TGIFriday Faves.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!! Another wonderful weekend is upon us. Hope you have a little celebrating in store!

I am running the Rock n Roll Dallas half marathon on Sunday! As most of you know I’ve done this race for several years…actually I ran the inaugural race back in the day! It’s one of my favorite half marathons and thanks to Brooks I’m able to run it again this year.

Let’s recap this week’s faves!

-Chia pudding from Green House Market at the DFA yoga event on Wednesday. I must recreate this stat! It was actually so good and refreshing. It would totally make a perfect on the go breakfast.

The importance of easy run days. Yes, yes and more yes.

20 things that only runners know to be true. 3, 4 and definitely 19.

-I know I never really talk about beauty stuff but I’m absolutely loving Hask Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner. All natural and just makes my hair so happy. Ulta, Target and so many places have it…get you some!

-This, because it’s oh so true.

Have a great Friday!

How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? Are you wearing your green?
But of course!

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Well hello there! Hope you all are having a wonderful Friday. I am back with my favorites from this week! Very much looking forward to some fun this weekend. I’ll be long running it and doing some St. Patrick’s Day celebrating with friends! Good times.

On to my faves from the week!

Which type of coffee best describes your running personality? Oh goodness…hard to pick just one. I think I’ll have to go with iced.

The cutest pool floats for adults…thank you Pinterest. Yes I am already ready to be by the pool in the hot Texas sun. Hey, you gotta get ready, right? Just give me a watermelon floatie and I’m good to go.

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-Crazy beautiful flowers at the end of my 10 mile route the other day. It’s looking like springtime is finally starting to make its way to Texas.

-Fiona Apple…I know, so random, right? I’ve had a crazy obsession with playing her Tidal album all this week after playing around on Spotify. She just makes my inner hippie soul happy.

These leggings below courtesy of Brooks…aside from these crazy colorful ones they are absolutely one of the most comfortable ones that I own. Perfect for both running and gettin’ your stretch on.

-Seeing all of the awesome posts on International Women’s Day the other day. Such an awesome day to celebrate ladies and be supportive of one another.

That’s all for this week! Enjoy your weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? Is it finally starting to look like springtime where you are?

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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.

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Hi there and TGIF! Hope your Friday is off to a fantastic start. I’m ready for some relaxation, running (shocker), and also fun friend time!

Sheree from RHOA knows what’s up. BTW who has been watching this show lately? So freaking juicy this season.

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

-Bright and beautiful colorful leggings courtesy of Brooks Running. Get you some! They are oh so comfortable too…I need them in every design imaginable.

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The importance of self love as a runner. Could not agree more.

Sweet potato nachos! Need to make. Someone have a party so we can share.

-All signed up for the Rock n Roll Dallas Half Marathon. I’ve been doing lots of ultras and longer stuff but honestly I’d like to PR the 1/2 distance this year and have signed up for a few races to get me there. Should be fun.

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-A fantastic Wine Wednesday…this week it was merlot. Merlot and a sunset can’t be beat.

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

What are you up to this weekend?
Running, CycleBar, fun friend time.

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Hey there and happiest of Fridays to you! This weekend we are supposed to have some pretty incredible weather. I mean really, 80 degrees!? I’m thinking the pool sounds good right about now! But I’ll settle for brunch and a patio, thank you very much.

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Let’s get to this week’s faves!

2017 swimwear…I have my eye on some of these halter top bikinis. WANT.

-Quinoa salads…greek style with lots of cucumbers and red onion. I could eat this all day every day.

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-A stunning sunrise Friday run. I rarely run on Fridays but since I took a rest day earlier this week it was the most perfect day for it. The weather was crisp and cool too. Love.

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My new Uplift Crossback sports bra. I need one in every color. Thank you, Brooks Running.

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

What are you up to this weekend?
Getting back into the running groove, brunch, and some glorious YOGA.

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Hey there and happiest of Fridays to you!! I don’t know about you but I’m ready to ride on into the weekend! Let’s talk about this week’s faves real quick, shall we?

Hello sweet new trail AND road shoes from Brooks! I haven’t really discussed this with you all because some things were in the works but I’m happy to announce I am now partnering with Brooks to introduce some exciting new swag!!

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I can’t wait to share more about this sponsorship. I’m totally already in love with the Ghost 9s and my Pure Grit 5s for the trail. Seriously…like running on clouds.

