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    5 on Friday

    I missed a few weeks and finally am making a comeback and posting a few favorites on Friday! We’ve been pretty busy with B still studying for his Engineer Test (which will hopefully he’ll take soon!) and the 4th and then our anniversary but it’s been a good busy and I can’t believe that it’s the end of July. I saw something about Pumpkin Spice lattes yesterday and before we know it fall will be here. Anyways, here are a few of my new fave new finds! Continue reading…

    Figuring out the Next Race

    Why is it that whenever I have a great run I immediately jump into the idea of what race I should put on my calendar? Does every one else have this problem? Yesterday morning I ran 5 miles. It was relatively humid and hot, as it normally is in July. I had good music, a decent pace, I wasn’t sucking wind and was in cruise mode. Even after telling myself to relax and enjoy the run, I felt like every step I took I was calculating what race I could run next, how I could fit in my training and what month would be the best for me. Continue reading…

    La Palma 5K Race Recap

    Whoooooweeeee I haven’t run a race in a long time and this little 4th of July race was a good place to start up again. I love running races. They are so fun and make everyday running more enjoyable when you’re training for something or have a goal in mind. I knew I had this race coming up on my calendar so it kept me going when I was tired or didn’t want to run in the mornings.  Continue reading…

    Five on Friday

    It’s time for another 5 on Friday! This week I didn’t have a chance to blog much but hopefully next week I have a little bit more time to post.

    {ONE}

    Roy’s Sushi Class. This was B’s Father’s Day gift because I’m trying to not give stuff and focus more on experiences and memories. I got an email about this class and it looked fun so I called and signed us up. It was $55 and SO great! We got SO much food and learned a lot about how to make and roll sushi. We learned how to make a hand roll, California roll, Maine Lobster Roll, Tuna Tartare and their famous Sunrise at Haleakala Roll. It was well worth it and a great day date activity.

    {TWO}

    Aquarium Time. We got passes from B’s parents for Christmas and haven’t gone much since we had A. We ventured out with her this week and it was great! C was a bit more interested as she gets each time we go and A did awesome, even though I think she wanted to get out of her car seat at some points. It was fun until the end when C had the most epic meltdown of her entire life and just sat in the center of the outdoor area screaming and kicking for a good 10 minutes. We decided it was time to go after that.

    {THREE}

    This week I had a little Summer Bible Study Girls Night and before I went and got my nails done. It was LONG overdue and B encouraged me to leave a little early and get them done. I wanted a nice red for the 4th and this was the first bottle I picked up! The color name made me laugh :)

    {FOUR}

    Running this week has not been great. I ran Tuesday and haven’t ran since. B picked up a random shift and so that ruined my plans to run Thursday and will probably work on Saturday too. I was actually planning on taking them both Thursday, but when I went outside to take the trash out to the curb everything was covered in ash and it was so smokey out because of some brush fires in the area. I knew it wasn’t a good idea to run in the air quality and also for them being out in it. Alas, I will attempt to run Saturday but I do have my race next Tuesday so maybe a break was good for me. I was hoping to run 50 miles this month but ended at 45.2 miles for the month.

    {FIVE}

    This Ballard Design Laundry Mat. I am hoping to add this to our laundry room soon! It looks so cute and would be great to add a cushioned mat to that area since I stand there and fold our laundry before putting it away. I also have been eyeing some of their rugs for the living room and kitchen area that is still a bit unfinished. Hopefully we can get them soon!

    Here’s to a great Holiday weekend!

    Five on Friday

    This week equally flew by and also felt like it was draaaaaging along at times. So funny how that happens. It’s been SUPER hot here and it’s going to cool off this weekend so that will be a nice change.

    {ONE}

    French Braiding – I’ve been attempting to learn how to french braid my own hair for as long as I can remember. I don’t know why but it’s SO hard for me to do. I finally have been watching some pretty cool tutorials (Twist Me Pretty, BloHaute, Missy Sue Blog) and I tried to do it the other day not looking in the mirror and it worked WAY better. I couldn’t believe it! I still have some major wonky parts, can only do an ‘inside out’ braid and my hair is SO thick right now it’s a little hard to deal with, but it’s the best attempt I’ve ever done. Hopefully with more tutorials and C taking an hour to eat a meal, I can practice my braiding over the kitchen sink.

    {TWO}

     

    WTF Weather App – I saw someone post about this on Instagram and it’s hilarious! Makes checking the weather that much more fun, especially with the super hot weather we were having! Just look it up in your app store.

    {THREE}

    Airplane Landing Park – We went to LAX last Saturday when B was off work in the morning to show C the planes. It was SO much fun and she was freaking out with excitement. We’ve been trying to go for a few weeks and I’m so glad we finally did. It’s right next to LAX and an In and Out Burger and I was proud that I didn’t give into the animal style fries for lunch.

    {FOUR}

    I’m looking for a more mom friendly wardrobe and was wondering if anyone had any great not super tight tank tops they loved? PLEASE leave a comment with your favorites! I am finding that all I have are loose fitting spaghetti strap tanks which are cute if I’m not bending over and exposing my bra to everyone at the playground. I also don’t love the super tight ones because I’m still working on getting back into shape. So maybe a little flowy with some thick straps so I can wear a normal bra. Any faves? Let me know!

    {FIVE}

    Maidenform Strapless Bra – Since having A, my bra size changed a bit and I with this heatwave I’ve been wearing tanks and I hate having my straps hang out. I’ve looked for a strapless bra but a lot of them don’t have great support. A bra not staying up while your wrangling two kids is a BIG problem. I was feeling a big discouraged until I found this one at Target! It’s super soft, fits great, stays up well and gives you a normal ‘shape’. I didn’t want to spend a ton since I know the size will probably be changing as I lose weight {hopefully} so this was perfect. I’ve worn it a few times and love it!

    I ran a 4.5 miler yesterday and felt awesome, so I’m looking forward to hopefully feeling great on my 6 miler tomorrow morning!