Start to birthday weekend + Saturday Surprises + 5k + Post 1 of 2!

I have the sweetest fiancé/best friend/person in this entire world and I am so lucky I get to spend this life with her! Yesterday I took the day off from work as Lynn told me I needed to, no questions asked. So, I set the alarm for 3am, got my workout in and hit Cross …

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Birthday Fiancé Fun + Heal Already + Exciting News… Soon + Energice

As you know, my sweet fiancé turned 32 years young on Tuesday. I had quite the 24 hours planned out, and I couldn't wait to celebrate her big day! Sunday afternoon I had gone birthday shopping at La Cantera. I came home with some beautiful Sperrys, Toms, perfume, Bath & Body Works, etc. Lynn had …

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10 Sunday Miles + Goodbyes suck + Birthday Shopping

Sunday morning was a run I was both a tiny nervous about yet excited to knock out. We had Mom and Dad Papke still staying with us, so I tried to be super quiet as I left... which meant I didn't take my normal water jug as the ice machine is way too loud and …

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8.5 Friday Miles + Hardest Step + In Laws Have Arrived!

Yesterday I had repeats on the road and was to aiming to hit a certain pace. 2 mile warm up, handful of 1.5 mile repeats, and cool down totaled 8.5 miles for the morning! The first 400 meters of the run my shin was bothering me still. However, as I got warmed up... so did …

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It’s in the air + 5 Mile Sunday Recovery Run + Happy Birthday Erik + UVA Final 4!!! I

So, Lynn is one foot into the grave.... on her deathbed. Okay, it's not that bad but my sweet girl is not feeling well! She didn't sleep all night from wheezing and is sneezy and according to her "everything hurts, even her elbows". So, I'm dragging her up and she is currently passed out the …

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