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Fall running + the races I’m running to end out 2022

September came quickly. So quickly, when August 29th stared back at me on the calendar, I realized I had signed up for no races for the rest of the year. Running was not on my mind this summer. After I ran my last race, I put running on the back burner to enjoy the summer. I still ran but took time to back away from training or any thought. I may have pushed running out of the forefront over the summer, but that didn’t mean I stopped running. I did when I caught covid, but that’s another story. Maybe I…

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Summer reading in the month of June

Summer reading in the month of June

It’s time to recap the books I read during June. I had a great month of reading, mainly due to Tot having an hour of swimming lessons every day which I took as my reading time. I am a mystery and murder book gal, but I decided to read some lighter reads for summer. I read many books because I like to borrow books from the library, and all my holds came back.  Basically, I read my entire summer TBR list in the month of June.  I am currently taking book recommendations to finish off my summer reading books.  Please…

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Great American River Run Half Marathon 2022 review

Great American River Run Half Marathon 2022 review

I ran the Great American River Run half marathon over Memorial Day weekend in Memphis, TN. The Great American River Run is a 5k, 10k, and half marathon and is part of the Memphis in May celebration. Last year I ran the 10k and had a positive experience, so I decided to run the half marathon this year. My running has progressed over the year, and it was nice to have some progress to feel comfortable running the half marathon. I registered for the race early on when it was only $45, and I decided to have my packet mailed…

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Favorites lately: home bedding, Netflix, books, and beverages

Favorites lately: home bedding, Netflix, books, and beverages

Welcome to my favorite post—what a way to welcome you back into the blog life. Today, I will talk about some of my favorite things I’ve loved lately. I want to make this a monthly thing, and I hope something I love will maybe be something you love. Let’s get started with the list.  I have some home decor, beverages, books, and more for you to explore. Casaluna bedding is the best. I’ve never spent that much money on my bedding. I always look for the more “expensive” bedding and buy something cheaper. As I grow older, I have learned…

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Taking a break until June 16, 2022

Taking a break until June 16, 2022

To be honest, I have no idea what to do with this space. I’ve been trying to decide on a niche myself, and what I want my brand to be in the future. This is hard. But I will come back with more consistent content.  Feel free to comment on what things you would like covered on the blog, and my other social media platforms. Thank you for being patient with me and continuing to read the blog.  I will relaunch Thursday, June 16, 2022. Life, love, and the pursuit of happiness, Angela

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Episode #5: So I’m bring the podcast back + …

Episode #5: So I’m bring the podcast back + getting to know me

Mom Works It Out Podcast by Angela Gillis Episode #5: So I’m bringing the podcast back + getting to know me April 8, 2022 Introduction: Why I’m bringing the podcast back? My beef with the Apple Watch? I’m in a reading rut but watching too much TV. Question of the week: Are you a curious person, or do you take things at face value without asking questions? Five things to know about me: These aren’t the basic things she likes to run or lost weight. These are five things that you might not know about me. You have to listen…

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Weekly wrap-up #5: hurt back, avocado chickpea toast, reading …

Weekly wrap-up #5: hurt back, avocado chickpea toast, reading and binging tv

Welcome to another weekly wrap-up. It’s the time to talk about the good, the bad, and everything else from the week before on the blog. This week I found myself down with a pulled muscle or pinched nerve in my back. On Tuesday, I reached for my backpack, and I felt a pain in my back. I didn’t think about it and reached down to pick up my backpack after that and went home to work out. The following day, I reached for a toy on the floor, and the same thing happened, but the pain was worse.   My week…

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Weekly wrap-up #4 2022: more running, breaking a hard drive, …

Weekly wrap-up #4 2022: more running, breaking a hard drive, and not enjoying lunch

Welcome to another week of the weekly wrap-up. I can’t believe we’re already at #4. Most importantly, I can’t think I’ve managed to put up a weekly wrap-up so consistently. I hope it’s not the “kiss of death” for saying that so early in the year.   What do I say about this week? Work kept me busy. I’m not complaining about being busy with work. It has been hectic yet fulfilling at the same time. As a small business owner, these are the times we depend on to keep the business rolling all year. Workouts didn’t come easy, but I…

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Weekly Wrap up #3 2022: an easy wholesome week

Weekly Wrap up #3 2022: an easy wholesome week

This week was a slow week for working out since I ran my 5K and half the weekend before. The week brought cold weather, family time, and just enjoying the time at home. I have Reynaud’s Syndrome, so I like to stay inside when it gets cold. We played video games, read books, and of course, started Ozark. It was a wholesome week, which was nice not to do anything. For the first time in a long time, things were calm and unscheduled. Every once in and awhile, that’s a beautiful feeling! Workouts this week: Monday: Rest day Tuesday: Rest Day Wednesday: 30…

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Weekly wrap Up #2 2022: half marathon weekend and changing …

Weekly wrap Up #2 2022: half marathon weekend and changing my diet

Welcome to the weekly wrap-up, and it’s late. Work has kept me busy, but I was about to plan things out for the first time and feel a bit “normal.” I changed my diet, meal prepped some food, and the Louisiana Marathon weekend was my favorite race weekend of the year. No excuses; it just needs to get done. Workouts for the week: Monday: 40 min run. I went into the run wanting to take it easy, and I could go in the morning because I didn’t have to go to work. It felt great getting my workout done in…

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CAMA Bag – The Smaller One – Review

CAMA Bag – The Smaller One – Review

“Disclaimer: I received a CAMA Bag to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!” What do you do with your sweaty clothes after a run? How do you store your dirty clothes when you’re on vacation? No one wants to mix their dirty clothes with clean ones. And I know, after a long run or race, I like to change out of my sweaty clothes before driving home. It’s not pleasant to sit in stinky clothes, and I definitely can’t sit in wet clothes…

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