TOL #8 HashtagIsItFridayYet?

Heylooooo friends πŸ™‚ Did you also wake up this morning thinking it was Friday? WOMP.

fridaySince Monday, I honestly haven’t done anything super extraordinarily exciting; but I’m very happy with that. I’ve been sleeping A LOT, cleaning my apartment A LOT, cooking and eating A LOT, and also running…often πŸ™‚

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Happy Birthday to Running with Spoons! It’s her 3 year anniversary – Congrats Amanda! πŸ™‚

I’ve been blogging for maybe two years? But totally off and on again…about who knows what…up and down and all around. Hopefully this train of blogs tickles the reader’s fancy…all you readers out there.

1.I’ve been running at least 3 miles a day, and trying to stretch A LOT afterwards. I’m always guilty of flattening my body out and laying down immediately after a run, or hopping directly into the shower without so much as one quad stretch. BAD Shannon!

No worries, no worries. This week I’ve been doing much much better πŸ™‚ (aka, I’m stretching AT ALL vs. not stretching like I used to…)

photophoto 5This marathon better watch its BUTT cuz I’mma KICK IT!

2. Yesterday was National Dog Day! I’m sorry to all those cat people out there, but dogs rule and cats are okay-I-guess. I love my puppies and they’ll always be my puppies! πŸ™‚ Buddy is on the left and Augustine is on the right. Woohoo! #bestfrands

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3. I’ve been trying to “meal prep” this week, but since Patrick and I share most of our meals, they really only turn into dinner that night for both of us…and one more meal each. But hey! Its something, right? We like making a LOT of meat, or a LOT of rice with veggies as staples.

And sometimes, we just make Brinner (Breakfast for Dinner) and call it a night, because who doesn’t like THAT? #baconftw

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This has been my lunch the last few days. Simple chicken tenders lightly pan fried in EVOO with some seasonings (heavy on the seasonings) and some simply steamed green beans. BOY AM I IN LOVE WITH THAT!

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Last night, we made ground turkey with sauteed veggies (zucchini, onion, green bell pepper, tomatoes…) and made them into theΒ best tacos ever. Okay they probably weren’t “the best” but I was REALLY feelin tacos last night, so it was absolutely perrrrrrfect.

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And I may or may not have had one for breakfast this morning……….. NOMZ.

We used fresh tomatoes and a green pepper from my mom’s garden! Woot! Thanks mamacita!

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4. Don’t you love this? Sometimes I scroll through Instagram (not much lately with how busy I’ve been) and I had to screen shot this quote. I’ve read quite a few of Hemingway’s pieces of work, and his diction and heartfelt FEELING behind his words always amazes me.

photo 2I am constantly working on ME, and focusing on improving my “Former Self,” because that is the ultimate judge. You make you happy, that’s where it’s at πŸ™‚ Oh, and love one another. Kiss and hug and stuff πŸ™‚

5. Last but NOT least, I finally got my medal hanger upper thing! I ordered this special one from Etsy, and I LOVE IT. Problem is… its full… And I probably will have to order another before it becomes too heavy and rips out the nails in my walls #firstworldproblems

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Isn’t it AWESOME? I’m so happy there’s a chalkboard area where I can write my PR’s! And the two clips are for upcoming or past BIBS! C’mon, how cool is THAT! Definitely love love love my new wall-piece. #runnerpride

PSA: Go do something that PUSHES you today. Getting up to run 6 miles this morning was incredibly difficult, but I did it. And ya know, as different as every single person on this planet is,Β we all have goals. So we might as well go CHASE them! I know that after I accomplish something that moves me even an INCH towards my goal, I’m thrilled πŸ™‚ And motivated to keep pushing forward. So get on witchyo bad self! πŸ˜€

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^^one of my favorite quotes of all time.

Happy Thuuuuuuuuuuuurssssssssssssssssday ❀ πŸ™‚

Peace, xoxo

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4 thoughts on “TOL #8 HashtagIsItFridayYet?

  1. Breakfast for dinner is never a bad thing, imo :mrgreen: It happens pretty regularly around these parts, so it’s probably a good thing that I don’t have to cook for anyone but myself. Unless they were just as into breakfast as I was πŸ˜‰ Thank ya for the birthday wishes for Spoons!

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