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HomeRunningHAPPY 4TH OF JULY (wherever you live:)

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY (wherever you live:)

Started off my morning with two friends and 8 miles.

And then Andrew, Skye and I hit up our weight room. I am starting very small with this because I don’t want to get injured or be so sore that I can’t run! It’s really nice to do this with Andrew so he can help me with my form because this is not my strength.  My goal is to go from complaining 90% of the session to 40%;)

Yesterday I did 3 sets of 10 squats with the bar (45 lbs) followed by the bench press for 3 sets of 10.  My legs were legit screaming at me by the end which is motivating to me because clearly my legs need this strength training if I want to get faster.

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Emilee and I went over to Runner’s Corner later on and it’s amazing what a new pair of shoes and socks can do for a runner.. I cannot wait for all of the miles in these.   Also, I’m sad to say that all of my previous favorite running socks are getting a ton of holes!  I’ve heard great things about Steigen so I’m excited to try them out.

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Warm enough to have friends over and jump on the tramp for a while!

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For dinner I made my mom’s Chicken Enchiladas and they were delicious as ever.

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The kids are sure getting good at doing the dishes each night and that makes me very happy:).

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Let’s have a thorough discussion about some of the things I am loving right now and I would love to hear yours!

*’To All the Boys: PS I Still Love You’ on Netflix!  Andrew and I LOVED the first one and the second made us just as happy.

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*I cannot stand it when our washing machine starts to smell.  It drives me bonkers.  I started buying these and they completely work on my machine to get rid of the odor (I use extra hot water for the cleaning cycle too).

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* IVY Collective sent me over a few pieces to try and my favorite is The Puffer Jacket —> it is crazy warm without being bulky, easy to run in (I even tried some strides while wearing it and the jacket was very flexible and moved with me) and I love the style of it.  I have a size 6 in this.

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*You know I have a thing for hot chocolate and Andrew found these tumblers and gave me one for my bday.  I can even take it in to the gas station to get my hot chocolate.  It’s the perfect size, comes in so many fun colors and it cuts out waste!

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*This might cause some upset feelings if you live in Utah but in my opinion, Chip Cookies > every other cookie shop here (and there are a lot;).  If you haven’t had their red velvet with the the side of frosting they have, I’m going to have to order them right now to be delivered to your house.  PS if you can’t tell, baked goods are more important to me lately than candy… maybe my taste buds are changing?

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*Why Jim Gaffigan thinks we are liars…

*I’ve REALLY been enjoying Podium Runner and thought it was fun to look over these workouts from different athletes that have run sub-3 marathons FOR SIX DECADES (article here).  It’s interesting to see how different they all are and how what works for one may not work for the others running the same race times.   I just love peaking in and seeing how others train!

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*The Olympic Marathon Trials are in 8 DAYS! It will be broadcasted starting at noon ET on NBC and I’ll be watching every second.  Loved this episode if you want to learn a bit more about it all before you watch it!

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*I ordered these cute sandals from Target for Brooke and Skye to wear once it gets a little warmer but Skye found them and thinks that it is plenty warm enough now to wear them everywhere.

Brooke still loves for me to put her outfits together… Skye changes out of whatever I put her in each morning within 2 minutes.  Skye will also go up to people and point to their shoes and say CUTE (and a warning to indoor play-place visitors, Skye does try to steal other’s shoes there if they are pink, shiny or sparkly).

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Who do you hope to see make the Olympic team for the marathon?

What do you have going on this weekend?

Have a recipe that you love to make now that your mom or dad made often when you were young?

Last podcast episode that you listened to?



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