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It’s Monday and I stayed up way too late last night…

It’s Monday and I stayed up way too late last night…

I don’t know why I think I can operate on little to no sleep!  It always comes back to bite me and I can never make it work! Now I’m walking around like a zombie — because we didn’t get home until 10:45pm last night!  By the time I had gotten ready for bed and turned out the light, it was 11:30.  With a 5:30 wakeup call, that’s no good for a busy Monday, like the one I have today. …

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Running with Hubby?

Running with Hubby?

He’s supportive — but prefers to support from afar I’ve been bugging my husband (constantly) for years now — I want him to run with me!   I started running back in 2011 as a way to get a grip on my health and to lose weight.  Once I ran my first 5k (Spring of 2012) I was hooked!  I wanted to keep pushing my limits. “Can I run a 10K?” I asked myself — then I did it (March…

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Mondays, am I right?

Mondays, am I right?

Warm milk? It’s finally cooling down here in NC!  YAY! This morning was a chilly 35 degrees — and I WAS LOVING the snuggles!  I didn’t want to get up and get going, but I did because I knew I could rock some of my fall boots and scarves!   Somehow, I got it together and was headed out the door with my packed lunch and travel mug full of fresh hot coffee.  It wasn’t until I was well on…

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Why do things never go as planned?

Why do things never go as planned?

No brunch Our favorite brunch place was closed for renovations!?!?   How could this be?  We checked their website and social media accounts THAT MORNING as well as the night before and there was NO indication that any closing of any kind would be experienced.   Instead we tried a new place — and it was overpriced and not very good.  Later in the day I experienced some tummy troubles that could only be caused by that meal 🙁  …

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Marathon Monday — It’s my Runniversary!

Marathon Monday — It’s my Runniversary!

That’s right — today marks my 1 year Marathon Runniversary!   Exactly one year ago today, I ran my first ever full marathon!!  I finished dead last and the race organizers would clean up the course as I passed!  *How embarrassing!* So many early mornings, hot runs, long runs, and exhausted rest days…   So many things went wrong: Streets were flooded due to Hurricane Matthew so the course was changed and re certified last minute Volunteer Teenagers that were…

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I PR-ed my Mile Time!!!

I PR-ed my Mile Time!!!

It’s Marathon Monday and I’m so excited to share that I PR-ed my mile time!  It was only by a few seconds, but it counts!   Mile Run Times First ever mile time: 12:32 on 1/22/12 2013 best mile time: 11:42 2014 best mile time: 12:18 2015 best mile time: 14:06 2016 best mile time: 15:30–marathon training, all runs were slow! 2017 best mile time: 10:05!! As you can see, I didn’t really work on pace for the majority of…

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Monday Matters!

Monday Matters!

If you’re like me, fun weekends also mean crazy eating weekends!  This weekend was tons of fun (date day with hubby, chill day at home!) — but it was also an epic eating weekend.   Donuts! We started our Saturday with a really disappointing trip to an apple orchard.  We wanted to (1) pick apples to turn into apple crisp and apple pie, (2) get apple cider donuts fresh from the on site bakery, and (3) get some apple cider…

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How can it be Monday already?

How can it be Monday already?

It’s so hard to wake up after a long night of no sleep Last night I made the mistake of enjoying a cup of coffee at 6:30 PM.  Like a Rookie! Of course, this meant I was fully wired when it was time for bed — and I just rolled around and didn’t sleep until way too late.  I don’t know for sure how late, but it was late. I can feel it in my eyes this morning that I…

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Labor Day Monday!

Labor Day Monday!

Running update Last week, I decided to get my running shoes no and start training.  I ended up tweaking a Couch to 5K workout… which is my go to running plan when I’ve taken time off.  It just works. Scheduled:  5 min walk/warm up, then 8x 1min run, 90sec recover.  Then a cool down. I decided to take those 1 minutes runs and turn them into sprints!  I went as fast as I could go for a few of those…

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It’s Monday and I miss marathon training :(

It’s Monday and I miss marathon training :(

Love/hate It’s probably the craziest thing, but I totally miss marathon training.  It’s a love hate thing. I love the feeling you get after a good run. I love the sense of accomplishment you get when completing a week of good training. I love feeling like I’m working towards a goal — and then meeting that goal? I love how good you sleep after a hard/long run Taking time out of your day to unplug and be by yourself Having…

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