June 26, 2015

5 Friday Favorites 6/26/15: Marathon Training, Vegas, and Love for All!

Yay for Friday. I'm super pumped to be over with a week that was stressful but also had some good surprises. It looks like there is some more rain and thunderstorms this weekend so hopefully that means post-long run naps, eating, and Netflix. 
Not like that isn't what I usually do after long runs anyways...

5 Friday Favorites

1. Marathon Training

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This week is technically week two of #breathedeeplyandrunchi {again} Chicago Marathon 2015 training.  I am still tweaking my plan and figuring out what shoes I want to train in but managed to get a nice 10 mile run in and some speedwork last week along with lots of running this week. I'm not really feeling super pumped yet, but I'm hoping once I get everything together  I'll be more excited.  

I'll do a big post about my training next week and be sure to have bi-weekly updates until race day. 

2. SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

If you haven't heard, the Supreme Court ruled today that gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states. This makes my heart so happy because we need #equalityforall in this country. I remember going to a rainy Prop8 protest in DC 6 years ago, so it's about time. 

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3. gf Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins from HellotoFit

I had a couple zucchini in the fridge about to go bad and about 1000 muffin recipes pinned on Pinterest so I decided to whip up a batch last Sunday. I made these chocolate muffins from Jess's blog, and they turned out to be awesome.  I didn't even have any chocolate chips to add which is a travesty. Don't worry, you can't even taste the shredded zucchini hidden in the muffin! I have been eating them before or after my workouts as a quick bite of fuel or a snack while I'm making food. 

4. Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Medals

I'm already pumped to be running Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas in November since it's a bucket list race, will be my first visit to Sin City, and is a trip for a friend's birthday all rolled into one. I was even more excited when I saw the crazy awesome medal preview yesterday. 

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It may just become the coolest medal in my collection! 

Register and run the #stripatnight with me! 
For the Rock 'n' Roll races, remember you can use my code RUNWITHLAUREN to save $15 off any half or full marathon in 2015 (sorry Vegas is excluded!). 

5. Jersey blueberries

I always get excited when New Jersey farmed blueberries are in season. I would drive past the huge blueberry farms on my way to the beach all the time when I lived there or when I'm visiting.  I also love knowing how fresh the fruit is and how close it's coming from. I found a deal at a local grocery store for 3 pints for $5 and snagged a bunch.  I think I've already eaten 2 pints in 3 days so sorry, no sharing! 

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



What is one of your favorites from the week? Do you have a favorite summer grocery find? 

18 comments:

  1. yay for splurging on new shoes! and yay for human rights. i'm so excited for the US today.

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  2. Favorite from the week is finally taking the plunge and getting my hair cut! Desperately needed it cut after a year and a half... although way shorter than I'm used to it looks healthy and full again. Love it : ) And best grocery find - new types of nut butter. I'm so basic : )

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    1. Ah that's awesome! I got one after two months since my last and was relieved. My layers grow out so it always needs a quick trim! Haha, join the basic club #nutbutteraddict!

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  3. Yay for marathon training again! I have a similar bracelet that says "run strong".

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    1. Awesome! Marathon training is painful but exciting lol

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  4. I love blueberries so I'm so happy that they're in season! Look forward to following your training for Chicago! It sounds like such a great race...I haven't done a marathon yet but maybe that will be on my list...

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much! You are a rockstar so I'm sure you might get tempted to try it, just once!

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  5. I'm finishing up my heavy lifting with my coach and Chicago marathon training commences in a couple of weeks. I hope to run into all the bloggers who are running Chicago this fall!

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    1. That's awesome! I know, we need a big awkward blogger meet-up or something...

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  6. Loving those jewelry bands I've been seeing around the net. Got to try those brownies too.

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    1. Definitely use my link-they make great gifts too!

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  7. The SCOTUS ruling was the topic of conversation in our house yesterday. Love my momentum wrap! Thanks for linking up with Fitness Friday. Have a wonderful weekend Lauren!

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  8. Love farm stand blueberries! I am from NJ, too! When we lived in NYC, my MIL was asking where the pint I bought the day before was and she was astounded that I could take down a pint in one sitting. My marathon training starts 7/17. Since it will be my third this year I need to RALLY! lots of folks here getting psyched for Chicago, too.

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    1. Ah that's awesome-so you get what I mean! It'll be my third big one too.

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  9. Hi from a new reader. Love zuchini muffins and that vegas race medal is the bomb! Hope you have a good weekend! Stopped by from FitnessFriday Linkup

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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