Friday, March 14, 2014

Five on Friday

One. I'm running a half-marathon Sunday! The Tobacco Road Half Marathon fit seamlessly into my marathon training. The forecast is absolutely terrible right now for Sunday so I'm praying the rain stays away for a few hours during the race. The course is on a old railroad track so it is extremely flat compared to the roads in Raleigh.  Also, this race marks one month out from my marathon! I am so excited to run my first race of 2014.  

Two. I have been re-discovering my favorite tunes and finding several new ones thanks to Spotify. Spotify is a free streaming service that lets you follow other's playlists as well as build your own playlists. I love that you can view all the songs on the playlist before you add it to your list.  I have been jamming out to a lot of John Mayer lately which takes me back to high school.

Three. I am trying to cut back on sweets and clean up my diet. In hopes to replace my nightly M & M fix I picked up these chocolate yogurt covered cherries at Target. The tart cherry center is a great contract to the chocolate coating. I portioned them out so I could enjoy one serving at a time.

Four. Spring break is less than 40 days away and I just booked a cruise to celebrate the break! I'm going on a mother-daughter cruise with my mom to Key West & Cozumel. I'm dreaming of warm weather and tropical drinks. This also means it's less than 40 days until I'm back in a bikini so it's crunch time!

Five. The consequences of the horrible weather in central NC is makeup days. Students were forgiven the days since there was a state of emergency. Staff luckily gets to make up the days through workdays.... on Saturdays. This coming Saturday is my first make-up workday. Thanks to a huge deadline looming at the end of the month I have more than enough work to do. Still pretty bummed about having to work on a Saturday and will be bribing myself with coffee.

Hope you all have an amazing Friday!
What are you looking forward to this weekend?



  1. Good luck with your race this weekend! Fingers crossed the weather holds out for you! Those yogurt raisins look AMAZING. I'm going to look for them on my target run this afternoon. Cruise in 40 days?! Happy Friday to you! Sounds like you have lots to look forward to! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. I love John Mayer but I haven't listened to him in AGES. I'll have to try Spotify. Good luck on Sunday!

    Stopping by from the link-up but I'm following along now too! :)

  3. Good luck in the marathon! I will be spending a lot of time in Raleigh coming up as my husband will be playing with the Carolina Mudcats!

  4. Good luck with your half marathon this weekend! Hopefully the rain stays away long enough Sunday morning for you race & stay dry!

  5. Found you through the blog hop. Love your blog. I'm a Carolina girl as well, just a little more South{Carolina} :)

    Hosting a giveaway, hope you come and check it out!

  6. I was actually hooked on those chocolate yogurt covered raisins when we were in Louisiana once - and I got all of Jesse's family hooked too :P

    This weekend I'm looking forward to a Saturday spent relaxing and shopping with my hubby and then a Sunday jam packed with church activities.

  7. Good luck w. your race! Fingers crossed the rain holds off. I've never tried those yogurt covered cherries but I'm obsessed w. the Brookside dark chocolate covered pomegranates from Target. I often use them as "dessert" when I'm craving something sweet. Have a great weekend!

  8. I love Spotify! I am constantly making new playlists on there and John is one of my constant favorites. Also, I can't think of a better way to spend Spring Break than in a tropical locale with my mom. I hope you have a great weekend…even with the makeup day!

  9. I use spotify all the time at work! It's wonderful--and a good change from all the repeats on Pandora.

  10. Hope the race went well and that the weather held up for you!


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