Another treadmill morning for me before the sun came up. Seven miles (of course) and who knows if we are going to be running this weekend or not:)
Their outfits started like this…
Not too much later they came out dressed like ‘Michael Jackson and Elsa.’
A few couch snuggles before I left.
Knox loves my friends as much as I do:)
Each year a group of girlfriends and I get together for a girls trip. We usually go to Vegas (one of our friends lives in Vegas) each year and we did it again this year. Nicole and I drove down. I am beyond excited for a weekend of food, swimming, sleeping, talking and more food.
These weirdly sounded good for the car ride to Vegas.
The kids are loving life with Andrew…
Pizza, swimming, movies… the kids are going to want me to go on these trips more often.
Room service + talking at our hotel until way too late = what we do for fun.
Time for my FRIDAY FAVORITES!!!
*I received the best package EVER. Bangs Friend (if you didn’t read my blog when I lived in California, Bangs Friend is the person I was with daily and we are still super close) FOUND the maternity belt that I used to have online and sent it to me. It is my favorite and my runs feel so much better now! She found it here on Kohl’s. Thank you Bangs!
*This Instagram Account. I love the good news that he shares… there is so much good out there but sometimes it is easier to focus on the bad.
*I shared my favorite de-shedding brush for Beretta last week (seriously, if your dog sheds… this is a miracle worker) and this week I’m sharing my favorite brush for Brooke’s hair. She has a lot of hair and detangling it is not fun but this brush helps BIG TIME. We are on our second one now because I can’t find the first one (I lose at least one thing a day I am pretty sure).
* THIS BOOK. Obsessed. I love Chip and Joanna so much.
*Time for a few of my FALL FAVORITES (some of these things I already have and love, some I want now and some are things that I want to buy to use next fall because they don’t fit now.. affiliate links included:)
I have some amazing race accomplishments from you guys to share today… if you want to be featured, send them in to [email protected] !
JENNIFER!!! “I was recently featured in Jaybird Headphones Video Series “Why I Run.” I am really excited! The other people they are featuring are truly amazing athletes. I am humbled and grateful to even be a part of the group. I hope my story can help even one person who sees it. I know this isn’t a classic running accomplishment, but more what I have accomplished in having a normal happy, healthy life by falling in love with running.
FRANCESCA!!! “So picture this: 6 am on a Monday morning, pitch black (minus mine and my mom’s headlamps), and 3.5 degrees Celsius (aka freaking cold!). These conditions resulted in my fastest 5k and the best hill form I’ve ever had! I used to be a runner and then had a long hiatus for various reasons. Picked it back up again last year and then had another hiatus of about 8 months. After running again the last month, realizing not all is lost and I”m not back to square one, this morning was the first time I’ve felt like a ‘runner’ in a very long time. I cannot wait to keep going!”
Chelsea!!! “I had my first crash in a trail race over Labor Day Weekend. My ankle, which I thought was going to cause me lots of problems (I sprained it really bad the weekend before on some trail), felt pretty good most of the run, so that was a positive! I was just kind of worn out for the whole race. When I’m tired during a run, I get lazy with my feet, which usually leads to tripping a lot. Well, on trail, lazy feet lead to falls. I fell three times during the 15 mile run. The first time I fell, about mile 7, I fell really hard going downhill on a super rocky portion of trail. I slid on my stomach for a little bit, which resulted in some scrapes and tearing my new shirt (GRR), but that was it! It hurt, but I was able to pop back up and keep going. The second time I fell was on a super flat, dirt only area. It was almost funny because I was about 2 miles from being finished and I knew it was because I was tired. It didn’t hurt at all, it was just embarrassing because I tripped over nothing in front of a big group of guys getting ready to ride. I hope I gave them a good laugh! The last fall, which happened in the last mile, was the worst. It was also downhill in a rocky portion and I did a semi-somersault as I fell. That one hurt and knocked the wind out of me, which led to me laying on my back in the middle of the trail. I cried a little, got up, walked a little, then ran the rest of the way to the finish. I felt better once I was able to run again. I finished the 15 miles in 2 hours and 36 minutes, with an average pace of 10:19. I was also the first overall female, so that was cool! This run definitely tested me- that was also my first real crashing during a race. And I crashed three times. Go big or go home, right?” You can read more about the race and the weekend on her blog HERE!
Have any Friday Favorites to share? I would love to hear them! Have any fun weekend plans?! Vegas restaurants… any recommendations?!? Any Instagram accounts you are loving lately? I’m always looking for inspirational/funnyawesome accounts!