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Marvelous is…

Hey guys!

I hope you all had a marvelous weekend. And if you are in the states, a LONG holiday weekend. Ron and I were off for 4 days, but it went by way too fast. I swear it was just Thursday!

To keep the good vibes of the weekend going into the week, I’m feeling the need for a little marvelous is..

Marvelous is…a full rainbow. I felt like I needed to look for a pot o’ gold at the end.

rainbow | happyfitmama.com

Marvelous is…two glorious days at two different beaches. The weather was absolutely perfect each day with blue skies for miles, a nice ocean breeze and sand for my kids’ to get in every single crevice possible. I love the beach!

beach | happyfitmama.com

Marvelous is…hiking. We wanted to do a short hike in the afternoon one day, so we headed to Blue Job Mountain. It’s not technical at all but has a great view from the top on a clear day.

Hiking  happyfitmama.com

Marvelous is…fresh wild fruit. We were pleasantly surprised to find the Mother Lode of wild blueberries perfectly ripe at the summit. If you have never had fresh wild blueberries, you are missing out. I think we ate just as much as we picked. And our blackberry bushes are ripe, too. We are eating good!

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Marvelous is…campfires and s’mores. I’m not really a marshmallow fan, but if there’s chocolate and graham crackers involved, it’s all good.

campfires and s'mores | happyfitmama.com

What was marvelous in your weekend?

Marshmallow fan?

Marvelous is…

What’s up guys? Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was quite marvelous. The problem is that weekends are just too dang short. I’m still pushing for switching to a 5 day weekend, 2 day work week. Who’s with me?

Marvelous is…Injury progress. Last Tuesday my physical therapist suggested I try the elliptical since cycling has been agreeing with my injury. I tried it Wednesday and just barely made it to 10 minutes with some serious pain going on. My tendon was not happy with that position at all. I tried it again on Friday. Success! 15 minutes completely pain free. It’s just what I needed to make me feel like I’m making progress in the right direction.


Marvelous is…Friday Night Lights. Why am I finally watching this show after all these years??? Ron and I have been binge watching at least 2 episodes a night. So good!

Marvelous is…Yoga. I haven’t been to yoga too much in the past 4 weeks. Even with modifications, it still was a little too much stretching of the posterior tib tendon. Since things are feeling improved, I went to my usual Saturday class. There’s a new to me teacher who’s background is in Kundalini yoga. I’ve never been a huge fan of that style – too many breathing techniques. But it still was a great class and one that definitely left me feeling the yoga vibrations.

Manduka Yoga Mat | happyfitmama.com

Marvelous is…Warm weather. It’s been so nice to see the sun and feel warmth again. I just can’t get over how much it brightens my mood. Now the pollen and everything else that is leaving my eyes itchy? Definitely NOT marvelous.

Marvelous is…Wandering. Since I can’t run right now, I’m so thankful for my bike. It allows me to get outside and just wander like I usually do on a run. On Sunday’s ride, I don’t know why I chose a route that has mega hills. I won’t even run on that road, so I’m not sure why I thought it would be a good idea on a bike. But you know what? I LOVED IT! It gave me that heart pumping, leg burning feeling that I’ve been missing.


Marvelous is…13 years. Happy Anniversary to my husband, my best friend and co-pilot on this journey of life together. I’m not sure how you put up with my crazy ways, but I’m glad you do. I love you!

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What’s marvelous in your life?

A Little Marvelous and a Little Not

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This weekend was a fun even if I had to fake running.

It had a little marvelous and a little not so marvelous. (Thank you Katie for the link up).

I needed something good after riding the rocky injury roller coaster again last week.

On Wednesday, I said I was embracing the taper. Of course, as luck would have it, I jinxed myself again. My Achilles started hurting. Again. On top of it, I had a crunchy sound going on in it that was new. I had a deep tissue massage Tuesday night where she really focused on the Achilles. Apparently it broke up a lot of scar tissue and left some unfinished business.

A slew of four letter words were an even bigger part of my vocabulary for the past few days.

At first I was in a panic and frankly just pissed off. Why is this happening now? My hopes of just having a small hiccup of an injury where crushed. My hopes of running a strong Baystate Marathon were crushed. I pretty much gave up on the idea of running Baystate at all. And then I started thinking about all the 20 milers, all the earlier mornings, all the track work and got even more angry.

I emailed and spoke with anyone I could who could give me info on what to do. I got great info from friends who have had Achilles problems and recovered. I also got treatment ideas from physical therapist friends.

The good news is that it’s feeling better. I have not run since Tuesday morning and don’t have plans to run till at least Wednesday. That will be one full week of rest. From what I’ve heard from friends/physical therapists, there is a chance I can still run Baystate. It’s definitely not an ideal taper and how I want to face a marathon. I’ve got 13 days to wait and see.

I’m down but I’m not out just yet!

Thankfully I had a little marvelous to make me smile in between the swears and feeling like a complete crab.

Hiking Mt. Major | happyfitmama.com

Marvelous is…hiking. I’ve been so hesitant to take my kids on longer hikes. I was afraid of the whining and the “carry me’s” that were sure to come up. Kids in a back pack? No problem. Hiking up and down piggy back? No thank you. That just screams broken ankle, broken leg, skull fracture, etc.

But I brushed my fears aside and we tackled Mt. Major on Sunday. It’s not a very big climb but it has it’s technical points of slippery rocks and boulders.

No whining. No crying. No bloodshed. No carrying needed.

Just big smiles.

Mt. Major  happyfitmama.com

I’m so excited to take my little hikers on more adventures.

Yes, running is life but there is also plenty of marvelous all around me.

What’s marvelous is your life right now?