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heart_da_beach Our challenge this week was to find time to spoil ourselves in some way. For some running is torture while for others it's meditative. Ragnar this weekend was a blast and I definitely feel spoiled to have done it with such fun gals. #bebetter52 #ragnarsocal 5d

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heart_da_beach So this happened. Kinda proud of myself for ROCKING IT!! No better group of girls to run 182 miles in 19 hours with. #ragnarsocal 6d

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heart_da_beach Headbands make excellent eye covers when you have to sleep on a patch of weeds in a parking lot with 2,000 of your closest friends. 7d

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heart_da_beach I went for a run today. First time in ... I'm embarrassed to say. As you can see, even my snail's pace about killed me.
Fun fact: my spare tire/baby chub keeps my running belt from bouncing around on my waist! And the belt keeps the chub from flopping while I run. It's a symbiotic relationship.
3w
  •   cristen222 Lol! Spare tire... Ya right girl! You are funny 3w
  •   jennielminor This is hilarious!!! 3w
  •   jamiehielscher Spare tire?! HA! If you have a spare tire, then I have a full set of wheels, baby!! Speaking of fun facts, YOU WERE SMALLER THAN ME WHEN YOU WERE 9 MONTHS PREGNANT. Moral of the story is: I don't think you will ever have a spare tire! 3w
  •   audkel4 you are hilarious! 3w

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heart_da_beach Out with the old, in with the new. Thanks for a great 7 years! #dedication #rainbowsandals #bestsandalsonearth 3w

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heart_da_beach I've been focused on drinking more water to help improve my overall health and energy levels. I learned that, like many things in life, timing is everything. #bebetter52 4w
  •   mybebetter Timing is so important. Great job. $2 is officially donated to @unicef 4w

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heart_da_beach Remember to drink herbal tea for a week? Challenge accepted! I love me a good cup of warm relaxation. #bebetter52 1mon

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heart_da_beach If I have to work on Saturday at least my "office" has a nice view! #medicalwriterforaday #endo2015conference 1mon

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heart_da_beach "God made dirt and dirt don't hurt!" Isaac joined me while I weeded the garden boxes by playing in the wet soil and then decided to throw the weeds back in. Such a helpful little guy! 2mon

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heart_da_beach The goal for this week's #bebetter52 challenge was to find tasks that could be quickly done in 30 seconds and just focus on getting those done. My boys were more than helpful in providing plenty of 30 second tasks. Namely cleaning up after them. This was my closet 30 seconds (OK, maybe 2 minutes) ago. Who knew throwing clothes off hangers could be so fun! @mybebetter 2mon

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heart_da_beach The weather was so nice that we had to share it with our favorite kitchen utensils. Isaac brought a spoon and Lucas chose salad tongs to take on our walk. (I didn't notice them until we were out the door. I can't explain it, I just laugh and take pictures.) I hope you all had a nice day with your favorite utensils, too! 2mon

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heart_da_beach She's a sneaky one, our Kaila. 2mon

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heart_da_beach Valentines treats- done! I haven't done these since the girls were in elementary school (many moons ago), and it was so fun having Lucas help me count and stuff each bag- 1 book, 2 gummy candies, 3 Hershey kisses, and a (sometimes sticky) handful of M&Ms.i had him write his name and draw shapes on paper for his teachers. It's as close to a card as we were going to get. Kids are the best! 2mon

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heart_da_beach When you run out of daylight but still need to mow the lawn ... Headlamp on your bike helmet to the rescue! 2mon
  •   jbels3 We do the same thing when we are doing fall clean up in our yard. Nice work! 2mon
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  •   pirategirlk That. Is. Awesome. 2mon

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heart_da_beach Challenge of the week: eat more healthy nuts. Solution for today: kale salad w/Brussels sprouts, shredded rotisserie chicken, and chopped almonds with a homemade honey mustard dressing. I could eat this everyday! #bebetter52 #challengeaccepted #proteindoesabodygood 2mon

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heart_da_beach "P is for People and Jobs" That's the theme this week for Lucas's preschool class. The teacher asked parents to come talk about what they do, so I got to speak to a bunch of 3yr olds about medical research. Their questions and comments were hilarious! Mostly about how they got a scratch from this or a cut from that or why do we have blood? Priceless. 2mon

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heart_da_beach This week, our challenge was to talk to people rather than staring at our phones. The grocery store was where I had to try the hardest. It's not easy to not zone everyone out! #bebetter52 #justsayhello 3mon

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heart_da_beach I'm working from Starbucks today while the Internet is out at home, and the people watching is fantastic! A car full of teenagers pulls up to the drive-thru and the guy has an umbrella in the back because it just started raining. Not sure about the long-term efficacy of his solution but it made for a good laugh. PS. Get the passion fruit mango herbal tea and have it steeped in milk instead of water. (It's called a tea latte.) Warm deliciousness in a cup. You're welcome! 3mon
  •   sarjaypete Sounds yummy, and this is hilarious 3mon
  •   cristen222 Lol! So awesome! Only in Cali. 3mon
  •   treasuresofhope oh my. Kids 3mon
  •   alexandraromney Hahahaha that's hilarious!3mon
  •   doeblerette Dorks, ha ha Your drink sounds good, I'll have to try thank you very much. 3mon
  •   laurawesty Okay. I just walked to starbucks to try this and they said the passion fruit would make the milk curdle. So weird! They told me they can't do tea lattes with citrus... Lame! 2mon
  •   laurawesty Oh and so they did it with mint. 2mon
  •   heart_da_beach @laurawesty Yucky!! I had the passion fruit one twice at two different locations. Try the pineapple Kona pop. That one is good too. Sorry about the mint! 2mon

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