Doses and Mimosas

” What’s the point of language if you don’t say what you feel.”-Cherub

IMG_0264Happy Monday loves, from the slightly sunny and super steamy Philadelphia. After a beautiful weekend with the perfect summer weather, we’re back to living in a sauna. I can’t wait to spend this weekend by the pool, cold beverages in hand. On Friday after work, my sister and I headed to Camden to see Florida Georgina Line. The weather was sunny and warm and the Coronas were flowing. The concert was amazing, but we ended up getting stuck in Camden until 2am with a flat tire. By the time we got back to Philly, it was almost 3. Since I was planning on getting up early and running, I was a little worried that I wouldn’t get enough sleep. I ate a bagel as soon as we got back, so I could sleep in a little longer and managed to be up by 7 to get my run in. Even though I was a little slower than I wanted to be, I crushed it and was ready to get to New York City.

IMG_0281My train left Philly at 1:30 and before I knew it, I was meeting GJ at the Paddy’s after he got off work. We had a few beers before heading back to get ready for the night. We left Gramercy and headed to the Financial District to meet up with his family for a little night marketing. There was a food truck festival at the South Street Seaport, so we got to walk around drinking beers, eating lobster rolls and ramen burgers, and enjoying some live music. Once the festival was over, we stopped at Les Halles for a drink and truffle fries. As always, New York City didn’t disappoint and I can hardly wait to go back. Can I just move there already?

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Raise that glass of iced coffee and cheers to a new week!

 

Poison

“You’re going straight to my head and I’m heading straight for the edge.”-Rita Ora

IMG_0121Woo Friday! As crazy and busy as this weekend was, it flew by. Like I mean…really flew by. I can hardly believe it’s already Friday and I’m off to see Florida Georgia Line tonight and NYC tomorrow!

The beginning of the week was hella hot, so I did spin on Monday and my easier runs on Tuesday and Wednesday. Gabe is mapping me out a 5-mile loop for Sunday morning and I can’t wait. I’m starting to realize I need to leave more time for recovery between lifting and running because I can feel my body starting to rebel against me. It’s not fun. I don’t like it. Marathon training is teaching me a whole lot more than I thought it would. AKA I have no patience and really need to learn to cut myself some slack every now and then.

IMG_0051Anywho, here’s what my training log from this week looks like:

  • Monday: AM upper body+PM spin class
  • Tuesday: AM 3-mile run (25:47)+PM leg circuits
  • Wednesday: AM 3.5 (29:12)-mile run+upper body circuits
  • Thursday: 5-mile run at race pace (42:32)
  • Friday: Rest
  • Saturday: 8-mile long run
  • Sunday: 5-mile recovery

I hope everyone has something fun planned for the weekend. Talk to yas Monday :)

You Lift Me Up

“Been through the fire but we walked off the pain. We kept reaching higher, you were with me all the way.”-Mikey Wax

This song is giving me all the feels today. It’s hitting me right in that little spot in my heart and making me smile from ear to ear.

On top of all the good feels this song is giving me, I’m so excited for tonight. Me and the girls are going to see Shania Twain. My entire elementary school career was fueled by morning car rides listening to her. I can hardly wait to see that babe in person. Happy hump day loves!

Bright

“You make what doesn’t matter fade to grey. Life is good and that’s the way it should be.”-Echosmith

IMG_0235Oh Monday. I am not too excited to see you, if we’re being honest. This weekend was so perfect for so many reasons and I hate that it had to come to an end. On Friday, I picked up Gabe and we went straight to DiBruno’s. We spent too much time and far too much money on getting the essentials for happy hour. Three cheeses, two meats, and some candied cashews later, we were set. There are very few things better than a summer Friday. I don’t know how but we managed to demolish half of what we bought and still had room for dinner. To keep the whole red wine and Italian cheese thing going, we walked down the block to eat at Ralph’s. My eyes were way too big for my stomach, so I had plenty of leftover sausage and peppers. 

IMG_0116On Saturday, I was up pretty early to run. After I got back, I cooked everyone breakfast. Left over blue cheese makes for extra delicious omelets. We ended up watching a movie and drinking mimosas for the rest of the morning. Our original plan was to head to Frankford Hall, but because the weather wasn’t all that great, we decided to stay close. We headed to Brauhaus on South Street to get a drink and watch soccer. Gabe hadn’t eaten a cheesesteak in forever, so I took him to Jim’s for one wit whiz and the works. Since he was taking the first morning train back to New York, made it it an early night with more movies on the couch.

