Category Health & Fitness

A Straw Poll

One of the things I tend to struggle with is drinking enough water during the day. And when nursing and providing anywhere from 21-28 oz a day for bottles at daycare for Squishy Baby, drinking water is really important. I found that I would fill up my Nalgene water bottle at the beginning of the…
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A Planking Spanking

When Normie challenged me to the 30 Day Plank Challenge…I thought it would be easy. B and I religiously planked for about 5 days, then forgot a day, then caught up, then forgot three days, then gave up. Pathetic. Then, B’s dad, Mr. Smitty, came to town and mentioned that he had also started…and finished…the…
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Big Girl Pants: Life is Sweet…and Salty…and Full of Coke

I have been stuck in this weird twilight zone between maternity leave and going back to work. My sub has been pretty overwhelmed, so I went back for a total of 3 days to teach the Science Fair to my lovely 8th graders. So, that means grading, lesson planning, and parent emails — without actually…
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Putting the Run Back in See Teacher Run

It has been a while. A long while. The problem with having a blog, is that it documents everything — even how long it has been since I ran. The last post I wrote about running was December 8th. DECEMBER 8TH! I am not quite ready to run yet, but I am ready to begin…
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TMB – Weight Loss Journal- Week 1

Welcome to Week 1 of my weight loss journal! I have been working out for the past two weeks but just joined a weight loss challenge hosted by Lee on Youtube. Go check his channel out, he’s a great guy. So, not really how how this challenge is gonna work, but this is just a…
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Small Wins: Every Day I’m Jufflin

You know, sung like this… Tuesday: B got home from his bike shop job at 8:30 and I had just put Sprocket to bed, fed Spark, and changed into running clothes. Normie had the idea to earn a reward for the small wins, you know, to condition yourself to make good habits. So, to celebrate…
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DIY Beauty

I rarely buy myself items to pamper myself, so a few weeks ago I was on pinterest and saw some DIY scrubs and I made a few. I gave one to my cousin because I really don’t like the face mask thingy, but the other ones I have used a few times. Not to mention…
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Sunday Runday

Me and my friends after the race.  Look at all those people!! Sunday I ran in my third ever 5k race.  The other races I’ve done have been small local, events, but this was a biggie right smack dab in the middle of Chicago. This one was called the “Hot Chocolate 15k/5k” and there were…
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We can silence the sounds of Pertussis

This post in in honor of my close friend’s cousin Francesca Marie McNally, who died from Pertussis, a preventable illness, at 2 months old and was buried this week . Fanny McNally February 24, 2012- May 17, 2012 Francesca died of Whooping Cough or Pertussis, an illness that is preventable though a vaccine.  Pertussis is a contagious respiratory…
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