Let’s catch up!

Hey there! I’ve been MIA for a while (partly because I’ve been super busy and partly because I don’t have a computer right now) and I know at least 3 people have been missing my daily nonsense. Hi mom, dad, and Rob. 🙂

So, here’s what’s been happening.

1. I ran my second Ragnar Relay and it was AWESOME. My teammates are super fun and I’m so grateful to have been part of the team for a second year. I was runner number 6 and completed 23.3 miles during the race.

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We placed 24th out of 369 teams!

2. I did not get into Boston. Even though I qualified, I was not accepted due to the large number of applications. This was a hard pill to swallow. 😦

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3. We are enjoying Fall! This was a fun afternoon spent at a local farm. 🙂

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4. I am trying out the Glycerin 12s and I love them so far. I usually stick with the Pure Flows but I wanted something with a little more cushion for now. Annabelle loves to stick her hand up to give me high fives when we are running with he jogging stroller. 🙂

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5. My cousin Carrie and I went to Cedar Point last weekend and it was such a blast. If you like roller coasters and scary stuff, Cedar Point in the Fall is the place to be.

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6. This is still happening.

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7. I’ve been going to YouTube for workout inspiration and have been loving these HIIT workouts.

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8. Annabelle is a crazy woman and loves to climb on the dining room table…and she can very clearly say “bad baby”. ❤

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Please tell me, what have you been up to lately?!?!

Trail running and a 50k.

Last Saturday morning, Jeanette and I headed out for a long trail run (on real trails with trees, roots, rocks, streams, etc.) Why are we trail running when we usually stick to roads and flat and easy trails? Well, since we just trained for a marathon and we are in decent shape (we think), we decided to go big and sign up for a 50k trail race! Therefore, one should actually run some trails prior to running over 30 miles on them and we will be trail running for the next few weeks.

Rosaryville 50k on July 20, 2014. This is my 32nd birthday and I can’t think of anything better than running 32 miles with a great friend. 🙂

Scenes from our run!

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It was really fun and a big change from road running. With about 2 miles to go, I tripped and landed hard. Thankfully I caught myself with my knees and my left shoulder and I only landed on dirt (no rocks, thankfully). At least I got the whole tripping and falling thing out of the way. 🙂

One of many great things about running with Jeanette is that her husband makes us breakfast. Blueberry pancakes and eggs straight from the backyard.

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I also went home with a jar of homemade strawberry jam and homemade applesauce. Yum!

Have you ever tried trail running? Love it or hate it?

What’s the longest distance you have ever run?

Best breakfast you ever had?