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13.1 X 2 Review!

Hello Friends!

I'm finally ready to talk about my husband and I's double half marathon weekend! If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that for our 6th wedding anniversary we decided to complete two half marathons in 1 weekend.

Our Schedule:

12/20 - Happy Anniversary!!!!

10a - drop off Little Lady10:30a - drive to Palm Coast, FL Lunch time - Panera Bread, and a quick trip to Kohls for a car charger4:30p - Packet Pick up! 6:00p - Starlight Half Marathon!!9:15p - Starlight Half Marathon completed10:00p - McDonalds Cheeseburger11:30p - Arrive in Central Florida  12/21 - Half Marathon 2 4:30a - Alarm goes off...5:15a - Leave for Mount Dora5:45a - Packet Pick Up!!6:00a - Meet some AWESOME RunDisney people from an Online RunDisney Forum (shout out to RtD) 7:00a - Mount Dora Half Marathon11:00a - Mount Dora Half Marathon completed11:20a - The biggest serving of iHOP food I've ever eaten... 12:00p - Shower / Stretch / Nap3:00p - Drive to Disney4:00p- Check into Allstar Musi…

A Storybook Christmas Eve - Noche Buena!

About 3 years ago I was commenting to my husband that I wanted a tradition for us! 
Since his family had Noche Buena and my family does Christmas morning breakfast. We created Christmas Eve Brunch. 
Each year Chris and I make festive foods (different each year), we drink coffee, open gifts and watch It's a Wonderful Life.
We combined my traditional Christmas breakfast and my husbands most favorite Christmas movie into our own celebration. 
This years menu:  - snowman cheese sticks  - tuna stuffed cucumbers - fruit  - monkey bread  - vegetables and hummus - chicken and broccoli stuffed croissants 
After the festivities we took a glorious 2 hour nap then made our way over to Chris' parents for the traditional Cuban Christmas Eve dinner. 
The Menu:  - pork  - yuca - congri (rice and beans mixed)  - plantains - conquito (Puerto Rican Egg Nog)
Little lady enjoyed open the presents and playing with all her new toys (okay, really she wanted to eat that candy cane)  
Later this evening we will join some…

Goofy 2015 - Are you ready?

Before this weekend, I was SUPER confident. I was sure I could totally run 39.3 miles without a problem.  Then,... the weekend happened. 
I plan to do a full re-cap from each race, complete with all the bruised toe, broken toenail & leg cramping details. Seriously... my feet are in rough shape. However, I need to fully internalize what went wrong, what went right and WHAT I am going to do to fix it. 
I've spent a lot of time thinking about this Goofy Challenge, then I dug up these pictures from Little Lady's first trip to Disney. I felt inspired, and will do the race - I will do my best because the lesson I want to pass on is, work hard, do your best and don't give up for fear of being swept! 

Question: Has fear of being swept ever caused you to second guess your training, and possibly back out of a race? 

2190 Days.

Six years, 2 homes, 2 dogs, 2 baby girls... What's in store for the next six years???? 
2 boys?  
"We're still havin' fun and your still the one."
Happy Anniversary ❤️

11 months!

Our little lady is 11 months now. She's walking, talking (a few words), giving kisses, chasing the dogs, teething, laughing and stealing hearts. 
So thankful for her and the joy she brings to our family. ❤️

Half of a Lifetime and Half Marathons!

This Saturday my love and I celebrate 6 years of marriage. It's hard to believe that the suuuuuuuper shy young man with the biggest eyes I'd ever seen is mine. That New Years weekend we said goodbye to the 90's and I said Hello to my future (or was it 2000?) regardless ... I still remember being fascinated with him, I wanted to be his friend more than anything! 
I'm thankful he finally allowed me to be his friend, and eventually build a fairytale together.  (Our honeymoon, 12/08)
So how do two people who have been crazy about each other for literally half of their lives celebrate their 6th wedding anniversary? 
Well, we *gulp* drop our baby off at abuelos house (try not to cry) and head out for a weekend of back-to-back half Marathons!!!!!!
This is to help get us ready for being at start lines in back-to-back days, and who doesn't  want to earn bling for their anniversary?! 

