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First off, thank you so much for your comments and emails on yesterday’s post! I can’t even begin to explain how much they meant to me!

I will admit I was very nervous to put that out in the open, but now I am so glad I did! It feels like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders!


Yesterday morning the husband and I slept in a little later than normal. We were so exhausted from traveling and not being able to sleep well lately that we both decided to take a sleeping pill last night to guarantee one good night of sleep.

After we woke up, did some thing around the house, and I caught up on the blog we headed to the gym.

After an entire day off my legs felt great and ready to go!

I decided to opt for another interval day. I have found that by doing a simple 5 minutes on, 5 minutes off my leg seems to respond a lot better.

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A couple minutes into the walk/run I realized my stomach was just not right. 

I did the first 40 minutes and then took a break to try and get my stomach to calm down.

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I finished the last 20 minutes and then went to stretch and do a few weights.

The gym was dead today. I don’t mind in the least bit, but it was just so odd to not have almost all the treadmills taken up for once.

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A little after workout picture. The run went great and I can say this is probably the best my leg has felt! I still have a ways to go but it is continuing to be positive!

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Do you like my new Nike tank top?

I am always on the hunt for LOOSE and LONG running tops. You will be surprised how hard they are to find!

I got this top from here. They are on sale for $14.88. My actual size is a small, but I ordered a medium because for some reason I just don’t like when tops are really tight on me.  I got a grey and black one.


It’s Friday so you know what time it is – Five Things Friday! I decided I would make this a Christmas Edition of Five Things Friday since we just went out and bought our tree last night.

We still have a lot of decorating to do but I thought I would share my five favorite ornaments.

1. Medical Term Ornaments

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I really don’t know a good name for these, but my mom bought these at a craft show the year Wes first found out he would be going to medical school.  She gives us a new one each year.

These three are: The Common Cold, Brain Cell, and E. Coli. Get it?

I think they are really cute and since my mom used to be a Biology teacher she always finds crazy things like this.


2. First Year of Marriage Ornaments

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We got each of these during our first year of marriage for our “First Christmas.” Even though Wes and I will have been together 9 years in March, until we got married we actually would usually spend Christmas at our own family’s houses.

Our first Christmas together was also our first Christmas living out of North Carolina, so little touches like this really helped us during that first holiday away.


3. Cake Topper Ornament

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This was actually the cake topper at our wedding. My mom also put this one together for us

She just added a ribbon to it, that just happened to be the main color at our wedding as well.  I love it because instead of the cake topper sitting in a box some where collecting dust, we actually get to see it!


4. Charleston, SC Ornaments

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Wes and I spent our honeymoon in Charleston, SC.  We bought the sand dollar at a local outdoor market when we were there, and we were given the other one.

Charleston will always hold a special place in our hearts, and we can’t wait to go back one day!


5. WOLFPACK and Zoe Ornaments

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These are pretty self explanatory but my husband went to NC State for undergrad (as did my dad) so I have always been a Wolfpack fan!

My mom got the Zoe ornament made for us the year we got her. I think it is a pretty striking resemblance. 😉


Tell me, what are your favorite ornaments?

Do you collect ornaments from special times in your life?