I haven’t done a WIAW in a loooooooooong time. Mainly because I can never remember to take pictures of everything I eat. Jolene and I decided we’d do one this week since we keep each other motivated to stay on the healthy train. We both live the 80/20 life… There’s no deprivation here (see last post with huge chocolate cake!) GOOD MORNING from Kara… seriously, this kid (baby?!) is so awesome. Her smile is contagious and you just can’t help but be happy when you’re around her… unless it’s 3AM and she’s crying hysterically because her teeth hurt and she has […]

Happy Monday folks! Hope you had a great weekend and are ready for a fabulous week! Here’s a recap of last week… This kid and her wispy hair! She used to have such a full head of dark hair… not so much anymore. At least she’s still cute <3 Sometimes you just need help slowing down on those easy runs… this is when a friend who’s looking to you to get faster (like I do with Jolene) comes in handy. I help pace her to a faster time, which MAKES me slow down. Win-Win. Had dinner over at my parents […]

Thinking Out Loud Thursday

Just some thoughts to get you through the end of the week… I think Chick-Fil-A is SO GOOD. Always have, so no this isn’t a preggo craving. There’s just something about it that puts it over the top. And FYI if you order it sans butter on the bread you save some calories and sat fat and it tastes the same. Promise. I think these tissue are brilliant. They are white until you get to the last few, which are a peach color so you know you’re running low. So simple, yet so smart. I think color changing spoons are the bomb dot com! […]

WIAW: Just Another Yummy Day

I skipped What I Ate Wednesday last week, but I’m back at it! Check out my day of eats and treats and see what others are munching on at Sprint to the Table. BREAKFAST: Yogurt Parfait at work. 2% Fage greek yogurt, chopped up strawberries and blueberries, slivered almonds and puffed rice cereal. I’ve been LOVING this combo. I’ve debated taking this as part of my lunch a few times, haha, but baby needs different nutrients. After finishing up a few power point slides, I realized that I forgot to grab my peanut butter oatmeal. Booo! I settled on a back up […]

Confessions Part 2

Ya, I know… I JUST did a confessions post. BUT I did say there were some things that I forgot about and I’m here today to tell you them! I wore the same pair of shorts THREE times without washing them. Sure, I wear the same pair two times in a row, but three? I sweat less in the cooler temps and the third run was on our treadmill, so it’s not like anyone could smell my stank! I also wore the same pair of socks twice. Now that’s a little gross, but hey… I did it and these are my confessions, […]

Todd. Is. Back. ALRIGHT!

I hope you read the title like the song, “Back Streets Back, Alright!” Sooooo, I’ve been keeping a little something from you guys… Todd’s been in Taiwan again for work for the past 5 weeks. While it’s much better than the THREE MONTHS he was there last year, it still sucked. This is why we “had” to do my birthday early and why he wasn’t there at Cristino’s for my birthday pizza. That was such a great family picture and it would have been complete with him (and Riley and Maddie (Kristin’s dog)) of course! Speaking of Maddie… My mom […]

Just Some Randoms

WORKOUTS Friday: Body Pump Sunday: 4 miles @ 8:45 pace on treadmill Monday: Body Pump Tuesday: Pilates, 2 miles @ 8:30 on treadmill <- speed work, haha Wednesday: 4 miles @ 9:30 pace outside ****** So, there I was, on a roll with my blogging, posting every few days like a good blogger and then BAM… I worked the weekend, didn’t have much to write about and fell a little behind. Oops. Well, I’m back. Let’s start with last week. Todd tried to teach me how to play chess. I was able to play a game/match (?) but wasn’t a […]

:) :) :)

Sooooooo this happened Tuesday night… Yaaa that’s right! I finally decided to switch specialists and my first appointment was Tuesday afternoon. Todd came with me this time and I’m glad he did. He probably wouldn’t have believed that I was cleared to run. My new doc said that stress is stress. Whether you get stressed from work (nope), family life (definitely not) or exercise, it’s stress, and telling someone who thoroughly enjoys running not to, only switches the “type” of stress. All that to say, I can run again 🙂 Obviously I won’t be doing any long runs, speed work […]

Tasty Tuesday

WORKOUT Monday: 4 miles @ 8:30 pace on treadmill/ Body Pump Everything felt A-Okay after my long run Sunday. My glute wasn’t any more “off” than normal. I had the pleasure of bringing a date to BP… my dad! Made my day 🙂 Tuesday: 6 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill/ Pilates I ran right after Pilates and I think that was a good call because my glute and hammies were nice and loose! ****** There have been some tasty eats in my life lately! Other than the boat load of sushi I consumed on Sunday, let’s see what else I’ve been […]

Slurpee Days!

WORKOUT 10 miles @ 8:04 pace on trail I enjoyed my sweaty run today. Took things easy and knocked out 10 good miles. Nothing was sore or hurting. ****** I was only going to do 8 miles today… until I literally ran into my sister on the trail 🙂 We ran about 1.5 miles together and it was amazing. She listened to me rant almost the whole way, hahah. Made.My.Day. I came home to a wonderfully smelling house, as I put butternut squash in the oven before I left and set the delay start option accordingly. I love doing this […]

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