Any tips for back-to-back races?? 

"Morning Sickness" & A Marathon

Well friends, I'm almost 21 weeks along and happy to report its been 5 days since  I last spent a good portion of my day "tossing my cookies" 
So thankful for that.
Due to said "morning sickness" a.k.a. All day sickness... I haven't been able to train as well as I wanted too for the goofy challenge.
We are less than a month away from the race and I'm so excited! Although I don't feel as though I trained as well as I should have, I know I can do it! 
I've been focussing on one step at a time... I'm not going to think about running 39.3 miles, only taking one step at a time. 
Shout out to Corral O! 
Question: how do you handle set backs in your health or fitness goals?

Some days are long but...

These are the best days... 
Because there is nothing like coming home from a long day in the office and having a helper when you need to prepare dinner. 
And there's nothing like having a baby crawl into your lap and fall asleep. 

Hang in there moms... The days are long, but the time is short. On Sunday our little lady will be 11 months old and I'm pretty sure it was only yesterday they shipped me out of the hospital in 40 degree (freezing) weather with a 5 pound bundle of love. 
Hang in there. 

That day I turned 30...

Firstly, I am very loved and very blessed. But, instead of typing a post, I thought I'd share my day in pictures for you. 
Today we celebrated my sister in laws wedding with a bridal shower and I was responsible for the decor. So, a few months ago I made a plan, then ordered the flowers. This morning, we went to pick them up. 
I learned how to "condition" hydrangeas so they'd last and with the help of my love, put together a fabulously decorated bridal shower. 
note: even though it is my birthday, the roses were orange - the brides favorite color, not pink. (#morepinkplease)  Our guestbook was the letter "Z" and everyone signed it with a bright blue pen. I thought it looked snazzy. 
Me & my chi (the one that's broken!), me and the bride-to-be & the bride-to-be with her momma! 
Home at last in my yoga pants, spending time with my loves. Little Lady and I playing with our barn yard friends, catching up on the voice and a little frozen pizza for dinner. 

Bump date!

We are approaching the 1/2 way point of my pregnancy with baby #2! 
I can't believe in about 20 weeks she will be here!!!! 
So, since I haven't really posted (or taken) any bump pics, I thought I'd share one from after my appointment today. 

Stats! - 19 weeks & 4 days  - weight gain -6 pounds (gained 1 back this month, hopefully I won't start to lose again)  - blood pressure normal  - glucose levels normal
Feelings!  - like a zombie (I guess you'd call that fatigue) - I don't have nausea all the time, but I do have random times when I just throw up... It's awful!
Cravings!  - sweets!!!!  - peanut butter 
Aversions!  - eggs (thought, sight, smell, etc...)  - green onions 
Looking forward too?  - identifying a name - ultrasound at week 23 - goofy challenge training to be over!!! 

Goofy Mommy - Update!

Our little lady hasn't been feeling well this week, so today I took the day off of work to stay home and be mom. Poor thing is having tummy troubles - but thankfully she's still so happy. Anyway, while she rests I thought I'd take advantage and give a little update on my training for Goofy.

In case you have no idea what Goofy is (other than a dog-like character beloved by Disney fans young and old), let me explain. 
The Goofy Challenge is hosted each January during Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World, Florida.  The challenge is to run 13.1 miles on Saturday and then 26.2 miles on Sunday for a grand total of 39.3 miles of magical fun! 
We are literally days away from receiving our corral placements and bibs and I'm in total shock. I feel so under trained. 
I've kept up with my running all throughout my pregnancy but I'm SO slow now - and struggle to run more than about 3-4 miles without needing to empty my bladder (thank you Baby #2). 
So, here's the deal.…