Saturday morning runs where the temperature is just perfect and you’ve got your running pal there to meet you for 12 miles = a good weekend morning.  Also, do you ever wake up on your own right before your alarm clock goes off?  That happened to me yesterday morning when the alarm went off even though I was tired (we stayed up till 1 watching a movie)… I woke up on my own about 45 seconds before my alarm clock went off.  It was the weirdest thing.

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10 of the 12 miles with Josse and it was 47 degrees.  This 8:12 average pace felt really comfortable and these 10-12 milers are feeling very doable again.  It just takes me a few months after a marathon to really get back to it again:)

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Right after my run I went over to a meeting that I had for the youth I work with through my church and breakfast was served.  A delicious yogurt, fruit and granola parfait, muffins, a clementine and some orange juice made perfect refueling action.

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Came back to the kids exactly where I expected them all to be…

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PS for some reason I didn’t think Beretta would like the trampoline but she finds a way on any time that the little net is open.

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Saturday chores + more painting.  I wonder if we will ever be done painting.  Probably not because by the time we finish all of the painting the other paint will be chipping or something.

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Just facetiming with grandparents.  He wanted to show them Beretta.

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Cleaning rooms went really well;)  Eventually she cleaned it, just took a bit of time for her to build up the motivation (I get it though… this is what I want to do to build up motivation leading up to a track workout).

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For lunch Andrew made his sticky finger salad.

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Right after lunch (we probably should have waited a few minutes because running around right after lunch hurts) we played our first tennis match together.  I may have played a lot in high school but I think I lost all of my coordination (hence why I personally love just running in a straight line).  Andrew beat me but you might find me practicing quite often in order to beat him next time.

The beauty about this mini-date for us is that the kids just run around the tennis court and hang out while we play.

My legs were toast by the end of playing.

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Post tennis sugar cookie.  These cookies are a part of Utah. Also, don’t mind the blue pen ink that exploded on my sunglasses.

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Saw my parents for a little bit.

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My dad was eating an avocado straight up… I get my love for avocados from him.

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And then we got to go hang out with Mer (my grandma).  She gave me my favorite chocolate cinnamon bears and my aunt left this gorgeous blanket that she made for me.  I LOVE SOFT blankets and this one will be a big part of my life now:)

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You know that things are getting serious at our house for dinner when the gloves come out for preparation.

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PS ever tried guacamole and a carrot?  Try it out.

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We had nachos for dinner and they were superb.

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Megan D sent me a text to check out my mailbox and this beautiful shirt arrived.  Gilmore Girls 4 Life.  I can’t wait to represent.

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PPS I was attempting to clean out my closet last night and I found my Plantar boot.  I swear, this thing has saved me many times.  I have had plantar fasciitis pretty bad a few times over the years and the boot always fixes it for me.  It is beyond annoying to sleep with this on but it does the trick for me.  Keeping my foot in this position all night for a few nights in a row = happy running again.  Try it out if plantar problems happen to you.

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Who has had plantar problems in the past?  What did you do to help?

Do you ever wake up right before your alarm clock goes off?  Do you push snooze usually or no?

Solo long run or group this weekend?  Outside or inside? 

What are you having for your Sunday breakfast?

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The sunshine just brings out our best moods. For everyone involved. They even got some running in.  I took the kids on some errands while Andrew put together the trampoline for them so we could surprise them. They were very thrilled coming home to this (putting the net up today because it started getting too … Continue Reading

I hope your Wednesday is off to a great start!  My day so far started off with an early 5 mile run outside with Josse followed by a lifting session with my sister at the gym. Our only one-on-one time together is at the gym so when our schedules work out and we can go … Continue Reading

I’m just going to warn you that I have quite the headache as I’m writing this so if there are a bajillion grammar errors, please forgive me:) Spent the day with two of my three Valentines yesterday (we get Knox today and have him this weekend which we are all very excited about). Yesterday started … Continue Reading

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