Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Favorites!

It's Friday. I have a long weekend ahead of me. The sun is shining. Birds are chirping. It's my rest day.

Seriously--it doesn't get any better than that, does it?!?!

Linking up with Fitting it All In, Life in Leggings, and the Virginia Bloggers for my Friday Favorites!

1. I had some GREAT workouts this week. All of my runs were quality, my HIIT workouts intense, I had some good lifting sessions, and overall, I just feel really good about what I accomplished. My favorite run of the week was Monday--upon returning home from the weekend, I met up with a couple of guys for a 6 mile (HILLY!) run. My legs felt a little sluggish to start and it definitely wasn't a fast run by any means but it was one of those runs that just felt good for the soul, you know?!

 2. Speaking of workouts, I was perusing Pinterest for some good ones and came across this guy--Millionaire Hoy. Maybe I'm late to the game and he's actually quite famous but his workouts are TOUGH! They remind me a lot of Insanity (which I obviously LOVE) and man, let me tell you--the 20 minute burpee workout he does looks KILLER. I may have to try it next week. And if you're looking for some quick, 20-30 minute HIIT workouts that will make you sweat, he's your guy.

3. I came across a really awesome post yesterday in regards to exercise comparison and guilt and it was so good. It's absolutely KILLING me that I can't remember who wrote it but seriously--it was great. I'm totally guilty of seeing other people's workouts on Instagram or Facebook and wondering if maybe I should do more? Or worrying about posting a picture of my run on social media and fearing that people would judge me on my pace because it wasn't "fast enough". Crazy, right? You just gotta do you, you know?! It goes back to something I tell people when they ask me for advice in regards to running because they hate it--it's simple, DON'T RUN! :) Find another activity you enjoy doing and rock it! Zumba, pilates, yoga... you have to find your passion and not worry about what others are doing. And NEVER feel bad about doing something you love. It's taken me a long time to steer away from the comparison trap but I'm slowly getting there.
*rant over!*

4. These pins.

Drooling at my keyboard as we speak... SOURCE
ha--this was me last weekend. 

5. LONG WEEKEND!!!!! We have Monday off here at work (yes!) and the only plans I have are to potentially run a 5k tomorrow morning. And did I mention the weather is going to be AMAZING? I plan on spending as much time outside as possible.

I hope you all have a long weekend ahead like I do and get to do something FUN! :) See you on Monday!



  1. Nothing better than looking back and feeling like a boss after a week of crushing some workouts! : ) I hope you have a great MDW and enjoy the time outside!!

    1. yes! it's the BEST feeling ever! :) and thanks!!! you too! :)

  2. Good luck on your 5k this weekend!
    Hey - what kind of watch are you wearing - do you like it?

    1. thank you!! and i'm wearing the Fitbit surge... no complaints so far! i love it because it's got everything i need in one watch--step tracker, HR monitor, and gps for my runs.

  3. Woo! Good luck on your 5k and congrats on a great week of workouts! That is always the best feeling!

  4. Have a great, long weekend! That's awesome that you're doing what you love. And I have to get that FitBit thing. I keep hearing how great it is!

  5. That is one of my FAVORITE quotes. So glad you posted it here today - serves as a little reminder for me :) happy weekend!