Fashion Friday {Fair Week}

It looks like Fashion Friday is making an appearance! It’s been quite awhile since I shared any outfits (mostly because I wear running clothes everyday) but I did dress up last week for the fair!

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shirt: TJ Maxx

shorts: American Eagle

shoes: a store in Florida that I forgot 😉

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shirt: Aeropostale

shorts: American Eagle

please look at how alien my feet look lol 😉

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shirt: COMO

shorts: So

shoes: Claires

bracelets: Charlotte Russe

I’m thinking about maybe doing a back to school Fashion Friday next week. Yes? No? Let me know! Have a great weekend everybody!

Avocado Turkey Salad

What really bugs me is when people spell avocado wrong. Everyday on Pinterest I’ll see “avacado” or “avocodo”. Come on people! #grammarnazi

Anyway, I think it’s finally time that I share this wonderful little treat with everyone. I’ve been making it (almost daily) this past month but am yet to share! Really, it’s hardly even a recipe. No baking or hard work required. Just a little mixing!

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Avocado Turkey Salad

Ingredients

1/2 ripe avocado

3-4 slices turkey

pepper

lime juice (optional)

1 tbsp mayo (optional)

You literally put everything in a bowl and mix.

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Spread on some toasted whole grain bread, top with spinach, and that’s that! Lunch! (or dinner 😉 ) It was both for me yesterday!

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Yesterday – great day! Easy 4 miles, then I devoured this

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Overnight oats in a jar with 1/2 cup oats, almond milk, greek yogurt, 1/2 sliced banana, blueberries, and peanut butter!

I read my book a little then decided between oatmeal or a sandwich for lunch. The sandwich won.

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Then I went blueberry picking with mom! It reminded me of Katherine’s post, which was so lovely!

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And THEN we picked the first batch of veggies from my garden! They were delicious with dinner 🙂 there’s just something about eating your own produce that tastes so good!

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Tomorrow I’m leaving for the cottage until Monday, so I might be MIA for a few days! Have a great weekend 😀

WIAW – Are You Cereal?

Hellooo 80 degree weather! I’ve been waiting long enough! It’s time for another WIAW. Thank you Jenn, for hosting the par-tay!

I have no desire to make anything lately. Which is why this post is dedicated to cereal – one of my fav foods. I love it because there are just so many varieties! When Sunnie did a post on customized cereal, I knew I had to share my combos!

I always start with a layer of greek yogurt on the bottom, and top with almond milk. I take the picture, then mix it up! 😀

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Quaker Maple Oatmeal Squares, multigrain Cheerios, strawberries, blueberries, bananas

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Quaker Maple Oatmeal Squares, bran flakes, blueberries, bananas

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Bran flakes and bananas, topped with greek yogurt

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Quaker Maple Oatmeal Squares, multigrain Cheerios, strawberries and bananas, topped with greek yogurt

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Multigrain Cheerios, Kashi GoLean Crunch, blueberries

I like to have at least one bowl of cereal a day. I was taught well! 😉

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Cereal: soggy or crunchy?

Hope everyone’s Wednesday has been fantastic! 😀

MIMM – Summer Livin’

Hi friends! I wasn’t planning on writing anything today but I realized that I could throw together some marvelous life happenings. 😀

Marvelous is… going to the zoo! The other day I went with my cousins, and while it was hot, we had a blast!

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Marvelous is… my new ring my dad bought me! Isn’t it pretty? We went to a family reunion over the weekend and we spent some good quality time together.

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Marvelous is… my mom got a free iPad! SO jealous. It’s for work, buut I’m thinking a few apps won’t hurt. 😉

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Marvelous is… 2 new swimsuits! I was so in need of a new suit (or two!)

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Marvelous is… my cousins from Idaho here for the month!

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Marvelous is… Pinterest. It’s an addiction. The amount of time I spend on there doesn’t need to be discussed…

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Marvelous is… running again! I took last week off from the road – I figured I could use it after the half, and my knee was bothering me. I think I definitely made the right decision – everyone could use a break once in awhile! But man, did it feel good to run today. 😀 Oh yeah – new shoes!! Mizuno Wave Rider 16.

