Fridays with Floyd : Always Around

Aug 28, 2014

It's no secret that Floyd is never more than .4 steps from us.
Whether that be on the sofa, the kitchen, the bed, anywhere in the house, inches from our face. You name it, Floyd is there. 
(Except if it's anywhere past 10pm and he's already put himself to bed.)
Run downstairs to switch the laundry, Floyd is on your heels.
Pop outside to water the flowers, Floyd is at the door watching.
Forget something in the garage, Floyd is right by the door.
Homeboy has serious FOMO.
Who knows, there could be a man handing out gallons of peanut butter down in the laundry room and Floyd would miss it.
Or something like that...

So as much as I curse him for tripping me while I'm cooking, honestly I would be very lonely in the kitchen without him.

And the case was no different when we were taking photos for yesterday's blog post.  
You can see his snot in the corner of the door, not wanting to miss out on an ounce of the action.
Then, of course, it was time for his photo shoot.
So as you can see, he's literally, always around.


Flippin Out {Flipbelt Review}

Items that make my running game easier go straight to my heart.

I am proud to be a Sweat Pink Ambassador and equally excited to show you about FlipBelt!
I love the message of Sweat Pink and if sweat had a color, I'm positive mine would be pink.
Sweat Pink's support and encouragement of women, fitness and health is fantastic and a great resource for us ladies! 

I, admittedly dorkishly, wear a water belt often while I run, especially if it's super hot out.
When it's not as hot, or I'm not going as far, I have been on the hunt for something else to hold my phone, keys, ID, etc.  
My arm band is just about dead so thankfully, FlipBelt has entered my life!
I will often run in areas away from our house and don't have a place to put my keys and FlipBelt is the perfect solution! 

FlipBelt fits snuggly around your waist and perfectly hides, holds and secures your belongings.  All without it being too heavy or riding up while I run. 
Ta da!
My phone is safe and secure and my tunes are readily accessible!

P.s. can you spot the basset?
Such a stage dog...

And just for you, Sweat Pink is offering 10% off a FlipBelt to you with the code sweat33.  

I am a really big fan of the FlipBelt!  
I really hate when my running rhythm gets messed up (like earlier this week when I wore the wrong socks and got a blister!!) so anything that makes my running easier and smoother is a true winner in my book!



Aug 27, 2014

We were honored to have the privilege of spending this past weekend celebrating Kait and Dane's wedding!
Along with our other blogger besties, Casey and Eric, we celebrated all weekend long! 

I don't want to spill too many beans about Kait's big day before she has the chance to but here are some of the highlights!
For starters, this was definitely one of the most beautiful and thought out weddings I've been to in a long time.  Every item of the weekend was carefully thought out, planned and expertly executed. 
Friday night Mister and I had a mini date night and then were able to hang out with the bride and groom before their big day!
Saturday morning Casey and I lounged around and had about 47 cups of coffee and chatted the morning away.  We then headed up to Hershey, PA for breakfast.  Turns out there is just about 0 places to get breakfast in Hershey.  So we settled on Starbucks which also happened to be located at the outlet mall.  We weren't mad about it.
Then it was time to get ready...major teasing was in order.
And before we knew it, it was time to get the show on the road! 

We had some time to kill before the reception so we hit up a local brewery for drinks and snacks
The fact that (all 3) of our boys are friends that text, play golf and really enjoy one another's company warms me to the soul.

To take the words right out of Casey's mouth, because I could not have said it better myself...
I feel very lucky to be doing this life with these people.

All in all it was a FABULOUS weekend and we could not be happier for Kait and Dane!!


Runners Tell All : Training Routine

Aug 21, 2014

Today I am excited to be linking up with Amanda for her Runner's Tell All link up!
You know I love talking all things running so this is perfect!
This week's topic is training routines.

I would love to tell you that I have a very detail, specific training plan for my next race.
But I don't.
I do have a loose plan and goals for each week, if that counts. 

And I do have a race on the horizon though so that's a start.  Though I'm not spilling the beans about which one just yet.
Generally speaking, I try to run 3-4 times a week and like to average 12-20ish miles/week, if I can.
I really prefer for my long runs to be on Saturdays.  That way I can run with my group and it's so nice to run with other people and take different routes.

Schedule wise, some weeks are WAY better than others.
This summer has been NUTS for us so that plan gets a bit shifted.
Ideally this is how I like my week to look:

Monday : Run 4-6 miles (sometimes more if I need to get my long run in for the week then)
Tuesday : Speed/track work out with my running group.  Usually 3-4 miles total
Wednesday : Run 1 mile to and from boot camp
Thursday : Lift/weight training
Friday : Typically my off day if we are in town
Saturday : Long run with my running group.  5-10 miles depending on how close to a race I am.
Sunday : Rest day

And that all equals to a lot of lacing up and a loosely based training plan.
As of today, I'm at 367 miles for the year and thinking I can meet my goal of 500 if I keep this up! 


On the Table

Aug 20, 2014

Now that my eating is extremely restricted, finding foods that I can eat and enjoy is a real challenge.
Sometimes a fun challenge, sometimes not...
I really love eating. Like a lot.
Although, I think that I sorta, finally, kinda, have it figured out.
Most days.
Some days I just throw my hands up and eat chips and salsa.
And a super shout out to Mister who is also being the biggest sport in all of this too.  He is ultra supportive and puts up with our crazy new meal plans. 

I had some questions about what I have been eating and some sugar free/gluten free recipes.
As I said, I'm still learning but here's a little run down about what is frequently gracing our table.

Eggs (so many eggs)
Vegetables (thank goodness for our CSA)
Chicken (every day for lunch)
Corn chips/salsa
Clif/Lara/Bare Naked bars
Sweet potato chips
As far as recipes, here are a few winners I've discovered:
Chicken Salad with homemade mayo
Turkey Burgers
Pad Thai with Zoodles and homemade chili sauce
You can check out my Pinterest food board here to see a few more things that are on our menu!

As daunting as this whole ordeal seemed at first, it is becoming easier.
It just takes a lot more thinking and planning but it is not impossible!
Eating out is still a challenge but getting easier.  And actually, Nashville, was much easier than I thought it would be.  Everywhere we ate served very fresh food and not full of sauces, so that was a win!
I won't lie though, I am DYING for pizza.  And real ice cream.  

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or if you have some great recipes that you think we should try! 

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