Friday Five {10.17.14}

happy Friday, friends! super stoked this beautiful day has finally arrived, as this has felt like a looooong week for me. anyone with me?

let’s get right into the fabulous Friday Five, aka what’s rockin’ my world this week:

*this babyface darling sweetheart lovebug of a mush.

i gave lil Henry this elephant so he'd know i'm always thinking about him, since pachyderms never forget. safe to say, i think they're fast friends. <3

i gave lil Henry this elephant so he’d know i’m always thinking about him, since pachyderms never forget. safe to say, i think they’re fast friends. ❀

there’s no way i could put anything else as my #1 this week when this boy is in my life. he’s totally stolen my heart and i can’t wait to see lil Henry and my bff Jess tomorrow. yep, headed back upstate, aka my weekend home.

and a transitional image to tie the above and below parts together today (and because it’s so cute, i couldn’t leave it out!):

which segues nicely into…

*workouts. this has been a killer week for workouts for me — stoked about that. the legs areΒ  significantly less sore every day, and i haven’t skipped a day since last Tuesday — and i’ve kept my workouts varied enough (aka, didn’t overdo the running even though i’m finally running without much pain again) that i’m still feeling good. i also have had a lot of sleep this week and kept the plans to a minimum — my social life has been the gym or else watching the Voice with pumpkin beer and my Halloween costume crafting to keep me company — and it’s been quite glorious. i had a totally rad workout this morning: an hour of intense plyo-free weights-abs followed by 15 mins on the Arc trainer, and it was exactly what i needed to kickstart my weekend into amazingness gear.

*feeding the mermaid obsession. yet another amazing find from my lovely kindred spirit friend Alex who knows me so well. i’m thinking this will become my next DIY project:

totally nonplussed about the fact that i live in a big city and not at the beach — this must hang in my apt. you can’t fight your inner nature. πŸ™‚

*words to live by. things my heart scream.

*biking this apple.
there are a whole lot of views in this world less spectacular than my morning commute to work.

have i mentioned that the hours of 5:30-8:30 am are some of the best of my day? biking down the west side on a beautiful October morning does wonders for my soul and helps me start the day thankful for some quiet time and fresh air (before having to be indoors all day, which pains me to no end). this morning was simply gorgeous and i willingly risked my life to fish my phone out of my purse (which was dangling on the handlebars) to snap this shot while cycling. and boy, was it worth it.

have a wonderful weekend, friends! i’ll hopefully have some beautiful pictures of upstate NY and some funny ones of my Halloween costume to share with you next week. πŸ™‚


Tell me something great from your week!

How do you commute to work? Any other bikers?

What are some defining attractions/buildings in your city that are picture-worthy?


9 thoughts on “Friday Five {10.17.14}

  1. This week was super low key due to doctor appointments and not-so-fun visits to the dentist (root canal). I am hoping to get out this weekend and go to the pumpkin patch for some fall festivities.

    In my town we have roundabouts everywhere and each one has a different piece of art displayed that represents Central Oregon. I love it! We also have three huge smokestacks that are centrally located and they make a huge statement with the mountain views in the distance.

  2. I’m glad to hear that those legs of yours are improving Shawna!!! Ummm one of the photo-op places where I live is the inverted pyramid in St. Pete, FL and another spot is Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach … great for sunset pics πŸ™‚

  3. You inspire me to start waking up early again! It’s just so hard with such a varied schedule 😦 but you’re right those waking hours are seriously the best. They’d also guarantee I skip fewer days of workouts πŸ˜‰ you’re making me feel like shit hearing you haven’t skipped since last Tuesday lol I’m on track to work out only 4 days this week (5 if I’m lucky and not hungover tomorrow…….)

    • hey my love! don’t you dareeee trash talk yourself and compare yourself to anyone. you are lovely and wonderful and doing the best you can with your crazy schedule, and i’m sure those workouts are killer. but if you make it to early mornings again and enjoy it, well…let me know. glad to help inspire. πŸ˜‰ xo

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