A year ago, I attended the Women’s March in Washington, DC with my sisters and daughter. I’ve participated in demonstrations in my younger years, but this one felt drastically different. Apart from being in complete awe at the sheer mass of people participating, there was a moment that stuck in my mind. We were crossing… Read More A Mother’s Hope
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
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
I have not been able to dedicate myself entirely to triathlon training this season. So consequently I have had to downgrade or drop my time goals entirely. My sole goal now is to finish. After mom’s passing, I spent much of August with my family and much of it avoiding friends and colleagues. Avoiding the… Read More Finish Strong
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
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?
With my next triathlon quickly approaching, I am excited and ready, as ready as a working mom can be.… Read More Back on the Saddle: Training for My Next Triathlon, After Two Years and Two Kids