• Woohoo! I finished a 90-minute run today! Yayyyy!

    Ok, I can’t say I felt totally awesome during all of it, but I kept trucking along and finished with a smile on my face. And, hey, that’s the important part, right? Plus, it’s always fun to accomplish a “new” running goal. Well, technically, I’ve run these distances many times in the past, but not since October 2013 when I was pregnant, so it’s all new-ish to me again!

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    Before I headed out to run, I snacked on banana with some almond butter and finished my iced coffee from breakfast. I needed a little something in my stomach before I hit the pavement. Running on an empty stomach = no bueno.

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    While getting ready to run, I broke out my stash of GU from my marathon training days more than 3 years ago. I hadn’t taken GU on my long runs until now, but I figured I might as well for a 90-minute one. I mean, if I didn’t need it, I didn’t have to eat it, ya know? Better safe than sorry!

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    In my Spibelt: GU, Chapstick, headphones, and gloves, which, weren’t actually inside my Spibelt, but I brought them along just in case I needed them. (I drove to Southfield to do my run, so I stashed a few things in my car while I ran.)

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    It was 42 degrees and sunny, so I didn’t wear my gloves. I also left my water bottle in the car just in case I needed a water-stop during my run.

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    My run went fairly well. Although, right from the beginning, I could tell it was going to be a rough one. I just didn’t have a ton of energy and my legs felt so heavy. I ended up struggling through the first few miles and then around 40 minutes decided to take my packet of GU. It actually helped, and I felt pretty good for the rest of the run. Not super speedy, but definitely better than I had felt at the beginning!

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    After my run, I was cold and hungry, so I warmed up in the car. My hands were so stiff, I wasn’t sure if I could drive right away. (I should have worn my gloves!) Once I was good and warm, I headed to Whole Foods to grab lunch. I pretty much housed my salad when I got home. I really wanted to take a hot shower because I was so cold, but I knew I needed to refuel my muscles ASAP, so I chowed down. (Btw, my hot shower was amazing after I finished eating!)

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    December 18, 2014
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    This post is sponsored by Boxed. Even so, I think this post might surprise you (Boxed really surprised me), so please read on! I am so excited to tell you guys about Boxed! Are you ready?!? As you know, I’m all about saving money. And, as a new mom, I’m all about convenience when it comes […]

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    Eggnog Latte Protein Smoothie

    December 17, 2014
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    Food Crimes

    December 17, 2014
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    Good morning! Here are some eats from yesterday… and then I have some fun “food crimes” to talk about! Breakfast: Oatmeal + a fried egg + iced coffee with eggnog. Lunch: Chunked chicken breast with roasted potatoes, steamed spinach, and buffalo sauce. Snack: Marylou’s almond cookie coffee + Greek yogurt and granola. Dinner: Cheeseburger Casserole (it was wicked […]

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    December 16, 2014
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    This post is sponsored by Ziploc. Is anyone else gearing up for a busy few days of baking next week? I sure am! Holy moly. It’s a good thing I like to bake! During the week of Christmas, I have a whole slew of holiday parties and gatherings on my social calendar—many of which I […]

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    December 15, 2014
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    Oh my goodness, I had such a fun time yesterday at the Cambridge 5K Yulefest. What an awesome event. I haven’t had that much fun after a road race in quite awhile! I joined a group of women from KFIT for it. We all put on our finest holiday garb, ran 3.1 miles, and then got our party […]

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    What We’re Eating for Dinner This Week

    December 15, 2014
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    Hello, hello! A bunch of you guys said you were fans of my weekly grocery shopping and meal plans because you get ideas for your own dinners, so here’s a quick post about what we’re eating this week. I figured it might be helpful since this week might be a little crazy with holiday events […]

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