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Tonia B.

I am a mom of three who took up running after the birth of my second child. I have always been an athlete, playing soccer, basketball and throwing the shot put and the discus, but I NEVER ran. I started running to set a good example for my children and to lose the pregnancy weight and now I can't... Full Bio
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We've always done it that way ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Life can be overwhelming at times. Every morning when I wake up, I run through everything I need to do, everything I should do and everything I want to do. Some days, I t ... Read on »
Three Things Thursday ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Marathon - Back in 2011, when I ran three marathons including two in one week, I was burned out. I had no desire to ever run another marathon again. I felt like all I ever d ... Read on »
March Rewind ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Miles Run:  70.68 miles. Running is hard ... Bike Miles Rode: 112.5 miles. My bike trainer and I are so totally BFFs ... Swim Meters Completed: 17450 meters or 10.84 m ... Read on »
our normal ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Swim. Dance. Ukulele. Soccer. Six days a week, I spend hours devoted to shuttling my kids from one activity to the next. Occasionally, we spend our entire day sitting ... Read on »
Why long distance triathlon and I are on a break ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Did you ever meet someone with an addictive personality? Who am I kidding? If you are reading this you probably have an addictive personality. Those who get involved wit ... Read on »
Three Things Thursday ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Rev3 Summit - Last Thursday night, I headed up to Manassas (with my Rev3 spouse, Anne) for our annual team summit. Over the course of three days, we learned the ins and outs ... Read on »
Seven Things ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Dear Doodle, I have a hard time remembering my life without you. I can recall my life pre-kids and I distinctly remember becoming a parent. But that 22 months in between ... Read on »
Three Things Thursday ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Team Rev3 - Later today, I will be picking up my Rev3 Roomie extraordinaire, Anne, from the airport and we will be headed to the  Rev3 Team Summit. Anne and ... Read on »
allergy testing ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running For about a month now, I have be itchy. Like "wake up in the middle of the night to scratch" itchy. It hasn't been pleasant. After about two weeks, I decided to go see an al ... Read on »
February Rewind ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Miles Run:  97.43 miles. Kind of wish I had checked on Friday. I would have totally run another 2.6 miles ... Bike Miles Rode: 126.7 miles. My bike trainer and I are so t ... Read on »
Random Facts Friday ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 1. I am a total book nerd. Add that to the fact that it takes me about 60 minutes to read 150 pages and I can crush a book in a few hours. Already in 2014, I have finished 2 ... Read on »
head-on collision ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Being a parent has to be one of the scariest things you can do. In your life before kids, you only have to worry about yourself. You may care about what happens to the p ... Read on »
fED Review ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Y'all know I'm a girl who loves her food. Protein. Carbs. Fats. I don't care what it is as long as it tastes good. I mean, I might as well have #eatallthethings ... Read on »
Three Things Thursday ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Date Day - Thanks to the numerous snow days my children have had this winter, the school district decided to revoke the President's Day holiday. At first I was kind of bumme ... Read on »
love - it never fails ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I've never been big on Valentine's Day. I'm very anti-greeting card. I really don't like flowers. And it's not like I need an excuse to sit on my couch and devour an entire ... Read on »
it's worth it ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I knew it was inevitable. At some point, you just can't fight it anymore. Eventually, you lose all your free time and money to your children. It's a sad, but true, ... Read on »
Random Facts Friday: Birthday Edition .. by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 1. Today, February 7th, is my 32nd birthday.  Unlike some people who dread getting older, I've been counting down the days since February 8th of last year. 2. You can't ... Read on »
January Rewind ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Miles Run: 73.66 miles. My highest mileage in pretty much forever ... Bike Miles Rode: 113 miles. My bike trainer and I are so totally BFFs ... Swim Meters Completed: ... Read on »
Random Fact Friday ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 1. My kids have only been in school two of the last 14 days. Perhaps the best part of this situation is that the district has 90 or so hours of extra instruction built into ... Read on »
And then you were 5 ... by Tonia B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Dear Dilly, I know I've said this before, but with each passing year I am left with a sense of loss. As the moments slip past, I want to grab as many as I can and hit the ... Read on »