Keeping It Real, Nutrition

Keeping It Real: Fat Tuesday

Tomorrow is Mardi Gras, which is literally translated to "Fat Tuesday" in English.  And Fat Tuesday it will be, with many people indulging in treats such as paczki, a Polish fried doughnut filled with fruit preserves or other sweet fillings.  It is also the end of the Mardi Gras carnival in New Orleans.  In general,… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Fat Tuesday

Keeping It Real

Becoming Catholic: The Baptism of the Lord 2014

A lot of people are surprised when they find out that I am not Catholic (yet).  My husband's family is Catholic, and most of my family is Catholic.  My mom even entertained the idea of becoming a nun.  Both of my siblings were baptized Catholic and raised in the Catholic church.  What a lot of… Continue reading Becoming Catholic: The Baptism of the Lord 2014

Goals for 2015, Month of Movement, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Winterlaufe 2015 8k

"It'll be fun!" she said.  "Just a few little hills!" she said.  Those were the thoughts going through my head as I climbed the first "little hill" in the 2015 Winterlaufe race and saw rolling hills ahead of me.  More than just a few.  And not little! As you might recall, one of my goals… Continue reading Race Recap: Winterlaufe 2015 8k

Goals for 2015, Month of Movement, Race Recaps

Race Recap: The Snowman’s 5k

We are more than a month into the New Year, and I have gotten a great start to my Goals for 2015.  Although a bout of the stomach flu derailed some of my momentum at the beginning of January, I did follow through on my goal of running a race, even though I did not… Continue reading Race Recap: The Snowman’s 5k