My First Week as a Mom

Newborn car ride

This week has been an absolute blur. I gave birth, I moved to Florida, I’ve had total breakdowns, and I’ve never been more happy in my entire life. I wanted to share a few thoughts and surprise realizations I’ve had over these last few days as a new mom. Normally I have a “Fitness Friday” […]

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Birth Story Part Two

Baby boy faces

Part one of our birth story ended with me finding out after 7 hours on pitocin I was still only 3 cm dilated. The contractions were coming every 2-3 minutes and I was shaking from all of the pain. I tried to focus on my breathing but I felt like I couldn’t catch my breath […]

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Our Induction Birth Story

Newborn son

Going into labor I figured I could handle the pain. A lot of the women I run with have said running a marathon was just as hard as giving birth without medicine. I’m sure they were slightly exaggerating, but it still gave me hope. I stayed as active as I could throughout the pregnancy, focused […]

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My Baby Boy is Finally Here!

Baby and Mommy

After fourteen hours of labor, and two hours of pushing, our baby boy was born just after midnight on Sunday. Travis snapped the photo of the first time I got to hold our son (after he was briefly placed on my chest immediately after birth.) While the birth didn’t go as I had hoped (when does […]

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Fitness Friday: This Baby Won’t Budge


Saturday: 5k Sunday: rest Monday: 5k Tuesday: 2 miles Wednesday: (am) T25 Lower Body Focus (pm) 2 mile walk Thursday: rest (if you can call packing/cleaning for 4 hours rest!) Friday: Prenatal Physique Whoever said walking helped induce labor was a damn liar. While I ‘only’ got in 10 miles this week I still did […]

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