Showing posts from April, 2014

Worlds collide

When it comes to exercise, my personal and professional worlds collide - in a good way.

I write about exercise on this blog often and I study exercise in my research. I co-organize a regional Exercise is Medicine conference at my institution (our third conference is coming up next week!) and this year I became the faculty advisor for an Exercise is Medicine interdisciplinary student group. These students are future doctors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and researchers - and they want to practice their particular health care specialty with a focus on exercise as prevention and treatment for their patients. I love that these students share my passion for this idea and this is truly one of the most rewarding and enjoyable aspects of my job.

At home, I try to practice what I preach. I enjoy exercise and wish I could fit more of it into my day. I think better, eat better, live better when I exercise.  In my 20s, I often logged over 50 miles of running a week, and rac…

Downtown days, the Crossroads by bike #tbt

We took a stroll around our new neighborhood this many exciting and different things to see!

 Just around the corner from our building, we needed a water break. It was hot, even for the morning.

I just love this part of the city. We are in this low area just shy of all the tall buildings and commercial city life. The Crossroads. People live here, walk their dogs, go running, walk home late at night, raid the dumpsters. We're surrounded by 5-6 story brick buildings inscribed with names of warehouses long past, the occasional coffee shop, tattoo parlor, and artist's den. On Labor Day morning, the streets were quiet, the shops all closed, and we had the neighborhood to ourselves. Perfect for exploring on Charlie's strider bike for the first time.

Stopping for another water break.




I was afraid to crash this place with two toddlers. But as the only place open that morning, it was tempting.

Iz was sleepy and happy to sit quietly i…

Easter at Modern on Meadow

Hold onto your Easter bonnet, because this post contains a lot of pictures! The theme of the day for Charlie was patience. He needed patience to sit through the Easter church service, and patience to wait and hunt Easter eggs until all the family had arrived for Easter brunch. He failed miserably.

This was our first big family gathering at our new home and also the first time we've hosted a holiday as important as Easter.

I really enjoyed setting the table for Easter, but I will admit to googling the proper placement of all the silverware, plates and glasses. We don't dine like this every day.

Since our wedding china is very simple, white and silver, I wanted a colorful backdrop for the table and I found the Robin's egg blue tablecloth and coral napkins at Target - not bad for the last minute. We have my Grandmother Lo's silver and I love an excuse to use it. Each piece is monogrammed with her initials - it was almost like she was at the family table with us. We also …