Musings From a Mentally Ill Mother

So. It is one week past TeenThing's diagnosis. Into week 2 on her meds. So far nothing scary in the land of side effects. We are keeping our fingers crossed that it stays this way. I have been taking time to shuffle through the boxes I have compartmentalized, because let's face it, if I don't, …

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Running – For Me

My last “official” race of 2017 was the Valley Harvest 5k. It was a warm day.  I had a head cold.  I managed 30 minutes and I was happy 😃 I chose Valley Harvest because of the beautiful scenery in Wolfville.....and the blanket. Taking all expectation off of myself has given me back some of …

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Scotland Adventure Part 3 (#2): When TeenThing Got Sick

Usually it's me.  I either get the head cold at the end of a trip, or right when I get back (Spoiler:  I got sick too, lol). It was TeenThing's turn this time.  The first day she really started feeling it was a gorgeous sunny day.  I really didn't want to stay inside all day, …

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My Life as a Single Mom: The Mom Brain

I can probably get a shirt that says "Permanent Mom Brain". Working, raising a child, avoiding the rabbit hole of depression, and trying to fit in my running/fitness takes up most of my time.  The blog has suffered a little bit lately because of this juggling act. I have had many ideas for posts.  I …

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Races, Brain Melts, and the Return of the FitBit

  Okay, So over the holidays I decided that I seriously needed to keep moving this year.  Not just for my physical health, but for my mental health.  I sat and muddled about a fall half marathon.  I wanted something close to home (because I am without my own vehicle, and would need to acquire …

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