Something that makes me way happier than it should.

Today I did 8 minute abs TWO times in a row after teaching spin.  That is 16 minutes of abs.  That is 16 minutes of burning and pain.  Brooke was impressed.  

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When I should have been unpacking I went to TJ’s to grab something for dinner (this store is way too close to us, it is starting to be a problem) and we went right when they opened.  This was awesome because they were giving out cereal for samples and for some reason they gave me two?  I really need to start adding blueberries to my cereal.

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I was talking to my sis today for our normal 90 minute conversation and I was telling her about the thing in my life right now that makes me a little too happy.  In our new place we have a huge pantry.  You can say it, that is weird that this thing makes me so happy but for the first time in my apartment living life we have enough storage space.  

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Speaking of my sister, she sent me a picture of her kiddos and it made me miss them so badly that I started looking up plane tickets to go home and decided I am going next month. 

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 I hope my dad is okay with me sharing a family recipe but it is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.  Today I had my Dad’s famous peanut butter/jelly/banana grilled sandwich.  Try it, you will never eat a plain pb and j again.  

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We are about to head out to take advantage of the warm weather and hallelujah that it is officially popsicle weather.  

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PS I am taking Brooke swimming for her first time EVER!  Get excited for about a million and ten pictures of Brooke in the pool.

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Who was the last person that you talked to on the phone?

Favorite popscicle flavor?

What kind of cereal do you have at home right now?

-Raisin Bran Crunch and Honey Bunches of Oats

On a scale of 1-10 how hard was your workout today?

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We face timed Joe because he has been offshore for two weeks! Had some good news to tell him :-) I like grape popsicles! We also have raisin bran and honey nut cheerios. On a scale of one to ten… we will find out. Running with my coach at 4:30. Hopefully he doesn’t kill me!

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WHAT IS THE NEWS!?! Two weeks is too long. Have a great run with your coach!

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Pantries are THE BIZ because in the UK we never have enough storage space in the kitchen. Pantries are one of the things I most love about the USA!

I did Jillian’s 30 day shred level 2 today. So whilst it lasted it was 9/10…but it was only 20 mins long. Phew.

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Thank goodness that DVD isn’t longer than 20 minutes… it is so hard! Seriously, pantries are so amazing and make organizing so much easier. Hope you are having a great day Cathryn.. it is so nice out today!

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The last person I talked to on the phone was my boss.

My favorite flavor of popsicle is grape.

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I think grape is the best. Billy thinks it tastes like medicine.

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I love love love orange creamsicles or fudgesicles. Yum. One of the reasons I don’t want to move is because I don’t want to lose our awesome storage. We are so spoiled at this house!

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I haven’t had a creamsicle in WAY too long. Now I need to go back to the store. That is awesome that you guys have so much storage! I wouldn’t want to move either.

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last person i talked to was my mom in Mexico, and calling her soon again… just miss her too much
for a popsicle i love Mango!
just grabbed a box of special K yogurt thingy,
workout was 10.. baby cooperated and got 8m yay me!

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The last person I talked to on the phone was my mom about wedding details! My run was a total fail today for sure! Getting over the flu is never fun- I feel so weak!!!!

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My mom. She was asking about my sisters and I running the Ave races. :)

I haven’t had a Popsicle in forever! Though I fondly remember the fudgesciles as my favorite.

I have Chex and Puffins in the pantry along with some Rice Krispies. I want to make them in the krispy treats :)

Going to the gym after work. An easy 2 miles (hopefully) and yoga after wards. My thighs are still killing from my race on Sunday.

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Soooooo many cereals: Cracklin’ Oat Bran, Shredded Wheat N Bran, Special K Protein, Quaker Oat Squares, Fiber One and Life for the little guy. I still maintain that Trader Joe’s Honey, Almond & Flax 9 Whole Grain Crunch Cereal is the best cereal EVER. (Except for maybe Raisin Nut Bran.) If you are that close to TJ’s you MUST. TRY. IT.

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Pantry space is essential for every girl with a hearty appetite!

I did level 1 and 2 of JM’s 30 Day Shred. I’d give it a 6.5!

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The last person I talked to on the phone was my mother. I really miss her, it’s been three months since I’ve been home. But that’s the life of a Soldiers wife. My favorite popsicle flavor is grape. Right now I’m ashamed to say I have Lucky Charms! Ugh, I can’t believe I started liking it again. I also have Kashi cereal, but I’ve totally been ignoring it. I haven’t worked out yet, going to run 5miles when I drop off my son at track practice.

