TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happy Friday to ya! The sun is shining oh so bright down here in Texas and we are in for some splendid almost summer-like temps!! I can’t wait to be outside probably 101 percent of the time. This morning’s run got the party started for some good times in the sun.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Feeling stir crazy with this quarantine mess? Try this 7 day challenge with Alysia Montaño.

The most beautiful blooms I discovered the other day. From far away I actually thought they were cherry blossoms but now I’m trying to figure out what they were. Made me feel like I was in a springtime wonderland.

I bought a new Garmin! I felt like I was going to talk about that on here and then I forgot. It is super simple and clean and just exactly what I wanted. Plus I love the Tiffany blue band.

My favorite scent right now. It is literally the most perfect pick me up.

Plus, your Friday funny for the win.

Make it a great day!

Any plans this weekend?! What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods?

Random Thoughts Thursday.

I am back from a short hiatus…it was my birthday on Sunday so I took a little time off from the blogosphere! I’ve still been getting my runs in and enjoying the amazingly splendid weather. Seriously, this view?! Could not get any more amazing.

I think the gym is going to slowly but surely start incorporating the instructors back to teach classes!! I am SO VERY READY to get back to teaching my spin class. Teaching is probably one of my top passions in life and I feel so off without it. Miss my tribe.

Of course the bikes will have to be social distancing style. I’ve been off of the spin bike for so long now though, I wonder if it will feel funny to be back in the saddle again?! I guess you can’t forget how to ride an indoor bike. HA. Muscle memory.

I’m going to have to get on someone’s boat soon. Or be on or nearby someone’s pool or a body of water. Probably this weekend. It is going to be temperatures in the 90s on Saturday. Time to get the swimmy suits out.

I need a hot pink mask with diamonds on it. Someone point me in the direction of how I go about getting one.

Tell me something random about your week?? Is your state going to start opening back up businesses soon?

TGIFriday Faves.

Happy Friday to ya! It’s a gorgeous day down here in my ‘hood and this weekend (my birthday weekend HOLLA) is promising to be full of sunshine!! Could not be happier about that.

And I’m definitely not going to let the ‘Rona cramp my BIRTHDAY WEEKEND style. I’ll be running and relaxing my little quarantine heart out.

I mean, just check out this forecast. Could not be more freaking amazing.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Your brain on running. I swear if we could just go ahead and bottle up endorphins and sell them we would make a killing.

Right now, focus on yourself. 100%.

Spending time with a little sunshine and shade on Earth Day. I mean truly, even with all of this craziness going on the days have been quite beautiful. Fresh air and sunshine makes me a happy camper.

And finally, your Friday funny.

And there you have it! Have a lovely day.

What’s on tap for your weekend?
Being a spoiled birthday diva just cuz I can.

Weekly Running Report.

Hey there and happy Monday! Hope you were able to do some fun things over the weekend like make yourself a “quarantini” or something. I actually need to add making that drink to my list. Send recipes when you can.

Let’s get to the miles from last week, shall we?

Monday- 5.32 sunset miles. Much needed running after the busy work day.

Tuesday AM- 5.21 sunrise miles just getting in those miles for breakfast.

Tuesday PM- Double run day miles, 3.22 miles with some lovely spring blooms.

Wednesday- 7.12 miles – I was able to sleep in a bit and then do this run a little later in the day. Trying to get back acclimated to heat and lots of springtime humidity.

Thursday AM- 4.23 miles, nice progression miles to start the day.

Thursday PM- 5.12 double run day miles, running on some tired legs but got it done.

Friday- 4.12 miles at lunch time to do a bit of de-stressing.

Saturday- 6.32 miles and breakfast tacos for the win. Yes, eggs and chorizo makes my soul smile.

Sunday- REST DAY. Feeling good, feeling oh so great.

And there you have it!

How are y’all holding up?! Share some quarantine eats/drinks with me!

TGIFriday Faves.

Me, running on into the weekend like…

Happy Friday! Hope you have a healthy and happy weekend planned. We’ve had absolutely lovely weather I have to say for running this week. It is looking very spring-timey around here for sure.

Let’s get to my faves this week!

How to increase your VO2 Max. Love the bit on maximizing aerobic capacity.

Finding my pics from the Galveston Marathon. The above pic is probably my most favorite running picture ever. Mardi Gras tutu and colors for the win.

It’s okay to change your mind. Dig that.

RHOBH is back on! I’m living for Garcelle Beauvais.

And finally, a little funny for your Friday.

Have a good one!

What’s on tap for your weekend?
Running, working on my eyebrows, burning some things in the kitchen.

Random Thoughts Thursday.

Happy Thursday! It is almost the weekend yet again. This morning I got up and got a little sunlight and fresh air which was quite glorious. Miles for breakfast.

Let’s share some randomness today, cuz we can.

I still keep going back and forth in my head whether or not I want to do my birthday run. 36 miles…I gotta start taking up bike riding outdoors to make this easier. HA. I mean I do have a good track record like here and here and here. But it’s not like I’m going to get an ultra buckle or anything.

The weather has been freaking amazing for running though. I’ve been run streaking and loving every minute of it.

I’m craving sushi lately something SERIOUS. I know….it’s my fave so when I haven’t had it in a while the hankering comes back. I need to hit up some curbside service to go. Maybe tonight.

I seriously do not know what I’m going to do if I can’t go to the pool this summer. Should I get one of those plastic pools or something? Something to think about.

Also, this. I think I’m going to make my eyebrows my priority this weekend.

