Yard work, river walks and mini golf

This weekend was crammed pack with work and play and it was awesome.

On Saturday while Ryan was at work, me, my brother and Murphy did a TON of yard work. I’m talking mowing, weed eating, pulling weeds, cleaning up the garage, etc. It took most of the afternoon, but the yard looked great afterward.

Murphy has also decided he’s a farm pup now.

Saturday night I met a friend in town for dinner. She leaves Kentucky this week for a new job in Utah, so I’m sad to see her go, but am so proud of her and her work ethic!

We ate a local Korean place and then walked all along the river after dinner. 

Saturday, Ryan and I, along with our friend Maddie made a two hour road trip down to Grand Rivers, KY., to eat at Patti’s 1880s Settlement! It’s a well known restaurant in western Kentucky and has so much great food. They are known for their 2 inch porkchops and mile high meringue pies. We ate until we were stuffed and then headed outside for two rounds of putt putt golf. 

All in all it was a great weekend with family, friends and food. To be honest, I didn’t get in a lot of running over the last three days, but spending time with these people is more important than any run or workout.

Weekend in the sun

Hi guys! Yesterday was so crazy, that I am just now getting to my weekend recap post today! I hope you all had a great Monday.

Now let’s recap the fun stuff.

Saturday was all about being outside! Murphy and I headed out early to get in a nice walk through the park. Granted, Murph wanted to chase all the squirrels and eat everything that was on the ground, it was nice and relaxing and I am so thankful to be off on weekends.
After we ran some errands, we stopped by my parent’s house and got in a quick two mile run around their neighborhood with my little brother. He leaves for college this fall and I can’t believe it. I’m such a proud big sister.
After our run, we cooled off, headed home and got ready to mow the yard. Well, Murphy watched me out the living room window, while I was outside sweating buckets. Oddly enough, I really don’t mind yard work. I love being outside, plus I got to work on my tan.
Sunday, Ryan and I took our friend Maddie to Holiday World! It’s the best theme park in the world (in my opinion) and I was so excited my west coast friend a place that was such a staple in my childhood.
We basically spent the entire day there riding rollercoasters, eating pizza and hanging out in the water park.
By the end of the day, our feet hurt, we were exhausted and so sunburnt. I crashed on the couch not 10 minutes after getting out of the shower.
Stayed tuned on Wednesday for a fun Global Running Day post!

Three day weekends are my favorite

Happy Memorial Day to you all. I hope you all take a moment out of your day today to remember everyone who has fought for our great country and the freedoms that come with living here.

This weekend I tried to be outside as much as possible. Since I work in an office setting and don’t get outside much, I love getting to soak up as much sunshine as possible on the weekends.

We kicked off the long with weekend by playing 100 games of fetch with Murphy.
The best picture I have taken in my entire life. Murphy is such a goofball and he LOVES his red ball.

Ryan had to work during the day, so I spent Saturday morning catching up on laundry (and hanging it out to dry on our clothesline – perks of country living) and getting in a run and a garage arms and abs workout.

For supper on Saturday we went to my parent’s house and grilled out all kinds of meat and veggies and then topped it all off some a delicious frozen chocolate cream pie. The best way to end the day.

My momma always has the best garden + flowers. I definitely get a green thumb from her.

Today Murphy and I have already tackled a two mile run at the park and the groomer so he could get his teeth brushed and nails trimmed. My plans for the rest of the day include mowing the yard, meal prepping and finishing up some future blog posts.

Have a great Monday, friends!

Mother’s Day Weekend

Our weekend started off nice and quiet and by the end of it, we were super busy! But it was a great weekend with family and I wouldn’t trade our time with them for anything in the world.

On Friday nights, Ryan and I prefer to stay at home with each other (and Murphy!). It’s our time to be with each other, unwind and hangout in our pjs. We ate tacos and watched a few episodes of The Office, before calling it a night and heading to bed.
Saturday while Ryan was at work, I was busy cleaning the house, buying grocers, taking Murph for lots of walks since it was gorgeous outside and finding time to get a run in myself.

Once Ryan got off work, we headed down to Tennessee to spend some time with his family for Mother’s Day weekend. We had lots of great food and a good time just lounging around the house enjoying each other’s company.

After a whirlwind visit we headed back home yesterday afternoon just in time to make a pizza for supper and get everything ready for another work week.

I hope you all got to shower your mom’s grandma’s and all the other women in your life with lots of love this weekend. I know I did and I am so thankful for all of the positive women role models in my life. 

Weekend Catch Up

Happy Monday, friends! This weekend was a busy one in the Richardson household, but it was filled with good food and drinks, sports and friends! This post is a little random, but here is a look into my weekend!

What did your weekend look like?

Friday night we celebrated Cinco de Mayo at home with lots of tacos and margaritas. Not that we need excuse to make tacos, but one always helps 😉

*Those plastic margarita glasses were only 99 cents at Kroger!

