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Ok. Don’t answer that.

But I am breaking out everywhere. On my face, chest, arms, tummy & legs. I dunno what is going on or what I’m allergic to, but it keeps getting worse!

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My brother and I think I may be allergic to alfalfa. He and Taylor have been unloading alfalfa, Keena has been playing in alfalfa – put two and two together.

But also, I noticed I started breaking out this morning after breakfast, and then again as I was catching up on Pretty Little Liars after finishing a gala apple – I also had one for breakfast.

I better not be allergic to apples. Or else I’ll punch somebody. I practically live off of apples.

What are you all allergic to? What do you do when you have a reaction like this?

Well while I’m on a pity-party, CrossFit Mon-Wed was toughhh. Today is open gym – so I decided not to go just because I am breaking out so bad.

Monday’s WOD:

Skill WOD-
Max Reps- Rope Climbs
3 Rounds-1 min on, 1 min off

Max Reps- Dubs
3 Rounds-1 min on, 1 min off

WOD- For time.(75lbs)

Power Cleans
Shoulder to Overhead
Back Squats
Lateral OTB Burpees

Post total rope climbs and dubs on the Skill WOD, and time for WOD 2.

Tuesday’s WOD:

Strength WOD

10 minute EMOTM

3 position snatch- pull high hang Squat snatch (ground, knee level, hip level, squat snatch)

WOD – Nancy

5 Rounds for time

400 M Run

15 OHS (45lbs)

Wednesday’s WOD:

strength WOD

6 sets x2 reps- Hang Squat Clean *every two minutes increase weight to establish a 2 rep max.


4 minute AMRAP

6 chest 2 bar pull-ups

3 right/ 3 left DB Plank Rows

4 minute rest then repeat 4 minute WOD again starting where you left off.

And that’s why I cry.

Run on.

Running Track:

AM: 4.5 miles (or so)

PM: 4.5 miles


5×5 Front Squat

5×3 Power Clean (From the Ground)

3×10 DB Romanian DeadLift

3×10 BB Front Lunges

3×10 Plate Pause Squats

3×10 DB Step Ups

3×10 Hamstring Blowouts

3×20 Hanging Knee Raises (I like to do this one with my legs straight, not bent.. SUPER challenging!)

3×10 BB Reverse Grip Lat Pulls

3x Plate Overhead Walking Lunges (I normally get 15 lunges on each leg every set.)



It felt SO GOOD to get back to the gym to run. Besides the fact I forgot my phone at home this morning, so I had zero music/ entertainment throughout the school day. (I’m a senior. Some days we just don’t do much.)

A compliment I got today was from a fellow senior.

Him: “So what is thing running blog thing you are doing?”

…explain it to him…

Him: “If we had to place money on who would be the most successful in life out of this school, my money would be on you.”

I can’t even explain how accomplished I’ve felt all day after hearing that.

Tonight I went and applied for a job at our local Anytime Fitness. Probably the perfect job for me. After I applied, I went BACK to the high school to run for the second time today! It was a pretty solid run. Started out with some gnawing knee pain, but then it went away after the first mile. I helped resolve some prom issues (Juniors, for real. You need to go help with prom setup. It’s a lot of work and there is always something that needs to be done. Been there done that.) I also got to race Kennedy’s (one of my most favoritest people ever) little brother. I won… totally something to be proud of. Beating a younger kid.

Pictures from tonight:

My OOTD. BrooksRunning Run Happy Shirt and Pure Cadence Shoes, Nike Running Shorts, and PRO Compression Marathon Socks!

My OOTD. BrooksRunning Run Happy Shirt and Pure Cadence Shoes, Nike Running Shorts, and PRO Compression Marathon Socks!

These PRO Compression socks remind of watermelon.. I like watermelon.

These PRO Compression socks remind of watermelon.. I like watermelon.

The "Running Track" I talk about when I run!

The “Running Track” I talk about when I run!



Now I want to chat about some really cool things happening here.

Ever heard of Charity Miles? Well, you should probably get on that. They have just currently added the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to their list of 20 different charities, and being a Team in Training Member, I am all over that charity!

