It’s FRIDAY!! *High kicks*

In college, whenever my Little Sister (I was in a sorority) and I got super pumped about something, we would high kick. No matter what circumstance, no matter how out of place that leg up in the air seemed, it would happen. It seems especially appropriate today because I will see her in less than one month from today! And it’s Friday AND it’s Long Run Day! *double high kick*

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Smiles, Sunshine & Scarves – the three S’s of a stellar Friday πŸ˜‰

In preparation for Long Run Day, I started my day off with an especially fantastic batch of Tropical Overnight Oats (if I could stick an mini umbrella in my bowl of oats this morning, I would have. It was very deserving of one). It had half of a pomegranate (I was driving the struggle bus trying to get those gorge ruby pom seeds out last night, without destroying them – but I did it!), a whole kiwi, a small handful of coconut flakes, two dates, almond butter and of course – because we can’t do anything around here without adding a little spice to jazz it up, from stews to smoothies – cinnamon, cloves and cardamom (I should literally buy stock in McCormick the way I’m going through cinnamon).

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Last night’s maj meal prep struggles. All the best fruits and veggies make you work for it! πŸ˜›

YUM! It was super tasty, and offset the fact that I need to work on my French Press coffee : water ratios to have my coffee not be caffeinated tar (whoops – overzealous scooping this AM).

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Breakfast at my desk! Tropical overnight oats with pomegranate, dates, kiwi, coconut, almond butter and trifecta of spices (cinnamon, cloves, cardamom). Def worthy of a cocktail umbrella.

For lunch I have a salad (I pack one just about everyday!) this one has baby kale, baby spinach, red onion, grated carrots, red bell pepper, grape tomatoes and avocado. Because it’s Bagel Friday at the office, I brought a packet of Justin’s Honey Almond Butter to put on my bagel instead of cream cheese (which I will save til lunch – those overnight oats stick with ya!), two apples and dessert – a Chocolate Almond vegan protein bar! So many noms. The Greek yogurt (topped with local honey) is my snack to fight of the hangry at 3 pm. Solidddd.

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Carbs to the face! This will power my stems on my long run later, woop woop!

I also just made a new playlist last night in anticipation of my long run! I thought I’d share, since I’m always on the lookout for new running music, maybe you are too. πŸ˜€

L’s Playlist of the Moment

  • Outside (feat. Ellie Goulding) – Calvin Harris
  • Divine Sorrow (feat. Avicii) – Wyclef Jean
  • Dangerous (feat. Sam Martin) – David Guetta
  • Won’t Look Back – Duke Dumont
  • Some Chords (Dillon Francis remix) – deadmau5
  • Exceeder (UMEX & Mike Vale Remix) – Mason
  • Burnin – Calvin Harris & R3hab
  • #SELFIE – Botnek remix
  • Virus (How About Now) – Martin Garrix & MOTi
  • Wicked Games (feat. Anna Naklab) – Parra for Cuva
  • Booty – Jennifer Lopez feat. Iggy Azalea
  • Cool down/Stretching: Gravity – Sara Bareilles

It’s pretty dance heavy, but I like the intense beats while I’m pounding the pavement. It keeps me moving in the cold! I’m already mentally preparing for the 26Β°F (-3Β°C) degree night run that’s waiting for me this evening. Brrrr! Lots of layering will be happening tonight.

Happy Frid-YAY!! (Too much?? Lol). I hope you all have stellar days, and an even better weekend! Have a great one! πŸ™‚

xoxox

L ❀

23 thoughts on “It’s FRIDAY!! *High kicks*

  1. i love playlist motivation!…have a good night run dude πŸ™‚ (be careful not to overdress and dehydrate yourself!..sometimes i get too anxious to wear my cold lulu gear and end up regretting it a mile in) and adam says hi and he says the food looks good

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  2. If you haven’t yet, try making your own yogurt. It’s glorious stuff. I’ve taken to making it in the Crock-Pot for easier cleanup. (I’ll have instructions on my blog in a couple of weeks, but if you don’t want to wait, I can give you the upshot before then.)

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    • Hahaha! Thanks Brittany! It doesn’t always behave the way I want it to, but it def keeps it real πŸ˜€ And same to you! I hope you had a super rad weekend. The eats were great, I highly recommend that combo for overnight oats. So good!

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    • Not at all! It’s from lululemon, it’s called the vinyasa scarf. I consider myself a little bit of a lulu expert, so if you don’t love the colors that are in the store, you can always check on eBay and get some great deals (my sister found a really cute coral/navy striped one on there!). I got this one last year, so I know they have very similar ones. They are the softest, most amazing things ever! And super versatile. I always bring one traveling with me, I have one packed in my bag right now! πŸ˜€ happy hunting!!

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