Silentish Saturday and Mer’s Surprise 90th!

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It sure feels nice to have her home again.

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He chose the treadmill.  I am amazed… I could not have gone that far on a treadmill.  He ended up finishing with 18 miles (the plan called for 18-20) instead and he has 14-16 today.  He might be regretting saying yes to doing this with me haha.

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It was really slick and icy so the treadmill really was our best option.

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My workout—>. 9 miles @ 7:15 average.  I had a lot on my mind and just needed to push myself a little bit so that is what I did.  7:15 pace did not feel anywhere close to how comfortable it used to feel but that’s okay because this training is very different.

We had a bunch of family coming over (my cousins that I haven’t seen in years and years) so we picked up donuts and I got a few weird stares being in my shorts at the store.

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And then we got ready to take my cousins and their kids to go sledding.

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My nieces and nephews came too!

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These mountains.

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MER’S 90TH BIRTHDAY SURPRISE PARTY!!!  All of our family flew in for it and it was incredible to celebrate this amazing woman’s birthday!

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Tell me three things you are doing today?!?

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I’m downloading Megan’s app! I’ve been looking for strength to do at home that doesn’t break the bank and also comes from someone who knows what they’re doing! Browsed through her link and wow, what a great thing she’s offering up for such a fantastic deal! Thanks and happy new year! 😊💪🏻

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Oh this makes me so so happy! She has worked so incredibly hard on it and she knows what she is doing. I love all of the videos too because I am such an amateur with weight lifting. ENJOY and have a wonderful weekend Autumn!

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Happy birthday Mer! On the road and flying today on our way to spend NYE with Lady Gaga in Vegas! First trip alone with my hubby in a long time. Should be spectacular ;-)

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YOU ARE!!!! Ahhhh have the best time Mel and I want to hear all about your trip after! ENJOY!

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Happy Birthday Mer!!!
I’m speaking at church today(2nd time but first time at this particular church) and it’s me and a guy and the theme is based on “All In” by Matthew West and going into 2019 being all in for God. And, Christmas with mom’s side of family this evening, and then flying out to Park City, UT tomorrow morning! Have a great Saturday!

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Thanks Kayla! I bet your talk was amazing! ENJOY EVERY SECOND IN PARK CITY!!!!

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You’re welcome! And thank you! It went very well! God is so good! :-)

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I would love to try Megan’s app! Do you know if there is cardio incorporated into the workouts?

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HEY KIMBERLY!!! I hope you do, she is amazing! There are plyometric exercises that are meant to raise your heart rate but there aren’t any sprints or anything on cardio equipment. I love doing her strength workouts after a run! Have a beautiful day.

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Happy Birthday Mer!!!
3 things I’m doing today:
1) I just finishing running 5 miles. Your recommendation of COLD was excellent. Looking forward to the rest of the podcasts.
2) Taking my 4 yr old out today to use her scooter Santa brought. It’s 45 degrees here so taking advantage before winter comes.
3) Hoping to get my family on board to take down Christmas. 🎄

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We need to have weekly discussions about it… SO CREEPY. Glad you had a great run! Enjoy the scooter time and good luck taking Christmas down. Thanks Lauren!

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Hi Janae, I just got home from Arizona. It was so hard saying goodbye to family!! :( I’m planning on running this morning and taking down all my Christmas stuff. Happy birthday to Mer!

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Emma, I am so sorry that you had to say goodbye. I hope your run this morning felt really good mentally and physically! Thank you and good luck with taking everything down! xoxo

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Happy Birthday, Mer! I hope you had a fabulous day and a fabulous party!
My Mema will be 90 in September. I hope to throw her a big party like Mer had.
3 things: 8 mile run in 45 degree weather. I was over dressed but it was great. Food shopping. We have nothing to eat! And my girls are hosting a sleepover so probably going crazy later.
Have a fun time with your cousins!

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Thank you so much Lee! Oh let me know what you guys end up doing for her birthday party. 45 degrees is the best! Thank you so much and I hope you were able to get some really good food… gotta love the fridge after a shopping trip!

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Today I’m:
1) traveling from Birmingham to Missouri (home)
2) hurrying to get our house ready for company that’s coming to stay with us tonight
3) resisting all of my grandmothers chocolate chip cookies that she sent with us :)

Also HOW did he do 18 on the treadmill?!

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Safe travels Stacy! HAHAHAH EAT THE COOKIES!!!! Cookies from grandma’s taste better than normal cookies. I’m not sure ha… I’ll have him write a post about it though:). Have a beautiful day Stacy!

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Today I have my long run, I’m cleaning my house, and taking my mom to see Mary Poppins.
That looks like an amazing celebration!

