I’ve been tossing around doing a weekly recap post lately. I’ve seen different variations of Five Things Friday on many blogs that I think is fun, so I decided to create a mix of the two. I figure a few topics will be consistent each week, but I’ll change up the rest. We’ll see how it goes!
1. this week in reading
Definitely has the creepy vibe. I just haven’t felt much like reading this week, so it’s not the books fault that it’s taking me forever to finish.
2. New Books I’m excited about
I received both of these from Netgalley this week and am super excited to read them. I haven’t read a book by Nicola Yoon, but everyone raves about her. And Sarah Jio is one of my favs.
3. fun thing(s) from the week
Yesterday was my hubby’s 39th birthday. I tell him that he just gets better with age, and it’s true. We celebrated last weekend by grilling burgers and having ice cream cake, and last night I ordered pizza from his favorite place. Which happens to be my least favorite pizza place, but it was his birthday, so… 😉
4. life happens
Since my hamstring injury, I have been resting (as much as a busy mom of a 6 year old can) for almost a week, and now I’m slowly starting to add in some activity each day. Mainly just walking and cleaning my house. I went 3 days barely getting 5,000 steps (when a typical day for me is 15,000), and it was making me crazy. When you get used to being active every day, it’s not easy to just sit still. I follow Laura at This Runner’s Recipes and had asked her advice on what I can do to get back to running quickly. She sent me the nicest email with lots of great advice, starting with rest (done!), not running for a week (UGH, I hate this), working in some cross training (walking is my jam), and strength training (not my fav, but I’ll do whatever it takes). Also gave me some ideas on athletic tape and relief balm I can use. I’m so grateful for her advice, and am hopeful to be running again next week!
I have recently become a huge fan of Lularoe. In fact, one may say I have a bit of a problem since I cleaned out my dresser this week and had to assign one entire drawer for just my Lula leggings. If you haven’t tried these heavenly leggings yet, I highly suggest you do so. They also have other cute clothes – I have a Classic T and an Irma. But the leggings….they are worth every penny. And I just got my favorite pair ever this week…Halloween ones! I mean they have black cats and ghosts. How freaking cute, right?!
Speaking of black cats…photobombed by Mollie.