On to the next one…

One of my goals this year was to be more flexible with my routine. Most of my life I have been very strict with my routines and noticed that to an extent it was good when I was single but just didn’t work now that I have a family. So top on my list of 12 goals for this year, I added “Be more flexible with routines and learn to use time effectively”. With PD’s recent job loss, I’ve had to rearrange my day. The first couple of days were strange but once I found my new balance, things seem to be better now.  I think I was most scared to see the mental impact of a job loss unfold because I have been through it myself, so I began to make changes and take action to help my husband embrace his new change in life. These are a few of the most important things I think a partner should do to help move on to bigger and better things post job loss. Continue reading

Hurdles and Glories of Life, according to a triathlete

As I was getting ready for bed last night, I had a conversation with PD about the similarities between triathlons, transitions and life. I thought that this would be a great way to explain changes, perseverance, learning from mistakes and glory to our daughter Issy some day. If you are not familiar with what goes on in a triathlon, this will get you started. Continue reading

Oh You Pretty Thing

Don’t you know you’re driving your Mamas and Papas insane!!

Don’t you just love Davie Bowie? I know we do here. Recently our little Issy has reached a whole new level of fitness, charisma, magic abilities, and ingenuity. At 22 going on 23 months old, she’s in baby years a seasoned little thing. I see so much of myself and PD in her personality that it tends to freak me out at times. I for instance was quite the bully and mischievous girl, and I’ve been told that PD was the same (minus the bullying, he’s very sweet). Continue reading

Val-En-Tine

How did you spend your Valentines day? This year PD and I celebrated our 4th Valentines Day. First year, we were just a few months into dating and he took me to Morimoto’s here in NYC. The food was really amazing and even got to meet chef Morimoto himself. Now on our 4th Valentine, you would never guess what he got me. Most women would probably throw a fit if they received this as a Vday gift, including me about a year ago. Continue reading

Goal setting for the Parenthlete Soul!

I got a call the other day from a well-known TV producer asking about what this “parenthlete” term is all about. I laughed and said, “well, you’re going to laugh because it’s really very simple. Parenthlete means parent athlete mushed together”. We had a pretty good conversation thereafter about life. The next few days I started to remember important events in my life, sort of like connecting my dots of life. I remembered a few lessons that my parents have taught me that has gotten me through my toughest moments in life. I even use it for my triathlon training. Hey whatever works right? Continue reading

REI and our evening jog

I have to admit, we haven’t been the best parenthletes this week. We’ve been over consumed with work just days from launching and quite honestly the rainy weather hasn’t helped us either. We could go to the gym which is literally just down the street from us and even has a cresh to watch our baby. But we’d rather stay at home, veg out and enjoy a beer. Hey, we’re human. But 3 days without a nice refreshing run gets me a bit edgy. Call us crazy but we really do enjoy long runs, taking in all that winter sunshine that we so need. I always feel so energized, and literally stress free after a run. Those hormones released from exercise are amazing aren’t they? Continue reading