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Trail running at it’s BEST!!

Happy Spring!  I am back after another WEEK again!  Geez!  This will be a catch up post with lots of pictures!!  I’ve had a busy couple of weeks. The school play was especially time consuming.  Add my personal training and my own training for Boston and loads of day to day “to do’s” and I about fall apart.  ABOUT is the key word!  Never will I really fall apart (:  Mostly, I want to talk about the 16 (close to 17) mile trail run we did on Saturday.  It was at Antelope Island.  LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!  Here are some pics!  We started out on the chilly, windy side, but right away the sun came out and the weather couldn’t have been better!

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securedownload securedownload-4 securedownload-3This is definitely a keeper and a tradition with my friends.  The feel of this run is so different than other races.  Everyone is a little more rustic and they all absolutely LOVE running, especially outdoors and on the trails.  Super friendly, super fit, and super happy people!!  I felt great!  We didn’t run together, which was fine.  I enjoyed the semi alone time with many other runners and the views were breathtaking.  The trail was very much up and down and over sand, rocks, and dirt.  Switch backs, uphills,and downhills too.  I love this elevation chart!!  And I especially love the HIGH I feel after running something like this.  My body and mind were shot from a crazy few weeks and I kept telling myself that the human body is amazing and can surpass what we think we can do…ALWAYS!  The post race buffalo stew certainly hit the spot too!

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Just to throw a few stats out there!  I am now 40 and I move up to the next GREAT age bracket.  My time was 2:49.  About 10 minutes faster than last year.  I was 6th in my age group (would have been 15th in the “OLD” age group) and 82nd overall out of 300.  I’m good with that!

Well!  We have Spring Break this weekend and many other FUN and much needed events coming up!  I do have 2 fashion pictures to share.  First outfit: lunch date with my friends.  Second outfit: Me and my son!  He had on a new suit yesterday and wanted a picture with me.  Ohhhh…how I could eat him up!!!  He’s getting so BIG!

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Brighten up Friday

A few weeks ago I went to a meeting for my daughter’s musical.  As we sat together listening to the choir teacher drone on, I looked around the room and noticed the majority of the parents with glum looks on their faces and mostly dressed in black, brown, or some other dark color.  Granted, this meeting was held at 6:00 p.m. on a Friday night.  We would of all liked to have been somewhere else.  I looked down at my neon bright pants and smiled at my daughter and whispered to her that I was the only one with crazy colored pants on in January.  Why do we wear dark colors in winter?  Today for my fun outfit of the week, I’m wearing my bright pants to lighten up the cold days of winter!

securedownloadI’m excited to RUN this weekend.  13 miles should be a good kick in the pants to finish up the month strong.  I have some serious goals that I’m determined to reach…soon!

And for your inspiration pleasure, I came across some photographs taken by a Russian woman.  Click HERE for the link.  They are BEAUTIFUL!!  I would love to do something like this!

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Have a wonderful long weekend.  Our kids are out of school Monday and Tuesday!  The house is in order with lists of what to do while I’m away for a LONG day and 1/2!  Remember…smile, relax, and wear something BRIGHT!

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Wine and boots

Wine and boots
So, I’m not in the mood to post a workout outfit and I’ve been seeing this Polyvore create your own outfit site on Pinterest so much, I thought I’d give it a try!  I’m very proud of myself.  Here is my first creation!  I have little fashion knowledge, but I do have a remembrance of a few stores I visited  in Spain when I lived there so long ago!  I was happy to find this one on the web.  It’s called MANGO.  The top and jeans are from there.  I had a hard time walking past the many store windows of shoes and clothing galore.  A few times I had to stop and pick up an item or two!  One thing I am NOT, is a purse girl.  I have one or two purses and that’s it!  I thought this was a cute FALL outfit.  So, after your killer workout, slide on your skinny jeans and show off your hard earned body!
On another note, my daughter told me something so funny yesterday!  I had just gotten home from a run and I gave her a big hug.  She smiled and told me I smelled like outside and sweat.  Then she said, “I like the smell of sweat, it reminds me of you.”  How SWEET!!
What is your favorite HALLOWEEN candy??  Here is a giant list of mine!!
Junior Mints
TWIX
Milky Way
Butterfinger
100 Grand
3 Musketeers
Whoppers
Oh, I forgot Almond Joy, Mounds, and Kit Kat!
Anything chocolate related is for me!  I don’t really like Snickers though, but I’d still eat them.  I’m hopeless!!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN to you all!!!  Make a yummy pot of soup and rolls tomorrow and eat a bunch of Halloween candy!!!  I’ll be posting another crazy CHALLENGE to keep us in line throughout the HOLIDAYS!!!  Everyone should SPLURGE once in awhile!!!
I ❤ Witches and Halloween 4ever *