My pool running video and a good excuse.

Here is a video of what pool running kind of looks like.  I don’t have an underwater camera so it is hard to see what my legs are doing because it looks a little different from an angle above the water…  basically you are just running in the water just like you would on land.   Also, I think my form is a little off in the video because I was feeling really awkward because the aqua aerobics people were staring at me while we were filming it but I have a lot of readers ask about what it looks like so here is a general idea:

Another 100 minutes in the pool yesterday.  The first 40 were pretty easy/relaxed but I tried to pick it up for the last 60 and do a tempo workout.  

Your form stays the same no matter what you are doing while pool running but your cadence determines the type of workout: 

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I decide how long I am going to pool run based on when my mom texts me to tell me that Brooke is moving around in the crib (she has a video monitor) and I am home 8 minutes later (I know, that takes talent) to get her up and going for the day.  Pool running is so easy on your body because you aren’t dealing with gravity and all of the pounding that occurs with running on land so I can get away with a lot of ‘pool miles’ each week.  Gotta keep that fitness up.  

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I was spoiled for lunch yesterday.  It was made for me and I didn’t have to lift a finger.  Food is always 4 trillion times better when somebody else makes it for you and this was perfection.

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Instead of being even remotely productive during Brooke’s nap time I felt like it was a good idea to catch up on the Bachelorette.  I really like Andy and I kind of want to be her friend.

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Back home for when Brooke woke up and we had our normal afternoon tradition of almond butter and apples on the deck.  I really look forward to this time of my day (babies after they first wake up are the absolute best).

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Megan is having her baby soon and so we decided to have a baby shower at Cubby’s so that we could have a good excuse to get together to eat salads and talk for 3 hours.

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Close up on my steak salad (delicious but did not fill me up so I had cereal when I got back home).

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Brooke and I stopped at The Chocolate for the necessary baby shower treats earlier on…

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And we brought Megan’s favorites.  And like usual, I forgot that the cookies were on my passenger seat in the car and so when I stopped at a light they went flying…  I will never learn.  

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Bangs Friend sent this picture to me and I could not agree more:

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HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Your weekend better be a good one!

Fill in the blanks:

I am most looking forward to _________ this weekend!!

If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would go run in __________!

__________  are the best candy bars in the world!

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I am most looking forward to a massage this weekend. If I could run anywhere in the world, it would be Ireland. It’s so beautiful there! Loved the pool running video by the way.

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Me too! Massage tomorrow. Can’t wait!

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Enjoy your massages girls! You deserve them:)

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Twix are definitely the best candy bar.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone pool running in real life before.

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I am most looking forward to SLEEPING IN this weekend!

If I could go for a run anywhere, SWITZERLAND would be it! I would love to run and see the Alps. I’d feel like a running Fraulein Maria.

CADBURY’S BOOST bars are the best in the world!

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I am mosr looking forward to an all day triathlon training camp! Talking, swimming, eating, talking, biking, eating, talking, running, talking and eating. Sounds like the perfect day!
Bangs friened needs to come visit you. We need some adventures with the two of you.

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Can I just say, I always like reading your blog, but the last two posts have been great :) I am really tempted to try pool running.

I’m visiting my bf’s family this weekend. Really excited for going out to dinner tonight then running those hills tomorrow(he’s from Donegal, Ireland!), and I’m spoilt becuase IMO thats the best place to run :)

Kit Kats are the best!

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Thanks so much Aine, I really appreciate you! Have an amazing dinner with the bf’s family and have an awesome hill run:) PS you have me craving Kit Kats now:)

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If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would go run in Swakopmund, Namibia! My cousin lives there and also runs with her two kiddos in a double stroller, and I’d LOOOOOVE to join them with my two kiddos in our double stroller! Double (quadruple!) the fun!

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Y’see, that’s WHAT I’ve always thought. Snickers are protein bars; they’ve got nuts in, of course! :) I’ve even had a conversation about this. PLUS, they used to be called MARATHON bars. Older people, do you remember that?!

I’d really like to have a BIG sleep this week-end; work is over-rated. Seriously.

I’ve never run on sand. Have a watch of ‘Chariots of Fire.’ It makes you cry. xx

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Most looking forward to a long run with a friend this weekend! i’m a solo runner so I’m really excited to have someone to chat with.

I am most looking forward to having almost nothing to do on Sunday this weekend. my weeks are jam packed with driving the kids all over the place, errands and chores so sunday I want to do none of it.

