Snow, snow, snow

Happy Tuesday from snowy Kentucky!

It started snowing Friday afternoon and has basically been snowing off and on since then! We have about six inches at the most, but in under-prepared western Kentucky, everything has basically been shut down since the first flake.

Here is a picture of our backyard before Murphy and I decided to go play.

Even though we got to leave work early on Friday, Monday was business as normal (at least for us in the newspaper business). The schools are still out and lots of business have limited hours, so it’s been an interesting week trying to contact people for stories and shooting photos.

This also means ALL of my runs are on the treadmill until further notice. Not only are the streets still covered in snow, but none of the parks or trails have even been touched.

At least someone can run in the snow — Murphy has been loving it. He also has been staying with my parent’s through the week since I can’t home for lunch like normal. This was him on Saturday checking out the snow at my parent’s house.

I hope you all are staying warm (and safe!) this week!

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Mid-week thoughts

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Y’all. IT IS COLD. I know you all up north probably think this Kentucky weather is child’s play, (0-20 degrees) but I am not cut out for this. I need sunny and 75.

To make matters worse, my poor husband is sick again. I just want to stay home all day and make him feel better. Thank goodness we have another long weekend ahead. I see lots of movies + time under the blankets on the couch.
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Building a stronger base in preparation for my first marathon is going pretty great. I’m getting in more miles in than I have months, while still taking a slow and controlled approach. Once the new year gets here, things really start ramping up!

Core, hip and glute workout routine. These areas are so important for runners and more often than not, we ignore them! I’ve been trying to do some type of strengthing exercise after every run. Follow me on Pinterest for more workout ideas (@mileswithmeghann)

Price increase ahead! The new year is almost here and it’s time to get your friends to join you (and me!) at the start line for the 2018 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon (or half marathon). Have them register by this Sunday to save up to $20 and get the biggest bang for their buck!
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Christmas 2017

Happy Tuesday, friends! I hope you all had a great Christmas weekend with friends and family and lots of good food. It was a busy weekend for us, but one filled with lots of love.

Ryan’s parents came to town late Thursday, so while we worked on Friday – they shopped. Friday night included steaks at Texas Roadhouse.

Since Ryan had to work for a little bit on Saturday, it gave me some time to do some last minute cleaning and shopping. Once everyone was together we went to the theater and saw Jumanji. (Ryan’s parents had never seen the original, which was crazy to me!)

Trying to get a family picture with Murphy is not the easiest thing to do. 

Christmas Eve is when the fun really started. We had everyone under one roof (my parents and brother + Ryan’s parents) and the first of many homecooked Christmas meals.

Ryan’s dad also got us Bean Boozled. It was hilarious and disgusting.

On Christmas, Ryan and I woke up and eased into our morning. His grandparents and uncle came up from Tennessee for the day, so they met us for presents before heading to my parent’s house where we were hosting Christmas lunch.

We had a great spread (which I forgot to take a picture of) and spent hours telling stories and chatting about life.

All in all, it was a great Christmas. I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life.

How was your Christmas?!

Did you host or travel? This was our first married Christmas not traveling and it was SO nice.

What was your favorite gift? Ryan got me a super cute necklace that I can’t wait to wear every day.

Merry, Merry Christmas

Wishing you a Merry Christmas from Kentucky!

Thank you for your readership, kind words, and kindness over the last year. Thank you for allowing me to share my life with you all! It means a lot.

I hope you are able to spend time with those you love most today. I’ll be back tomorrow with a fun holiday weekend recap 🙂

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Christmas and family time

HAPPY THURSDAY, YALL. I have been counting down all week. Ryan’s parents are coming in this afternoon and will be in Kentucky with us until Tuesday. I am so excited to spend some quality time with both mine and Ryan’s family.

I got in a quick 3 miles this morning because after work we are meeting Ryan’s parents at a local pizza place for supper. We plan on walking around downtown and looking at all the Christmas lights after we eat. I’m so excited! I love holiday events.
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Thankfully my parent’s and Ryan’s family get along great so we will be spending lots of time together. Technically Ryan and I are hosting Christmas lunch — but at my parent’s house since they have more room.
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Anyways, if there is some radio silence on the blog for the next few days, it’s just because I am spending some much-needed quality time with family. I hope you all are able to do the same!

I’ll still have my usual Friday Favorites post up tomorrow, but other than that, I might not check in on the blog until Tuesday.

Follow along on Instagram (@mileswithmeghann) to keep up with holiday weekend + runs.

Manic Monday

Guys. It. has. been. a. day.

Last night Murphy chased a squirrel and HE was the one who ended up getting hurt. (insert face palm emoji) We had to take him to the vet this morning to get sedated, the nail cut and his paw bandaged and then wait for him to come back from loopy town.

Since I was a couple hours late for work, the day flew by since I had so much work to do. Thankfully, this is a short-ish week (I’m leaving a little early on Friday) so I am counting down until I get to spend the holiday weekend with friends and family!

I came across Sarah Marie Design Studio on Instagram and I know I used to follow her but for some reason, I wasn’t currently? So after I clicked Follow, I made sure to look at her page to see what new products she has.

Let me just say I am now thinking about buying this, this and this after Christmas.

This is an old article, but I saw it circulating on social media again today. If this ain’t the most Monday thing to ever happen in race — 8 memorable shoe snafus in races.

I hope your Monday was not as chaotic as mine! I’m hoping to get in 3 treadmill miles when I get home and then make tacos for supper. Fingers crossed the rest of my day goes smoothly.

Friday afternoon ramblings

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Work is over and I have time to kill before our office Christmas (bowling) party. I have so many random things I want to tell you all, so here they are in one sporadic post!

Eminem released his new album today and y’all…Revival is pretty dang good. While I’m not in love with all the songs (like I am with Recovery), they are some pretty solid tracks on this album. Give it a listen if you’re a Slim Shady fan. I’m positive you’ll add some of these songs to your workout playlist.

Reminder to self: no matter of a pinch I’m in, do NOT eat Taco Bell. Ugh. I’ve felt gross all day.

I posted a fun #fridayintroductions on Instagram (@mileswithmeghann) go check it out! I use lots of emojis and tell you random things about myself.

These Santa hat Rice Krispie treats are so cute and would be perfect for an upcoming holiday party. I saw this on Facebook and immediately saved the link for next week.
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I hope you all have a great weekend! I’ll be back here Monday morning. Catch me on Instagram if you want more miles with Meghann 😉

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I love love love Christmas decorations. With less than two weeks until Christmas, my house, the community — everywhere I go is filled with holiday cheer! It makes my heart so full.

I’ve had a countdown going since Dec. 1 and almost all of our presents are wrapped and the under the tree. I’ve mailed Christmas cards and our stockings (monogrammed, of course) are hanging on our living room wall. Now I’m just waiting for the afternoon of the 22nd to be off from work and to have five days filled with food, presents and family time.

I secretly wish I could keep our tree up all year long. Sitting by a lit tree at night with a cup of hot chocolate in hand has to be one of the best things about the holiday. A lit tree just feels so magical! (A picture from earlier this month — now we have wrapped presents under the tree!)
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The only thing I haven’t done this year is watch some of my favorite Christmas movies. I’m determined to watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Elf.

Colored lights or white lights?
What are your favorite Christmas movies?