Is it really Saturday already?!  I must say that I'm quite excited for the next couple of days, so I'm not complaining about the time flying by, but really??  Yesterday, I was absolutely convinced it was Thursday.  Seriously, I lose all sense of time over the summer.

So this post is a bit of weekly round-up/kind of random.  Just some things about my week that I decided to share...

Pet peeve...of the week:

The trash man leaving the trash can literally in the middle of the driveway so that you either have to drive through YOUR YARD to get out of the driveway or physically get out of your car and move the trash can.  They do this every. single. time.  Um, would it really be that difficult to put it back on the side of the driveway like it was?!  It's just so frustrating when you have someplace to go, and there is a trash can (your own that you did not put there) blocking your path.  Okay, rant over.

Social...of the week:

One of my co-workers got a job at a clothes store and invited me and some of my other co-workers to come get fitted so he could practice.  So we trotted over there (I guess people really don't trot... I've been around horses too long!) and had quite the time trying on tons of clothes!  I ended up finding an outfit with super comfy jeans and an adorable top.
Unfortunately, I didn't buy anything because I'm the typical poor college student, but it was still fun to try it all on, and I had a great time hanging out with everyone!

Food...of the week:
This bread seriously tastes and smell like fresh, homemade bread!  Perfect for a bread-lover like me.  I've been enjoying this by the slice with coconut butter, peanut butter, Barney butter... so good!  Nut butter only makes it better. ;-)
Almonds marry coconut - the BEST almonds I have ever had!  Seriously, go out and buy these.  Now.  NO excuses.

Running...of the week:

Sunday - 3 mile run + strength (I don't remember exactly what I did, but I was so sore the next day!)
Monday - 2.15 mile run
Tuesday - 3.1 mile run
Wednesday - running rest day, aka strength day.  For legs, I held jumping position when I rode my horse for ten times around the arena.  That may not sound like anything, but anyone who rides knows just what a leg workout that is!  Feel. the. burn.  For upper body, I did 20 push-ups, 20 tricep-dips, 20 anterior raises, 20 shoulder press, 20 tricep kickbacks, and 20 bicep curls (all with eight pound weights).  I finished it off with 50 bicycle crunches, 1 minute plank, and 1 minute side plank on each side > killer hard!  I know that isn't an intense upper body workout or anything, but I hate doing upper body because it's my weakest part!
Thursday - 4.8 mile run (my longest run yet!  It felt absolutely AMAZING!)
Friday - 6 mile bike ride with my mom
Saturday - rest 


Excitement...of the week:

I have my 5k tomorrow!  Woo!  It won't seem all that far after doing almost five miles haha.  But I'm so excited.  I just love race atmospheres!
Also tomorrow, my Mom and I are headed out on our annual girls getaway.  Every year (excluding last year - it was crazy with my first year of college and all), my mom and I go on a trip with just the two of us, and we always have a blast.  I am SO excited to spend some time with such an amazing person (come on, she makes me ice cream! ;-) ).  But really, I've been looking forward to this trip ALL year!  We will be gone through Wednesday.  Expect recaps when I return!


Tell me something exciting about your week!
 


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07/20/2013 11:03

GAH I am so excited about your 5K!! Even more excited you ran 4.8 miles!! YAHOO!! That 5K is nothing now!! Great job! You look adorable in that outfit!

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Alex
07/26/2013 12:42

Awe thanks for all the support, Brittany! It means a lot to me. :)

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07/20/2013 13:58

Oh Alex how I've missed reading your blog! I'm so glad for 3G in the car because this post cracked me up! Your upcoming 5k is SO exciting! Ah and you lok so cute in that picture!

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Alex
07/26/2013 12:44

Haha, I'm glad you enjoyed this post! I've missed reading your blog too! I'm excited to read your posts when you get back from vacation. :)

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This week I was able to get back to the gym after vacation! Yay!
New reader.

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Alex
07/26/2013 12:45

It always feels good to get some good work-outs in after vacation! Good for you! :)

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07/20/2013 20:27

I need to try those almonds ASAP! Good luck in your 5k, you'll do great!! (:

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Alex
07/26/2013 12:46

Yes, do try them! They're amazing! And thank you so much for your support. :)

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07/20/2013 20:56

All the best for the 5k tomorrow! And those almonds....damn australia, get your priorities right!

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Alex
07/26/2013 12:47

Haha hopefully Australia will catch on soon. ;-)

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Good luck on your 5k tomorrow, girlfriend!! I know you're absolutely going to rock it!!

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Alex
07/26/2013 12:47

Thanks, Brittany! I very much appreciate your support!

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Hope your 5k went well today! And I have to find those almonds!!!! My mom would love them so :)

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Alex
07/26/2013 12:48

Oh yes, definitely keep an eye out for them!

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Charolette
07/21/2013 17:35

I am sorry that I didn't check out your blog earlier in the summer. You are doing a great job as usual. Hope your 5K went well and you feel good and good about the run.

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Alex
07/26/2013 12:51

My 5k did go well, and I feel great about it! Thank you so much for your comment! I'm glad you're reading my blog again. :)

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I hope your 5k went well! Love the outfit, that is an adorable top. Although I am no longer a college student, I remember how it feels and often don't buy new clothes either. Trying it on is always lots of fun though!

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Alex
07/26/2013 12:53

I agree! Trying on clothes is one of the funnest parts of clothes shopping. :)

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07/22/2013 09:37

Hope you rocked that 5 km- sounds like you got in a great week of workouts :)! Those almonds sound yum- way to combine the best of both worlds!!

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Alex
07/26/2013 12:54

Oh yes, coconut and almond. Two of the best flavors rolled into one! :)

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07/22/2013 10:13

How did the 5K go?

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Alex
07/26/2013 12:55

The 5k went really well! I'm super happy with time and pace - they both turned out to be way better than I could have ever hoped for! Thanks so much for asking. :)

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07/22/2013 13:51

Cute outfit! I love trying on clothes although it is hard not buying everything!

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Alex
07/26/2013 12:56

SO true! Sometimes I refuse to try clothes on because I know I will just end up wanting them haha!

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07/22/2013 20:36

OMG, my trash man does the exact same thing!! Like, they know it's a driveway... so I'm going to DRIVE in it!! >:O Those almonds look delicious! :)

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Alex
07/26/2013 12:57

EXACTLY!!! You would think it would obvious...

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07/23/2013 09:11

I can't wait to hear about your 5k! I have a lot of beef with the trash men too...mostly because they're always out when I'm running in the morning and it smells! So happy you got the almonds. Next on your list should be the Emerald Vanilla Bean flavor. To.die.for. Hope you're having a good week!

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Alex
07/26/2013 12:59

I'm definitely going to look for those vanilla almonds next time I'm at the store! Omg, they sound amazing!!!
Have a great weekend!!

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07/23/2013 10:16

The trash can thing would irritate me to no end too! On recycling day, we need to run outside while the truck is loading our recycling otherwise they throw the bin and a few times it's bounced off my husbands truck. :(

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Alex
07/26/2013 13:00

Oh my goodness that's unbelievable!! I can't believe the recycling people would be that inconsiderate. You should file a complaint!

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07/23/2013 11:16

Congrats on getting to 5 miles! That is an awesome feat and you should be able to ace that 5k now :)!

Cute outfit too!

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Alex
07/26/2013 13:01

Thanks, P! Doing 5 miles did feel pretty incredible. A year ago, I never would have believed I could run that far!

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HECK YES to the Toasted Coconut Almonds. Those babies are my addiction/obsession of the summer.

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Alex
07/26/2013 13:01

They are officially mine too! I simply can't get enough!

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