Five kid-free days


In the 13 1/2 years that we have been parents, Mr. Zippy and I have never had more than one overnight in our house without kids. Both of our parents live in another state, so having sleepovers at grandparents' houses has just never been a reality. But now that the kids are older, we're putting them on a plane and sending them off for five … [Read more...]

Kids and running–like a box of chocolates…

How to cultivate a running family

You never know what you're going to get. Yesterday, my daughter picked the wrong piece of candy, let me tell you! I've been running races with both kids off and on for several years now. We've run side by side on trails and roads, been relay partners, and I've cheered both of them on from the sidelines in local track and cross-country … [Read more...]

Boys will be boys

Making sure they both learn to love the outdoors

I'm going to go a bit mommy blogger on you. Ok, mommy runner/fitness blogger, how's that? Before becoming a parent, I was a big believer in nurture vs. nature. I still think nurture plays a huge role in who our children become. But I also have to give a bit more credence to nature, as well, since becoming a parent almost 12 years ago. … [Read more...]