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.


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.

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...

Superfrog 70.3 Recap

Superfrog 70.3 Recap. One of the hardest half Ironman's on the circuit and I'm a survivor! In fact, I had fun!

Blue Angel 10k Race Recap - I love America

It’s cool to be an American. We get caught up complaining about all of our #firstworldproblems but really we’re lucky to be Team USA!...

Carrot Festival 5k Race Recap

You win some, you lose some and it wouldn’t be authentic to only write about the times I felt proud and inspired. I botched this run and...

The Trainer; The Boredom Inducer

This post documents my dread to mount the bike trainer. The truth is I know it's a vital part of Ironman training so I will suck it up...

Ironman Arizona: Where do I start!?

Starting something new is hard and without a clear plan in place, it's pretty easy to get anxious and borderline depressed. This is the...

Miles Behind Me

My brothers and I have been asked several times which parent passed down our athletic gene, but we haven’t always been runners. Brent has...

Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta

I’m so thankful for supportive friends, family, volunteers, and Red Bull! Here’s my race debrief for those that have asked: PRE-RACE The...



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.



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