Run Nelly Run

Run Nelly Run

Running through life as self-proclaimed house wife, mother, homeschooler, and wanna-be chef

Fall is here! Back at it with the stroller, and a race this weekend

These past couple of days have been minimal for mileage and that seemed like a perfect opportunity to get back at it with pushing the stroller again.

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No matter where I go in town, there is at least 2 hills.  Hills are great for training, but lugging the beast up them can really wear on you after a while…however, with a brief and much needed break I am content with the hills.

It doesn't look like much of a hill, but this is right before you turn off onto my street....it is a tough way to end a run treking back up this unassuming hill.

It doesn’t look like much of a hill, but this is right before you turn off onto my street….it is a tough way to end a run treking back up this unassuming hill.

I was worried that the boys had grown accustomed to life without a stroller ride; I was wrong.  Bodhi and Trout couldn’t be any happier snuggling up together.  Their favorite thing to do is watch a movie on the iPad or ask me a million and one questions helping mom make sure she is not working too above her means…after all I am an encyclopedia first and runner last 😉

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I also want to point out that it is fall here in northern ND and I am a happy camper.  Surprisingly, I do better in heat at races and suffer in the cold….but, I would rather train in the colder temperatures….odd right?!

Maybe not an incredibly fascinating or relevant fact; but, I have been admiring lashes of some ladies around town. I always figure that they’re geniuses at applying makeup, something I am not. I don’t ever wear makeup.  I think it’s a combination of looking silly when I wear any and that I am too lazy/busy to worry about something that my boys could care less about, (when you are a stay at home mom…who are you trying to impress, really 😉 ).  

However, I think it is good to spoil yourself every now and again.  I don’t usually spend a ton on anything other than groceries and running gear so I decided to take a leap and have mine done.

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I couldn’t be happier.  The girl I had do them did a great job making them look as natural as possible.  It’s nice to have something about yourself that you like and I’ll be honest…I feel pretty frumpy most of the time.

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They are a bit of up keep, but I figure it will be good for me to get away for a bit and have them filled….it was super relaxing laying back with my eyes closed for 2 hours…I could get used to this 😉  

*side note….a lot of mascara and makeup have gluten/wheat protein in it.  I have always struggled with itchy eyes and skin that freaked out when I had anything on….food for thought for those in the same boat as me with celiac.

This weekend is my half marathon.  I am nervous, excited, anxious, and hopefully ready.  While we are away we have a realtor open house and already showings of our newly-on-the-market home!

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wish us luck!

 

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