Winter Park Trip, Numero Dos

A quick, dark trip through the mountains. . . and we’re back at Vintage Hotel in the beautiful Winter Park.

We tried to do it smart this time, and brought some good grub and beer to enjoy in the room.

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Left over lasagna and treats from work.

Hotel room, my boys, good food — not a bad night.

Now let’s just hope there’s a warm spell and all of a sudden it’s super warm when we wake up 🙂

Have a great Friday everyone!

Friday Round Up = Friday Favorites and Food Porn

Woot Woot To Friday!



You know me and my love for Happy Friday photos 🙂

Funny fact:  there have been MANY search terms including “happy”  and “happy friday”  “happy friday funny” etc that have been bringing people to my blog.  I love this 🙂 

Since my runs are a bit boring and the same lately,  I am going to change the format of Friday round up a tid bit.  Let’s focus on some things that made me happy this week!

Friday Favorites

  • Christmas Treats in the Office

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I know a lot of you are not happy with the copious amounts of treats being found in your offices, but let’s just say I haven’t reached that point yet.  Still loving it.

  • REALLY Good Salads

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Zach and I have been on a salad binge lately, and our bodies are loving it!  Hey, gotta balance out those treats somehow, right?

  • Motivation 



We’ve all been struggling with it lately — but I have REALLY appreciated everyone helping to motivate each other during this season!  Yes it’s crazy busy, and tons of temptations are around us, but we can stick together and stick to it!

  • The Fact that I get to see my family and friends next week



Get ready for lots of hugs everyone! They’re comin!!

  • The Happiness Project



I’m only a few chapters in the book so far, but I love it!   Cant’ wait to spend some quality time with it this holiday!

And just because I like to make you drool, here are some more eats from the week 🙂

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My goodness I love food.  Yes I do.

Question of the Afternoon: Pick one of my eats and tell me why you must have it NOW! 

What’s your Friday Fav this week?

Work Out Round Up!

Happy Friday All! 🙂  I hope there are lots of you that are already on vacation, or just have to make it through today for the long holiday.  I have one more day (Monday) that stands between me and going home, but a one day week isn’t so bad right?

Zach and I also decided last minute yesterday to head back up to the mountain tonight, so we will be staying overnight in Winter Park at the same hotel and then getting up bright and early to ski!



We’re excited!  I guess that makes the fact that we can’t leave for home a LITTLE easier…but still can’t wait to see you Mom and Dad 🙂

Workout Round Up

I decided to do goals this week instead of strict workouts on any given day.  Here’s what I had planned:


  • 6 runs, 1 longer than 4 miles, and 3 AT LEAST 4 miles
  • 1 intentional yoga session, sporadic yoga as needed
  • 1 strength work out
  • 1 intentional walk
  • 1 day of skiing (Saturday)

And so far I have done:

  • 5 runs, 4 at 4 miles and one at 3 miles.
  • 1 yoga for runners work out
  • 1 intentional lunch walk (and another planned for today)
  • Some plank and ab work

So it looks like I am doing pretty well…and that this weekend I need to try and squeeze in a ski day (tomorrow) and a long-ish run (Sunday).  . . as well as any more strength or abs that I can fit in.

This morning was all about rest and relaxing.  I hadn’t taken a day off in almost 2 weeks, so I told myself it was time.  Need to save my legs for skiing tomorrow, right? 🙂

Question of the Morning:  How were your work outs this week?  Did you have any goals?  Ready for the Holiday?