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Mash ups – honey caramel and feta popcorn I found at the Sunflower Shoppe. Talk about snack heaven. It’s quite dangerous really.

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My running totals are in for the month of January. Totally blew right by that 300 mile mark! That’s the most mileage I’ve probably done ever in 31 days. Proud mileage mama over here.

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GIFs that accurately explain the necessary evils of foam rolling. Oh yes.

Currently dreaming of beach weather and being able to wear cute bohemian maxi dresses like this one. Tell mother nature to chill out on this cold weather and bring my sunshine back.

That’s all for this week! Next week I’ll have some more fun stories to tell. Catch you on the flip side.

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Ahhh….this view. Coronado Beach, I will get to see you in June.

Anyone else ready for some beach weather? Let’s plan a vacation. 

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Finally Friday! Hope you have some fun weekend plans. I’ve got rest, relaxation and running on the agenda. It has definitely been a long week and I am ready to let my hair down!

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

-Ridiculously awesome sunrises all week long. I am in heaven. Makes the perfect background for my morning runs for sure.

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Funny running memes for marathoners. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone on a ‘short’ 10 mile run. Hilarious.

Matcha honey hot chocolate with toasted marshmallows? Gimme.

-Butternut squash spirals. Ya’ll I am obsessed. Makes for the most perfect pasta substitute AND it’s already prepared. Do you know how tough it is to spiralize a butternut squash?? Takes all of the guesswork out and delicious too.

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My brand new FREE swag I got from Lululemon for doing one of their distance challenges on Strava. I kind of blew it out of the water after running these 80 mile weeks (humblebrag) but I figured I’d play anyway. Hello, new free speed shorts and top. Love it love it.

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

What are you up to this weekend?
Running, escaping & getting off the beaten path, brunch, straight chillin’.

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Hey there and Happy Friday to you all! The weather is sunny and beautiful down in Dallas so this makes me want to do a happy dance. Like the Real Housewives of Atlanta kind of happy dance. Hope you all have a fun weekend planned!

Let’s get to the faves this week!

10 things you do on the run that aren’t acceptable in real life. I wish holding encouraging signs at random was a thing. I personally think that would be awesome.

-Happy hour cycle class. Yes, vino after spin makes me all sorts of happy.

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-Dresses with pockets. I just think they are the best thing ever.

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Fresh cucumber salsa. Yum yum. Must try.

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-And remember this. So true. So motivational.

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

What are you up to this weekend? Anything fun?
I have a few things up my sleeve, as usual.

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Happy Friday to you! Good times. Good times indeed!

This gif, I tell ya. It never gets old.

Let’s get to the faves, shall we? So many faves, so little time.

-This song. Ya’ll, I’m bringing it back. It’s just so catchy.

-The sunsets lately have been pretty on point. Perfect for a double run day. My favorite thing is that 2nd run of the day especially after a crazy time at work. Getting all the stress out and running fast is my jam.

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Aikido principles that can benefit your running? I am all about it.

-A fun time at the last elite Yelp event…blowout bash at the Drybar salon in uptown Dallas. Getting your hair done for free with cupcakes and wine? I’m sold.

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-Chopped salads all day long. This one was so good because it had bits of cilantro hidden in it. I had to throw some cucumbers and cherry tomatoes in there. Yum. I know what I’m having again for lunch.

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How was your week? What are you looking forward to this weekend?
Running, relaxing and unwinding time!

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Hey there and happy Friday to you! I’m doing the payday Friday dance over here looking like Phaedra from RHOA. Over the moon excited and dancing in my chair at the office.

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

-A colorful sunrise with pretty pinks in the sky. Perfect ending to Wednesday’s 10 mile run.

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-Speaking of EPIC runs, I am a horrible person and forgot to recap LAST weekend’s 33 mile extravaganza! We literally ran from Dallas to downtown Ft. Worth and I got to see both city skylines. It was amazing. Loved doing that run with such awesome people. I am still riding the high from those miles.

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5 ways that runners can go from good to great. I am digging the flywheel concept.

Filter out the noise. Yes, yes and yes. Working on this a lot lately.

-7 eleven coffee on super chilly days. Oh thank heaven.

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Well gotta run! (Literally, lots of running happening this weekend! Catch you on the flip side.)

What are you up to this weekend?
Teaching a class at the gym, running (trails too!) and relaxing. In that order.