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The last person I spoke with was my hub’s mother. I cannot imagine a more sweet and down to Earth woman who is making a bunch of my ideas become reality.

I prefer strawberry popsicles, and we have a split stash of cereal: Rice Chex for me and Captain Crunch (in all flavors) for the hub. Apparently you can run fast when the crunch berries fuel you!

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Totally not lame to be excited for more pantry space! I went to go eat dinner last night and discovered that I have NO cereal! What?! I will have to fix that very soon. Um, if you have time maybe we should have a reunion next month. Think about it. Fro yo+ me. Could be great. Have fun swimming!!

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I have no idea what they were thinking before they made Raisin Bran Crunch- it tastes so much better with the CRUNCH part.

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Oh I so cannot wait for the pictures of Brooke swimming. My day is always so much better when I see her smiling cherub face! I know you must be exhausted from packing and unpacking. Moving is the worse. But I’m glad you got a bigger place with great storage! I guess I’m going to say strawberry popsicles, but really I’m a chocolate girl. I have a very low sugar cereal (can’t remember the name) from Kashi in my pantry, but it’s not very good-shhh. Darn that sugar.

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Last person? My gram. She is in the hospital with my gramps. He is waiting for heart surgery.
No workout for me today, unless you consider crying a workout. It sure hurt my eyes lol.
Popsicle flavor? Cherry or Lime

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I have NO cereal… sad! And I actually hate talking on the phone, like a lot. The only people I’ll talk on the phone to are my mother and my friend from college because she’s a total phone person… That’s how much I love her. I tolerate phone calls.

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Hehehe yay! I’m sure Brooke will LOVE the water. I heard it’s pretty hot in San Jose right now.
And if you want to try another fun core workout (in addition to the 8 minute abs), try this one: http://backonpointe.tumblr.com/post/30594454305/all-star-cheerleader-fierce-life
It’s SUPER fun, but tough!

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Yay for Brooke swimming! I was called the little mermaid when I was young because I spent so much time in the water (I only swam under water too). I love raisan bran crunch!

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Ohhh, the PB&J and banana sandwich sounds yummy. Have you ever tried a PB & fried egg sandwich? The first time my now-husband made me one, I thought he was crazy. But now I’m hooked. Super yummy and lots of protein!

Today was an easy lap swimming day. 2200 yards at cruisin’ speed. I needed a recovery after bonking on yesterday’s run. A combination of poor sleep (baby up from 3 AM on), dehydration, and warm temps made the last few miles miserable. Looking forward to a better track workout tomorrow.

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We are moving out of our house this summer, and I want our new place to have a pantry! There is nothing worse than a kitchen that lacks cabinet space!

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Favorite Popsicle? grape
Cereal? Fiber One Original & HT Harvest Grains

My mint colored Brookes running jacket came today that I ordered last week from your link! I’m so glad you showed it in your post. I love the color!

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Favorite popsicle? cherry. But more than popsicles I LOVE those orange Flintstone push-up ice cream things. OH.EM.GEE.

Cereal in my house right now? Grape Nuts Flakes, Kashi GoLean Cruch, Cocoa Pebbles, and Lucky Charms. I’ve got a bit of a cereal addiction, clearly. :)

Can’t imagine the feeling of having enough storage space for everything – especially in the kitchen! Looking forward to seeing more of the apartment as it gets put together :)

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Closets are huge! Not having storage space just makes a house cluttered so I totally get that! I just got off the phone with my mom, they are heading to florida for vacation tomorrow! Favorite popsicle color is RED. I have no cereal at home and my run today was bloody hot and muggy, it was a hilly 5 miler and I was whining the whole way : ) Happy swimming!!

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One of the main reasons we bought our current home is because it has a walk in pantry!!! We could have gotten a house down the street that had 2 more bedrooms but I opted for the 3 bedroom house because of the freakin pantry! I love it! :) So I don’t think it’s weird that made you happy

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Cannot wait for the swimming pictures.
Special K strawberry and chocolate……..ymmmm.

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Oh my goodness, babies in little bathing suits- it doesn’t get any cuter! I definitely understand your excitement over the pantry. We do not have enough storage space!

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I had Italian Ice last night since the weather is so nice. Also we moved to a new house in September and the walk in pantry was the most exciting thing for us! we have storage for food and kitchen gadgets so I understand the need to share the excitment!

