Friday, May 11, 2018

Fast Friday Favorites

Who is ready for a weekend?  Let's catch up on what the last week of our life looked like here.

Last Friday J had her big race and she did awesome in it! When she was done she asked if she could take a break and I told her she could take as long of a break as she wanted. She really pushed herself as hard as she could.

On Monday V and I took advantage of the girls both being at school and we went to the nursery with my mom to get stuff for our garden. This is one of my favorite places to shop. I love this time of year.

We got some flowers to plant and then we decided to give a raspberry bush and some peppers to try. I'm still trying to decide what to do with the pot that I had strawberries in last year, I'm pretty sure that they died. I might just plant more and see if I can keep them alive this time.

While I was planting I noticed that we will get apricots from our tree this year.  I didn't think we would because I wasn't seeing any signs of them growing. This is both exciting and frustrating haha. I love that it gives us a way to have the kids learn some yard work and earn a little money picking apricots. I don't like that they are apricots. I mean, why apricots out of all trees? Why not peaches? The tree was here when we got here so it is what it is. 

Monday night Trevon and I got to go on a date while my sister stayed with the kids. When we got home we found M and J like this. This has never happened before but it was pretty cute. 

We spent some time at my parents' house on Tuesday.  V loves the cars there and he insists on carrying all of them at once where ever he goes.

When the other kids got home from school we let them run through the sprinkler. V enjoyed this the most I think. Although it was pretty entertaining for the other kids to watch him. Notice he's still carrying around that car.

Tuesday night I went on a run.  It was amazing weather so I went outside and did some speed work. (I'm using Aaptiv for my training plan) I was exhausted afterward and realized that I might be feeling better from my injury, but I still have a ways to go. I'll get there though.

Wednesday I got to go visit a friend of mine that lives by us. It was her birthday so I took her cookies and we just let the kids play while we got to visit. It was really nice to be able to relax and talk with her. She'll be moving soon so we want to spend as much time as possible like that.

My mileage for the week:

Saturday: Long run ----> 4.7 miles

Monday: I didn't run but I walked around a lot. ----> 3.8 miles

Tuesday: 1 mile warm up, 3 sets of intervals. set 1: 3 x 45 sprints secon30-second second recovery, set 2: 2 x 90 second sprints with 1 minute recovery, set 3: 3 x 1-minute sprint with 1-minute recovery. .5 mile cool down. ----> 4.5 miles

Wednesday: off day

Thursday: 30-minute easy pace ----> 3.5 miles

Friday: Strength Training

Total Miles: 16

Slowly I'm working my way back up to the higher miles. It takes time but I'll get there.

Now for some quick Friday favorites!

I shared this on my Instagram, but I made this smoothie and it was delicious so I'm sharing it here too.  1 cup ice, 2 small mangos, 1/4 cup pineapple, 1/2 peeled orange, 1/4 cup peach yogurt. Blended all together and enjoy!

I've heard a lot about wet brushes and I think I'm a little late to this game. My girls hate it when I brush their hair wet and I don't love it either, but this brush makes brushing wet hair easy and less painful. It also helps with frizz!

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I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! We'll chat again on Monday

Do you have a garden? If so, What is your favorite thing to plant?

What were you 3 favorite things from this week?

How is your running going?


  1. Sounds like a great week. I need to get some flowers this weekend. I tried last week, but wasn't motivated enough to face the long line. That smoothie looks great!

    1. I hope you can find the motivation this weekend to get that done!

  2. I think it's still too early to put in flowers here. I was tempted, with all the great weather we've been having, but today (whomp whomp) it's 45. And rain. Ugh.

    1. ugh, I hope that it warms up nice for you soon! I hate when it gets cold again.

  3. I went to get flowers today!! But it was so cold I couldn’t even enjoy looking! I love smoothies too!

    1. It cooled off here too. I hope it warms up again soon so you can go find some flowers and enjoy it this time!

  4. I've taken my kids to the nursery once and it was chaos. Never. Again. ;)

  5. Sounds like you had a great week! I am a terrible gardener- I kill every thing!

  6. Your kiddos are so cute! Such fun ages. I kind of miss that

  7. I'm so jealous of your fruit trees! We just bought a condo so unfortunately there's still no room for us to have our own garden or anything this year. I'm hoping in the future we'll be able to convince the management property to let everyone do a community garden.

  8. Glad you had a good week! I have a friend who is also moving and I just want to hang out all the time before she moves across the country!
    I have been attempting a garden for a few years now and have yet to be successful! But I am not giving up!

    1. I hoe you get to spend as much time as possible with you’re friend!! Don’t give up on your garden, you’ll find something that works and you’ll start loving it. What do you like to grow?

  9. Great job on your mileage and workouts! Your babies are so cute! We have planted a garden but for vegetables. I don’t think our peppers will make it but everything else looks good!

  10. The flowers are so pretty! I wish I had a garden, haha. Someday when I have my own space! *-* I hope the nice weather is here to stay!