A mountain selfie that did not exactly turn out how I was hoping it would.  

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I debated leading up to my run over whether or not I should wear a coat.  I decided to wear it and then at approximately 1.4 miles into our run I was really hot.  I buried it (it is my favorite coat and I couldn’t risk it being stolen) under a bunch of leaves on the side of the trail and grabbed it on the way back to our cars towards the end.  I just can’t handle wearing a lot of layers unless it is freezing out.  

We did the 15 miles @ a 7:56 average pace.   7:56 has been my long run pace the last few weeks.  It is weird.  

5 of the middle miles at up-tempo pace of 7:04 average.   Felt pretty strong for the first 4 but that last one was tough.    

Josse and I had a good discussion about how hard math is towards the end of your run when you start getting really tired.  When I am running it takes me about 4 times as long as normal to solve a simple math problem (i.e. how far we still need to go, pace stuff etc).  When I am on the treadmill I am pretty good at figuring out all of the math of my run/pace but outside it takes me a bit.  Also, weird.   Anyone else?  This especially happens towards the end of a marathon, I just don’t even try to figure out all of the numbers and I just run.  

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Brooke has been looking forward to the local carousel all week and we finally made it over there.  

(From my instagram)

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We also had quite an intense game of bowling.

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Strike.  I was so proud.

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Get ready for your heart to absolutely melt.  My good friend Paige just got the sweetest puppy you will ever meet.  I just want to take him home.  Somebody convince my landlord to allow pets.  Please.

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Part 1 of dinner:  Turkey, avocado and feta (hiding under the turkey burger) salad.  Part 2 of dinner:  The rest of Brooke’s pot of Annie’s mac & cheese.  

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I am a sucker for buying any candy that has the word NEW on it.  I feel like it is my responsibility to do a review on the blog.   My thoughts—>  The purple bag of skittles is still by far the best but the peach flavor in the Orchards bag is REALLY good.

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Happy Super Bowl Sunday!  I am going all out this year and bringing a veggie tray.  Really overdoing it:)

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You watching the Super Bowl today?  Who are you cheering for?  

Making anything delicious to eat during the game?

What was the best part of your Saturday?  How’d your run feel?  Eat anything delicious?

Somewhat Silent Saturday.

January 31, 2015
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I took a rest day yesterday but Brooke got in a long ride.   Just like her momma… Hugs & ice cream for dessert. Some good conversations with my mom and Brooke at the dinner table. And then I ate my mom’s leftover sweet and sour chicken.  It was delicious. All ready to look like a grape for my 15 miler this morning.   ——————————————————————— What is your long run or work out for the weekend? Besides black—>  what color […]

Friday Favorites!

January 30, 2015
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Time for my Friday Favorites! -Marshmallow creme.  So good that I like to put it in my hair too.  -My brother’s shirt that he wore yesterday when they took their brand new baby home from the hospital.  I need to get out to Kentucky ASAP so I can meet that sweet baby. -Our Chatbooks.  Brooke asks to look through them every morning.  We get back in my bed and go through each page.  (PS I don’t work with this company… […]

Make sure to VARY your runs!

January 29, 2015
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A screen shot from a video so yeah…  Let’s talk about changing up our runs a bit! I have been reading from my good friend (he doesn’t know we are friends) Hal’s book… MARATHON!   In the below excerpt he is talking about how he ran into some speedy men out on the roads the day before their sub 2:10 marathon.  They were out there jogging it out and running EASY and slow!  The best of the best runners make […]

And then there were none.

January 29, 2015
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Brooke woke up from her nap yesterday with a fever so I took her in to InstaCare.  She caught what my mom has and is not doing so hot.  It breaks my heart.   She sure is a trooper though.   So, I thought I would share with you what being sick means at the Jacobs’ residence.   It means three things for this picture below: 1.  I never changed out of my running clothes. 2.  The only time I […]

The good, the bad and the ugly of 1/2 marathon or marathon training.

January 28, 2015
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I ran 9 miles on the treadmill this morning.  That means I had 9 miles to think about random things like—>  the good, the bad and the ugly parts about training for long distance races:)  Here is my list… add to it in the comments PLEASE!!! (someone’s addicted to their garmin;) The Good: -Accomplishing a long run or speed workout feels pretty darn good.  It is kind of addicting. -Seeing improvements.  I think humans love progression in all areas of […]

My sister’s baby shower and I want to meet him at a race.

January 28, 2015
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Can’t wait for this little man to get here.   I am that awkward person that always touches people’s pregnant bellies. Something about that cousin bond.   Let’s be honest, the only meal that I know how to make for a bigger group is a salad bar.   It is always a crowd pleaser and everyone can pick and choose what they want on their plate.   I was a happy camper.   We did the present thing.   Brooke […]