Good afternoon! So work ended up going later than planned yesterday and by the time I worked out after, it was 9pm and Darin and I had a movie to watch. I didn’t make it around to doing my Friday link love post! I guess Saturday link love will work right?! 😉

My goal this next week is to join a running group. I’ve said it for several months and now that I have signed up for a half marathon this fall, I have to commit to it! I can usually do 4-6 miles on my own but after that I need group motivation or at least one friend with me.

Yesterday’s morning run was a hot and humid one. I wanted to get in a 4 mile run before work and took my new running shoes out for a spin. They were great as always and I finished the run with a 8:45/mile pace.

Talk about sweaty and red faced! There’s barely a light grey spot left on my shirt.

I will have my 1/2 marathon details, training plan and tips next week for you!

Here are my Friday Saturday Link Love Finds: It’s green themed this week if you didn’t notice. I didn’t even mean to, although I am partial to green! 🙂


I recently found Angela at Eat Spin Run Repeat. Every month she has a fitness challenge and on Friday’s she posts a Fit Bit Friday. I’m going to do the Spartacus Workout from Week 1 this weekend, it looks killer! If you are looking to mix up your workouts and find great at home circuits, check out her blog!

August Summer Sizzler ChallengeSource



For those of you out there that are thinking I’m weird for choosing a dessert with a green topping, no these are not health brownies with spinach puree for icing. These are Fudgy Avocado Brownies from Jessica at How Sweet It Is. I’ve had avocado in a smoothie before and it makes the consistency so creamy and delicious. I must make these brownies asap.


Pinterest’s blog recently highlighted this cute DIY blogger, Jenna from Let’s Go Sunning. While parusing her DIY projects I found this cute basket she re-purposed from a West Elm design. So easy and cute! Check her out.


Do you like to run by yourself or with others? Also, have you ever tried avocado in a smoothie or dessert?