Tried to wake up before the littles this morning, but Miles beat me. I swear the kid does not sleep during the winter.

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Mixed things up with an RKS Kettlebell workout. Jillian gets me sweating but I know if I want to see visible results I have to constantly keep my body guessing.

Once the littles were at school I headed out for what felt like a miserable run because it was windy as all get out. Wind is the type of weather I like the least. I’ll run in just about anything, but that doesn’t mean I like it. I do not like running in wind. Yes a run is a run, so I don’t regret it, but it wasn’t fun. I haven’t run on a treadmill in months and I sort of wanted to keep that streak alive for a little bit longer, since I know it’s going to be a long winter.

8 miles 8:18 average. Was glad I wore my Tom Tom watch rather than holding my phone so I could focus on keeping my hands warm. Downloaded the Tom Tom app on my phone, so I need to do all that syncing jazz. Good thing I’ll have a zillion hours on a plane tomorrow. I will not complain one single bit though since the destination is Honolulu.

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Eric must have gotten the Saucony memo – his packing piles look like he is ready to run.

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Me on the other hand. I’m not I’m actually not even unpacked from San Antonio. I took out the dirty clothes right away to wash, but everything else is still sitting in my suitcase. That’s what happens when you are doing too much.

Packing #irunthisbody orders right now and trying to make sure I’m all caught up before I pop up an away from my desk message on my email. I’m not sure I’ve ever done that while not working in an office, but this feels like a good week to say, I’m taking a mental break.

For those of you who ordered pre-order shirts. You will get an email once it ships – so not to worry! The shirts have not come back from the printer yet but as soon as they do, they will be on their way to you!!

The week after a race, of any distance, the hunger does not go away. Salad for a snack, to hopefully fill me up till dinner time – since breakfast, lunch, and Starbucks did nothing to help the runger go away.

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a food photographer – I am not

Yesterday there was a MAJOR false alarm at the highschool a stones throw from me, it resulted in the elementary school, where my kids go to school, being locked down. I tried to remain calm, but after letting my mind get the better of me, I wasn’t calm. I hate that we live in a world where it is a reality that some parents have sent their kids to school only to not have them return home from school. After I found out everything was okay I did the only two things I know how to do when I am mad, angry, upset, sad – I prayed and went for a run. I pushed till my lungs burned and I felt the anger and fear leave my body and then I slowed down and ran a thankful 3 miles home. Needless to say when I went and volunteered at Miles school, I had a very good attitude about dealing with 1st graders who didn’t want to listen. 2014 has been about perspective on so many levels for me.

  • Mile 1: 7:42
  • Mile 2: 7:28
  • Mile 3: 7:08
  • Mile 4: 8:04
  • Mile 5: 7:53
  • Mile 6: 7:58

I’m beyond excited to go to Hawaii, but part of me will be excited when I am back home with my family. I LOVE traveling, but home truly is where my heart is.

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is it possible to miss someone when you haven’t even left yet?


  1. Yes, it is strangely possible to miss someone who is still sitting next to you. 😉
    Have fun in Hawaii!

  2. how amazing you are going to Hawaii! enjoy

  3. Krystin C. says:

    Eric gets to go to Hawaii too!!! That will be a blast, soak it up and then love on those littles right when you get home just in time for Christmas fun! XOXO

  4. Delusional says:

    4:21? Yikes! You’re getting slower and slower!

  5. I wish I could run that fast! :)

  6. Hawaii! I’m jealous, running in the northeast this time of year my lungs are in fire after a half mile :( enjoy those beaches and have a jog on the sand for the rest of us!

  7. Hope you had a wonderful holiday! I feel sorry for you that you continue to come here year after year to harass me. You need to seek mental help.

  8. Glad I’m not the only one who feels that way :)

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