Friday, Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

TGIF, happy Friday and all of that jazz! Hope you have a lovely weekend planned full of productive and fun things. I was up early this morning for a humid breezy run. The humidity was intense but it was nice and cool so that helped. I guess I had better enjoy these spring-like runs before it gets blazing hot outside. Summer time in Texas can be so brutal with triple digit temps so right now really is one of my favorite times of the year to run.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

-Desi’s world record attempt. I love that elite runners are hoping on board the ULTRA train! Makes my soul happy.

My new favorite pampering facial scrub. Love Aveeno products. This one has been at the top of my list lately.

Roasted cauliflower queso. I feel that it is time that this happens.

-All of spring colors! Frankly I am forever obsessed with mint. I think it is high time I get my nails painted my favorite Essie shade.

-And finally, your Friday funny.

Share some of your favorite things that happened this week!

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Catching Up.

Happy Friday!! What a week it has been down in Texas. I am coming to you from my igloo after surviving ALL of this winter storm craziness.. Happy to report I now have power so all is well in the world. I figure I would take this time to catch you up! Instead of my usual. Check me out next week for the normal regularly scheduled posts.

Since we’ve last talked I actually spent some time in the sunshine state! That is right, your girl was on an actual vacation in Florida. I haven’t had a getaway in over a year! I took the time for some ultimate relaxation. Hanging with friends on a boat. Sipping adult beverages and such.

I was scheduled to just do a long weekend but actually ended up getting stuck in Ft. Lauderdale! The storms in Dallas were so bad that my flight did not end up taking off until Tuesday. I arrived Tuesday evening to ice and snow and crazy conditions. My power went out and I lost water as well due to pipes bursting at my complex. Quite stressful.

Work was also canceled most of the week and roads were crazy iced over. I definitely had wished I had stayed longer on my trip! Thankfully I did not have to deal with the worst of it all since I was away in Florida.

Running this week also took a hiatus while I dealt with this mess. But so glad next week will be normal beautiful Texas weather. 50s and 60s. I considered this week a much needed break for the body.

I did go out for a snowy run yesterday which was actually kind of fun and pleasant. Check out this little winter wonderland. I’ll be venturing out for more miles now that we are above freezing and the snow is melting.

For my friends in Texas dealing with this I hope you all are safe! We will be out of this soon.

Have a great weekend!

Share some tidbits with me! Let’s catch up.

Friday, Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happiest of Fridays to ya! Hope you have some FUN planned this weekend. I am in dire need of sunshine! Thankfully this weekend looks to be promising that and more. Simply cannot wait!

Let’s get straight to this week’s faves!

The best accessories for winter running. Even though we have a warm weekend ahead it has been downright frigid and gloomy! So I have a feeling I will be busting out the gloves again. I am all about keeping the extremities happy.

Calming the monkey mind. All about that.

-Dinner date this week with greens and mango margaritas. Quite lovely.

-Plus, your Friday funny.

What’s on tap for your weekend?
Running, yoga and all of the sunshine.

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TGIFriday Faves.

Hello again Friday!! I am so happy that you are here. Cannot wait for some fun free time this weekend. Why does it seem like this week dragged a bit? Not sure but very happy to let my hair down and enjoy some fun free time. I’ve got a 25K trail race on tap, good times with friends and loved ones and then a whole lot of relaxing on the agenda!

Let’s get to this week’s faves!!

This cute top…I feel like especially living in Texas I’m always needing more long sleeved tops for winter.

18 strength moves you’ve got to try. Love me some russian twists.

28 ways to never have a wardrobe malfunction again. I admittedly have never tried no-tie shoelaces. Clearly its time.

The Forerunner 645 with MUSIC!? Who has one? Tell me all about it…I kind of want one.

That’s all for this week! Have a marvelous Friday.

What’s on tap for your weekend? Any fun races? Who is venturing out to the trails?!

Friday, Fun, Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Yaaas!!! It is Friday! I think that deserves a festive thumbs up don’t you think? Hope you all have a fun weekend planned! I’ll be running the BMW Dallas Marathon on Sunday. I’m ready for the 26.2 mile joyride!!

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And oh yes, I’ve been checking the weather for this weekend, and it is looking oh so glorious. I’m loving some chilly Texas weather.

I really wanted to use the above gif just because it is oh so awesome. And now I want ribs.

Anyway, let’s get into this week’s faves!!

Tips for motivating your 2018 racing season. I am eyeing some pretty awesome races (including trails) for next year. I’m definitely ready to get back on that dirt path!!

