August craziness!

This time of year is filled with ALL the craziness! From August thru September all three kiddos have birthdays (12, 8, and 6 this year 🙈). Add in all the back to school madness to the mix and it becomes a really intense time of year! 

Since I last wrote I have officially signed up for my first half-marathon!!!! I am so freaking excited, scared, overwhelmed I can barely stand it! My sweetie and I tackled back to school shopping for our kiddos and for our niece and nephew, birthday shopping for all three kiddos (and they are EPIC), and I snuck in some clothes shopping at my favorite kids consignment shop for some great deals! 

This weekend we will be celebrating the kiddos birthdays and having one last hurrah before school starts on Monday. My munchkin is starting 1st grade at a new school, but as nervous as she says she is I know how flexible she is becoming as she gets older. 

Any suggestions for my first half-marathon? Go-to products? 

I know, I know…

Yes. I am alive. I promise. I have been neglecting blogging and I apologize. We have had a busy few weeks but all for good stuff. We had a GREAT visit with my parents, a much needed long weekend to just laugh and relax! All the kids had a blast at the water park and hanging with my parents. We even had a great karaoke session our last night there. Oh the videos! 😂 

On the workout front, I have reached the halfway point in my interval training program 🙌🏻 I have a big run scheduled tonight with a slated distance of 7 miles. I came close to my last goal of 6 miles so I’m excited to see how this goes. It’s scary and slightly overwhelming but I’m trying not to psych myself out before I even lace up my running shoes. 

Can I just say I am sooooo late to party when it comes to podcasts?! I am wrapping up season 2 of Serial and have a few that I enjoy to stay on top of politics and keep an eye on TrumpCare. I work in the medical field, predominantly with Medicare and Medicaid recipients who could potentially be impacted by this bill so I am very interested in any and all developments. I’ve also been listening to some from the Marathon Training Academy. 

What are your go-to podcasts? Any suggestions?

Tuesday Hustle

Now that my munchkin has decided to get back into gymnastics Tuesday’s are CA-RAZY! 

Last night we had to run home after picking her up from her Dad’s, get changed (both of us…wanted out of my scrubs!), and rush to the gym which is thankfully right around the corner from home! An hour of balance beam, kick-ups, and uneven bars I finally got to eat dinner at 8pm and munchkin had dinner #2 (can you say growth spurt?!). 

On top of all that we had to prepare for the arrival of the Tooth Fairy for the first time! My baby is growing up sooo fast 😩

Made the decision to restart my Zen labs interval training again. Going to give it a shot tonight!

Late Night Weights

Missed weights in the AM due to a toddler in my bed when my alarm went off so we ventured out with the big boys and lifted last night. Definitely felt those split squats again as well as the lunges last night….and still feeling this morning. I’ve been dragging for the last day and a half and I am hoping to get out of this funk some time soon because it’s really getting old.