I was at my friend’s Halloween party, standing by myself, holding a red Solo cup of Chardonnay, and wishing I’d put some effort into my costume. Wearing a flowy tank top to hide my post-partum belly, skinny jeans, and a hat shaped like a pineapple, my look was, ”I have a baby and a toddler … Continue reading If You’re Scared You’re Winning
At this point, I've read 47 books in 2018. They were mostly fiction (27), some memoir/essay (eight)) and some non-fiction (seven). (If you want to see everything I've read/am reading, here's a link to my Goodreads profile.) It was really hard to pick my top ten because I never read books I don't like. I … Continue reading The 10 Best Books I Read in 2018
I smelled like chlorine, my skin itched, and I had goggle marks around my eyes for the entire month of November. I loved it. I decided to take part in "Swimvember" a swim challenge coordinated by Multisport Mastery and Jen Harrison triathlon coaching. Each swimmer earns points just for swimming (there was a minimum yardage … Continue reading I swam 50,000 yards in one month…This is what I learned
If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you might have noticed that an essay I wrote got published at the Washington Post. (Click here to read it). It explores why, as someone who eschews mainstream sports, I find so much joy in my young daughters' loyalty to the Red Sox. In it I write, … Continue reading To Get Your Personal Essay Published, Try This.
Instagram and I had a toxic relationship. It started innocently enough. when I joined in late 2016, thinking it would be a fun way to connect with other runners, CrossFitters, book lovers, writers, and the odd friend or family member. I thought I might find writing, speaking, and run coaching clients on Instagram, too. I … Continue reading What happened when I quit Instagram