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    Kitchen Remodel

    We recently redid our entire kitchen and living space and it was quite the undertaking! We had to move completely out of our house for two and a half months and stayed with my in-laws, who live nearby. C and I would walk by daily to see the progress and making decisions about colors and tile and counter tops was very stressful for me! I didn’t want to do something trendy or that I would get sick of easily. When we first bought our house 5 years ago, I made some… interesting decisions, like paint our bathroom with stripes! Within a year I was asking myself what the heck was I thinking. I knew that this new kitchen and changing the layout of our house would be a big decision and I tried my best to make things ‘timeless’ and our style.

    Here are some photos of our old kitchen!

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    2017… Here we go!

    How is it practically the end of January and I’ve yet to blog in 2017? To be honest, I feel like I keep this blog as an online training journal and now that I’m pretty much out of the running game… it kind of falls to the wayside. So here we are, a semi ‘life update’ post and we’ll see how this year pans out with blogging, running and family posts. I know I wanted to post a lot last year and though I did attempt when I got hurt I kind of stopped since I had no running updates to post about. I am again hopeful this year to just post whatever is on my mind and not focus so much on the fact that it might not be running related. I want to write more to remember things and be able to look back on them and read whatever was going on in my life instead of focusing so much on only writing about running and training. Continue reading…

    Christmas Gift Ideas

    Because my life is not so much in the hardcore running and training stage right now because well you know… children… I wanted to put together a few ideas for anyone who may enjoy as it is the season! Some of these items are my favorite things or are things that I’ve found that are awesome over this past year and added to my collection. This may be the most random gift guide to ever grace the internet, so enjoy.


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    November Recap

    Welp. Here we are again… another month has gone by and I really feel like we should still be in mid-July, early August and I’m out buying Christmas gifts and the holiday jams are blasting. This year has seriously flow by. I think it’s true the older you get, the faster the years go, because I feel like I blinked and now it’s going to be 2017? I just was starting to get into the hang of writing 2016 on things.

    Alas… another month with no running. This season actually isn’t my favorite time to run because I really like running in the warm weather, so I don’t feel like I’m missing out on too much, but there are still times when I wish I was able to get out there and clear my head a little bit. I also am finally at a point with C where I know our schedule and we could have been running in the mornings consistently especially because she’s normally a great sleeper, but alas, feeling awkward and listening to my body is more important at this point. I know we’ll get back out there in a few months, but man with 2 kids? How is that even possible?!

    This month also seemed to fly by because we finally started the remodel we’ve been working on for what seems like the entire year. We had to move out of our house and pack the entire thing up. It was a huge task, but I also felt like it was a great opportunity to get rid of so much random stuff we’ve accumulated since we got married and to get ready for moving C into a new room. It’s been interesting to pack everything up and see the daily progress of the house. I hope it’s done by March, if not earlier, but we will see!


    I’m going to try to track my walking more this month to see how far I’m going each month to get a better idea of how much I’m walking and to keep me motivated to stay healthy throughout the rest of this pregnancy.


    Life Update

    So… we’re though October and half way through November which in all honesty already feels like it’s over since Thanksgiving is next week, and I’ve yet to run more than a mile. Still.


    Perhaps it’s because we’re adding another pup to the pack next April, and that’s slowed me down again. We found out I was pregnant in August right after I broke my ankle and after that healed I wasn’t feeling great. Back to morning sickness and constantly gagging which didn’t help my running game. Finally the ankle was feeling almost 100% again and I was getting back into the swing of things butttt when I tried to run it just felt… awkward. To be honest, it’s pretty hard to not run again and to know that I won’t be running for a while. I went through a lot of the same feelings I went through when I was pregnant with C and felt angry, disappointed and upset. Now I’m trying to focus on the positive and I feel like even though I still have some downer days, I have gone more into the acceptance phase of grieving the loss of running once again.

    Hopefully, I can run again in less than a year, so I’m looking forward to that day and trying to allow myself to enjoy the break. I also know that it will help make sure that my ankle is fully healed before I run again. Continue reading…