Month: October 2016

This weekend was busy, but filled with fun. It started early with a half day on Friday. At my work we have a thing called Flex Fridays, and if you accumulate enough hours, you can leave early on Friday! I ran a few errands and met up with a girlfriend for soft serve… Saturday I ran in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Treasure Chests 5k, benefiting breast cancer research and patient services. I ran as a part of the Corporate Challenge and it was fun getting out there with my co-workers, doing my fave thing- running! They were counting on me […]

My birthday was pretty food-centric this year- when is it not? And by food-centric, I mean so many sweets! Warning: Do not read if you are trying to avoid sugar… It started at work… a girlfriend brought in homemade chocolate chip cookies with frosting. And left the bag of frosting at my desk- not cool (but very yummy)! Then, a candy apple (caramel, pb, chocolate, white chocolate, mini M&M pieces) was delivered to my desk. I can’t escape it… people bring stuff to my desk ALL.THE.TIME. A lady at work remember a conversation of ours from a while back about […]

Can I just say that I think I was more nervous about traveling with Kara than I was about the race? Planning for this trip took a lot of time… mainly because I’m so Type A and didn’t want to forget anything, but also because there was so much to consider both “stuff” wise and logistically. Let’s start with the easier stuff: booking flights- we took a good 2 weeks to decide. I got everyone’s opinion and between that and flight costs, we crossed our fingers that early morning flights were best. Our flights left at 7:30 AM and 6:30 […]

Sorry it took me so long to get this up folks! I had the Kara Update done early so I wouldn’t have to worry about a post, post race. I normally spend Sunday night and some of Monday morning writing up my Monday post, but Kara came down with Croup (a respiratory virus) so between going to the pediatrician, caring for her and working from home, no post went up. I did enjoy the extra cuddles though! I’ll do another post on the actual trip but as for the race… I cut down on my crusiferous veggies starting Friday and […]

Get ready for a lot of collages! YUP! It’s been over 6 months since I did an official Kara update. She has obviously changed A TON and gotten SO MUCH more fun! Not gonna lie, months 1-4 were trying and challenging. Trying to get Kara on a schedule and figure out what she wanted was hard! It didn’t help that up until then, she didn’t do much. Sure she’d randomly smile and wiggle around, but the up-all-nights and cry-fest after 5PM stood out more. THANKFULLY we got in a groove and things got better… you hear that new moms… things […]

Happy Monday, folks! This time next week I’ll have run the Towpath Marathon and hopefully have another Boston Qualifying time under my belt! I think it’s important to have a few goals going into race day, so here are mine: #1- BQ with a 3:30   #2- “just” BQ (3:35)   #3- Enjoy the scenery and good weather. I would REALLY like to hit that 3:30 mark and the plan I’ve been following should get me there. I know I’ve put in the miles and hard work and I need to trust my training. But there’s that small voice in […]

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