Friday Favorites – January Edition #2

by ashleyd on January 30, 2015

Greetings from the airport! I’m heading to London for the weekend for a bit of a girls weekend, combining time with Charlie and Casey while also bidding Leah farewell! ‘m looking forward to the girls weekend. My weekend adventures in London are always packed with fun activities. This weekend is no different – brunch at Granger & Co, a 10k race, yoga, and hopefully a little bit of shopping.

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Here are the things that I’m loving this week!

I think I squealed with glee when I learned that Matthew McConaughey (Am I the only person who has to look up how to spell his time EVERY time I type it?!) has been cast in the movie adaptation of Born to Run. One of my favorite running books, I am thrilled that they cast someone who is a dedicated runner.  

Jess has done a great job making sure I weave strength training into training. I think next week’s goal will be helping me realize that before the warm-up run there needs to be muscle warm-up. Oops. These 8 Dynamic Warm-Ups are easy to do anywhere and will immediately improve your next run!

After doing those 8 warm-up moves, end your run with these quiver inducing ab moves from Amanda. This dynamic abs series will strengthen your core without the boredom of the typical, stationary plank. plankGina featured the POSH DJ podcast in her round-up last week. Since then I’ve been jamming to the great dj mixes during runs and my daily commute. In fact, I think the latest mix may have made me break out in dance halfway home last night. It’s hard to beat the free price or weekly updates!

imageI’ve had a tough time figuring out the layering game this week during my morning runs. The snow/sleet mix calls for something water resistant while the cold temperature has me wanting something soft and cozy. My compromise has been ALL THE LAYERS including this wind and water resistant Sugoi Versa jacket. It converts into a vest for the in between temperature runs and the large pockets are convenient for stashing the house keys and gloves. 

Buffalo Hummus Dip Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Even though I won’t be watching the Super Bowl this weekend, I can’t help but pin game day worthy dips. This Buffalo Hummus includes a surprise ingredient and is easy enough to whip up Sunday afternoon before the game.

Talk about Friday surprises, Renaud clearly knows the way to my heart. He surprised me with a delicious, fudgy brownie this afternoon. The toasted pecans and the extra dash of salt in Jaime Oliver’s Vegan Chocolate Brownie recipe are a game changer! Feel free to swap out the soya milk for almond milk or your favorite milk substitute but be sure to leave some for enjoying with the warm brownies.

Your turn – What are you loving this week?

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