Yesterday was spent inside avoiding the heat, cleaning and doing laundry. This week is going to be super busy but with all fun things. Two concerts and a birthday dinner. Happy Monday!

Stitches

“Needle and the thread, gotta get you out of my head.”-Shawn Mendes 

IMG_0230TGI-freaking-F. This seemed like the longest week of my entire life and I could not be more thrilled that it’s Friday. Not only is it my favorite day of the week, BUT I get to leave work at lunch because my most favorite person is coming to visit! AHHH. There’s nothing better than a summer Friday with my best friend. I see a whole lot of cheese and whiskey in my very near future.

Even though this week seemed to never end, my training was on point. I upped my weights since I’ve been slacking more than I should. And it felt SO good to be back spinning. It was just the thing I needed to break up my runs, but still ramp up my endurance.

IMG_0217Here’s what my log from this week looks like:

  • Monday: AM upper body weights+PM spin class
  • Tuesday: AM 3-mile run+PM leg day
  • Wednesday: AM upper body circuits+PM 12x200s (3.5 total miles)
  • Thursday: AM 4-miler at race pace (34:34)
  • Friday: AM spin
  • Saturday: 3-mile run
  • Sunday: 10-k training run

Hope everyone has something super fun planned for the weekend. Can’t wait to report back with the shenanigans that GJ and I get into :)

Gorgeous

“Beat the drum, sing off-key, you set me free.”-X Ambassadors

Happy hump day loves. This song has been giving me allllll the feels lately. I can’t stop listening to it. I’m pretty sure I posted a song by X Ambassadors before, which means I’m pretty much in love with them. Hope this song hits your heart-strings like it does mine. Xoxo.

Weekend

“Youth like a spark, it lights up the dark. We unlock the mystery, I knew that you’d miss me.”-Priory

IMG_0147 2Happy Friday babes! This week has been a hot and humid hell. Between the heat sucking the life out of me and just not feeling like I couldn’t get enough sleep, my butt has been dragging. My runs have been slow and not fun and I’m feeling crappy because of it. I’ve also been slacking a little bit with lifting (not lifting as heavy, skipping sets). I don’t know where my motivation has gone to this week, but I’m hoping I find it over the weekend. I will say though, surprise flower deliveries at work definitely make Thursdays a little bit better :)

I realized when looking at my training log that I’m half way through my plan…aka I’M FREAKING OUT. That means November is pretty much around the corner and it’s time to get my butt in gear. For the rest of the program, I’ll be switching out my Monday 3-milers with cross training (probably spin class) and starting to up my weekly mileage. Maybe this lack of motivation came at the perfect time because things are about to change pretty quickly.

IMG_0132Here’s what my log looks like from this week:

  • Monday: 3-mile run
  • Tuesday: 8x400s (3.04 total miles)
  • Wednesday:3-mile run+yoga
  • Thursday: Rest
  • Friday: 4-mile run
  • Saturday: 45-minute tempo run
  • Sunday: 10k run at race pace

This weekend I get to spend my time in New Jersey, with one of my favorite little humans, playing Ninja Turtles and taking turns on the Slip-n-Slide. Hope everyone has something equally as fun planned!

Here

“And we’ll discuss our big dreams, how we plan to take over the planet.”-Alessia Cara

IMG_0086Happy Monday, loves! I’m still on a sugar high from my holiday weekend. July 4th celebrations started on Wednesday, when a friend and I went to the Phillies game, where they wrapped up the ninth innings with a fireworks show. Even though the Phils lost, the fireworks were amazing. On Thursday after work, we did dinner for one of my friends who is moving out of Philly. We went to our favorite Mexican spot, El Vez. It was a bittersweet night celebrating Leah, but I’m excited to see what her new life with her fiance holds for her. Hopefully lots of love and happiness.

IMG_0109My plan was to celebrate the 4th in New Jersey with friends and family, but at the last minute, I booked a train ticket to New York City. I made my way to Gramercy Park, where me and my best friend ate our body weight in bomb pops and champagne. We decided the best place to see the fireworks was from FDR, so we walked down to the highway and stood around for what seemed like forever before Macy’s lit up the sky. It was totally worth the wait, but nothing was better than the burger and beer we got afterwards. We were up early on Sunday, so we grabbed breakfast and walked around Union Square in the sun. I couldn’t have asked for a better holiday weekend. I hope there are many more like that in my future :)