I’ve got a few very important Monday Matters to discuss with you today:

*Just a peaceful 8 miler while listening to my new playlist (I’ll share it tomorrow) this morning.  7:48 average pace.  47 degrees.  Shorts.  Some wind but not enough to make my brain hurt (really windy runs do that to me…).   Didn’t really need gloves but they felt good so I wore them.

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*Andrew hit the treadmill while I went outside.  I’m a morning person, Andrew isn’t really;)  He can stay up late and I am all about falling asleep while watching a movie at 8 pm.

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*Just giving her a nice little scratch.

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*This dog sure isn’t spoiled.

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*Knox asked to have a few toys in bed with him last night and this is what we found when we went to check on him.  Very generous of him to give the majority of his bed up to his toys so that they have enough room;)

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*I was very happy to see that Stranger Things season 2 will be a thing but WHHHHHHHYYYYY do we have to wait until Halloween?!  I guess I can have some patience but my patience is thin when it comes to my favorite tv shows.

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*So we added these cookies that are delivered to your door to our budget now because it is a need, not a want anymore.

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*Andrew went on a 25 mile bike ride the other day.  He sent me this picture from his ride.  Gorgeous.

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*Knox is reminding us that meditation is needed.

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*My grandma had this little bar at her house so I had to try it.  I rate it a 6 out of 5.  I have low standards when it comes to candy but this one was ridiculously good.

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*A family picture that I posted on Instagram the other day but thought I would post here too.

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*Brooke found the shoes that she wore to our wedding and wants to wear them all around the house now because they are her ‘wedding shoes’.

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*Happy for the spring clothes and boots to start coming out (even though it will probably snow and be cold here again soon)!!! I got these for Christmas!!  Let me know if you want me to share any of my other spring favorites!

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“Is that the thing you put your phone and your candies in when you run?”  -Knox.  He already knows me pretty well.

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*Turkey burgers with zucchini, squash, lettuce, tomato and avocado for lunch today.

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*Why hang out on the couch or rug when you have Andrew to relax on ha.

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Morning person, night owl or neither ha?  What about the other people in your home?

-Brooke and I both are all about the mornings and Knox and Andrew could stay up forever.

Have a favorite chocolate bar?  

-The Milka with oreo inside (I posted a picture of that here) and Milky Ways.

Anyone else love Stranger Things?

Who else runs with a fuel belt?

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My boyfriend sent me the trailer yesterday for season 2 of Stranger Things and I’m pretty sure I’ve watched it 10 times already. The boys are so cute dressed up as Ghostbusters! And I totally agree, Halloween is way too long to wait.


SERIOUSLY… how can they make us wait this long to watch? Not okay with it! I hope you have an amazing night Fiona!


I know what you mean about wind making your brain hurt! Anytime I’m out walking (or shoveling snow) when the wind is whipping, I end up with a headache for the rest of the day.


YES YES YES!! You are not alone Lisa!


I’m definitely not a morning person! And I can be a night owl sometimes but not on a regular basis :) So basically I’m an 8am-10:30pm girl.

I just love straight up dark chocolate bars. High percentage of Cacao.

If I run a half marathon or long runs I’ll take my spibelt.


Those sound like great hours to me!!! Hope you are having an awesome Monday Sally!


oooh what kind of running belt is that?? can you feel it bounce at all? I’m in the market right now!

I love early mornings but not for working out. more for just sitting there watching the news sipping my coffee HAH!


HEY MOLLY!!! This is the belt I use and love:


Mine doesn’t bounce around, unless I overstuff it with stuff. My phone, key and a gel fit really nicely in there without any bouncing. Sounds like the perfect way to start the day!


Where did you buy squash at this time of the year? I love it. I just don’t remember seeing anymore of it anywhere. Yummy! How about the zucchini too?


HEY YOU!!! We get both at Costco!! We bought these ones 1.5 weeks ago but I’m sure they are still there:) ENJOY and I hope you have a beautiful week Lily!


I am most definitely a morning person! I fall asleep typically around 9 or 10 pm and am up at 4:30 am most days!
Stranger Things was really good, and I agree waiting til Halloween is going to be rough!
I don’t run with a fuel belt but a pouch thingy and I love it. I want to try a fuel belt to see the difference.
That chocolate bar looks DELICIOUS .


4:30 a.m…. WOW!!! Teach me your ways:) I love that Salina, you probably get so much done each morning! Seriously, how can they make us wait that long for Stranger Things 2? Let me know when you try a fuel belt and what your thoughts are! Have an awesome night!


I’ve always been a morning person but we’ve been staying up later than usual lately and it’s kind of nice to sleep past 5:30.

When I started cycling I found that I love cycling jersey – now I run in them too because I don’t need a fuel belt for my phone. Those back pockets are magic! They also hold sunglasses (and gels for longer runs.)


Okay, that is SUCH a great idea Kathy!! Cycling jersey’s have so many pockets… you can take everything with you!! I need to get one of those (or steal one of Andrew’s). Good for you sleeping a bit past 5:30!! Have an awesome night Kathy and I always so look forward to hearing from you!


I am more of a morning person, but I think I peak in the afternoon. My husband is a night owl.

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Lovers Bar is my current favorite. I really don’t like milk chocolate.

It’s rare that I don’t have some sort of fuel belt. I’m very thirsty and most water fountains aren’t on here. I live in a very suburban area so I wouldn’t dare leave water out along my running route. I also like to have my phone for emergencies.