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Ahhhhh I can’t wait to hear how Brooke likes swimming!!!!! I started when I was her age and didn’t stop until this past year so I might be a little biased… And a huge pantry is a necessity. No question about it.

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I LOVE grilled PB&J with Banana!!!!!

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Who was the last person that you talked to on the phone? One of my best friends, I needed someone to talk some sense into me in not running and cross-training instead and saving my legs (I may have overtrained a bit)

Favorite popscicle flavor? Grape

What kind of cereal do you have at home right now? Frosted wheats – the whole foods kind and Honey Nut Cheerios

On a scale of 1-10 how hard was your workout today? 3, I overtrained a bit :( so this week I am cross-training. Today I did the elliptical and the stationary bike…..can you believe some woman on the bike next to me wore jeans and a sweater?!?!

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Umm totally normal to be so excited about a pantry. When we moved into our house I took a pic of ours and did a whole blog post about it! Ha! Having enough room for food is the best :) I was also excited about an attached garage, a big yard, etc – you know you are grown up when these things excite you.

I talked to my sister last, natural. Sisters are the best.

My workout was an 8. Stepmill and elliptical at the gym followed by a 50 min leg circuit at RAGE. My legs were hammered. It was great. Don’t get me wrong, but I miss running :( Stupid legs.

Cherry mango is the best popsicle. They are in the green bag at Smiths/Kroger and go on sale for $1 a bag (there are 10 in each bag). Love them. Or any sort of ice cream disguised as a popsicle.

Honey nut chex, wheat chex, golden grahams, captain crunch, lucky charms, raisin bran crunch, cinnamon toast crunch, trix, apple cinnamon chex and almond granola are all on the cereal shelf right now in our pantry. Cereal anyone??

I am so excited to see Brooke in that swim suit she got at your shower! I am so jealous of your warm weather. It is cold here again. Boo.

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I loooovvveeee popsicles!! My favorite kind is lime. Or orange or grape!

I want swimming weather SOOO BAD. Enjoy it for me!

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My workout was only 4 because i was crunched for time. Seriously, you couldn’t put too many pics of Brooke, she’s too adorable!

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Last person I talked to on the phone was my bestie in NH. She’s the greatest! Favo cereal is Raisin Bran with homemade crunch! (Take homemade granola and add it to your raisin bran….uhhhhmazing!) In my house I have raisin bran (of course), and Golden Grahams! (I’m mildly obsessed with the GG as well…) Work-out today was a mere 3- did some yoga as I’m still recovering from a half iron on Sunday. Fave popsicle is coconut! (Love it or hate it…I LOVE it!) Or pineapple….or cherry….I think I love them all…

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I talked to my Gma last =) I usually call her everyday on my way home from work. We’re tight like that hahah! My favorite popsicle flavor would be anything orange! Love orange pops! And I really like special k red berries, but have none right now, the Bebe’s however have frosted mini wheats and trix! Yummy!
PS- Yay for a pantry!

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A big pantry was pretty much on my list of necessities when I was shopping for a new place – no pantry was kind of a deal breaker. And I love it because it’s full of all sorts of cereal <3 Right now I'm working on Kashi Cinnamon Harvest, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cinnamon Puffins, Weetabix, Raisin Bran, Kashi GoLean Crunch, and some kind of puffed wheat. Oh! And chocolate granola. Some might call it a bit much, but I call it just right ;)

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Last person I spoke to on the phone – my mom, wanting to know if anything was happening with the baby yet. (Answer: no. For the millionth time!)

Favorite popcicle flavor – probably cherry or the blue kind. I have no idea what flavor the blue kind is, but it’s blue and fun. ;)

Can’t wait to see pictures of Brooke in her little bathing suit! Too cute!

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First Brooke is too cute! Second- a pantry is so important! We toured an apartment one time where the lady said we didn’t really need one… right?!?!

I have Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Kashi Go Lean Crunch & Cinnamon Harvest… Still loving cereal ever since I craved it at the end of my pregnancy.

Oh my workout was a 10… I’m attempting Insanity… on day 3. yikes!

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I’m on day 3 as well and love it!

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Girl–you are so crazy! That is not a huge pantry!! hugs–e

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Congrats on the move HRG! Pantry space is exciting. I definitely don’t have enough of that right now.
Cereal with blueberries is delicious. We currently have Kashi shredded wheat, raisin bran & cinnamon life. I had two (large) bowls today.
Last person I talked to on the phone? Mom.
My workout today was probably an 8… I did mile sprints and actually ran my fastest mile ever!

