Happy Friday!

I hope the morning is going well and you are all gearing up for a great weekend 🙂

With the marathon this weekend, Brian and I are playing things pretty low key tonight and tomorrow but we are going to head out to dinner with friends visiting from Indiana tomorrow.  Should be fun!

Can I be completely honest?  When it comes to thinking about this whole MARATHON thing I am SO nervous.  I realize that I just need to get out of my own head, relax, fuel up, hydrate, and have a blast but there has been a lot of build-up to this little race.  I have been training for 19 weeks…that is the longest I have ever trained for something!  I really appreciate your support throughout the entire process and I can’t thank each of you enough.

Now, in true Friday fashion here is my Five Things Friday roundup 🙂

Five Things I Ate:

  • Delicious lunch bowls:  jasmine brown rice, roasted vegetables (that I made ahead of time on the weekend and simply reheated), leftover chicken or salmon, alfalfa sprouts, sauerkraut, and tomatoes.  Such a yummy combo!

Lunch Bowl

  • Smoothie bowls:  hemp protein, coconut milk, banana, frozen spinach, topped with granola, almond butter and blueberries.

Smoothie Bowl

Zoodles with Shrimp and Thai Peanut Sauce

  • Roasted vegetables, sauteed Southern Green blends from Trader Joes (spinach, mustard greens, turnip greens and completely delish!), and chicken topped with a new butternut bruschetta recipe I cannot wait to share with you!

Chicken with Butternut Bruschetta

  • Easy dinner of baked salmon, roasted zucchini and broccoli, roasted white fleshed sweet potato (so good!), and sauerkraut.


Five Workouts:

My workouts have been very light this week in anticipation of the big race on Sunday!

  • Taught Bodypump
  • Ran 4 miles
  • Ran 2 miles
  • Lots of walking
  • Stretching 🙂

Five Things Making Me Happy:

  • 10 Fridays until Christmas! Crazy right!?  I’m so happy it’s the holiday season!

10 Fridays until Christmas!

  • The marathon this weekend! While I’m very nervous and anxious, I am ready to do it! 🙂
  • Getting a post-marathon pedicure…that’s my plan on Monday morning and I cannot wait to have smooth feet (it’s been years!!)
  • Holiday Meal Planning.  This year, Brian and I are hosting my parents, grandparents and a few friends for Thanksgiving and I couldn’t be more excited.  Last year, we hosted Brian’s parents and some friends and I definitely figured out a few tips so that it appeared as though I wasn’t in the kitchen at all 😉  I am having a BLAST planning the menu for our special holiday.
  • My zoodle maker!  I recently purchased the Mastrad 3-Piece Spiralizer Set from Crate and Barrel.  While I would much prefer to have The Inspiralizer, for now this little hand-held tool gets the job done 🙂  When churning out those zoodles, it’s definitely a labor of love! One thing I have learned is smaller/skinnier veggies work best. If you are looking for an inexpensive, small tool to create veggie noodles this is it!

Zoodle Maker

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  1. Good luck at the marathon! You’re going to kill it..I know it! 🙂 And that’s a great idea to treat yourself to a pedicure afterwards! I usually do a massage or something because I hate my feet, but that will feel so good 🙂

  2. Oh good luck!!! You are going to rock it! I have my first 11 mile training run this weekend for the half marathon— and I thought last weekends 10 mile was bad hah. A pedi sounds wonderful, Nov 16th, that’s on my to do list as well!

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