Running As Reinvention

Running As Reinvention

For many of us, 2020 has not gone as planned. Some of us have jobs that haven’t changed much and some of us were already homeschooling, but it’s safe to say that the coronavirus pandemic has uprooted our daily lives in ways we could not have anticipated. Running, you ask? It’s impossible to say running [...]

February Training Update: 2020 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend

February Training Update: 2020 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend

When early registration for the 2020 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon opened, I immediately registered for the full. I ran it last year, and I was determined to do it again AND beat my time. And then the whole house came down with hand, foot, and mouth disease. The kids got better, but mine lovingly [...]

Dear Girl-In-The-Peloton-Bike-Ad: You’re My People

Dear Girl-In-The-Peloton-Bike-Ad: You’re My People

I've seen and heard a lot of commentary on the new Peloton commercial. I'm sure, by now, you know the one: A thin, attractive woman receives a Peloton bike from her husband. She documents her use of it. After one year, she shows her husband her documentation and says she "didn't know how much it [...]

VIPKid May Not Be As “Mom Friendly” As We Thought (I’d Know; They Just Fired Me).

Alright y'all. You probably haven't seen me say much about teaching at VIPKid lately, and it's because they fired me. Yep -- just like that, they terminated my contract. I brought in seven teachers, taught over 500 classes since May 2019, had a 100% timely feedback rate, and 120 5-apple feedback scores. And YUP, VIPKid [...]