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elephant run + weekend snapshots

Monday sun-day! Finally some color in the sky. It was 28 degrees when I set out but I’ll take cold and clear over warm and grey any day.

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The Marine Corps Marathon shirt is by far the ugliest item in my closet but I LOVE it. The little half turtleneck is so warm and the inside is lined with fleece. Sure, it makes me look like a boxy, bumpy elephant on the run but who cares? Pairs well with a lime green head lamp.

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Remember when I ran MCM back in 2013? That was a good race. Also when I was going through my running bun (not ponytail) phase, an important time in my running career.

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Anyways. Today’s run was nowhere near 26.2 miles, but I still felt accomplished at the end. We are officially at 38 weeks pregnant (yikes!) and this run actually felt pretty good!

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So, how was your weekend? Ours was super low key. We hung around the neighborhood and made it outside for a nice walk on Saturday. After days of grey I got to pull out my sunglasses!

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I also fit in two prenatal yoga classes, both of which transitioned from shavasana to shower to full-time naps :) Getting all the sleep while I can!

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Our biggest adventure of the weekend was to one of our favorite pupusarias on Friday. If you can find this hidden gem in Woodbine then you’ve found gold.

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Corn flour patties stuffed with beans, cheese, chorizo, and more cheese. $2.50 each. Very fancy.

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And an order of fried plaintains, fresh off the griddle! We had to wait a good 10 minutes to eat them because they were sizzling hot.

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In other news, your running pet peeves in the comments the other day were hilarious! Totally going to do a post dedicated to that topic this week :). Have a good one!

  • Ever had a pupusa?
  • Mommas: Did you do prenatal yoga? Did it help?
  • Ugliest race shirt you own?

One thought on “elephant run + weekend snapshots

  1. I have my MCM shirt from 2014 and it’s definite the ugliest shirt I’ve gotten from a race: it is brown! Like a very icky color brown! It’s sad because I never want to wear it because of the color, but it’s so warm! Fortunately I also have my shirt from 2015, which is a respectable red color and much better to wear.