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When Parenting is Terrifying.

Hi Friends! Can I just say holy wind on Saturday? Who in Indy was out running in that? I took a rest day, and ran long on Sunday instead. Still patting myself on the back for that good decision. It seemed like it just got more intense as the day went on. I was sitting in my … more »


I’m here to tell you WHY I LOVE the 500 Festival Mini Marathon. I ran this race for the first time in 2005. It was my very first half marathon. My mom, dad and one of my sisters did it too. My sisters and I actually just recorded my third podcast episode and we discuss the … more »

Two Things I’m looking forward to.

I sat down this morning to sketch out some of my plan for Grandma’s Marathon. In doing the planning, I usually start with long runs and count back to where I need to be when. I felt a sigh of relief realizing that Grandma’s is 19 weeks away. Hot damn, that’s a lot of weeks … more »

New Week!

Our family has been fighting a pesky cold for two weeks now. It all started with Monkey Joe’s and Glenn. I think it will be done soon- it’s run through the whole family. Lou last man to get it. Saturday, I was up at 4am- I just couldn’t sleep so figured I’d get up and … more »

Three Things I’m Loving

Like most people in my generation. I’ve become obsessed with podcasts. I’m surprised I’m not listening to one right now. Right now though, I am sitting in my parents basement sitting at the bar, drinking coffee, listening to music, praying that my kids won’t wake up for another 45 minutes. Another hour. No two hours. Not … more »

Pre and Post Run Stretch & Strength

We headed to the Y this morning — my goal was to get there in enough time to get a run in before 9:45 yoga. I kind of wanted to redeem myself from that missed 20 minute tempo last week, but am really just rolling with everything based on how I’m feeling right now. One … more »

Out for a Run in 2015.

January: Arrival of Louis Frederick Hein – January 15th, 2015 7 lbs, 6 oz February:  Stocked up on Breast Milk (THANK YOU so much to the many people who donated to feed my baby the good stuff!) We quickly confirmed that Big Lou has a stomach of steel as he happily sucked down the milk of … more »

Thanksgiving Style

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  We spent the morning at the Drumstick Dash per usual and had a lot of fun. This year the run specialty store I work for, Athletic Annex was a big sponsor of the race, so I spent the day before at the expo and it was fun to … more »

Two Days in a Row & Week Update

I’ve transitioned into running two days in a row, followed by one-two days off running. I’ve somehow managed to workout every single day this week- which I haven’t done since I hurt my foot. Thursday it was literally 20 minutes of rowing and stair master but it was something. I set up at the Y and … more »


Hi. I’ve been meaning to update sooner. I’m trying to keep a healthy balance of everything and for the last two weeks a healthy balance didn’t include sneaking in any blog posts. We’ve had some intense nights at bedtime and earlier mornings than I’m used to, so my alone time has been stolen from me. It … more »