June 19, 2015

5 Friday Favorites 6/19/15 feat. Magazines & Ice Cream

I'm so happy it's Friday as always. I know we're supposed to get some thunderstorms this weekend (boo), but I'll have my first official marathon training run tomorrow. I still am working on what exact plan I'm going to follow so I'll talk more about that once I've got it all figured out.  Other than that I've planned to spend time outside, hit up the FIT+ festival in Harbor East on Saturday, and go to the farmer's market.  

5 Friday Favorites

1. Women's Running Magazine Insta-Runners

In December I think I grabbed a subscription to Women's Running Magazine and have been a big fan ever since. Lots of really informative articles and a nice mix of information & fun. You can imagine my surprise when I opened up July's issue and saw MY Instagram photo sitting right there on the page. I literally screamed and my boyfriend thought something was seriously wrong. Nope, just run-nerding it out. 


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I had gotten a comment on the photo to email it to the WR team but never heard anything after that. Even though they mis-spelled my username wrong, it's still awesome to see my face in the Insta-Runners section. 


2. Ice Cream Dates

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So far I've had ice cream three times in a row this week, whoops. It's not my fault it's delicious. I started off Monday finally catching up with Sarah outside of working out and grabbing some Kilwin's ice cream for the first time in forever. I had a delicious caramel ripple cone and of course my staple, rainbow jimmies. 


3. Free Race Photos

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Only smiling because I'm finished and can go grab some free wine

I really like the two free race photos I found from the ZOOMA Women's Race in Annapolis a few weeks ago.  I look happy and pretty great in both, minus the claw hand in my finish line photo above. 

 Last weekend's ODDyssey Half Marathon also had free race photos which I haven't looked at yet. I hope I don't look as awful as I feel-I remember trying to look happy when I saw cameras! For the price of registration, more races need to offer free photos! 


4. Brandon Flowers The Desired Effect album

I'm a Brandon Flowers fanatic-I just love him. My love started way back in high school when I first heard The Killers single Somebody Told Me for the first time. The Killers are probably the band I've seen live the most! Brandon Flowers's voice has only gotten better and his new album is fabulous. Great songwriting and story-telling with a touch of an 80s vibe. 

The song Lonely Town in particular has been on repeat ALL week. 

5. Ultimate Foam Rolling Guide for Runners from Run to the Finish

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One of my favorite recent pins and blogs posts I've read is Amanda's Foam Rolling Guide. I love my foam roller, although I haven't been giving it much love at all lately. When I first started hearing about foam rolling and bought one I didn't really know what to do or how long to use it for. This article talks about what areas to roll, what types of foam rollers there are, and how to avoid over rolling. You only need 20-30 seconds per area! 



I'm also linking up with ClareJill,Katie,DC Trifecta and Heather



What song are you playing on repeat this week? Do you foam roll? 

29 comments:

  1. SO FREAKING COOL YOU WERE FEATURED IN A MAG! I send in Instas to Runners' World all the time... I'm still waiting... hahaha.

    I used to never foam roll. Then I got hurt. Now I foam roll at LEAST once a day, if not twice!

    My repeat song is Dallas Smith's Cheap Seats!

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    1. I KNOWWWW thanks for sharing my excitement! Just keep tagging them!

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  2. squeee!! how exciting to be an Insta-Runner in Womens Running! that's fabulous :) and here here for ice cream dates!

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    1. Thanks so much and YES let's do an ice cream date!

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  3. Ooooh Brandon Flowers! I have to add him to my mix. I've been listening to the new Nate Ruess on repeat. (he's fromFun and the Format)

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    1. He is awesome. Yes I know Nate Ruess! I was a big the Format fan for a while and loved Fun's first album a lot before peeps knew who they were!!

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  4. ice cream is so good BUT YOU'RE IN A MAGAZINE how cool is that!

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  5. Okay you are SO cool for landing in that magazine! I need to start tweeting to them some more or something. You're pretty much famous and you should frame that.

    Also-- we need to do Kilwins dates more often. It's the best. Hopefully next time they have my flavors hah

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  6. I am also LOVING Brandon Flower's new album. I listen to it constantly. I'm hoping to see him live in NYC this summer! And love that you got into RW!!! #RunnerEnvy : ) Hope you have a fab weekend!!

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    1. YES that makes me HAPPY. I really want to see him in DC! I saw him on his last solo tour and he was amazing, of course.

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  7. I was just chatting with a friend Wednesday about how much we love magazines and being able to download issues from the library just isn't the same. Sunday morning is magazine reading time! And ice cream and iced coffee - pretty much the greatest things in life right there.

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    1. I know-there's something about physical magazines. Yes all the best things in life!

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  8. That's so cool you were in a Magazine. I was once back in the day. I took a bootcamp with celebrity trainers at Sante Monica Beach and a pic of me was in US weekly...so crazy!

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    1. That's awesome-US Weekly is a big magazine!

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  9. I've heard about foam rolling! How do you like it?

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    1. I like it-it hurts so good, lol. It's easy to do when watching TV for 10 minutes after a run.

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  10. always ice cream! yes, always.

    i'm with you on the free race photos. i'm not paying $25 for a photo where i look marginally dying to just to remember the activity.

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    1. ALWAYS. Haha my thoughts exactly.

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  11. Hubba Hubba to that ice cream cone! LOL!

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  12. Still so jealous that you made it in the magazine :) I wish every race gave out free photos! At least one per runner.

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    1. Thanks so much! I totally agree At least a free finish line photo!

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  13. I don't foam roll very often but there are certain times when nothing else will work. Very cool about the RW photo. Thanks for sharing with Fitness Friday! Have a wonderful weekend Lauren :)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. I should foam roll more than I do!

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  14. Heck yes--waita make your debut in RW! Bummer they got your username wrong, but super cool anyway!

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    1. Thanks so much! First Women's Running then Runner's World? Maybe, haha.

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  15. I need that ice cream! I also need to follow you in instagram. That's so cool and crazy that you got your photo in Women's Running and didn't even realize it!

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    1. SO yummy. Yes please follow me @breathedeeplyandsmile!

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