Shore running

Whew, this past weekend at the shore was beautiful. I was able to get some good running in. I only hit 26.5 miles this week, but I feel now maybe this week I'll build back up after two recovery/rest weeks. Bill ran with me Friday morning - it was hot but nice! Later that night I went out at 8pm after Nick was asleep with my brother's girlfriend and she was running at a good clip! It felt good. We ran about 2 miles and came home and had dinner waiting. How nice is it to be away and not have to make dinner? That was probably the best thing. Saturday I ran after Nick was asleep again - the weather was PERFECT and this time of night became my favorite time to run real fast!! Sunday morning I was up early and ran a little more than 6 miles. Friday and Saturday I ran pretty fast and was sore on Sunday! I'm getting back into it.

Jillian Michaels isn't on Youtube anymore, bummer!!

My eating has been SUPER good, even on vacation. I'm eating "clean" via the eat-clean diet. If anyone knows more about this diet and has any advice, pass it along. I feel pretty good about it! I plan to get back into swimming and lifting this week. I suspect the next 2 weeks will be a little difficult for me with school starting up for teachers next week. I'm trying to stay distracted. I'm sure it sounds a little nuts.

Banana softserve w/ chunky peanut butter and a raw cookie, no chips


  1. Great job with the running! I dont wanna speak too soon, but it sounds like your coming out of your rut! I'm so happy for you! :) I love all the cutie pie pics of lil Nick on facebook! He was SO tiny! :)

    Way to stick with it & try to stay busy when school starts back up. Just remember how crazy your life would be if you were working, taking care of nick and trying to run/exercise! ahhh :) :) Your a great mommy!

  2. i'm awful at actually following a plan, but i looked through that book and all of the recipes looked great

  3. Yea for shore running! Sounds like you are back in the groove. Good for you.

    I started my diet TODAY! I'm going to report every Tues to the blog world to hold me accountable. If this doesn't work, I don't know what to do!

  4. Sounds like a little break was all you needed to get things kickign again. Great job on the runs and eating.

  5. That sounds like a solid week of mileage to me! I'm glad you had a good vacation, and nice job sticking to your reformed eating!

  6. Sounds like the weather has been just perfect up there. Glad you're finding a routine that works.

  7. Good job on the runs. Your dish looks so yummy!

  8. Sounds like a great vacation. And glad your enjoyment of running is returning.

    What does it mean to eat clean?

  9. Great job on the miles last week! Sounds like you are on your way to kicking this running habit into full gear! :)

  10. Natalie,

    Thanks for all the kind words on my post. I'm glad to be back. And I've been LOVING watching Nick grow up right before my eyes. :)

    Looks like you[re doing pretty well in the running dept. I'll have to get my running fix through your blog for the next few months. :)