The best thing to wake up to.

Since our house is currently a chaotic moving arena (we have to be out on Thursday night) there are a few things hanging around in random places.  

For example:

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Every morning when I open my eyes the first thing I see (since I always sleep on my left side now) is a large bucket of Nacho Cheese Sauce that Billy placed there.  I don’t know if he did it as a joke but even for a pregnant woman the thought of nachos first thing in the morning is a little much.

Another rocking treadmill run with my prego friend Breann on side by side treadmills.  Today I actually did my 8 miles on the same exact treadmill that I ran my treadmill marathon on.  

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It is official, Billy and I are in fact soul mates.  I didn’t know for a surety until today when I texted him to see what he was doing while I was eating my food and then he answered back that he was eating frosted mini-wheats at a friend’s house on a study break.  Can you believe we were eating the exact same things at the same time…  this is how you know my life is boring because that made me a lot more excited than it should have.  

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I hadn’t had enough carbs yet so I also had an ego waffle with a side of Curly.  

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After hanging out with my favorite kiddos for a while I went over to hang out with my girls from high school.  I am pretty sure they are now officially sick of me asking every single question about labor/breastfeeding/raising kids so they don’t turn out crazy like me.

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Grapes, chips and salsa, sandwiches and cookies?  Best swimming treats, in case you were wondering.

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Time to get cleaning.  The landlords probably won’t be too thrilled if they find all of the stray pieces of candy throughout the house and the watermelon spill in my fridge from last month if I move out without cleaning them.  

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What is your absolute LEAST favorite thing to clean?

 When you run on the treadmill do you ever put it on an incline?

-I always run at a 1% incline. Here is an awesome treadmill incline and pace conversion chart!

What did you have for lunch today?

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hehe I remember reading about your marathon on the treadmill. Wow, does blogging make time fly or what? I don’t what is more inspirational you running while pregnant or you running a marathon on the treadmill. Either way you are awesome. I used to keep my incline at 1%. Once my coach had me do 2 miles at 10.0 incline. I’ve never sweat so much in my life.

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You are so sweet. We have been blog bf’s forever, I LOVE it. WHAT?!?! 2 miles at 10.0…. that made me tired just reading!

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Right! Now if only I could make it over to the West Coast for a vacation. Though I think I’m coming to Seattle for a couple weeks in the fall. :-)

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How about you come on down to San Fran when you are in Seattle this fall:) PRETTY PLEASE!

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I always have my treadmill at 1% incline too. Your poolside snacks are making me hungry. As far as cleaning goes, I despise cleaning showers and toilets. Vacuuming is my all time fav!!! No one is allowed to walk on my freshly cleaned lines for atleast 15 minutes so I can enjoy how it looks:)

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I MISS YOU!! How the heck are you?!? I seriously love to vacuum too. Why do you think it is so fun?

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I can’t believe you did a marathon on a treadmill!! I did 16 miles once on it, and I thought I was gonna die. Hah.

YES to cookies at swim parties–bring.it.on. YUMMM!

2.5 weeks away—exciting stuff for both of us! (but yours is way cooler, I must admit!) I was sad to see you’re going to have her in Cali, I totally thought I’d have my own cheer squad. ;) Hah

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Hey, 16 is pretty dang crazy woman! AHHH whatever, yours is incredible. Only .0000000001 % of the population will ever be able to say they did what you are about to do! HALF-IRONWOMAN wahoo!

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I haaaaate washing dishes. All the more reason to eat straight out of the package,right? :)

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Amy… you are 100% right. One of my favorite things about eating yogurt is just the fact that I don’t have to dirty a dish:) Hope you are having an amazing day!

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I am not a fan of dusting and cleaning in the corners of rooms. It’s too much effort! :P

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I had hummus and pita bread for lunch from this greek place down the street! It was yummy…and very filling.

I like to keep the ‘mill on a 1 or 2 incline, but I always keep my distances on there short and sweet because I am A.D.D. and love to be outside staring at the sky and the sunset. I do love the ones that have t.v.’s on them though, turn a good show on (or music videos) and I will go to town!

Least favorite thing to clean is the dishes!

