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Nicole Scott
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Born and raised in California, I'm currently living in Austin, TX with my superman husband, a quirky 8-year-old daughter, hilarious and sweet 5-year-old boy-girl twins and the happiest 1- year-old baby boy on the planet. I'm a marathoner, health and fitness enthusiast, finally an ultra-marathoner, a cautious writer, former teacher, and currently a stay-at-home mom. I'm wordy on paper but never in person. And I'm unapologetically raising my kids to be my mini-me's: big dreamers and hard workers. You can find me blogging my heart out at MyFitFamily and connect with me on Facebook and Twitter.

Entries by Nicole Scott

The One Lie We Need to Stop Telling Ourselves

(2) Comments | Posted January 5, 2016 | 9:43 AM

If you can't beat fear, just do it scared. Glennon Doyle

My oldest daughter is a miniature version of me -- she feels to the extreme and will often tell me she's scared when faced with new situations -- trying to avoid whatever it is that is new or a...

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10 Tips to Get Out of a Running Slump

(2) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 8:24 AM

It happens to the best of us. One minute, running gives us all the great things we could ever hope for: a sense of peace, happiness, the runner's high, the finish line glory, the I love to run feeling that makes us want to lace up and head out the...

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How My Grandma Taught Me About the Beauty of Motherhood

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 7:38 PM

"I envy them.
They're brave.
Seeds cast by the wind to land where they may, they stay and hold against most hot, most cold.
They persevere, roots shallow yet fierce and free.
They epitomize to me all that I sometimes yearn to be."

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The Weight of a Woman

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 10:04 AM

There is a scale at my gym that seems to be a smart scale. You input your height and gender, estimate the weight of your clothes... and then you (or maybe it's just me) step on it gingerly while barefoot, as if the more gently you step on it, the...

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Goldilocks Wasn't a (Happy) Runner

(1) Comments | Posted March 29, 2015 | 2:59 PM

I could be wrong, but if I had to guess, I'd say Goldilocks would not have been a happy runner. Too hot. Too cold. Too wet. Too windy. Too tired. Too long. Too short. Too hilly.

A few weekends ago I laced up for an 18-mile run. Two weeks before...

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Cellulite Doesn't Stop Me From Being Strong and Healthy

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 1:45 PM

"Strong people don't put others down... They lift them up". -- Michael P. Watson

Putting yourself out there is an act of vulnerability--you open yourself up to judgement and criticism. Just ask Iggy Azalea, (don't ask me what songs she sings--I just happened to see the link to the article...

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Days Like This

(1) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 9:57 AM

Mama said there will be days like this.

She said it with her expressions. The warmest of hugs. Never with an "I told you so," but always with forgiveness. She said it with the tone of her voice -- sometimes yelling at us in sheer frustration and other times with...

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Tips for New Runners

(5) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 7:28 AM

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A friend recently told me she noticed there seemed to be a fad people were jumping on -- the running fad. At first I didn't like the sound of it because a fad is something that usually passes. But then I realized, with...

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5 lições que aprendi com a corrida

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 2:43 PM

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"Deus me fez com um propósito... E, quando corro, sinto Seu prazer." - Eric Lidell

Eis o que realmente amo na corrida: todas as lições que ela me ensinou podem ser aplicadas à minha vida. Talvez seja essa a razão pela qual sigo amarrando...

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5 Lessons Running Has Taught Me

(8) Comments | Posted November 29, 2014 | 2:15 PM

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"God made me for a purpose... And when I run, I feel His pleasure." --Eric Liddell

Here's what I truly love about running: Every single lesson it has taught me, can be applied to my life. Maybe it's the reason I continue lacing up...

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Little Cracks

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 12:40 PM

"The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel." ~Steve Furtick

I've been told: I'm just not a runner, it doesn't come naturally to me the way it does for you. I've been told this, a lot. And every time, I shake...

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Brave

(2) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 6:23 PM

Brave is in beginnings and endings.

I have been told I was brave for running an ultra marathon. The truth is, the brave part never even happened during the actual 52.4 mile race. The scariest part for me, the part where I did have to find my brave,...

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Slowing Down

(1) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 3:12 PM

Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast -- you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. -- Eddie Cantor

I can't juggle and yet that is how I had been approaching my life lately -- juggling, adding...

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A Mother's Summer Heart

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 3:34 PM

I sometimes wonder: Am I the only one who feels the odd pull summer brings to a mother's heart?

I have the best intentions of enjoying summers with my children to the fullest -- with vacations planned, trips to the pool and the occasional ice cream or snow cone treat....

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What I Want My Children to Know About Food and Fitness

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 4:25 PM

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I know my children have to live their own lives and make their own mistakes, because that is how we grow as people. But my wish for them is they also learn from my mistakes. I try to live a healthy, well-balanced life,...

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Just a Mom

(2) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 4:37 PM

I'm just a mom of four with a body that says she's no elite athlete. Dark circles under my eyes, crow's feet and soft in places that will never regain their firmness. A body stretched and expanded to great depths to hold an eight pound baby girl who initiated me...

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5 Lessons I've Learned About Breastfeeding

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 11:06 AM

My experience nursing my four children was like night and day. I went into it with my first daughter, naive. Before I even had her, I assumed I would breastfeed and it would be easy. Little did I know there were days I would end up in tears, both of...

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A Dad's 5 Life Lessons For His Children

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 3:56 PM

I come from a family of five children. We are all very different, so it didn't surprise me that we would each come up with a different reason we think our dad is a good dad, and yet I could relate to every single thing they said. When I polled...

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5 Lessons I Learned Running an Ultra-Marathon

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2014 | 9:27 AM

I had lots of ideas about what running my first ultra-marathon, 50 miles at Nanny Goat, would be like. But what I never could have anticipated was that my life would be changed forever after crossing my finish line. Things still seem the same -- but it's as...

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A Letter to My Daughters

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 12:15 PM

Dear Daughters,

Once upon a time, I used to hate my legs.

One of the things I always tried to do was make sure I showed you that I loved my body -- inside and out. I never wanted you to grow up with the image of me worried...

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