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I’m excited to go to the beach this weekend!

Hmm, I would love to run in Hawaii!

The best candybar is ….wow, this is a hard one. Twix and Snickers are amazing, but the Cadbury Dairy Milk bars (the real ones from England) are so, so, so good.

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I am right with you on that Hawaii thing!

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My half marathon tomorrow!!!!!!!
Hawaii :)
Peanut butter m&m’s…not a bar, but still the best :)

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Great video!! Going to have to try this pool running but I think I’ll need a buddy as it looks a bit boring ha ha ha.
Most looking forward to this weekend is long run, picking up my new spin bike and spending time with my husband and son. Have a great weekend!!

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YES!!! GET A BUDDY because it is crazy boring without one!

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I’m most looking forward to my daughter’s dance recital on Sunday afternoon.
I love to run on the boardwalk at the beach.
And 5th Avenue and Butterfinger candy bars are tied for BEST!

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If I could go running anywhere in the World right now, I’d go running Hawaii!

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Most looking forward to dinner/comedy show date tonight and dinner with friends tomorrow night. Favorite candy bar is 100 Grand. Followed very closely by Snickers. If I could run anywhere it would be by the beach–but not on the sand. Way too hard.

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I am most excited for relaxing this weekend. And Twix are the best candy bars!

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I would be running in Hawaii right now if I could!
Having a salad for lunch then needing more when I get home is totally something I do!

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Most looking forward to: looking at pictures of wedding dresses

I would run: in Nashville………the hills are short but intense, the scenery is beautiful, and the chance of seeing Keith Urban or another country star is pretty high………one week until my race there!

Best candy bar: snickers or reeses………….I like the milk chocolate and dark chocolate versions of both…………oh, and not really a candy bar, but junior mints are amazing!

Have a great weekend!

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I totally agree that meals are always better when someone else makes them for you! And thanks for the pool running video, haha it makes so much more sense now!

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Hiking
Some beach
Take 5!

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I am most looking forward to my long run tomorrow, the start of celebrating my birthday (cakes need to being several days in advance) and beach day on Sunday! I used to think Three Muskateers were the best candy bars in the world. Maybe a Take 5 Bar too.

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Snickers are the best candy bars! They aren’t convenient for a run though, haha. One time I was out of chomps so I took peanut M&M’s with me on my long run and that was a delicious idea! :)

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peanut butter cups win every time for me. every. time.

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If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now it would be Iceland :)

I don’t like candy bars but Sour Patch Kids are the best candy period.

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a date with my husband on saturday night!!! I havent seen him a whole lot this week so im excited that it will be just us two!

skors bar is my fave and my go to “i have my period andi can have chocolate if i want to” candy bar!

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I am most looking forward to my Dad (and his twin)’s 70th birthday party this weekend!
If I could go for a run anywhere, it would be a lush park with a 3 mile, paved loop around it, and the temp at 70 degrees. (does that count?)
I really love Chunky bars. A lot of people either hate them or haven’t even heard of them, but I love them!

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Ahhh yes pool running I remember how lovely and fun that is!

My husband graduates Med school this weekend so we are hanging out with family and celebrating!!

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I am looking forward to hanging out with my family this weekend! I made the 7 hour drive down to VA yesterday so that I can see my niece graduate pre-k today… gahhhh so cute :)

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I am most looking forward to the black tie event for charity this weekend!!

If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would go run in Italy (the Amalfi Coast). I’m in need of some breath taking views.

Mars Delights are the best candy bars in the world! (I would get them EVERY day when I lived in London… the literally melt in your mouth).

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I’m excited for my baby shower on Sunday!

Oh, that’s a tough question…. If I could run anywhere in the world, it’d probably be on a beach in Australia or maybe the coast of Italy! :)

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I would run in Italy!

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THANK YOU for that video! Needd to give that a go.

I had that same almond butter in my oatmeal this morning. So yum! Almond joys are the best :)

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If I could run anywhere right now, it would be in MARYLAND with my friends!
My favorite candy bar would have to be a Hershey’s bar with almonds. Simple and delicious!

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I have always wondered about pool running – I’m definitely not a swimmer so I’m pretty intimidated by it but the next time my knees start hating me I will definitely have to give it a try.

I’m looking forward to my first half marathon this weekend! I’m so excited. :)

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Thank you for the pool running video. I need to try that sometime. Where did you get the belt for it?

