(top ((<–same brand and type of baselayer)), leggings, shoes, gloves, ear warmer)

Random running tangent that brings me joy—> I love it when I am running and I can hear the music/singing from the car passing by me.  It makes me happy to see someone that is REALLY enjoying life listening/singing to their favorite songs.

Seven miles @ 8:42 average pace while listening to the Bad Broadcast’s latest episode of stories people share about their ‘crazy’ moments post-breakup.  It kept my attention the entire time!

I finished up with 20 minutes of upper body strength.  I CAN DO A FEW REAL PUSH-UPS WITH GOOD FORM NOW.  It only took me six weeks of consistent strength training, but I am so proud of myself.  Skye was there to witness it.

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She was so happy to be back to tumbling.

Her leotard took me back in time to Brookie in the same one.

For the last week or so, Andrew and I have been confused about where 80% of our silverware went.  We were just about to order some more when I opened a drawer that I never open and found a bunch of dirty silverware.  Somehow Beck must have snuck them out of the dishwasher when it was open and moved them into this drawer very quietly.

I’m impressed.

If I attempt to eat lunch when Beck is awake, I’ve learned to do it on the ground.  He feels strongly that he deserves a bite of whatever I am eating for every bite I take.

The post-lunch cookie that I enjoyed.  These are from Si (I’ve been making her recipes for years, and I LEGIT felt like I was talking to a celebrity when I was talking to her at the cookie party), and they are amazing.  They are the Swig Christmas Cookie copycat, but they are actually better than the cookie they are trying to copycat.  The peppermint bits throughout the cookie were perfect, and I want to put this frosting on every dessert I eat for the rest of the month.

Andrew took Knox to In-n-Out during lunchtime.  It had been 12 days apart!  <— With holidays, there are times that we go longer without seeing him and vis versa.

My sister came over and wrote a blog post that will be going up soon.  It’s all about the remodeling she has been doing the last few years.  You will be shocked.

Andrew knows the way to my heart, and he made Massaman Curry for me.

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Beck lays on a blanket waiting patiently for someone to pull him around.

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And then I tried out a new to me face mask to end the day off right.

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Let me know your top Christmas movie picks… I only want to watch Christmas movies for the remainder of the month, and I need to hear your favorites!

Tell me something fitness-related (big or small) that you have been proud of lately!

Ever met a celebrity or someone that felt like a celebrity to you?

Have a face mask that you love?

(shorts, shoes, tank, bra, long-sleeve) Thirty-minute ride in my garage to start off my day. Skye woke up feeling better but still extra cuddly. So happy to see her smiling again. Brooke invited me to a cookie exchange, I brought hot chocolate cookies! Megan and I carpooled and chatted together! I felt a little awkward when … Continue Reading

(Shorts, top, ear warmer, shoes, socks) Seven miles @ 8:29 with Jo (where we solved all of life’s problems in 60 minutes;) and then a 20-minute lower body strength workout. We had another loooooooong night together, but once morning hit, she was feeling a whole lot better, and her temperature dropped (it was 104.5 on … Continue Reading

(Tank, bra, shorts) Skye popped into the garage for the last few minutes of my ride on Saturday.  She was a good cheerleader. Andrew left at 5 a.m. to the airport to fly to California, so the bike saved the day again by making it possible to get in an awesome workout while Beck and … Continue Reading

(Shorts, shirt, shoes, gloves, similar beanie ((I can’t find mine online anymore)) Run/mountain bike with Andrew after we slept in until 7:30! It was so peaceful up there. Andrew introduced me to some new trails I had never been on before. 918 ft of climbing, 7.41 miles, 9:08 average pace. We ended up going to … Continue Reading

(long-sleeve, vest, leggings, sunglasses, ear warmer, gloves). I hope everyone had a great day yesterday (whether you celebrated or not), and happy Friday! I started my Thanksgiving off with my sister.  We haven’t run together in MONTHS.  It was just what we both needed to start the day off right.  I woke up grumpy and … Continue Reading

(Shoes, shorts, top, ear warmer, gloves) EIGHT MILES OCCURRED. Beck did everything in his power to get me to stop my core workout. Rice bowls. Skye’s favorite way to communicate—> through her eyebrows. Saw Santa and Mrs. Claus. Those eyes. Skye told us she wants to live at the bowling alley. Finished off the day … Continue Reading