Sweatshirts and running.

Well, we made it through Monday and tomorrow is a federal holiday. Yay for being a federal employee! A BIG thank you to all of our past and present members of the military.

We had a pretty good weekend over here. When I got home from work on Thursday, I had FOUR great surprises waiting for me.

1. A very nice note from Chris.
2. My favorite Starbucks drink in the fridge.
3. A Reebok yoga sweatshirt.

AND

4. A Nike sweatshirt.

He’s kinda the best. 🙂 PS I have failed to take a picture of the sweatshirts even though I have lived in the Nike one for the last 4 days.

Annabelle got new boots and a new coat this weekend. She didn’t want to take it off.

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I decided to randomly make these on Friday afternoon and it was one of my better decisions.

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Sunday morning was spent running a 10k over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and it was awesome! I’ll have a full recap up soon.

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Sunday afternoon was spent running another 8 miles with the jogging stroller. Why would I so such a thing? Because I thought it was a great idea to sign up for a marathon happening at the end of this month. More on that later. 🙂

Do you have an obsession with sweats? Yes!

Chocolate chip cookie or brownie? Tough decision…

An expensive morning and the importance of strength training.

I signed up for two races yesterday morning! Anybody else get giddy after signing up for races???

The
Rehoboth Beach Half Marathon is in just a few weeks and a bunch of my work buddies are running it. 🙂

The
Across the Bay 10k doesn’t take place until next November, but it should be really fun and Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon Race Director, is in charge of the race. You should sign up and join me!
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Since I ran 10 miles on Monday afternoon, I took a running rest day and headed to body pump class. Before the government shutdown, I was taking body pump once or twice a week every week. I fell out of the habit and yesterday was my first class in quite sometime. My inner thighs are so sore today!

Many articles, including this one from Runner’s World, stress the importance of strength training for runners. Personally, I feel stronger and able to do more (go a little faster or a little farther) when my muscles have gotten the proper strength workout. 🙂
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After work, I headed to my parent’s house to get Annabelle. She got the second part of her flu shot yesterday, but she barely even cried. We ate salads for dinner…

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(I know you can only see cheese and chicken, but it also had broccoli, red onion, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries.)

And then I fell off the “no ice cream for a week” wagon.

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It was worth every bite.

My mom and I did not plan this. We are both wearing Drifter sweaters from Lands End but her sweater is about 10 years older than mine. 🙂

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Have you signed up for any races recently?