I had my favorite running buddy with me yesterday. Billy was feeling well enough to run some slow miles with me and saved me from the treadmill. We did 7 miles together and found a cool new street to run on that was lined with trees and we only saw 4 cars the whole way (once we got off the busy road), it was perfect.
I came home from work grumpy and not feeling so good but the run transformed me back into my overly perky self.
I got home and put 3 more bobbi pins into my hair (my key to not only refraining from washing my hair but also not re-styling it) and headed off to teach my first BYU spin class.
HOLY COW did I miss teaching spin. I don’t know how I went so long without it. This is going to be a good good time (let’s see if I am saying that after my 6 a.m. class today). I will include my playlist in the next post.
After I got home from spin, I cooked dinner (my idea of cooking dinner is getting out ingredients and warming them up). Tacos were on my brain for the previous 8 hours and we had all the ingredients.
I finished my four as Billy was taking his his last bite on his second. This doesn’t even surprise him anymore like it did when we first started dating. He is used to me watching him finish his meal.
We were out of more tortillas and so I used the leftovers to make a salad and luckily had my favorite cilantro dressing in the fridge to add to it.
I actually have no idea how this bag has survived for this long in my sock drawer but I had to get my fruit in for the night somehow.
Fill in the blanks: ___________ + ______________+ ___________= Happy _(your name)_
How are you getting your sweat on today?
-Spin and we are doing yoga in my stress management class, wahoo!
Do you have a 3-day weekend this weekend?
Right this second….. would you rather have chocolatey candy or fruity candy?
Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans
My sweat today is teaching bootcamp! I’m still recovering from the cold/flu thing but I also really want to move!
We don’t celebrate MLK day (as day off work anyway) here so no three day for me until the end of Feb :(
Food, Strength training and Sleep= Happy Samantha :)
A run that feels so good you never want to stop + sleep + an A in my master’s class =a very happy Tori :)
I will get sweaty today with Insanity :))
Yessssss I get Monday off which will be appreciated as short cycle assessments statrt Tuesday at my school.
I would looooove some frozen yogurt right now.. can I include that as candy? ;)
Claire @ Live and Love to Eat
Love that kind of dinner – and a great spin class! I went this morning at 5:45 and it just starts the day off on the right foot.
Have you reviewed your bike yet? I’m thinking about getting my own and would love to know your thoughts!
Great job going to spin so early! Great idea on a bike review….expect that THIS weekend! Thanks Claire!
Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy
Really? Are those mountains in the background for real? So pretty :)
YES!! COME VISIT AND WE CAN GO RUNNING TOGETHER AND STARE AT THE MOUNTAINS!
Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy
I would love that! I’ve never been further (west) than…Minnesota, maybe? It’s sad :/.
Right now coffee + full belly + quiet office = Happy Margaret
Got my sweat on bright and early for a 5AM 6-mile run! Woohoo!
Super excited for the 3-Day weekend, 5 day workweeks are waaaay overrated.
Chocolate candy. Always. I eat fruity when I’m trying to be “good”…haha!
I love the quiet in the morning too…I am enjoying it right now! 5 am…I am going to think of you next time I complain about a 6 am class. Great job! Fruity candy is definitely good for you:)
Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health
Oh I seriously just love how bubbly and fun all of your posts are :D. I’m doing a tabata workout in my basement! Gotta get in a quick one so that I can go to my appointment to try on some wedding dresses!! Yay! Chris/family/friends + fitness + chocolate = Happy Lindsay
kari @ Running Ricig
If ONLY I had a three day weekend this week! I actually took off a Friday in two weeks, so I guess I can’t complain too much.
I’d definitely go for chocolatey right now. In fact, there are munchkins in the kitchen right now. I’m going to go snag some chocolate ones.
I’m going for a run today after work.
Running+good night sleep+ice cream=happy Becky.
So happy for you to be back on the spin bike! And I bet the class members love it too!
I completely agree with your equation…especially the ice cream part! Have an amazing Thursday Becky!
I love how going for a run can totally change your mood!
Three day weekend AND snow day today. Life is good.
Snow + running + hubs = Super Happy Amy
Hopefully hubs will be ready to run soon so I can get my sweat on today!
Im on maternity leave so Im almost 6 weeks into an 8 week weekend :)
I have a 2.5 mile run planned for today so that will be my sweaty-ness… Im ready to be cleared by the doc following my csection to get back to swim and weights!
and definately chocolate candy!
