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

Healthy & Grateful: The Shrinking Dad’s Story


This is a guest post written by my college friend, Mike Franklin. Here are Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 of his story I looked through some of the old pictures of a smiling guy wearing stretched out 2XL shirts and realized that while I was happy — I … Continue reading

How Cycling Helped Me Lose Weight: The Shrinking Dad’s Story

Covered Bridges Ride

This is a guest post written by my college friend, Mike Franklin. Here are Part 1 and Part 2 of his story, and I hope you’ll come back next Friday for Part 4! A large part of my weight loss and blood pressure dropping involved cycling. Not being from the … Continue reading

Family Run Days


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

From Overweight to Triathlete: The Shrinking Dad’s Story

From Overweight to Triathlete: This Dad Got Healthy

This is a guest post written by my college friend, Mike Franklin. Come back next Friday for Part 2 in Mike’s story. My story doesn’t actually start at my heaviest weight. It begins way before that. Most of my life I have been “Big Mike”, at one point I had … Continue reading

Veggie Pulp Sandwich Bread

Veggie Pulp Sandwich Bread

Juicing seemed to be a big trend in 2012-13, and like so many people, my curiosity got the best of me. I found a reasonably-priced juicer, and I gave juicing a shot. One of the things that kills me about juicing is that by juicing your vegetables, you lose so … Continue reading

Asparagus Leek Soup

I love hearty, healthy soups. And because I’m allergic to soy, it’s really tough to find store bought soups that won’t upset my tummy. (Check just about any mainstream soup brand, and you’re likely to find soy products/proteins listed in the ingredients.) Several years ago, I was given a soup … Continue reading

Exercising Through Pregnancy: Faith

Exercise Pregnancy Faith

I believe in being my best self. Period. That means more than exercise, of course, which is why today’s post is about the intersection of fitness and faith in my life (and in my pregnancy). Faith has always played an important part in why I run. Long runs bring some … Continue reading

Exercising Through Pregnancy: Old Me & New Me

Pregnant - Daydreaming of Sushi and Beer - MilliGFunk

Pregnancy is a hugely personal experience. Every woman’s body and baby (or babies) are different, and what’s right for one woman isn’t necessarily right for other women. This week I want to share why I’ve chosen to exercise through my pregnancy. These posts aren’t about judgment, they’re about sharing my experience … Continue reading

Spartan Race Giveaway

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I’m promoting Spartan Race in exchange for a free race entry to give away here on Marrying the Army. All opinions are my own. If you’ve been reading Marrying the Army for long, you’ll know that running’s played an important role in my life … Continue reading

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