I Ran Outside!

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Tuesday started off really great.  I woke up ready to go and managed to find the time to run outside!


I can’t even tell you the last time I ran ALONE outside – no stroller, no buddy, just me.  It was pretty nice, actually.  I pounded out those miles, too.  Running really is my first athletic love, but it’s just harder than ever to coordinate solo time on the sidewalk… This was a nice reminder that it’s worth it.


Got home and felt sweatier than ever!


Two things about the photo above:  I always feel weird just running in a sports bra (like I’m running nekkid!) but one of the reasons that I love the Enell bra (<—review) is that covers so much on the front AND the back.  It feels more like running in a crop top than a bra.  It was SO hot out that the idea of running in a shirt made me want to gag, so this was perfect. 


Number 2:  See that SpiBelt that I’m rocking?  Well, the winner of the SpiBelt giveaway is… Emily!  She’s been emailed.  Thanks to all who entered.  <3


What else?  Oh, I survived a trip to Ikea with two children.  Go me.  But really – I barely survived.


And Henry had his first ice cream cone!  He thought it was the coolest thing ever and wanted to sing Happy Birthday while he ate it. 


Other gluten-freers: These cones are really delicious!  Also, they are kind of tiny, which is nice for 1) children and 2) adult portion control.


And last, but not least, on Tuesday night, I got hit by terrible stomach pains!  Not sure what it was – maybe some sort of food poisoning?  Doesn’t feel like a virus… Thank goodness.  I would hate to pass this onto the kids.  So I’m trying to take it easy, but that’s always easier said than done.


Happy Thursday!



  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul May 28, 2015, 7:51 am

    I love that adulting quote! haha So true! I hope you feel better soon!

  • Beks May 28, 2015, 8:26 am

    That picture at the end. OMG. So flipping true. I turn 30 this year, and I still feel like I don’t have this adulting thing down. Sadly, my mother says that never goes away. Greeeeaaaaaat….

    • Orla May 28, 2015, 12:35 pm

      Im 35 and i still don’t have it down. Honestly i dont think i ever will.

  • Sagan May 28, 2015, 9:23 am

    “I can’t adult today. Please don’t make me adult.”


    Running (or working out in general) is most comfortable for me when it’s just a pair of shorts and a sports bra. Overheating is definitely an issue.

    Also – so good to carve out some time just for YOU!

  • Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood May 28, 2015, 9:55 am

    Ikea is my jam, but going with one kid scares me much less 2! So cute that he wanted to sing happy birthday to his ice cream!

  • SarahF May 28, 2015, 10:53 am

    Congrats on the run! I love the picture of you afterwards- can definitely tell it was a good workout.

    Also, love the quote! I am 29 and I always am surprised when I’m the oldest person in the room. Especially now as I am a manager at my job and people will come to me for answers- it’s always like I’m waiting for someone to realise that I don’t actually know anything. Have to remind myself that I do have some of the answers.

  • Reenie May 28, 2015, 11:16 am

    …” it was the coolest thing ever and wanted to sing Happy Birthday while he ate it.” How cute!! HA!

  • Lauren @ alovelysideproject.com May 28, 2015, 11:29 am

    Love that last quote. So true. Happy running!

    xo, Lauren @ http://alovelysideproject.com

  • Stacy E May 28, 2015, 2:14 pm

    I’m 28 and a college teacher. Sometimes I make jokes, and the students don’t laugh. Then I realize, I’m actually old and uncool to them. Awesome.

  • Amanda May 28, 2015, 3:12 pm

    Hahahahah I was at the grocery store yesterday, EXHAUSTED, and I knocked over a display of blackberries. Like everywhere. Like they were bouncing off each other. I looked around for an adultier adult immediately! A nice grandma type worker came over and talked to me and refused to let me pay for them. Thank God for adultier adults!

  • Kate @KateMovingForward May 28, 2015, 11:10 pm

    Aw, hope you are feeling more like yourself soon! I am not a fan of hot running at all, but I feel a little weird running in my neighborhood in just a sports bra….but other places it’s not so weird. Does that make sense? I have selective modesty?

  • Jolene June 3, 2015, 7:45 am

    At first glance your shadow (first picture) looked like Peter Pan’s!

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