Welcome to CarpoolDaze, my personal blog.
I am a mom, wife, writer, fit and run form trainer, dog owner and deep thinker.
If you got here looking for fitness and injury-free running advice, I can help. Please stroll over to my business site: VirtualAthlete
I launched this blog in 2013 while driving hours & hours of carpool every day of the week.
At first, it was a total bummer.
Then, I began to actually look forward to it.
The hours of driving time forced me to slow down.
Instead of stressing out about the traffic I could not control, or trying to talk on the phone, text, or check social media while driving…like so many of us do, I looked at the road ahead. Listened to what the kids talked about and laughed with them, or disciplined them.
Then when I was alone, I accepted this traffic as precious time to relax and focus my mind, listen to music, podcasts and the quiet.
I started to think in paragraphs again, use my brain, and get inspired.
To slowly make sense of my life and experiences.
Then I decided to write it all down.
Though a mom, I don’t write a bunch about mom stuff. Plenty of fabulous blogs on that.
And fashion? Cooking?
I try. As cosmetics/skincare CEO Bobbi Brown once said, “I’d rather have a workout than a blowout!” So fashionistas and cooks, I look to your blogs for inspiration.
In my free time I research, write and connect people and stories. I love snuggling with my kids, listening to all sorts of music, having real conversations with friends, family and anyone who wants to talk.
I also love to exercise and run for all sort of reasons, mainly it makes me happy, sane and fit. This eventually led me from the start up world to a career in fitness.
Writing, however, is my escape from mom duty.
Any duty in fact.
I write about:
Life. Healing, health, fitness, running, strength, music, books, movies, community, military, leadership, camaraderie, start ups, ALS, grief and resilience.
And, whatever else comes to mind.
Why keep it all inside, eh?
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What a day.