Sometimes the holding back is the hardest part of running….

February 3, 2016
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Killing it with two of my favorites on the stairclimber this morning.  I did the same workout that I posted this morning but varied the levels from 7-16 instead of 8-15.  My heart rate was at 171 on level 16…  my brain and body needed a good sweatfest.  Also, I have no idea what is going on with my ponytail.  Here is the thing about running for a good amount of us I think… We want to do the work. […]

Since you and I last caught up…

February 3, 2016
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I feel like it has been forever since we last caught up because after 5+ years of telling you way too much information each day (twice a day sometimes too;) it always feels weird when I go longer than a day without filling you in.   -My Monday workout involved my spin bike while Brooke caught up on her Netflix shows for 35 minutes.   I didn’t want to think too hard about my workout so I kept it simple […]

How Kit’s Organic Keeps Me Fueled and A GIVEAWAY!!!

February 2, 2016
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I’ve got an awesome giveaway for you today—>  make sure to enter at the end of this post!   First, I wanted to tell you a little bit about how CLIF Kit’s Organic Fruit + Nut Bars have saved the day and made our bellies happy many many times. 1.  On the days that I actually get ready.  It means that I am running really late and thank goodness I can just grab one and go and snack on it […]

Monday Matters, a book that is changing my brain (for the better) and my favorite spices for veggies.

February 1, 2016
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-I know I said something pretty funny to her if she tilts her head back while she is laughing.  Her reactions to my jokes make me a little bit cocky. -It must be true love because I share my FMWs that my friends send me for my birthday with her.  She is the only person I will let near them. -Just keeping my internet bffs informed on the really important things in life: -Still choosing out the Christmas books to […]

Guilt over FOOD?

February 1, 2016
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Just baking some cookies before even making breakfast for our Sunday morning.  My sister requested the Everything Cookies for dessert last night and the only time we had to make them was early so we got to work.  Our family is obsessed with these.   WHERE’S MY BABY!!?!?!?! We go to church each Sunday for three hours and by the end of our meetings I was thinking, ‘How in the world did I run non-stop for about the same amount of […]

Something that marathon training helped me to realize and 10 Saturday events.

January 31, 2016
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After my pool run yesterday I jumped on an elliptical and lasted a full 5 minutes.  Flashback to before I started training for my first marathon—>  I was in an elliptical obsession phase.  I would get on the thing Monday-Saturday for SEVENTY minutes (unless I taught spin that day then I would add the elliptical to the spin time to equal 70 minutes).  I never veered from it, I had my favorite elliptical and I would buckle down and get […]

Silentish Saturday… “I can do anything” version.

January 30, 2016
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Pool running and stair climbing require some pretty heavy duty foam rolling and Brooke always helps me out. Post-workout serious selfie faces. Even a filter couldn’t help make this meal look pretty but it was the perfect post-workout fuel—>  Egg scramble with ground turkey, spinach, yellow peppers and avocado.   A rainy kind of day.  Hoods necessary. I’m telling ya, the holiday themed candy always calls to me.  Put Brooke to bed at my mom’s house and she sang me […]