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I use almost the exact same treadmill at my gym! I generally don’t keep it at an incline when I run because I got a mild case of Achilles tendinitis when I tried doing my treadmill runs at an incline so I’m afraid to do it again.

You and Billy eating the same cereal at the same time is too funny. It’s almost like you were eating together. Aww. :)

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I hate cleaning the bathtub. It’s always so hard to bend over and scrub it. I whine that it makes my back hurt so luckily my husband always does it for me. :) I usually put the treadmill on a 2% incline. We had the same yogurt for lunch!! :) I personally could have gone for more black cherry chunks in mine but it was still delicious. I added ground flax seed to mine as well. I also had a turkey wrap and a hard boiled egg for lunch.

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I once was on a treadmill and the incline was going crazy! It would go from +2.5 to -2.5 and back again over and over until I just jumped off. It didn’t make my 800s very enjoyable! :) I started reading your blog when you did the treadmill marathon and I remember telling my husband how awesomely crazy I thought that was! Still here and reading! :)

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I don’t really mind cleaning, but I do despise cleaning the shower. I dread it every time!

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A marathon ona treadmill?? holy heck. That’s pretty insane and pretty cool ;) I usually run on the treadmill at a 2% incline.

I hate cleaning the bathroom. Especially cuz that’s the cats room. ha. Lunch was more leftovers. which i am getting sick of, except for the carrot cake. i can’t get sick of carrot cake ;)

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The simple, spontaneous things in summer become a big deal to the teacher. I popped some popcorn, and read a book on the patio this afternoon and I had to call Chris and tell him how amazing life was…….he was slightly confused how popcorn and a book could bring me as much joy as him winning $1000, but he went with it.

Lunch was the usual dump everything on there salad. BUT dessert was frosted mini wheats and frosted flakes mixed. I like the sugary stuff!!!

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I generally don’t put an incline on the treadmill, mostly because I hate it so much.

That is hilarious that you guys were eating the same thing at the same time. I would have been excited too.

My least favorite thing to clean is bathrooms. ugh.

My lunch today was a bagel and cream cheese, an apple, and a slice of coconut, chocolate chip banana bread.

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You don’t like nachos first thing in the morning? Sounds delish to me…! haa.

I feel like you and Billy are a really fun couple!

I ran on the treadmill this morning (mostly because I wanted to catch up on the Olympics), and I put the incline at 1% because I heard you are supposed to. And I did a tempo workout. And at first I thought that I should just take off the grade, but after awhile you can’t even feel it!

Good luck with the cleaning! Not my favorite thing to do, either!

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Least favorite thing to clean is the bathroom. I also hate dusting!

I always run at a 1% incline if I am using the treadmill.

Lunch was a bean and veggie salad on kale and a side of chia pudding :)

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I hate cleaning the tub…gimme the toilet any day…the tub..no thanks. I always have the incline a 2%. Curly is so cute! :)

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Ohh man, I had forgotten that awesome marathon on a treadmill post! I seriously love reading your old posts about how much you love to run. It reminds me what an awesome sport running is and I love reading about how much other people love it too :)

My least favourite thing to clean is dishes. I will clean my entire house so it sparkles – but I won’t touch the dishes. I’d rather scrub a toilet. Hate.Dishes.

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I just laughed hard about the nacho sauce :)

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I absolutely hate cleaning the shower! I would clean the toilet over the shower any day.

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I hate cleaning the bathroom!

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I hate training hills so whenever I do my treadmill runs I force myself to use incline. I usually do an incline progression where I go up .5% at a time for 30 sec and work my way up to 6%, then go back down.
I hate unloading the dishwasher. A lot.
Love the tub of nacho cheese. Reminds me of football stadium nachos.

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I always run on 2%. Not sure why, I just do. :)
For lunch I had a honey wheat bagel toasted with PB on it. Delish!
I hate cleaning bathrooms. Bleck!

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Janae,
I always feel bad for moms to be, so I never ask them any questions. A simple “How are you doing” is all the get from me. It seems like everyone and their mom asks “When are you due?” “How are you feeling?” “Is it a boy?” I would scream. It would be enough to drive any sane person nuts. Never mind someone growing a human inside them.

