Friday Fun IX

Happy Friday Everyone!! This list is a bit short and sweet this time…mostly because I am a little preoccupied by #1 on the list 🙂

  1. Visitors.  My brother and nephew are in town visiting from Texas. They flew in Wednesday and will be here all weekend. My nephew is 8, which means there is an infinite amount of fun to be had in the city via museums, Shedd Aquarium, parks, etc. My brother lived about a mile north of where I live now when he was in a medical school rotation so it is fun for him to hang in his old stomping grounds for a few days. I love having family in town and getting to spend a few precious days with the little guy.
  2. Strength workI went through this hip and glute routine this morning and I swear that I am even starting to like it, rather than just doing it out of necessity.
  3. Avocados. I love them, but typically only buy them if I am making guacamole or something that calls for them in a recipe. But lately, I have been buying a few avocados at the grocery store every week and putting them in smoothies, on eggs or even on crackers as a snack. I am obsessed.
  4. 10×800. I will talk about this a more in my weekly recap, but I HAD to include it here because it is currently the reason I have been riding a runner’s high for 30+ hours. Yesterday I headed to the track to tackle the biggest speedwork I have attempted in nearly a year. Without getting into too much detail, I will just say that it went REALLY well. I felt strong and smooth the whole time and it was just the confidence boost I needed during this peak week for Boston.
  5. Group Texts. I have a few ongoing group text conversations with runner friends that make me smile every single day. I can share that I had a good tempo and get sincere “woohoo’s” or that I had a shitty speed session and get thoughtful support. I also get to hear about the ups and downs of my friends’ training and return the encouragement. I sometimes feel that I am just as invested in their training as my own. These conversations range from anything to venting about our jobs to expressing frustration with social media but the one common theme is generally the laughter that results. I really, really appreciate having a genuinely supportive network of friends both close and far away to share this training journey (and other life things). {I suppose an alternate title to that one could have simply been “Runner Friends”.}
  6. Latest Fix! Yep. It’s that time again. When I opened the box, I was sure that I was going to LOVE everything. In reality, not pictured below is a pair of white ankle skinnies because they were just…no. The dress is a level of soft that I can’t even explain, but it is well over $100 and I have something very similar to it already (pictured). Also, because the material is so soft, it isn’t very “forgiving”. Thoughts?
    photo 1 (13)

    Grey Striped Top. LOVE.

    photo 5 (5)

    Asymmetric Cardigan (with pockets!). Obviously love because I wore it yesterday!

    photo 2 (14)

    Sheer Dressy Top. Paired with work slacks. Keep!

    stitch dress

    Dress on left is new. Dress on right already own. So similar. Undecided?

    I hope everyone has a great weekend! I look forward to hearing about races, training runs and general fun in your blogs on Twitter this weekend!

About Corey

I am a 30-something swim, bike, run addict married to my best friend and in love with my two schnoodle doggies.
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8 Responses to Friday Fun IX

  1. Megan says:

    I LOVE avocados! I eat them right out of their skin with a lil bit of salt and pepper.

  2. Your speed work is tempting me! And, you look fantastic in all the clothes!! I especially love your furry accessories 😉

  3. Avocados are amazing! It took me a couple times of eating them before I realized how versatile they are.
    Glad to hear your speedwork this week went to so well! It’s amazing what a great run can do for the soul 🙂
    The grey sweater is sooo cute. I like the neckline on the new new dress, but for me, the dresses would be too alike to own both.

  4. erin says:

    I can’t leave the co-op without at least two avocados in my cart (and, I go there almost daily). No lie. They’re just so good!

  5. elizabeth says:

    I live off avocado. I eat a half a one a day. I actually love the dress and think it’s really flattering but it is similar. Oh, and I love our texts…maybe they should be more running focused?!?! 🙂 can’t wait to hear about the run and the weekend. See you in a little over a MONTH!!

    • Corey says:

      I love our texts JUST the way they are 🙂 A perfect mix of snark and support. And ALWAYS hilarious. I miss you two so much…it looks like the weekend was a blast. Can’t wait to see you!!!!

  6. We buy avocados at Costco if that tells you our level of addiction. I do love all your fix items, but I agree with Elizabeth. It’s VERY similar to what you already have so I’d probably save the $$ unless you could sell the old one??

    Promise to post my first fix pics tomorrow…miss you!

    • Corey says:

      What’s funny is that the green dress that I have was from Target and was probably like $25. I noticed that it is too big under the arms and I probably need to have it tailored, but still cheaper than the new dress! Can’t wait to see yours!!!

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