Monday, September 22, 2014

Starting to Feel Like Fall

Saturday morning I headed out on a long run with Fleet Feet. This was the first Saturday enjoying cool air with low humidity. Compared to last weeks run of 100% humidity it was amazing! We ran 9 hilly miles through beautiful old neighborhoods. This was my first time running through these neighborhoods and was quite enamored with the houses. It was street after street of exquisite mansions complete with perfectly manicured lawns. Enjoying new scenery always make the run go by faster because I love exploring new to me neighborhoods. 

That afternoon Joe and I headed out to watch the Pirates play. I was alone in my rooting for ECU since Joe decided to pull for Carolina. I was thrilled to see the Pirates pull out a huge win against the TarHeels!

Sunday we enjoyed watching lots of football and cheering on out fantasy draft team. Which I still know little about but am slowly learning! I ventured out of the apartment to take Charlie & Chloe on a long walk. We are dog sitting my parent's dog Chloe this week and it has been so much fun to see the two interact.

The cooler mornings have me itching for fall. I'm ready to wear jeans without profusely sweating and break out my favorite pair of boots! I stumbled upon this perfect list of things to do this fall and am looking forward to tackling every one of them!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Stretching Out Summer

This past weekend Joe and I headed to the beach to visit my family. We were able to stretch out summer and get in one more beach trip on the boat! Even though the forecast called for storms most of the weekend, we crossed our fingers that the rain would stay inland. Thankfully we were given a hot & sunshine filled day for most of Saturday! That morning I hit the pavement early and got in 10 miles for my half marathon training. It was one of the most humid runs I have been through this fall and was soaking wet once I returned to the house! Once we all got ready, mom, dad, Joe and I headed to the beach with Charlie and Chloe in tow! So thankful for the beautiful skies we enjoyed until around 2 when the storm headed our way. 


Here's a little flashback- last year vs this year. Charlie has grown!

Sunday we headed to Britt's Donut Shop in Carolina Beach for breakfast. We were not the only ones with this idea. The line for these delicious treats was almost 30 minutes. The wait was well worth it and I was happy to indulge in a delicious hot donut.  We split 2 dozen between the four of us and ended up having plenty to share!
 


Mom enjoying her one of many donuts!

After our late breakfast, Joe and I packed up and headed back to the triangle. We are dog sitting Chloe for a few weeks so we had a car full of pups and dog toys! It is going to be an interesting time in out apartment with these two buddies! 

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Five

Welcome back Friday! I am always thankful for the weekend to roll around. Lets get this Friday started with five things that I am loving this week. This week I'm throwing a bit of educational facts in as well. Hope you enjoy!

{One} Reading.Vaccine Myth Working with students that have autism on a daily basis has made me very passionate about proper education on autism. This article by PBS explains that it is very clear that vaccines are not among the environmental factors that cause autism. Scientists are still examining how genetic and environmental influences and how these factors play a role in the broad spectrum of symptoms that occur with autism.

{Two} Munching On. In our house (well, apartment) Sundays have become game day! Instead of fighting it I thought I would take the opportunity to make some healthy game watching treats! These buffalo chicken meatballs look like the perfect snack or meal. 

{Three} Wishlist Worthy.  Zara's checked blanket scarf was extremely popular last fall. They have updated this favorite with a new color combo for this season. For $29 it's a steal in my book! 
 

{Four} Currently Loving. This quote summarizes one of my biggest pet peeves. I love technology but if I am taking time to hang out with you then I want to talk to you not your phone.

{Five} Coming Up. Today at 5pm Joe, Charlie and I are hitting the road for the beach! I have family visiting at Topsail Beach and am looking forward to catching up and spending some time on the water. I also will be completing my long run Saturday morning back home sans hills. Looking forward to logging some easy and flat miles! 
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