Friday Fun Round Up

Words cannot express how excited I am for the weekend ahead.  Not for anything super exciting in particular (although we are going skiing for the first time this season), more to just reset and relax before the craziness of the holiday’s hit.

With that said: Time for My Friday Round Up!

Favorite Run



Without a doubt my night run with Zach.   I am still adjusting to running in the dark, but there was something about the quiet and stillness of the dark that made it relaxing for me and the boys :).  Now if only my legs hadn’t been lead…

Favorite Treat



The pistachio cake from Whole foods.  I was SO excited to pick that up yesterday, and am crossing my fingers that Zach doesn’t finish it off today while I’m at work 🙂

Favorite Eat

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Last nights meal…honestly.  I don’t know if it was all the love the hubbie but into it, or if it was just darn good.  But seriously, the chicken was perfectly done and the acorn squash and quinoa?  Hello!

Favorite Moment



Date night 🙂  Man I love date night, and Freshcraft treated us well this week!

And of course, a quick round up of the rest of the eats for the week 🙂  Because I love to make you drool!

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And finally, my friday favorites and things I’m thankful for this Friday

  • Snow — yes, it’s cold and I am not a cold blooded girl.  But man it’s pretty, the hubby gets all excited to ski, and it just signifies so much for me.  Love it
  • Forgiveness — yup.  I am thankful for forgiveness this week.
  • Running — because my running shoes have gotten me through a lot lately!
  • Friends — Hello amazing weekend with Friends last weekend.  Such a great reminder of the amazing people I have in my life.
  • QuestBars- – just found em, and love them.  If you want a healthy protein bar, you must find these!  I found mine at GNC!

Question of the Afternoon:  What is one Friday favorite from this week for you?

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Keepin’ The Streak Alive and Workout Round Up

Happy Friday, Good Morning, and can I get a “heck yeah!” for the weekend.

Woof — it’s been a WEEK around these parts, but it’s almost over and that’s all I care about at this point.

Lots of relaxing, skiing, and running planned for this weekend.  Exactly what this lady  needs.



The Steak Goes On

Today is my scheduled rest day, but with this running streak still going strong, I hopped on the treadmill for a single mile this morning just to keep it alive :).

Do I consider it a work out?  No, not for me.  But was it a great way to get my blood pumping a bit this morning, and keep my little ego going strong with this running streak?

You betcha!

That equals 81.5 miles for the month of November.  Let’s keep on Pile’n on those Miles!

Workout Round Up

And since it’s Friday, it’s time for our workout round up of the week!

Here is what I had planned for this week:

  • Monday: STRENGTH training (plan: 10 minutes treadmill, 100 push ups, 200 sit ups, 300 squats)
  • Tuesday: 4 easy miles
  • Wednesday: 4 speed miles
  • Thursday: 4 easy miles + short strength training routine
  • Friday: 2 miles shake out
  • Saturday: 2 miles (hopeful) and skiing
  • Sunday: 5-6 miles.

Quite the running heavy schedule, but I am A-ok with that!  And here is how it shaped up

  • Monday:  STRENGTH training (1 mile treadmill, 100 push ups, 200 sit ups, 300 squats)
  • Tuesday: 4 outdoor miles with the boys
  • Wednesday: 4 AM treadmill miles
  • Thursday:  5 post work treadmill miles
  • Friday: 1 warm up mile, keepin’ the streak alive
  • Satuday: 2 miles and skiing
  • Sunday: 5-6 miles

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So while I moved UP one mile yesterday and down one today, I have hit my mileage goal so far for the week and am confident that I can do the same for the weekend.

I am surprised, the first week or two post my half marathon I wasn’t pumped about running, but right now it’s ALL I WANT TO DO.

I guess my body likes this kind of running 🙂

Be back later with the Friday round up!  Have a great morning everyone!

Question of the Morning:  Have you ever been sick of running, or whatever your favorite exercise is?