Friday Favorites: Family time

So I know it’s currently Saturday morning and I’m way behind on my posting schedule, but I have been busy getting to spend a lot of time with my family. Everyone is in town for my niece’s 4th birthday party (today). My sister flew in from LA, Jarob and I came up from Atlanta and we’re all ready for one big My Little Pony Party. Speaking of, check out these rainbow cupcakes we made with my niece yesterday. I think they fit the theme of the party. (And they are an adaptation from my Candy Brownie Cupcakes).

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Outside of all the fun times, I still managed to get my 11 mile training run. Did you know I have never once trained past 10 miles? Every half marathon schedule i have followed kept me at 10 miles and under. That last 1.2 miles or so of yesterday’s run were pretty killer. I hate when you’re running into the wind the second half of your run! Sucks the energy right out of you as if you weren’t tired enough already.

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For the first time,  I used a handheld water bottle (purchased at Dick’s for $19.99).I remember seeing people running on the Chicago Lakeshore path with those things in their hands and thinking how goofy they looked, while also promising myself I would never, ever carry one of those. (I believe I was capable of running no more than 6 miles without dying at that time, so it’s amazing how much I’ve learned and grown over time! haha)

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I also wanted to mention that if you’re in need of Brooks running shoes head over to Dick’s Sporting Goods (or their website) ASAP! Most of their selection is $30 dollars off! I bought another pair of the Ghost 8 because I know I will be needing them within the next month or so. I have never seen these shoes on sale. PLUS you can download and print off a $10 off when you spend $50 coupon from the Dick’s website (or download it here) and get the shoes for a total of $40 off. That coupon DOES EXPIRE TODAY. I believe the Brook’s sale only lasts until 5/2 as well.

I’ll recap more of the weekend and all the fun in Indiana when I get back home to the ATL. I hope you all enjoy your weekend and happy running!

 

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