Windy Monday:(

I had a good weekend at work and am ready to be off for 4 days! That's right, I don't work again until Friday! Yay!! I usually really like Mondays, because I am always off work on Mondays. However, I am really not fond of THIS Monday. The weather is ruining it all! I'm just gonna come out and say it. I HATE THE WIND!! I hate the wind because it messes up my hair. I hate the wind because it blows all kinds of crap into my yard. I hate the wind because today it's really cold. But most of all, I hate the wind because it screws up my runs!! I absolutely HATE running on windy days! When there are wind gusts of over 20 mph, running outside is a no go, especially if it's cold like it is today! Now if it was hot outside, I might reconsider, but it's frezing. And, I thought it was Spring?? What's with this freeze warning stuff?? So, needless to say, I did my run on my treadmill this morning. I ran 2 miles and lost my attention span after that. So I moved on and did lots of ab work and a few arm moves. I am planning tomorrow to do a longer run, hopefully 3.5-4 miles. It's probably not the best day to do it since I have soccer tomorrow night but that works best with my schedule! I just hope the crazy wind is gone by tomorrow!!

Onto happier things, I just discovered something GREAT!! I absolutely LOVE almond butter! I think it's better than peanut butter and much healthier!! I have seen this one particular brand called Barney Butter on some running/ nutrition blogs I read and checked out their website last week. They had a special where they would send you some free samples to try so of course I jumped on it!! I tried my first sample today for lunch. I had 2 whole wheat blueberry waffles with Barney Butter, sliced banana, and a drizzle of maple syrup. It was very yummy! And Barney Butter is the best almond butter I've ever tried! I am definitely going to buy some very soon! If ya'll would like to check it out, click here.

Ya'll should also check out this blogger bake sale Meghann is putting on! She is trying to raise money for Team in Training to run a marathon! This is such a creative idea and there are so many yummy treats to bid on. Definitely check it out!!

On another happy note, I got my new Runners World magazine in the mail Saturday! This is my favorite magazine EVER!! It is so inspiring and motivating. If you run, definitely check this magazine out! Hope everyone has a GREAT day! I am off to go read my Runners World!!


  1. Have a wonderful 4 days off!!! I have never heard of almond butter. I am definitely going to have to give it a try!

  2. lucky your off for 4 days... the weather is sucky here today :(

  3. I have never tried almond butter - I must do that! Thanks for the recommendation!

  4. I love almond butter...I'll have to try Barney Butter. They sell it a Fresh Market! The Whole Foods brand of almond butter is good too!

  5. Yay for 4 days off!!

    Almond butter sounds really yummy! I'm going to have to try it.

  6. I'm so J about your long week. But I know it's well deserved! And maybe I need that magazine to get me motivated for those Carrie legs. :)

  7. Woo hoo for 4 days off!! My vacation starts tomorrow and I am sooooo excited!!!! Have a fun week :)