**Hi all! I wrote this a few weeks ago, but felt I needed to share. I’m still taking medicine but am feeling MUCH better than I was when I started writing this post originally. I’m currently in week 24 but wrote this first part around week 17, and the second part somewhere around 13.** I’ve always believed we get stronger when we surround ourselves with strong people. I’m telling myself that a lot lately. This very much loved child inside my body is surely making me tougher (although I don’t feel it quite yet), giving me the biggest challenge I’ve ever had… View Post

Friends, I’m having a little writer’s block. I don’t want to write about pregnancy all the time, and with my limited workout schedule (and absolutely zero running), I’m struggling with what to share with you! The good news: I can finally say I feel pretty good. My “new normal”, I guess you could say, because no matter what you say, when you have an ear-of-corn sized human in your uterus, you just don’t feel “normal” like you used to for the past 30 years of your life. I DID take a TRX class this week! I’ve been so nervous about signing up for classes… View Post

Did you come back even after my “Why I Disappeared” post? I don’t know why I made the title so dramatic. I’m a little embarrassed that’s what I chose. “Life Updates” probably would have been less weird but I’m not always in sound mind these days. (When people talk about pregnancy hormones they’re not kidding. I feel like that creepy kid in The Exorcist whose head spins around in circles.) ANYWHO, I have some extremely exciting news to report. I took a yoga class yesterday! My first since January. (!!!) It was one hour of extremely gentle yoga and we… View Post

Hiiiii. (Insert emoji showing teeth.) Until January, I spent a decent portion of every day on this little corner of the internet. And then I disappeared faster than I do when cocktail hour begins after a wedding ceremony. (What I mean is that I sprint to the wine.) If you’re not caught up, click on over to Instagram and extra extra read all about it. Since I've basically disappeared from the internet, let me catch everyone up. Brendan and I moved back to New Jersey and I am now 21 weeks pregnant. SURPRISE! We've been so silent about it all because… View Post

You can find anything on YouTube these days. Dinosaur brides. The Office bloopers. (I loveee a good blooper reel.) Wimpy goats. Sara Hopkins. (Love her.) A list of hilarious gifs. (Okay, not on YouTube, BUT STILL.) I’ve also been into psychology YouTube videos lately (great segue I know), and one topic in particular stuck with me: social psychology. This video got me thinking about how social influence can relate to fitness and goal-setting. (You have to click the little menu bar in the top left corner and find video #38 to see the one I’m talking about! I do recommend… View Post

I run. I write about running. I talk about running. The one thing people ask me most often is, “girlllllll how you love running so much?” Except usually they speak with proper english and without the long, drawling “girlllllll” at the beginning…that’s just how I hear it in my head. Are you debating starting to run? You can wait until you have the perfect shoes, until hair-washing day, until it’s precisely 72 degrees and sunny, or you can use my tested approach that comes with a 100% success rate*. *Data accuracy not confirmed.   The let-go-of-all-logic-and-just-do-it method. ‘Cause you know what sucks? Knowing you should do… View Post

Hello there! On this cozy Southern California evening, I’m writing to you from the intersection of “I’m feeling super productive in this new year” and “I feel too overwhelmed with all the things to actually do anything”. Welcome, welcome. If you haven’t visited, it’s like when you decide to donate clothes to Goodwill but instead drive them around in a trash bag in the trunk of your car for 6 months. Good intentions, butttt…exhaustion is winning. I’ve spent the last two weeks traveling and now need a vacation from my vacation, but SURPRISE, KARA, you have to go back to work. Sigh. My holidays are typically spent… View Post

As I’ve mentioned, I’m a fan of starting goals before January 1st. I also love using the weeks leading up to a new year as a time to clean, organize and restructure. Before I left for our travels + in the free time I’ve had since I left, I’ve been focused on making space in my life. (I’m starting to realize just how much of a minimalist I really am – much to my husband’s dismay. Pretty sure I’m starting to show some psychotic tendencies. Sorrrrrry Bren.) Even though some of the things I’ve been doing seem small, time spent sorting through them on… View Post