TGIF! I thought all day that yesterday was Friday (the worst). Needless-to-say, I’m happy Friday is finally here. I was thinking about getting up this morning to run, but then favored sleep instead. This might be a blessing in disguise though, because it’s supposed to rain all weekend and I have 12 miles on the training calendar. I might try and sneak that in this afternoon to beat the rain. Then I’ll have an easy 6 that I can run inside tomorrow.
My parents fly in late tonight and we have a busy weekend ahead! I can’t wait for them to see our place.
five things i ate.
Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole - delicious.
Eggs + (homemade) Turkey Chorizo
Cookie Dough Bites
Cinnamon + Apple Egg White Omelettes
two HIIT runs
one 6 mile interval run
3 circuit workouts
one easy 6 mile run (sometime today)
12 miles (tomorrow)
posts i loved: (clearly I read a lot of things I loved this week)
Keeping It Real About Our Bodies
Things That Are Just Never As Good (After College) – fact.
Here’s The Best Advice From A Single Guy Who Spent A Year Interviewing Couples - perfect.
The Beauty of Entitlement – Seriously, this lady rocks.
Things That Happen When You & Your Sibling Have a Huge Age Gap – #9 = my life.
Cheer Coaches Be Like…
Ohio bus driver saved after copy of Bible in chest pocket stops two bullets - wow.
More Than One Healthy Body: Former Pageant Queens Weigh In - interesting!
44 Things Every Short Girl Can Relate To - seriously, this is my life. Every.Single.One.
Your Husband Doesn’t Need to Earn Your Respect – found from lovely Racheal
five ironic foodie things i don’t really talk about:
(the title assumes this list is more serious than it is. haha)
-my misto. for some reason (all of a sudden) pre-packaged sprays like Pam or TJ’s coconut oil spray have started to freak me out. That was never something that occurred to me would have weird ingredients. But they do – at least they all (that I have seen) have soy, which I stay away from (sometimes). I am definitely not a soy-natzi – because I eat chocolate that has soy in it. Riddle me that?!
Either way, the misto is awesome. I pour some EVOO in it and use it for everything- baking, roasting vegetables, sautéing (when I am not using coconut oil or ghee).
-i try to stay away from all artificial sweeteners. I used to drink diet mountain dew like it was my job. along with using sugar-free everything, but i gave all of those up. I still use stevia for all my sweetening needs when I am not using a natural sugar (coconut, honey, 100% pure maple syrup). BUT (!) some of my favorite quest bars have sucralose in them. And I eat them. And they are delicious. I won’t usually drink my Aminos because they are sweetened with sucralose but I will eat a quest bar. Doesn’t make sense.
-i only buy bacon that is nitrate-free, but i will eat deli turkey occasionally.
-i don’t force anyone into how i eat. the BF was telling me a story how his friend’s girlfriend was eating Paleo and making her boyfriend do the same. maybe this is wrong, but I would not expect someone to eat the same as me just because I think it’s the “right” way.
For instance, we still keep Dijorno pizzas in the house. Do I eat them? No? Do I comment when the BF eats them? No. He is educated enough to know what things are in foods. I still care about his health – but I will make him stuff that I don’t eat anymore. I don’t want this to sound like I will feed him crap and eat the good stuff, but that’s sometimes what I feel like when it’s “everyman for dinner” and I make something and he has pizza.
-i try to eat gluten free about 90% of the time. But I had a lot during/after RAGNAR (cookies, beer, pizza). I didn’t feel great two days after, but beer will always be an exception. When I want beer… I will have beer.
five things i’m looking forward to:
-Being able to take the MB on walks. Seriously. It’s going to help tire him out soooo much more. He’ll be a happier pup!
-My parents flying in tonight! We always have a good time when we’re together.
-One year (from yesterday) I will be watching my big brother and future sister-in-law get married on the beautiful beaches of St. Lucia. Yesss. Plus it will be around my Dad & Stepmom’s 20th anniversary. Fun to be had for all.
-Lady Antebellum concert with my BFF, BF and sister. Perfection. Plus, since my sister is only 17 – she is a built in DD.
-I’m actually looking forward to the Marathon. Still a ways off, but I will be happy to finally run ONE after so long of training. Then I will be happy to take a break from running for a while. Let’s see… only like 13 more weeks or something like that. 13 more weeks to get FAST!
five things i’m loving
lusting after because I am trying not to spend money lately:
These boots, as I mentioned yesterday - I saw these a few years ago, and told myself if I ever got real cowboy boots, these would be it.
Or these (leopard print!!). These would be a great present before the concert. *cough, cough*
I just love this dress. (Would go great with the boots!)
This song really can’t be beat. Plus, I love a good Acapella. I realize that makes me about 80 years old. I’m okay with it.
And this one is already in my shopping cart. Not sure when I will wear it (everywhere?) but it just has to be mine!
I love this. I think I just love black. Now I found a use for the necklace.
And not product related. But I love this. This is sooo going to be me.
Happy Friday, friends!