I mentioned on Friday in my Friday Favorites post that I was going to meet one of my best friend’s son for the first time! He is so handsome and I was so happy to get in lots of baby cuddles.

Ryan and I both drew Irish War Cry in our respective Derby pools at work, but alas, no win for us. Congrats to everyone who picked Always Dreaming to win the 143rd Kentucky Derby!

Chick-fil-A is always a good idea. I hate cooking on the weekends so getting CFA always feels like a treat!

I finally picked up a pair of calf sleeves yesterday from Academy Sports and I can’t wait to try them out! These are the ones I got if you’re curious.

The rest of this week should include lots of graduation-related projects at work, treadmill running and yard work.

Bring it on.

*T-minus two weeks until my birthday! Insert confetti emoji.

Christmas weekend recap

Welcome back to the work week! I hope you all had a very merry Christmas!

Ryan and I did lots of traveling in a short amount of time, but it was totally worth it to get some quality time with family and friends. 

This weekend I ate ALL THE SWEETS. Low quality picture, high quality sweets. The peanut butter fudge and the cookies with m&m’s and marshmallows were my favorite. 

Christmas Eve with Ryan’s parents and grandparents! ❤️

Murphy loved the new fuzzy blanket my parents got us. I love it when he is calm and snuggly. 
Now it’s back to work! Thankful for a short work week.

Merry Christmas Eve!

Isn’t Christmas Eve one of the most magical nights of the year? I love it.

This year, Ryan and I are spending our weekend in Tennessee with his family and I am so excited. It’s always good to spend time with loved ones that you don’t get to see nearly enough.

Just in case you need a reminder of what Christmas is all about

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with family and friends. Stay safe!

Friday Favorites v. 26

Ryan started his new job today! After a lot of prayer and patience, we felt like this move was best for our family and future and I so excited and proud.

The only bad thing for right now is I don’t his schedule past today, so I’m hoping he has this weekend off so we can spend some time together.

But before the weekend begins, let’s talk Friday Favorites. Don’t forget! Let me know some of your favorites from this week in the comments below.

1. New clothes. With Black Friday deals extending past the weekend, I scored some cute tops this week at some super low prices. I realized Thursday morning when I was getting dressed that my closest seems to have a growing theme. I guess it’s a good thing red is my favorite color.

2. I saw this on Pinterest earlier this week, and thought it was too cute not to share.

3. Dog Loves Santa Toy So Much, Her Humans Took Her To See The Real Thing.

4. Buying presents for others. GUYS. My Christmas shopping is DONE. All of it. I am so pumped that I got a head start on it this year so I’m not running around like a crazy person at the last minute. If you still need something for any of your runner friends, check out my gift guide for ideas that are all under $100!

5. BLOGS. I read a lot of blogs, y’all. Some of my favorite running blogs I have been reading for 6+ years (looking at you, Meals and Miles & Daily Garnish). As I’ve gotten older though, I’ve started to read more lifestyle blogs. Here are some my fave blogs from lifestyle to running and everything in between, check them out! Whit Speaks, Somethin’ Southern, Em For MarvelousHungry Runner Girl, RUnladylike, Katelyn James Blog <– Love her series on her and husband building a new house, and http://bahorichabode.com/

Who are some of your favorite bloggers? Let me know! I’m always open to reading new things.

6.  Serena Williams SLAMMING inequality and gender discrimination in this open letter.

7. Anne from FANNEtastic Food launched this tank earlier this week. So cute!

8. Murphy has to be touching me or Ryan if we are in the same room with him. While it’s annoying sometimes, I know my time with him is not unlimited. So I’ll take all the puppy cuddles I can right now. 

Thanksgiving weekend

What a great weekend. So much food, family, football and shopping. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Now onto Christmas!

We finished decorating the house for Christmas and I’m in love! Murphy loves the tree (mainly the ornaments because he thinks they are balls to play with) and I love getting in the Christmas spirit. Also, a lit Christmas tree is one of the prettiest sights in the world (technically, I say this about a lot of things, but it’s still gorgeous)

Ryan and I scored some pretty sweet deals when we went Black Thursday/Friday shopping. I got these awesome Nikes and tested them out Saturday on a walk/run at the park with Murphy.

While I normally wouldn’t shop on a holiday, my mom and brother both had to work and Ryan and I had to work Friday, so Thursday night was the most convenient time for us. We hit up Shoe Carnival and Kohl’s (super good deals!!!) and then called it a night. We waited in line at Kohl’s for almost two hours, but saved more than $400. So I think it was worth it. I also woke up early Friday and hit up our mall (which is nothing to write home about) and snagged a purse to replace mine that has been tearing at the seams.

On Saturday I took Murphy to PetSmart to take advantage of some their Black Friday weekend deals. All grooming services were half off, so we got the works done. Murphy wasn’t a happy camper, but he looked and smelled so much better when it was all said and done.


Sunday was hanging with friends, grocery shopping and catching up on Gotham.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Let me know below in the comments one great thing that happened over the last few days.