That Year I quit BC, Started Eating Paleo, Ran a Long Race and (oh!) Got Pregnant

Heyo!  I’m Britani.


That’s me in a leather jacket that no longer fits right because I’m just shy of 6 months pregnant.

I haven’t blogged since the days of Diaryland and Xanga.  I’m not even sure those websites register anymore, unless you were an angst-filled teenager, expressing your emotions on the world wide web around 2002.  (HIGHlarious.  And I have to admit, I’m secretly sad that Xanga is dead and my archives under the silentmelodies handle are no longer accessible).  But I’m looking for a way to document my life and my memories in a more cohesive way than through an average of 3 Instagram photos a week…because I’m having a baby soon and I feel like life-documentation may become a little more important.  Apologies already to my daughter, Ainsley, who if she ever happens upon these posts, will surely say “Mom, you were as lame on the brink of 30 as you were when you wrote in your Diaryland at half that age.”

This is Ainsley, while we’re at it:

Ainsley Baby Bumble Bee at 17 Weeks Gestation
Ainsley Baby Bumble Bee at 17 Weeks Gestation

And here is the baby daddy

It's a Girl!
It’s a Girl!

That’s my husband Charles and I telling the world that our baby is a girl, a la Bathbomb.

Charles and I got married in October 2010, so we are encroaching on our 5 year anniversary in about 2 weeks!  We bought a tiny house in Southern IN around that time, had some drinks, had a few laughs,

Started running together


Went to Ireland


And eventually got to the point where we felt solid enough about making the decision that we weren’t going to completely prevent procreation.

So here we are!  This year has been a whirlwind, and the title of this intro post really sums most of it up…but I’m ready to slow things down and start documenting those little things in life that I really like to appreciate.

Like Food

Paleo Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Kale Juice
Paleo Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Kale Juice

And Races

Charles, me and my Brother at the 5/3 Riverbank 25k in Grand Rapids
Charles, me and My Brother at the 5/3 RiverBank Run 25k

And my changing bod

Holy Baby Bump, Batman!
Holy Baby Bump, Batman!

Oh yeah, and our cat, NEPTUNE


I plan on using this space to share recipes, workouts, full-time working mom struggles (because I’m sure they will be real), and posting memories that I can look back on down the road.

And since I’m like an old lady, and have been at this for about 90 minutes trying to figure all of this out, I’m gonna be signing off to head out for a walk soon with my friend Lindsey.

Peace and Love on this beautiful Autumn Saturday!