Blogging hiatus and IRUNLIKEAGIRL Cross Training Tank Giveaway!

by Elizabeth on February 5, 2014

Sorry for my absence since last Thursday! This is one of my longest periods of time to go without blogging (surely you felt it ;) ). It wasn’t planned; time just kind of got away from me and when I sat down at the end of the day I didn’t have the motivation to write. Eh, it is what it right? 

Here are a few things we’ve been up to this past week:

Moving: My in-laws moved into their new home last Thursday so we have spent some time (in my case, only unpacking boxes) helping them get settled in! I have a feeling many hours will be spent in this exact location! 

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Cooking: For the Super Bowl Party we went to at their new house on Sunday I made cookie dough cheesecake brownies! It was from a Duncan Hines mix (gasp) and they were doughy and perfect. Since Joe’s family used to live outside of Denver they were cheering for the Broncos? yikes. At least they had my baking to ease the pain.

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I also have been playing around with some of my pins on Pinterest and using the recipes as dinner inspiration. I rarely follow a recipe as it’s posted, I always tweak things a bit and usually it turns out pretty good. Monday night I tried a buffalo chicken/cheese/rice/broccoli casserole. It also had one half with bleu cheese on top? FTW!

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Playing: It’s becoming more and more real to me how soon I will have two babies to mother physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually so my time will be divided. It goes without saying that I couldn’t be happier and I’m also trying to cherish each day with Noah where he is still my only child! I became pretty dependent on technology over the course of this pregnancy from being tired, moody, etc. so last Wednesday I decided to reign it back in and limit us to half an hour or TV/iPad time a day. Instead of putting it on for Noah when I want to zone out I play with him, read, do crafts, sing, or heck if I’ve run out of things on my list I use trusty old Google to provide me with ideas. 

Playroom picnics? because why should you always have to sit in a high chair?

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Enjoying more time outside while the weather is nice (and mommy’s back wasn’t hurt!) 

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Other things that I HAVEN’T been up to are running, yoga, or any kind of exercise. I have reached the same point in pregnancy that I did with Noah (25-26 weeks) where sciatica leaves me basically immobile. Watching me walk isn’t pretty. Just like last time, I got out of bed on Monday morning and my the left side of my back/hip/leg are excruciatingly painful to walk on. Running or anything else would be a complete joke. I want to cry just thinking about attempting it. Baby girl has positioned herself right on a nerve. Luckily when I was pregnant with Noah I saw a chiropractor a few times a week and was able to get back to normal although it took about a month. It’s hard this time since he needs me and I’m limited on what I can do. Either way, it’s worth the pain and I have help when I need it so I’m extremely grateful! 

Off to see a chiropractor this morning and then headed to the OB for my 24 week appointment! Bring it on glucose test :-)

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You all know my good friend Kelly from IRUNLIKEAGIRL! I have worn her running gear for some time now and can’t tell you how amazingly comfortable it is. It’s lightweight, breathable, and soft. The other day I received a new CROSS TRAINING item to try, review, and then host a giveaway (I haven’t honestly tried it because I can’t workout at the moment, but based on my past experience with her I have nothing but good things to say!)

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And I’m pretty much obsessed with the purple and blue combo. Love it! 

To Enter:

1. Like IRUNLIKEAGIRL on Facebook and leave a comment about your favorite way to cross train!

2. Join their mailing list to receive updates on special events and promotions!

Leave me a comment for each way you choose to enter!

Also, if you are interested in purchasing directly from her, for a limited time you can use the code HEART20 at checkout and receive 20% off any Valentine’s day gift order! All U.S. orders ship for just $5.00!

The winner will be announced Friday, February 7! Good luck!!!

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1 Alyssa @ See This Girl Run February 5, 2014 at 11:04 am

I followed them on Facebook.
and for the record I did miss you! :) and I’ll miss you this weekend at She Runs. Wish you could be there!
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2 Morgan February 5, 2014 at 11:25 am

I follow them on Facebook! Hope you are feeling some relief soon!

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3 Lindsey February 5, 2014 at 11:29 am

Following them on FB. You had me worried when you hadn’t posted for a few days but yes we all need a break sometime. Glad you are ok and hopefully some relief is in your future very soon. Going to try that casserole.
Have a wonderful day!

