There was not a chance that I was going to be able to sleep in yesterday morning which worked out to my advantage because that meant my long run was all done before it got too hot.  I went into it thinking I would do anywhere from 7-10 miles depending on how my body felt and it felt good so I went for the double digits.

10.18 miles @ 9:12 average pace.  I only took one break too… cooler temperatures are my love language right about now.

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I started listening to the Man Bun Run podcast when Suzy was on there (I loved her podcast!).  Yesterday during my run I listened to the one with Jared Ward (he competed in Rio Olympics for the marathon ((he finished 6th in 2:11:30)) and he lives one city away from me).  It was a really great episode and I LOVE learning about how the elites train and compete.  I take their tips seriously and listen with my ears wide open:)

One thing that he talked about in terms of the marathon that I really loved was that he thinks the half-way point of the marathon is at mile 20!!!  He talked about how the last 6.2 miles of the marathon is just as hard as the first 20 and I could not agree more with him… those last 6.2 miles feel like they last as long as the first 20, that is for sure.  Jared Ward is all about consistency and building up his mileage safely… when marathon training he averages 20 miles a day (and takes Sunday’s off).  If you like listening to elites, this one is really great!

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I came in the door and went upstairs to find Brooke waiting for me with her animals to play.  While we played I stretched and then did clamshells, donkey kicks, Jane Fonda’s, and straight leg raises!  My glutes were quite tired by the end of that.  I need to start doing these before my run to activate my glutes because I feel like they are not firing anymore with my pregnant running.

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Andrew was gone for the first half of the day so Brooke and I went to an indoor play place (parks only happen before 9 a.m. for me) and to eat some pancakes (the theme of my life) together:)  She played and I got a bunch of work done.  Win-win.

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We stayed at the play place for a while and then came home straight to eat lunch.  Chicken + strawberry + salad.

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And this dressing on top… it’s delicious!

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Post salad… this beauty made an appearance.  I can’t stop with the pancakes.

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Brooke is really enjoying going through books and writing different words that she see’s on the page onto her notebook.

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Andrew got home and these two had a very intense debate.

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The babysitter came over and Andrew and I left for a date.  I am all abut early dates (ehhhh 4 pm) because that is when I feel best.  Getting in bed after 8:30 p.m. is not my favorite.

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We went to see Dunkirk and it was beyond amazing.  I highly recommend it.  It is a very sad movie/story (with some really inspiring parts too) but so good to remember all of the people that gave up so much for us.

I brought this as my movie snack and it was delicious… it actually didn’t make it to the movie and turned into a car snack.

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This is us every time.

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I felt like onion rings so we went really fancy and hit up Wingers.

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Came home and jumped right into bed.  Nighttime is rough ha.  The other night Andrew and I were talking and literally 30 seconds later I started snoring… he found that pretty crazy.

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It’s official.  I have converted him to a Launch runner.  It took about a year to get him away from his previous pair of running shoes but he has successfully transferred now.

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In the marathon… when do you feel you hit the half-way point?  That last 10k killer for you too?

Are you pretty opinionated with where you want to go eat?  Or are you pretty happy going wherever?

Onion rings vs french fries?  Have an opinion?

Long run this weekend?  I want to hear how it went!

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This. Was. So. Much. Fun. My mom and I went on our first ever morning walk together.  I’m sure as the weeks go by and I’m doing less running and more walking that this will be happening all of the time together.  We had a blast and my mom CRUISES. I started off with 5.2 … Continue Reading

NEW HRG BABY post up HERE!!!  I’m talking about week 19 and what I plan on doing for the birth—>  epidural or no?! ——————————————————————————————– My least favorite part of running with headphones = my necklaces always wrap up around them.  Heaven forbid I remember to take off my necklace before a run. Make sure to … Continue Reading

Can we start off today’s post by talking about these beautiful crepes?  We had these for dinner last night and they are going to have to happen again soon in my life. Yesterday I did another 7 mile run!  7 miles is just right around my happy place right now.  A podcast episode usually lasts … Continue Reading

Seven and a half miles for my Monday morning.  A reader reminded me that my half marathon isn’t actually this weekend (THANK YOU Stephanie)… it’s next weekend.  Can we blame this on pregnancy brain or maybe I’m just so excited for the race that I was just wishing it was this weekend. Pregnancy gives me … Continue Reading

I am so excited to finally be able to do this post.  Over these last few months my husband and I have been gutting and building a brand new kitchen.  Honestly looking back now I don’t know what we were thinking.  Going without a kitchen for a few months with five kids is hard.  Doing … Continue Reading