75 minutes on the bike at an effort that brought my heart rate to where it usually is for an easy run.

I jumped on the Peloton later in the day than usual because…

It feels like we have a newborn again.  Due to Beck now being able to climb out of his crib, he came in and woke us up four times to go and play trains with him.  Send help.

We are hoping that compression socks will start helping with the swelling.

My mom took Skye out for a pre-birthday celebration. She was in heaven.

And we made this homemade ramen for dinner, which was so good on a cold evening.

Here’s to hoping that dropping the mattress in Beck’s crib will prevent Beck from hanging out with us all night.

Let’s jump into some Friday Favorites:

*My gift guides are here, here and here!

 *This book.  I listened to it at this time last year and have started to listen to it again now.  It is the most calming book that shows the beauty in the change of seasons and to lean into what winter can do for our healing.



*Just a trend that I promised myself I wouldn’t fall into, but now it is my favorite trend ever, and I never want to stop wearing flares for the rest of my life.  These jeans.  They are stretchy as can be, and the comfort feels like leggings, but they are jeans.  I sized down one from my regular size (due to the reviews) and hope to collect a pair in every color someday.  You can get them here or here.

*Running turtlenecks. My worst nightmare during the warm months, but my new best friend during these cold months. If my core isn’t warm, I am miserable, and these help keep the core toasty.

*I am almost speechless when it comes to these.  The absolute perfect ratio of PB and chocolate shell is on the shelves at your local grocery store.

*Good luck to everyone running CIM! I still need to get back there because the course and race are incredible. You can read my race recap HERE!


Any December birthdays, anniversaries, or races?

-Skye’s birthday is on 12/8!

Who is running CIM? Who has in the past?

What are your weekend plans?

#1 M&Ms?

-Andrew and I discuss this often, he votes peanut and I vote PB.

Recently…. *I went on a run with Emilee and Lauren for 10 miles @ 8:31 pace. *My brother sent me his running outfit to offer you all another gift guide.  Let me know if you want the link to his etsy shirt or if you want daily run outfit pics from him. *I wore Novablast … Continue Reading

(vest, shirt, shorts, headband) Bringing the shorts back out was a little premature.  I need to wait at least a few more weeks to acclimate because I was frozen for the workout yesterday.   I’ll adjust soon, but until then, I may have to double up my tights for a bit;) Trying to run fast … Continue Reading

(Leggings ((SO warm but size down in them)) top) I am labeling this run–> ‘The time I wondered why my parents ever moved us from St. George to a freezing area.’  This is a huge tangent, but I wonder if Andrew and I ever saw each other in Elementary School.  We were there together for one year … Continue Reading

I went into this run with Kaydi and Carolyn, wondering if I could hang or if I would end up lost somewhere in their dust because the last time I did a long workout was the St. George Marathon. Surprisingly, I could keep pretty close to them (I swear quitting soda and drinking green smoothies … Continue Reading

My brother took us on his ‘Dad Loop.’ His fake snake on his porch scares me every time. He makes everything fun. My brother brought these home from Hawaii for us: Andrew took out his pretty new bike for a ride. My SIL brought out the Thanksgiving shirt. They fried a turkey: I imagine that … Continue Reading

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this yet, but I love St. George. Climbed a bit to find some dirt. Skye wanted to join me for the end and forced me into some strides with her. Started things off with sushi. And so many rolls. So much double shot. Plenty of games: A gorgeous sunrise … Continue Reading