July Pinspiration — running and good food

Welcome to July — isn’t that crazy?! July is randomly one of my favorites months and I love celebrating Independence Day, the last few lazy weeks of summer (before my side job as an adjunct professor starts back up) and all the fresh fruits and veggies from our friend’s garden + farmers market.

I also am in the minority when I say I LOVE to run in the heat. I swear I am faster in the summer. While there is not a local Independence Day race in my hometown, I am planning on rocking my red, white and blue tomorrow on my run!

This month I am pinning all the patriotic things, running gear and easy summer recipes.

What are y’all pinning?! If you aren’t already, follow along on Pinterest here!

Looking for the perfect #4thOfJulyRunningGear?! #TeamSparkle has you covered! From #Patriotic runs to #4thOfJuly race costumes, Sparkle Athletic has the running essentials for you! Fourth of July Running CostumeFourth of July running

Make this summer-perfect berry cheesecake without turning on your oven. #ItMustBeThePhilly
The Ghost 9 | Women's Running Shoes from Brooks Running   Named Best Buy in the Runner’s World 2016 Fall Shoe Guide. With a new plush interior and refined mesh upper, the latest women's Ghost 9 running shoes delivers the same smooth ride and balanced feel you love, but with a more seamless fit so it feels lighter than ever before.Brooks Ghost

These red, white and blue healthy pops would be perfect for July 4th weekend or really anytime this summer.  They are easy (just five ingredients) and can be made in your blender and then poured into popsicle molds.  Of course they are dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free.  I also kept them naturally sweetened and refined-sugar free plus they are full of plant-based protein and fruit.  Both kids and adults love this creamy, sweet and nutritious treat. #4thofJuly #IndependenceDay2017

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Friday Favorites v. 16

After being sick all week, I think I am finally 99% over whatever the heck I had. Thank goodness. It was miserable. My eating was super off and I haven’t run since last Thursday.

But before the weekend begins, lets get back to normal with some Friday Favorites.

1. I’ve been playing around on Pinterest a lot and I really think I want to make an initial wall for our living room. (Give me follow @megkayrich)

2. Vitamin C gummies from CVS. While trying to kick this sickness, I stocked up on medicine and decided to get some vitamin c gummies while I was out. I eat lots of bananas, but probably don’t get as much vitamin C as I need. I figure there is no harm in giving a little boost to my immune system.

3. 6 Recipes You Need To Try This Fall.3526784

4. Soup. With all the sickness I had this week, nothing sounded good to eat. I bought some soup hoping to cure my sore throat and it ended up being about the only thing I would eat. Have any good crockpot soup recipes? I’d love to hear them!
5. Ryan and I are catching up on The Big Bang Theory before the new season comes on Monday. Technically we’re a season behind, so we have a lot of watching to do this weekend!
6. Pioneer Woman’s fall collection. I love all of it. I want all those linens ASAP.

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7. Ryan and I are ONE WEEK away from vacation!

8. This is actually a really old picture, but I found it scrolling through my phone and it made my happy. img_0056