Doctor’s Orders: No Running for Four Weeks

Earlier this spring I returned to running for the first time in 17 years (thanks to the wonderful Couch-to-5K running plan). I began losing weight and feeling better about myself, but most importantly I just really enjoyed running. After a little while my days felt incomplete without a run, and during the day my mindContinue reading “Doctor’s Orders: No Running for Four Weeks”

Getting Reacquainted with Running

I haven't exercised much since 1993, the year I graduated from high school and won a state gold medal in the 4×800 meter relay.  Sure, I have purchased gym memberships and bike equipment, but I haven't used either much, except perhaps for the few months of biking I did just prior to my October 2002Continue reading “Getting Reacquainted with Running”

Saying Goodbye to an Amazing Caregiver

Today is the last legal working day for our current au pair, Ann, a wonderful young woman from Thailand who for two years has lived with our family and taken care of our children.  When she arrived to our family our youngest was not quite five months old, and hardly able to sit on hisContinue reading “Saying Goodbye to an Amazing Caregiver”