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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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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 16

September 16, 2015

Burnout

I’m just going to get straight to the point in this blog post – I have been experiencing burnout lately. Burnout with running. Burnout with blogging. And burnout just in general. This is why I haven’t posted a blog in a while. I just started feeling really run down and needed a break. I am the type of person that likes to take on a lot. Honestly, I work better that way when I have a lot of stuff going…

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Aug 20

August 20, 2015

The first time I didn’t feel guilty

I know I’ve talked about mom guilt before and it is ROUGH. I have had a really hard time adjusting to this since becoming a mom. Anything and everything can make me feel guilty. If I’m doing something other than spending time with my daughter, I feel like I’m a bad mom. But the truth is I’m not. I’m human. And just because I do something without her or doing something for myself, doesn’t make me a terrible mom. It’s…

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Aug 14

August 14, 2015

Lately: Marathon Training weeks 4/5 and traveling with our toddler (yikes!)

So the past few weeks of marathon training I feel like I have been slacking just a little bit. My weekday runs haven’t been as long or intense as they should be. I have been having trouble squeezing in the time to get them done. I run in the morning because I wouldn’t have time to run at night until Ady goes to bed and by then I am exhausted. Plus, I am just a morning runner. That is the…

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Aug 13

August 13, 2015

The real reason I started running

Obviously, I talk about running a lot. I share information I find about it, my favorite running items, places to run, races I run, and on and on. But, I don’t think I’ve ever shared why I run. The most important reason I run. I run for so many reasons: my health, my alone time, to stay in shape, and to run races. But the main, and most important reason I run, is to control my stress. I have had…

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