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Its only October, but I feel that I can say with definiteness that 2017 sucked. Alright, maybe that statement is a tad over dramatic.  In all seriousness, there were lots of good things about 2017 (so far).  Ivy is freaking adorable and funny and opinionated and ridiculous.  All the things an almost 14 month old …
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c4

Ivy turns one tomorrow. I had so many plans and goals for Ivy’s first year — getting back into shape, losing all the baby weight, running a marathon, qualifying for USAT age group national nationals, racing a half, training for Ironman Florida — and I failed at all of them.  I should be clear, while …
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Oiselle through their partnership with Kelly K. Roberts have declared June 24, 2017 as National Sports Bra Squad Day.  Its premised off the idea that ditching your shirt while running is empowering and that doing it in large numbers makes it easier (“ditching your shirt for the first time can be terrifying! There’s strength in numbers …
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38 weeks old.  There's no ambiguity about how much we love the Squish.

I have a really complicated relationship with Mother’s Day.  I took Ivy for a run yesterday and while running across a cross walk on the rail trail a guy in a huge pick up truck, slowed down, rolled down the window and shouted “Happy Mother’s Day!” to us.  That random act of kindness made me …
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Not long ago Ryan posted about what a day looks like from his perspective.  While we have quite a bit of overlap, we are married and raising Ivy together, there are differences.  No two days are alike but here’s my Thursday May 11, 2017. 4:15 a.m. – Ryan’s alarm goes off for the first time. …
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fat otter

Last week on the trainer I watched The Barkley Marathons Documentary on Netflix (side note, if you haven’t watched it, you should).  Lazarus Lake, the founder and race director of The Barkley Marathon made a comment that really stuck with me — “You can’t really accomplish anything without the possibility of failure.”  In my life, personal …
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14weeks5

When I woke up on Monday morning (actually when I woke up for the second time — Ivy was up at 1:30 a.m. but I didn’t check my email during that particular late night frolic) I found the following note from my coach in my Training Peaks account: Did I read that correctly?  Fourteen weeks …
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As many of you know, Ryan is racing Ironman Lake Placid and raising $10,000 for the Adirondack Medical Center in honor of #OwenOtter.  So far, we’ve surpassed $1,500 in donations, but there’s a long way to go.  We’re holding a fundraiser at the Hooker Brewery on March 18, 2017 (tickets are $25 when purchased online and …
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ivy doctor

For me,  post-pregnancy running and training isn’t pretty.  Unfortunately it got a little uglier this week.  While in Tulsa two weeks ago I fell.  Nothing serious (or so I thought).  I turned my left ankle wearing high heeled boots and fell to the ground.  The next morning I got up and ran.  I actually had …
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epc-welcome

Yesterday was Ivy’s first day at daycare.  I know this day has been coming for a very long time (we registered Ivy and put down the deposit when I was still 8 months pregnant).  Finding the right daycare was a tough process, there are just so many places that feel like baby jail, but we’re …
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