It’s FINALLY Friday! I swear, this week has just dragged on! So I really couldn’t be more excited that I just have to make it through today (including my first pre-op Lasik appointment) and then it’s freedom!
We originally had some plans for the weekend, because Chris was going to be reffing a soccer tournament in Richmond so I was going to hang out down there all day, but thanks to all the snow and rain, most of the games have been cancelled or rescheduled because of the quality of the fields. So now we’re plan-less!
Which is honestly A-OK with me. I could use some time to get some house projects done and run some errands that I’ve been putting off! So I’m definitely looking forward to what this weekend brings!
But before we get too ahead of ourselves dreaming about the weekend, how about we focus on some things that I’ve been loving this week?
Five Favorites Friday is all about 5 totally random things that have made me happy this week, in the hopes that maybe some of them will make you all happy too! Spread the love, people!
Favorite New Podcast: Balanced Bites
Now before anyone gets all up in arms, I know that this is a Paleo podcast, and that I’m by no means Paleo (seeing as how I don’t eat red meat and all…). However, I have become a huge fan of this Podcast because while there is obviously a strong Paleo influence, they also touch on a ton of other good health, food, and fitness tips. I love hearing things from a different perspective, and then taking bits and pieces to apply them to my own life.
In my opinion, that’s one of the most important things to remember about living a healthy life – you have to take ALL this information that is out there, and figure out what and how to apply it to your life.
But if you’re a podcast person, you should definitely check this one out. These ladies are hilarious and have a great rapport together, and they give out a ton of great information .
Favorite Way to Relax: Snow Day!
I know I talked about this earlier in the week, but I am definitely loving snow days. While I’m completely and totally over the snow, I will happily take a snow day any time Mother Nature wants to give it. I love being able to sleep in, hang out in my PJs, get some lingering projects done around the house, and still have time to marathon a TV show. That is my kind of relaxing, mental health day!
Plus Laney loves it too.
Favorite Reading Material: Clean Eating Magazine
Now, I’ve been in love with this magazine forever, but when I started reading through the March edition yesterday, I literally felt like I was bookmarking every single page! There were so many delicious sounding recipes in this one! No matter what your eating preferences are, I highly recommend that you either get a subscription to this magazine, or at least go out and get a copy of this month’s edition. Because it is amazing, and I literally want to make everything.
Favorite Way to Start Training: Slow and Steady
We are taking a very different approach to preparing for our third half marathon that we did to get ready for either of our first two. Our first one was all about just finishing the race. The second was about improving the time. And, in my opinion, this one is all about improving the quality of our running. We really let our running base go, so thus far our training has been all about slow and steady to build back up our pace, running base, and most importantly mental capacity.
While I’d love to PR in this race, for me it’s really going to be more about improving my mental strength throughout this whole training process. My body knows I can do it, but my brain doesn’t always remember that! So far, so good though. I’ve had a bunch of good 3 milers, and a great 4 miler that almost seemed easy. No tears, no struggles, and no mental battles! That’s what makes running fun!
Favorite (Late to the Party) Movie: The Great Gatsby
I know, I’m SOOOOO late to this party. People have been talking about this movie for ages. But considering the horrible luck of Leonardo Dicaprio at the Oscars (come on, you just have to feel bad for the guy at this point – so many amazing roles, and just no luck!), I thought it would be the perfect time to watch it. And I was totally in love. The colors, the music, everything was amazing.
I loved the book when I read it in high school, and I actually thought they did an amazing job of keeping with the story, but still making it relatable to modern audiences. Plus who does love a good roaring 20s party? If you haven’t seen this movie, go rent it ASAP.
Now I’m off to make it through Friday, dreaming of the nice weather that is supposedly headed our way this weekend! Have a great Friday and I’ll see you on the flip side!
So tell me: What are you loving this week? Have you seen Great Gatsby? Are you a Podcast Listener? Any suggestions of good ones?