Getting Marvelous Again!

April 8, 2013 at 9:13 am 3 comments

Happy Monday!

Usually, Mondays are pretty busy for me. I never really have the time or energy to sit down and write, so I’m writing this on Sunday instead! I don’t know why I never thought of this before? I haven’t joined in the “Marvelous in my Monday” party in a while, so it’s about time I did again! Go visit Katie to see other mimm posts!

This weekend was filled with lots of fun things. Plus the weather was amazing! I kicked off the weekend with a 5 mile pre-race run.

first run

I kept this run nice and easy because I knew I’d run hard at the race later on that morning.

first run 2

After the first 5 miles, I ate a pack of sports beans and went to run the Helen Keller Wellness 4 mile and 1 mile race. There were some Team Total Health members running as well!

The race was definitely hard. I was really feeling those previous 5 miles, but I pushed myself and kept an average 8:53 pace. Then I ran the mile so that I could hit 10 miles for the day. I was beat by then and only managed an 8:45 mile.


Both times were good enough for first place in my age group though! Hooray for small races! 😉 And Team Total Health took home 12 trophies in all!

Later that afternoon, Chad and I leashed up the pups and went for a walk down to the park. We’re so lucky to live within walking distance of the park!


After a morning of running and an afternoon of walking, I was exhausted. But I mustered up enough energy to make dinner. I tried out a cauliflower pizza crust again (last time it was a fail), and it was awesome!


I loved being able to eat an entire half of a pizza and it still be semi-healthy! And the fact that I’d run 10 miles that morning meant I deserved a treat. 🙂


Sunday was pretty marvelous as well. Church, lunch with my family, couch time, games with our youth group, and ending the night with the new episode of Game of Thrones. The Walking Dead may be over for now, but at least we’ve got Game of Thrones now!

I’d have to say that the best thing that happened on Sunday was this…


Suzy (Drew’s new fiance) proposed asked me to be a bridesmaid! I’m so excited to help plan and be apart of their big day!!! 🙂

Now let’s spread the marvelousness…. tell me something marvelous about your weekend! Anything at all!



Entry filed under: Food, MIMM, Running.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. di @ life of di.  |  April 8, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I have been wanting to try cauliflower crust for awhile. It sounds like such a great substitute and it looks like yours turned out so well! 🙂

  • 2. Alex @ therunwithin  |  April 8, 2013 at 11:07 am

    gosh that pizza looks good, you nailed the crust. way to go on first place in your age group, what an accomplishment

  • 3. jessielovestorun  |  April 8, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Congratulations on both first place finishes. Too cool, and such an awesome accomplishment ❤


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Hello, I'm Grace! I'm a 24 year old living in a small town in Alabama. I'm married and have the most amazing job teaching music to elementary students. I blog about healthy eating, exercising, running, and the random things that happen in my life. I've recently completed my second half marathon and can't wait to pursue that 26.2!

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