3 weeks in Post-Op Shoe

Well it has been 3 weeks that I’ve been in my post-op shoe ala doctors instructions. The swelling in my toe has gone down slightly but the lump has stayed there including the pain when pressing on it. I called to see if there’s a different boot to be put in, but was told that […]

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Where does time go?!

I feel like a broken record saying this, but I’m going to try my very best to keep up with my blog! πŸ˜› In my defense though my summer so far has been crazy busy. Here are some highlights: I had a weekend getaway in New York visiting my sister for her birthday. We explored […]

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Weekly Workout Review

Last week I managed to get another cold and ended up taking quite a few rest days! Monday: SICK Tuesday: SICK Wednesday: SICK Thursday: Gardening and Orange Theory Friday: Gardening Saturday: Rest (am I getting a sinus infection!?) Sunday: Orange Theory and bike 13 miles on outdoor path It’s Tuesday and I’m still wondering if […]

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Weekly Workout Review

Hey! Check it out! It’s another weekly workout review, let’s keep it up! ;P Monday: Rest Tuesday: (non-traditional exercise) house PAINTING! yes it’s true I worked up a sweat! Wednesday: Orange Theory Thursday: Orange Theory (and a sweaty house painting session) Friday: Rest Saturday: Yoga 2-3 Sunday: Orange Theory (and attended a GI Yoga workshop) […]

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Branding: The Good and the Bad

Alright, I’m going to be honest here and this honesty may not have anything to do with anything, but I felt it was something I needed to share. About 3 years ago I started blogging under “MiddleCoastMommy.” The idea was to document my life being a Mom, and what I found is that most people […]

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Weekly Workout Review and May Goals

So here’s to combiningΒ two blog posts into one but hey I have confidence that I can do it! ;P Anyway, thought it’d be fun to recap with you what my workouts were last week (and hopefully this will become a thing-sharing my weekly workouts): Sunday: Half Marathon Monday: Rest Day Tuesday: 3 mile run Wednesday: […]

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Fit Faux Pas

I tried to ignore it when I saw the magazine covers, but when I overheard two young adult ladies talking about it the other night I just couldn’t help but get on top of my soap box. (Step up onto soap box) Ahem, if I can have your attention please! The other night I heard […]

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Sore is the New Black

When I was stretching post-half last Sunday I also felt how sore my chest, biceps and triceps were from my Thursday OrangeTheory workout! My husband laughed at me when I mentioned it. He said, “You just ran a half marathon and you’re complaining about your arms!?” It’s funny because you’d expect me to be moaning […]

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31 1/2, A Turning Point

The past few days I’ve felt a change of season both literally and figuratively. Right now in the Chicago area all blossoms have full out bloomed, the air feels softer, and the sun feels bright, cheerful, and warm on my skin. I feel spring, literally all around us and it is glorious. In the figurative […]

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Naperville Women’s Half Marathon Review

When I realized I was finally going to do Naperville Women’s Half Marathon and that it wasn’t going to be a cold and rainy April day I got super excited! The day before I picked up my packet, hung out, relaxed, ate roasted sweet potato and a turkey burger (my favorite go-to meal), set my […]

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