Oct 2

October 2, 2015

Five on Friday

This is my first Five on Friday! I have seen a lot of other bloggers do this and thought I would jump on the bandwagon as well! So it’s time to tell you about the 5 things I’ve been loving lately. 1. St. Tropez gradual self-tanner. I am not going to lie, I love having a tan – especially on my face. I really love this product because it doesn’t look fake and is very subtle but gives you a…

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Oct 1

October 1, 2015

Update on Marathon Training and tapering makes me crazy

(Crossing the finish line of my first marathon with my friend Christy – in Chicago!) The 2015 Chicago Marathon is 11 days away. I am 11 days away from running 26.2 miles. Am I prepared? As much as I’m going to be. I have mentioned a couple times in some previous posts that while I have been keeping up with my long runs on the weekends, the shorter runs during the week haven’t been as great. I have to do…

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Sep 30

September 30, 2015

9 Reasons to Join a Running Group

I posted not too long ago about going out of my comfort zone. I joined a running group! More specifically, a training group for the Chicago Marathon. I found a group here through Fleet Feet. I loved Fleet Feet in Chicago and knew they had training groups and just group runs in general so I figured I would look one up here in Nashville. Lucky me, there are two (Brentwood and Green Hills) and they had a training group going…

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Sep 29

September 29, 2015

Nashville Moment: Brunch at Biscuit Love

Brett and I are suckers for a really good brunch. It’s our favorite meal and we love finding a new spot to dine for it. We had plenty of places we loved in Chicago so we have been scoping out the scene here in Nashville. A couple weekends ago we decided to try Biscuit Love in The Gulch. Brett’s co-worker recommended it and I was definitely up for trying it out! I had a 17 mile run that morning on…

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Sep 24

September 24, 2015

Getting Things Done as a Working Mom

I’ve only been a mom now for 15 months but I’ve learned a LOT during that time. I’m still learning and I’m sure this will continue for many years. The biggest adjustment to having a child is simply not having enough time. To do anything! I’m a working mom and this post is in no way meant to be offensive towards stay at home moms. I was one for 10 months and that job is HARD. I have been working…

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Sep 22

September 22, 2015

A Great 20 Mile Run (seriously)!

This is going to sound crazy but I had a GREAT 20 mile run this past weekend. It was the second, and last, long training run before the Chicago Marathon in THREE weeks! The last 20 mile run I did a couple weeks ago went okay but I was really pushing myself at the end. I was out of energy, hurting, sore, tired, and just wanted it to end. But for some reason, this last 20 mile run wasn’t as…

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