8 week weekend…that is the best ever! I bet you haven’t gotten too much sleep though:) Have so much fun on your run and when can you swim again?
Peanut butter + banana + oatmeal = happy Corinne. It’s pouring out here and I’ve got a bad cold so no workout for me today, which actually cancels out happy Corinne lol
That is my exact same equation that makes me happy every morning too! haha :)
Katie @ msfitrunner
I LOVE cilantro and NEED to get to trader joes to get that dressing. I could swim in cilantro. So, happy kids + good run = happy katie.
Right this second I would go for fruity candy. And I did my treadmill run this morning.
And thank you for reminding me this weekend is a 3 day-er and the kids don’t have school on monday. joy. :)
Lindsay @ Lindsay's List
Good luck this morning. 6am is not my idea of fun!
Love that im eating tacos for dinner- when in doubt, always go Mexican right ;)! It’s all about the chocolatey candy for me- I can do without gummy bears etc!
Run with Jess
Running + Good Children + Relaxing No plans kind of day = Happy Jess
I never have any desire for fruity candy… but chocolate? Watch out!
Today, I’ve got Yoga, Abs and an Easy Run on the schedule.
totally agree with the good children!
Good kids….GOOD ONE!! I bet that makes your day! Have fun with yoga, abs and your run! Send me your fruit candy Jess:)
Lindsay @ Salt, Sun & Sanity
Chocolate! Hands down, anytime. Bonus points if there’s peanut butter involved. Is it weird that I even prefer my candy salty over sweet?
I want to go to Utah to take your spin class!
Running + dancing + fruit flavored gum = Happy and fresh breath Betsy
I would always rather have chocolate candy, I work at a chocolate company so luckily for me that’s never a problem!
Enjoy your three day weekend Janae! I will be alternating between running and watching hours of saved shows on my DVR…
Enjoy YOUR long weekend…dvr and running= perfection! I loved your equation! COME TAKE MY CLASS and then I will take you to Cafe Rio afterwards!
Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile
It’s ridiculous how powerful endorphin’s really are ;D I miss spin SO much!! I wish I could go to your class, I haven’t taken it in forever.
Fill in the blanks: ___Exercise___ + ____Food____+ ____Sleep___= Happy _Brittany_ (I sound like a grandma)
I have a run on my training plan today!
I completely forgot about that, but yes I do. Yay!
Ahh it’s only 9am.. but… fruity
Long run + delicious refuel food+ afternoon nap = Happy Erica
Sounds like a perfect night for you last night!!……..and don’t you love it when they are unexpectedly perfect?
LOVE your equation, especially the refueling part! YES…you are so right, I was definitely not expecting it to be that way. I need details on how YOU are doing. How did the holidays go? We need to email!
my kids(and hubby)+running+diet pepsi= happy Amy
I am so jealous of your cilantro salad dressing! I LOVE cilantro!
Did 4 miles on the treadmill-wanted to do more but I am tapering :)
I have a 3 day weekend ( I am a teacher) but it’s turned into a 4 day weekend as My husband and I are headed to Phoenix for the Rock-n-Roll 1/2 marathon!
I have a (dreaded) lower body workout tonight! I say dreaded cause last week I was sore for 5 days after!
A 3 day weekend!? I wish. Do you?
Chocolate, I am trying to cute back, and think I only gave in twice this week so far, I have been craving a brownie sundae though, so I am curious to see what this weekend brings… haha
Yo Momma Runs
Cilantro, yum. Can’t wait to see your playlist!
[email protected] ReadySetFeast
YES I have a 3 day weekend! I can’t wait. Something about being off for over a week during Christmas makes have full work weeks unbearable…
A long run + snuggling with my dog after = a happy Michelle! Today is speedwork Thursday in my house! If my legs can work correctly after the bajillion TRX squats I had to do last night!
Those tacos look awesome. Have you ever seen Mama Pea’s chickpea taco recipe? I’m currently obsessed and make it once a week!
Alyssa @ Life of bLyss
for once, I’m in a FRUITY candy mood!
friends + food + running = a happy alyssa ;)
but you know this.
Heather @ run eat play
I eat fast too – I’m usually done way way before my husband is! I love sour patch – I love fruity candy, but I love chocolate too. Pretty much I love all candy.
