Friday, October 24, 2014

Five Things

Five Things I did yesterday:


A photo posted by Racheal (@runningwithrach) onOct 10, 2014 at 4:24pm PDT

  1. Chugged green juice (staying up late at a game makes for a painfully early morning)
  2. Got my flu shot like a champ- no crying
  3. 15 minute run + arm burner
  4. Grilled chicken wings on the front porch with Dan- we just can’t stop
  5. Watched 6 children during small group - this was interesting

Five Things I am looking forward to this weekend:

  1. Being reunited with Ina - she has been at Dan’s parents’ house since Wednesday night
  2. Watching some more World Series games
  3. Seeing Ina in her Halloween costume
  4. Going to a co-worker’s retirement party.  I am introducing Dan and Ina to the people I work with - hopefully they behave.  
  5. Church - I missed it to much last weekend

Five Cool / Funny Things About the KC Royals

  1. Our pitchers play catch with the opposing team’s fans
  2. One of the player’s wives tipped WS tickets at a restaurant
  3. We have a super fan who just happens to live in Korea
  4. Fans name their kids after the team founder - my nephew included 
  5. We sometimes fall asleep at games - it has been an exhausting month!

Five Things on my To-Do list

  1. Figure out a trunk-or-treat theme - it needed to be some associated with a special moment in TV history
  2. Clean out my fridge - it is getting serious
  3. Apply for permission to go to Argentina - hopefully they let me in
  4. Re-do our family budget - ignorance is not bliss in this case
  5. Shampoo my not-so-white carpets

Five Bible Verses for this week:

  1. Isaiah 26:3
  2. Phillipians 4: 6-7
  3. Phillipians 4: 8-9
  4. Romans 12:2
  5. 1 Corinthians 2:16

Have a great weekend!  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

World Series Game

Last night I watched the Royals win the second game in the World Series.  I don’t have many words (or much time) to express how exciting it was, so I am going to let the pictures do the talking.  

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I hope you have a fantastic day!  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Endorphins for the Win

It is a good thing I ran yesterday because I needed the extra endorphins to deal with:


A photo posted by Racheal (@runningwithrach) onOct 10, 2014 at 1:58pm PDT

- a busy day at work catching up on the 2 days that I had missed.  It is amazing how many emails can be received in two days.

- finding a sippy cup that had been under the bed for an unknown amount of time 

- an epic “just one bite” battle with Ina at the dinner table where not only did I cry, I also gave in.  

- watching the Royals lose the first game of the World Series

- Ina completely waking up at 3 am for an hour, during which she kept on asking, “Hey MOM, what are you doing?”  

Welcome home from vacation, Racheal. 

Now that I just complained, I am going to make myself come up with 6 positive things that happened yesterday: 

- I was able to work from home and see Ina during my coffee/water/bathroom breaks.

- My in-laws are here watching Ina (because Danielle had her baby!!!), so they made us some fantastic dinner

- I was able to watch the Royals play in the World Series!  Honestly, if they lost 4 games in a row I would still be super proud of them.

- I unpacked my suitcase and washed all the clothes in it within 24 hours of my plane landing in KC - I am pretty sure this is a household record

- Lots of Ina cuddles, kisses, hugs, and giggles.  Seriously, the giggles are my favorite and completely made me forget that she brought me to tears a few minutes earlier.

- I have a house, a car, food, and a healthy family.  You can’t ask for much for than that.  

Have a good day!  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What We Shared

The past few days I was able to experience a very special treat: a weekend of doing absolutely nothing but sitting and talking with a few of my best friends.  

We shared a limo.

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We shared many long and winding conversations.

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We shared girly drinks.

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We shared toothbrushes and deodorant.  

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We shared books.

Thanks to the hand cleaning stations throughout the ship, we did not share germs.  

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We shared a very small room.

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We shared lots of smiles, laughs, and a few tears. 

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A great recharge - but I missed my family.  Ina, who grew 4 years older in 4 days, has decided to call me “Mom” instead of “Momma” or “Mommy.”    

Have a good day! <3

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cruise Workout

Good morning!  How's it going?  

I am sitting on a dark ship in the Miami port drinking coffee by myself because my brain doesn't know how to sleep past 5 am.  

I planned on sharing all my pictures from the trip tomorrow, but thought that if I was up, I might as well say hi and share a workout I did while on the ship.  

Exercising on a cruise ship is really easy because there is a gym with a large range of equipment and an outdoor track, which is where I completed this workout.

I recommend to do this while looking at the ocean, but up and down the street would work too. 

Another way to exercise while on a cruise?  Refuse to use the elevator-12 flights of stairs does a body good.  

Have a good start to your week!  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Food and Fitness [10/19]

Hey guys!

How is the weekend going?  I am hopefully horizontal on a beach chair with a book in my hand somewhere near the Bahamas right now.  I will be back tomorrow with a recap, but until then, how about some planning?

Running with Racheal

Here is my plan for the week:


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  • Sunday: 3 mile run
  • Monday: rest
  • Tuesday: 5 mile run
  • Wednesday: total body circuit
  • Thursday: HIIT challenge
  • Friday: total body + HIIT
  • Saturday: rest

What are you up to this week? 

Friday, October 17, 2014

A Weekend Away

This weekend marks a first for our family.  

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I am going on a little weekend trip with my girlfriends and leaving Ina at home.  With Dan.  Alone.  

Will someone please volunteer to go over to our house and take pictures of Ina’s outfits?  I feel like this milestone needs to be documented.  

I know everything will be fine, but I keep on starting to pack a bag for Ina, or prep a meal for Dan, then half-way through tell myself, “Racheal, they’ve got this.” Then I leave the task halfway done, which probably sets them up to fail.  Sorry guys.  

Until packing for this trip, I hadn’t realized that Dan and Ina have never spent more than a few hours together by themselves.  So, although this trip has been a long time coming for me, it also will be a special weekend for them.  

I can’t wait to hear the stories.  

I will see you on Sunday with my food and fitness plan for the short week and then hopefully Monday or Tuesday with a cruise recap.

Have a great weekend.

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