spring clean

Well, we all officially made it to New Hampshire alive on Saturday evening. It took us about 8.5 hours from northern NY, but all things considered, it wasn't the absolute worst thing I've ever experienced. It was hard, don't get me wrong, but it could've been worse. The hardest part was the fact that neither Spencer or Porter really took a proper nap, and managing two kids and a broken dog at our two rest stops was quite the ordeal. BUT, it's over, and it's done!

I managed to get my long run in on Sunday, and doing all the hills around my parents' house was about as difficult as I'd expected it to be. I got in over 7 miles though, and I'm pretty proud that I've actually stuck to this training plan, all the while staying committed to The Babe Campaign, as well.

I'm seeing huge gains (and losses), and they're very encouraging. I'm down nearly 20 lbs since Ryan deployed, my speed work has vastly improved, and my energy levels are a lot better - even with a teething 10 month old and a trying 2 year old. While I was running in the warm sun on Sunday, I consciously thanked God for giving me this body and allowing me to really use it to accomplish my goals. It may sound silly, but even when I see my flaws, I realize that I am so, so blessed. 

I decided to participate in Spring Clean 30 with The Babe Campaign, and I'm really excited to kick my goals into high gear now. I have quite a bit more weight to lose in the coming months, and I have a bunch of races coming up. If you're interested in seeing a bit more of what we're going to be doing this month to accomplish ALL THE GOALS this month, check out the hashtag on Instagram: #springclean30 :) 

As for now, I'm in the office today and tomorrow, then I'm headed back to my boys and my parents, and we leave on Friday for South Carolina! I'm looking forward to this little break to really rest, relax and revive. I just wish Ryan was here to enjoy it with us.


  1. Congrats on surviving the road trip AND for losing 20 pounds, you go momma!! I'm def gonna check out that hashtag now, too :)

  2. Sounds like a fun road trip! I just saw my gf post about that Babe Campaign yesterday! It looks so great! I may have to jump on board after I pop this baby out! hehe

    Lisa @ Showered With Design

  3. Wow, 20lbs?! Good for you. I bet it helps with your stamina. Glad you finished your road trip in one piece. Enjoy South Carolina?

  4. girl, you are doing so awesome! congrats on everything. spring clean 30 sounds interesting, i'll have to check it out :)

  5. 20 pounds down? That is amazing!! Keep it up, girl! I'm having trouble even losing 5 pounds, sigh. I wish I still had my metabolism from even 3 years ago! Glad you survived the road trip!!!

  6. Way to go with sticking to your running plan even though you had a lot of hills to conquer! The hills ALWAYS get me.

  7. Down 20 pounds already?! Wow!! That's amazing!