You are almost there. I say you break into the Nacho cheese with a cookie spoon or hold a giveaway for it. I’d be down to win me some nacho favor. ;)

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I still can’t believe you ran a marathon on the treadmill. You are crazy;)
If I go on the treadmill, I usually keep it at a 1% incline. Seems to be fine for me.
I despise cleaning out the bathroom and microwave! Ick

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My husband & I eat Mini Wheats everyday together. Soul mates indeed :)

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I hate cleaning the bathroom! I don’t mind the kitchen as much. I wish I could come over and help you pack and get ready for the move! My lunch was a random mix of roasted veggies, black beans, and an apple with almond butter to round it out. ;)

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I hate vacuuming the stairs. Other vacuuming is allowed. And I don’t put the treadmill on an incline but I should! Thanks for the idea!
Lunch today was leftover grapes, carrots, and banana off the kids I was babysitting’s plates. Sometimes I feel like such a mom :) I also had a chocolate Shakeology shake. Sooo good!

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Bathrooms or toilets. Gross. :) Love vacuming or doing windows because you see those little lines on your carpet and clean windows. Instant success.

I usually do 1% incline.

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I think I hate washing dishes worse than anything! Thanks for that chart! It’s super helpful. :)

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My son loves mini wheats too! I’m not a big fan of them. For lunch I had a peach yogurt oatmeal parfait – made with white peaches, brown sugar, oats, plain greek yogurt, and cinnamon. So yummy!!

I hate cleaning everything!

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I typically don’t put the treadmill on an incline, but last week I came up with a 30 minute pyramid treadmill run with incline. I did a post on it here http://www.hungryhealthygirl.com/2012/07/30/workout-from-the-road/
I’m sure it would be a piece of cake for you, but I was one sweaty mess when I finished. It is amazing how much harder adding just a little bit of incline is.

And for your first question; that would be toilets….yuck!

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My least favorite thing to clean is the bathroom by far! That is the husbands job :)

& I always run at 1% incline. I read somewhere that it is more like conditions outside so I just automatically do it now.

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Bathrooms for sure!! I always put that off until last and then I feel so much better once they are clean!!

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That is so cool that you got to run with your prego friend two days in a row.

My least fave to clean is the bathroom.

I usually run on a 3.

I had a turkey on onion bun with swiss from Jason’s deli during a lunch meeting…otherwise I would have had the salad bar if I went to eat there.

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I hate unloading the dishwasher. LOVE loading it but I will do bowlfulls of washing up before I unload that dishwasher.

And a marathon on a treadmill??? Seriously??? Oh. My. Word!!

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I love your site. It is crazy how many similarities we have. I am one of those crazy people who also LOVES my treadmill. I find no problem running 10+ miles on it day after day…I used to think I was strange for having such a love for it, but knowing you do too makes me feel sane!

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Ahhhh we are meant to be best friends! It makes me so happy to hear about other treadmill lovers!

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I love how you and Billy were eating Mini Wheats at different locations at the same time. I would of concluded the same…soul mates for sure. They are a seriously addictive cereal.

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Just thinking about the toilet makes me cringe…ick!

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I HATE to clean the bathroom

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i just started reading your blog and i was wondering if you get any looks at the gym because you’re running while pregnant and you know “women aren’t supposed to do anything while pregnant.” When i was pregnant if i so much as lifted a bag with cans in it the women in my family jumped me lol. No surprise that now i’m overweight and still fighting my prego pounds, ugh.

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I just had a craving for Eggo waffles this morning, so funny!

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I hate cleaning the inside of the fridge and the stovetop… So much that I pretty much just don’t ever do it. Oops.

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I hate cleaning but have been very fortunate for the past 8 years while living in China and having someone to do it for me;-) (yes, I am spoiled). I do however my own laundry if that counts…

I try to put 0.5% incline when i run, which is always 50/50…

Funny fact about me (related to the story about you and Billy being soulmates):
Whenever my husband comes home late and I’m already asleep – I ALWAYS wake up 2 minutes before he gets home. It’s like 6th sense, I swear it is the weirdest thing ever. I can be sound asleep but I will always wake up right before he gets home. As a matter of fact I just scared him to death two days ago when he came home at 2am and I just greeted him at the door. Just because my mind somehow sensed he was coming back.

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