Friday Round Up – October 18, 2013

Is anyone else shocked that it’s already October 18?  Where has 2013 gone?  I’ve found myself writing 2014 a couple times at work lately — where in the heck is that coming from?

PLEASE SLOW DOWN 2013! I’m not ready to see you go yet!

Anyway — moving on.  Time for the Friday Round up 🙂

Favorite Run


My trail run Wednesday.  Beautiful, and thankful to be back on my feet ❤

Favorite Treat

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I finally got to try the treat I made for Zach last night — and it was pretty good 🙂  I’ll have the recipe for you all tomorrow!

Favorite Eat

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My sammie from Masterpiece yesterday.  Ahhh ahi ❤ (and no, there’s no cheese! It’s an amazing Asian slaw 🙂

Favorite Moment


It’s a tie —

  1. lacing up and running a few miles with minimal issues!
  2. the moment I left the apartment to pick up Zach from the airport.  I love the excitement of picking him up from the air port after he’s been gone.

And of course: A round up of some of my other eats of the week 🙂

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Some fun treats, lots of salads and sandwiches as a bachelorette this week 🙂

Friday Favorites

  1. A positive mindset:  I’ve been trying really hard to keep a positive mindset this week and I’ve grown to really appreciate how much that can influence so many other aspects of your life.
  2. My furballs: They make me so happy
  3. Once again BEING HEALTHY: goes without being said.
  4. My family: they’re amazingly supportive, and always my favorite 🙂 ❤
  5. Honey crisp apples: I’ve been eating them daily and am just OBSESSED.

YOUR TURN: Question of the afternoon: One Friday Favorite today 🙂

Feeling Good

Happy Friday Everyone 🙂

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Zach made it in safe and sound last night, so things are back to normal in the household for the next few days.  He got in around 930, we got home by about 1030, I ate dessert and he ate dinner while we caught up a bit then went to bed.  By that point it was already way past our bedtime.

This Morning

I embraced the rest day this morning and gloriously slept in.  Denver got some snow over night, so I woke up to a dark, but white morning.  Good morning Winter!

Work Out Round Up of the Week

I decided Not to do a schedule of work outs for this week, considering the luck I had been having with being sick and my ankle.  I figured a more relaxed week was needed, and that was exactly what I had.  My body is definitely healing up and I think it’s thanking me for the love and RnR this week.

So — instead of a schedule, I set goals:

“Me” goals for the week

  • Foam roll everyday
  • Eat and enjoy a piece of fresh fruit everyday
  • Intentionally drink more water
  • Smile!
  • YOGA
  • If I get to run this week: Do it slow, and enjoy

And how’d I do?

  • Foam roal everyday

Well — I did pretty good with this.  I need to keep working on this, but I did roll my self out 4 out of the 5 days, not too shabby, right?  I’ll keep up with this one, my body thanks me.

  • Eat and enjoy a piece of fresh fruit everyday

I ate an apple everyday with breakfast except yesterday unfortunately, but I did eat an apple crumble. . . does that count?

  • Intentionally drink more water

I have definitely been working on this one, including sparkling water at night and just continuously filling up my glass at work.  Hydration is key with the half next week 🙂

  • Smile!

This is the one thing I feel like I’ve done really well with — just changing my attitude in general.  I have noticed a shift in my perception of things and I am confident that it helps to change the outcome as well.  YAY me 🙂

  • YOGA

I definitely succeeded in this one! Every day this week I have made an effort to do yoga once or twice a day and as expected, I feel wonderful!

  • If I get to run this week, Do it slowly and enjoy.

For the two runs that I’ve got in this week, I focused on one step at a time and appreciating that I was able to get out for a run.  There is nothing more frustrating for a runner than injury or the potential of an injury — so the fact that I could get out there was GREAT :).

So — overall.  I call this week a success guys! 🙂 And now, we’ve got the weekend ahead of us!  One more work day!

Question of the Morning: What’s your rest day(s) of the week?  Do you schedule them?

Always Friday for me right now.