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RBC and HBoO are two of the greatest cereals on the planet. I also have HboO, the pecan bunches- have you had that flavor? Absolutely life changing stuff.

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My favorite Popsicle is grape and raspberry! Mmmmm

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I always wondered what the big deal was about TJ’s and we just got one nearby… I’ve gone multiple times in one week, oops! It’s amazing… nice job on the core work! It’s always a challenge for me to squeeze it in.

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I talk to my sister pretty much every day on the phone (or have lengthy email conversations) and we live in the same city. There’s just nothing like talking to your sister.

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My sister and I text everyday. We live 4 hours apart and I miss her daily!! Pantries are amazing!!! I taught 6 group ex classes today and fit in a 5 mile run. DEAD.

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I understand your happiness. I moved into my apartment mainly for the pantry. It’s the size of a 1/2 bathroom. No lie!

Who was the last person that you talked to on the phone?
My mommy!

Favorite popscicle flavor?
Orange creamsicle!

What kind of cereal do you have at home right now?
None.

On a scale of 1-10 how hard was your workout today?

12. I almost died. :-/

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Have fun Brooke!!

Who was the last person that you talked to on the phone?
-My sister

Favorite popscicle flavor?
Orange dreamscicle!

What kind of cereal do you have at home right now?
-I have Life Cereal, my boyfriend has Honey Nut Cheerios.

On a scale of 1-10 how hard was your workout today?
It would have been a 5 if it wasn’t for it almost hitting 90 degrees. So I now rate it at an 8.

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Current cereal: TJ’s Multigrain O’s

Today’s workout: 0. I didn’t do one because I haven’t been feeling great the past 2 days. :-(

Pictures of Brooke: Keep ’em coming! I am living vicariously through everyone’s baby pictures right now (we’re waiting a little longer).

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Brooke is the cutest child I have ever seen! No lie!!

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Having enough storage space is a huge deal. I’m glad you’re loving your new place and taking advantage of the amenities it has to offer, like your awesome new pantry. I’m super jealous you live really close to a TJs; that would make meal planning/prep so easy. My workout today was a 6 or a 7. I was sweating my butt off, but didn’t feel like I was going to die–a nice, hard workout.

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Last person I talked to on the phone…my husband. :) Cereal in the house? None, I’m all out! But I do like anything made by Kashi or super sugary Cinnamon Toast Crunch. My workout? a 1. :( I haven’t been feeling up to par lately… I have this weird feeling like I’m about to pull a muscle so I’m taking it easy.

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I’m actually jealous of your 16 minutes of abs! I just had a little boy 7 weeks ago and I still feel like I have NO core/abdominal strength at all. Just all squishy flab :). How long did it take before your abs were back to normal?

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I am so excited to see pictures of Brook swimming! Bring it, bring ten, bring 50 just bring it!

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That is a long time to do abs, you go girl!

My favorite popsicle flavor is probably cherry!

Right now I have Kashi Go Lean cereal, Wheat Chex, and the off-brand of Cheerios! I like to mix cereals together to give it more flavor. :)

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I last talked to my momma on the phone today — Twice! I talk to her about everyday..she’s my best friend :D I love mango popsicles… also..do dreamsicles count as popsicles? Cause I love them too. The only cereal in my house now is Fruit Loops.. which is strange because I don’t even really like fruit loops. My workout today was probably a 6… I could have done better, but I chose not to. Oh well, tomorrow’s another day!

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Okay, question is, ever since LucasArts and Telltale claalboroted on that Tales of Monkey Island project, is there any chance the two companies could join forces again and resurrect both Sam and Max Hit The Road AND Sam and Max: Freelance Police? Because I *really* think that cancelled game needs to be uncancelled. The lineup of Sam and Max games shouldn’t be restricted to just the new series, you know! Just sayin’.

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My favorite popsicles are the TwinPops which come in vanilla and rootbeer flavored. UGH, so good. They also have new popsicles at target which are coconut water + banana. Mmm.

My brother and his girlfriend always say how much they miss having a pantry when they come to our house because they can’t keep a lot of goodies in the house. My brother says it’s good for their wallet but bad for their mind. haha

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The kids are getting so big! You better get to Utah before your nephew gets taller than you! Brooke’s hair is crazy long and cute.

