Running with Newton

Happy Thursday!

Is it really Thursday? This week has gone by so fast!

Anyway, using, the winner of my Sweaty Bands Headband giveaway is…



September 9, 2013 at 10:37 am (Edit)

My favorite fall dish is probably pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese icing. Does that count as a dish exactly? Oh well, it’s delicious!



Last night, I got to run with Newton Running…well, kinda!


I tried on the shoes they were testing out, and personally, they did not feel good on my feet. I wasn’t a fan of the Energy. Don’t get me wrong, I bet it’s a great shoe! But on my foot I just didn’t like it.

Thank you, Josh, who came out to Trak Shak in Homewood to let us take a look!

My mom and dad tried on the Gravity (neutral shoe) and they liked it so they ran 5 miles in that.

Womens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe

I ran 5 miles in my own shoes. BOO!

I ran very well though with the heat, so pretty proud of myself.

I was running 8:45 pace after the 1 mile and felt awesome and right before the 2.5 mile water stop, I was just so HOT, so slowed down a bit! Alabama heat <<<<

Tried to keep a 9 min pace but I kept slowing down, getting faster, slowing down…so it was just messy. But I only stopped once (the water stop)! Building up that endurance for half marathon, baby!

When I got back from my run though, I did try on the Newton Motion, which I really liked! Wish they would have had a pair for me to test out. I’ve been wanting to try Newton Running shoes for a while and the Motion has been in the back of my mind.

I need this shoe for my upcoming Fall races. I would love to be able to share my experience with the shoe with you all.

You bet I stopped at O’Henry’s to get an iced coffee! With almond milk! Thank you for having Almond Milk.


If you live in Birmingham, O’Henry’s will have their Pumpkin Spice Lattes out September 18, next Tuesday! They tweeted @ me! Hehe

O’Henry’s Coffee@ohenrys 10 Sep

@AudreyRuns September 18th is the day!!!

And they have their own Pumpkin Spice coffee you can buy! The lady working told me it was delicious!

Bye Runners!


By the way, I’m not taking a picture of the car…but of the people at Trak Shak in the distance. Smile If you squint really hard, you can see them. Most of them were sitting.

Oh, and had another Beet & Feta sandwich when I got home…


Have a great Thursday!


  • Do you run in Newton’s? If not, what shoe do you run in?
  • Favorite drink at a local Coffee shop? (I love O’Henry’s Chai Tea Latte!)

Countdown to Fall + Pics ‘n’ Pins

Hope you all had a fabulous Labor Day!

Now its back to work, school, etc. But, its almost Fall. 18 days til we hit the start of a new season.

I’m so excited! I get more and more excited for Fall every year. You can tell its my favorite season, right?

I actually hate Summer…yeah I know, *gasp!*

But living in Alabama, Summer is the worst. Humid almost every day. 100 degree weather. That feeling when you get in your car after work and its so hot in there you can’t breath. The sweat that runs down your whole body from just standing. Not cool.

And its still hot…Alabama Summer lasts forever it seems and I want it to end!

Those of you who live North or somewhere where its not that hot, you don’t want Summer like we have it. Don’t ever wish for it!

Anyway, I wanted to share all my favorite Fall foods/recipes! Hope we have some in common! Let me know in the comments! Smile

(These are my pictures from last Thanksgiving) 

  • I made a Gluten Free Apple Cobbler
  • Chicken Apple Sausage (gluten free) Casserole Dish
  • Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole


A Pumpkin Crunch Cake from Crissy

Pumpkin crunch cake! This is THE best fall dessert | | #pumpkin #dessert

Gotta have Roasted Pumpkin Seeds! Or Butternut Squash seeds…either one! So good.

toasted pumpkin seeds. FAVORITE FALL FOOD :)

Pumpkin Pancakes! I have a recipe for Pumpkin Protein Pancakes that I’ll need to make soon and share with y’all!

Pumpkin pancakes.. so ready for fall foods !!

Oh, the Caramel Apples! Reminds me of when I was little. So I always have to have one every Fall!

Halloween evil queen carmel apples!

Soups and Stews!

Chuckwagon Stew | Plain ChickenButternut Squash Soup with Red Pepper

Fresh Cooking and Recipes: June 2011loaded potato soup recipe  Like, repin, share!  Try our tasty soups!   Thanks  :)  !Terri's Dixie Cornbread

Must have Pumpkin Bread! This picture leads to Recipe Girl!

Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Spice LatteStarbucks pumpkin spice lattes

PSL DID COME EARLY! Our prayers were answered Smile

Have a fantastic day, y’all!


Come back next Tuesday for Bloglovin’ Tuesday!

Stay tuned in this week for Vlogging in September!

Share your favorite Fall Recipes below!

I’ll be sharing more of my favorite Fall foods this month!


Marvelous Weather, Marvelous Time!

Good morning friends and happy Monday!

I don’t know why I haven’t been doing my MIMM posts! Thanks Katie for always hosting! I enjoy these kind of posts Smile

Marvelous is…

1. I don’t have to go back to high school again! My little sister is off to go to 8th grade today and I’m so glad I don’t have to go.

1st day of being a senior last year…


2. Friday night’s yummy thai salad and garden veggie soup from Panera

panera bread

3. My mom and I running/walking 10 miles in our hilly neighborhood Saturday morning with the most perfect weather! OMG it felt like early October. So blessed to have been able to exercise outside!

4. Being able to celebrate my brother’s 25th birthday on Saturday! We ate at Logan’s Roadhouse and then stopped by the Fresh Market because they were having “Make Your Own Icecream Sandwich” day which was a total letdown and wasn’t like anything we planned Sad smileSo that part wasn’t marvelous…but I do love the Fresh Market

By the way: My brother has worked his way up to 305 deadlift and 215 squat and still going! He usually never makes excuses about going to the gym. He’s super motivating!

5. Marvelous is the Starbucks employee who brewed all of us some dark French Roast coffee Smile


6. Sunday morning’s Sermon at Word Alive Church. #EatsWithSinners “Don’t Label People”

7. The workouts I’m going to get in today! I can’t promise anything, but I gotta make up Leg Day and I also gotta work Back, Biceps, & Shoulders

8. Being able to pick what I want to have for breakfast…torn between making my Chocolate Pancakes or cinnamon overnight oats!


9. Marvelous is…Fall is getting closer! I seriously can’t wait! And here’s why! (Pinterest)

It definitely feels like an Autumn morning here today.  Yoga last night also was outdoors and felt the chill in the air.  Although it doesn't smell like it yet so there's still time.

The Fall Decor

Fall decor.  I like the wood plank down the center.  I think my husband could cut a piece of wood down to the right size for my table, then we could stain it.  Might have to try this.Fall Decorating Craft Ideas | Fall Decorating | paperandlacecrafts

Fall fireplace decorations.This is it!!!! Exactly the look! Maybe slightly different color flowers but the pumpkins, straw, and  bushel baskets for decorations is perfect.

The Fall Clothes



Fall Food/Drinks

How to tell fall has arrived in Southern California: Starbucks pumpkin spice latte!Fall Favorite Foods & Drinks (via

And The Scenery

✮ Autumn PalletI could stare at this all day. My favorite time of year!

Fall Scenery - Pumpkin Cart

Have a Marvelous Monday!


  • What is your favorite season?
  • What was Marvelous in Your Monday?