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Katie S.

Littleton, Colorado
I am a stay at home mom of a 2 and 4 year old. After the birth of my second blessing, I was also blessed with an extra 80 pounds! What can I say, I was craving a lot of peanut butter. Instead of accepting this new mom body, I set out on a quest to lose the weight and improve my overall... Full Bio
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An overdue and unsolicited shoe review of Hoka One Ones by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In my opinion there is no gear more important in running than shoes.  No wait, there is nothing more important than a sports bra....but shoes come directly after that.  The ... Read on »
A bunch of firsts by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The second post in a month?!?  This is shocking that I am actually going to post again...and I am hoping to actually read some blogs too!  Which must mean one thing: school ... Read on »
Tri for the Cure 2012 by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Well, it has been quite some time since I last updated this poor little blog.  A few friends pointed out that it seems as though I died from the flu since that was my ... Read on »
Cold vs. Flu by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I usually don't get the flu.  In fact I can't really remember the last time I got it.  Why?  Every year I get my flu shot like a good girl and escape the season unscathed.  ... Read on »
Things- The March Edition by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Thing that took me away from blogging for a couple of weeks (again!): This looks like I was just relaxing for a couple weeks, but actually I was planning for ot ... Read on »
A poorly written recipe for pinto bean and quinoa burgers by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My introduction to the veggie burger came my freshman year of college.  It was the fall of 1997, I was away from home (a whole 40 minutes!) and began eating in the school ca ... Read on »
I wasn't expecting 6 inches by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I can hear my brother all the way from Texas saying, "That's what she said."  I thought about baiting him and putting that as my Facebook status...but it seemed too easy.   ... Read on »
Under House Arrest by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have finally (I think) nailed down my racing schedule for the summer.  At first I only wanted to do one triathlon and that's it.  But in true racing addict fashion, I chan ... Read on »
Conversations Animal Mothers Would Never Have by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have often thought what strange creatures us human mothers are.  We like to think of ourselves as more advanced, but sometimes I think the animals are the ones that have i ... Read on »
Runner vs. I run by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running For a long time I couldn't call myself a runner.  I would say, "I run," but not "I'm a runner."  I don't know why really, but I guess I imagined a runner was way more hardco ... Read on »
The post where I share way too much... by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When you are chubby, have bad skin, excel at science, and have a tragic sense of fashion, Valentine's Day is not ever your favorite day of the year.  It is, in fact, your le ... Read on »
Finishing Is Winning by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Whether you know it or not, your children are watching you.  The first time I truly realized this was in the car.  My son was 2 at the time and we were sitting at a red ligh ... Read on »
Recoverer-Which type are you? by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have been reading running blogs for almost a year now, and in that time I have made an observation.  It seems like there are three types of runners: runners who are injure ... Read on »
The demotivating effects of H2O(s) by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am a scientist...well actually, I just have a Biology degree and I taught science.  But I will say that I am a woman of science and thus I am always making observation...a ... Read on »
Big Freaking Emergency by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'll admit, the emergency you're about to read is totally a first world problem.  In no way is it an actual emergency in the big (or small) picture of life, but if you are l ... Read on »
Things- The 11 Random addition by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I was tagged with the Random 11 Things by Julie and Andrea.   Since I have been doing a monthly "Things" post I thought I would just roll my things post in with this post ... Read on »
A separation of church and sport??? by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Okay, I know I have been MIA forever, but I was crazy busy and blogging is the first thing to go. I was planning two events and therefore I was forced to take a break.  I tr ... Read on »
I'm stuck in Wi-Fi hell by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This is just a quick note to say I have been dealing with very limited internet connectivity at my brother's house. Apparently his poor router can't handle all the devices ... Read on »
Things- The December Edition by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Thing that I started doing again!!!! Thing I didn't wear when I ran because I really didn't feel like crying Thing I probably looked like while running Thing that ... Read on »
I'll show you mine if you show me yours (OR The Awkward Photo Contest) by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have a confession to make: I am addicted to Awkward Family Photos .  They crack me up...maybe more than they should.  Whenever I see them come up on AOL's homepage I have ... Read on »