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Thanks For Such A Special Day

I am very lucky to have so many amazing people in my life and days like today really remind me of that. Thanks so much for your texts, calls and posts. They made my day. I also got to spend time with some of my favorite people.


My sweet boys started the day for me with breakfast and presents in bed. They are seriously the best.


They brought me my favorites. Since you are totally allowed to eat every meal twice on your birthday, I had a lemon zinger and an acai bowl with the girls for my second breakfast.


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Today was classroom visit day at the boys’ schools. It is so nice to see where they spend most of their day. We could not believe how cold it was on the way to school though!


Melissa may be my only friend who shares my love of protein shakes and bars. We spent hours catching up and laughing and, of course, trying new shakes.


I had to take a few hours off of eating because my mom was making my favorite for dinner. How lucky am I that I still get to request my favorite dinner on my birthday!  Thanks mom! I am not even going to tell you how many of these cannoli I had afterwards. If you are not from the New York/New Jersey area you must try cannoli when you visit here. They don’t make them right anywhere else I have been.


Thanks again for such a special day. :)

So, I am wondering, (although I may already know Tara!) are scrunchies really that bad?


Lunch Dates and Long Runs

Now that the kids are back in school quiet lunch dates with real conversations are possible again.  My mom and I met at Schwee Tea for our favorite hummus avocado sandwich and zinger juice.  I was so excited I had to take a bite before I could take a picture.


So yummy.  I have tried to replicate this sandwich at home and it is close, but not the same.

My soccer team’s uniforms came in and the boys were so excited.  We ended up having a bye this weekend so they will have to wait a little longer to wear them.


The 18 Miler training continues. Before long runs I usually drink a pre workout shake.  I swear by Ucan, even though I don’t love the way it tastes.  It is labeled as a “Superstarch,” but it is basically a slow release carbohydrate that provides you energy over an extended period of time.  As an added bonus, you mix it with water so you are hydrated before you run too!  (I usually drink coffee before a run – the opposite of hydration!).


My long run this week was 14 miles, so I’m getting there!  You know I have to run 18 once before the race.  I hate hitting a wall on race day.  Today was a good run.  I am going to do all of my long training runs on the island so I am used to it again before race day.


It was a beautiful day too.



I am getting used to my new phone and I love the camera.  As a bonus, I am free from the daunting reminder of how many emails I have to respond to!

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I might have to take the pedometer off of my new phone though!  Have you ever used one of these?  I used to wear one a while ago and it is a lot of pressure!

So, I am wondering, has a pedometer or other exercise app changed your habits for the better?

Excited For Tomorrow

The boys and I are so excited for the race tomorrow!  We wore our race shirts around town today.  This is us at registration.

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The final details have all been worked out and tomorrow should be awesome!  It will be an early morning for us – we are setting up at 6:30 – but it will be fun because we will be with our friends.  I think all of us will remember a friend we lost over the summer and miss very much.  We are still searching for answers about Carol Reiff’s homicide.  But she will run with us tomorrow in our hearts.

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The weather was great today for baseball… or so we thought!  The fields just happen to be in one of those locations that are always more windy and colder than everywhere else!  But it was still fun.

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After practice we were off to Schwee Tea for lunch and Shamrock Smoothies!  SO yummy and only available for a limited time.  Until Monday, actually.  The boys don’t know that it is a true green smoothie.  They might still love it, but I’m not taking a chance.  Aidan needed food at this point!  Practice wore him out!

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I hope to see you at the race tomorrow!

Life is Schweet!

Another snowy day…  It was so pretty out today though!  Big fat snowflakes that stayed on the ground just long enough to make everything beautiful for a bit.  I love running the trail in this weather.  The girls and I got in our first run since the half.  Eileen and Deirdre showed up in matching outfits!  I guess Jen and I didn’t get the memo.

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 Fezzy was ready for the cold this morning on his way to take the boys to school.  He takes his job seriously!


Last night we had out last basketball practice.  I will miss my team!  It was definitely a growth experience for both Aidan and I.  I feel so lucky to have had the chance to do this with him.  I gave our guys a team photo as a memento.  One more game and then on to soccer and baseball.

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My mom and I had one of my favorites for lunch today – a hummus and avocado sandwich from The Schwee Tea Co.  https://www.facebook.com/schweetea  This is possibly the best sandwich you have ever tasted!  I want one right now just looking at this picture.  If you haven’t gone there yet, you should try it.

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schwee tea1So, I am wondering, do you like avocados?


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