Things I’m Lovin’

It’s been FOREVER since I’ve done one of these, so I figured I would share what I’ve been loving lately.   Lake Pajamas. There are no words to describe the softness that are these pajamas! They are made with Pima Cotton (if you have kids in kissy kissy clothing, thing adult pajamas in the same material). I have 2 pair of the short pj’s and 1 pair of the short long and I think half of my girlfriends have a collection now, too. If you haven’t tried them, you should.  Red Ace...

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Liberty Hospital 1/2 Marathon Race Recap

State 42 Half 52 Missouri has been a state that has driven me crazy- mainly because back in 2014 I missed the opportunity to run a double when I did the Garmin ½ in Kansas City. All of the races in St.Louis are in the fall, and I initially didn’t want to go back to Kansas City. I was a little nervous to do an inaugural race, but it fit in with my schedule so I just decided to suck it up (seeing as I’ve been to MO several times now). The race also aligned with Corey’s schedule and she...

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Pensacola Double Bridge Run 15K Race Recap

I signed up for this race a while ago and made sure it was okay with Coach to do a 15K in the middle of my training cycle. Becca and Kerri were doing the race so we planned to head to the race together. Pensacola is about an hour from Mobile, so (typically) an easy trip. What I didn’t have planned when I signed up was my work schedule for the week before. I found out after signing up that due to my national sales meeting, I wouldn’t get home until 10pm. Sigh. Pre-Race I had a CRAZY...

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First Light 1/2 Marathon Race Recap

State #7 (repeated) Alabama half #5 Half Marathon #51 I did this race in 2012 and have always wanted to do it again. Luckily, since we are local now, it can happen every year! Rich ended up winning two entries on Facebook the week before the race so it was a free entry for us. For the most part Alabama is HOT. Legit, I’ve pulled out a winter coat 1-2 times so far this year and this race weekend was one of the times. The weather for the race ended up being more cold than normal (just...

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Boston Marathon Training Weeks 1 & 2

It’s hard to believe it’s already time for marathon training, but here we go. I’m still chasing a PR and Coach and I have talked about changing up our training from Marine Corp and I can already tell that the training is different. I spent December base building and still did some speed work- averaging almost 40 miles a week. I honestly wasn’t in the mood. It was the holiday season and seriously ate whatever I wanted the entire month and wanted to be lazy to go along...

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42 down…9 to Go!

As I’ve gotten older (and perhaps busier), I don’t seem to care as much about annual goals or resolutions. I always want to continue to grow in my professional life, personal life, spiritual life and physical life. 2016 was BIG. I took a new job quickly and unexpectedly moved us to Alabama in February. Through out the chaos, I managed to run 2 marathons, 6 half marathons, 2 5ks, 2 BQs, 8 new states, one PR in the 5k and several AG awards. All in all, it was a great year of running...

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A Trip around the Tree-2016 style

Ah, the joys of the holidays. It’s a season of hustle and bustle and for me, a push for year end goals with work. We’ve loved our first Christmas season in Mobile so far and filling up our space with all things holiday. We had a slight disaster the day we got our tree and had to take it back once we got home and realized that the trunk had split down the middle when they cut they bottom off. We went to a local tree lot and found the perfect tree and began my FAVORITE part of the...

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