All you wanted for your family was for us to be happy. And to stick together. As a little girl, after a fight with one of my siblings over who had the tv remote, who cut the Barbie’s hair, who stole the toy in the cereal box , you would remind me that family comes first.… Read More Mamá
My fitness journey started with the goal to lose excessive baby weight. But the more I get into health and fitness, the more I see unhealthy habits and thinking.… Read More Rock My Body
I remember the day you were born like it was yesterday. Numb from the rib cage down, a curtain drawn over my midsection, and feeling a fair amount of painless prodding, I found myself listening hard for your cry.… Read More Like It Was Yesterday
The last leg of my 100 fly was grueling. Just as I finished 75 meters, I felt a sudden pressure tightening my leg and shoulder muscles, choking my breathing. And ultimately robbing my confidence as I watched swimmers pass me and my lead disappear. This was a pain I had never felt before.… Read More Step Up. Take Your Mark. Beep.
This summer, I took to triathlon training again after taking a three-year hiatus after having my son. Combining masters swimming practices with weekend bike rides and running outdoors on neighborhood trails, I successfully completed a sprint triathlon in August. I had hoped to complete a second Olympic distance race in September, but a busy work… Read More Tenacious and Fearlessly Jumping
It’s that time again this year. We are back to chauffeuring children to school activities, volunteering at school functions, and making sure homework packets are completed. We are also back to reflecting where the summer went. Though sending my kids off to their first days of school induces a fit of crying, I am also… Read More Back to School
During my second pregnancy, I heard from many moms about the ease of having a second child. The baby stuff is sooo much easier with your second. You’re a pro now, you got this! And in some ways, that was true. By the time we had our second, we were still preoccupied with safety and development, but are more patient, flexible and resilient. We don’t sweat the small stuff nearly as much, are smarter in choosing our battles, and tend to look at the bigger picture. But I’m not referring to parenting. … Read More Why Was the Second Baby Easier and Happier?