Who doesn’t like hiking around the desert first thing in the morning?  

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Watch out… I just downloaded a self-timer app for my iPhone.  This blog is about to explode with self-timer pics.  

I grew up in St. George, Utah and so I was really excited to show Brooke a few little trails and explore the red rocks before driving home.  I think this is my favorite part of being a mom, showing Brooke new things and different places is kind of the best.

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To fuel above walking around and taking pictures of ourselves we started with brown rice, zucchini, egg and feta.   Nothing like a little stir-fry type thing for breakfast.

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We drove home (took us about 4 hours), took naps and then went to my aunt’s house for dinner and Brooke had some quality dog time.  

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This salad.  Such a good summer salad.  Blueberries, feta cheese, nectarines, red onion, red peppers and we used the TJ’s Goddess Dressing.  We also had bbq chicken sandwiches and the sweetest watermelon.

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I like a girl that chooses brownies and ice cream for her birthday cake. 

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Brooke and I are super classy when we don’t have a high chair handy and all of the dining chairs are nice and I don’t want her (or me) to spill on them.  

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So I am trying something crazy.  I am going to go 21 days without desserts/candy in attempt to eat real food/quality calories again.  Whenever I travel I eat more sugar than a normal human should in a year and so I want to get myself back in the habit of snacking on healthier foods.  I also need to start being a better example for Brooke… 21 days… here we go!!!!!   Wish me luck or place bets on whether or not I can do it;)  I don’t know why sugar is so hard for me to not eat 10 times a day but I think I should be able to get it under control by now.  

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And a few people asked for my road trip playlist… I am warning you, I like random music. 

Cosmic Love by Florence + The Machine

Seven Devils by Florence + The Machine

Never Let Me Go by Florence + The Machine

The Chain by Ingrid Michaelson

A Lack of Color by Death Cab for Cutie

Blue Lips by Regina Spektor

Ode to Divorce by Regina Spektor

Stars by The xx

Fancy (clean) by Iggy Azalea

Tennis Court by Lorde

Love Runs Out by OneRepublic (Brooke LOVES dancing to this song)

Us by Regina Spektor (me and Brooke’s song)

Turn Down For What by DJ Snake and Lil Jon (I am embarrassed about how much I love this song)

Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris

The A Team by Birdy

Glitter in the Air by Pink

And a cd full of primary songs for brooke.   

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Where did you grow up?!?

What do you listen to when you are driving around?!?

Do you ever have veggies with breakfast… in what?  

Anyone want to go 21 days with me?  

We survived.

July 27, 2014
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We somehow survived 8 hours on the roads yesterday and I will share with you our secrets of how we did it. 1.  I did a toning circuit workout at the hotel gym to get my muscles nice and tired before sitting in the car for so long.  I did THIS ONE! 2.  We spent all morning long with Brooke’s besties at the pool to get her extra tired and then left San Diego 4 minutes before nap time.  Worked […]

The reason we came down to San Diego…

July 26, 2014
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And the reason we came to San Diego. See ya in a few months…   The rest of our Friday was dedicated to seeing some of our favorite Southern Californians…  GINA!!!!!!!  She is the sweetest thing ever and I can’t wait to come back and visit so that I can take her barre class! I had my first ever acai bowl (with peanut butter) and it was a winner.   Just sharing some watermelon at the park..  It may look […]

6 ways to know that your running is IMPROVING!

July 25, 2014
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There are more ways to tell that you are becoming a stronger runner than just judging your improvements off of the amount of time that it takes you to run x amount of miles or the amount of miles that you can run each week.  Setting personal records is a great way to show that you are improving but there are other things to pay attention to also! Here are a few ways that you can measure to see if […]

I have been oversharing my life since 1991.

July 24, 2014
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My Wednesday workout was pushing Brooke around in her stroller all day.   And we did get a little run in on our way to the pool… she is getting speedy. I feel like this is how you know you are with the right person and the two meals following this picture gave me that feeling they are talking about… Open-faced burritos and nachos. A cobb salad from Croutons.  I’m going to have to go back for lunch today. My […]

10 Things To Think About During Your Run

July 23, 2014
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Even though I will be very slowly building up my mileage, just getting out for a mile or two is sure feeling awesome.   Ten things you could think about during your next run if you are bored and needing some ideas: 1.  Race day.  I love thinking about how the training that I am doing at that moment is going to make race day feel a lot better because I will be trained properly.  Putting in the work now […]

Tangent Tuesday!!!!

July 22, 2014
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TIME FOR YOUR WEEKLY INSTALLMENT OF TANGENTS! 1.  A virtual bottle is pretty much just as cool as a real bottle.   2.  So this is really fun.  You can’t escape me.  You can read my first post HERE!!!!!!   3.  I am back to running.  I took a full month off after my marathon (and then 1/2 marathon the next weekend) to allow my body time to really recover and heal after the race.  I also wanted to take […]