Share some randomness with me! Ladies have you been struggling in the beauty department with this quarantine going on?!

I guess I’m not seeing a whole bunch of people so it shouldn’t matter but I just like to BE cute for ME! What can I say.

Weekly Running Report.

Hi there! Happy Monday. Hope all is well in your world and you are surviving this quarantine life! Let’s get to some weekly miles, shall we? I’ve been ramping my miles back up slowly but surely. Just for fun really. And just getting used to all of the solo runs but they have been oh so therapeutic to the body mind and soul! And the weather down in Texas has been absolutely everything! Yay for that.

Monday AM- 5.23 relaxed miles getting it in and loving the spring time cool breeze in the mornings. Mornings are definitely more chill with less outdoor foot traffic so I’ve been trying to squeeze in morning miles as much as possible.

Monday PM- Loving the double run day miles as it is keeping the stress level down. 3.32 miles with a peaceful trail view.

Tuesday AM- 4.22 miles in the morning with a glorious sunrise. I didn’t have much time to squeeze this one in before the busy work day but it for sure got done.

Tuesday PM- 3.33 faster miles and the legs felt more fresh on this day. Lately I’ve been enjoying these quick runs since my work schedule is so busy but the double run days do help the miles add up quickly. Loving that.

Wednesday- 7.22 miles since I had more time in the morning to get it in. Loved this backdrop of a lovely sky.

Thursday AM- 4.21 relaxed miles with lots of pretty blooms.

Thursday PM- 3.32 miles after work, feeling a little faster with a faster finish.

Friday AM- 5.21 miles on Good Friday! Feeling good feeling great.

Friday PM- 4.13 evening miles. I actually was not going to run that evening but decided to just bite the bullet and get it done. I was dead set on hitting numbers this week.

Saturday- Got in a shorter run in the hood. 5.31 miles with a view.

Sunday- 5.11 miles on Sunday funday runday. Watched some church online and also did a few ZOOM calls with friends. Sunday was actually amazing weather too.

And there you have it! Run streak week. 

Share some tidbits of your weekend with me!

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happy GOOD Friday! Hope you all are staying happy, healthy and well. It’s a gorgeous day out in Texas so I plan on basking in nature for most of the day. And practicing social distancing, of course!! I definitely need some down time after this busy work week.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Runners on the frontlines. Serious strength and dedication right there.

The runner’s guide to all things VITAMIN D! I was just talking about this yesterday. I need as much as I can get right now.

11 foods that strengthen your immune system. Turmeric is my ultimate jam.

And a little funny for your Friday.

Make it a great day!

What’s on tap for your weekend?!
Running, finding some curbside brunch, and probably some Easter church online.

Random Thoughts Thursday.

I’ve been getting my sunshine runs in on the daily which has been much needed for this quarantine craziness. I seriously think I would lose my mind without the sunshine. Vitamin D for the win.

This week has been crazy busy work wise but my ZOOM chats with my girls have been keeping me a float! Seriously do not know what I would do without good girlfriends in my life. It has been hard to stay in touch with people but times like these definitely make you realize the REAL ONES. Real recognize real that is for dang sure.

I found a nice sized bottle of hand sanitizer the other day and I am telling you it legit was the highlight of my day!! Never mind that I paid 8 freaking dollars for it.

How are y’all feeling about races lately? Do you think our fall marathons will be canceled?! I certainly hope not but also the virtual runs are not that exciting sounding to me like they were a week ago. Still planning on doing my birthday run come hell or high water.

Share some rants with me today! Or something random. What did you have for breakfast??
Breakfast tacos on corn tortillas. They are my jam lately.

Weekly Running Report.

Hi there and happy Monday! Hope you all are staying safe and staying well. I got out for some miles this morning and it was absolutely lovely on a Monday. Cloudy, cooler overcast and breezy! I tell ya these runs are doing wonders for my mood.
Let’s get straight to the miles from last week!
Monday- Rest day / spring cleaning day. I think one thing I’ve been loving about being home all the time (aside from my essential job) is taking more time to tend to the home needs. Actually can we just take the time to address how amazing homemade baked lemon pepper wings are?! Loving these bad boys for sure.
Tuesday AM- Morning run 5.12 miles with an amazing sky.
Tuesday PM- 5.22 miles just trying to social distance myself from 3 million people outdoors and their doggies. I think it was pretty successful.
Wednesday AM- 4.31 mies feeling a little faster on this day. It’s been a little more humid lately with the spring temps but lovely for running. Gotta get back acclimated to that Texas humidity though.
Wednesday PM- 4.13 miles – slowly getting back to double run day miles. Feels so good honestly to start and end your day with solid miles. If I do say so myself.
Thursday AM- Relaxed  6.32 mile run before working. Hello pretty view.
Thursday PM- 3.22 rainy cloudy miles. For some reason legs felt a tad tired on this day but always good to keep the momentum going.
Friday- 4.12 lunch faster lunch miles before a short Texas downpour for the win.
Saturday- 10.22 miles before more spring cleaning. Loved the early cooler breeze and drizzle. This is the day I wore my favorite hoodie cuz the temp randomly dropped into the 40s before going back up again.
Sunday- Rest day and a glass of vino for the win.
Plus 213 miles and 36 hours of running in March. 708.6 total so far for the year! I am getting there. Woohoo. Let’s keep this party going. Happy April.
And there you have it!
How are ya’ll holding up? What delicious things have you been making in the kitchen lately?