Marvelous in My Monday, Yay!

Happy Monday and I’m so happy to be back on the blogging wagon. I’ve missed Marvelous Mondays, WIAW, and Friday Favorites!

Thank you, Katie for hosting!

Ready, set, go!

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Marvelous isBirthday weekend!

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Marvelous isMy first Philly Cheese Steak

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Marvelous is…Green smoothies that taste so good you could drink two glasses

Mason Jar Magic Bullet- why hadn't I thought of this??

Marvelous is…Seeing this pin on Pinterest last night! This is brilliant for those who make a lot of smoothie and salsa.

Marvelous is…Finishing up Module 8 for IIN

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Marvelous is…running 5.5 miles in the rain (WITHOUT STOPPING!!!) and completing a leg workout and arm workout (I will share this week)

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Marvelous is…Having ice-cream for like the 2nd time this year! I’m not a huge fan of ice-cream and I feel like its pointless to eat, but every once in a while, like for my birthday, its nice to eat Smile

Marvelous is…Watching this lovely movie, Saving Mr. Banks with all my family for a chill Sunday night…

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Marvelous is…Getting an early birthday present last week! HP laptop!

Marvelous is…This song, Latch, by Sam Smith…he has a beautiful voice and I’ve heard this song a couple times on the radio and decided to look it up. I really like it! Check it out, if you haven’t. Listen to his acoustic version too.

Marvelous is…Becoming a Girls Run Fast Ambassador!!! I’m more than thrilled and I feel so blessed.

What was marvelous in your Monday?

xxaudrey

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A Little Flashback Through the Years (19 years)

Officially 19 today! Do I have any birthday buddies out there?

Thought I’d post a few photos from the past years of my life to share with you just for fun!

me when i was 3

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Hey, I’m 18.

So…I have been a little MIA, unless you follow me on Twitter and Instagram. I think I’ve gotten on my laptop maybe three times this past week… :/

School work was pushing it. (I still took pictures though)

What’s been up?

  • Monday I was on a “fieldtrip” to go take my practice AP Lit. test which was 3 HOURS LONG of writing. Ew. Sad smile
  • We dissected cats on Tuesday…And it did not smell pretty.
  • I was given a 15 PAGE study guide for our humongous Anatomy Lab test next Tuesday AHHHH
  • I finished up a big math test Wednesday, which I studied hard for and made a 96…not too shabby.
  • I’ve been planning what I’m gonna do for my birthday
  • And I’ve been running everyday this week which always takes up about 2 hours of my life.

Foods from the week:

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Those waffles were really good.

Head on over to Lori and Michelle’s blog for the recipe

**Birthday Celebration April 5

Got my presents! Macarons and new Lunar Glide 4’s which you’ll see those in a minute!!!

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So prom was April 6, on my birthday…so we decided to do something Friday night, April 5. We had plans to go to Brio’s Tuscan Grille but the reservations were full from another school’s prom. I was really sad because I’ve been wanting to go there FOR FOREVERRR. So maybe we should have went out to eat April 4…..

So it took us about 30 more minutes to finally decide somewhere else to eat. We knew we had to go somewhere where there wasn’t prom people.

We chose Outback Steakhouse because I’ve never been. It was actually a really good choice. They had Mahi Mahi and OMG I had to get it.

Started off with some bread…wasn’t really that great though.DSC00678

Then we had an appetizer…the blooming onion. Australian thing apparently.

It was pretty good…but the whole time, I was like “will probably never ever eat this again”.

All I could think of was clogged arteries.

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I chose fish and vegetables and rice for my entrée. It was called Heart Of Gold MahiDSC00683

Then we hopped on over to O’Henry’s Coffee…the best coffee place in the world. It’s top notch. Way better than Starbucks any day!

I got the Chai Latte and it was superb Smile

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**Actual Birthday April 6

I am crazy and woke up at 5 AM to go run 11 miles with my dad with BTC. Who does that? Me.

Last year I skipped school and woke up early to run 6 miles of trails. Me and running are kinda bff’s.

Got a little fuel in me before we headed out

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11.4 miles in 1:43 with a 9:04 average pace. My dad could have finished that with an 8 min pace or faster for sure, but he ran with me! Such a nice guy. I love you, Dad! ❤

Those are my new LUNAR GLIDE 4’s

And we stopped to get a cup of O’Henry’s coffee. They were brewing up some cool flavors. I got something called the Private Estate…it was regular. Just letting you coffee people know.

Post Run Smoothie! With beets!

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Then I got ready for something I’ve never been to before…a car race. OMG.

My brother got us free tickets to the Barber Motorsports event and it was a perfect day for it! It was 70ish degrees, hardly any clouds in the sky, and a perfect breeze!

I’ve never been to one of these and I’ve always wanted to go to one. Here’s some pictures:

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We walked around a lot and watched these cars go in laps like a million times…which got boring in about 30 minutes…but that’s because I just don’t know much about it all…If I knew more, I’d probably have more fun. But it was awesome…

There were a few wrecks and spins which is interesting to see. I don’t think anyone got hurt though. Which was great!

CAR #10 won…but I really could care less. Lol.

Well, I’m 18 now! Yay!

I’ll be back tomorrow with a Clean Turkey Chili recipe and then Tuesday will be a quick leg workout that I’ve been wanting to share!

XOXO Audrey


Questions:

  • When is your birthday? What did/are you do to celebrate?
  • Have you ever been to a Grand Prix car race?
  • Do you indulge or stay healthy when it comes to your birthday?