My Best Run in…a Long Time

Apparently yesterday was National Running Day? I had no idea until I opened up my blog reader yesterday afternoon and saw about six people in a row blogging about it. I forgot all about it again until last night when, once again, I was reminded of it when I started browsing my Facebook news feed.

So unbeknownst to me, I actually ended up participating in the day with a speedy 3.5 mile run after work (umm yeah, that whole morning workout thing was a no-go yesterday). I was able to finish my first 3 miles in just under 27 minutes, which was easily the best run I’ve had in a loooooong time.

And, I blame my friend Morgan for the stellar performance after she shared her own awesome running stats with me yesterday on our afternoon walk. Hey, I’ll take motivation wherever I can find it!

So that’s what’s new on the exercise front, and I did even manage to get up again this morning for a 30 minute NTC app workout. Who knows how long this little groove will last (they come and go in waves) but I’ll keep riding this particular wave while it lasts because I’m feelin’ goooood.

Other than that? Let’s see…

Salads for lunch the past two days have been pretty darn delicious.


Last night’s dinner of grilled BBQ chicken, creamy garlic shells, and carrots was a pleasant surprise after having our softball game cancelled last minute.


I picked up some more chicken on sale at The Fresh Market on Tuesday so we’re finally restocked.

We’re about one bowl away from finishing off our container of watermelon sherbet. That lasted us all of about 3 days.

I’ve been spending a bunch of time scanning the internet for ideas for Lucas’s first birthday party. I’m pretty sure I have a theme in mind, but I’m having the hardest time not wanting to drop hundreds of dollars on decorations and whatnot that I know I really don’t need. Thank you, Pinterest.

Besides that, there’s not a whole lot to share today. So I’ll leave you with the only recent picture I have of Lucas on my phone from the past few days…


Sometimes, he really cracks me up when he sleeps. I love it. Smile


  1. says

    It is amazing what a little friendly motivation can do! Great run. I have been slacking on the running front as well, but National Running Day got me up and out the door. We will see if this sticks, running pregnant seems to be a different ballgame.
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  2. says

    Strong work on the run, Court! I can’t remember the last time I went on a run. It’s been awhile!

    I feel you on the birthday thing. I was really tempted to go all out, but it just wasn’t worth it to me. We did some cute little things at the park, but that was it, and it was perfect. I figured he wouldn’t even remember it anyways, so I’ll save the big birthday bashes with all the crazy decor for when he gets a little older. 😉
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  3. says

    I get such a crack up of watching my kiddo in the baby monitor. He’s almost two and I still have it on at night just in case, but he always sleeps in the most interesting positions!

  4. says

    Ha, what a cutie! Great job on the run. I’ve been running a bit more lately, but it’s not for a love of running (not that I hate it, but I’d prefer to be in the gym). It’s simply all I have time for most days! #momproblems
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  5. says

    Way to go on the run! I wish I could’ve participated, but…trying to gain some weight so my body will be fully functioning, if ya know what I mean. 😉 It’s encouraging to see your journey and how happy you are with Baby Lucas. Makes the hard days worth it.

    I can’t imagine trying to plan a first birthday with all the cute ideas floating around on Pinterest. My feeling is that he’s not going to remember it, so maybe wait a few years to go all out. :-)
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