Summer Loving

It’s been a while since I’ve done a traditional “Thinking Out Loud” style post.

With the start of summer, I thought I would include some of my favorite things and thoughts.  These are all products I’ve been using frequently and all things I like.  I’m not being paid to promote anything although if there is a season 5, I would love to be on Orange is the New Black.

So what am I loving?


Lately, I’ve loved the pool.  I can probably guarantee, once I’m running again I won’t go too often but right now it’s been okay and kept my cardio up.



Orange is the New Black: Last Tuesday, Lindsey interviewed me for her Podcast: “Can I have Another”?  She mentioned I should get into the Netflix show: Orange is the New Black. Before last week, I had heard of the show before but hadn’t seen an episode…then I watched one episode last Tuesday.  Followed by season 1, season 2 and season 3.  Now I’m just starting season 4 so you can see how that went.  Being sick and unable to run has its advantages (I guess).

Podcasts: Obviously I like Can I have Another by Lindsey.  She’s interviewed a bunch of interesting and fun people.  I like listening while getting ready for work on Friday mornings.  Even if you aren’t a runner, you’ll enjoy the conversation.  I feel like I’m just hanging out (or evesdropping) on someone’s conversation.


I’ve basically been eating anything with Calcium and Vitamin D: As I mentioned earlier this week, both my Calcium and Vitamin D levels came back in the normal range.  That being said, I’m still attempting to get as much as possible without overdosing or getting a kidney stone.  Luckily for smoothies, milk and cheese.

Sunwarrior sent me a few samples of their latest meal replacement shake powders to try. While I’m not running, 160 calories is a nice snack.  The new Illumin8 mix has a blend of protein, carbohydrates, and fats.  It’s not a full meal, but it’s a good pick me up in the afternoon.  I’ve been blending them with ice, milk, cocoa powder and sweetener.  For one of them, I added leftover beets which surprisingly tasted great and made me feel healthier.

Sunwarrior Protein Illumin8

After trying the samples they sent, I think I’m going to go purchase more.  I like the taste, and extra protein is not a bad thing for me right now.


Workout Related:

I’m doing all of my walking around in the Asics Quantum 360.  I nicknamed the shoe, the tank because there is so much support and cushion.  I ran in it for a while but because it’s the most cushioned shoe I’ve ever owned in the forefront, it got the promotion of moving from my running shoe to my only shoe.  asics quantum

This weekend I plan to run in the newest Asics Cumulus.  I love my Saucony shoes, but I need a shoe with more cushion in the forefront right now.  Who knows, the newest Hoka Clifton 3s are wider and actually fit my they might make a cameo on LOLZ blog.

So that’s what I’ve been up to and enjoying the last few days. 

Questions for you:

What have you been enjoying lately?

What is your favorite recipe? 


Catching Up

It’s hard to believe it’s already the last day of the month.  After Monday, this week flew by!

The first half of the week I spent working and cleaning up.  I’ve slowly started to get rid of items I am not using.  I’ve used the idea “if I haven’t used the item in the last year, I probably won’t”.  While I’m not excited about moving, I am excited to clean and declutter my house.

The second half was spent relaxing and enjoying life.


Yesterday, we decided to try the famous Ritz Seafood in Vorhees, NJ.  The Ritz was on the “Best Thing I’ve Ever Ate” for their Coconut Cream Pie.  I will say it was one of the best pies I’ve eaten and I’m a dense cake girl at heart.

The pie has toasted coconut and Lindt chocolate shavings on top.  I would have to agree it’s one of the best desserts I’ve had!

Ritz Seafood Coconut Creme Pie

Anyways here are some things and new discoveries I’ve enjoyed this week:

New Blog I have Discovered: Inverted Sneakers A super fast runner in PA

Favorite TV Shows:

  • Beyond Scared Straight A&E (Teenagers who are in need of an intervention go to prison and are forced to interact with prisoners).
  • Love, Lust or Run TLC (Fashion Makeover Show by Stacy London)
  • Mystery Diners Food Network (Restaurants that are having issues are wired and problem employees are taken care of)


Apply the 1% Rule with GPS 

21 Habits of Organized People (I’ve started to use the 15 minute rule and I absolutely love it)

An Injury Free Approach to Cross training

For the LOLZ: Best Running Tweets (Hilarious collection of running related tweets.  My favorite was Mebs!)

Wedding Posts: 
Brief Wedding Photos
In Depth Wedding

Questions for you:
How was your week?
What are some blogs you’ve been enjoying lately? 



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