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The last person I talked to on the phone was my husband. I’m not a big talking on the phone person because I am on the phone a lot at work…so the last thing I want to do when I get off work is talk on the phone.

Popsicle…def strawberry or Fudgsicles!

My workout was about an 8…it was very warm in Bikram yoga today and I was really pushing myself since I knew that was my only workout of the day.

BTW, you can never go to TJs too much :).

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The last person I talked to on the phone was my oldest daughter on my way home from work.

My favorite popsicle flavor is orange creamsicle. That is summer to me!

Cereal we have at home right now is TJ’s Maple Pecan Clusters, Rice Krispies and Raisin Bran.

On a scale of 1-10 how hard was your workout today? 10! Dragging myself around on crutches all day is one heck of a workout.

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I would totally be excited for the upgrade in pantry space too, but I’m OCD. It’s the little things :)

I ran 6 miles today and it was supposed to be easy, but my awesome playlist had me running faster and harder than I wanted to a few times. Guess that means I made a good one!

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Oh my goodness your nieces and nephew are getting so big! I’m glad you’re going to see them soon. I only get to see my nephew about once a year and it’s awful. I miss so much.
Having enough storage space/a pantry is a reason to move into an apartment/house in my opinion, so not at all weird.
My workout was about a 6 today. 30 minutes of rowing, which was medium hard, but mostly mentally and then JM six week six pack which is really hard, so balanced out out i think.

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Taking babies swimming is so much fun!! :) Enjoy it! :)

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Is it weird I’m not really a fan of Popsicles? Although last summer the ice cream truck would drive by our house and they had bubblegum flavored Popsicles that were pretty good :)

My workout was only a 15min Ab DVD so I’d give it a 5/10. I had to squeeze it in before my hair appt. tempo run tomorrow though so that will be tough!
I have brown sugar mini wheats and multi grain Cheerios in my pantry mmm…

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That shop sounds amazing. Never a shop in France would give out such delicious samples!

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On a scale of 1 to 10 it was only about a 3. I biked my way into town, and had the wind behind me.

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I was super jazzed when we had a pantry installed in our kitchen. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one.

The last person I talked to on the phone was my mom, I think.

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The last person I talked to on the phone yesterday was my man. We always talk to each other on our way home from work (we work in opposite directions of each other). And Pantries are amazing. We rented an apartment for two years that did not have one, and when we bought our house, it was like the skies opened up and the unicorns dance around when there was a pantry larger than a linen closet in the kitchen!

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Brooke is too cute for her own good. I rarely eat cereal but if I do I always be sure to add bluebs in. That pantry is outstanding. Hope you’re loving the new place =)

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My run was extremely tough yesterday, but I think it’s because it was so hot out! I haven’t ran in that kind of heat in a while so it was not fun!

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Omg I WISH I had that much pantry space! I actually recently saw this blog post about a pantry makeover and I WANT THIS SO BAD haha

http://www.kevinandamanda.com/whatsnew/house-and-home/new-house-tour-pantry-makeover-before-and-after-photos.html

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I am totally going home and making that sandwich for dinner since hubby will be gone tonight and I don’t have to make a “real” meal ;)

I actually had to look at my phone to see who the last person I talked to was (I’m much more of a texter than a talker). It was my mom. Exciting.

Favorite popsicle flavor has to be the real coconut ones my mom buys. Probably also why I called her last – she is a smart lady.

I have the generic version of honey bunches of oats right now. I am cheap and not ashamed to admit it.

I’m answering the last one a day late, but last night’s speedwork was a 7-8.

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The last person I spoke to on the phone was my mam. It’s such a novelty because when I’m travelling I don’t have a phone and can’t just call her when I feel like it. I’m making up for it now!

I have cheerios, bran flakes and fruit and nut muesli. There is too much choice. I need to have a bowl with all three!

I had a fun run today, not too difficult. Probably about a 7.

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Most recently, I talked to my Mom on the phone…then I got on a plane and am now visiting her in person. No need for a phone! Except to talk to hubby…just switchin’ things up, I guess.

I really like coconut “popsicles”, made with coconut milk and grated coconut. YUM.

I’m visiting some family, and they had Strawberry FMWs. Not sure about you, Janae, but these are NOT tasty FMWs to me. So I bought some real, “regular” ones. Muuuuuch better!

Today’s workout was a 3? Ish?

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