The fam all met at Chick-Fil-A for dinner last night! My sister went darker with her hair… I love it!
I tried the wrap at Chick-Fil-A for the first time and my thoughts were that it is perfect.
The kid’s table had quite a humorous conversation going on.
And this little guy thought it was all pretty funny too!
The kid’s love the ice cream there but end up going back into the play place so it ends up mostly melting.
After dinner we headed home to do our family night together and call it a night. We’ve got a busy day tomorrow.
I’ve got 10 Friday Favorites to share with you today!
1. Angel Food Cake. Or strawberry shortcake. Dare I say that I like this better than something like chocolate cake? Andrew made this on Mother’s Day and I went back for seconds. I think my favorite dessert from a restaurant has to be the strawberry shortcake from the Cheesecake Factory. My mom and I have had many deep conversations over one (or two) of those shortcakes.
2. We started hiding the go-pro every now and then in the kid’s room so we can watch them play and hear their little conversations. It’s hilarious and it’s really hilarious when they find the camera too;)
3. This stuff is magic. I spill on myself a lot and my mom introduced this to me. It gets out everything. We had an intense family conversation about it the other day.
4. Not a favorite for me personally but a favorite because now I have the perfect gift for each one of my nieces and nephews on their birthdays!
5. Andrew bought me my favorite socks for Mother’s Day… the Super Invisible ones are my absolute favorites. I wear them with all of my sneakers etc during the day. The athletic ones are great for running too!
7. Meet my friend Kelly!! We’ve known each other since I was 12! She is a busy single mom with great tips! Follow her instagram HERE!
8. I’m deciding between two half marathons in June and getting REALLY excited to be at a race again!!!! My last one was on April 1st, it’s time!!!
9. They rocked their graduation songs yesterday.
Keep your amazing race accomplishments coming in! I love reading them. Send them to—> firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracey!! “I ran my first half-marathon this weekend with a time of 1:48:35. It was amazing and I am already looking to sign up for my next one! My pup was a bit happy to see me at the finish line:)”
Allie!!! “I’ve run casually for years, done some 5k’s, a 10k, and a couple relays, but never used a training plan and just kind of… did it. This year, though, I decided to race with goals, and with a coach to help me to get there. Last summer my 5k time was 28:43, with a 9:15 min/mile average pace. I decided to run the Race for Red 5k in Orem, Utah this last weekend with a spoken goal of getting under a 9 minute mile pace—and unspoken goal of getting an even faster pace and within the top 10 women for this particular race… AND I DID IT. Total time of 26:54, average of 8:39 min/mile, 7th place overall for women, and 2nd place for women ages 25-29 (so I got a silver medal)! While I think I could have raced smarter—and am definitely looking forward to continuing training and seeing what I can do later this summer— I am excited to have finally broken that 9 minute mile for my 5k. Also, those two guys I was with… Dane (on the left) placed 3rd for his age group, and Sam (in the middle; also my coach) got 2nd overall for men and got 1st for his age group! (The only picture I have of us with our medals is actually a screen shot from a video. They were actually really happy to be there! Ha!) It was a great race and I”m already excited for the training week ahead!”
Novella!!! “I’ve started running with some colleagues during lunch break… I never thought it was possible for me to go further than our 3K lap (and at the very beginning I thought I was going to die for those 3K!), but after 1 year and a half I ran 2 half marathons! The last one was the Hackney Half in London 2 weeks ago… this race will always be a great memory to me! First of all, my very first race abroad seemed like a big deal to me (I’m from Italy, so going to London for running felt pretty cool!)… and beside that, I’m very happy with my result. This winter I struggled with sickness, nephritis and kidney pain…so, a lot of antibiotics and very on-off training. Still, I was able to run below 2h and only 1 minute slower than my previous half! Looking forward to the next one and to improve my PR!”
Chelsea!!! “I ran 2 years of cross country in high school and was plagued by so many injuries that I stopped running for the next 10 years. I always assumed my body wasn’t built to run. Then I read “Born to Run” and decided to try changing my foot strike pattern and found that I WAS born to run! Of course this doesn’t happen to everyone who changes their foot strike (in fact I did my Master’s degree thesis on foot strike patterns and injury rates) but it worked for me and I soon attempted a 10 mile trail race… then a marathon… all injury free! 4 years later after finishing having my 3rd and 4th kids, I trained and BQ’d all while nursing my youngest. This year I was able to run Boston together with my husband despite missing my last 6 weeks of training with some bizarre and uncommon injuries and that went so well, we signed up and ran our first ultra marathon, a trail 50K! It was a fantastic experience and I had a great time, but I think I’ll stick with half marathon training for the next while and catch up on some sleep!”
What are you most looking forward to this weekend?! Have any new favorites… I would love to hear them! Do you wear any type of jewelry while you run? What was your favorite cereal when you were a kid? -Lucky Charms and Pops.