Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday Favorites

It's FRIDAY! This week FLEW by for me because I was out of town until Monday night (which means Tuesday felt like Monday and by the time I realized it wasn't we were already half way through Wednesday). You know I couldn't conclude a week (no matter how fast it went) without passing along some of my recent favorite finds.

Official Boston Marathon Email

Did you read my post with my Boston Marathon Update?! Well, SPOILER ALERT: I got in but never got the official acceptance email... My name was appearing on the registrants list, my time beat the cut-off and my credit card was charged, but it was all radio silence... That was, until YESTERDAY! I finally received the official email, so BEANTOWN HERE WE COME! It's officially official! Time to start booking hotel rooms, flights and unicorn tattoo appointments!

Rise Up Run for Las Vegas

I shared about this event a few days ago, but yesterday the hubby and I went down to Pacific Beach to participate. It was a way for the running community to get together, give back, hug one another and DO SOMETHING! The official tally of money raised won't be gathered till later, but the event was something our hearts needed. A quote from Brogan (who helped organize the event), "Standing there in the dark, arms locked, speaking up to be heard over the sound of the Pacific Ocean, was something I'll never ever forget. The faces were just far enough away to see at that hour, and in many ways, were able to represent the many who were not able to join us this AM." PS If you're able to give to the American Red Cross (whether a monetary donation, donating blood or giving of your time), please consider it.

Starter Jackets

I don't know about you, but back in the day I had a pretty sweet Starter Jacket (it was the Charlotte Hornets pull-over.... LEGIT!). Anyway, I got an email from The M Den a couple days ago that they are bringing some Michigan Wolverine ones back... HECK TO THE YES! There are three versions offered (two blue and one white), but I'd recommend ordering soon because who knows how long the vault will stay open.

Vegan Queso Dip

Let me be upfront, I have not tried this yet, but it looks AMAZING and it is on my list for the very near future. I've heard great things about nutritional yeast, so when I saw it for sale at my grocery store I picked some up. Afterwards I shared about it on my social media platforms and a friend of mine recommended using it in this healthy vegan queso dip. Um... you know I love me some chips and salsa, right?! Well, I think it's time to whip up some of this dip and try it!

Emails from Followers

I know I may joke that only my parents and maybe four other people read my blog, but in fact there are quite a few of you who think I'm interesting or inspiring enough to give your time to (please know I am forever grateful that you follow along on my journey with me - it means the world to me). I recently received a super sweet email from a follower and it made my heart smile. I love hearing about you and your journey! Although I'm unable to respond directly to people's comments on my blog, I definitely take the time to read each and every one of them and do my darnedest to reply personally to every single email I receive. You all rock my socks!

What are you loving lately?


Unknown said...

Shut the front door. We had the same starter jacket! I remember wearing it proudly in 7th and 8th grade. Crazy thing is I grew up in the Chicagoland area. I think I got it for the colors more than anything. Those were the days.

Anne said...

Oh, I wish I knew who that emailer was! Wondering where s(he) lives in WI. :)
Love reading your blog - your positivity - and your sense of adventure.