My kids have a three day weekend!
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
My company is so stingy on the holidays I didn’t even know this was a 3 day weekend kind of week!
Chocolate all the way with candy. I know you’ll probably want to disown me when I say this but I can’t stand sugary candy! haha
mine is the same exact as yours…Running + Spinning + Food= Happy Theresa!
(this is why i love you so much!!)
today i did 15 mins stairmaster, 45 mins elliptical and 20 minutes of weight training…booyah :)
we have a choice between MLK day and Presidents day off, so this year i chose Presidents day…looking forward to February for many reasons now..lol
chocolatey candy…considering i had a hershey kiss on the way to work this morning ;)
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries
family + food + fitness = a happy ashley! ;)
i’ll definitely have to go with chocolate for my candy of choice. it always wins.
running 5-6 miles today… that is, if my foot is cooperating! it’s killing me at the moment. grrrr.
OH NO!! Girl, if your foot continues to hurt I would rest it! (Easier said than done) . LOVE your equation:)
Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud!
And…. Brown dog + Friends reruns + banana ice cream = Happy Andrea (ALWAYS!)
I went to training the last 2 days so I will attempt to run tonight maybe.
cant wait for your playlist!
Your equation is AWESOME!! I want a brown dog! Have an amazing run tonight!
Haha, I keep candy in my drawers too. Usually chocolates.
I used to not really like chocolate that much and only ate fruity candies as a kid but when I got pregnant with my first baby I became an addicted to chocolate and never quit.
I am glad you haven’t quit your addiction:) Good to know I am not the only candy drawer girl:) Have a great day Missy.
Laurel @ Runaway Laurel
Aww.. no 3 day weekend for me! Lucky you!
Food + running + sleep = Happy Laurel! And wow… I could really go for chocolatey candy right now… mmm
Yum cilantro dressing! Did you make it or buy it?
I bought an extra one at Cafe Rio to bring home with me. I am going to try to make it and I will post the recipe soon wahoo!
I’ve heard this tastes a lot like it…I’ve never made it, but I like a lot of their other recipes :)
Kristin @ Every Day Is Run Day
Running + Candy + Shopping = one happy Kristin!
I get a 3 day weekend too! Even though it’s only been two weeks since winter break I’m already really excited for another vacation haha.
natalie @ southern fit foodie
CHOCOLATE!!! I’m craving it (stupid hormones…).
Zumba and Bodyrocking today! I’ll definitely be sweaty!
Enjoy your day!!!
Glad Billy is feeling better and glad you are back to teaching spin! Your personality is so perfect for that! I wish I was closer and could come! I’ve got spin tonight and a walk this morning.
Run + Hot bath = a happy Jen
chocolate candy. Sorry.
Coffee + long run + pancakes = HAPPY CATIE!
I’m running tonight! woot woot! I hope the gym isn’t too busy!
I can’t wait for this three day weekend!
And… I think I’d go for chocolate…. I haven’t had it in a while :)
new baby + pregnant yummy gone + sold our house = Happy Christine!!!!
How I Met Your Mother reruns + an easy 6 miles = Happy Amanda
friends + dance party + running = happy Diana! What a wonderful question :)
I am heading to a hot power vinyasa class later today – my eyeballs will be sweating, yahoo! And I don’t know how you’ll take this, but I actually don’t like fruit candy, only chocolate.
Warm weather + boating + friends = happy Kaelin
Sunshine + horses + friends = happy Kaelin
Sunshine + running + pancake breakfast = happy Kaelin
Plan on running this evening while my husband plays basketball at the YMCA.
No work on Monday makes me happy too!
I am absolutely JEALOUS of the view you have at your house. Oh how I wish I had those mountains to look at every day – beautiful. Lots of BIG mountains = Happy Katy!!
Tasha @ Dine & Dash
I’m definitely an early morning person. rock it!
right now I’m denying myself chocolate but that’s usually the answer to everything for me.
Brandi @ Faith Fitness and Laughter
This morning it was; peanut butter+banana+English muffin=Happy Brandi! :) It was a nice change.
