A weekend at the shore.

Hi everyone. I hope you had a great weekend and wonderful start to your week. I’ve missed you terribly, but I have a lot going on over here and I’m having a hard time finding the time and motivation to post. With that said, I really love documenting my life and posting a million pictures of running stuff and baby Annabelle. So please keep checking in. 🙂

On Friday evening, Annabelle and I headed to the beach with my cousin Carrie (Chris was working and headed down on Saturday morning). We stopped at a Cracker Barrel for dinner and right as we were finishing a couple sat at the table behind us. AB started crying and reaching towards the table and I couldn’t figure out why. But then, I noticed that the man sitting at the table was wearing an orange Oriole’s shirt. Chris wears an Oriole’s shirt almost everyday during the summer and poor Annabelle thought he was daddy. She ran up to him wanting him to pick her up and I just couldn’t help but laugh. He picked her up and she stopped crying immediately. I couldn’t pass up this photo opportunity…he was a really good sport about it. 🙂

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Annabelle absolutely loved the ocean and she giggled as soon as we walked onto the beach. She is def a beach girl just like her Mommy, Grandses, and cousin. 🙂

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We ate a lot of good food (crabcakes, pizza, ice cream sundaes), but I only managed to take a picture of my freshly made, still warm doughnut. I paired it with some strawberries to make it “healthy”.

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I did manage to squeeze in two pretty decent runs around the park on Sunday and Monday morning. While my pace was pretty fast (for me), I felt like I was running a 5 minute mile. I feel like I have lost a lot of fitness since the marathon.

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My knee is still not great, but it only hurts during part of my runs and doesn’t hurt when I stop running. I’ve become best friends with the foam roller to try and make it better.

Annabelle enjoyed some playground time while I ran. She is really liking the playground these days. 🙂

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I can’t wait to take her back to the beach when the water (and air) is a bit warmer!

Beach…love it or hate it?

What’s the best vacation you have ever been on?

A short work day, a fast workout, and a delicious doughnut.

Because of yesterday’s snow storm, my work was on a 4 hour delay today. I loved sleeping in, eating breakfast at home, and playing with AB before heading to work.

Breakfast was Special K Red Berries with sliced bananas and Silk Vanilla Almond Milk.

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Love this little face. 🙂

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Lunch was dinner leftovers from last night and I have decided this is one of my new favorite meals.

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My mom and I headed to the gym after work and I spent some quality time with the treadmill.

Treadmill Track Workout

8 x 800 meters (1/2 mile) with 1/4 mile active rests in between.

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My legs felt fresh for the first 5 800s, but I was definitely feeling the last 3. This is the fastest I have ever run 800s, so I left the gym very happy…and very sweaty.

Next stop was for manicures! The place we went to is fast, affordable, and they give a short neck/shoulder massage at the end.

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Yes, I have very short, tiny nails. No, I do not bite them but I am an OCD filer.

Final stop of the night was Chipotle. I couldn’t stop thinking about it while I was running and it made my tummy very happy.

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The grand finale of the night… 🙂

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Speed work…love or hate?

Doughnuts…breakfast or dessert?