Friyay!!!!!! Some Faves from the week

I’m sitting on the couch, piddling on my lap top and writing this post as Lila watches Big Hero 6 and plays with dolls.  Joys of having brother’s.  Bless her.  I’m feeling under the weather so I slept until the very last possible second today.  Stupid “Fall.”

Here are some of my very favorite things from this week….hold onto your socks. 

Lulu Go the Distance Vest


You guys.  I’m in LOVE with this vest.  I had a gift card to Lulu so I took off in search of some awesomeness.  I didn’t find a single pair of pants that I didn’t feel the need to lie down and paint onto my body, since they are mostly made for women with less “shape” than myself.  That’s ok.  I still love lulu but I fair better with Athleta pants.  Anyway, back to this vest.  It has some orange accents and is so flattering.  I wanted one last year but didn’t take the plunge.  So glad this little gem gets to sit in my closet for the next 3 months until it’s cold enough to wear it!! Eeek!  You can find it here.  I got it in cream.


God’s gift to mother’s of 3 year old’s….preschool.  Can I get an amen?

Lila went to school. And I found plenty to do. Here's to preschool and gift cards #preschoolready #weweresoready #fblc #firstbaptistlearningcenter #lululemon #momsday

She went to school, I went shopping.  We reunited at 2:15 and not one second before, with hugs and kisses and completely refreshed souls.  It was a good day.

Athleta Downplay Capri

Downplay Capri - Grey Heather

Go buy these pants, write me a thank you note later.

Talking about my issues with fake Fall today on the blog. Prepare yourselves. It's deep. Anyone else caught in a crossroads between super cute cropped sweatpants and flip flops? Today, I'm wearing both. Because according to the Facebook world, "Fall is here!!!!!" Even though it's hot and humid and my roses are still looking very much like Spring. Texas, you baffle me. ~Link in bio #blogger #lifestyleblogger #fall #sortof #blogging #redheadontherun #ramblings #athleta

They are so comfortable and I wore them yesterday in the 90 degree heat with a tank top and flip-flops, because that made sense.  It’s almost Fall so whatev.  They are so amazing you will never take them off.  Yes, they are basically fancy sweatpants, but as far as I’m concerned, they are real pants. You can find them at Athleta here.

Athleta Blissful Wrap

Blissful Wrap - Grey Heather

Blissful Wrap – Grey Heather

Ok.  So maybe I walked out of Athleta with “lounge wear” but seriously this wrap.  The picture does it no justice at all.  It’s ruffly and has a hood! It’s so cute and could easily go with leggings, jeans or dare I say, sweat pants.  But fancy cute ones of course.  I bought this gray color.  And it has THUMB HOLES!! Be still my heart. I have a problem. You can find it here.

My New Watermark

Thinking about what it means to persevere. Kinda deep for a Wednesday night feeling under the weather. But my brain is weird like that. As I get closer to my 3rd full marathon(keeping in mind that if you had told me 8 years ago I would do even one full...I would have laughed in your face) I can't help but think about how awesome hard things can be. They can totally drain you while at the same time leaving you with a sense of accomplishment and feeling full of life. Life is kinda short, in case you haven't heard. So persevere. Stay the course. Do hard things. And Live big. #marathonrunner #marathontraining #explore #keepmoving #runner #chicagomarathon #chicago2015 #instarunners #runnersofIG #runnersofinstagram #womensrunningcommunity #sweatpink #motherrunner #lululemon #saucony #kinvara5 #runnerland

I decided to get a watermark for my images that I post.  This provides a bit more security for my pictures.  It takes a lot of work and time to edit and shoot so I just want to keep them in the family if you know what I mean=) SO, the amazing Jenny at PB Jenny Designs(who also designed my site) created this custom watermark for me.  I LOVE it and I love her work.  If you need any design/graphics done, she’s your girl.  It was like we were good friends right from the beginning so I have always felt comfortable and like she just gets me and what I want, and that is talent.  So thank you Jenny!!

Our last swim!!

So, turning 34 yesterday had me thinking about life at 17. What I wish I knew back then about life ahead. So, I wrote myself a letter. A letter to the younger me. Someone needs to tell me to learn to cook sooner and why a margarita really only tastes good once you become a parent. So, hop on over to the blog for the read. And a giant THANK YOU IG fam for all the sweet birthday wishes yesterday. Social media is at its very best on birthdays. ~Link in bio  #blogger #lifestyleblogger #fitnessblogger #runner #wife #momslife #birthdaygirl

I know I already posted this pic this week, but it’s the only one I got of our last swim of the summer.  So here it is.  We had such a fun day Monday.  It was my birthday and we swam after my 16 mile torturous long run and spent the day as a fam.  It was PERFECT.  As much as I love Fall, I love to spend the day at the pool with the kids, and I always miss it when it ends.

16 Miler

16 hot and smokey Birthday/Labor day miles todayturning 34 isn't so bad after all. #birthdaymiles #runstrong #runfar #marathonrunner #marathontraining #womensrunningcommunity #runnerland #runnersofinstagram #runnersofIG #chicagomarathon #chicago2015 #sohot

I decided to do my long run Monday since Rob had a lot of training to do Saturday and Sunday.  It meant not running at 4 am so I took advantage.  It was so hot ya’ll.  And so humid.  Those last 2 miles it was all I could do not to crawl.  I wanted to stick my head in a giant bucket of cold water and drink it all.  But, it’s done.  Hoping it makes the cooler Chicago weather feel even better.  But this is hard stuff.

I’m running as a St. Jude hero and I’m no where close to my goal!  I’m trying not to have a panic attack thinking about it, so your support would be amazing.  If you’d like to donate to my fund, go to the top of my page and click on St. Jude Hero and it will take you to the link.  I’d so appreciate any support you would be able to provide.  I’m so honored to run for these kids, and honestly, on hot days like Monday, it’s what has kept me going.  So thank you!!

That does it!

Did you find any fun fall things this week? Even though it isn’t quite fall yet?


8 comments on “Friyay!!!!!! Some Faves from the week

  1. ha!! I love that you have air freshener’s because I totally drank the coolaid and went to buy pumpkin candles at bath and body works. That way if my house is 66 degrees and I’m smelling pumpkin, I can fool myself into thinking it’s Fall=)

  2. Hey Missy!! I know right? I’m praying that since we are dropping a little in the mornings that surely Chicago will be good by October??! And capri’s..I could go on for dayzzzzzzzz!=) My faves are probably my athleta Be Free knicker’s, Kast fitness wear pants(they are lightweight and stay put. I do all my long run’s in these) and Lululemon run inspire crop.

  3. Oh I love that vest!! I too seriously hope Chicago weather is much less hot and humid…but it’s only a month away!
    Random question…what are your favorite capris to run in? Especially on long runs?!
    Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  4. I think the best/funniest fall thing was your rant yesterday. I laughed so hard. I do have fall air fresheners in my home, but that is all I can handle at this moment. I hope you are feeling better. Have a good day

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