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Marvelous is… life. I just finished the book “First They Killed My Father” and it really makes you realize how good we have it. Our problems are nothing compared to what those children went through. I’d really recommend reading this.

Smile! You got through Monday!

Have a great week 😀

 

Heritage Half Marathon

So….

I ran another half marathon! 

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I know, I’m sorry I’ve left you guys for so long but life has been crazy. I got home from camp, had a softball tournament, then it was the week of the fourth! It’s been nice to take a little break from typing any posts, but I’m still reading all of yours!

So yesterday I ran my second half marathon. I wasn’t planning on PR’ing or anything because I ran a different race 2 days before and I didn’t train as hard. I was just doing it for the experience, especially it being right in my hometown!

Pre race dinner =

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I enjoyed the plain noodles very much. Still can’t believe I used to make them every night for dinner.

I wore my Mizuno Wave Elixir 8’s. My top is from H&M and my shorts from Kohls!

I had my go-to race breakfast of toast with peanut butter and banana. I ate a few beans, went to the bathroom, then headed to the start line!

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Miles 1-3 were on the highway by the water. I was going at a pretty easy pace and there was a little breeze coming off the water. I was feeling good, not too hot!

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mom took it from the car.. good attempt! 😉

I took lots of water. They had plenty of stops so us runners wouldn’t be dehydrated in the heat.

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I remember hitting mile 7 and realizing I was over halfway done. I felt so good, I started speeding up!

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It was really deceiving when you got to the park because you think you’re done but nope. You still had 2.5 more miles. I think they were the fastest miles I ever ran in a race. I was flying. Picking off people one by one!

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I sprinted so fast at the finish. I felt great.

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I ended up with a time of 1:45:51 – 4 minutes better than Cellcom! I was so pleased, especially since I was planning on taking it easy! If you know me though, that was never going to happen 😉

They had soo much good food after the race. Fruit, bread, egg bakes, cinnamon rolls, all natural peanut butter, hummus, crackers, you name it. I definitely ate my fair share of calories- hey, I deserved them!

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I won my age group and was the 11th overall women. When I got home I took a 4 hour nap and did absolutely nothing the rest of the day. It was wonderful.

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I am so, so happy I discovered my love for running and am so blessed to have the ability to. I hope everyone can find what they love and enjoy it!

Posts may start coming a little more frequent. I have so much to tell you guys!

xo, Leigha 😀

 

WIAW – Simple and Yummy

First of all, a very big Happy Birthday to Sunnie at Modern Girl Nutrition! Hope you’re having a wonderful day, girlie. The big 16! Another wonderful thing- yesterday was the last day of school! No more middle school!! 8th grade recognition recap coming soon 😉

My relationship with food is getting tremendously better. I’m not stressing about when I’m eating or what I’m eating. I’m deciding if I’m hungry or not and then eating if I am. And I feel much happier! Also this summer I’m going to try to space my eating out every couple hours instead of eating 3 big meals a day. It was just so hard to do being on a school schedule.

I haven’t been taking as many pictures of my food either. I’ve even been forgetting! It is so much less stressful. I love it.

Breakfast yesterday- I didn’t even take a picture (and I don’t even remember what I had!) so I’ll show you today’s!

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Waffles with Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and bananas. I love waffles.

Lunch yesterday. Ohhh myy goodness.

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A turkey, swiss, pesto, spinach, and tomato panini. This hit.the.spot. Plus some leftover strawberry salad on the side. Definitely the best lunch I’ve had in awhile!

Dinner last night was nothing special, at all. I was going on a bike ride with some friends so I wanted something quick and easy.

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Oatmeal with almond milk and brown sugar added post pic. I’m wondering, have I ever told you how I make my oatmeal? I fill the pot with a little less than a cup of water, once it boils I turn it down to low and add 1/2 cup oats, a mashed banana, and an egg. Cover it, mix a few times (or don’t) and let it cook for 20 minutes, lid optional. Done!

That’s the only way I like oatmeal- so far. It kind of bakes, and you get banana in every bite! Anyone have any oatmeal tips for me?! I’d love to hear them!

Thanks to Jenn for hosting the party, and I’m off to an end of the year bonfire! 😀