-Loving this look. I am in need this fall of some more dark denim.

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-Naughty and nice coffee mugs. I want both.

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Mistletoe ‘ritas!! I love festive drinks with fresh cranberries involved.

-Obsessed with all coasters from the South Austin Gallery. Aren’t they fun?! I have one in my office with the skyline of Dallas and now I want more.

Have a great weekend!

What are you up to this weekend? Is it snowing where you are?!
It was 28 DEGREES this morning! I did a chilly morning run and I am still thawing out.

Friday, Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Hello and TGIF to you! I definitely am ready to have some fun free time this weekend. My weekend is going to consist of some running, playing with friends and brunch time!!

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

-The fact that my fall/winter race calendar is quickly filling up. I am running this Oktoberfest 50k trail run, the Rock n Roll San Antonio half (Thanks to Brooks Running!!) and then the BMW Dallas Marathon 26.2 in December! It feels good to get back to running shorter races again. Well, anything feels short after running 100 miles. HA.

Campfire proof mugs. I want these in every color!! Love love.

10 reasons NOT to run trail marathons and ultras. HAHA. Cracking me up. My feet will never be the same.

12 celebrities running the NYC marathon. Kind of a fun fact thing to know. My NYC marathoner readers, please take pics if you have a celeb sighting.

-Lunchtime running this week. It felt so good to get miles in again on my lunch break. Loving these Brooks Running Pure Flows.

That’s all for this week!

Bonus points if you remember where the above gif is from.

What are you up to this weekend? Is anyone else running a fun festive fall race?

Friday, Fun, Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Happy Friday! Goodness gracious great balls of fire – is it cocktail hour yet? Haha. I am definitely ready for some long running, playing in the sun and relaxing this weekend!!

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

-I scored a sweet deal on these Pure Flow 6’s from Brooks not long ago and I am absolutely loving them! The peacock design makes my soul happy.

Mediterranean sweet potatoes? Sign me up. Cool spin on one of my favorite foods.

Running acronyms to know. Brush up on your lingo.

Is social media helping or hurting your running? Love it. That is real talk right there.

-My nike compression shorts. They are perfect for quick weekday runs. I need a pair in every color.

That’s all for this week! Hope you have an amazing weekend.

What are you up to this weekend?
Running, relaxing, play time with friends as per usual. Also I need a little brunching in my life.

Friday, Fun, Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Hello there and happy Friday to you! It is payday Friday to be exact. So that is a reason to celebrate! I’ve got some running, brunching and playing in the sunshine on the agenda. Good fun!

Without further ado let’s get to this week’s faves!

-Playing on the trails this past week with buds. I am starting to make it a mid week tradition.

4 times you don’t want to run, but should anyway. Preach.

Top 10 running drills for speed and efficiency. I’m all about the butt kicks and the high knees.

21 not boring chicken meal prep ideas. I love mixing things up Mexican style but I’ll have to try the Greek one.

-Blood orange cider. Super refreshing post run! Just a hint of orange goes a long way.

That’s all for this week! Have an amazing weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? Anyone stay-actioning it or traveling somewhere fun?
Staycation FTW.

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TGIFriday Faves.

Can I get a yaaaas for Friday?! I’m not sure if people even still say that anymore but I’m saying it. So there. TGIF!! Hope you have a fun weekend planned.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

12 cheap destination races. I love this concept! The Brokebakes one sounds cool. LOL. Also shout out to Carrollton, Texas.

-Just pool time in general. We have had a ton of rain this week so I’m looking forward to some more sunshine time soon.

-This sky. The reflection off the water was just amazing on Thursday morning’s 10 mile run.

Your new running glossary. Yes and yes some more. Love. Thank you, Brooks Running.

That’s all for this week! Have a lovely Friday.

What’s on tap for your weekend?
Running, hitting up some trails, chill time with good peeps.

Friday, Fun, Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happiest of Fridays to you! I just kind of feel like this day calls for some dancing GIF magic. Friday is always the best day for a dance party!

The gif of little Drake from back in the day? My absolute favorite.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

-Pool time and grillin’ & chillin’ with the bae. There is absolutely nothing better than skewers on the grill…absolute YUM.

The weird and wonderful things about runners. Love love.

Pineapple flip flops…I think I must track these down ASAP.

John Green discusses his take on cheering on other runners. I can dig it.

-This. Because it is oh so true.

Cheers to a fabulous Friday!

What are you up to this weekend?
Pool time, running, relaxing, Mama’s Day celebrating.