Monday, May 14

Instagrammin' LOVE ♥


Top Row: Merona Tortoise Watch, Contessa (she loves her beer boxes), Lemon Chiffon Cake
Middle Row: Mother's Day Church Service, Neighborhood pool doing laps!, Norman
Bottom Row: I voted!, J.Crew Ballet Flats (recently gifted), Love Bracelet (sold at Pop of Chic)

Friday
Friday is our usual vegetation night...  We caught up on our television shows and called it an early night as usual.  I enjoy the fact that we both accept Friday is our relaxation night...  I like my Zzzzzz's.

Saturday
I slept in until 7:45am and that is super late for me!  Once I had my coffee I was ready for a nice 5 mile run.  I've been working on a 9:30 pace being my 'normal' pace and on this day it wasn't all that easy for me.  February of this year my orthopedic physician diagnosed me with runner's knee.  It's now gone into both knees, sigh...  Fortunately I'm not in any major pain (only some pain, sometimes), however they both making snapping noises when my knee bends more than a 90 degree angle.  This diagnoses entails Advil, rest and icing my knees as much as I can.  I had thought about it for awhile as far as cross training that I needed to do something else along with running.  I quit the gym this year on New Years Day (great resolution right!?!?), but with as much running as we were doing each week (averaging 20 miles) there was no point in having a gym membership.  Anyways, later Saturday afternoon I decided to pull out my swimming gear and do some laps in the pool!  It's been a long time, but it is quite impressive that my Speedo from 2001 still fits (barely).  If in 11 years I go up one size, I think I shouldn't complain!  It only took four (4) tries to get all of my hair into the cap, but somehow I managed.  Joe decided the water was too cold so he dipped his feet in while watching me.  I'm hoping that he decides to swim with me, but he didn't grow up living in a pool like I did.  During my laps he may have had a beer or two, I guess he needed that for additional entertainment.

Sunday
Happy Mother's Day!  We attended our normal 8am church service and at the beginning the music leader asked every man in the sanctuary to come forward onto the choir stage.  WHOA!  I've never seen that before!  So every man (including the husband) went up to sing for all of the mother's.  This was obviously not rehearsed but it was pretty neat!

Oh yea, I also bought a new swimsuit and goggles!  Nothing to exciting, but here it is (FAU colors go owls!).  Somehow it was only $34.99 so I was pleased with the price!  I also purchased one of these to help aide in upper body strength training.  Don't get me wrong, I still plan to run 3-4 days a week if I can, but figure on days that my knees are angry or it's just too hot out I will go to the neighborhood pool.  It's a nice lap pool!

Tonight @ Midnight (EST) is the last chance to enter the Guilty Star Earring Giveaway!  A winner will be drawn and emailed on Tuesday.

30 comments:

  1. Hi Amanda! so lovely images!:) Kisses!!

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  2. Swimming is one of the best workouts for you! Especially since there's no impact on the muscles! I love swimming... Jeremy and I need to get our membership to the gym back near our house since it has an olympic size pool to do laps in!

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  3. Awesome photos, sounds like a great weekend :)

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  4. LOVE hearing about your weekend ... even though now I feel guilty for not exercising like you!! lol Loved the story about the guys all singing to the moms ... too sweeeeeet! Happy new week! xo

    Sandy M ~ Ooh La Frou Frou
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

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  5. Contessa is so Adotable! I'm sorry to hear bout your knee. I have one too, maybe you can try wearing knee guard while running? I invested on asics Running shoe with gel padding. It felt better and easier after that. Im also addicted to instagram, have a lovely week ahead dear


    Nuké

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  6. Well, it sounds like you had a very active weekend! Good for you! And I love your "love" bracelet!! So cute. I may need to get one!

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  7. Where did you get that lemon chiffon cake?? As you know, lemon is my fave and I'm currently drooling and very sad bc zero desserts for me between now and when we leave for our trip. BOO, haha. ps - swimming sounds like such a great, low impact workout. Glad that you've found a way to supplement your running. :)

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  8. Sounds like an amazing weekend. When you said you went on a run, it has me craving to go on one. Been hard since I had my daughter to get back into a routine.

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  9. okay, the cat in the beer box? awesome.

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  10. Love these Instagram pictures! =)

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    Minna
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  11. Lovely photos, Contessa is SO cute, especially in the beer box!

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  12. Love the instagram photos! Your cats are so cute!! It cracked me up when you said you were swimming laps and your husband was watching you while drinking a couple of beers. :-)

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  13. Great round up - love your shoes! :)

    Laura xo

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  14. ha! sunday night is our vegetation night.

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  15. Awwwww Kitties LOVE beer!!!! And I'm so jealous of your new J. Crew flats!!!!

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  16. Be careful with those knees! I injured mine over 10 years ago and it hasn't been the same. I can predict when rain is coming though...It goes all stiff the day before. Ha ha!

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  17. Love reading your weekend updates! Seems like you had an amazing time! Im also an addict of instagram...if you have the chance, please check out my blog.

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  18. Love that watch and those flats. Sounds like an amazing weekend! Also, in case you haven't gotten the chance to check my blog yet, I wanted to let you know that you won my giveaway!!! Congrats lady! Please e-mail me your info sometime this week :) xo

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  19. awesome instagram pictures! love the way you organized them :)

    www.beckspick.com

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  20. Good for you for getting in that suit and going for a swim! Love the bracelet

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  21. girl i LOVE that 'love' bracelet and your flats!! stylish stylish! Friday is totally my veg-out night too....its usually me, some kind of bad-for-you food and the red box! perfection! ;)

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  22. I adore your flats! SO cute! Sounds like a fun weekend :) xo

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  23. the diamond "love" is so cute

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  24. Loving that black and white flats dear :)

    www.coffeecreamandthecaffeine.blogspot.com

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  25. I so love your instagram posts! It's such a nic sneak peek at your everyday life :)

    xx Ivana

    Macarons and Pearls

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  26. Ah Contessa and Norman.... I've said it before and I'll say it again - they're my 2 favourite cats aside from my Gordon! :-)

    V x
    www.what-vanessa-does.blogspot.com

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