Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

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TGIF, happy Friday and all of that jazz! Hope the sunshine is shining where you’re at and you have a great weekend planned. I’ve got running, relaxing and perhaps a bit of productivity on the agenda! So happy that my 50 mile ultra race is behind me (thanks for the kudos) and I can have a bit more fun and let my hair down this weekend. Should be a good one.

Let’s get to my faves from this week!

Tried and true socks for the run. I’m definitely in need of some new ones so making a list of these.

23 recipes for Mother’s Day weekend. That blueberry cucumber salad is calling my name.

-Loving this blog I discovered showcasing Black women trail runners and ultrarunners!! I have found my people.

-And finally, your Friday funny.

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Have a great one!

What’s on tap for your weekend!? Any poolside time in your near future?

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happy Friday! Hope you have a fun and productive weekend in store. It has definitely been a BUSY work week around here and I’ve been seriously just trying to maintain my sanity. But hanging in there!! Morning run in the ‘hood does the mind and body some good.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

This 15 minute foam roller workout is what you need right now. Definitely taking advantage of this as of late.

Quiet mornings with espresso. Sometimes quiet mornings are hard to achieve (being that I work in production at a TV station with extroverted creative people) but these times bring my little ambivert heart joy.

My VERY first floatation therapy session this week! It was incredible and I am now a believer. Soaking in millions of pounds of Epsom salt does the body some good.

Back on my chillhop listening game this week. This playlist is my favorite right now.

And finally, your Friday funny.

Make it a great Friday! And an even better weekend.

What is on tap for your weekend?
Doing a little birthday weekend celebrating, running, brunching.

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happy Friday! Hope you have a productive and fun weekend in store. This has been a busy week for me work wise so I’m ready for things to slow down a bit. Running and brunch though are definitely on the agenda! Let’s get to this week’s faves!

How Olympian Ajee Wilson keeps her cool. First of all she is gorgeous and I love hearing about how badass women get after it and still remain gorgeous and killing it in the game.

I’m obsessed with this lavender and chamomile essential oil. Literally I keep it in my office space and apply whenever I feel stress. It literally has saved my life all week this week.

Re-watching the 1st season of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City after hearing about Jen Shah and her troubles. Man she was really unhinged on this show! Whitney was my favorite.

Looking at new apartments. Actually I am trying to decide if I should stay in my current place but rent is skyrocketing and I may as well have a house at this point? What would you do – stay or go? I think I need a change in my environment…

And finally, your Friday funny.

What is on tap for your weekend? Do you like cauliflower?
I actually prefer it uncooked fresh and raw. Dipped it some delicious hummus.

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happy Friday! GOOD FRIDAY at that. It should be a beautiful weekend in the neighborhood. Hope you have some fun plans in store.

Let’s get to my faves from this week!

Guidelines for successful high intensity training. Great points here.

Back on my vanilla chai tea kick. Definitely an afternoon delight.

Surprise inside mini Easter bundt cakes! The cutest.

A little cheesy GOOD FRIDAY funny for your weekend.

Have a beautiful day!

What’s on tap for your weekend?! Are you making any fun Easter goodies?

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Hello Friday! It is nice of you to come around again. I managed to roll outta bed for some sunrise miles and they were just wonderful. Right on time to catch these rays. Highlight of my week this week that is for dang sure.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Ramp up your race fitness with these four progression runs. Definitely a good way to build efficiency.

Smoked salmon deviled eggs. I will say I’ve been the biggest smoked salmon fan lately. Getting those omega 3s.

These fast and free Lulu shorts. I’m all for the compression style shorts lately plus with pockets – I’m sold.

7 healthy breakfast casseroles to fuel your day. I’ve been meaning to make a breakfast casserole for the weekend. Plus love the vegan options.

Have a great day and weekend. Go bask in the sunshine and get you some vitamin D. 

How was your week? What are you looking forward to this weekend?

