-We are never really in the area of our favorite donut shop (Daylight donuts) but we were yesterday so that meant one thing. Carb loading for 14 miles tomorrow. Remember that dark time in my life when donuts killed my stomach? I don’t want to go back there.
-I don’t wash my hair super often but when I do I love to rotate my shampoo and conditioners. I’ve been out of this one for awhile and it finally arrived and my mom called me ridiculous for how excited I was about it.
-A nice little chat with this girl that I met a decade ago. Single moms unite.
-Fast dinners. Brown rice, steamed broccoli and leftover bbq shredded chicken. It came together in minutes and this is a meal I could put on repeat for a very long time.
-Brooke wanted me to make sure to include her Friday Favorite. We have read this book close to 400 times.
-Last night’s treat on the couch with some dude that came over;) The older I get the more I love dark chocolate (I’m still at 50% but it is delicious).
-I finally get to wear my race day outfit that I bought for St. George in just 16 days! It’s weird though. For pretty much a month leading up to the St. George Marathon I was reallllllly nervous (I’m sure that helped my ulcer;). Every time I thought about the race my stomach filled with more butterflies than normal. But then I got sick and so I didn’t race it and I think that helped me to put everything in perspective and now I’m not nervous for this race (I’m sure the week of I will feel some nerves). I don’t think I am in as good of shape as I was before St. George and that is totally okay because more than anything I’m just EXCITED to run. I think I was putting too much pressure on myself to hit a certain time at St. George and it was just becoming way too important. This time around I am confident in my training, stoked to finally race, craving those same paces but also remembering that if it doesn’t go perfectly, it’s okay because there is a lot more to life than running. I run because I love it… not because I want to be stressed/worried/nervous about it. I guess I’m just not afraid to not hit my goals like I was last time because I feel more confident and I am putting less pressure on myself about it because if it doesn’t all come together… I’ll just work hard again and again until I do.
-While in Arizona I get to spend some time with my brother and his family that I haven’t seen in awhile.
An old awkward sibling photo from five years ago. I wish my brothers would get with it and all move back to us.
-Friday morning coconut pancakes (mix from Trader Joe’s). Whenever Brooke gets something on her hand when she is helping me in the kitchen she just stands there with her hand in the air until I come clean it.
-Berry/maroon anything but especially pants… three times already this week. THESE ones are my favorite.
–Kris’s blog post about her marathon this weekend! I LOVE reading her blog and her decision to not not wear a watch during her marathon! GOOD LUCK GIRL!! YOU ARE INCREDIBLE!!!!
-This song and music video. It’s been on repeat because I’m obsessed with the beat and I adore the dancing in the video.
-Okay! We are off to start being somewhat productive people today. I hope your weekend is fabulous and we’ll talk soon!
Have any Friday Favorites??
Do your siblings live close or are they spread out?
Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
What is on your agenda today?