Haili Runs ~ Freeze Your Fanny 5k 2016

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Great little race this morning with my girl Haili and the Mermaid Family! Haili did great and posted a little about her experience here, on the newest page, Haili Runs! Three of the Mermaid Family members placed this morning! Great start to 2016.

Gettin’ it in!

Back to feeling much better today! Got a good bike ride in on my trainer.

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It was a good one!

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Dinner was portobello mushrooms, cauliflower “mashed potatoes” and cantaloupe! Seriously yum.

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What do ya know Wednesday: Mindful Eating, Coffee & Vitamin C

I found this great article about Mindful Eating, 20 Mindful Eating Tips That Will Transform Your Relationship with Food. It’s a great article that talks about how to really focus on your food and enjoy what’s in front of you.

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And this great article that just further supports my need for coffee, Good news for coffee drinkers – caffeine consumption is better.

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And finally this article which goes into everything you need to know about taking Vitamin C, everyone in my house take it daily! Will taking vitamin C fend off a cold? It does say that it could help marathon runners or those that excersize excessively fend off a cold! But that you should be already taking it preventives not after you are already getting sick.

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Alright, that’s all for tonight!!!

Prepped for the week…

Got an early morning run in, and after my running partner had a wardrobe malfunction, we cut it short. My legs felt super heavy from my long bike ride the day before, so I wasn’t bummed at all by this… But I was hydrated and had great nutrition!

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We hit a swim afterward. Sunday’s are a shorter swim for the week, and because of that and the fact that it’s not so early, I do enjoy these swims a lot more… Will I ever learn to love to swim?

My oldest girlie came with us, and she was great in the lane with me. Circle swimming, watching where I was as to not slow me down, and even showed me that she could do flip turns… She’s like a little human version of The Racing Mermaid. At one point she was flipping and twirling under the water, I caught a glimpse of her between strokes, she looked so happy and peaceful and wild, I hope she feels all of those ways.

Meal planning set for the week, groceries bought and dinner in the crock pot. Headed to be a great week!

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Prepped for some excellent workouts as well! Moved our running times and am super excited about it!

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Busy, Busy Bee Today!

When I’m 2,000 steps over my Garmin goal for the day, on a weekend and didn’t run, you know it’s been a crazy day!

First, the girls had their last day of basketball camp this morning.

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Then, the girls decided they wanted their own rooms… So between cleaning, moving furniture, dividing their clothes, and getting both rooms put together, it was a busy little morning! Then with the mess of it all, the entire house needed vacuumed!

Then, my hubby had a new wash machine delivered today, so I obviously had to wash everything in the house!

I fit in my 40 mile bike ride in the trainer, watching a new terrific show with my hubby.

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The girls had a performance at halftime of the high school game. It’s odd cheering for a team that isn’t your hometown. But the girls did great!

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A tonight, the girls are having friends over for a sleepover, to break in the newness of their new rooms. I love seeing their happy little faces and listening to their giggles from their rooms.

 

Traveling Challenges…

Traveling and working out of town the last two days… So it posed some training and nutrition challenges.

Said yes to this…

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and this…

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while traveling to the TriCities…

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and no to this once I got there….

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Had this for dinner…

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And spent some time on this in my hotel room…

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And the thermostat was set at 80 degrees all night! Yes!

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Ate a healthy breakfast with this view this morning…

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And then when I got home, spent some more time on the trainer!

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So, all in all, challenges met! Happy to be home.

Monday Motivation & Thankfulness

Pretty good little day. Got a lot accomplished at work. Got a great run in with my IM training bestie, which chatting with her about life just makes me feel so good. 🙂 Then came home to my incredible, generous, thoughtful, kind, loving hubby and our two beautiful, amazing, smart little humans. Sometimes I lose myself in the shit of the world, when I just need to slow down and realize how truly blessed I am.

Here is a little Monday Motivation!! The last one is my favorite!

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