Happy Friday Folks! I survived my first week back to work and am lucky enough to have worked from home two days this week- woo hoo! Magic Mugs. I bought a Groupon to make these fun mugs and gave one to my sister. They turn from a completely black mug to a picture when you add hot water. I put a collage of Kara’s Valentines Day pictures on mine. I loved getting a text from my sister of her mug- her, Kara and I at my baby shower turned baby debut when Kara was 3 days old. Tuesday, March 8. […]

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WIAW: An Opening Shift

WORKOUTS Monday: 30 minutes on stationary bike/ Body Pump Tuesday: 4 miles @ 9:15 pace outside/ Pilates Wednesday: Rest ****** Here’s another What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) for you! Thanks to Jenn for hosting the foodie party! Today I’m highlighting what I eat on a day that I open at work. The stores hours are 10-7 during the week and I get there at 9:45AM to open the store and get everything ready. This means I have to leave around 9/9:15. Some mornings I’ll run before work, but on this particular day I didn’t. I “slept in” until 7:15 and […]

A Good Run, My Sis is Awesome, Some Random Goodness

WORKOUTS Friday: 4 miles @ 8:38 pace on trail Saturday: Rest ****** Friday morning I took Kristin and her boo, Rich, to the airport at 6AM. They were headed to the Cayman Islands for a work conference for Rich- how fun! I knew Maddie (Kristin’s dog) would be home alone for the majority of the day, so I decided to go back to the house and do my run from there. I had an easy 4 miles on tap and headed out right when I got back at 6:30 to avoid the heat/humidity as much as I could. My run […]


WORKOUT Wednesday: 4 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill/ Yoga Thursday: Body Pump- I am going to be SORE after this class! ****** Just an FYI- This is a totally random post. There have been so many fresh things I’ve been loving lately and I thought I’d share… You’re welcome * Freshly painted toenails. I rarely paint my fingernails, usually only for races, haha, but I ALWAYS keep my toenails¬†painted. Mainly because I have two toenails that could fall off if pulled the wrong way- but that’s another story I am also cheap, so 90% of the time, I just […]

My Highlights from Space Coast

WORKOUT Saturday: 6 miles @ 8:30 pace on treadmill Sunday: 8 miles @ 8:12 pace on trail Both days I felt pretty good. Sunday’s run outside was a little tougher than usual, but certainly not hard by any means. I am still foam rolling like crazy. ****** I know everyone besides my fellow Floridian’s will hate me for saying this, but the heat and humidity are just killing me. We had a freakin record high of 84 this week. 84, people. It’s December and I’m running in shorts and a bra. I sweat my butt off walking my dog in […]

Jet City Expresso

WORKOUT 6 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill/ Yoga This run actually went better than I expected, as my upper quads and glutes were pretty sore from Body Pump yesterday. I think it had a little something to do with going to Yoga. ****** I’m not as sore as I would like to be after taking Body Pump. This is probably because it was my first time taking the class and I was unsure of how much weight to use for each exercise. Next time I’ll be sure to challenge myself more! I usually let running take care of my […]

Bagel, 18 miles, SUSHI!

WORKOUT 18 miles @ 7:52 pace on trail 68 degrees, 95% humidity. Enough said. Recap below. ****** After watching the weather on the news last night, Todd and I decided it would be smart to switch our long runs to today. The low was lower (64 vs 69) and there was less chance of rain (30% vs 50%). Since the temps and humidity are¬†arisin’ I decided to head out before the sun rose. I set my alarm super early so I could wake up with enough time to make my usual pre-race meal… the bagel. Of course I could just […]