Running the Regensburg Frauenlauf

MilliGFunk Running the Regensburg Frauenlauf 6K

Now that I’ve announced our pregnancy, I can finally tell you about the last road race I ran. I didn’t want to tell you about it until you knew I was pregnant, because being pregnant was part of what made the race fun for me. This was also the first big … Continue reading

Three Triathlons & 74 Pounds Later: The Shrinking Dad’s Story

Tri Kiddo

This is a guest post written by my college friend, Mike Franklin. Here are Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3 of his story, and I hope you’ll come back next Friday for his final post! About 8 weeks later I started my racing season; three races in 8 weeks. I … Continue reading

Family Run Days

Family-9-Mile-Run-MilliGFunk

We have an epic ice cream shop in our neighborhood, so here’s not a weekend when I wouldn’t rather take a 5 minute family walk to the ice cream shop than an 8 or 9 or 10 mile family run. This spring, though, we spent our weekends doing family run days. … Continue reading

A New Half Marathon Training Strategy

MilliGFunk Half Marathon Personal Best

I think I have a new strategy for training for half marathons. First, I’m never going to run more than 9 miles again in training. Second, I’m always going to push a jogging stroller on hills — preferably into the wind — while wrangling a 50-pound, high-energy, poorly-leash-trained puppy. Finally, … Continue reading

Family Training Days for the Regensburg Half Marathon

Family-9-Mile-Run-MilliGFunk

Training for a half marathon as a new mom took longer than I’d hoped. Before having our daughter, I’d run enough distance events that it was part of my lifestyle and my routine. I thought I’d jump back into running immediately after Small Shaw was born, but when she started struggling … Continue reading

Postpartum Half Marathon Training

The first two weeks of my postpartum half marathon training were going well when, five miles (or so) into a seven mile long run that wrapped up Week 2, something happened… There’s a protein hormone called relaxin that’s an important part of pregnancy. Relaxin allows the pregnant woman’s joints to become flexible enough to … Continue reading

Spartan Up! Book Review

Disclaimer: Spartan Race provided me a free copy of the book Spartan Up! to review. Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life by Joe De Sena My rating: 4 of 5 stars Spartan Up! is a good read that left me feeling motivated … Continue reading

Marathoner to Mommy: What a Difference A Year Makes

Marathoner to Mommy

Today in 2013, I Ran My First Full Marathon Nick was recently home from Afghanistan, we were quickly approaching our first wedding anniversary, and I’d spent the previous 9 months counting down his deployment and running — a lot. Today in 2014, I’m 36 Weeks Pregnant We’re in Germany now, … Continue reading

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