Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Thoughts

Friday and a 3-day weekend - how spectacular! 

I've just got work today and then weekend fun time begins =)  And a thrilling thing also happened today!  Starbucks sent that awesome email that comes every so often telling me "the next one's on us" meaning I've paid for 12 drinks and I now get my freebie - woohoo!  Does anyone else get as excited as I do when their free drink arrives?

Ok, here a few things about my week...

It rained quite a bit which is absolute happiness for the veggies growing on our deck, but Jax was not as pleased.  He's petrified of storms.  He shakes uncontrollably and jumps all over us in bed so I was up trying to comfort that cute pup a few nights this week.  The storms were beautiful though.

I ate lots of fruits, veggies, and whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, lots of overnight oats) this week giving me lots of energy.  SO I treated myself yesterday to a Vanilla Espresso Milkshake (all vegan!) from my local vegan cafĂ©.  I overheard the waiter explaining to another customer what went into the milkshakes - something along the lines of milk, ice cream, espresso - YES PLEASE!  I really just wanted the shake for lunch, but my conscience got the best of me and I ordered a quinoa lentil salad to go choice.

Jax got his exercise this week which translates to I got my exercise... We got in a few morning walks along with a bike ride that was definitely a much harder workout for Jax than my husband and I.  My husband held Jax's leash while we road our bikes around the neighborhoods.  Jax smiled the whole time (you know the way dogs do).  It gave me so much more energy getting outside at night.  If I watch TV, I tend to get tired earlier, but enjoying the outdoors definitely beats the TV any day (even if I do have a love for a few TV shows - Big Bang Theory, New Girl, How I Met Your Mother, Scandal...) 

I also did a 4 miler on Wednesday and it was 70 degrees out and then a 3 miler this morning and it was 40 degrees out!  Talk about a change in weather.

Oh and lastly of course that Starbucks treat is absolutely happening on my lunch hour today or maybe even before work if I get my butt out the door quick enough!  So I best be getting on my way...

I hope you get a 3-day weekend too.  Enjoy!

What's something happy from your week?


  1. We found a fabulous little half grown pup for my 2 1/2 year old yesterday and I think tonight we are going to have a family pizza night to kick off the weekend (complete with a Starbucks treat of my own!) Have a great 3-day weekend!

  2. A vegan milkshake?? Now that is just fantastic! :)

  3. That vegan milkshake sounds fantastic! I got great news from my doctor this week and will hopefully be able to start running agin, very slowly, but i am still very excited!

  4. That milkshake looks amazing!
    This week the weather was great.
    I'm a new reader and I love your blog! Great inspiration.

  5. Scandal... ah favorite show! So bummed that the season is over though :( :(

  6. It's from Sunday...but I ran my first half marathon! Still excited!