Monday, August 20

Birthday Recap + Cold-EEZE featured me & my blog!

The past two months have been a complete whirlwind so here's a little recap! I don't know where the time has gone, but that's kind of good because my husband is deployed, so the faster the time goes by the better. I started a new job in July that has been awesome and definitely keeps me busy. I'm so excited to gain more knowledge to be able to take with me wherever life may lead.

My birthday was July 11 and it was fabulous! My family and friends really stepped up to make it special, since my hubby couldn't be here for it. Thanks to my sister, brother-in-law, niece and my best friend, Alaina (and her hubby), I'm now registered for my first 1/2 marathon in October. Yippee!! It's a trail half, so it's definitely going to take a little extra training. Official 1/2 training has begun. I've decided to use Hal Higdon's Intermediate plan because I wanted the option to be able to strength train, as well as run. My sister is doing the half with me, so it's been nice having a running partner at least a couple days a week. Here are a few of the awesome birthday goodies I got from my family and friends. They spoiled me for sure!

Brownies that say We <3 Lauren. SO SWEET!
Headband from Athleta
Coffee Cozy :)
Adorable gold clutch!
Wine. Obviously an essential by the look on my face. ;)
My family sure knows I love bright colors!
Essentials for long runs. Oh, and that sticker WILL be on my truck come end of October. :)

My special birthday wine glass! I love it!
The beautiful ladies that helped make my b-day special!
By besties, Katie and Alaina
Thank you everyone! I had a great birthday. (P.S. I need a good picture collage website. Anyone use any they like?)

Cold-EEZE Feature

Cold-EEZE featured me as their fan spotlight last month and they included info about my blog too. Way to throw a girl a bone Cold-EEZE! :) I'm very excited they chose me and it's a great blog feature. Thanks, Cold-EEZE!

Yesterday I made my deliciously healthy Banana Nut Muffins, but I forgot the recipe at home today to include in this blog. Dang it! Recipe coming soon for sure!

{PLUS} I raced in a paddle board race on Saturday and I AM HOOKED. Pictures coming soon!

Be Strong. Be Healthy. Be Balanced.



  1. One special little line made me cry....I know I cry easy!! LOL You're birthday week was the best week of the summer :) I love you!!!!!

  2. Ah, love the birthday feature. And, I like the pic of the headband the best that you are wearing around your hair, lol. I'm waiting for the recipe ;) and congrats on the feature, way to go girl!


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