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HEY ALI!! The pool I go to has them there for us:) This is a great belt to get though:
http://www.amazon.com/AquaJogger-Active-Water-Exercise-Buoyancy/dp/B000PX3BEO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401460599&sr=8-1&keywords=pool+running+belt

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I am most excited for my first sprint triathlon.

If I could go running anywhere, it would be along the beaches of Bali.

Favorite chocolate bar in the whole world….right now it’s …Hersey Almond. Chocolate + almonds = healthy, right?

With your pool running….are you touching the bottom of the pool?

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Hey Courteney! GOOD LUCK at your triathlon, you are going to rock it. We do not touch the bottom of the pool, we are in the deep end. Have a Hershey Almond bar after your race:)

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As soon as it’s a little warmer I’m going to try some pool running at home!

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* I am most looking forward to my sister’s track meet this weekend! (It’s her second to last one for high school)

* If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would go run in Paris! (I love that place and croissants with Nutella would be the perfect post-run snack!)

* Mounds are the best candy bars in the world! (Dark chocolate and coconut – what more could you want?) :)

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I am most looking forward to my BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION this weekend!!

If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would go run in anywhere cooler than Texas!

Kit Kats are the best candy bars in the world!

Love Brooke’s sleepy hair!

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I am most looking forward to camping this weekend!!

If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would go run on the beach, always my fav :)

I’m not really a candy bar person, Hot Tamales and Red Vines are usually my go to candies.

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If I could go for a run anywhere I would down the Santa Monica boardwalk in CA! and then go jump in the ocean, because that just sounds like the best.

hershey’s cookies n’ cream bars are the BEST in the world!!
Have a great weekend :)

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I am most looking forward to biking this weekend!!

If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would go run in Wyoming!
I like any candy bar that is dark chocolate and has crunch.
Special dark with almonds, kit kat dark…

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I’m looming forward to running top of Zion relay with my girls. We’re going as super heroes. If I could run anywhere it wod be Switzerland and I’m so lucky I’ll be there in 1 month to run my first ultra marathon. Almond joys are the best ever!

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I’m most looking forward to the launch of my Jewelry line this weekend (Sunday)!!! If I could run anywhere in the world right now, I would run somewhere cold because I run best when it is cold out. And the best candy bar would have to be Hershey’s Cookie’s N’ Cream!!!

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i’m a big fan of baby ruths — but one is usually enough cause they’re just soo intense. but if i need to eat in sheer quantity, i’ll go for paydays!

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Most looking forward to… quality time with my two favorite boys this weekend. It’s been craziness the last few weeks, and the next couple weekends will be craziness too so we’re taking this weekend to relax and soak in the time together.

Best candy car in the world… do Reese’s count? I’m making them count. ;) They’re my favorite.

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In looking forward to the girls on the run 5k- I love being a running buddy! If I could run anywhere it would be arizona. I miss arizona! Best candy bar? I’m not a huge candy person!

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I am most looking forward to spending time with my family this weekend.

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Your salad looked delcious!

I am most looking forward to having fun in the sun with friends this weekend!!

If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would go run in Hawaii. It just looks so beautiful!!

Snickers are the best candy bars in the world!

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Those salads are delicious, but they don’t fill me up either. But if you eat 2 cookies and a brownie after, that usually does the trick ;) When my alarm went off at 5:30 I was sooooo hungry. I swear that happens to me if I eat a lot the night before. Thanks again so much for last night. You guys spoil me and I had so much fun.

Let’s face is, most protein bars aren’t much different than a candy bar anyway. So I should just start eating them for meal replacements. I think Twix or Reese’s would be my favorite ‘bar’ #eatingonthego #priorities #packagednoexpirationdate ;)

I think I would take just about anywhere to run at this point. But anywhere in Europe would be a dream.

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AHHHHHH I was starving this morning too! I have no idea how a $9 salad could actually make me hungrier afterwards. #howlongdoesittakeyoutocomeupwithhashtagsbecauseyoursarealwayshilarious

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I am most looking forward to running in my new shoes (they arrived last night) this weekend!!

If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would go run in Hawaii or Central Park (NY). For some reason I couldn’t come up with a more creative location…

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I ran Central Park this morning and posted pics on my blog. You might want to live vicariously through me :-)

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I am most looking forward to seeing Xmen this weekend!!

If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would go run along a mountain trail in Montana!

Snickers are most definitely the best candy bars in the world!

Have a great weekend! ~Bre

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Favorite candy bar I haven’t seen mentioned yet – Milky Way Carmel – all chocolate and Carmel and none of that nougat mess. Very yummy!

