Friday Favorites!!

Yesterday I got to run with one of my best friends that is in town.  She and I used to live together in college and we would run to her parents’ house from our apartment (her mom always fed us so well:) so it definitely brought back memories meeting at her parents’ house for a run.

6.89 miles @ 9:41 average pace…  I didn’t look at my watch so I didn’t see how far we had gone but if I did, I would have had us go another .11 miles ha.

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I got home and then it was off to take Brooke to tennis lessons.  They have another round in July of tennis lessons and Brooke asked if she could do that round too so I think she is getting hooked.

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She had a great cheering crowd too.  PS my niece gave Skye that little reindeer and she won’t let it go.

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Random story but I woke up on Thursday and could smell a skunk so so bad… Andrew couldn’t smell a thing so I assumed it was a weird pregnancy thing.  My neighbor texted me a little bit later saying that she could smell a skunk and her husband couldn’t so she was wondering if we could.  Do women have a better sense of smell (I guess I could google the answer)?

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Then we went to the pool and when a woman walked by carrying fries, I knew I had to have fries. They gave us fry sauce (ketchup + mayo mixed) to go with the fries but Skye decided that she should dip her chips into the fry sauce so she did…

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And the only other picture (and it’s not a good one ha) I have is from the day  when Skye asked Andrew for ‘crushy ice’ in her water bottle and we both laughed so hard.  Skye is very particular about things and I think she got that from me;)

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I have some favorite things to share with you this week!

*I wanted another pair of really comfortable and supportive sandals for this summer (a runner’s need!!) but didn’t want to spend $100 on them.  I read the reviews on these ones ($25) and ordered them and the reviews were right.  I can’t believe how comfortable they are and how much support they offer (more than my expensive pairs).  They have a lot of colors to choose from and they fit true to size.  My feet cannot handle flip flops anymore without hurting so these are the perfect solution.

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*My favorite podcast episode from the week was this one with Ali and Courtney Carter!

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*I’m trying to help my kids to really keep up with their reading this summer so we are going to the library often and I just bought these Weird but True books.  They keep my kids SO interested and I love reading them with them.  When my nieces and nephews come over I find them picking up the books and going through them on the couch too.

*I’ve tested a few different types of popsicle mold sets and this one takes the lead for me.  They are so easy to use, they come with a funnel and the popsicles come out easily.  I usually just make a smoothie and they come out perfect.

*My sister told us to start this show and we listened.  It is SO good and we have watched way too many episodes this week already.

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*Slowly but surely I’m going to be adding more pieces of equipment for our at-home gym.  It’s hard to find anything online right now so I got them at our sporting goods store.  So far so good and I’m really loving the med ball to change things up with strength.

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Have any favorite things from this week?!

Any shows that you have been hooked on lately?

Do you see/talk any of your friends from high school or college very often?

What are you looking forward to this weekend?  Anyone have a virtual race coming up?  Long runs this weekend?

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My two best friends are from high school and thought we haven’t lived in the same place since 2000 (!!!I can’t believe I graduated high school 20 years ago)…We still communicate daily either via text or a phone call. We went to an all girls high school and I think the close bonds we formed during that time will last our whole lives.

Random question for you or this community: has anyone tried installing one of those TRX systems at their home gym? Is it worth it ($) compared to just owning a few sets of free weights and some resistance bands?

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Nadya, you three have such a special bond. So cool that you are still in contact daily! That is a great question. If nobody has the answer in the comments today I can ask it as a question on Monday! Have a beautiful weekend:)

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I just ordered those sandals, thank you for the recommendation! I kept looking at Birks but they are so expensive, excited to try these.

Madam Secretary is so good!! I’ve been watching Never Have I Ever and Community on Netflix.

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You are going to love them! Let me know what you think about them… I can’t believe how cheap they are. Now I need to check out Never Have I Ever, thanks! Have a wonderful weekend Mariah.

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We must be living the same life right now! your reccs have been perfect for the things i’ve been searching for. last time it was the med ball, and this whole week i’ve been researching to find new sandals (my old reefs have little life left). I remember you mentioning Oofos in the past, do you like these better for cushion/support?

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Hey Lindsey! Time for new sandals! The Oofos I LOVE for being at home and more of a house slipper thing. Oofos are beyond comfortable and soft but I love these types of sandals for anytime I go anywhere! They are more firm than the Oofos but still super comfortable with the right arch support. I guess my answer is I love both for different things:). Have a great day!

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My daughters have gotten me hooked on the show Psych. I love a good mystery and a good laugh. It’s included with our Amazon Prime membership.

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Okay, this brought me a big smile because I LOVE THAT SHOW! So so much. I didn’t know it was on Amazon Prime, I’m going to have Andrew watch it with me now. Have a great weekend Stephani!

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The week has been a blur but my favourite thing have been my early morning solo runs because the runs start my day off right.

I am on vacation for 10 days starting today so I am pretry excited. I have been working from home so sometimes the work balance gets blurred lol Also we are picking up our sweet pup from the airport in a few hours and we are so excited. I couldn’t sleep last night lol!

its so funny that you could smell the skunk and Andews couldn’t! Also re Skye being particular i- it is funny how little kids lare ike that :) My youngest niece has so many stuffed animals.. loves all of them by day but at night only one will do. When my sister misplaced one she tried to send her to bed with a different one and my niece got very upset and angry and screams no no 😂. Go figure.

