Weekend shenanigans 

This weekend was the perfect mix of relaxation and social events.

Friday night was takeout and movies — my favorite way to start the weekend! Since getting married, I much prefer to stay in with Ryan and Murphy rather than go out to the bars.

Sticking with my routine, Saturday was for my long run. Still reminding myself to put in the work and trust the process. 

My brother and I finished up some yard work in preparation for our Adult Easter Party. I love a freshly mowed yard – I just don’t love all the work that comes with it. 

I stuffed roughly 100 eggs with candy and other goodies on Saturday afternoon. Who says just because you’re grown up that you can’t have fun?!

Our egg hunt on Sunday was intense and even though I ran Sunday morning, I’m pretty sure I got more of a workout sprinting across the yard trying to beat people to eggs. 

Our Adult Easter Party involved two egg hunts, egg roulette (some were hard boiled, some were raw. videos were hilarious), an egg toss and a ton of good food and drinks. 

After a full day of helping us look for eggs, trying to eat everything in sight and running around the yard like crazy, Murphy was wore out.

Now it’s back to work. I feel recharged and ready to tackle anything that comes at me after such a fun weekend.

What did you do this weekend?

Treadmill miles and a baby shower

I started Saturday off with 4 easy treadmill miles before getting cleaned up to go to a baby shower! While I am loving my treadmill miles, I can’t wait until it gets warm enough that I can run outside again!

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One of my longest and best friends is having a baby boy at the end of this month, so a few of us girls decided to throw a small and simple shower to celebrate her, the baby and enjoy each other’s company.

I plan writing a post later this week on some sweet treats you can make for any type of daytime party (baby shower, birthday party, etc).
Oh so sweet

Saturday night we went to dinner with some friends and then played some board games before crashing in bed. I love hanging out and being social, but I also love quality time spent at home with the people (and pup!) that I love. Trying to find a good balance between the two.

While I usually take Sunday as a rest day, yesterday I decided to get in a few miles before the rest of the world woke up — and I’m so glad I did! It felt great to get my heart pumping and legs moving so early in the day.

The rest of Sunday was spent watching movies, shopping for new bedroom furniture and re-watching more of The Office.

What did you do this weekend?! Tell me one fun thing!

Treadmill miles or freezing-cold-outside miles?

Sunshine in March

Thursday I woke up to snow. Saturday I was outside in a T-shirt and shorts. Kentucky is strange.

Smacked on these at my parents and it was delicious! I loved the pumpkin seeds. 

I’ve been listening to this album on repeat since it was released on Friday. 

I didn’t get a long run in this weekend since I’m trying to be cautious with some behind-the-knee soreness. I did get lots of quality time with my foam roller. 

On Sunday, Ryan and I roadtripped to Paducah to spend some time with his parents. We ended the day watching The Walking Dead. Solid weekend.

Tell me one fun thing you did this weekend! 

But first, coffee

Monday, y’all. This work week is going to be crazy for me, so I’m trying to stay upbeat.

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The good thing is I’ve been kicking butt in my workouts, so that positivity is seeping in to every aspect of my life. It’s funny how a good run can change your whole attitude.

With work being so crazy, sorry if there is some radio silence over here on the blog. I’ll try to check in every day, especially since I have some great treadmill workouts I want to share with y’all!

What does your work week look like?
Name one thing that is making you happy right now.

Reminder for today

One of my favorite quotes is a great reminder for today.

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Fresh air is a wonderful thing, my friends. I love to go hiking and really wish I had the chance to do it more. I plan to get out this weekend and hike and explore wherever my heart desires. I long for the trails and the dirt and the stillness of it all.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

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Whether you’re celebrating with your girls, significant other or not at all, I hope you all have a great day!

If you’re still in need of some quick, easy and inexpensive date ideas check out this post.

Ryan and I celebrated on Saturday with a simple date night a movie. I love spending quality time with him and I am so thankful for our marriage.

Love is Beautiful. Styled Hearts by Shay Cochrane.

In spirit of Valentine’s Day and all things love, Oiselle has been spreading #runlove all across social media. Go check it out.

Other than Ryan, Murphy, my family and friends, running is my next love. It’s given so much (and been heartbreaking at times) but I can’t live without it.

So today, go celebrate love! Whether it’s for you, someone else or something that brings you joy — go celebrate love and what makes you happy.

Relaxing Sunday Playlist

Sundays are one of my favorite days of the week. Time seems to move a little bit slower and I try to relax and prep myself for the week ahead. So today I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite songs that relax me and keep me calm.

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Love Someone — Jason Mraz
Ho Hey — The Lumineers
Learning to Breathe — Switchfoot
Castle on the Hill — Ed Sheeran
Only Love — Ben Howard
Like Real People Do — Hozier
Family — Noah Gunderson
Angel — Jack Johnson
Bloom — The Paper Kites
Flightless Bird, American Mouth — Iron & Wine
Chariot — Gavin DeGraw
Kiss Me Darlin’ — Twin Forks