Today we went on a little family bike ride. Actually, for us it was pretty long–almost 8 miles. My kids are getting so big so quickly, and they’re able to handle more. It’s fun. Our area has an awesome (mostly) paved trail system next to the Boise River called the Greenbelt. It’s almost entirely wooded, … More These are the best days.
At the top of Corrals Trail, overlooking the city. Go take a hike!
Today I took a little hike with my kids. It’s the last day of my 30s, and I wanted to spend it on an adventure with them. I’ve grown to love the outdoors, and it was so fun to hike through the water and explore somewhere new. I know some people feel anxiety or distress … More Goodbye, 30s
Since we’ve moved, we now live in a little town of 20,000 instead of a city of more than 100,000. I love it so much. We live right near downtown, and everything we need is within a couple of miles of us. When the weather is nice, I like to hop on my bike instead … More A Leisurely Morning
OK, we are really not very good. But this is a major improvement over last year, when at least half of my children were openly weeping! I’ll take it! PS I love the photo with A on his bum. Hahaha… Every once in a while we go do silly things together and then I realize: … More Ice Skating Pros!
Guys, I know–I disappeared! Honestly, I don’t know exactly where I went. The kids went back to school and we got crazy busy with getting them outfitted and ready for new schools, making all kinds of last minute appointments, and why not paint the boys’ room while we were at it? Yes? Sure. On top … More Back to School, Back to Good Routines!
Who else LOVES c25K? I do! I do! Couch to 5K is what got me started three years ago, when I got serious about working out while I was trying to lose weight. I got this crazy idea that I wanted to be able to run a mile, and maybe even a race, and I sure had … More C25K for Speed
Happy Independence Day to my U.S. readers! 🇺🇸💕 Last week, I started retraining with the Couch to 5k trainer. For the last nine months or so, I’ve been using HIIT sprints as my cardio after lifting. I love quick intervals, and it was a nice mental change to move to 60 or 90 second sprints … More HIIT, Intervals, and Speed
There’s no way around it: I have a love/hate relationship with leg day. If I’m honest with myself, my legs are my strongest muscle group. I have mega power thighs, and I was naturally given a backside that pops (who knew, in the grunge-chic 90’s, that I’d be pleased by this someday?!?). My lower half responds … More New Leg Dumbbell Workout
Have I mentioned that delt day is my favorite? I’m not sure why that is, exactly, but the funny thing is that my shoulders are what got me started in real weight lifting. About 20 years ago, I had rotator cuff issues that eventually sent me to physical therapy. My PT had me start lifting (very … More New Delt Dumbbell Workout