Have a wonderful day Jamae! And glad you got to run eith and catch up with a good friend!

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TEN DAYS OFF! Kristine, I am so happy that you are getting your puppy today and you get time off. Enjoy every second and you might have to send us some puppy pictures. Oh haha your niece sounds like she would be best friends with Skye;). I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thank you!

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My students LOVE those weird but true books! I cannot keep them on the shelves. We also love the world of weird animals series by Jess Keating (including Pink is for Blobfish, Cute as an Axolotl), and the Ordinary People Change the World series by Brad Meltzer, which are biographies with sort of a cartoon-y, conversational style, with SO much great information about so many important people. I could talk books all day. :-)

Hoping to start running again in the next few days after this hamstring injury! I miss it so much!

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Off to go buy both of those! My kids will love them, thank you so much for helping me Kristin! I hope your hamstring is 100% and that your first run back goes really well!

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My cousin smelled gas in her apartment building and everyone (husband included) thought she was losing it because they didn’t smell anything.

There was in fact a gas leak. So when a woman tells you she smells something, believe her.

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Amber, that is SO SO scary and I totally believe it happening! I am so grateful everyone was okay and thank goodness for our sense of smell! Have a beautiful day.

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Totally understand wanting an even number for your run! Recently, my husband and I went hiking and when I looked at my watch at the end, we had gone 6.99 miles. My husband didn’t understand AT ALL why I wanted to walk in circles in the parking lot for .01 miles.

I have about one week a month that my sense of smell is better than usual…I think it’s hormonal. So I totally believe that women have a better sense of smell, at least part of the time.

Teva flip-flops will mold to your foot after you wear them a bit so they will give you good arch support after a few wearings. I wear nothing but flip-flops all summer, and have high arches, so I definitely feel the difference.

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Bahaha WE GET EACH OTHER! Thank you for telling me about your .01 need because it makes me feel more normal:) That is so interesting about that one week a month where your sense of smell is even better and I’m sure it is hormones because the same thing happens to me with pregnancy. I forgot about Teva… those are the absolute best. Now I need a pair. Have a great day Emily!

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Our libraries are still closed here in MN, and my kids are definitely missing the refreshes of their book collection. I am probably placing an order for a few through amazon or target soon, but it is much harder to choose which ones when you have to pay money for them!
I got a previous order from Target this week and we got new bath crayons! Very exciting in my house. I like your new sandals. It’s so helpful to have a supportive sandal, and they look nicer than casual flip-flops too!
This weekend I am thinking about visiting a friend at a farmer’s market – she recently started a new home-bakery business which I think is just about the coolest thing ever. So I want to support her even though I normally bake all my own stuff. :) She has cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip bread, and croissants this week.

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Oh I bet they are missing the library so much! I agree, the luxury of just going to the library and getting whatever you want for free is one I will never take for granted again. I hope you find some great options. I hope you have the best time at the farmer’s market and your friend sounds amazing! Enjoy and grab a croissant for me (and how cool that you bake all of your own stuff too)!

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I ordered one kettlebell on Amazon and actually had to wait for over a week to get it. Hot commodity these days! I REFUSE to go to a gym so I should be doing the same as you, slowly increasing my own gym equipment!

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Oh yay for a new kettlebell! Seriously, everyone is wanting their own home gyms now which is so awesome! Enjoy and I hope you have a really great day Molly!

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I’ve been debating signing up for amazon prime. Do they have quite a different selection from Netflix?

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Hey Jenni! They do have a lot of things that aren’t on Netflix! I love them but I still watch Netflix way more and use prime more for the shipping etc. Not sure if that helps your decision ha:). Have a great weekend!

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Madam Secretary was such a good show! It was my Sunday night way to relax. I’m sad that they cancelled it.

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WHY DID THEY HAVE TO END IT?!! I hope you are doing well Fiona and that you have a wonderful weekend!

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With my last pregnancy, the first sign I had was when I was pumping gas into my car and the smell was overwhelming to me. I took a test a couple days later (the soonest it would be positive), and sure enough I was pregnant! I’d say it definitely has to do with hormones.

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NO WAY! Those hormones are so incredibly strong (and sure seem to do random things sometimes). So cool! Have a beautiful weekend, Michelle.

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We have been watching Outlander. So good!
Looking forward to spoiling Chris a little this weekend. ;)
Happy Friday, and now I need fries.

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Going to be checking out Outlander soon. YES for spoiling Chris, he deserves it! Thanks Erica and I really hope you go and get some really good fries.

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I still talk to a friend I met back in Kindergarten, but yes my best friend from 7th grade is still my best friend and we talk a lot.
My husband has a better sense of smell than I do but I attribute that to allergies. LOL

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So so great that you are still so close with your best friend from 7th grade and that you still talk to your friend from when you were 5! Oh I definitely think allergies plays a big roll in that sense of smell too! Have a fabulous weekend Rachel.

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Love trying out some of your Friday favorites! I tried Olaplex for my hair that you posted about last week and love it. Thanks and I hope you have a great weekend :)

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Totally ordered those sandals on Amazon on Friday after reading your post as I needed some cute sandals and OMG they fit perfect. I am always hesitant to order shoes online unless I for sure know my size, but I went with my sneaker size and they are so comfy. I already don’t want to take them off.

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