In an opening remarks to 75 young women at the LEAD Sports Summit in Austin, Texas, five-time Olympic gold medalist, Missy Franklin, spoke about her struggles with depression. The event was designed to empower female athletes in academics, sport and life, and her openness about depression makes her awesome-er than she already is. Franklin explains that two months before the… Read More Missy Franklin Speaks about Depression: Female Athletes and Mental Health
We took a week-long beach vacation last week to Bethany Beach, a small, family-friendly beach town with easy access to Delmarva’s attractions. Renting a house, shared with close family, the Hubby and I took the week to rest and relax after a some very busy months at work. The kids enjoyed the beaches, Assateague National… Read More Understanding Bipolar Disorder and Knowing the Warning Signs
This summer proved to be one of the most busiest months at work. Busy translated to long work hours, lots of travel, tons of stressful moments, and little vacation breaks. And here I am, on the last day in August, wondering where did the summer go? I felt guilty. About working and being away from… Read More F*ck Mom Guilt
For many moms, constant sleep deprivation is a standard feature of motherhood. Now in my late 30’s, I’ve finally come to terms that I am not myself when I don’t get enough sleep. That’s because sleep deprivation increases the likelihood of manic episodes for me.… Read More My Mania, My Sleep, My Best Self
I am completing the final weeks of base training for my next Olympic distance triathlon and feeling pretty good. I am now starting a 12-week build phase with an average of 7-10 hours per week of training. Each week will include, on average, 2-3 swim workouts, 3 bike workouts, 3 run (1 being a brick) workouts,… Read More Base Week 4: Triathlon Training
Yep, I did it. My daughter and I have been shooting video with our GoPro for the last few days, playing with video editors, and decided to publish snippets of our weekly activities.… Read More I Started a YouTube Channel!
This month, we celebrated by first baby’s birthday with a party, full of bowling, cake and, of course, friends and family. Upon arriving to the bowling alley, I quickly remembered how stressful kid’s party are and how crazy they can get. I was fortunate to have family around to help, but I still found myself… Read More Juggling Work, Kids, Life and Bowling Balls