Car Rides, Running, Inversion Tables and Treats!

Happy Monday! This is going to be a busy week for me! I’ve got a lot going on at work and with doctors appointments and I’m ready to get the ball rolling! Here are some highlights from last week… Kara is obsessed with riding in the passenger seat of the car. She goes to the garage door and yells car! car! We just go around the neighborhood, but she sits the whole time and absolutely loves it! (she is wearing a diaper in the second pic- just for clarification)

Kara Car

I know people loath the treadmill, but I love it! Maybe it’s my set up: extra AC, TV, 2 fans, mirrors. Part of it is safety. I run between 4-6AM in the morning and if I have to run alone I feel safer on the treadmill. It’s also easier to hit actual speed work paces when it’s 85 degrees with 90% humidity at 5AM. Don’t get me wrong, I love running outside, but the treadmill is my friend, too. Plus, I can use dry shampoo with treadmill sweaty hair- not so much outside sweaty hair 😉Treadmill Love

Western Bagel had a great deal on free shipping so I stocked up! I’ve been loving the everything bagel with strawberry cream cheese and peanut butter. Yum!!! I love that they satisfy my carb cravings AND have protein. It’s a win win and they keep me full! The bagelettes are perfect to give to Kara to eat in the car ride to daycare in the mornings. If you create an account and use code HRFbagels you save 15%!Western Bagels

I had a nice mini tempo sesh on Wednesday. Tempos are my favorite!!! Todd is too amazing and waits until he hears the treadmill slow down to come in and say good morning with Kara. Usually on this day he takes Kara in, so it’s nice to see her before they leave <3 My little fan club.

Speed with Kara

Halo Top came out with more flavors!!! AND they are coming out with a pumpkin! I’m excited to try the pancake and waffles one! I must admit, I’ve been eating them almost nightly along with wearing my Legend Compression recovery socks as my nightly wind down ritual 🙂 I found an awesome deal at Target (2 for $8) AND I had a $2 off 2 pints that they let me use for each two. Love saving me some money!

New Halo

I had another great Friday run with Jolene! I had a doctors appointment, so I was able to sleep in 30 more minutes and it’s crazy the difference in the light after! Usually our pics are in the dark. We ran some pretty sweet splits, too! Love my miles with her <3Fri Jo RunWe got an inversion table and I was a little leary at first, but I think it’s actually helping my back. I have a lot less soreness at work when I’m standing and just overall. I do it for about 3 minutes each night before bed. We’ll see how long I keep it up, but for now, I’m liking it!

inversion table

On Sunday I ran with my girlfriend Kristin, but at the end ran into more running friends. I just love the running community and the friends it’s brought me. Kristin and I held a pretty good pace. It was rather hot out (I know, preaching to the choir) and I was soaked at the end. Per usual. I still love it though.

Aug 20 Run

Capped the weekend off with some delicious steaks, roasted potatoes and veggies.


My next doctors appointment is Wednesday and we’ll be checking my follicles for hopefully some growth. But not too much growth! Last time I was slow to start growing them and then they shot up like weeds- all of them. This time we’re hoping for a few big ones and the rest to stay small. If you’re reading this before the Solar Eclipse, be careful and don’t stare into the sun without glasses!!!

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  1. Great job on the treadmill! I’m not a big fan but run only when I have to. You are speedy! I’ve never heard of Western Bagel but I like how they have protein.

    • I know most people aren’t a fan. I like that the bagels are actually “carby” without having the normal 40-60g carbs most bagels have and they aren’t spongy like most proteinu things are, haha

  2. Girl, I’m with you on the treadmill!! I resort to mine often for many of the same reasons. I’m a sissy when it comes to running alone in the dark. So I’ve been doing a lot of my runs in the afternoon, and man, that heat is BRUTAL!

    • The heat is unreal and honestly, I feel like it’s better on my body to not run in that all the time. Plus, I feel like I recover better- which means being able to run harder on hard days!

    • I love PB Halo too! The first pint I had a while ago didn’t impress me with the pb swirl, but lately, man they’ve been killing it! I laugh that sleeping in is like 5AM on the weekdays and 7AM on the weekends, my how life has changed!

  3. That steak looked delicious! Where was Kara’s piece? Did you share? LOL! She probably only ate the veggies! You did amazing on that Halo deal! Todd should be proud of how much money you saved on that Halo! What would I do without you? Love our runs!

    • Todd was pretty impressed with the savings. Maybe he won’t give me a hard time every night I pull one outta the freezer, haha. Kara ate so much steak! We couldn’t believe she kept asking for more and more!

  4. I finally tried Halo Top (did I already tell you that?). I’ll have to look for pumpkin flavored. I’ve often wondered if an inversion table would help my lower back pain. I’ll be interested to see what you think after using it for a period of time!

    • I haven’t been able to find the new flavors yet. I feel like FL is never on the top of the list for trendy foods. I’m excited for the pumpkin though! I’ll let you know how our backs end up feeling. Todd has said his already feels better. Mine seemingly does, too, but it could be that I’m taking more sitting breaks at my desk (I have a standing desk and was standing all day) so it could be a combo.

  5. We don’t have Halo up here. 🙁 SO SAD. That inversion table looks AMAZING! I bet it would feel good. Jolene is one of my favourite songs (Ray Lamontagne, not Dolly Parton), so I love that name. And yeah, I’ve come to appreciate treadmills too, just in the last couple of years. We have one in the garage and it has been my saviour as far as getting runs in with Callum around!

    • Looks like you need to have that baby and come down to visit! I can shower you with Halo, meeting Jolene, using the table and AC treadmill runs! Oh and watch your baby for you so you can sleep <3

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