Posts By: Cara

Sep 3

September 3, 2014

Taco Tuesday!

Life is BUSY these days!  So figuring out how my husband and I are going to eat a healthy dinner has become a little more challenging.  But, we’re finding ways! So last night was Taco Tuesday at our house (I will have another post on our theme nights later – our nephew gave us this idea).  I had something to go to around 6:00 so my husband was going to be home with our daughter.  I got home around 7:45…

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Aug 28

August 28, 2014

That feeling of “I’m back”

Have you seen that Friends episode where Phoebe wants to go running with Rachel and Rachel is embarrassed because Phoebe runs really awkward and all over the place?  That’s how I felt when I first starting running again after having my baby.  I felt like people were looking at me like I was a crazy person running by.  Everything felt loose and weird.  It was like I was in a completely different person’s body. I felt like this for a…

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Aug 27

August 27, 2014

Workout Options for Moms!

I know a big dilemma with being a mom (or busy person in general) is figuring out how to get in a workout.  Now you have another person to take care of that is completely dependent on you.  But Mom still needs her time to get in some exercise! How do we find the time to do this?  I have 4 different options for new moms that might help them get in a workout – and maintain some sort of…

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Aug 21

August 21, 2014

8 Lessons Learned from having a Baby

So most of us have heard all the usual things that you learn from having a baby – taking a shower is a luxury, sleep doesn’t happen, your house is always a mess, etc.  Well I have a few items to add to this list.  There are some things that I either wasn’t told or just didn’t fully realize until I had a baby. Although, can you ever really understand any of this until you’ve had a baby?!  Probably not….

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Aug 15

August 15, 2014

A Ranking of my Favorite Races

I love running races and have been fortunate enough to run quite a few!  I have run a variety of distances and at different times of the year.  Most of my races have been in Chicago though since I live here.  My goal is start doing more races in different cities.  I think it’s a great way to go explore a new place! I decided to rank my top 3 races that I’ve done and share my thoughts on them. …

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Jul 31

July 31, 2014

Put the oxygen mask on yourself first

The other day I had a complete meltdown.  My husband walked in the door from work and there I was on the couch doing the ugly cry.  I’m not even sure what were tears versus snot running down my face.  Yep, it was one of those moments. I couldn’t figure out why my little girl was upset and wouldn’t sleep AT ALL, I had been cooped up in the house all day, hadn’t had a shower, and barely had time…

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