motherhood · parenthood

Basically, I Still Have No Idea What I’m Doing

My baby’s going to be a year old soon. A full year. I don’t know how to process this. I’m still processing the fact – undeniable! She’s right there! – that I am indeed a mother, that I have a daughter, that we’re bound forever. She’ll always be part of me and I’ll always be… Continue reading Basically, I Still Have No Idea What I’m Doing

marathons · motherhood · Running

Bright Lights, Big Race: It’s NYC Marathon Eve!

I’m standing in my kitchen in the early-morning, daylight-savings darkness, nursing a cup of coffee. I’ve just come back from a 2.5 mile run, and am enjoying quiet time before everyone else wakes up. I’ve said prayers and done stretches and eaten a granola bar, and the caffeine is starting to kick in, so to… Continue reading Bright Lights, Big Race: It’s NYC Marathon Eve!

parenthood · summer · Texas · Travel · vacation

In Which Texas Teaches Me a Thing or Two

We left for Texas on a Thursday, our Tundra stuffed to the gills with, well, stuff. The flotsam that surrounds a hunter going to Texas; a 9-month-old baby; and a, cough, slightly anxious mother embarking on her first major road trip with said baby. Our dog, God love her, stayed with a friend. My sanity… Continue reading In Which Texas Teaches Me a Thing or Two

Albuquerque · motherhood · parenthood · Running · school

It’s That Time Again

Funny, the magic that encircles a new school year even if you don’t have kids in school. Albuquerque students started back on Monday, and even though I won’t be shopping for school supplies for another few years, little things have happened over the past week that smack of optimism, exciting change, and goals for the… Continue reading It’s That Time Again

Albuquerque · horseback riding · motherhood

I Got a Pony! Sort of.

By “got” I mean “rode.” And by “pony” I mean full-grown, tall, powerful, handsome (not cute) HORSE. Outside of being led placidly around a corral, I had never ridden a horse before, but I’ve always liked them — who doesn’t? Mix together a couple of recent horse-related conversations between Robin Hood and I, and: Voila!… Continue reading I Got a Pony! Sort of.

Family · Fitness · New Mexico · parenthood · Running · Travel

Building Things

We took our becoming-annual trip to Red River, New Mexico last weekend. It was hard. Traveling with a dog has its challenges. Traveling with a 6-month-old has its challenges. Wrangling both at a hotel — coordinating walks, feedings, etc. — while hubby is doing his thing at an archery shoot both Saturday and Sunday? Well.… Continue reading Building Things

Family · Running · summer · Travel · vacation

Our Kingdom by the Sea: Cape San Blas, Florida

It was one of those vacations where you look around and say, “Hmmm, maybe I won’t go back home.” While Robin Hood was painting San Diego red with buddies, I flew to Jacksonville, Florida for a couple of days to visit one of my best friends. We hadn’t seen each other in two years, so… Continue reading Our Kingdom by the Sea: Cape San Blas, Florida