I will be attending a party of one sweatiness BodyRock event when I get home tonight. :)
I do have a 3 day weekend!! Keeping my niece and nephew, so I am sure we will be watching the Smurfs at some point, baking cookies (they always force me to do this), watching the Smurfs again…:)
Elizabeth @ reads recipes runs
Running + coffee +friends = Happy Elizabeth :)
Can I come take your stress management yoga please? I need it this week :) I am going to head to the gym for a short speed session on the treadmill, followed by some miles on the spin bike.
I do, but not because of the holiday, I will have reached all my hours by 2:45 today and I am outta there!!
Chocolaty in the form of some delish coffee drink. YUM!
I love that you are going back to teaching spinning. Great to have that balance.
Long run + post run wings = HAPPY Nicole
I had my session with Torture Trainer Bryan this morning. Kicked my —.
I DO have a 3 day weekend.
Chocolate. With Sea Salt. Must RESIST.
The Kidless Kronicles
Great run + my dog + ice cream = VERY happy Debbie
I LOVE chocolate, but I try to leave it for an end-of-the-day “reward”. (Sometimes I just reward that I got out of bed…) Right now, I’d love some fruity candy!
Monday is a holiday to recover from my first half marathon in I don’t know how long. Hoping for a PR!!!!!
Cat @Breakfast to Bed
happy kids+happy hubby=happy Cat
Spin for me is TONIGHT!! HOLLA!!
Have a wonderful Thursday and Friday.
Christina @ The Athletarian
I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT CANDY! I NEED IT!!!!!!
Carbs + a good workout + reading Janae’s blog = happy Christina :D
I’ll be running 4 miles than followed by some bodyrock workouts =D! Though yoga sounds really good right now.
Fruitty after seeing those sour patch kids, mmmm.
Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run
OMG! I love the sour patch kids berries!!! So hard to find though. (Yes, candy excites me THAT much.)
Today im doing a running sprint session. I really WANT a three day weekend but sadly just have the regular two :*(
And I dont want either (Im so sorry, please say we are still friends) cause I feel super sick!
So so glad to hear you enjoyed the spin class!! Yay for you and those tacos look delicious. Yum I freaking love tacos!
Your coming to YL with me and Ash tomorrow right?
Holly @ HLD Fashion
this morning the recipe to a happy holly is:
running (5 miler this morning!) + hot caramel swirl coffee + comforting bowl of oats with PB = happy holly!
i got my sweat on this morning with a five mile run. i actually put a post-it note over the time/distance monitor on my treadmill and just ran to have FUN. i did my long run yesterday (7 miles, as i’m training for my very first half marathon in may!!!) and still wanted to run today before an orientation at my new job :)
i LOVE chocolate, but honestly my favourite candy is anything fruity. chocolate can get a little boring sometimes, but when candy comes in the shape of a fish and berries and animals and every other shape imaginable, it’s more FUN!
no three day weekend for me! just starting a new job today :)
Fruity candy for sure. I have a thing for the gummy lifesavers right now. And spicy food. And cage free eggs. Strange.
Glad your spin class went well! I think it would be so much fun to make playlists and teach a spin class. I like it when the instructors do different drills on the bike, it keeps things exciting.
Wishing I had a three day weekend! Trying to cram an 18 mile long run in (my last long one before my marathon in 3 wks) then teaching a dance class at the gym this wknd!
Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
I wish I could run outside! Right now we’re in the middle of a freezing rain/ice pellet/snow storm. I fear the days of running outside in Canada are still far, far away :(
Glad you’re back to teaching spin!
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
Chocolate covered fruity candy. Haha. Ever had a chocolate covered cinnamon bear? So good.
Sweet + Salty = Happy Allison!
Got my sweat on this morning, bright and early at freaking 5:30AM- elliptical and StairMaster… Felt awesome!
HOORAY for the 3-day weekend :D
Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
No 3 day weekend for me. Boo!
Workout done for the day: treadmill run, nice stretch and abs.
About to tackle the snow that has been piling up in my driveway since this morning. I guess I’m not done working out yet!
spinning is the only reason im sad i dont belong to a gym anymore. i miss it sooo much. i wish i could go to your class!!
I have a 3 day this weekend and I can’t wait!
Drive to Houston tomorrow after work, marathon trials on Saturday, and then Houston half on Sunday!
Nicole @ Haute Running Mama
I have a 3 day weekend!! YAHOOOO!!!!!
Running + Sweat + Food = Happy Lizzie!!
