Happy Friday! This week was a nice four day work week because of Memorial Day on Monday, and it flew by! I am looking forward to the weekend, with lots of biking and running on the agenda. I also have a graduation party and bridal shower (unfortunately, Ironman training couldn’t get me out of either of those, this time, ha).
Here are some things I am loving this Friday!
This quote from Maya Angelou
It’s so true, just be yourself. Poet and author Maya Angelou died on May 28th, at the age of eighty-six. I can’t help but think about all of her quotes that I love. After her passing, I realized that so many of my favorite quotes were actually written by her. If you are looking to be inspired, more of her quotes can be found here.
I am so excited that berries are finally in season! I love summer fruit and I find blueberries are the perfect snack! However, I am very picky about my blueberries and they need to have a little ‘crunch.’ I love adding them to my yogurt or just eating them by the handful.
Nutiva Brand Shelled Hemp Seeds
I don’t know why I waited so long to try hemp seeds! I have been adding them to my salads daily and they add a nice flavor and texture to any salad (or meal). They also are a nutritional powerhouse packed with protein and all nine essential amino acids. I like the Nutiva Brand because they are Organic and non-GMO. I also hear they go well in smoothies!
Discovering new trails
I always love finding new trails to hike and run on! This week I realized there is a network of trails literally behind my office. It’s a 2 mile loop and has both wooded trails and these wood bridges that are really cool. It’s such a nice place to go in the middle of the workday when I need fresh air. I try to get outside every day during work (as long as it’s not raining). I also look forward to running on these trails during my ‘runches.’
Running hill repeats
Ok call me crazy, but I love doing hill repeats. I have entered the Build phase of my Ironman training and I will now be incorporating weekly hill workouts. Since my Ironman is in Mont Tremblant, I really need to practice hills! From Runner’s World: Training on hills improves leg-muscle strength, quickens your stride, expands stride length, develops your cardiovascular system, enhances your running economy and can even protect your leg muscles against soreness. In short, hill running will make you a stronger, faster and healthier runner.
What are you up to this weekend?