– Charity Miles is a free iPhone/Android app that enables people to earn money for charity when they walk, run or bike.
– It’s easy to use, download the app from your phone’s app store, choose LLS and press start at the onset of any outdoor exercise.
– Bikers earn 10¢ per mile; walkers and runners earn 25¢ per mile
o The program uses your phone’s GPS to measure your distance
o The app will ask for your permission to use GPS
o The app does not work indoors


And now, PRO Compression is doing a SWEET deal when you enter in the promo code SOMF4, you can earn Free Shipping PLUS 40% off.

Also, if you buy a pair of this month’s “Socks of the Month”, part of the money you spend will got to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!


This month’s “Socks of the Month” come in baby blue or purple!

Baby Blue Marathon Sock

Baby Blue Marathon Sock

My Purple Marathon Socks

My Purple Marathon Socks

The colors come in different sizes/ length. So choose which ones fit you best for your needs! PRO Compression also has awesome calf sleeves, if you’re into that sort of thing.

I like the marathon socks because they support my ankles/ feet as well… Keep it tight!

Tomorrow I’m going to start a really cool giveaway, but that’s saved for tomorrow. So you better read then as well!

Run on.


Running Track/ Roads:



Leg Day!


Happy Monday, y’all!

Guess who is super duper sore today?! … THIS GIRL!

But no matter how sore I am, I pulled up my big girl panties and ran. Weights wasn’t that hard, so I’m not gonna act like I almost died in weights but endured through. Because it’s nothing like that.

This week is the high school’s cheerleading tryouts! Whoo! After six years of being the one trying out (MS included), I’m glad this year I just get to teach the try-out material and watch. So much better.

In case you’ve never tried out to be a cheerleader, you would have no idea as to what I’m saying when I say that it is the most scary, nerve-wracking experience… ever. Sure, I can go out in front of a thousand people and speak, dance, or be lifted into the air by 3 people with ease, no big deal. But when it comes to cheerleading tryouts and you are in front of 4 maybe 5 judges… Oh man. Makes you wanna pee your pants.. No joke.

So I feel kinda bad for the girls trying out this year. Paige and I made the dance a tad hard. Gonna blow some little freshmen brains. Mwhahaha.

Okay. That sounded mean. But it must be done.

Tonight as I set out down my dirt road with Keena, she decided to run in front of me. I accidentally stepped on her paw and she TUMBLED in front of me. I almost stepped on her again! I am one sorry mama.

Her pitiful face when we got home:

Poor baby.

Poor baby.


Also, as we were out running, we stopped and said hi to my friends Perlita and Vivi who were also out running! I am so proud!

One last thing…

This really ticked me off.

So me and little miss Keena are out running along… happy happy happy.

Ok. This little white car came speeding along towards us and seriously TURNS into us and ALMOST hits us. I may have threw up my arms and yelled to them, “MOVE!”

I was mad. Real mad. It wasn’t dark out. I was wearing a BRIGHT PINK shirt and shoes. They couldn’t have NOT seen us.

I don’t care if I actually knew the person driving. I didn’t see who it was. We could’ve been BFFs for years. I don’t care. But almost hitting us is NOT okay. Keena could have ran in front of their car and guess who would have probably thrown some punches? This girl.

Advice: Do not be an idiotic driver. I will punch you.

Okay. Deep breaths.

Right now we are watching the Biggest Loser Finale! My favorite is Danni. I love love love her. By the way, she looks smokin’ right now.

And guess what?

SHE WON. Whabam.

I hope some day you watch the Biggest Loser because it is seriously inspiring.

Okay. I love you guys.

Run on.

St. Patty’s Day Challenge LR:

14.25 mi – 9:25 pace

Weekly Miles (Run/ Walk/ Bike):

57.25 mi

Okay. So I bet some of you are wondering, “What the heck is her “St. Patty’s Day Challenge?” And others of you are all like, “I know EXACTLY what this is. Bam.”

Well, if you are friends with me on Instagram, you would know all about this challenge! For those of you poor souls whom are completely lost and whom are thinking, “What the heck is Instagram?” Let me explain.

Last night I posted a picture on to both my personal Instagram and my Running Small Instagram. I also later posted it to DailyMile. Another site I am in love with.

Here is the picture:


Pretty self explanatory. For every like, I would run .15 of a mile! I ended up having 95 “Likes” overall! Not that bad!

95 x .15 = 14.25miles

And looky there, I ran a tad over it!

