Kara

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! We kept things low key, with the normal running eating and family time, but lets start with last week… Every Monday I take a rest day. Even (especially) when I was marathon training. It’s super important to let your body rest so your muscles have time to repair and work harder for you next time! So instead of a running pic, I’ll show you a delicious everything bagel from Western Bagel (160 cals, 21 carbs, 19 protein- use code HRFBagels for 15% off) with cream cheese. Love these things. I was […]

Watch n Pancakes

Where to begin… if this isn’t the first post of mine you’ve read, you know that I have an amazing, beautiful, year and a half old daughter, Kara. I got pregnant with her through intrauterine insemination (IUI): a fertility treatment that involves placing sperm inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization. The goal of IUI is to increase the number of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes and subsequently increase the chance of fertilization. You can read about my experience HERE. We got super lucky and got pregnant on the first cycle, but normally it can take up to 3 or 4 cycles. […]

injections

Hello hello! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Sorry for the glitch with the blog this morning… I hit publish before I was done! That’s what happens when I blog before coffee 😉 Here are some randoms from my life last week… I had the pleasure of meeting up with Jolene for lunch last week at Panera. We caught up on life and ate some delicious salads. We used the kiosk to order and I loved it. I can place a picky order without sounding high maintenance, haha. I always add whatever veggies are free and switch up the dressing (on […]

Donut temptation

Well hello there friends! Took last week off for two reasons, the main one being because my work decided to block Google Photos… boooo… and I normally blog at work, haha. The other being that I was busy and just didn’t feel like it. I COULD have done it at home, but just wanted to spend time with Todd and Kara <3 (Warning: lots of Kara pics below. Scroll halfway down for the food, haha) Kara says, YAY mommy! She is just the best these days. So curious and happy. I mean, this is how she wakes up from a […]

Yay Kara

This is going to be an Instagram inspired post… so if you follow me there (and you should 😉 this may be redundant, #sorrynotsorry. #LikeABoss… When I run on the treadmill in the mornings, Kara and Todd stop in to say Hello. It absolutely makes my morning, especially when she walks in with that shirt and looks up at me like that. SO Glad Todd captured that moment. Had a pretty great run that morning, too #HisandHersDrinks… I haven’t had a full glass of wine (or any other alcoholic beverage) since BEFORE we started trying to have Kara, so were […]

Like A Boss

…of Kara!!! As you know, Monday was Martin Luther King Day. A lot of companies had off, including Kara’s daycare, but ours (Todd and I work at the same place) did not. I am usually the one who ends up working from home or taking a vacation day to watch Kara, but this time Todd took off for a Daddy Daughter Day <3 I have to say, Kara is freaking AWESOME right now and I am totally loving this stage of her life. I was completely jealous of their extended weekend, which Todd knew, so he sent me pictures of […]

Kara Post Nap

I got a blister under a blister on the bottom of my left foot… a week before the Disney Marathon. Seriously?! I usually run a few 1200’s 5 days before the race and I was worried about my open blister so I wore a blister pad covered with duck tape (I read several things that said duck tape will stay in place) and it worked great! Why not take the day off? Well, I wanted to test out running this way in case it didn’t heal enough. I wouldn’t want to go into the race trying this out, it not […]

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