I am currently on my way back from California where I  spent the weekend catching up with old friends and running the Santa Barbara International Half-Marathon.

It’s been so much fun.

I had set this goal for myself when I was pregnant and while the training wasn’t easy, it feels so good to have accomplished what I set out to do.

 

There were a handful of times I wanted to throw in the towel, especially when long runs took a whole day of tag-teaming with my husband to keep the baby on schedule and happy. Or when runs kept getting cancelled due to the needs of someone other than myself. But I did it…5 months after giving birth. It certainly wasn’t a PR or impressive performance but I didn’t give up and I feel good…and that’s all that matters to me.

 

 

Thanks to my supportive husband and the INCREDIBLE motivation from The Balanced Life Run Club I’m feeling accomplished and proud today :)

 

Since I’m traveling today I wanted to share a few links to interesting articles I’ve been reading lately:

What We Eat Affects Everything. A FANTASTIC article for so many reasons.

When I get home I am definitely making this Cinnamon Iced Coffee recipe from Could I Have That.

Also, this pumkin-spice almond milk from Yes I Want Cake looks yummy and perfect for little ones.

Workout Habits That You Should Drop Now – YES.

A great article on how pushing your flexibility beyond what is anatomically appropriate can be dangerous (a must-read if you’re a yogi): Women’s Flexibility Is A Liability

A good reminder to get off your phone. I needed this!

Have a great Monday,