Well now I need to drive up to TJ’s to get the Lovers Bar. That sounds amazing! I’m just like you, I love to have my phone with me!


Not a morning person, but my husband is and I have adapted! Please share your spring fashion! I love the things you choose!


Oh thanks Lindsey!! I for sure will then:) Thank you and have an awesome evening!!!


definitely a MORNING person – i’m in the in bed by 8:30 club ha! and i LOVE anything dark chocolate!!!


I want to join your club:)


Yes, I would LOVE a post on spring favorites!


Awesome!! I’ll get right on that! Thanks Emily!!


I love that your booties are spring attire, here in South Carolina they are winter shoes lol! We also consider anything under 60 degrees freezing :) love reading your blog everyday you have the sweetest family!!


Oh Whitney, you are so sweet! Thank you so much for reading! Maybe we need to move out to South Carolina… I like your definition of freezing haha! Enjoy your night Whitney!


Morning person! I will fall asleep anywhere after 10pm. I even snuggled up next to a pizza when hubby wanted a late dinner… he kept nudging me awake and I’d take a bite and then put my head back down. yeah….

I love all things Cadburry! The milk chocolate with almond is BOMB!

Everyone in my circle loves Stranger Things — I can’t believe they are making us wait until Halloween! It’s SOO FAR from now! :(

In the summer, I use a fuel belt during my short runs. It’s handy! I carry my keys, my phone, and maybe a bit of fuel. Until they make better pockets on running capris/shorts, my fuel belt will be a staple in my life.


BAHAHAH I love your pizza story… I am sure I will do that someday in my future too and Andrew will be nudging me to eat more pizza ha! I completely agree about better pockets on our running bottoms… so far they just hold my key and chapstick nicely and that’s about it. Yeah for fuel belts!


I LOVE Stranger Things and I am pretty bumbed about having to wait until Halloween for the next season. I wish I was a morning person but I love sleeping in.


SERIOUSLY… that is so so so far away. I guess it gives us a show to really look forward too!!! I hope you get a bunch of sleep in days over the next few weeks:) Have a great night Karla!


Knox, right there with you on the meditation thing.
Hope is early morning. Wakes up 6am ready to run!


I’m also a morning person and my husband is a night person. I like to just watch a movie at go to bed at 8. I also love to workout in the mornings. Unfortunately, I am at work at 7:30 and can’t fit a workout in before that. My baby needs to sleep better! Oh, and love Reese Cups!


I think I am a morning person and a night owl. I love to stay up late and I don’t like sleeping in. Basically, I have a huge case of FOMO and try to exist on as little sleep as possible.

My youngest daughter screeched last night when she saw the commercial for the season 2 of Stranger Things. We are huge fans!


Please do post all your spring favorites! I have gotten some of my favorite clothing items from your blog :)


I am most definitely a morning person. I love the chocolate nougats with toffee and almonds. I have never seen Stranger Things but everyone seems to love it. I just don’t know if it is my kind of show…


My boss brought this back from Amsterdam: http://www.tonyschocolonely.com/en/our-chocolate/large-bars/ – milk chocolate with caramel and sea salt, and I’m obsessed now. Perfect combination of sweet and salty! I used to be a fan of the Milka Oreo, but last time I had it, I got a bad headache (probably shouldn’t have eaten the whole bar in one sitting… ;)).


I’m definitely a night owl. However, I’ve been working more on becoming a morning person. So now I think I’m in between those.

I can’t say there’s a favorite chocolate bar to me. But I remember I used to be crazy about the Milka chocolate bar that comes in layers of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate. I think if I eat that again I’ll be just as crazy about it.


Morning person!! Those bars look so good!


I LOVE your clothing/favorites recommendations! I would love it if you would share your spring favorites :)

I am a morning person!
I’m not sure if it’s my favorite, but every once in a while I see the Hershey’s Cookies and Cream candy bar and either buy it or wish I had bought it!

I love my SPI belt!


Lindt dark chocolate touch of sea salt bars are life-changingly good! If you like dark chocolate at all, you must try them.

I’ve been wondering if those Hershey’s cookie mint bars are any good (I love cookies n mint ice cream). Now I have to try them!


I am such a morning person and my husband is more of a night owl. It makes me a little sad because I love going to bed at the same time as him, but I just don’t make it most nights.

I’ve never tried a fuel belt. I usually use my amphipod water bottle and jam my energy gels/bars in the zippered pocket.


I need to know where I can purchase said chocolate bar. Need.

Stranger Things for life!


I am currently eating lunch but still salivating over those delivery cookies and turkey burger! I need these things in my life!


Yes share your spring clothes ideas! I love when you share clothing pieces. Can’t usually go buy them then but like to have ideas for when I can. And I love your style.


Cookies delivered to your door!? They look amazing! Also that chocolate mint bar looks amazing. I had a chocolate craving yesterday and went for the Milky Way. I forgot until recently how much I love those! I am definitely not a morning person. No matter how much sleep I get, I just do not enjoy waking up in the morning. This week I am dog sitting and it’s requiring me to get up earlier than normal!


I am a definite morning person and take what i call a pre-bed nap every night. Basically, I fall asleep on the couch around 9 and my fiance wakes me up around 1030 to go get ready for bed. He is a definite night owl though. Makes squeezing in his video games and my girlie shows quite nicely.


Where do you buy your turkey burgers? I’ve been wanting to try them but a recommendation would be helpful!


I’m a morning person! And I live alone so it doesn’t matter what anyone else is, haha! My favorite chocolates are the dark chocolate with peanuts or orange flavor inside

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