Happy anniversary to us!

8 years ago today I married the love of my life. I was 22, young and silly and I had no idea how much work a marriage was. We both admitted that we thought about running away that morning. I could hardly plan out the next week of life let alone forever. And with divorce rates so high I’m sure a lot of people who knew us expected that.

I’m not sure how we made it, and I’m not sure what advice to give couples that ask us “how!” All i know is in a marriage there are really amazing times and really hard times – and sometimes it feels like the hard times are forever and will never end. But they always do. When i look at a mental timeline of our life; Continue reading “Happy anniversary to us!”

Painting the whole dag on house basically

When we moved in this house it was really beige. I always knew we would paint, but I was working full time and LB was a baby and I was adjusting to a whole new state. Life was hectic. And we never got around to painting.

So right before covid-19 close the gym we had someone give us an estimate to paint. But then we were suddenly unemployed and unsure so we decided to wait. But anxiety and boredum don’t go well, so we bought the paint and did it ourselves!

This was the largest paint job we have done to date. Continue reading “Painting the whole dag on house basically”

The truth about motherhood

Why don’t we tell future moms the truth about motherhood?

I mean we may tell them you don’t get a lot of sleep at first, or that breastfeeding is hard, or that contractions hurt. But we don’t tell them the whole truth.

Why don’t doctors/lactation consultants/breastfeeding classes tell you nursing can hurt at first – even if you’re doing it right? Continue reading “The truth about motherhood”

We got flewed out.

haha, not really – but we did hop on a flight for a trip last week.

Why?

It’s cold in Kentucky, and the days are short, and I spend most of my time inside. My mood has been up and down since having Viv and lately, I’ve felt really overwhelmed. It seems like anytime I’m doing something to help Viv, LB feels neglected or needs my undivided attention and vise versa. Continue reading “We got flewed out.”

2019 MU Half Marathon – I did it! I ran the race in 2:15!

I did it. I ran my race. That’s why I’ve been spotty with blogging and posting, and a big part of the reason I wasn’t coaching the past few months.

First I want to go over the race weekend, then how it differed from last year, then how I trained.

Soooo race weekend. The race this year was on 11/3, and 11/4 is LB’s birthday. (Last year race day WAS his birthday). So the day before the race he had a birthday party. That meant I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off the week prior and stressing that he had a good time. The party was a success saturday morning, and after going home to pack we started off to Huntington WV.

Logistically, I booked 2 hotel rooms in Huntington side by side so my parents could stay nextdoor. They kept the kids while we raced. We hit the hotel when we got into town and my parents and sister watched the kids while we went to pick up our race bibs.

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Time falls back the night before the race (always) and that’s helpful if you DON’T have kids. Continue reading “2019 MU Half Marathon – I did it! I ran the race in 2:15!”