Friday Faves!

It’s been a confusing and crazy week for me…but I MADE IT!

Hellooooooo, Friday! How you doin’?

Okay, maybe I shouldn’t be talking to something abstract.

Let’s move one.

Last Night’s Workout

I ran! 6 miles total but only logged 5 miles on my watch.

      • 1 mile warm up
      • 6X800m repeats (with jogs in b/w that added up to 1 mile-ish)
      • 1 mile cool down
      • A couple of fast sprints
      • Stretching

 

It was a good run, except the times my foot hurt. I’m starting to log more miles, so my feet hurt from all the work that is being put on my foot. Anddddd I definitely need new shoes. I wouldn’t mind the same ones I have now. Nike Lunar Glide 4 is a great light stability and for distance running. Just sayin’.

Dinner

Just gonna do a quick picture here

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Organic grass fed meat, sauteed spinach, a little whole wheat spaghetti and tomato sauce. Perfect. And I might have had another slice of meat. IT WAS SO GOOD Smile

Breakfast

Over night soaked oats with chia seeds and some other stuff (yes, there are some cheerios in there. I needed a crunch and ran out of granola). And some green tea Smile

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FRIDAY FAVES!!!!

1) Whole Foods’ 365 Almond Milk (Vanilla, unsweetened)

For some reason, it tastes realllllllly good to me. I like it more than the Almond Breeze brand. Something about the taste, its just better to me.

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2) Chia Seeds!!!

I just bought some of these while I was visiting the Dekalb Farmer’s Market over Spring Break. These were so, so cheap. I never get the ones at the stores because its so expensive for so little of an amount! So, this is the first time I’ve tried Chia seeds and I’m definitely a fan!

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3) Chickpeas!

These things can pretty much go with ANYTHING! You can even eat them like popcorn. And they’re so good for you! If you haven’t tried Chickpeas (Garbonzo beans), then you totally need to!

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4) One serving English Muffins

Lori and Michelle are like super foodie geniuses, I mean check out this english muffin recipe. It is so easy and I personally, just love IT! I still want to experiment with it, but the taste is yummay! (That is their picture, not mine! I can’t get mine to look that perfect!)

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5) Streets and Alleys—The game!

Have you ever played this game? EXPLANATION: There is a cop, a burglar and lots of people. The people are standing in rows like in the picture below. Someone will say “streets”, everyone gets in to streets position. Thee burglar must get away from the cop. But when someone yells “alleys”, everyone turns into alleys and the burglar is stuck in that alley. I played it yesterday in theatre, and I got stuck in the alley and screamed realllllly loud because the guy playing the cop was like right beside me and “caught” me. It’s just one of those games that make everything seem terrifying. I don’t know.

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6) Raisins

I never (maybe like twice a year) eat raisins…ever. So, when I got some the other day to make that granola, I have discovered my LOVE  for them. They are so good! They remind me of mini fried dates.

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7) My dad sending me this picture of a chickadee this morning ❤

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8) Putting powdered stevia in popcorn.

It makes it taste like kettle corn…but its not. Tricky, tricky Winking smile

9) Drinking green tea in place of coffee

Green tea in the morning makes me feel tens time better! I hate the idea of having coffee in control. I want to be in control. No headaches, no drowsiness. I feel better.

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10) Revlon Brown Colorstay Eyeliner

I usually use black/brown but I’ve been using plain brown and I actually like it way more than the black/brown.

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Okay, that’s all my faves for today!

Just got back from a visit with my grandmom and her yorkie, Tanner Smile

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XOXO Audrey

Have a healthy and happy weekend!


Questions:

  • Do you have a dog? What kind is it?
  • What are some of your FAVE things right now?
  • Do you like Chia seeds?

Hello, Long Run

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I completed 11 miles Saturday morning. I just ran, picked up the pace, slowed a little, picked up the pace, slowed a little, stopped a few times, stretched a lot, ran fast for the last 1/2 of a mile and drank half a coconut water, part of a Luna Bar, and headed home. What a sentence. But that was pretty much it. Its good to get back to running long runs. A week without one seems a bit abnormal.

Lets get to pre-run breakfast, shall we?

Breakfast

I had two blueberry Kashi waffles with Greek yogurt, almond butter, and cinnamon mixed together and put on top. Also half of a banana and plenty of coffee.

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Post run

After the 11 miles, I ate about a 1/4 of a Luna Bar and 1/2 of a Zico coconut water. Then when I arrived at the house and showered, I made myself a Green Glow Smoothie from Toneitup.com. They put out the recipe so I wanted to try it.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2-1 cup of water or coconut water
  • 1 cup of raw spinach
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 banana
  • I added in 1 scoop of protein powder, MSM powder, psyllium husk, and Stevia powder.

I also snacked on an apple, almond butter, pecans, and…I ate a girl scout cookie(s).

Then we went to go see the addition to the family!

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Tanner! The Yorkie!

Is he not adorable? It was pretty hard to get a picture of him. He wouldn’t stop moving. He’s very spunky, friendly, and sweet. My grandmother got him today and I think he’s perfect!

And what’s even cuter is that he will pick up the leash and give it to my grandmother when he wants to go outside. Adorable.

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And we stopped at Starbucks and got a drink! I got the Tazo Chai Tea Latte with nonfat milk.

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And for some weird reason, my name gets spelled like this quite often. I haven no idea why.

Coming up half marathon

Okay, so for my half marathon on Feb. 17th, my plan is to try to get my time to 1hr55minutes. Anything under would be great as well and as long as I can keep it under 2 hours, I will be satisfied. Last year, my first half marathon, I ran in 2hr15minutes. I wasn’t really into being fast or anything. But now, that’s changed. So I’m pumped to PR this race!

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This was last year’s post race/medal.

Anyway, that’s the end of that. Have a good Monday!

XOXO

 


Question of the Day

Have you ran a half marathon? Do you have any recommendations for a good race?

Do people ever spell your name wrong?