10 Ways to Get Your Groove Back After Having a Baby

The following is a guest post from my friend Lisa Schmidt.  My son made his appearance six months ago weighing 10 pounds, 8 ounces. As you might suspect, I also gained quite a bit of weight during the pregnancy — so much that I was tested for Type II diabetes at my six-week postpartum check-up. […]

Becoming a Healthier Homeschool Mom

The following is a guest post from my friend Kris Bales. By November of 2009, I had reached my heaviest weight ever – 220 pounds. I was tired, sore, and miserable. I decided that it was time to do something about it. I didn’t want to. I’d been overweight for over 15 years. I’d tried and […]

10 Tips for Running in the Summer Heat

10 tips for running in warm weather

In Kentucky, the heat and humidity start early — this year, we were hitting 70 and 80 degrees in March! Running in warm weather brings a whole new set of challenges. With some preparation, you can keep running all summer, in preparation for fall races. 1. Run Early My husband is a fan of running […]

Keeping Safe When Running – Don’t Be a Victim

Part of the benefit of running for me is the chance to spend time alone and clear my head. Since hearing the tragic story of Sherry Arnold, I’ve been thinking more about keeping myself safe while running. I polled my running buddies, and came up with 11 rules to keep safe while on the road. […]

Fitness Friday – Not Going it Alone

Life As I See It [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

I’ll admit it. Running by myself is BORING. But, with 4 children, a husband and a job, there’s not a lot of options. Thanks to my best friend, I’ll be having a date night with my husband this evening and dragging him along with me for an early morning run on Saturday. If you’re taking […]