Believer • Wife • Mother • Runner

Welcome to Autumn's Running Late: a genuine blog to humor and empower your day. Or night. Because I'm probably running late again (with reflectors and mace). This is my creative outlet to share my transition from engineer to homemaker, boast the victories and laugh at the shortfalls. I’m staying up late but you can read in the morning.


Bronze Anniversary

Eight years married and not a single day of regret.

It’s a Zoom Graduation!

First day of “real school” and I’m more excited than Crosley! And also my heart is broken over the many days that were robbed from her.

7 Weeks: Sick and Tired

A diary entry from October 26, 2020 when only Blake knew we were expecting. 7 Weeks and 3 Days pregnant. Feeling extreme fatigue and nausea.

Baby has a name!

The story behind us learning baby’s gender, the name, and our unconventional gender reveal party.

Be the Drop that Makes the Splash

A shameful memory I wanted to forget at the time but have since grown to realize it changed my life and helped me find my voice.

Aunt Marjorie

The Ashurst family lost a fighter to Covid-19. And it hurts deeply.

Good Enough to Marry My Daughter

Dad's perfect speech from our wedding. Couldn't be more perfect. Happy seven years to us, Blake!

I Went to Target

I missed Target, so I went with the excuse that we needed milk. Judge me. And also read on and live vicariously through me.

Ironman Arizona 140.6 - The Run

I'm finally running, it's great, even if I'm experiencing GI issues. I'm emotional, and the finish line is more exciting than I imagined!

Ironman Arizona 140.6 - The Bike

Part 3: T1 & the Bike Excited to be out of the water, now just 112 miles with a full bladder and nearly unbearable pain from seat chafing!

Ironman Arizona 140.6 - The Swim

I don't like swimming. It was boring and all I could do was pray and have short choppy conversations with myself. It went kind of like this.

Lay it All Down

I’ve gotten in the habit of writing down my thoughts but not posting it until sometimes weeks later. This one was written after another...



A collection of the crazy things my kids say


When Crosley was one, we told her she couldn't go on the grass because there was cow poo poo on it. The next day some punk high schoolers were standing on the lawn, so she pointed at their feet and said, "cow poo poo". They jumped off and she's been making us laugh ever since. She's a constant reminder that there's something funny to be said every day.



Thanks for your interest in Autumn's Running Late.
Have a question or comment? Email me below or comment directly on a blog post (please be nice)!

  • Instagram
  • Facebook

Thanks for submitting!