In 48 Hours a Lotta Life Happened.

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 6m easy 8:40/pace

Wednesday: 8m tempo (2m warm up, 5 @ 7:30/pace, 1m cooldown), 45 min upper body

July 4th weekend we were due in Chicago for a family wedding. Friday morning we loaded up a few bags, our pup and drove to the midwest! We made it in early enough to grab hotdogs & fries and head to a local NWI (northwest Indiana) fireworks show #Merica. Also just because I have to say it, the midwest does fireworks right. Best show i’ve seen in years. DC you need to step up your game, it’s quite embarrassing being the nation’s capital.

Saturday morning started with an easy eight mile run. I was so thankful this was a cutback week. I’m finally feeling these 40+ weeks! My best friend Marie (she’s been on the blog a few times before) was due with her first baby boy on July 4th. She invited me to her last ultrasound that morning. I missed so much of her pregnancy so being there at the last appointment felt very special.

Everything seemed like it was going well, we were discussing brunch and catching up on life. The doctor stepped in the room and let us know Marie’s amniotic fluid was extrememly low so they had to move her into labor & delivery. I think the doctor’s exact words were, “We’re going to get things moving along.” Which made us both a little confused. Marie needed to hear exactly what was going on. The doctor clarified that she was about to be induced!

I hung out with her while she made calls and facetimed her family. Cameron and my sis-in-law Trish came up to the hospital to bring food and keep us company for a few hours. Marie’s mom made it up to the hospital soon after and I felt better about going to the wedding with Cameron. Induction takes a while and the doctor was confident she wouldn’t have the baby until the next day.

We rushed home to change for the wedding and headed to Chicago!

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The venue was at City View Loft and was so pretty! We had a blast catching up with family and the bride and groom looked amazing! (The bride is Cameron’s first cousin Lexi, groom is CJ!)

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The weekend just kept rolling on… the next morning at 9:00am Marie had her baby and little Philip entered out world!

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We made a quick stop to the hospital to drop of gifts and see little Phil then we were off to the cottage for a 30th birthday and 4th of July festivities!

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Josh’s 30th (on the left!)

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Pro compression socks for all sports! (or recovery from wearing heels all night!)

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The next day we turned around and drove back home. That was a FAST weekend! Another congrats to new parents Chris & Marie!! And a happy life ahead for Lexi & CJ!

Last Week

Monday: 35min legs (deadlifts, kb swings, front squats, lunges)

Tuesday: 7.5m easy 9:48/pace

Wednesday: 10m easy 8:55/pace, 20 min shoulders/core

Thursday: 6m easy 9:23/pace

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 8.6m easy 8:51/pace

Sunday: Rest

Total Miles: 32.1 (cutback!)

Have you had a day or weekend with several life events?




Throwback Thursday: The Time I Got Married <3

Surprise!! Cameron and I got married in Utah!

Elise took some really beautiful pictures along the entire trip of us so we could have engagement photos.. If you haven’t noticed her and her husband, Kyle, are both amazing photographers. And we can’t thank them enough for being supportive of our relationship through it all, and being willing to help us pull off an adventure wedding! 🙂 Thank you guys!




I have to tell you guys how stressed out I was.. we woke up, had breakfast and huge latte, slapped on sunscreen and drove to Arches National Park. Soooo stressful! 😉 This was the most fun, easy, love filled, laugh filled, non-stressful day of my life. It was absolutely perfect in every way.



driving to start our hike!

We hiked about 5 miles before we found “the spot.” What I realized standing up on that ledge was just how selfless the act of marriage actually is. We were giving the entire rest of our lives, our being, our companionship, to each other.




I married my best friend on September 2nd 2015. Best day ever. (also thanks to my sister Abbie for being cool about us taking her birthday as our new anniversary.. now we just have a ton more to celebrate each year!)




Signing the license!



Has anyone else ever photo bombed a moment like this? no, just me..






look at the pretty Arch in the background!




The questions everyone has been asking:

Did you plan it? We threw the idea around in July, but there was a 5th person who was supposed to be coming along the trip with us, and I didn’t really want to get married with a person we didn’t know there. She bailed on the trip the week before, and cameron called the county. We made the decision just about a week before we left!

What did you wear? i wore a Brooks running tank, black nike shorts, my Garmin & New Balance Zantes. Like i said, we hiked beforehand so a dress wouldn’t have worked.

Is that your wedding ring? It’s an athletic ring made by Qalo. I’m getting a ring made as we speak.

Are you going to have a party to celebrate? We have no idea yet, hopefully, but not anytime soon.