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Happiest of Fridays to you! It was one of those mornings where I kinda just popped out of bed for a run. Love when that happens. Especially since it has been a bit of a struggle bus week with the time change. But check out this glorious AM run view.

Let’s get to my faves from this week!

5 ways to enhance your sleep. Honestly I don’t know how this isn’t like a top priority for everyone. Especially as I age I just realize how golden sleep really is. For my mood, my skin, my outward look on life. Sleeping, running, look cute, eat. Repeat. Haha.

40 favorite books of runners right now. I really want to read Meb’s book. I mean. Really…what a great dude.

Yes, it is #flashbackFriday so I had to throw this one in there.

10 excellent AirBnBs for a slightly more adult spring break. I mean…wow.

The simplified guide to speedwork. I keep saying that hills are speedwork in disguise.

And finally, your Friday funny.

Have a great weekend!

What is on tap for your weekend? Are you having some good weather in your neck of the woods?!

It is a perfect high of 60 something degrees down in Dallas today.

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!

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Happy Friday to ya! Hope you have some good weather in your neck of the woods for the weekend! Things have made a beautiful turn here in Texas and it is basically spring. Cloud cover this AM for the run then the sun came out. Temps have been in the 60s and 70s all week! Woohoo for that.

Let’s get to the faves!

I went to the cutest little café / boutique this week and discovered what I have been missing all of my life HORCHATA LIP BALM. Guilty pleasure that is for sure.

3 towns for your next RUN-CATION. Providence is an interesting option. I do love me some California for running.

My sweet new kicks. I’ve been running WILD all week. These babies are oh so comfortable and my tootsies love them.

5 types of foods to never eat before a run. I agree with the fiber. NOT A FAN and my tummy gets mad but I do love me some simpler more bland snacks. If I eat at all. Toast with PB or AB.

 

Have a great (hopefully sunny) weekend!

Doing anything fun outdoors this weekend (besides running) perhaps some outdoor yoga?!! What do you eat before and/or after a run? Do tell!

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happy Friday! I don’t know about you but I am super READY for some free time this weekend!! I was up for an early run before the busy workday and it was just what I needed. Working out the crazy thoughts in this brain of mine.

Post winter storm has been kind of nuts especially in my neighborhood with everyone working on repairs and such. I was so thankful to not experience any issues in my personal living space but a lot of folks did. It is one of those times where you really have gratitude for a (literal) roof over your head and running water. Real talk.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Moves to add to your routine for body maintenance and self-care. Forever a fan of all of the hip mobility things.

10 tasty and fresh spring recipes. Intrigued with the shaved asparagus salad.

The fact that my tax return came in. Just in time to pay bills and rent HAHA. But hey, it does help to pay your taxes early. Well at least I have a few extra pennies to buy a pedicure.

Excited to be teaching a brand new spin class at a brand new gym! Check the schedule if you want to attend and book your bike.

Loved this mask I tried last night. It really gave my skin a nice glow and put some moisture back in. Especially after the crazy cold weather.

Plus, your Friday funny. 

Share some happy thoughts with me from your week! Have a great weekend.

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Happy Friday, TGIF and all of those good things! This morning was a run for my sanity. I tell you what it was a bit of a struggle bus fest because my bed was so cozy but I made it out the door in the chilly temps. The sunrise was quite glorious so all is well in the world.

Let’s get to my faves this week!

-I passed my 2nd to last test for EDG cycle at Lifetime Fitness!! With flying colors. Y’all I am so ready to get over this hill. My last ‘test out’ is also happening SOON, then they will be putting me on the schedule in the evenings like I was at 24. Soon and very soon I am going to be teaching again, social distance style. And it is a different format than I am used to but I love learning and adding things to my skill set and bag of ‘tricks’, so to speak.

Delectable (and creative) super bowl recipes. I think I’m going to make sheet pan shrimp nachos a thing.

How a run and a good night’s sleep might affect your immune response to the COVID vaccine. I actually signed up for mine so we will see what happens.

-And finally, your Friday funny.

Share some highs (or lows) from your week!