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.

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.

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.

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there! It’s Friday, and I’ve got my coffee. So clearly all is good in the world. Hope you have a fun weekend in store! I definitely do. Running, yoga, and plenty of time outside enjoying the sunshine is on tap!

Let’s get to the Friday faves, shall we?

-Enjoying my runs this week in my new Brooks Ghost 9s. Yes, I am on a quest to get these shoes in just about every color.

-Frozen mimosas? How genius is this idea…please someone sign me up. I’ll meet you with one of these on the patio.

-Discovering new coffee shops in my ‘hood. Society Coffee is where it’s at. Can we please just put fancy coffee shops inside of every gas station now? Specifically with kombucha on tap as well? Thanks in advance.

-Spending a little more time with the kettlebells as of late. Yes, all I need in life is kettlebells and coffee. Okay, and maybe a run. Guilty as charged.

-And this, because shenanigans are wonderful. That is all.

Have a great weekend!

What are you up to this weekend? Doing anything fun in the sun?

TGIFriday Faves.

I don’t know about you but it’s Friday and I’m feeling like that surely calls for a celebration! Hope you have some fun in store for your weekend!

Let’s recap this week’s faves!

-Bell pepper nachos. This made for a fun little dinner project for me this week. They actually turned out fantastic! The more goodness you add in there the better. I made these vegetarian style but you can add chicken or turkey too. They are also amazing with goat cheese and/or avocado!

The secret language of runners. Oh my goodness. It’s like they think they know me or something.

-This runner’s must do strength workout. I have been all about the planks lately.

-“Coffeeology” from my favorite little coffee shop. Yet some more lango that I speak very well.

-Spring and summer sundresses with fun prints. I just want to wear dresses all day long (when I’m not wearing running clothes, of course)

Queens are born in April…yes, that would be me. My birthday month begins tomorrow and this makes my soul happy.

-Current mood. A beach view and coffee. This will be me on my birthday weekend when we go to Galveston for the Divas race. April 26th is the actual day in case you like to buy presents! I’m just saying.

That’s all for this week! Have a great weekend.

What are you loving about today? Favorite things this week?

TGIFriday Faves.

Well, we did it…we made it through the work week. Happiest of Fridays to you! Hope you have some fun and relaxation in store, ladies!! (and gents! No I’m not leaving my men out. I know I have some male readers! Ha.)

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Let’s get to this week’s faves!

-Hello beautiful bluebonnets. Yes, there was a Texas bluebonnet sighting on my run yesterday afternoon. It was so marvelous. This time of year our state flower starts popping up everywhere and it makes my soul happy. It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

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-All of the amazing sunrises (and sunsets) by the water this week. I just wanna play outside in the sunshine all day.

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-Seeing my monthly mileage progress over the last few months. It has literally taken me years to get to this point, ya’ll. Started from the bottom now we’re here. Thank you, strong legs for getting me through.

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-Getting excited about fun girls trips I have coming soon. Galveston for a half marathon on the beach in April and we have already rented a condo. Then the Rock n Roll San Diego marathon with my runner girls in June. California always has a place in my heart and I’m ready to get back to run in SoCal! Bring it on.

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-And I’m going to end with a quote I am loving this week…so relevant to life! Love it love it. Thanks Goldfish Kiss.

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Have a beautiful weekend!

What are you up to this weekend?
Running (of course), yoga (YES!!) and lots of relaxing in the sun.

TGIFriday Faves.

Happy Friday to you! I am thrilled for the weekend and ready to get out and go run with friends! I’ve got some long running, wine time, and a comedy show on the agenda. Bring it on!

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

-Ten Junk Miles. I’m ridiculously obsessed with this new to me running podcast and I think you should be too. Especially if you’re an ultra runner. Or even if you’re not! Check it out and thank me later. Freaking hilarious.

Embracing hard runs. YES. I am all about this lately. It hurts but feels so good when it’s done.

-Fun times with girlfriends yesterday at Yelp Gets Glammed Up. Are you in love with Aveda products? Because I am. So happy to get the opportunity to go to these events. Thank you Yelp Dallas.

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-Getting some good strength training in this week and I’m all about my new Wonder Woman protein shaker. Kettlebell swings are where it’s at.

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-Pretty pink flowers and sky on the run. It has been so hot and muggy here in Texas lately. Someone tell me about how nice and cool it is where you are so I can live vicariously through you.

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Have a great Friday!

What are you up to this weekend? Who is doing something outdoorsy and/or fun?

Friday Faves a Day Early.

Hey ya’ll!! Yes, I sure did say ya’ll…just deal with it. It’s a Texas thang. Hope you are ready for a long weekend like myself! I am off from work tomorrow so very much looking forward to some fun in the sun, lots of running this weekend, and of course friends and family time! I need to get by a pool with a cool beverage in my hand. STAT.

So since tomorrow I’m taking a bit of a blogging hiatus, let’s get to my Friday faves this week! Just a day early.

-Awesome early morning 8 miler today…celebrating Friday eve. Check out that sky.

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Work your hardest TODAY…love this. I need to read this every morning.

-Hibiscus ginger kombucha…so refreshing in the afternoon.

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26 pictures to make you say WTF were they thinking? Really though…cracking me up.

Sweet potato crust pizza? May have to experiment with that this weekend.

That’s all for this week! Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!!

What are you up to this weekend? Anything extra exciting or relaxing?

TGIFriday Faves.

Well hello there Friday! You sure do look good! It’s also a splendid day for some coffee. I am in much need of some fun free time after this long work week. Bring on running and some good times with friends and fam!

And yes…today’s mood…I’m all about the coffee. So, cheers.

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Let’s get to this week’s faves!

A historic bromance…Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse in photos. I don’t know about you but I’ve been glued to the tv screen watching Bolt who is killing it as usual. Fun moment between these two.

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Give yourself a break. Reading this post could not have come at a better time. Love.

-Embracing my wild and free natural curls. Yes…it’s high time to get it straightened but I’m going to enjoy summer hair a little while longer while it lasts. Hashtag no makeup.

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-Cooler temps we’ve has down here in Texas all week long. Morning runs in the 70s in August? Definitely unheard of down here. I am absolutely loving it.

-Stunning sunset after the storm last night coming home from the gym. Heaven is smiling down on us.

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Have a great Friday!

What are you up to this weekend?
Long running it, followed by some r & r and chill time with friends.

TGIFriday Faves.

Happy Friday, TGIF and all of that good stuff! Hope you have some fun in store for your weekend. I’ve got some running planned with friends, brunching and celebrating a couple of birthdays! It should be a good one.

First off let’s all say a special happy birthday weekend to my fabulous, sassy mama! Love you forever and ever.

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Here are some of my favorites this week!

-I have my eye on these Pure Grit trail running shoes. All the more reason to get back on the dirt path very soon.

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-Speaking of trail running, a lovely view from an evening trail run this week with some of my IRC peeps. Having all of that shade definitely helped to keep us cooler from the summer heat.

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If a runner wrote a super honest dating profile. All kinds of hilarious.

-Joining the ranks of the Super Pacers! Love my Marathon Maniacs family. Definitely hit us up if you’re in need of pacers for your next race.

-This Texas coffee mug. I kind of need it in my life.

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What are you up to this weekend? Anything summery and/or fun?