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Monday, November 23, 2015

You had me at pumpkin pie.

It's time to break out the maternity pants. And pass them around because Thanksgiving with all it yummy goodness is just days away and then it's full swing into Christmas. And the closer December 25th gets, the busier life seems to be. At least for me.

This is what prompted one of my most recent internet searches. Because I am still only running every other day, I do a lot of ellipticizing and cycling. But there isn't always time to fit 45 or even 30 minutes into my day. And for some reason it is easier to find the time to run than do other kinds of cardio (wink-wink). Maybe that means I'm a runner.

Anyhow...that search I was talking about was for workouts that don't take much time but that will make me feel like I really got my workout on and my heart pumping. Since I'm fairly sure I'm not the only busy person out there, I thought I'd save you the time of searching out some shorter but killer (aka effective, calorie torching) workouts and share the ones I like with you.

Now that you are prepared with a way to burn those Thanksgiving calories, I can properly share the abundance of funny (and too often true) Thanksgiving memes I found when looking for our friend Joey in his maternity pants:

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Darth Vadar, Tomato Soup, Running Tights and Other Randomness

It is officially running tights weather. I love the snow, but I hate being cold.

I don't like tomatoes, but tomato soup is one of my favorite foods.

Life is full of contradictions. 

Just some randomness for your Thursday.

Another thing you may not know about me...

I don't mind getting up early, but I like some time to wake up before I have to invest in human interaction, especially conversation. This couldn't be more true:

In other randomness, Scott turned on this station the other day:

And it ABSOLUTELY rocks. My girls were in complete awe of my dance moves. I even busted out the moon walk for them. If you need a little pick-me-up, head over to Pandora and spend some time with MC Hammer radio.

We spent some time last weekend trying to figure out what to wear for our upcoming family pictures. Scott thought this was appropriate for the timing of the pictures:

Hey, at least it would make coordination easy. You can't got wrong with black and white! If you're dying to add that to your wardrobe, we saw it at H&M. But I think THIS ONE would be an even better addition to any wardrobe!!! 

If you aren't following along with my #30DaysOfThanks on Instagram, you should be. And I'd love a to hear what you're thankful for, so if you are doing a month of gratitude somewhere on social media, let me know so I can follow along!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Life should have more refunds.

So I have clearly been listening to Christmas music already. It happened occasionally in the weeks leading up to Halloween but became all I listen to once Halloween was officially (and thankfully) over. It's extra nice that two radio stations are already playing Christmas music 24/7!

My question is...when can I start wearing my holiday/Christmas shirts? I got a new one the other day, and it is begging to be worn. I think I might need to order this one and add it to my collection as well!

Which reminds me of this...

And since we're on the subject of funny (but true) things I've seen this week, here's this #truth as well.

I'm up to running 35 straight minutes, which usually ends up being a little over four miles. So I'm running between eight and twelve miles per week right now. Not the 40+ miles it once was. But I do have 40 minutes on tap for Saturday.

However, my ankle felt a little off yesterday, so I'll be babying it today (lots of ice and stretching and some time on the bike) and will reevaluate tomorrow morning before I head out. The stress fracture healed like a champ but that darn tendon just insists on getting my attention on a regular basis still.

There is such a thing as negative attention. Someone should tell it.

Which randomly reminds me of this...

And then there's this. Any excuse to eat cake, am I right?

And since one of the reasons I love The Great Gatsby is that it takes place in the 20s means this spoke to me...

Happy Friday. Have a fantastic weekend!!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

It's basically Friday.

My girls don't have school tomorrow, so it feels like a Friday. And Fridays make me happy.

Here are some other things that make me happy:

That my girls, Super Girl and Rainbow Unicorn (from Inside Out), had an awesome Halloween.

That this movie comes out this weekend.

That I get to focus on all the things I'm thankful for a little extra this month.

That this is true.

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