a lifestyle, motherhood, & running blog


A Southern Twenty-Five on Friday!

TWO weeks until Christmas? Where did December go?
After this weekend, I'll have oh so much time to devote to some of my favorite Christmas activities: Lights at the Zoo, sugar cookies, shopping, present wrapping, etc. But there are 13.1 miles that stand between me and my Christmas fun.

Linking up for another Five on Friday with April.

It is Marathon Weekend down on Kiawah! & while I'm not running the full marathon, I am doing the half marathon for the second year in a row. I was pretty pumped about this race last weekend after running an awesome 5K {& setting a PR!} but not so much anymore. You see, I much prefer to run in freezing cold weather. 25 - 40 degrees is my ideal running temperature.
This weekend's forecast: lows in the 60s, highs in the 70s. Ideal for biking all over the island... not ideal for running all over the island.
Either way, Half Marathon, here I come!

{Read about last year's adventure here, here, here, and here}
My Christmas tree is up!

My cute little apartment tree from Target has found a new home in my parent's house this year. It looks kind of ridiculous in the corner of the kitchen because it's like 4 feet tall and the kitchen has some majorly vaulted ceilings. Thankfully there will be a bigger {real!} tree joining this little guy next week.
Another sneak peek!

|Jessica Roberts Photography|

Can you tell that I'm about to bust out laughing in the above picture? Because I promise you, I was about .2 seconds from laughing when our photographer snapped that one.
We're making a Christmas trip to Asheville next weekend... any suggestions for what we should do while we're there? The #1 thing on our list was the Sierra Nevada brewery tour but that thing sold out like a month ago for the days that we'll be in town. Any good breakfast places we should hit up?

Saturday night: celebration night! Can't wait to take in a sunset & a drink {or two} here:

Happy Friday! Hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. Good luck in your race this weekend girl! You're going to rock it! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Good luck this weekend!! I cannot believe how warm it's going to be, but you are going to rock it! I love your tree, too :)

  3. Have an amazing race- you inspire me!! We did the Wicked Weed brewery tour when I was in Asheville but I don't really like craft beer so you will probably like it more than I did! :) Have a great weekend!!

  4. Good luck on your half marathon!!! While you're in Asheville, you must go see the Biltmore with their Christmas decorations up! So pretty!!

  5. Sending good- no GREAT- vibes to your half this weekend! I haven't run at all this week because of the plague, so I'm sending you my fresh legs! You will be phenomenal!!!! Can't wait to hear about it.

  6. have a great race! i love that picture too.. I def would have been laughing the whole time! so cute!

  7. I hope the weather wasn't too awful for your run! Someday you two should add Grand Rapids, MI to your brewery bucket list, we're known as Beer City after all ;)


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...