TGIF! It’s Friday and this was our first full week of summer. Why does it always seem like a shorter week is actually longer? We didn’t have a lot of plans and enjoyed spending time at home. I’ve been chipping away at cleaning projects this week and just enjoying my family.

Today I’m popping in to share some of my favorites from Instagram, a few other bloggers and one of my new favorite running items.


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My top 5 favorite Instagram photos lately. [1] My son and daughter during one of their ‘training’ sessions before a 1-mile race last weekend. [2] A collage from the 1-mile race. The kids had a blast and did a fantastic job! [3] My husband and I before the 5k. I now have a new 5k PR! [4] Kettlebells are my new favorite cross training workout. They are fun and a lot tougher than I imagined. [5] Lunch. My favorite combo lately is lettuce, tomato, cucumbers and whatever other farmer’s market finds we have for the week plus some locally raised steak.

Are you on Instagram? Find my account —-> here.


Running Training Tips


Sarah from Run Far Girl shares tips on how she ran a 23 minute (!!!) marathon PR recently.

Pilates for Runners: 6 Exercises to do at Home by Laura at Mommy Run Fast. I love breaking it down into 6 moves that I can remember easily.

2 Awesome Strength Workouts for Runners by Elle at According to Elle. Need I say more? I’m always looking for new strength workouts.

Push-Pull Kettlebell Workout by Jess at Blonde Ponytail. This one is perfect for me right now. I’m loving those kettlebells!


Running Gear


Before my last half marathon I was unable to wear my hydration pack (which is what I usually carry gels in while running) and when I saw a FlipBelt at the race expo I knew I had to try it out. I usually don’t recommend trying something new like this on race day but I was desperate. And it ended up working out perfectly. I stored my gels in the belt and was able to fish them out successfully during the race.


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Now I run with the FlipBelt every time I go out. I have since started putting my phone in the belt which is much better than strapping it onto my arm. There is no jiggling and everything stays in place. Does this sound too much like an advertisement? I purchased my own product and just wanted to share something that I’m loving with you. Click the affiliate link above to find out more.

And there you have it, some of my favorites from the week. I hope your Friday is going well and you have a fantastic weekend!


What is your favorite running gear right now? Have you tried the FlipBelt?



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  1. Bre & Ree says:

    That’s fantastic that your kids are running! I remember running a one-miler in 8th grade as part of the track team and I felt like I was going to die! LOL! Obviously, I didn’t train very well=) And congrats on the PR; you must feel amazing right now! I also run with a belt to hold my gels, it’s a must! Have a great weekend!

    • Thanks, Bre! Yes, it is pretty amazing to watch the kids enjoy running so much. I remember how hard middle school track was as well. I’m hoping my kids stick with it that long so they’ll experience it too. :) You have a great weekend too!

  2. Amanda - RunToTheFinish says:

    I am kind of obsessed with my flipbelt which is funny because for the previous 11 years of running I refused to wear anything around my waist!

    • I used to hate running with anything around my waist too! Lately the arm band has been driving me crazy so I’m glad this belt works so well. I like to have my phone with me when I run for safety reasons.

  3. Sarah @RunFarGirl says:

    Thanks for including me in our faves! THat flip belt looks pretty great! I could totally use one of those. I’ll have to check it out!

  4. jill conyers says:

    I don’t like to wear or carry anything while running if I can help it but I’ve seriously considered trying the flip belt. It really holds a phone without jiggling? Cool!

    • It does, I didn’t believe it until I tried it. I always carry my phone with me for safety reasons since I run alone. The flipbelt is much more comfortable than my arm band I had been wearing.