Yes, it was nice to just cut loose a bit!!

Running with the Bears Recap


Running with the Bears.  My favorite race, favorite people.  Now that I’m working for Mountain Circle Family Services, I no longer RUN the race, I work it.  Assisting (and seriously, I don’t do that much in the scheme of things, so it is just assisting) in putting on a Boston Qualifying marathon, half marathon and 10K is a lot of work!!  This is why I’ve never wanted to be the race director….  Being behind the scenes is equally as fun as running a race.

Pre-race I was lucky enough to be in charge of our charity runners – almost 50 pretty amazing people that I feel enriched by just getting to know them.  I blogged about every one of them that I had contact with.  Learning their story, becoming friends was a blessing.  At the race itself, while my family was in charge of an aid station, I was blessed to do interviews at the finish line.  Running can be emotional.  Finding out you qualified to run the Boston Marathon, logging your best time or just finishing something you didn’t know you could finish is pretty powerful stuff.

Chris and the kids aid station was fantastic.  They didn’t win an award (but we’re on it for next year already!!) but as always they all had a blast.  They were at mile 8.5 and mile 18 of the marathon course – the same location we had last year.  They were amazing!!!

Chris, kids that came and me

Chris, kids that came and me

This man is the absolute love of my life.  Glad he puts up with me

This man is the absolute love of my life. Glad he puts up with me

One of the best things about this race is making a weekend out of it.  We arrived Friday morning and left Sunday afternoon.  We all worked the Pasta Feed Friday night after setting up packet pickup.  Saturday after the race was the Hoedown party which is SO much fun and Sunday (after some much needed sleep!), we helped break everything down and pack it up.  The post race lunch on Sunday at Gennesee Store is amazing.  Great people, amazing weekend of food and fun.

Tavin and I cut a serious rug at the Hoedown!!

Tavin and I cut a serious rug at the Hoedown!!

My kids cut it up pretty well also

My kids cut it up pretty well also

Yes, it was nice to just cut loose a bit!!

Yes, it was nice to just cut loose a bit!!

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How To Not Let A Sh!*head Ruin Your Run – Life Lessons


AS SEEN ON RUNHAVENRUNNING DAILY!!!!  I’ll be writing for them weekly.  Here’s the first post with some pictures that couldn’t be added on their site:

Let’ just start out with a clarification. I’m using the word “Dude” in this post to describe “that person”. This is a unisex term – my 15 year old son has called me “DudeMom” for years and I love it, so embrace the dude in you – male or female.  In this case, don’t be “that dude”. Continue reading

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Feeling Younique


I have several passions than all cross over in one way or another. Continue reading

When pushing 70 pounds of stroller and child, bring lots of water

How To Crew A Runner


With a bike of course.

Have your significant other crew you with lots of water and a bike trailer with a child that knows how to crew as well

Have your significant other crew you with lots of water and a bike trailer with a child that knows how to crew as well

When pushing 70 pounds of stroller and child, bring lots of water

When pushing 70 pounds of stroller and child, bring lots of water

Tavin is a professional crew team of one

Tavin is a professional crew team of one

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And the final handoff back to her

And the final handoff back to her

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Mason Jar Salads and Weight Loss


I slowed down running for a bit.  Asthma is part of my life so slowing down and logging less miles was important while I was figuring things out.  Continue reading