Friday Favorites! – The Hungry Runner Girl

(similarish top, shorts, shoes)

I ran 10 miles at an 8:26 pace with my friend Jo, and then Andrew and I took the kids to school.

Spring and winter in one picture:

The color of this sports bra has my heart.  I remember learning at Brooks when I went to their headquarters in Seattle a few years ago that our run bras should never celebrate a birthday, and that is what I think about as I purchase another sports bra that I probably don’t need;)

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My niece came over and did my hair for a sponsored post I was working on.

I will struggle if she ever moves away from me.  We might have to follow her.

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Beck has officially upgraded to a big boy bed.  I try to keep my kids in their cribs for as long as possible, but the time has come.

He picked out his new sheets for his bed, and I swear it was just a few months ago when my water broke with him, and Andrew sped me to the hospital.  Not knowing if he was a boy or a girl until he was born will always be one of my favorite memories.

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Lauren brought over fresh, homemade sourdough bread, which I ate slice after slice until dinner because it was such a busy day. It was amazing.

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The kids did their timed mile for Cross Country.  We will do it again at the end of the season and see their improvements.  We finished up with popsicles for all of the kids.

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Now for the favorites this week:

*Every summer, I try to get away with unsupportive sandals, and after a few days of wearing them, I think I am injured… Until I realized it was just because of my shoes.  I’m skipping that this summer by starting with supportive sandals, and these ones really caught my attention.  Aren’t they cute?  They feel so good on my runner’s feet.

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*The hair tool I use every single day of my life is 20% off! I love this thing. I use it on my hair and the girls’ hair whenever we style it.  I have a picture here of the curls that it does.  It is extremely easy to use.  My sister and nieces use it every day, too. I’ve tried a Dyson, but I much prefer the Shark (and it’s less than half the price).

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*I don’t know what is wrong with me, but I crave sad books.  I came across this one in the bookstore and went straight home to start it.

I loved it.  It is a story about grief and how each character in their different stages of life dealt with their feelings.  Seeing how they held on to Annie after she was gone was beautiful.

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*I have a few of these battery-powered candles and love the feeling they bring to my house when the sun goes down.  I have them set on a timer so they come on at the same time every evening and turn off on their own.  They even flicker a bit like a real candle.  I’ve had people try to blow them out because they think they are a real candle!  They bring a peaceful and calm feeling to so many corners of my house.

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Have any favorites from this week?

What are you reading?  Are there any other books from Anna Quindlen that I should read?

Do you have to be careful about what types of shoes you wear outside of running?  Are there any go-to brands?

Parents reading—> Have you gone through any kid transitions recently?

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

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