Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Happiest of Fridays to you! I am sitting here sipping on some cold brew coffee, listening to my bossa nova music via the Candy Music Room, and loving the working girl life. Hope you have something wonderful to look forward to this weekend!!

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

8 easy things for more mindful living. This super speaks to me.

Power packed nutrition. Isn’t it funny when sometimes we crave things that our body truly needs? For me lately it has been CHICKPEAS. Apparently I need more zinc in my life.

Avocado peach summer salad. Love all of the flavors here.

Self talk on the RUN. Good stuff here. Goodness the self talk stuff is more important than we’d like to admit, yes?! This can make or break just about anything especially when it comes to miles. Like last weekend. When I ran more miles than I intended to, I felt like my positive self talk game was on point. Some days you do have it more than others. But it is so crucial especially when it comes to racing time.

And there you have it! Have an awesome Friday. Go do something good for yourself today.

What’s on tap for your weekend? Any treat YOSELF type of plans??

I really need to get a massage. My back is in knots. And a B12 shot but I’ll be getting one of those next week.

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFridayFaves.

Happy Fri-yay! Hope you have a fun weekend in store. We are heating up like crazy in Texas with temps in the 90s all weekend long! I was up this morning for some quick humid miles. Temps were already well into the 80s even bright and early this morning.

Let’s get into some faves!

Makeshift runner recovery tools. I need to invest in one of those massage balls. Til then I’ll do the bottle of water.

13 candles with the airy scents of summer. The “As If” candle is calling my name.

Local honey – all week long for my crazy summer allergies.

Plus your foodie pic of the week- I finally jumped on board to the bougee ramen trend. Grilled chicken ramen with the fixins – I will be returning.

And there you have it! Have a great Friday!

What’s on tap for your weekend?

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

YAY to the Fri-YAY!! Hope you have some fun planned this weekend. I must say even after the rather short work week I am more than READY for some free time! We are back to the summer ‘run my hood’ events with my RUN CLUB this weekend. I’m oh so excited to be getting back to some dang normalcy, finally. We run the ‘hood with our friends and then do a mini fun pool party afterwards. Let’s freaking do this.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Rainbow coconut water spritzers. Who knew I freaking needed this in my life. This is for sure HAPPENING this weekend.

My new fave Chillhop essentials. Summer 2021. Perfect for workdays or when you just need zone out time.

Protecting my PEACE. Someone actually said this to me not too long ago and this week it has really resonated. I’ve been diffusing my Lavender Chamomile essential oils at work too.

The 9 best portable grills you can buy. I just realized I need me a new George Foreman.

And there you have it! Make it a peaceful, productive, fun filled weekend.

What is on tap for your weekend?
Running with friends, spa day with a good girlfriend, brunching of course.

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Happy Friday to ya! Hopefully you have some fun in store for the long weekend!! I will be stay-cationing it but just excited to have a little free time to do some long running and such! It should be a good one.

Let’s get to some of my faves from this week!

The best place in the U.S. for runners. Those of you who know- tell me some good things about the Blue Ridge Mountains! They’re on my bucket list…

My favorite after work sushi happy hour spot. Just makes my soul happy. Plus their yellowtail and cali rolls are totally where it’s at.

The Taco LOCO 100k is back! Just in time for the fall ULTRA MARATHON season! Bring it on.

Some more ‘side hustle’ opportunities on the horizon. It was the light at the end of my work week tunnel. More news on that coming soon.

And finally, your Friday funny.

What’s on tap for your holiday weekend? Any travel plans?
Let me live vicariously through you.

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Happiest of Fridays to ya! Hope you have some fun in store for your weekend. It’s a lovely Friday here and still cloudy but I did get up for a run so of course all is well in the world. The sun did its little “peekaboo” thing before going back into hiding. I think Mr. Sun noticed I wanted to get a pic so he made a cameo and then went back into his man cave.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Here’s why your hamstrings are always tight. Lord knows my hammies are in need of that TLC.

What to make for Memorial Day Weekend!! For some reason pimento cheese has been on my mind lately.

Famous flower shows up at abandoned Bay Area gas station, draws crowds. For some reason I was intrigued by this story when I saw it.

I think I found my summer 50k! I may pull the trigger here soon and sign up. First I have to wrap my head around starting a race at 11 PM.

Your Friday funny.

Have a great day! And an even better weekend.

What is on tap for your weekend? Any poolside plans?
For sure provided we get a little sunshine. I think we have some more rain coming first.

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happy Friday! I was able to get up to get a morning run in before work! So recovery post 50 miler is going so well and I’m so very happy about that. Thankful for getting in some time on the spin bike as well as strength training for getting me though it. Time to celebrate before ramping those miles back up. Of course, right?! I wouldn’t be me if I couldn’t “ramp up the miles” much gratitude for this strong able body of mine.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!!

DJ Shinski mix of the day. This one just makes me dance in the office.

New nails!! Back to not being able to text and type, HA. I like voice texting better anyway.

4 ways to boost the calming power of running. Staying connected is what it is all about.

And now for your Friday funny.

Have a great Friday!

What’s on tap for your weekend? Are you taking your mask off this weekend?
Definitely. But still keep yo’ distance.

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?