Birthdays, yard work, and a great run


Saturday- 4 miles outside with Alyssa


Friday night we headed north for my nephews birthday party. It was so much fun to watch him smash his cake! If you’re local 9Utah)and looking for a cake follow Emily on instagram, her cakes are adorable!

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Saturday morning I met up with Alyssa for a run on the trails by my house. It was a perfect morning and we had a great run and loved catching up. She’s coming back from an injury and rocked 4 miles at a 9:30 avg pace. Seriously, doesn’t get much sweeter than that girl.

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After my run, the boys and I spent all day outside in the yard. My dad helped us a lot too. Seriously, we filled my in laws Tahoe full of stuff for the dump. And we still have a lot to do.

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After(cleaned up the ivy, now you can see the rock wall and I’m planning on painting the deck railing soon)

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That night I got to watch my nephews. We had a lot of fun eating pizza, cookies, and popcorn. Yes, I do bribe my nephews into loving me with food. And guess what? It works=)

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J loved helping feed baby P

Sunday we went to church, had my in laws for dinner, made more cookie(that bribery works on adults too) and just chilled. It was the best.

Now it’s Monday. I’m hoping to get a lot done and hopefully get a longish run in(5-6 miles), wish me luck!

what’s on your agenda today?

when you go on vacation are you a chill type, or a go, go, go type?

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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11 Responses to Birthdays, yard work, and a great run

  1. absgoldberg says:

    awww, what a cute little trio. I too bribe people into loving me with food, one of the main reasons my family keeps me around πŸ˜‰

  2. Piper's Run says:

    I’m on the road with work this afternoon so I am really looking forward to my run tonight! I like to be a bit of both when on vacation….relax and go with it but have a few things planned too πŸ™‚

  3. Enjoy Monday runday!! Looks like you had a great run with your friend!! Have a great week girl!

  4. Great weekend! Happy birthday to your nephew, so cute! I am all about go go go on the vacation but also relaxing depending on the vacation. Today is work and running πŸ™‚

  5. I usually chill out on vacation (if its a warm beach place). Today I’m working and then I need to run!

  6. Meghan says:

    What an awesome run after an injury! I am usually starting back over after any injury! πŸ™‚ Looks like you guys had great weather too! πŸ™‚ And running with friends is absolutely the very best thing to do ever.

  7. Oh it’s totally acceptable to bribe nieces and nephews with food. That means you are a good aunt. πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait to see the rest of your yard when you are finished; it already looks so much better! I am totally jealous that you have someone you can run with. I am really wanting to find a running club or something where I have a group of runners to support me. I am usually definitely a go go go person, but I am learning that sometimes it’s good to just relax.

  8. I bribe everyone with food to love me… that’s the only reason I have friends πŸ˜‰ I spent an hour in my gym this morning and now I’m working and then spending the rest of the day getting homework done. When I’m on vacation, I’m a mix of both. I love doing activities, but I also love having some down time to relax!

  9. You’re so sweet πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to keep getting stronger so we can do better and better runs! Oh my, those three are too cute! J is adorable as always.

  10. Your yard looks so great! You definitely have an entertaining home, those are the best kind! And I love that smash cake, too stinkin’ cute.

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