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    Where has the motivattttion gone?

    Well I was in a great place at the end of September, I finally hit 10 miles and was working out a lot and feeling good.

    Things went downhill. Quickly.

    For the past three weeks I had literally NO motivation to work out or run at all. Old Danica would have told herself, this is unacceptable, push through, wake up, get every mile in you need to. Keep pushing yourself. New Danica says, take a break. Listen to your body. Try to sleep when you can because 2 crazy little minions depend on you and if you’re too tired everything else just seems to fall apart.

    So that’s exactly what I did. Took a break, recharged and didn’t push myself to run when I didn’t feel like it. I kept things going here and everyone survived. At the beginning of the month we went on a little trip as a family which was really good but on the last night I slept wrong on my arm and had terrible pain in my back. I could barely turn my head or shoulder and picking up the girls was so tough. I kept thinking that it would improve but it wasn’t and I finally started going back to the chiropractor. It helped me feel much better over the last two weeks, but that also was another reason running wasn’t happening. The month flew by with a lot going on and now I’m finally feeling ready to start back up again. So perhaps November we will get back into a schedule that includes running.

    I’m so thankful I didn’t have a race on my calendar because there is nothing more stressful than having to train for something when you don’t have the motivation.

    August Mileage Recap

    Finally, a solid month of running to report back about! I hit 50 miles for the month and also ran a solid 7 miler toward the end of the month. I had to run that 7 miler to hit 50 miles, but both were completed and hallelujah, here we are! All my runs in August were 4 miles or more and I ran quite a few runs with the double stroller, but got it done.  Continue reading…

    The Warm Up Miles

    While running lately, the first two miles usually always are horrible. I feel so slow and tired and always want to cut my runs short. But if I hang on and give it a chance, 90% of the time it gets much better and I get into the swing of things. It becomes easier and I feel normal again. It’s so hard to focus on getting over that 2 mile warm up hump and not throw in the towel early. So many people who do not run are shocked that I run as much as I do and ask me how I can run so far and why?! Honestly, it’s something I’ve just grown to love and I have to remember that the first two miles usually are tough but once you can get past those the runner’s high kicks in. Continue reading…

    Postpartum Running Tips

    Running after having a baby is strange on many levels. I’m no expert and I’m still navigating this very strange land myself. You feel like your insides might just fall out on the street and you’re (probably) heavier than you were before having a baby and things are just in different places. There are things that may not have ever happened to you before while running that all of a sudden may be popping up and you’re like WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON… Yea I’ve been there on the side of the road wondering that exact thing. Here are a few things that made the transition back to running a little bit less scary. Continue reading…

    Five on Friday

    Another edition of 5 on Friday and I have no idea where this week went! Unfortunately, B had to head to Chicago this weekend for his Great Uncle’s Funeral, but he will be back on Sunday. His test is coming up soon for Engineer with the LAFD, so hopefully he gets in some good studying on the flight there and back.


    90 Day Fiance. This is such a weird guilty pleasure show but I can’t turn away. I’ve watched it for a while now and it’s so interesting to me and the reunions and updates on how they are all doing is so… bizarre. This new season though looks to be another winner!


    Veggie Noodle Co. Noodles. B is semi picky about food and I’ve been wanting to get a spiralizer for a little while now. I was nervous that he wouldn’t like the noodles out of veggies but I found these at the market the other day to give them a try before buying the Spiralizer. He really liked the squash ones we tried! It was the perfect way to try them out before purchasing the tool and they are so easy to make!


    Jumper Time! We put away the Mamaroo and took down the jumper for A and she LOVED it just like C did. It’s so crazy how fast they grow and move onto the next toy or thing. So fun seeing her develop so much and go through new stages!


    Spikey Roller Massage Ball. I’ve been having some issues with my Plantar Fasciitis again and I know it’s because I am on my feet a large portion of my day. I’ve been keeping this in the kitchen cabinet and as I stand and watch Cora eat her meals I have been rolling out my foot and it helps a ton.


    Ebates. So I have heard about Ebates for YEARS and never thought anything of it. Now that I shop a lot more online I finally signed up and got a $40 check yesterday just for buying things I normally would online. It’s awesome and also puts in the known coupon codes for sales for you. There are so many participating stores as well, like Groupon, Etsy, Gap, Sephora and Walgreens. If you want to sign up, use my referral link here.

    Hopefully I get to run tomorrow with the double stroller! :)