Getting back into the Groove

After SO many months of pure chaos, I’m finally starting to feel like I can get back into the groove of things.  So many different things have changed over the past 6 months and the main thing I’ve realized is how much less organized I really am than I had considered myself to be.  That paired with my tendency to commit myself to way too much at once has made for a bit of a stressful time.  But I’m pretty pumped to have this little space back and will jump back in to normal posts!

Back in October, the division of my company (that I’ve worked at for 10 years) was bought by another large company, and at the same time I moved into a new role so it’s been a ton of learning from all angles.  It hasn’t always been fun but I know that each not so great day is just making me stronger.  At the same time, I decided to jump in and start my own Rodan & Fields skincare business!  I won’t talk too much about it here, but let’s just say I have the best skin of my life, and have a pretty sweet extra paycheck each month 😉

So anyway, I’ve become a morning runner, and get my workouts in before Nolan wakes up.  Most weekdays I stick to the treadmill in our back room but some days and Saturday mornings are all about me and the stars.  It’s been wonderful with the Florida winter but seriously overnight it turned to summer.  At 5am its sticky and gross and all kinds of sweaty 80 degrees.IMG_1050

Sweaty selfies for life.

Another life changing event happened while I was in my little hiatus – Trader Joes opened in Fort Lauderdale.  My prayers have been answered!!! I’ve been sooooo jealous looking at all of the cool TJs finds and now can have them for myself!  I now do all of our shopping there and absolutely love it.  I am a total sucker for their sample counter and it frequently goes straight from the sample counter to our dinner table.

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Fish tacos for the win!

After I ran the Miami Marathon, I took about a month off from  running completely.  I didn’t intend to take so long off, but I caught the flu which just wouldn’t let go of me.  So I’m giving myself the luxury of easing back in, and averaging about 25-30 miles a week.  I joined an online accountability group to help build my mileage and it’s helped hugely!  So encouraging and fun. I’m also mixing in some strength workouts too, and try and fit them in the mornings too.

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Brightly colored pants are scientifically proven to give you a great workout.

So that’s kind of how I’m getting back into the groove and some regular routines 🙂

This morning’s workout – 5 miles, outside, with the stars and the palm trees.

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