This weekend is chore and yard clean up weekend – after last weekend’s holiday the poor yard is screaming for attention!

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Your videographer is amazing!

Snickers are the best candy bar. But Strawberry Sour Punch Bites rock my world.

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Hey, I’m not the best swimmer but pool running looks like something I could be successful at! No water in the ears for the win!

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The apples with almond butter look fantastic. My favorite candy bar right now is Twix, but my all-time favorites are Reese’s PB Cups :)

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I’m most looking forward to having a friend from high school come and visit! I haven’t seen her since Christmas and she is staying with me this weekend!

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So glad you posted this video! I attempted to pool run on my vacation and keep wondering if I was doing it right. Turns out, I was not!

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I am looking forward to the nice weather and doing another open water swim this weekend! If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would go run on a beach in Mexico and then enjoy a margarita by the pool. Your third question is impossible for me to answer – my preferences and favorites change from day to day. HA!

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I am most looking forward to volunteering at the expo for the Calgary Marathon, and then running the 10km this weekend!! I really wanted to run the half marathon, but still recovering from injury so it’s just not an option. But I am super excited about the 10km!!

I would want to run in Waterton Lakes National Park. I was there last weekend camping, but I was too scared of bears to run alone. Gotta bring a running buddy next time :)

Mars/Milky Way!

Have a wonderful weekend, Janae!

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Might be a dumb question, but do your feel touch the ground when you’re pool running??

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Oops, feet :p

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I am most looking forward to catching up with family and friends this weekend!!

If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would go run in New Zealand!

Whatchamacallit’s are the best candy bars in the world!

Your salad looks delicious. It’s making me hungry!!

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Yum all of your food looks so good from yesterday! I need to follow you around and eat your meals with you ;) This weekend we are making homemade Cafe Rio and going to a movie. I am also hoping to get outdoors a bit in the nice sunshine! I hope you have a great weekend too! Awesome pool running video, I always wondered what it looked like.

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Awesome video! Have you tried the marshmallow snickers flavor?! Perfect running fuel! Just kidding…kind of.

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The apples with almond butter looks so good! I tried it for my first time yesterday and it was wonderful!

I am most looking forward to seeing A Million Ways To Die In The West this weekend. Seth MacFarlane cracks me up! Oh and getting in my first run in the two weeks since my last half. It’s been nice to take a break but I’ve got new Brooks to break in!

If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would go run in…
I was thinking about this for awhile and I think it would be the Tenmile Canyon Recreational Trail in Colorado. I haven’t been there but I read about it as a “Rave Run” in Runners World awhile back. It looks beautiful.

My favorite candy bars are Skor but a very close second is Reese’s pb cups.

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Great video! And your lunch looks awesome. When you pool run, do you keep your feet flexed sort of like you are marching or do you point your toes?

If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would want to run by a beach…and in a world where my groin didn’t hurt anymore!

Reese’s Cups are the best!

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Feet flexed!!! Hope you stop hurting ASAP!

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love the video! haha! so funny im commenting below my sister…not planned.

I am most looking forward to seeing my boyfriend this weekend (he is in the navy… stationed in camp lejeune and i live in south jersey…soon to be north on monday)

If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would go run on the beach! good workout and so peaceful ;)

reeses cups are the best candy bars in the world!

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Hm. Anywhere in the world? Nepal.

And I am super hungry for an amazing salad now.

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Love the video!!! Pool running looks cool but it looks a little boring (I go stir crazy on the treadmill too). You do 100 minutes?!? Respect.
I’m trying not to eat so much sugar. As in maybe 1 dessert per night rather than 3. That picture of a snickers does not help. Pray for me.

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I am looking forward to finishing my school work for the year!

If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would run on a woodsy trail that was meant for runners/bikers. I have no idea where to find one of those around me but I’ve seen people running on them in pictures! It just looks so peaceful and I’d feel comfortable running in the woods if I knew it were safe and there were a lot of people around.

The old watermelon laffy taffys with the fake seeds on them were the best candy bars in the world! They don’t make them anymore.

But just to let you know I started my own blog! Inspired by you :) it’s not going to be as involved as your blog because I’m basically just using it as a journal, but feel free to check it out if you wanna!

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I am looking forward to Zoo Atlanta this weekend! And Snickers are the best candy bar for sure!

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I am most looking forward to going to our friends’ daughter’s wedding this weekend!

