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Friday, July 26, 2013

5 on Friday

It's Friday!  Woot woot!  I've been sick all week, and wait for it...haven't run once.  Might I add that I have a 5 mile race tomorrow?  Shoot me...

So now that I'm a linkup addict, I'm getting my weekly fix.  I have joined the 5 on Friday linkup.  So, here are 5 things that have been on my mind this week.

1.) Fall

Why do I do this?  I can't just enjoy the season that I'm in.  I think I've been daydreaming of skinny pumpkin spice lattes and puffy vests because the midwest has been so stinkin' hot lately.  For real though, I can't wait to bust out some cute fall clothes.

2.) Cooling it with the Diet Coke

I love Diet Coke as much as the next girl, but I need to cool it.  I only drink it when I'm at work, but I drink too much of it!  I'm noticing that I feel like crap the day after (Diet Coke hangover?), the artificial sweeteners will probably lead me to stroke out one day, and it doesn't quench my thirst.  I'm trying to stick with delicious plain ol' water.

3.) Guns

I take a weights class once a week, but these past few weeks, I've been slacking.  I have some free weights that currently sit by my fireplace... and stay there.  I need to do some arm workouts while watching TV at night. Pictured is Amanda Russell.  I'm kind of a huge fan of hers.  She was about to qualify for the Olympics in the 10,000 meters, but got injured and had to stop running competitively.  She now has her own workout videos here free on YouTube.  She's a tiny little thing, but she is strong!

4.) Big Changes

I have some big changes coming up in my life, and with that, comes a ton of stress along with excitement.  I'm itching to share what's going on with the rest of the world!  So far, I'm taking it one day at a time and enjoying the ride.

5.) Ballet

I've been wanting to write a blog post about this for a long time, but I don't even know where to start.  Ballet was such a huge and influential part of my life for so long, it's hard to compile all of the thoughts, experiences, and emotions into words.  I have a feeling when I do get around to tackling this project, it will be a 6 part post. Bear with me people!

Well, there is a small piece of what's going on in my blogging brain.  Wish me luck tomorrow, as I might die out there. :)

What are some of the things on your Friday Five?


  1. LOVE that chalkboard quote....such a good reminder for all of us! And oh my word I am so excited for fall!

  2. I have a huge diet coke addiction too! I trrry to limit myself to 1 a day but sometimes that just doesnt happen.

    Ill have to check out those videos, I love good arm work outs!

  3. This won't help your diet coke addiction, but have you ever heard if a dirty diet coke? They have become really popular here in utah. I have never had one but everyone loves them. I think they are made with limes and coconut syrup. Good luck on your race!!!

    1. OMG, Becky...I must have one!!! That sounds so amazing!

  4. I can't WAIT for Fall!!! It's my favorite season and the weather here in Indiana the last few days has just wet my taste for's been very nice!

    At least your addiction is to DIET! lol! My addiction is just plain ole coke! so bad!

    Good Lucky on the race.

  5. Woooooo! Good luck on your run tomorrow! I cannot wait to read alllllllllll the dancer posts!!!

  6. Love this! Fall is my favorite time of the year. This heat has been brutal here in Charlotte, too. I am dreaming of pretty colors, apple spice candles, cooler weather, and yes Pumpkin Spiced latte's for sure. Weights are the best, I love lifting weights. Plus, the more muscle you build, the more your body burns calories AT REST. How awesome is that? Have a fab weekend girl, happy to find you on the link up :)

  7. I have always wanted to be a ballerina! Maybe when I grow up, haha. Can't wait to hear your ballet story :) That's such a great quote!!

  8. New follower! Glad I found your blog. I am loving all things fall too. It is so hot and humid here in NC I can't wait to see leaves start to change!! I have become quite the diet soda addict myself. Trying to slowly replace them with homemade flavored waters. Good luck on your race tomorrow!

  9. Popping over from Five on Friday!

    I'm excited for the fall weather too. I'm in Ontario and our summer really only lasts a few months so I can't believe I am even saying that!

    I need a real Coke break. Currently drinking one now. Ah!

  10. I have a similar feeling about ballet, even though I try to hide it in the depths of my brain.

  11. Found you via 5 on Friday! I too love working on my 'guns'. I live in NYC and attend SoulCycle once a week. I love feeling so strong and toned! And I'm with you - SO ready for fall!

  12. All of these Fall posts are making me CRAZY over October getting here. I cannot wait.


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