{Friday Fab 5}

I cannot believe July has come and past!
{#1-Garlic Lemon Herb Chicken}

With the cooler temperatures this week I used the oven to make this AMAZING chicken. It was so simple, juicy, and delish! If you don’t want to turn the oven on, then you’ll have to save this for fall. It would be worth the wait! On Ryan’s official rating scale (5-I would eat it once a week to 1- I’d eat it if I had to) he gave it a 5!

{#2-Slow Cooker Chipotle Black Bean Dip}

Another good recipe I’d normally reserve for fall, however this was just was too easy and went with the taco chicken we grilled. Add as much cheese and green onion as your taste buds like. I also added green chilies for more spice. For the link to the recipe click here.

{#3-No treadmills… Well maybe}

The day after I posted this photo to Instagram I was running on a treadmill. Wait, did you catch that? I was RUNNING! Thursday at physical therapy I got to slow jog 3 minutes and run easy pace for 3 minutes. That is six minutes of running. Tomorrow is the three week mark on my ankle sprain. This is all positive. I was told no biking or running today and take it easy this weekend (while doing my ankle exercises 3X daily of course.) I will be able to try a mile or two on Tuesday before going to therapy! So exciting!


Sunday I rode my bike for the first time in 10 years. I have to say I really liked it. Heck, after weeks without running…I loved it! 52 miles of biking this week later and I’m planning my next long bike ride for Monday!

{#5-New York City}

This picture is in our family room and has been for the past three plus years. Why would I share this, well…I will be going there next week. So excited! I’m hoping to have a picture or two of a run in Central Park if all goes well with therapy!

Anybody racing this weekend?
Happy Weekend!

{Friday Fab 5}

This rainy weather is making me mad! Here is what made me happy this week!

{#1-Lake Love}

Ry and I drove along Lake Michigan while in Racine for The Color Run and stopped to see a lighthouse on the drive.

{#2-Devil’s Lake}

Speaking of lakes, Ry and I will be running the Dances With Dirt Half Trail Marathon in July at Devil’s Lake. Our first trail race for both of us!

{#3-Tree Love}

I’m obsessed with taking pics of trees! This was one I stopped to take while on a run!

{#4-Historic Third Ward}

The third ward is one of my favorite places to walk around in Milwaukee. We spent part of Saturday here after eating lunch at my loves place…duh-Ryan Braun’s Graffito.


For my birthday we went out for a simple dinner at our favorite Mexican place in the area. You know you’re a runner when one of the first things you think of on your birthday is how it will change your age groups when running races. I have one more year in my current age division!

Happy Weekend!