Why are Parabens so Bad?

Since starting with Beautycounter as a consultant, I've been learning so much about all the different toxic chemicals in our health and beauty products. I haven't eliminated every single un-safe product for a safer option yet, but as I use up products, I am replacing them with a safer option. Once you start paying attention to the labels and ingredient lists, it is crazy how many unpronounceable and unrecognizable things there are in our food, health, beauty, and cleaning products.…

Training Update – 4 Weeks Post Marathon

I've very slowly been getting back into running since the Twin Cities Marathon, but I am a-okay with that. I took nearly three weeks off due to my hip not feeling 100%, but I am now finally starting to feel like my old running self. I haven't done any speed work and will probably wait another week to do anything of that nature. Right now I'm just enjoying the relaxed approach to running (I was getting pretty burnt out at…

Cullen’s 3rd Birthday

Today we celebrated Cullen's 3rd birthday! We didn't have a big party or do anything extra special, but I let Cullen pick all of the activities we did today, and I know he had fun with everything. (In hindsight it was probably better we didn't have people over because Cullen ended up being sick.) The day started out with him sleeping in until 10 a.m. (Lucky me! It gave me time to stretch after running and take my time getting…