• Dog Tired

    July 4, 2010

    HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!! :mrgreen:

    Murphy had so much fun yesterday, he’s dog tired this morning. (My husband is pretty exhausted, too.) I, however, am an early riser, so I popped out of bed before 7:00 today. Plus, it’s the 4th of July! Wake up, boys!!

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    As soon as I got up, I chugged some water, threw on my running gear, and headed out for a 5-mile run. I ran a new route this morning, which was very hilly. My legs felt like a million pounds, but I still managed to cover 5.15 miles in 46:10 (8:57 pace). I ended up walking once– the hills were killer!! 8-O

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    When I got home, Murphy and Mal were still snoozing away. Dog tired, I tell ya.

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    Now, I’m eating toasted Manna Bread with Barney Butter. I’m also planning to have a banana and, of course, a glass of iced coffee with soy milk. I swear, a big iced coffee after a long run tastes a-mazing! :-D

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    Later this morning, I’m heading out to my in-law’s house with a bunch of friends to celebrate the 4th. I hope Murphy (and Mal) can muster up the energy for another fun-filled day!

    See ya! 8-)

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    Annie@stronghealthyfit July 4, 2010 at 9:25 am

    So inspiring! I wish I had gotten up for an early run :-)

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    Evan Thomas July 4, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Happy 4th! I can’t believe how much the temp has jumped today. I don’t know how I’m going to run in this heat

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    Jill@MySoCalledHealthLife July 4, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Boys can just be so lazy! My boy is still in bed too ;-)

    Also, I’m loving the red shoes. So unintentionally patriotic. Go America :-)

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is July 4, 2010 at 9:45 am

    I love those red shoes!

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    maria @ Chasing the Now July 4, 2010 at 9:48 am

    What a great sounding Fourth! :) Hope you all enjoy your holiday (if you can get the boys out of bed, that is)!

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    Wei-Wei July 4, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Well aren’t you an early bird? I could never wake up before 7am in the summer -__- but I love your breakfast! That Manna bread looks sooo good :D

    Happy 4th! :)

    Wei-Wei

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    The Wife of a Dairyman July 4, 2010 at 9:48 am

    I am NOT good on the hills either…..they just about kill me. Have a great 4th:)

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    Hannah July 4, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Happy 4th! I love how Murphy is even *under* the blankets. What a life!

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    Erica July 4, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Have a great 4th Tina! Great job on the run :) Frank looks very similar to Murphy this AM…I’m about to post a picture and give murphy a shout out ;)

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    Kerri July 4, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Have a fun fourth. Murphy is too cute. Your holiday run is inspiring.

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    Grapeful July 4, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Your Murphy stories and pictures (especially!) never get old. Keep ‘em coming!

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    Teresa July 4, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Great job on the run. You’re hip must be feeling better. I would love to get one of those Garmin Forerunners, but I can’t decide if it’s worth the money. Would be nice to see how far and how fast I can run. Have a great fourth!

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    Kathleen July 4, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Happy 4th!! Have a great day!!

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    Helen July 4, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Awwww Murphy is the cutest thing ever! He was tired indeed! Glad your run went ok despite the hills, that pace is great.

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 4, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I bet you guys were popped!! Busy day yesterday! Have a happy and safe 4th! :)

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    Jess @ Jessica is Getting Fit July 4, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Happy 4th of July girl! I ran a 6 mile race for the 4th yesterday. I’ve heard it’s *the* weekend for races in the USA! How funny is that?

    I love the pictures of Murphy – he’s so sweet!

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    diana(mymarblerye) July 4, 2010 at 10:41 am

    glad you are having a great weekend Tina! you needed some time with your loved ones after all the traveling!! Enjoy that delish Barney Butter!

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    Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 4, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Happy 4th Tina! I hope you have a great day with your family!

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    Sara July 4, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Cutest picture of Murphy…ever! :) Have a great 4th!!

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    Kelly July 4, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Great minds think alike! I did an early little over 5 mile run this morning too. But my course was super flat since I’m at the coast. I hope you have a wonderful 4th and that eventually M & M get out of the bed. :)

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    Amber K July 4, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I’m eating Barney Butter with my oatmeal! Yum, yummy, yum.

    No working out for me today, working at the church until the festivities this afternoon. Have a good day!

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    ciria July 4, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Murphy is sooo cute, I am falling in love of him :)

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    Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ July 4, 2010 at 11:18 am

    What a great start to the day. Murphy looks so tired it’s so cute.

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    Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 4, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Good time considering the hills – I don’t think I could have done that!

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    Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 4, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Murphy is too cute!! Glad your run went well and enjoy the 4th!

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    Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! July 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I agree, a big iced coffee after a run is amazing! In truth, a big iced coffee after, well, anything, is pretty amazing. Amazing-ness is its very essence :)

    Happy 4th of July!

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    Deva (Voracious Vorilee) July 4, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Iced coffee is amazing after a run – or any workout! I love it with turbinado sugar for the crunch!

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    Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 4, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    My puppy is also exhausted, but that’s from staying up all night being panicked from the people who set off their fireworks early.

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    Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) July 4, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Ugh….I do not like running hills…but it sure does make flat ground that much easier huh? Good for you!

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    Lynn (The Actors Diet) July 4, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    i love getting things accomplished while my dog/hubby sleep at home. i feel like superwoman!

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    Faith @ LovelyAsCharged July 4, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I’m making today a lazy day on purpose – I didn’t get in until extremely late last night, plus it’s rainy and I’m cold…three prime excuses to curl up in bed with blogs and SATC dvd’s if you ask me!

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    Heather July 4, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Happy 4th! Those pics of Murphy are just too cute!

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    Arlene @ Adventures in Weight Loss July 4, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I’m up early. Means I should take a walk, eh? I did try OOIAJ for the first time this morning. (In a bowl, minus the nuts and chia seeds). Wondering why I waited so long.

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    Marina July 4, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Aw, murphy looks so cute!
    Have a great 4th!

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    Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear July 4, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Murphy is so cute :D

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    Kaz July 4, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Have fun today! :D Happy 4th!

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    Jo July 4, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    awww so cute! sleepy pug :)

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    Emilyeatsclean July 4, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Happy 4th! Great run time…..congrats! Murphy is too stinkin’ cute! :)

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    Callie July 4, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Happy 4th of July!!! :)
    Murphy looks so adorable.

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    CalliNae (from CookingInCambridge) July 4, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    I used to think pugs were ugly, until Murphy…

    I tried to run the other day, but the weather here is just so bizarre and there are so many tourists, I find myself doing the dangerous wiggle dance of doom down the streets of Cambridge. Guess I’ll stick to swimming.

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    Morgan @ Life After Bagels July 4, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Can I just say that your organization post from the other day totally has me feeling like re doing every closet in my house. I didn’t exactly have time for that but I did free up two shelves for me and my bf’s bike helmuts so they weren’t laying on my desk all the time. Baby steps

    Happy 4th of July!

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    Laura July 5, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Murphy is the most adorable pug EVER!

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    Katherine July 5, 2010 at 7:29 am

    I’m pulled a murphy and mal last night; I absolutely crashed!

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    Jessica July 5, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Hope you had a really great 4th of July celebration!

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    Heather July 5, 2010 at 9:16 am

    way to hit the road for a 5-miler! i’m proud :)

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