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So I Tried to Jog Again + Flower Advice

Yesterday’s weather was absolutely perfect! I felt great most of the day and knew when I got home I wanted to head out for a long walk with the pup. We walked down to the little lake near our house, instead of doing our usual wooded loop. I wanted to cover a little more ground than we have in the past few days and I’m so glad we did. We walked 2.64 miles, soaked up some sun, and enjoyed the fresh air.

saucony iso triumph womens shoes

I wore one of my absolute favorite shoes and was once again reminded WHY they are my favorite! Holy moly, the Saucony ISO Triumph is seriously maybe the most comfortable shoe I own. Not even kidding. They are so lightweight and the cushioning in them is phenomenal.

On the way home from our walk, I got this crazy wild hair and thought I’d try to jog a little and see how it felt. I haven’t RUN since the hot chocolate 5k the weekend before we found out, so I knew it would probably not feel that great. I was right, and within 30 seconds of a light jog, my hips were instantly “what are you doing?!!!” So I stopped, and resumed my walk. But, I tried! I might try a light jog again in a few weeks if this back issue calms down, but for now I’m still content with racking up my miles walking. It’s amazing how fast your body mechanics change and shift when you’re pregnant!

Wanted: Flower and Gardening Advice

This weekend I’m hoping to get in another good long walk or two, and maybe even some gardening! Adam planted some flowers in our backyard a couple weekends ago and now I think I have green thumb fever. If there’s such a thing. I’m itching to add some more color to our backyard! I’m thinking azaleas, zinnias, a hydrangea bush, a rhododendron, and maybe some more easy to plant filler flowers. Or something, I don’t know! I know nothing when it comes to gardening, but I do know that those are a few of the flowers I’m always commenting on! My wedding bouquet and bridesmaid flowers were all hydrangeas, so I’d especially love to have a hydrangea bush to be able to make my own arrangements for the kitchen table one day. Let’s just reminisce for a second…

hydrangea bouquet

hydrangea bridesmaid flowers

hydrangea wedding

I made a Pinterest board for inspiration, which you can browse below. I’d love more ideas for EASY flowers/shrubs to manage, plants that would look good in a more “natural” backyard, and any tips on when to plant/how much sun do they need?? Our backyard is pretty rustic, but we have carved out two decent sized mulch “flower beds” that we’re trying to improve, slowly but surely.

Follow Sarah’s board Backyard Flowers on Pinterest.

What flower/gardening advice would you share? What are your favorite backyard flowers? Did you feel strange when you ran pregnant? What are you doing this weekend?

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    Shay @Great, Now What
    May 1, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Ugh- I’m the worst gardener… But love the hydrangea idea! They were our wedding flowers too 🙂

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      Sweet Miles
      May 1, 2015 at 2:23 pm

      Haha me too! I bet they were gorgeous 🙂

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    May 1, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Super cheesy, but I think you should plant either a blue or pink hydrangea bush whenever you find out if ya’ll are having a boy or girl 🙂 We received a blushing bride pink hydrangea bush as a wedding gift- and it was one of my favorites <3

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    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    May 1, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Your bouquet was so beautiful! I have no idea about gardening otherwise I’d love to offer you some advice.

    And I feel so bad, I didn’t get a chance to congratulate you on your pregnancy! That is so exciting! Congrats to you and your hubby!!
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    Molly Rose
    May 1, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Good for all those pregnant runners out there but it seriously sounds so awful to be jogging with a heavy belly. No thanks! I love that you are racking up miles walking with your bambino, gotta do what feels best! PS you made those shoes sound so comfy, now I wanna pair! 🙂
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    Morgan @ Managing Mommyhood
    May 2, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    I stick to super easy Tulip and daffodil bulbs since they are the most simple and low maintenence.. definitely not a gardener! But you pinterest board i making me want to reconsider!!! So vibrant And pretty
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    Liv @ Healthy Liv
    May 2, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Ahhh, I love your wedding flowers! The green flowers against the gray dresses is such a pretty contrast. Not much gardening experience here, or else I’d love to help 🙂
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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    May 4, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Try an annebelle hydrangea. Huge white flowers– so pretty and easier to care for than other varieties. I’d also talk with your local gardening center. They have such great advice and usually people who can help you decide what works for your location.
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