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A Southern Twenty-Five on Friday!

Happy Solid Orange Friday!

I am linking up again this week with AprilDarciNatasha, and Christina. I mean, c'mon. What better way to celebrate the end of the week? Although... Photo Lovin' Friday will be back next Friday!

{One - Five Alarm 5K}

Tomorrow morning I am running in my 7th {!!!} 5K this year. Not just this year, within the last 6 months. I don't think y'all realize how big of a deal this is for the girl who has never, never, never, ever enjoyed running and did anything possible at soccer practices to get out of it. I've decided that half the fun of running in a 5K is the new playlist that gets generated with each race. Here's the playlist for tomorrow morning:

I tried this out at the gym Wednesday night and my strategy behind my playlist absolutely worked {and I will be in trouble tomorrow}. I put all the slow songs from Nashville at the beginning of the playlist when I least need the motivation. By the time those are over, I'm ready to quit running for a minute to walk, but that's when all the songs I like to run to pop up. We'll see how this goes! Can't wait to see if I can improve my time... fingers crossed!

{Two - Old Friends Visiting}

Two of my friends from Clemson, Lindsey & Haley, are coming up to Charlotte tomorrow and I'm excited to see them! I met both of them freshman year of college while we were sitting in line waiting for basketball tickets and then realized that I had a few classes with Lindsey and then we realized we were in the same major and the rest is history. It'll be nice to be able to catch up with them outside of a football tailgate.

 Our last basketball game as students :(

Senior Walk!

{Three - No Traveling!}

I joke around that fall is my travel season. Between going to football games at Clemson and at USC {& now trips down to Kiawah}, there are very few weekends that I get to myself. I'm about to get TWO in a row where I don't have anywhere to go. Is it bad that I am so incredibly excited about that? I love being on the go but it's so nice to not be going anywhere this weekend. I'm ready to do a little exploring around Charlotte.

{Four - November}

Wait, what? It's November already?! Where did October go?


I can officially listen to Christmas music now, make Christmas shopping lists, plan what we'll do when my family comes to visit in December, and start planning for a little Black Friday & Cyber Monday shopping.

{Five - Nashville}

Is anyone else upset that the next episode of Nashville doesn't come on until November 13?! I guess I'll be listening to every single song I've downloaded from the show until then. I'm addicted to these songs and half the reason I love watching the show is to hear new songs worth downloading. Here are my favorites:

A Life That's Good {Lennon & Maisy Stella}
Fade Into You {Sam Palladio & Clare Bowen}
Why Can't I Say Goodnight? {Sam Palladio & Clare Bowen}

Have a great weekend & be sure to cheer on Clemson tomorrow! ;)


  1. I didn't know I had to wait so long for the next Nashville!!! Boooo!

    1. Haha after everything that happened in this week's episode THAT was the most shocking part for me!

  2. My husband is going to be super upset when he finds out Nashville won't be on for a while. He's the one who got me watching Nashville, and he'd die if he knew I just made that public :) Normally I'm a firm believer that Christmas doesn't start until AFTER Thanksgiving, but there is something about this year that makes me want to start listening to music and decorating right now!

  3. You're running your 7th 5k? That's awesome! I am in the process of thinking about possibly running my first... not really the running type. You make it sound fun though, so maybe I'll give it a shot!

    New follower from the 5 on friday :)

    1. Do it! It get easier after you do the first one & realize that they aren't so bad.

  4. Doing the Disney Run 5K this weekend. Excited to run and have the characters take my mind off of it. Good luck on your 7th.
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