I was just looking at race calendars to add some spring races to my schedule, and there are so many in Provo! I’m so tempted. I’ve heard it’s so pretty there! What races are you running this spring/summer?
Also, I have another question– can you update us on your spin bike that Billy gave you for xmas? How do you like it? I’m in the market for one and would love to hear if you still like yours! Amazon has reviews all over the spectrum! It made me overwhelmed.
LIZZIE!!! You better not be tricking me with hinting at coming to PROVO!! PLEASE DO! I will take you everywhere. I will be doing a full review this weekend (thanks for the idea)! I am absolutely IN LOVE WITH IT and I will give you all the deets soon! Hope you are having an amazing day!
I do not joke!!! actually that’s a lie I joke all the time but not this time! It would be so fun i’ll see if I can make it happen!!!
Morning PR mile time + Post run Special K Red Berries = Happy Brittany!
After a not so healthy day yesterday, I woke up feeling gross and decided to push myself to an uncomfortable mile and ended up running a mile in 9:30. NEVER WOULD I HAVE THOUGHT. That made for a a very happy Brittany.
Spin is another thing I’d like to try and feel uncomfortable with for a while, it just seems so intimidating walking into a class of spinners and be unprepared!
Running + PR + dessert (of any kind) = Happy Ali :)
also puppies of any kind too! YAY for spin!
char @ char on a mission
Running (but not right now because I’m not really digging the treadmill and it’s too cold in Canada to run outside…unless by some miracle it warms up a bit!) and/or Crossfit + new recipes to make + actually having the ingredients in your house to MAKe those new recipes = happy, happy Char!
Mmm. those tacos look super yummy!
Taught ZUMBA in the a.m. (was late because of the snow and people drive horribley! boo!) and teachin’ BodyPUMP tonight. LOVE these classes!
Hope you had fun in the a.m spin class! SO cool that BYU finally jumped on the wagon and updated the fitness facilities!
Baking + Long Sweaty Workout + Family = Happy Nicole
Yes – long weekend….I think I’ll be able to get all three ingredients of my Happy Recipe on Monday!
Chocolate candy….chocolate candy rules. (It’s like rock will always smash scissors….chocolate candy will always dominate fruity.) :D
Fill in the blanks: peanut butter banana oatmeal+ iced coffee w/ vanilla soy milk + running + pizza + my family + blogs + friends+ cuddling = Happy Jen.. good thing is i have most of those every day, so lucky :)
No sweat for me today, booo.. was feeling super tired so have been sleeping more than sweating, but i listened to my body at least!
I have a 3 day WORKING weekend this weekend :( booo!
def. chocolate. not a fruity candy kind of gal!
Jess @ Blonde Ponytail
So happy you are teaching again! I bet those students LOVE YOU! My favorite way to (un)cook is to assemble ingredients! :)
I’m teaching SPIN tonight which WILL result in a sweatfest! I’m going to post my list too! Great idea! 3 day weekend!!
Sleeping+Laughing+Food= happy Cinnamon
3 day weekend!! wooo hooo!!
Chocolate. always chocolate.
3.5 sweaty miles on the treadmill completed+Meatloaf for dinner+ tomorrow being Friday= Happy Angela!!! Despite working a 13 hour day:( I jumped on the treadmill and got a short run in! No long weekend for me… damn I should of been a teacher! Bring on the chocolate!!!
Running + Phil + Salad beast = happy Emma :-)
Nikki @ Heels to Sneakers
running+good music + chocolate = happy Nikki
Sunny running + lunch w/hubby + day off=Happy Sarah.
I didn’t run today because it’s rest day (plus I was up all night taking call at work and had to go BACK to work this afternoon) so tomorrow it’s a fast 5K. I keep trying to get faster and beat last week’s 5K time. Almost under 30 minutes!!
I always have a 3-day weekend! I work Mon-Thur 10hr shifts and sometimes on call. That’s about the only perk around here!
I have a bag of Girhardelli Peppermint Bark in my locker and it is calling my name. I’ve already eaten 2 peices, but they won’t shut up!
3 Mile run..yes..estatic for the 3 day weekend..may celebrate with 3 pancakes Saturday morning. Chocolate over fruity. I am not much of a candy eater but if I were to hit the store maybe whoppers, a chocolate bar to make into a smore, or cadbury eggsss (mini-not filled)!