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IKEA Hack Chandelier

Check out our new dining room light.  Fun, huh?  It’s actually an IKEA light – less than $100.  I originally envisioned this light in our bedroom (here’s our bedroom makeover).  But I ultimately decided to keep the fan in there and decided to put this pretty chandelier in our purple dining room instead!   We [...]

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3 Fitness Questions I’ve Gotten Recently

But first… I wrote an article called “10 Things I Learned After 1000 Days of Parenting” and I’d love for you guys to check it out!  It’s all about how the Husband and I parent together without wanting to kill each other.  Hah.  All joking aside, you probably know what I’m talking about…   Now, [...]

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I originally did Lake Logan International back in 2011.  At the time, it was one of my strongest triathlons to date, and I was in love with the course.  It’s a truly beautiful triathlon in the Pisgah National Forest, and since it’s in a valley in the mountains, the weather for the race is always [...]

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Twas the Friday Before Race Day

And all through the house, Caitlin was… freaking out!    Freaking out because I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO thrilled for our mini getaway weekend in Asheville.  Isn’t it fun to travel for races?  This is obviously not something that I get to do a lot anymore so it feels extra special.   Brandi and I have plans to [...]

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Hiking TN

Greetings! We have been having lots of fun on vacation in Tennessee, but we drive back today (wish me luck - I'm going to need it!).  I'm sad to say goodbye, but it's been a really nice and memorable trip.  And I really feel the need to get home and prepare for my triathlon on [...]

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Hi, Tennessee!

Hi from Tennessee! I decided to pack up the kiddos and head to my mom's house for a quick visit this week. We're really excited to be here - we have lots of fun things on the agenda, like going hiking in the mountains. I hope we can find a BEAR for Henry! Driving over [...]

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Testing out the Wetsuit

Six days until race day! Truly, I am getting so excited for this race.  It’s what I’ve been training all summer for – I’ve been signed up for months and months.  And it’s an out-of-town, overnight event, so Brandi and I have an entire girls’ weekend in Asheville, NC with NO KIDS and NO HUSBANDS.  [...]

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Pickleball

I need to remember that, when I’m feeling super stressed and cranky and overwhelmed by life, I am probably just… tired.  Funny but true, isn’t it? My outlook is feeling a bit brighter today.  I thought about it a lot yesterday, and I realized two things.  1) I’m tired, and 2) I need to work [...]

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Out of Sync

Triathlon problems---> I feel like the universe is working against me this week, at least when it comes to fitting in my workouts.  The biggest problem has been kiddo sleep and, actually, as I write this post at the ass crack of dawn, I keep interrupting myself to silently walk Henry back into his bedroom.  [...]

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Out of Sync

I feel like the universe is working against me this week, at least when it comes to fitting in my workouts.  The biggest problem has been kiddo sleep and, actually, as I write this post at the ass crack of dawn, I keep interrupting myself to silently walk Henry back into his bedroom.  Regardless of [...]

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What I’m Into

Fresh flowers.  I have started buying myself flowers every week.  I keep a mini-bouquet near my computer and another on my bedside table.  Makes me so happy! Humans of New York.  Hands down, the best Facebook page (and Facebook comments section).  Mustard.  Dude, I am obsessed with mustard lately.  On eggs, on potatoes, on stir-fries… [...]

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Long Run + Talks of a Half Marathon

Brandi and I crushed an 8 mile run yesterday.  We are just a few weeks out from the triathlon and figured it would be nice to go over the race’s 10K distance.  I wanted us to go slowly and take walking breaks up big hills – the more time on my feet, the better!  I [...]

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I <3 This Yogurt Mess

Good morning! We spent another afternoon at the lake with Julie and Britney and all the kids, including one on the outside and ones on the inside! It’s fun to watch a friend near the end of pregnancy, isn’t it?  I admit that I feel like Julie is now a ticking time bomb!  Hah.    [...]

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Five CHurch – Five Moms

My girlfriends and I organized ourselves for a night out.  Whoo hoo!  The five of us are in one big and constant text stream – we truly blow each other’s phones up a hundred times a day.  We do a decent amount of play dates, but it’s nice to hang out in real life sans [...]

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