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5 Things Friday


5 Things Friday

FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’ve been looking forward to this Friday for a while.  It’s a Baby-Free-Friday!  Well, mostly!  The Hubs is off today for the holiday weekend, so I get some out of the house CPT study time, and then we are having a grown up slumber party at a friends house!  Adult beverages, games and good company…it’s gonna be a blast!

It’s also the weekend of races!!  The Hubs and I are running the Glo Run tomorrow night, then I have a doubleheader on Monday!  Remember last Labor Day…

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CRAZY how that was only a year ago!

Ok so here is the 5

  1. Last week I became a part of this awesome team of ladies and I gotta say…I know that this is absolutely the right decision for me and I cannot wait to see where I can go with this team! misFITREPublic_logo_chicks_pink
  2. How is it the end of summer ALREADY!?!?!
  3. We went to see The Giver last weekend…I wasn’t sure based on the trailer that it would be true to the book…but it was.  I balled like a baby during one particular scene…if you’ve read the book or seen the movie then you know what part and why.  I am very interested to see if they will continue the series with the remaining 3 books.  I would love to see the rest of the story on the screen.
  4. I started this new book, well audiobook because you know…babies. 10603449_581598276858_7422801249980577229_n
  5. It’s almost 9:30 am and both of my lovies are still sleeping.  Whaaaaa?
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3 Lactation Recipes That Don’t Suck…so your baby can


lactation recipes that don't suck

When Babylove was first born we really struggled with the breastfeeding thing.  Mostly because I felt like I was not making enough milk.  So I set out to find some lactation cookies that could help me.  And now, nearly 11 months later, we are still going strong!  I can’t believe that we’ve made it nearly a year.

The first batch was sort of a flop.  They tasted awful, and lasted forever because I just didn’t want to eat them.  But then I altered the recipe a bit and the next batch was great!  But you are a new mom and ain’t no booby got time fo dat!

So here are my 3 favorite lactation recipes that I have made, and loved!

Butterscotch Lactation cookies

Lactation Smoothie

White Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

 

Jeff Galloway Meet & Greet


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Last Thursday I was invited to a clinic at a local running store, Run N Fun (love them!) with running coach rockstar, and Olympian Jeff Galloway!  If you’ve never heard of Jeff Galloway…and if you run then you should definitely know who he is, he is responsible for developing the Run Walk Run method for training and completing races.  It’s a great method by the way.

He gave a great talk about his coaching, and did a Q&A.

I had no idea that he was such a research based coach.  He has written many books, and does so much research and looks at lots of studies in order to write and give the most up-to-date and accurate info about training.

Some of the topics he covered:

  • Cognitive strategies – having a mantra, or magic words to get you through.
  • How to improve your endurance – adjusting your training schedule to achieve maximum recovery after a long run or event day
  • Running Camps – um, yeah…I wanna go to a grown up sleep away running camp!
  • Nutrition – the salt and carb loading myths.

It was so inspiring to see him and listen to his talk.  I’ve been slacking in the running department this summer, but I think I can get back on track if I employ the Galloway Method!

Have you met any Run Coach Rockstars?

5 Things Friday


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What a week!!  There has been so much going on here this week!

The weather has been a bit crummy here in Minneapolis this week, and that is no fun!  Hopefully next week is better!

Ok now for the 5

  1. My child has been oh-so-crabby this week.  I know that she is teething, and it hurts…but then she went and did this…  10351904_577956075858_6178963937514071720_n
  2. My first 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge Group was introduced yesterday…and it sold out in a matter of a few hours!  So excited to get these people started, and get the next group going in another few weeks!10540905_791563487584161_2532873577501736479_n
  3. I also set a pretty big intention this week…and I am really nervous and also super duper excited about it.  I put some BHAGS out there and in less than a year from now these will all be donezo! 10481887_791085594298617_6443930309869998231_n
  4. After a week off from the Chiropractor, I got some more work done and am feeling so much better! I have been struggling with some intense low back pain, and extremely tight hip flexors for months now, and with just that little bit of work I am feeling better and cannot wait to hit the pavement again!
  5. Last night I got to meet Jeff Galloway!  I always get super inspired to be a better athlete after meeting running superstars.  It was a great night, and I will be doing a separate post about that event later on.

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5 Day Clean Eating Challenge – FULL


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So excited that the first group is full!  BUT…

That does not mean that you can’t get in on this challenge!  WE will be doing another round soon!  So if you want first dibs on that next group shoot me an email at krysty@runthismom.com

I cannot wait to get these guys started!!

5 Day Clean Eating Challenge


5 day clean eating challenge

My clean eating challenges and posts are the most popular on my site, which I love!  And I want to share this really fun mini-challenge with you!

I am starting a 5 day clean eating challenge group on Facebook, and if you want in you gotta get in TODAY!

This group will fill up fast!  I only have 6 spots available for this challenge group, and they won’t last long!

If you want the deets then shoot me an email at krysty@runthismom.com

So busy…


The last few weeks have been just nuts around here.  I feel really bad for neglecting the blog, and that I have not been posting as much as usual.  But I have been busy, busy bees!

I’ve been studying hard

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I want this done in the next 10 weeks, so I am pushing hard to study and read during pretty much every available opportunity of down time, time I would normally be writing.   This text is really intense and I know that I am going to learn a lot, but it’s a bit of a struggle to get through sometimes!

And Hadley has been a cranky, crabby little thing the last couple of weeks…not sleeping like normal, clingy…ugh…I hate teething!

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She is on the move all. the. time.  And it was just 2 weeks ago that she started crawling, full tilt, and now she wants to walk…or practice walking along the sofa, the coffee table…or with us.  She is such a hands on little thing…and a super busy girl.

I have also been dealing with some back and hip flexor issues that have caused me to put most of my training runs on hold, but we have gotten out to walk/run a few times these last 2 weeks.  And after a few treatments from a Chiropractor, I can see that it’s making a difference in my pace and my stride…I just need my lungs to catch up!  Come on cardio!

I have not been able to get to the gym consistently the last month, which is annoying!  I want to go work out at the end of the day, nay I NEED to go work out at the end of the day.  It’s my sanity time and I have been  skipping the gym in favor of 1) studying and 2) sleeping.  Because the Little Miss has been waking at night, most nights.  But I know that will change so I am just going with the flow.

But even though I’ve been slacking in the working out department, and sucking with the food tracking, and the scale says the same as it did before our trip to Florida…my body looks completely different.  So I know that the workouts that I am doing are paying off!  Which is a HUGE motivator for me to get back to the gym on a regular schedule and keep at it!

As the summer wraps up, have you gotten through your Summer Bucket List?