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

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 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

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

Giveaway: World Championship Spartan Race – Win a Race Entry!

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. Between now and December 7th (the giveaway will end on December 6th, and I’ll announce the winner on December 7th), … 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

Four Reasons to Celebrate National Running Day

People Run Collage

Today is National Running Day! National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners nation-wide  declare their passion for running. This is a coast-to-coast celebration of a sport that is simple, inexpensive, and fun. It is the perfect way for longtime runners to reaffirm their love of running and … Continue reading

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