Friday Favorites: Run, Eat, Live

Happy Friday! Today’s date is kind of neat: 2/7/14 because 2 x 7 = 14. #nerd

I’m linking up with my darling Katie for another episode of Friday Favorites! Heeeeeere we go.

1. Eggs. I go through ups and downs with eggs but always remember the considerable nutritional value of the golden beauts SO, I am bringing them back baby.


2. Van’s Cinnamon Heaven gluten-free cereal. I was looking for a gluten-free cereal that actually had some fiber, and this is my answer. Five grams of fiber per serving. It’s not an every night snack (the box was nearly $5), but it’s a treat from time to time.

van's cinnamon heaven

3. Moose. Moose earns a spot on Friday favorites because poor dog, he is just cooped up inside so often and he must be going crazy. Sure he drives me loco sometimes when he whines, but I know he’s bored so it’s okay. Dana takes him on some runs during the week but ideally he should be getting out every day of course.


4. I registered for a 7k next month. I haven’t really been running due to some health stuff these past few months, and the last actual race I was a part of was on Thanksgiving, so running and getting back into some shorter races will feel GREAT!

Let’s hope the weather will be like how it was two years ago: in the 60’s! I ran in a tank top!

get lucky 2012

5. Cupcakes at Cupcake in Eagan. We were celebrating a retirement party for a co-worker of mine and she so graciously bought a bunch of the cupcakes for all of us.My table decided to split them all so I got to try a ton of different flavors.

My favorite was no surprise the peanut butter chocolate, but what did surprise me is I truly enjoyed a lemon cupcake. Lemon is not always on my radar and I definitely wouldn’t have gotten it for myself so I’m glad that Mary did, and I had a chance to try it! Some time I may have to go back and get a caramel cupcake. Those sounded really good, too!


6. This quote: “We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.” -Gloria Gaither

inspirational quote

I actually saw a rainbow yesterday morning on the way to meet a girlfriend for coffee. I do believe in symbolism and so seeing the rainbow was an amazing way to start my day.

Have a great weekend my friends!

Thanks again, Katie for hosting!

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  1. Yay…cupcakes! I absolutely love cupcakes…making them and eating them! Congrats on registering for the 7k! I haven’t been running at all because of some health stuff too, so I’m hoping once the weather gets warmer and I get the okay, I can go back to running. I miss it!
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    1. Melanie

      Even if it is just slow-pace, short-distance running, I will be happy with any running at all. I know I still need to take it easy, so I will be taking it slowly.

  2. Thanks for linking up! I saw that cupcake place when we were at Axel’s to celebrate Adam’s birthday. It is on my list of places to try one of these times we are in town. . . maybe we can coordinate a date there? And are you doing the Get Lucky 7K? Looking for a race to do this spring. . .thinking about the Get in Gear too.
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    1. Melanie

      Yup Get Lucky 7k. It’s a pretty fun race—very busy though because anything through Team Ortho is. We did Get in Gear last year and I don’t know if it was just because I had a bad run, but I did not enjoy the race at all. It just wasn’t as well organized as the Team Ortho events in my opinion.

  3. Fun fact: when I was in third grade and learning my times tables, I was obsessed with making math problems out of days and times. For example, if it was 6:36, I would scream out “SIX!! SIX TIMES SIX IS THIRTY-SIX!” Hahaha.

    Congrats at registering for the 7k! That’s awesome.

    1. Melanie

      Ha ha! I love it! I think it is something I have always done; my brain does it and I can’t help it! We’re just gifted I guess. 😉

  4. Ahhh if anything, the 7k can’t be worse than last year! The course was so difficult with the ice. You better wear your beer hats again and if I were there, you know I’d be running with you 🙂 Happy Saturday!
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    1. Melanie

      You know what’s funny to think about? Remember after the race last year you told me that we must have been right by eachother at the start of the race, and then sure enough I looked at one of my photos and saw the back of your head right next to me. If we knew then what we know now. How much has changed since then. 🙂

    1. Melanie

      Awww…and even prettier while on vaca!

  5. Cailee

    These are great things to love!! What a nice quote!! And those cupcakes look delicious!!! And I should try that cereal!! I’m Gluten Intolerant so I love finding tasty treats to enjoy!! Hope that you have a great rest of your weekend!

    1. Melanie

      Nice to meet you! I hope I can provide some tasty gluten-free recipes for you! I hope you are having a great weekend!

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