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?

TGIFriday Faves.

Oh heck yes! It’s Friday and that deserves some sort of celebration. I am in need of my chill weekend time for sure. Running, maxin’ and relaxin’ and good times with friends! Can’t wait.

Let’s get to the faves from this week!

-Scoping out summertime party recipes on Pinterest. I’m pretty sure I need to be making this pineapple salsa immediately.

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-Tina’s post on HRG about something every runner needs to do. Preach, girl!

-A fun happy hour jaunt with my run club. I never thought running in 98 degree heat could be so enjoyable. First running, then wine.

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-Pretty maxi dresses like this one…I kind of get never tired of maxis. Even though they are basically just crotchless yoga pants. Gotta love it.

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

What are you up to this weekend? Anyone going on summer vacation/weekend getaway soon?
I’m thinking a visit to down to the TX hill country for some wine tasting would be nice. Hmm…

TGIFriday Faves.

Hello Friday! I don’t know about you but I am ready for a few days off to let my hair down and get my dance on. Kinda like this girl. Friday calls for a dance party for sure.

Let’s just cut straight to the chase with this week’s faves!

-Wearing my Rock n Roll San Diego shirt on the run this week. I think I left my heart in California! Good thing I’ve already signed up for the marathon next year.

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Run Your Own Race. Yes. Always this. I can dig it.

-Coffee humor on Pinterest. Why oh why don’t I ever get tired of Pinterest? I’ve been pinning all of the coffee things lately.

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-Thursday morning track party. I’m in love with rocking out to songs on my Spotify and doing some speedy strides on the track. I’m going to have to throw in some Yasso 800s soon.

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Coldplay’s Hymn for the Weekend. Just cuz it’s super catchy.

What are you up to this weekend? Who is long running it or doing a summertime race?

TGIFriday Faves.

Happy Friday! Who is ready for the long holiday weekend?! *raises both hands*

Hope you all have some fun in store for the next few days. Mine will be filled with some poolside time, letting my hair down and of course getting my run on with good buddies! Let’s get to this week’s favorites!

What I like about running. Yes to all of these. Especially the part about the running gear.

-A sweaty power packed spin session this a.m. with Cat and Brittany. I tell ya after a few classes I’m starting to get completely hooked onto SoulCycle. My wallet is not as happy with this fact. Oh well, YOLO!? Fun fun.

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-All of the summer fruits lately…I’m back on my mango kick. There is a secret to cutting it you know. I actually didn’t know this up until about a year or so ago and it has been life changing.

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-Halter top bikinis…I want one in every color. Makes my soul happy.

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What are you up to this festive 4th of July weekend? Anyone racing or long running it?
Yep…5k and of course a long run! Just cuz I can.

TGIFriday Faves.

Well hello there, Friday! Nice to see you again. I am definitely ready for some free time this weekend to let my hair down after a crazy week of work! It has been a good week…just a little busy. Time to slow things down a bit.

I see some pool time, sunshine, brunching and of course running in my future!

Yes…Teresa said it best.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

8 running drills that will make you a better runner. High knees and butt kicks are my favorite.

-Fun times on the track this week. So glad to be back to working on a little speedwork…feels good.

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-This top…obviously I am going to need it for the 4th of July.

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This song. It’s been in my head all week long. So catchy.

-Eating all of the watermelon, all of the time. Yum yum.

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-The sky this week has been all kinds of ridiculously beautiful shades. Thus why I love my early morning runs.

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What are you up to this weekend? Do you see any pool/outdoorsy time in your future?

TGIFriday Faves.

Hello and TGIF! Hope you are celebrating this very special day with a dance (or twirl) of some sort. I don’t know about you but it has been a long week of work and I’m more than ready for the weekend and some sunshine! Bring it on!

I am twirling in the office as we speak…thank you Kenya Moore for the motivation.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

-The 90s R & B station on my Spotify. Love love and love some more.

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An uncomplicated guide to running and life. I can dig it.

-Squeezing in a fun happy hour night with my Yelp buds this week. Martinis and lettuce wraps for the win.

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Okay, but first…wine. Obviously I need this shirt. As well as the coffee one.

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The most effective running workouts if you only have 10, 20, 30 or 40 minutes. Progression runs are the best.

-Oh and loving this. Actually I think I need more friends that LIKE to get up at 5 AM? I don’t think I have very many of those. Hilarious.

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-The fact that Starbucks has Father’s Day gift cards you can send via email makes me very happy. My shopping is done! Thankfully my dad loves coffee just as much as I do.

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

TGIFriday Faves.

That Friday feeling…is the best feeling! I hope you all had a great week!! So happy that this work week for me was rather short after being on vacation…and we are already rolling back into the weekend!

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Katy Trail 5k fun last night. I had so much fun running with these crazy awesome kids. This particular run is the best because you run (in insane heat, it was 90 degrees at 7 pm) and then have free food and drinks in the park. Yes, I will run for margaritas…thank you.

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Better Buzz Coffee…yes this java joint is in San Diego but I am forever in love. Acai bowl and almond milk honey latte for the win.

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Palm trees…just because I don’t get to see them often down in Texas. I made sure to take all of the palm tree pics before I left California on Tuesday.

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My RnR San Diego Marathon medal from Sunday…well deserved after doing all of that hill climbing. I loved this race though…already planning on running it again in the future.

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Listening to my local runner friend Angela’s seasonal race picks…this girl I tell ya, she knows her stuff. I am already adding some of her recommendations to my list.

What are you up to this weekend?
Long running it and of course some brunch time with friends.

Are you enjoying the sunshine where you are?
Yep…we are already up to highs in the 90s all week long!