Racing the sunset

Hi! Hope your week is going great so far. Things are good over here. It’s been hot again, which I love, and we’re trying to take advantage of it with outside time in the morning and squeezing it in between dinner and Vera’s early bedtime. Yesterday was kind of a weird day. It started off…

A day in the life

Here’s a peek into a random Tuesday around here! 4:30 am: My alarm goes off. Time for a workout. After some water and a small spoonful of peanut butter (I usually wake up hungry – but it’s not enough to wake me up…anyone else?), I venture downstairs for a workout. Usually, I try to get…

Taking full advantage of an extended workout break

Hey hey. Hope your week is going well. I’m finally back into my workout groove after being sick and my mini-mamacation.  Honestly, I usually don’t appreciate extended workout breaks, particularly when they are forced on me due to a health issue or injury, and I’ll always make time to workout on vacation. Not this time…

10 years of being together

Today is a special day: it marks 10 years since Mike and I first started dating. TEN YEARS. That seems like a freakishly long time. It is, in fact, one-third of my life. In honor of our decade of togetherness, here are 10 things I love about Mike: He’s the best at making me laugh. He’s…

Simple pleasures

In the spirit of practicing gratitude, here are a few simple things I find great joy in: Enjoying breakfast and drinking a HOT cup of coffee in the quiet morning hours, alone Writing (not that it’s always easy, but there’s something simple about writing) A cold craft beer after a long day (or half a…

Easing back into a workout routine

Good morning! Welcome to the middle of the week. We are all still somewhat in recovery mode over here, although feeling much better. After feeling like a new person Monday :), I had planned to do some kind of light workout Tuesday morning, but when my alarm went off I just wasn’t feeling it. This is…

Scenes from the week

Hi there! How are ya? I didn’t do a great job of taking photos this week, but I have a few so we’ll make the most of it. We’re pretty sure she’s been growing like a weed. It seems like every day, Mike and I are commenting that she seems bigger (taller or pudgier, haha). And her…

Catching up + Independence Day 2017

Hi hi hi! How did you celebrate the 4th? We had a cookout at our house and then relaxed at home in the evening after the baby went to bed. But first, let’s back up to Monday…. Monday:  I started the day bright and early with a 4:40 am alarm and an at-home HIIT workout….

Benefits of changing up your routine

When it comes to healthy living, my go-to advice is often related to setting up a routine. The main benefit of, say, exercise routines is that they integrate staying active into your day naturally. Just like you have breakfast at X time every day, or watch your favorite show on a certain day and time,…

Life Lately + How to leave a job

It’s Thursday already – woo! And an even better day because Mike and I are taking the day off to hang out with the kiddo. She has her 12-month check-up this morning and then we’re just planning to hang out close to home. I woke up at 4:50 this morning to get in a workout (one…

Monday happenings + a post about turning 30

Do you ever wish you could bottle up the odd amount energy you have at the moment to be able to drink it when you’re dragging? I’m experiencing that right now. After a super hard HIIT workout on Sunday,  I had low expectations for my run yesterday morning….but I busted out 4 strong miles and…

A Day in the Life

Each day is a little different around here. We have a mix of family and daycare watching Vera while we’re at work. I try to incorporate at least one non-workout day during the week. I often have a Board meeting one morning or evening a week. And so on. But yesterday (Tuesday) was a fairly typical…