I need a vacation…

Hope everyone had a fantabulous weekend! I definitely enjoyed my 3 day weekend 😀

Started the weekend off Friday wondering just how effective my interval training has been with increasing my endurance. My co-workers were talking about all doing a 5K ina few months and it got me thinking….dangerous right?! I decided I would see how well I could run a 5K. In less than 36mins apparently 🙌🏻 Last mile was rough but I’m super proud of myself for not giving up. 


The rest of the weekend was spent with family enjoying super yummy food I don’t normally eat. Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, homemade white gravy….so worth every bite! Since my guy and I both had Monday off we decided to head to our favorite spot and do a little night fishing. Only caught a catfish, but the views didn’t disappoint!


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Monday Motivation 

This weekend I had my absolute, without a doubt, best run – EVER!

Friday was my weights day and I had an awesome time, but my run on Saturday took the cake! I almost caved and didn’t do it. It was intimidating. Including warm-up and cool-down the elapsed time was 1hr and that filled me with doubt. About 21mins in I reached a point that was just ‘wow’. I guess you could say it was my ‘zone’ but it felt amazing! 

I am so happy I pushed myself to stay consistent because after that 4.83 miles….I felt invincible!

Happy Fri-Yay!

“At Garden Elementary, we grow character.”
This morning I got to start my day at the Character Breakfast Celebration where my munchkin received an award for being a shining example of gratitude. Ugh. My heart could burst with how proud I am of her and how proud she was to be recognized by her classmates and teacher for this! 

Let’s finish the week strong and make it a great weekend! Weather isn’t going to be that great in this neck of the woods but we desperately need the rain here in SWFL. We have a MASSIVE wildfire burning a few miles down I-75 from us that has been burning since last Saturday that has burned almost 4000 acres. Across the state right now there are I think close to 15 wildfires going. This time of year down here can be rough so I’m grateful for a rainy weekend and hope it puts an end to our fires for a bit. 

Monday Motivation 

I strive to show my daughter each and every day that she is capable of so much more than she realizes. This week she’s given me two examples that prove I’m on the right track. 

Thursday night at her make-up session for gymnastics the different teacher pushed her to try something on her own and after one unsuccessful try she nailed it! She was so proud of herself, her smile made my heart burst!

And today I get notice she was been nominated as a ‘Gracious Gator’, one of the most gracious students for the entire  kindergarten group! Ugh this girl is my world and I am so proud of her ❤️❤️❤️

Our little ones are ALWAYS watching!

Thankful & Grateful

I had to sit back and let it sink in this morning just how lucky I am to have the team of ladies I work with. It’s rare to find a group of like minded ladies which such different backgrounds and life experiences. It’s a great feeling knowing you are supported and appreciated at all levels. Such a different feeling from my previous job! 

Munchkin had such a great time at gymnastics last night after missing last week because of the ear infection. I absolutely love watching her challenge herself and have fun while doing it ❤️  She is such a cool little person!

I’m hoping I am up to a light run tonight after work. I feel like I’m going through withdrawals from not running this last week. Fingers crossed I can knock out a couple miles tonight!

Well, this sucks

A couple months ago I was the sickest I have been in a LONG time. Started off with Flu A and B, then viral bronchitis, which turned into a viral pneumonia. After I finally kicked it I made the decision to make better choices for myself and to get moving again. I felt like I finally hit my rhythm and guess what?!


Several coworkers were sick last week and my munchkin had the start of an ear infection on Tuesday so I knew I would end up with something…

I’m proud of myself for still getting my meals prepped for lunch this week. Nothing fancy but it works considering I felt like I was near death cooking it. 


Now I will sit here with my homemade soup and binge season one of Vikings until I fall asleep 😴