Flashing Lights

“And the weather so breezy, man why can’t life always be this easy.”-Kanye West

FullSizeRender(1)Happy Memorial Day my loves! This weekend was absolutely fantastic, but I couldn’t be happier to be back in the City of Brotherly Love to kick off the summer! Let’s do a quick weekend recap, shall we? After brunch in Chicago, I boarded a plane for a non-stop flight to Miami. I landed just in time for happy hour, where I practically inhaled a pineapple mojito. I’m not usually a fan of rum, but you know what they say, when in Rome, right? Plus, I haven’t had a mojito better than those at Tarpon Bend.

FullSizeRender(3)On Saturday, I got up and ran on the beach, before we headed to lunch at The Biltmore.  I don’t know what I was thinking wearing such a long dress, because I was ROASTING. But hey, it looked good. Plus after a quick monsoon, the humidity was gone and all was right in the world. We stuck around and laid by the pool for the rest of the afternoon, before making our way to dinner. Trent made dinner reservations at Piripi, and it was out of this world. Like some of the best Spanish influenced seafood I’ve ever had in my mouth. SO good. By the time we left, I was almost in another jean size, and ready to fall into a sound food coma…in bed.

FullSizeRender(2)I don’t if it was from running in the heat, all the time I spent in the sun, or too many margaritas, but on Sunday morning I slept until almost 9:30. I know that seems early, but for me, half of my day is done by 9am. We decided to do coffee on the deck, so I could spend as much time playing with Romulus as possible. Life without a puppy is so sad. After a few jars of iced coffee, we showered up and headed out for a late brunch at our favorite spot: Peacock Garden Cafe. They have the most amazing very berry mimosas and French toast. I’m almost positive I left 10 pounds heavier. After I packed my bags and kissed the pup goodbye, I was on my way back to the Always Sunny.

I know I’ve said it a few times, but I am SO excited that summer time is finally here and can’t wait to share all my adventures with you! Happy Memorial Day babies. Cheers to America and the greatest season ever!

Flashing Lights

Chicago Is So Two Years Ago

“The only thing you’ll get is this curse on your lips. I hope they taste of me forever.”-Fall Out Boy

FullSizeRenderGood morning from Chicago loves! It’s an absolutely beautiful morning here and I haven’t wasted a second of it. After a day of meetings yesterday, we headed to Grant Park for the JPMorgan Chase Coroporate Challenge. 3.5 miles later, I was shoveling deep dish in my mouth. Since it was such a long day, we made it an early night. This morning, I was up before my alarm, and was off for a 5-mile loop along the Lake Front. What other way would I see all of Chicago, huh? We have one final stop at Millenium Park before we grab brunch at River Roast and fly our separate ways.

Even with all the traveling going on this week, here’s my training log looks like:

  • Monday: 3-mile morning run+PM upper body circuits
  • Tuesday: 5xhill repeats (2.8 miles)
  • Wednesday: 8-mile run
  • Thursday: JPMC Corporate Challenge (3.5 miles)
  • Friday: 5-mile run
  • Saturday: 3-mile beach run
  • Sunday: Rest

I’m off to Miami this afternoon for the rest of the weekend. Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Hello SUMMER!

Chicago Is So Two Years Ago

Bad Blood

“It was my season for battle wounds, battle scars, body bumped, bruised, stabbed in the back.”-Taylor Swift

I try my best to not repeat artists but this has to be the exception. My girl T Swift  has nailed it again. Oh my. I can’t stop listening to this song. Like really really can’t stop. And the video. Oh my lord don’t even get me started. I’m obsessed with the video. I want to recreate every single part of it. Happy hump day! Cause baby now we got bad bloooooooood :)

Bad Blood

Budapest

“Give me one good reason why I should never make a change.”-George Ezra

IMG_9494Happy Monday loves. After a rough week last week, a much-needed weekend of relaxation was in order. We didn’t do much but run the usual errands, and enjoy the insane amount of street traffic coming through the neighborhood for the Italian Market Festival. It was quite literally a huge party in my backyard. Who doesn’t want to walk around with an ice-cold Peroni in one hand, and an over-sized meatball in the other?

I have a pretty exciting week coming up, with a trip to Chicago for work on Thursday, followed by a flight to Miami for Memorial Day Weekend. I’m so ready to officially kick off summer, aka my birthday season/the best season ever. My summer will be filled with trips to the shore, country concerts, and maybe a race here and there. I can hardly wait to sink my toes in the sand and feel that salt water on my skin.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead of them!

Budapest

Ex’s and Oh’s

“Cause I’m the best baby that they never got to keep.”-Elle King

IMG_9512Oh-my-lanta. What a week. I don’t know what it was but this week kicked my butt. My diet sucked, my runs felt off, and my allergies were out of control. At least I have a nice relaxing weekend ahead of me to enjoy.Here’s what my training looked like from this week:

  • Monday: 3.5 mile run
  • Tuesday: 3-mile run
  • Wednesday: 4xhill repeats
  • Thursday: 4 mile run
  • Friday: Rest
  • Saturday: 35-minute fartlek (4.2 miles)
  • Sunday: 7-mile run

I hope everyone has something wonderful planned for this weekend. Rumor has it, it’s suppose to be gorgeous :)

Ex’s and Oh’s

Somewhere To Run

“I’m breaking out of myself, so don’t hold me back cause I finally found somewhere to run.”-Krewella

IMG_9427Happy Mother’s Day weekend my loves. I’m pretty excited to spend the weekend celebrating the lady that is responsible for giving me life (and a killer pair of legs to run with). I was going to surprise her, but she really wanted to know what I had planned. Tomorrow we’re going to Body Restoration for a mother-daughter massage, then doing lunch in Rittenhouse. On Sunday, we’ll do brunch at home, filled with pancakes and champagne. I can’t wait!

It’s been a hectic week, and with the warmer temperatures sticking around, my body is having quite the time adjusting. Three miles felt like six this week and I was slower on my nightly runs. I guess it’s time to start getting up before the sun to get my runs in with the cooler morning temperatures. IMG_9384

  • Monday: 3-mile run
  • Tuesday: 2 mile easy
  • Wednesday: 4-mile run+full body circuits
  • Thursday: 3-mile run
  • Friday: 4xhill repeats+full body circuits
  • Saturday:35-minute tempo
  • Sunday: 6-mile run

I hope everyone has something fun planned for their mamas! Cheers!

Somewhere To Run