Good afternoon! So work ended up going later than planned yesterday and by the time I worked out after, it was 9pm and Darin and I had a movie to watch. I didn’t make it around to doing my Friday link love post! I guess Saturday link love will work right?! ;)

My goal this next week is to join a running group. I’ve said it for several months and now that I have signed up for a half marathon this fall, I have to commit to it! I can usually do 4-6 miles on my own but after that I need group motivation or at least one friend with me.

Yesterday’s morning run was a hot and humid one. I wanted to get in a 4 mile run before work and took my new running shoes out for a spin. They were great as always and I finished the run with a 8:45/mile pace.

Talk about sweaty and red faced! There’s barely a light grey spot left on my shirt.

I will have my 1/2 marathon details, training plan and tips next week for you!

Here are my Friday Saturday Link Love Finds: It’s green themed this week if you didn’t notice. I didn’t even mean to, although I am partial to green! :)

Fitness

I recently found Angela at Eat Spin Run Repeat. Every month she has a fitness challenge and on Friday’s she posts a Fit Bit Friday. I’m going to do the Spartacus Workout from Week 1 this weekend, it looks killer! If you are looking to mix up your workouts and find great at home circuits, check out her blog!

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Flavor

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For those of you out there that are thinking I’m weird for choosing a dessert with a green topping, no these are not health brownies with spinach puree for icing. These are Fudgy Avocado Brownies from Jessica at How Sweet It Is. I’ve had avocado in a smoothie before and it makes the consistency so creamy and delicious. I must make these brownies asap.

Finds

Pinterest’s blog recently highlighted this cute DIY blogger, Jenna from Let’s Go Sunning. While parusing her DIY projects I found this cute basket she re-purposed from a West Elm design. So easy and cute! Check her out.

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Do you like to run by yourself or with others? Also, have you ever tried avocado in a smoothie or dessert? 

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