If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would go run along the Amalfi Coast because it would mean that I was visiting Italy again!

Mounds are the best candy bars in the world!

I’ve never tried pool running, but it seems like it would be boring without friends to talk to. Good for you for sticking to it!

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If I could run anywhere in the world it would definitely be Italy. I’d run TO Italy if I could vacation there.

Next pick would be Hawaii! My parents are flying out there next weekend and I’m green with envy!

I’m not a huge candy-bar fan, but I’d have to say either Snickers or Mounds bars.

That pool belt is awesome! I wish my gym had one for us to use!

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I’m looking forward to my son’s first soccer lesson/game on Sunday! Oh Henry are my favourite chocolate bars.

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Hahahaha love the protein bar!! Truth.

This weekend I’m looking forward to taking it easy – CrossFit (okay maybe not ALL easy!), brunch, shopping, beer, run, sleeping, films :)

I’d love to go running in the Grand Canyon, I don’t even know if that is physically possible as I’ve never been but the image in my head is AWESOME.

Chocolate bar = either Snickers, or KitKat Crunchy, or Lindt! Haha.

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I am most looking forward to being outside this weekend!!

If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would go run in in Bellevue, WA – where the weather is cooler and I can visit my nephews afterwards!

FROZEN snicker bars are the best candy bars in the world!

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I grew up in Jamaica and it’s so beautiful on the beach there. If I could run anywhere today, it would be on the beach in Negril on the southwestern tip of Jamaica, at sunset.
Best candy bar is probably Snickers with Almonds.
Most looking forward to meeting my running group on Sunday because we haven’t run together in 2 weeks.

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Kit kats hands down are the best candy bar

If I could run anywhere? Disney World. Because I’m kind of a WDW freak like that.

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I am looking forward to school finally being out for my kiddos! Wahoo!

I’d love to go for a run along the Great Wall of China.

Twix are, by far, the very best candy bars in the world. Well, unless I’m craving a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Then those are the best.

Love your video clip. And, when chocolate is covering nuts, it’s always considered protein. :)

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I am most looking forward to seeing friends and family at the graduation parties I’m going to this weekend. I’m also looking forward to eating the baked goods I make for said parties!

Reese’s peanut butter cups are the best candy bar (if that’s considered a candy bar!).

Have a great weekend!

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I am most looking forward to sleeping in this weekend!!

If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would go run in Provence, France! It’s so pretty there!

Kinder Buenos are the best candy bars in the world!

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This weekend I am looking forward to visiting my high school friends for a baby shower!

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Oh, so your feet don’t touch the ground when you pool run?! This whole time I thought pool running involved literally running from one end of the pool to the other (feet on the bottom of the pool). Thanks for the video! :)

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I am most looking forward to going to my son’s first ever swim team meet this weekend!!

If I could go for a run anywhere in the world right now, I would go run in Germany!

Twix are the best candy bars in the world!

I love the video of you running, and you aren’t even out of breath! YOu are amazing!

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First of all, thanks so much for the video. I had NO idea what pool running was like!

This weekend, I am looking forward to spending my morning out on the patio with a book and some coffee. It will be awesome. Then sunbathing time and a bike ride with my sister in law. Equally awesome.

If I could run anywhere, it would be Central Park. I miss that place.

Take 5 bars are the way to go.

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That line about being home from pool running in 8 minutes to be home when Brooke wakes up is the sweetest thing I’ve read! You are so good for wanting to be next to her as soon as she wakes up.

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I’m most looking forward to getting over this cold finally this weekend!

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You’re so amazingly awesome! I loved that pool running video. Also, I can’t wait for our cabin visit this weekend.
If I could run anywhere…Along any beach. I need some relaxing time. With heat. And a swimsuit. And a (virgin) Pina Colada…yes, all while running…

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Thanks for sharing the video! I need to try pool running!

I am most looking forward to trying a new Cajun crawfish restaurant this weekend!

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I am most looking forward to my final wedding dress fitting on Sunday!
The best candy bar in the world is TWIX!
Have a great weekend! :)
Karen @karenlovestorun

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I didn’t realize you traveled any distance when pool running. I thought the belt hooked to the wall and you ran in place there. What’s the purpose of the belt? Does it connect to anything? Thank you for the video! I’ve always been curious about pool running!

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Hi,
I didn’t realize pool running can be so cute !
Btw, you seem very fast in the movie :-)

Danny

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You and Megan are too cute!!

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Haha the pool running is still so bizarre to me but you look great doing it!

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