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Well…I must admit. We took the last week off from our normal running routine. You know how easy it’d be to quit since we didn’t run in over a week? For me…pretty darn easy.

We took the week off for a few different reasons. 1. I didn’t feel like running with such a fresh tattoo, especially since it was on my leg and was pretty large. 2. We went out-of-town and weren’t really sure how to occupy the kids while we were on our runs. Right now, we run around the park. They play…we run. Easy enough.

I’m glad I got my lazy butt up tonight and did it. I was dreading it. I thought it was going to be a lot harder since we’d taken that time off. Any other time, I’d probably just got out of routine and quit. I’m a big quitter when it comes to diet and exercise. It’s just so much easier to be lazy and eat junk. I hate to admit that, but it’s true.

I think I’m going to set a goal. I want to do a 5k. It’s something I’ve never done before and I really wanna do it!! I’m thinking about Thanksgiving day. I think it’d be the perfect day and I’d never forget my first 5k being on Thanksgiving. Plus, it gives us plenty of time to get ready.

I’m so excited just thinking about it!

I’m off to do some 5k research.

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Today was the day!

We advanced to week 3 of running couch to 5k and we ran (drum roll please) 3 minutes straight today!! I couldn’t believe it!

Here’s a look of what we will do this week.

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I am so glad we re-ran week 2. I feel like we really benefited from the extra time to get our bodies ready for this week. It’s still amazing to me how hard it is to run for such a short amount of time. Who’d of thought it’d be hard to run for 3 minutes? That’s only 180 seconds!

I felt so good after our run today. I feel like we’ve really made some progress and we’re on the right track! I’m looking forward to our day off tomorrow, but I’m excited to get back out there Wednesday.

Are you a runner? Share your experience with me!! I want to know how you’re doing as well. It’s fun to keep each other motivated!!

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I am so thankful tomorrow is a holiday and we have another day off. All around great weekend. So great that I need an extra day to recoup. 😉

Marley goes back home tomorrow. I love when we she comes to spend the weekends with us. She will go home tomorrow and come back Friday, so she won’t be gone to long! Next weekend we’re going to an amusement park! The kids are on a countdown! 7 more days!

Today was our running day. This week has been harder than I expected. Jeremy’s knees have been bothering him and I feel like a big sack of bricks. I think we may do week 2 again, just to make sure we are 100% ready to start week 3. Although we did make it the entire time…I barely made it. I wanted to quit so bad, but I didn’t. I guess that is a good thing!

Anyone doing couch to 5k experience the same thing? Did you move along to the next week or repeat the week? I’m kinda back and forth. I feel like we should move forward and just push through, but at the same time I want to make sure we are physically ready. I don’t know what to do!! Help!

Besides running, we just hung out around the house. Jeremy made a great dinner tonight. (I love when he cooks.) I did laundry and other boring stuff like cleaning etc. It always feels good to have a clean house. Now that I think about it…I still have a load of towels in the dryer. Ugh! That means I still have one more load to fold!!!

I better go and get that done before I forget again.

See you all tomorrow.

Have a great Labor Day!!!

Steph Shock

P.S. Am I the only one in shock that it’s already September?! Where has the year gone!!??


How was your Monday? Mine was super! Today we started week 2 of Couch to 5k! Twenty-nine minutes of exercise, with 5 minutes to warm up, 5 minutes of cool-down, and 9 minutes of running. We ran one and a half minutes. Between runs walked 2 minutes. The app suggested resting over the weekend. I was a little worried, not running the last two days!! How was I going to run one and a half minutes today?

To my surprise it wasn’t that bad. I guess this app knows what it’s talking about. Embarrassed to admit,  this is the most running I’ve done in the last 12 years. I’m a little proud of myself! Still hard to imagine that in only 7 weeks from now, I will be able to run for 30 minutes straight. I have NEVER been able to run for that long at once. NEVER!

Has anyone else used this app and had great success? I’ve only known a few people who have used it, and only one of them actually finished it. Everyday I get nervous about our run, but afterwards I feel like a hundred bucks. I’m so glad we decided to do this.  By October 18th we should be 5k ready!! That is so awesome!

Next running day is Wednesday. I love my rest days, but looking forward to running again.

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I thought this was cute!

On another note, I have lots of birthdays coming up in the next few days. Tomorrow I need to finish a few cards and get started on some new projects.

I will try to share some pictures tomorrow.

See you soon!

Steph Shock


Today was great! First day of home school was a success!! Bonus is officially in Pre-K and Atticus is Kindergarten. ABCMouse.com was a big hit. The boys really enjoy it and throughout the day they were asking to do more! I had each kid do their computer learning while I did paper work with the other. That helped me out a lot. I could really focus on helping them do the sheets, while the other was learning on the computer. I think this year is off to a great start. I’m excited about tomorrow and so are the boys!!

Another awesome thing we did today…Jeremy and I started Couch to 5k! We have been trying to exercise regularly and have heard great things about the app. We thought we’d give it a try tonight. Believe me…I am NOT a runner. I love the idea, but I have never enjoyed it. I’m hoping this will help me get over my fear of running. The first 5 minutes is warm up walking. From there you do 8 sets of 1 minute runs.  In between runs you walk for 1.5 minutes. It went smoothly. We ended up only doing 6 sets of running tonight. It doesn’t sound like a lot until you do it! I was exhausted!! It’s a 9 week program and I’m excited to see how it goes. Each week gets harder and harder and builds you up to where you can run up to 30 minutes. I have never even made 2 laps around the track so this should be interesting! It felt great to be trying something new.

How far we will come in that 9 weeks.?! Stay tuned for updates. I’m sure you will be hearing about it a little each week! 🙂

I laid out a card tonight and hopefully will get to it tomorrow. Off to watch a movie with the hubby.

I almost forgot…Today is Lucy’s birthday!! Look how sweet she is! We couldn’t ask for a better pup. Lucy is 2 years old today!

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See ya tomorrow! Steph Shock