Motivated Monday

It was the day she's been waiting for, the Hot Chocolate 5k! The weather was chilly, but not windy, perfect running weather. I was so impressed with her, only 3 little walk breaks! It was more dangerous for me, she tends to weave around when she runs so I had to dodge her while keeping her out of the way of other runners. This race is one of my favorites, not just for the awesome jacket, but the chocolate at the end is legit - no Swiss Miss packets here. 

This will definitely be a yearly thing for us, so much fun with my baby girl! We grabbed some breakfast and made it back in time for Crossfit kids. I love that we can share stuff like this together, while I'm sad my babies are getting older it is nice to be able to do more things together. 

I have about 6 weeks to get myself ready for the Dallas Rock n Roll half marathon. It's my favorite race to do since it usually falls right around my birthday and this year I have so many friends running it that it's going to be a ton of fun! I haven't been running very much lately, but this week I'm going to do at least one 5 miler followed by 8-10 over the weekend. 

My knee comes and goes, mostly what is bothering me is the bakers cyst behind my knee. When I run it tends to get really tight, I'm religious about stretching my calf and hamstring every day. I foam roll and I also have been using the fascia blaster.  I've had one for almost a year, but only started using is recently on my janky knee and leg. OMG> so obsessed! I use to about 3x a week and have noticed a huge difference in the tightness of my legs, my calves were unbearably tight and I could barely touch them without pain. I've also used it on shoulder pain and neck tightness, immediately felt better. I'm on the fence on if it has helped for cellulite, but for post workout recovery - hell yeah.

Full disclosure - they talk about 'detox' symptoms when you start using it and they are real. I've felt flu-ish the day after, I've been exhausted to the point I couldn't keep my eyes open, and most recently I had a crazy itch on both my feet that lasted for 2 days. 

Oliver and I are also practicing for his first Crossfit competition February 18th. It's a Valentines Day couple workout. Lemme tell you, he's a bossy little partner! He tells me to count the reps while we are doing the WOD, but he's also trying to talk to me and tell me what to do. 

Dude, I can't conversate and count at the same time. Also he wants to talk our strategy to death, I'm like - just burpee faster and you'll be ok. Either way we should have some good quality time and fun together! 


  1. I can hear you in my head "Just burpee faster Oliver!" Hilarious!

  2. I love your blog I check it daily for a new post ;)

  3. So proud of Madison!!! SO love that little girl. She still just makes me smile!!!


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