Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! This week I’ve been busy with trying to finish up my 6 month long home improvement project..but thankfully I think the end is near! I’m hoping to have it all completed by the end of the Summer – fingers crossed. But while I’ve been doing that I’ve come across a few new things I’m obsessed with:

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Back at It

Well, it’s been a few weeks and I can officially say: I’m back to distance running!

I’ve been taking a break from distance running to focus on improving my speed and cross training for the past few months. While at the gym, one of my trainers mentioned signing up for the TC 10 Mile lottery. I figured why not – if I get in, I can train with the team from the gym and if not then it’s ok.

Sure enough we got into the lottery!

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runDisney Princess Half Marathon Registration

Today’s the day many runners have been waiting for: runDisney’s Princess Half Marathon registration opens!


The Princess Half Marathon Weekend has a variety of races including:

-Glass Slipper Challenge (1/2 Marathon and 10K) – $295

-Princess Half Marathon – $170

-Enchanted 10K – $105

- 5K Family Fun Run – $60

runDisney races have been selling out super fast lately so if you’re thinking about registering you should do that sooner than later – the Glass Slipper Challenge is almost guaranteed to sell out same day. Crazy!

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Workout Recap and Pure Via Winner

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you know I’ve become pretty obsessed with the Orangetheory workout. I started Orangetheory a few months ago as cross training and it’s quickly become my go-to workout. Orangetheory is an hour long HIIT small-group class – for about 1/2 of the class you’re on a treadmill doing different incline and sprint workouts, and 1/2 the class is strength training. The entire time a trainer is guiding you through the workout and telling you what to do. During the workouts you wear a Polar heart rate monitor and the goal of the class is to reach your “Orange zone” for a certain amount of time, 84%-90% of your maximum heart rate zone – this is all based on your gender, age and weight.

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Pure Via Review and Giveaway

Is it seriously already July?! June completely flew by for me as I (finally) graduated from my masters program and went on vacation.
As I’ve been trying to eat healthier I’ve done a lot of research on the sweeteners and trying to eliminate artificial ones. During my research I came across Pure Via, a zero-calorie sweetener naturally sweetened with stevia.

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