post. Because I never should have been Junior’s mom. I never should have had to make the decision to say goodbye to a dog who only three weeks ago was running around in the backyard without a care in the world.

Proud to Be a Mamalete

I’m proud to be a Mamalete because my daughter Audrey is now old enough to mimic and learn and she’ll grow up seeing a mom who moves and sweats and honors her body.

A Day in My Life (Right Now)

I didn’t realize until after I hit publish on my last post that it was my 1,000th written since I launched a tiny little site called Silly Tater Tot nearly six years ago (!!!). In it, I invited you to “Meet Me” and the me was a 27-year-old newlywed with no kids, a new job at a little […]

Homesick, Party of Two

The sign of a good vacation? You cry when it’s over. (I guess that could be the sign of a really terrible vacation, too…but in my case, the tears were because I just wasn’t ready to come home. Neither was Lucas.) I’ve talked before about my family’s property in Maine — we’ve had it since […]

The Not-So-Humble Brag Post

Have you heard of humblebrags? It’s false humility. When you share something that is super flattering to you in an “oh, this old thing” manner. Examples, via @humblebrag on Twitter: This post? There’s NO humility. Just bragging. Because I want to run around high-fiving people and jumping up and down because I am so darn excited […]