I’m not going to lie guys, I have this nasty cold this morning and am kind of overall feeling like crap. So my energy level is a little bit low. So instead of my usual intro, I’m just going to hop right into Five Favorites Friday and hope that’s ok with you.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Five Favorites Friday, it’s basically just where I list 5 totally random things that I’m loving this week.
So without further ado (and before I fall back to sleep on my kitchen table…)
1. Favorite End-of-Summer Meal: Giant Salads
Maybe it’s just because summer is about to end and my world is about to become #allthingspumpkin, but I’ve been loving giant salads lately. Trying to fit in the last of all my summer veggies! Considering that I am rocking this nasty cold now too, salads are a great way to get in a bunch of good nutrients and stuff. Come on spinach – fight my cold!
2. Favorite Feeling: Post-Race High
I love the feeling that comes after a race. When you cross the finish line, and for like the next week you’re just glowing with accomplishment. I feel like like I spend at least the next week feeling like super woman! All of a sudden I have way more confidence in my abilities than I did before. I mean, if I can run a half marathon, then I can rock this presentation! If I can PR at a race, then of course I can take on some new project that I’ve never done before! Heck yes!
3. Favorite Farmers Market Find: Boysenberry Jam
We picked up this jam from the farmers market a few months ago, but because we’re total jam hoarders and have like 50 freaking jars in our pantry, we’re just now getting around to eating it. And I’m totally in love.
While I’m definitely an equal opportunity fruit eater, tart berries are hands-down my favorites. Blackberries, raspberries, cranberries… I love them! Which is why I was so excited to see the jam guy with just a FEW jars of boysenberry jam! It’s like he knows me!
It is the perfect blend of sweet and tart, and I love the texture that the seeds give. Plus, you can’t really beat the ingredient list.
4. Favorite Moment: Surprise Birthday Party
(Sorry for the blurry photo – I wanted to protect their privacy)
My awesome coworkers TOTALLY tricked me into thinking that I needed to stay at work late on Wednesday to fill in on a presentation for someone. Considering that is something that would totally happen in our office, I fell right into it. However when I arrived for my presentation, instead I found all my coworkers AND my husband singing happy birthday (my birthday is on Saturday). What a great surprise!!! I was totally taken aback, and I can’t believe they went through all the trouble just for me!
5. Favorite New Strength Move: Tricep Pressdown
I always love when I find a “new” strength move that I haven’t done in a long time. It’s like finding $5 in your pocket! I have been looking for new tricep moves since that is one of my weakest (and honestly, most neglected) muscle groups, and because due to a wrist injury in high school, I have a difficult time with some of the traditional tricep moves (like dips).
So when I saw a gentleman doing a tricep pressdown at the gym the other day, it was like a lightbulb went off! I totally forgot about this move!!\
Well there you have it – 5 totally random things that I’m loving this week! Enjoy, and have a great weekend!
So tell me: What are you loving this week?