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4 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 5, 2014 at 12:08 pm

I was wondering where you disappeared to, so I’m glad to hear that you’re doing well. Well, aside from the whole sciatica thing. My mom suffered from that for about 8 months and it looked like hell. Hope you feel better! <3
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5 Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom February 5, 2014 at 12:24 pm

I’ve been getting e-mails about this! So cute!! I liked them on FB already and am already subscribed to their mailing list!

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6 Juliana February 5, 2014 at 12:25 pm

i am following them on faecbook!
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7 Juliana February 5, 2014 at 12:25 pm

i also just joined their mailing list!
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8 Katie @ running4cupcakes February 5, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Liked on Facebook!! And my favorite way to cross train is BODYPUMP!!
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9 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries February 5, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Like them on FB! Favorite way to cross train: Power Pump/Body Pump Class!
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10 Debbie @ DebRuns February 5, 2014 at 1:17 pm

I just started following “I Run Like a Girl” on Facebook. I love cross-training on my new spin bike. I had no choice but to use it this morning since the ice storm blew through and I couldn’t go outside!

Those cookie dough cheesecake brownies look amazing and I’m definitely looking up the recipe.
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11 Laura @ RunningJunkie February 5, 2014 at 1:53 pm

I left a comment on their FB!

I had sciatica when I was pregnant. So painful. It hurt to lay down flat. I had to sleep sitting up.
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12 Anissa Angelosante February 5, 2014 at 2:33 pm

I followed her on FB. And the cookie dough cheesecake brownies look AMAZING!!!

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13 Jayme February 5, 2014 at 4:21 pm

I liked and commented on Facebook. Working out during pregnancy is hard, I always hit my walk of not having energy to exercise besides walk around 28 weeks. Hope it gets a little better for you!

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14 Katie M February 5, 2014 at 8:51 pm

I like IRUNLIKEAGIRL on Facebook! Yoga is my favorite way to cross train (for running).

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15 Katie M February 5, 2014 at 8:56 pm

I joined their mailing list!

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16 Jackie February 5, 2014 at 9:48 pm

Glad you are back and hope you get some relief soon!

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17 Kendra February 5, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Oh glucose test. I remember those too well.
I like them on fb and I love bootcamp!
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18 Tiffiny Duke February 5, 2014 at 11:39 pm

I liked on Facebook.

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19 Nicole February 6, 2014 at 1:41 am

Liked on Facebook and the elliptical. :)

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20 Heather @fitncookies February 6, 2014 at 7:57 am

I saw a picture on Instagram I think the other day and I did wonder where you have been! Haha I’m glad you have been enjoying life with Noah because the little one comes along. I’m so sorry to hear about the pain you have, though! My neighbor had that when she was pregnant and could hardly walk. Hoping some chiropractor visits will help!! My favorite way to cross train is to do the elliptical!
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21 Danica @ It's Progression February 6, 2014 at 9:27 am

My favorite way to cross train is with circuit strength training workouts and the occasional dance fitness class :)
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22 char eats greens February 6, 2014 at 10:12 am

Ping pong for life!!! I think I might like unpacking boxes more than packing – hopefully you did too :) haha
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23 Gina February 6, 2014 at 10:21 am

I love your blog Elizabeth! I liked the facebook page :)

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24 courtney February 6, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I am on the mailing list! Feel better, darlin’!

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25 courtney February 6, 2014 at 1:48 pm

& I like on FB but I’ve deactivated my account for a bit of a social-media detox :]

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26 Marla (@RunSweetPotato) February 6, 2014 at 4:07 pm

I like IRUNLIKEAGIRL on Facebook. My favorite way to cross train right now is Pure Barre and I’m doing the FitFluential 1000 burpee challenge. :)

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27 Marla (@RunSweetPotato) February 6, 2014 at 4:07 pm

I also signed up for the IRUNLIKEAGIRL mailing list

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28 AnnaGrace February 6, 2014 at 4:11 pm

i liked them on facebook, and i often use the elliptical for cross-training. and you are looking beautiful, by the way. :)
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