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HAPPY MONDAY!!! Not sure why I’m in such a good mood. Maybe it’s looking through my pictures and seeing all the pictures of Kara <3 There are SO MANY! OK- Onto the recap of last week… Give this girl a bag (or a cup or a water bottle or anything crinkly) and she’s set for a drive. I bought some Halo and when I opened it it was only a 1/2 to 2/3 full. I. was. pissed. I don’t mind paying for it (even thought it’s a wee bit expensive), but I DO mind if I don’t get a full product. […]

Kara's first beach trip

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

What a beautiful morning! (Picture taken in my neighborhood The most delicious, fudgey, rich, chocolate brownie. The. Best. Ever. Finally tried these- meh. Taste was OK, texture was pretty hard. Not sure if maybe this was old? Still loving all things Pumpkin Spice! I saw Sugar Runs post a photo on Instagram of Turmeric Oats and since I love oats so much, I decided to give it a try (with a few tweaks). I loved it! I stole Kara’s whole milk as the fat source, as that’s needed to help absorb the nutrients from the turmeric. I’m a NUUN Ambassador again! […]

Good Morning

Last week was all about my baby turning ONE! So this week, let’s start off with my other love… Running I had to move some of my runs around these past few weeks and that ended up with me having my last two long runs be 22 milers. Last Sunday I set out with my girlfriend Kristin (who I ran with for all of Towpath Marathon training) for an easy 22 miles. It was in the high 50’s/low 60’s for the run- so cold for us, haha. Since there was no workout/speed portion of the run I decided to use […]

Kara Phone

This weekend was MUCH more laid back than last, but lets start with last week. Monday morning we drop Kara off at daycare and an hour later we get a call that she probably has Hand Foot and Mouth disease, which is a nasty (highly contagious) virus that causes blisters on their hands feet and mouth. I packed up my laptop and told my boss I’d be working from home. Monday was Halloween (doesn’t it seem so far away now!) and Kara was a baby Giraffe. We ended up taking her to the doctor that evening so by the time we got […]

Favorite things

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 […]

FaveTowpathPic

Let’s talk running! I’ve been nailing my workouts. With Jack Daniel’s plan you pick a peak mileage for the training cycle- I’m going with 55. Those miles are broken down into two quality workouts a week and easy runs. Each week he gives you a percentage of peak mileage to hit. So if my two quality workouts equal 22 miles- say a 14m long run and a 8m speed- and my mileage for the week is 90%- 50 miles- I fill in the rest of the week with 28 easy miles. What I like about this is that I can run 7 […]

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