Summer 2015 Recap

Internet world, it’s been many months since my last post. Man, I am great at this whole blogging thing. πŸ˜‰ Since I want to remember what we did this Summer…and Fall…and Winter (and I hope some of you would like to see too), here’s a look at our Summer!  And since this is technically a running blog, I will also recap my running adventures soon. πŸƒ

Memorial Day weekend trip to Ocean City, MD

   

Dinner with my best girls from high school (we missed you KJ)

Fun in the sun!  

  

Weekend trip to Ocean City

    

Go Oriole’s!!!

  

Baby Ballerina class. She finally loved it at the end of the 7 week class. 😊

  

4th of July in Rock Hall, MD with Aunt Janice and Uncle Gren

  

Hersheypark Happy!!!

  
  

Saying goodbye to Grandses and Poppy πŸ˜”

  
  

Another trip to the beach!

  

Ragnar Relay Colorado!
    
  

Hersheypark again!

  

Outer Banks with the Seiferts, Lauren, Rob, Lincoln, and Kate!  So much fun. 

      
    

Lots of hours spent on the playground!

 

And look at that, it’s almost Summer again!

Sunday Funday!

It’s been a super long time since I’ve posted. To my loyal readers (Rob, Mom, Dad, and Aunt Janice), I am sorry. πŸ˜‰  In case you are new here, my name is Linda and I love my family, running, and ice cream. I’m currently training for a September marathon and hope to qualify for Boston. Please stick around!                                   ———————————————–

This weekend was a good one filled with lots my favorite things…

Running!  16 miles on Saturday morning. Jeanette and I averaged a 9 minute pace and it was awesome. 

Napping!  Saturday afternoon nap with my favorite little girl. 

   
 

Ice cream!  This was my first time trying this brand. I planned on just having a few bites. A few bites = the whole pint. 

  
Snacks!  I’ve been on a serious popcorn kick lately.  Ya know, I need the salty to balance out the sweet. 

  
Family fun day!  I bought Chris super good tickets to the Oriole’s game for Father’s Day. We had such a good time. 

   
     

(As seen on my Instagram lindarunning4two)

Now that I’ve watched Big Brother (anybody else love this show), ate my weight in ice cream, and stayed up way too late, I NEED to go to bed. I woke up with a weird hip/butt/IT band issue going on and really really really hope it starts feeling better tomorrow. Please cross your fingers and toes for me. 

Good night!

Pictures that make me smile.

So, I’ve had a rough couple of weeks. Β I know that everybody is going through something (and nobody comes here to read about a Debbie Downer), so I’m just going to share some pictures that make me happy. Β πŸ™‚ I hope they make you smile too!

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Throwback Thursday

Since I was MIA for a little while, this post is throwing all the way back to last week. πŸ˜‰

Here’s what I’ve been up to! PS I have to look back at my pictures to remember what I’ve been up to.

Healthy Eats

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Treats!

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Running (of course)!

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This was a Yasso 800s workout. In simple terms, I did 8 x 1/2 mile at the paces listed. 😊

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A visit with Aunt Janice (my mom’s sis) and Uncle Gren!

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A Superbowl Workout! I did the exercise that corresponded to what was happening in the game and then I did the workout all the way through at half time…then I had pizza and ice cream.

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New Capris. These are from Fabletics and they are amazing.

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What have you been up to?!?!?

Sentence per picture.

This is been a very busy work week and I’m so ready for the weekend! Since I’m exhausted, here’s a lazy (but thrilling) post. πŸ™‚

Yesterday’s yummy breakfast.

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Last night (and tonight’s) dinner. I really love BBQ chicken pizza.

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Last night (and tonight’s and every other night) dessert. I just can’t stop dessert…I need an intervention.

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My favorite little girl. ❀

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Face mask…I just realized this is still on and it’s been on for way too long.

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Snow day for Annabelle and Molly!

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Enjoy your Friday!

A few words per picture.

Happy Friday! It’s been a long week and I’m happy to welcome in the weekend. πŸ™‚

I can’t get enough pancakes…

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Oatmeal…

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and this loaded sweet potato meal. It really is sooo good.

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Last night’s dinner…do you like Brussels sprouts? Annabelle does not.

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Our first snowfall of the season.

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First hot chocolate and marshmallows of the season. πŸ™‚

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It’s been 2 weeks since Halloween and I had my first piece of candy this afternoon. It started with a mini Twix and a mini Milky Way. Next up were these babies…

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I ended the candy eating binge with a full size Twix bar. Ugh.

Once I was done working for the day, I spent an hour with Jillian Michaels to balance everything out. Maybe all of that candy will be good fuel for my 20 mile run tomorrow morning???

What’s the best thing you ate today?

Who else is getting up to run in the freezing cold tomorrow? Please come run with me!

Saturday Snapshots and good luck MCM runners!

I just want to say GOOD LUCK and have a great run to my Ragnar teammates running the Marine Corps Marathon tomorrow! I’m routing for you Vonks, Tim, Woody (yay, first marathon), and Pryce!
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Pancakes!

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Baby in skeleton pjs!

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10 mile slow and wonderful stroller run.

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Playground time!

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My new Lima Capris from Fabletics. <—–referral link! They are awesome. Comfortable, supportive, and they stay put :-).

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Lunch of champions!

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What was the best part of your Saturday???

Weekend Snapshots!

Hi everybody! I hope you all had a great weekend! Here are some pictures from my weekend adventures. πŸ™‚

I ate good food, went on an 8 mile stroller run with AB, and spent some quality time on the playground. (Not pictured: brownies and ice cream, but yes, it happened).

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Now I’m ready to snuggle up on the couch and watch Homeland!

What was the best part of your weekend?

Snapshot Saturday :-)

I hope you all are having a great weekend so far! Here is how my weekend is going so far…food, running, and Annabelle. πŸ™‚

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Now, I’m drinking an iced latte and watching House Hunters…at 10:30 pm.

Family Vacation 2014: Ocean City, MD

Last week we spent 5 glorious days in Ocean City, MD. I love the beach and seafood and ice cream, so I was one happy camper. :-).

Playground fun!

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Breakfast at Dumser’s!

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Beach Fun!

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Food!

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QT with my family. πŸ™‚

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SUP (stand up paddle boarding) – my first time!

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Liz, thank you for the awesome pictures. Here’s two of my favorites. ❀

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Great vacation and I can’t wait to go back. πŸ™‚