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Quick Check In

Good afternoon and happy Friday!! Just a quick check-in because I am about to go to my hair appointment. I don’t even know why I bother to get my hair done since I don’t even do it anyway. Okay, sometimes I do. It’s just so much easier to throw it into a ponytail.


Last night we dressed up nice…and went to Whole Foods for dinner. Jaden really got into it:

We did try to go to a nicer restaurant, but the wait was an hour! On a Thursday! Crazy. So, we went to Whole Foods instead.

Today’s Workout

  • BodyPump – 60 minutes
  • Zumba – 60 minutes
  • Plank #29: 3 minutes and 15 seconds

Most of songs in Zumba today were new, so it took me a while to catch on, but it was such a fun workout!

Jaden took my picture doing plank #28.

Only two more planks to go! Actually, three. I missed doing a plank on March 1st, so I am going to make up for it by doing one on April 1st.

Tomorrow is the Egg Shell Shuffle 5k and it looks like the weather is going to be nice! The race also has a little bit of a later start time, 9:15 am, so that will be nice because we have to get the kids up and ready. I just hope parking isn’t an issue.

Speaking of races, I was looking through the flyers in my race bag and I came across a 5k that offers babysitting during the race.

How cool is that? I am lucky that I usually run with my family, so I can bring the kids with and my dad will watch them, or my mom will sometime watch them, but I know that some parents don’t have this luxury. I thought it was very cool that they offered babysitting during the race.


I have been eating the best snack lately. Vanilla Greek yogurt with a tablespoon of PB2 mixed it with Honeycrisp apple slices to dip in it! So good!

We’re having Easter brunch at our house, so I’ll be making my grocery list and shopping later today.

Have a wonderful weekend and a great Easter!!

  • Any plans this weekend?
  • What are you doing for Easter?
  • What do you think of babysitting during a race?


Filed under Breakfast, Fitness, Working Out

A Trip to the Fire Station

Happy Friday!

I’m glad that it’s the end of the week, but I’m a little bit nervous for the Hot Cocoa 5k tomorrow. I PR’d at my last 5k, so I am feeling more pressure to run fast, and I don’t want to feel like that. I liked it when I was a slow runner because then it didn’t really matter, but now that I ran one race fast, I feel like now I always have to run fast.

Running is hard for me, even short distances, and I like to do it have fun, not to feel like I have to beat myself, time-wise. I just want to run at my own pace, have fun with my family, and try not to freeze. I’m not going out tomorrow to run fast or beat my previous time, I’m running tomorrow so that I can drink hot cocoa.

Now that that’s off my chest…

Today’s Workout

  • 1.1 miles – pink treadmill
  • BodyPump – 35 minutes

I wore my new t-shirt from Around The Plate that I received for attending a virtual blog conference. It’s so cute, and I just love it. When Jaden saw it this morning, he asked me if it was scratch and sniff. I told him no, but it darn well should be!

It’s funny that he associates fruit that has faces with scratch and sniff.

I was only able to stay for about half of BodyPump today because I went on a field trip with Jaden’s kindergarten class to the Fire Station this morning.

We been to the fire station tons of times (my brother-in-law is also a firefighter), but this time they actually got an emergency call while we were there, which was kind of cool for the kids to see.

The firefighter was in the middle of explaining the fire tools to the kids when the fire bells went off and all the firefighters rushed out and into the fire  trucks and ambulances in like 5 seconds flat. Then, we were all just left standing there all alone, so we let the kids all sit in the fire truck.

After the field trip, I ran some errands. Tomorrow, after the 5k, we’re getting together with my family for our annual pumpkin carving and Halloween food party night. My aunt and uncle even came in from California (I told you Halloween is a big deal in our family).

Danny and I have our food dishes picked out, but I can’t tell you what they are yet because we keep everything secret until we all get together. Since we won’t have tons of time tomorrow after the race, they’re fairly simple and cutesy Halloween dishes. I also picked up some pumpkins for us to carve tomorrow!

Unfortunately, the pumpkin harvest wasn’t that great this year, so I had to grab the only pumpkins I could find. I got small pumpkins for Jaden and me. I love Halloween, but I don’t really enjoy pumpkin carving too much. My dad, however, spends hours on his pumpkins. Here’s a few past pumpkins:

We usually hollow them out prior to getting together because it saves a bunch of time. Danny will hallow and clean them out tonight. Pumpkin guts actually give me a rash on my hands, so I leave that stuff up to Danny.

On the way home from the store, I dug into some candy corn mix.

I can take or leave candy corn. I don’t dislike it, but I don’t love it either. It’s just very sweet and sugary, which is weird coming from me since me and sugar are BFFs. I much prefer a Halloween Reece’s pumpkin. Now, those are delicious!

I am also really, really, really looking forward to Sunday because my sister-in-law, Crystal, has been planning a fun Halloween Amazing Race-type game for us to play. And no offense my other family members, but Danny and I are going to kick butt!!

Want to know what our team name is? It’s Tick Tick Boom.

Want to know why? It’s because we’re DYNOMITE!

Oh my goodness, sometimes I am crazy-lame. Or just crazy…

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Questions of the day:

  • If you run races, do you feel pressure to run fast? I know they’re called races for a reason, I just wondered if you put pressure on yourself?
  • Candy Corn: yay or nay? Favorite Halloween candy?
  • Do you carve pumpkins?
  • Any plans this weekend?


Filed under Family Fun, Fitness, Halloween, Working Out