The St. Patty's Day Route.

The St. Patty’s Day Route.

The run was quite boring. I felt like I was having a heat stroke for most of the run, and then after mile 9 I had to stop and go to the bathroom, slowing down my time.

But other than that, it was pretty good!

After 13.5 miles, my dad and sister, Samantha (to go to her education blog, click HERE), drove by. Sam snapped some beautiful pictures…


Lookin’ fancy, dad.

That's my, "I'm smiling, but on the inside I'm dying" face.

That’s my, “I’m smiling, but on the inside I’m dying” face.

Incase you didn’t notice, I am wearing some fancy schmancy new PRO Compression socks. My idol, (in a non-stalkerish way) Skinny Runner, gave them to me! She sent me a black pair and a bright pink pair, along with some “Team Skinny Runner” stickers! Sooo hanging them up in my dorm room next year.  

After I got home, my family asked me how far I ran and didn’t believe me when I plainly said “14.25 miles.” They were all like, “Continuously?” 

 I almost did my favorite yoga pose in the middle of the driveway, “Starfish with Asthma” (kidding.. no but seriously.) It kinda looks like this…

"Starfish with Asthma"

“Starfish with Asthma”

Now just pretend the starfish is breathing really, really hard.

That’s “Starfish with Asthma.” I suggest trying it sometime. Really relaxing.

I enjoyed a glass of chocolate milk…


… and took some after-run pictures!

Gross yucky faces don't need to be on the internet.

Gross yucky faces don’t need to be on the internet.



You know you want some...

You know you want a pair…


Have a great St. Patty’s Day! I hope you guys are wearing green…


Bring it.

Run on.

Road/ Trail Run:

7 miles of pure awesomeness.

Today is our last day in the beautiful Nevada. Okay, well the beautiful mountain part of Nevada. Not the hot desert part.

Today I wanted to take a different route; I wanted to see where the trail actually started. I looked at a map…

"I'm the map, I'm the map, I'm the map, I'm the map, I'M THE MAP!" *Name that kid's show!

“I’m the map, I’m the map, I’m the map, I’m the map, I’M THE MAP!” *Name that kid’s show!*

… and I found that the other trailhead was 2 miles away from where we are staying! So I hit the road…

"I'm the road, I'm the road, I'm the road, I'm the road, I'M THE ROAD!" *Not in a kid's show*

“I’m the road, I’m the road, I’m the road, I’m the road, I’M THE ROAD!” *Not in a kid’s show*


… and ran the two miles through the beautiful valley! Said “Hello!” to some horses, baby calves, baby sheep, and a llama. Yep. A llama.

When I got to the trailhead, it informed me that I was running on a historical landmark. SCORE!

You go, Martin Luther.

You go, Martin Luther.

There are just so many more trail options at this trailhead! I can’t believe I have never tried it before! I could’ve gone exploring! Oh well. There will be more trips to Nevada!

I ran up to a different trail called “Lonesome Trail.” Lonesome connected to Jobs Peak (the trail that gets me home), so I thought running it would get me some extra mileage!

It's lonesome out here... on Lonesome Trail...

It’s lonesome out here… on Lonesome Trail…


At around mile 5, a stray dog started runnin’ with me. That’s cool and all, but he had an owner because he had a collar on. Every time I would try and look at his tags, he would run away from me, but then come right back as soon as I started running again. What?

"Hey guys! I found Fido! I found Fido you guys!" *Name that YouTube video*

“Hey guys! I found Fido! I found Fido you guys!” *Name that YouTube video*

He finally ditched me at mile 6.

Today on my run, I was supporting my Team In Training Kansas Chapter training jersey, my UnderArmour tights, my short PRO Compression socks, and my BrooksRunning Pure Cadence shoes!

Sorry for the ugly-sweaty face. I know it's attractive.

Sorry for the ugly-sweaty face. I know it’s attractive.

"Booty booty booty booty rockin' in a well!" *Name that hilarious YouTube video*

“Booty booty booty booty rockin’ in a well!” *Name that YouTube video*

*If you haven’t seen any of these YouTube videos, you are a deprived child.*

And guess what guys! It’s PhotoBomb Friday!!!!!!!!

I’m still accepting photobombs, so make sure you send them to!

I’ll post in a few hours!

Until then,

Run on.

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