{Friday Fab 5-Map/Photo Wall Art, Med City Half Marathon, Reading…}

This week has been super busy. Thank goodness I had some time last Saturday to hang pictures, read, and relax!

{#1-Map and Photo Wall Art}

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I finally had time to hang photos from our travels around the U.S. I love how the wall turned out. Love, as in I stop and stare at it as I pass by! Photos on the bottom are from the south, photos on right are from eastern U.S., top photos north, etc. The open space is just waiting to be filled with photos of our trip west this summer!

{#2-Time to Read}

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And enjoy the new wall art. It wasn’t as much time to relax as I’d hoped, but I took what I could get before my crazy week.

{#3-No Contacts or Makeup}

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Relax time meant wearing glasses and no makeup. You will likely never see this bare face again. I wear makeup EVERYWHERE. Always have and likely always will. Props to those of you who don’t, but this girl isn’t that brave!

{#4-Date Night Pizza}

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Monday brought an unexpected date night as I needed to buy some last minute supplies for the Science Olympiad kids I coach. The actual date was 20 minutes, but it was great to check in with the mr.

{#5-Med City Half Marathon}

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Also a surprise this week was registering for this half marathon on May 25th in Rochester. A friend texted me earlier this week wanting to get a group to run together. I love racing (especially with others) so I was definitely in. It will serve as my last easy long run the Sunday before my big race-Chester Woods 50k!

Anyone have any fun, unexpected race plans that were a blast?

Happy Weekend!

{Friday Fab 5…North Face, Wild, Brrr…}

Short and sweet this week folks…

{#1-North Face ad}
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The ad is only 30 seconds long, but it is so where my heart is these days.  The mountains are calling.  It’s as if North Face wrote this add to me directly.  Nice job ad women and men!  #neverstopexploring

{#2-Brrr…}

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I know everyone is sick of talking about the weather, but SERIOUSLY. It is really dang cold outside. Freezing temps means buying day passes to run at the gym. So looking forward to the heat wave this weekend-30’s!

{#3-Wild-From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed}

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I finally read Catching Fire so the husband can stop getting on my case three times a day-minimum! I liked it, but didn’t love it. Much better than the first. What I am loving right now is Wild. I started this Tuesday and stayed up too late on a school night. Something about Strayed’s voice and story sucked me in right away. Back cover in a sentence–> Strayed had lost everything so she decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (Cali to Oregon) alone (with no training) and finds healing along the way. Love so far.

{#4-Asparagus Delight}

from miracleskinny drops.com

from miracleskinny drops.com


A super simple recipe we enjoyed this week for making a delish side of two of my favorite veggies.

{#5-Winter Miles Challenge}
Winter Miles Challenge
If you haven’t joined yet, it is not too late. Joined and had a rough week? Work got you down? Cold temps=excuses this week? You still have this weekend to make up those winter miles. Get after it.

Happy Weekend!