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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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¡Falta algo! Something's missing! by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I think every little boy goes through a Thomas the Tank Engine phase and every little girl goes through a Dora the Explorer phase. While Mason outgrew Thomas some time ... Read on »
1 down, 12 to go by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My second half marathon is 13 weeks away.  Even though I am training for the Tri for the Cure I need to make sure I get in one long run a week.  13 weeks, 13 long runs (luck ... Read on »
10 reasons I don't want to leave the house today by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running BUT (that is for you Lisa , and thank you for that!) I have a remote start engine and a butt warmer in the car so I will be leaving.....oh yeah and it is a preschool day ... Read on »
4 embarrassing things I desperately need to do by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 1. I need to get a hair cut!!  The evidence is below.  I don't actually remember the last time I got a hair cut.  I don't even remember how many children I had when I got my ... Read on »
4 miles and little lambs by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This week is spring break for Mason so we have been trying keep ourselves pretty busy with activities. Today we had plans to go to the Littleton Historical Museum to check ... Read on »
4 the hard way by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I firmly believe that all physical activities rely not only on your level of fitness but also on your mental state of mind.  Countless studies have shown the effects o ... Read on »
4500 calories, a turkey idea, and what Ratatouille and Survivor have in common by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Break out the maternity pants, it's Thanksgiving!!  The average Thanksgiving dinner is 4500 calories.  If that doesn't scare you then you have no idea what ... Read on »
5 ways to a 5K by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A couple of my MOPS friends asked for tips on running a 5K.  Since MOPS ended on Thursday for the year (boo!) and I didn't get a chance to talk to them, I thought I would ... Read on »
A birthday date with Marshall Ulrich by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running "Oh gravity, thou art a heartless bitch." -Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory) Yes, that quote is in honor of my birthday.  Tomorrow is the big 3-2!  Not exactly a mile ... 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 »
A day of revelations by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday was long and busy, but a very great day.  I did my last long run before the half and took the kids to the zoo (and no flat tires this time!).  It was also a day of ... Read on »
A fine line between pushing and puking by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm a puker.  No way around it.  Drink too much- puke.  Eat something bad- puke.  Smell something bad- puke.  Get pregnant- puke and puke and puke and puke..... and still ga ... Read on »
A goal and a plan by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have mentioned before that my daughter loves Dora the Explorer.  What two year old girl doesn't love Dora, right?  As much as it makes me want to stick a fork in my eye, ... Read on »
A new toy for mom by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sometimes when one door closes you need to open another door. . .like one that leads to REI. My heart rate monitor bit the dust during the tri.  It was on its last leg be ... Read on »
A picture is worth a thousand words by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Who can guess my two piece of news? Hint:  It is not that I was inspired by my mall bangs to get a spiral perm.  My hair just looks like that when I don't blow dry it.  ... 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 »
A running mom's PSA by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This is your mom: This is your mom on three days of no running: Any questions? I am finally going to go on a nice run today.  Hopefully (for everyone's sake) I will ... 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 »
Adding to Subtract by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My last post was all about getting back on track after vacation.  Whenever we start or renew our dedication to health and fitness, I think the general tendency is to s ... Read on »
After the wind and before the rain/snow by Katie S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In training for the half marathon I do one long run a week.  The only day that works for me is Sunday because every other day Kevin is working and I have no one to w ... Read on »