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I hope your long run went really well and cleaning your house is great active recovery afterwards. You are going to love Mary Poppins, it was SO so good. Thanks Lisa!

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So fun that you got to see all your cousins and celebrate Mer’s birthday!

I ran this morning, foam rolling, and now we are going to get ready to go play in the snow at the cabin!

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Oh I am so glad you get to go to the cabin… I bet there is so much snow there! Thanks Jenny, have a beautiful weekend!

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Happy Birthday to Mer that looked like such a special party. You have such a close family
Three things
9 mile run in high 40 weather felt amazing
Taking my friends 6 year old horseback riding
Going after that with them and my son to Budda berry frozen yogurt make your own sundae

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Oh that is the perfect temperature for running! Can Brooke and I join you for the horseback riding?! Enjoy that sundae… sounds delicious! Thanks Dawn!

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How special to have that birthday party! I hope I have people like that in my life when I am 90!

3 Things Today:
1. Cardio kickboxing class! Challenging but fun, and I love workout classes.
2. Reading lots–I’ve read 3 books already over the holidays and am working through Little Women again!
3. Seeing MARY POPPINS RETURNS! I am so excited!!!

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That movie is soooo good! ENJOY! I love workout classes too, they get me out of my comfort zone. I am so glad you have been able to get in so much reading. Thanks Kristin and have a wonderful day!

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You are legit the best person alive! I love you more than words!!!! Best supporter I know! I owe you. <3

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90, wow!! Happy Birthday to her!

3 things: a run in this gorgeous weather (60’s!) before the rain comes back tomorrow, taco night with the husband (my favorite meal), and taking down the Christmas tree.

Have a great weekend!

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Oh my goodness, I could die!! The picture of Mer from across the table is just the sweetest!
Congrats to so many miles on the treadmill, that’s just crazy!

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SHARSTI!! I was thinking about you just the other day! I’m so glad you said hi today:) . I MISS YOU!

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MAJOR props to Andrew for doing 18 miles on the treadmill! Sounds like he made the right call though and that’s some great mental training!

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I once ran 18 miles on the treadmill! I listened to two podcasts and then music for the last 6 miles and I still almost lost my mind. Looking forward to hearing how Andrew got through it!
Happy Birthday to Mer!!!

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What a fun surprise birthday! I love that! And wow to Andrew for 18 on the treadmill. Today’s 3: ran on the treadmill (and then wiped out on the ice while walking the dog later so good call on the treadmill), cooking through Joanna Gaines’ cookbook, and renovating our drop zone area. Demo just got done and now we’re on to building/finishing.

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10 miles on the treadmill today since it was 1º outside when I started :)

BTW—I’ll be getting my very own treadmill soon and I just realized it is the same that you have! I’m deciding on which room to put it in… How high is your ceiling in the room where you use yours? Can you use the full 40% incline? How high is the deck at 40%? thx!

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Oh I am so excited that you are getting that treadmill… it is great! The ceiling in there is 8 feet and we can use it at 40% incline in there if you are a bit back on the belt and not right up at the front of the treadmill. GOOD LUCK and 1 degree… that’s ridiculous!

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I set a goal this year to run 1,000 miles and I met that goal today! Now, to decide on 2019’s goal!

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RACHEL, HUGE HUGE HUGE CONGRATS ON YOUR GOAL! That is awesome! Let me know what you do for your 2019 goal!

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I love this post! Oh Mer! All great pictures!
Go Andrew!! That is impressive!
1. Go say goodbye to Mer😭😭
2. Shed some tears as I leave Utah
3. Drive home with my family and think back on all the fun moments from this trip💗

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1) 12.5 miles running, 4 miles walking “cool” down (ha, ha) (11F at the start, 27F at the end, thank goodness for hot hand warmer packs!)
2) made cinnamon swirl bread for holiday gifts
3) annual “birthday” dinner with friends tonight
(notice no where in there did I say I got the laundry folded and put away…oops)

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Aw! Thank you for sharing Mer’s birthday party with us! She is just beautiful–I can tell she’s truly beautiful inside and out—-you and your girls also take after her :)

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Happy belated birthday to Mer. I remember running 20 miles on a treadmill a few years ago and that was enough for me. I was able to watch TV so it wasn’t as bad as you would think but without TV…I don’t know.

Yesterday I worked, worked, and worked…so…LOL…how exciting. Enjoy your Sunday Janae.

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Your grandma and family are so cute! In the collage of 4 photos, is your mom in the center of the lower right corner photo with the blue shirt?

I love Brooke’s hat.

Congratulations on the treadmill run, Andrew! That is so awesome and impressive.

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