Thinking Out Loud

coffee + water + running | TOLT

Wow,… Thursday…we meet again!…There is a little to talk about with Amanda and her Thinking Out Loud Thursday’s 🙂


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I have found in recent days that I much rather taste coffee than NEED coffee for the caffeine… I find myself craving the taste in the evening most days, weird, I know.

Therefore, I need to find a good brand of decaf coffee…

I feel like that is an oxymoron!


I need to be better about getting in all of my water throughout the day! With the summer heat (yes, the summer heat will be a topic of conversation for a while…or until I move to Alaska), I need to be sure I am drinking enough water and getting some extra electrolytes and minerals…


Well, I have started getting “better” about getting around in the morning for a run. T think that I need a more dependable accountability partner…my alarm is not doing quite the trick. I really want to need to get back into a morning routine because it is just too darn hot to run any other time of the day.

Image result for summer heat memeheat

Speaking of morning running, this past week hasn’t been all that bad for the “heat of the day” heat! Upper 80s?! Please and thank you!! I wish that was the normal heat for the WHOLE summer…nope, just KS weather at it’s finest. It will be back in the 100s soon enough.

streaks – the running kind

Speaking of challenges, I am just finished #streakingwiththeCOOLKIDS and am still participating in the Runner’s World Run Streak! While getting in a dedicated mile everyday is not the easiest with a busy schedule, I am giving it all I got to make it happen! Today is my last day of #steakingwiththeCOOLKIDS and it is going to happen! I still have a couple more days with the #RWRunStreak – wish me luck!

Between these two streaking events, I have been able to keep my legs moving and it had really forced me to get around and get some early miles! 🙂

summer virtual races

Great Outdoor Challenge w/FitFam

This weekend kicks off the Great Outdoors Challenge with the Americana Run! I have my swag ready to go and will be trying to run this weekend…but with the rain in the forecast Friday evening thru Sunday, I might have to wait until the day of, July 4th, to get in my miles. No biggie, it will happen!

Just Keep Running w/LevelUp Virtual Runs

I hope that we have all heard about virtual running events by now… If not, virtual running events are a great way to be involved in a running event on your own time, in your own setting, with whomever you want 🙂 I run virtual races for the “tune-up” for race day…and to contribute to a good cause!

What is the June virtual run hosted by Level Up Virtual Runs? It is the Just Keep Running Virtual Run featuring Dory and Marlin from Finding Nemo/Dory. With how much my little guy likes to watch “fish” (Finding Nemo), he will move this medal!

Date: Starts July 15th
Time: Anytime during those dates!
Location: Anywhere! You choose the location and if you want to walk or run!
Cost: $25
Distances: This race is offered as a 5K, 10K, or half marathon distances, in the US and beyond!
Course:  You choose the location!
Swag: Every participant will receive a 4” Just Keep Running finishers metal and prizes form the sponsors (including a $25 Gift Certificate from SLS3)


Save 10% off your registration by using the code “LOYAL10” at checkout!
Also, save $1 for sharing on Facebook and $1 for sharing the event on Twitter (see in checkout)!

new running belt

Remember when I reviewed the SLS Running Belt a while ago? They just came out with an LED Running belt! Same great belt, but with LED lights that have 3 different cycles! I am excited to be able to test and review this belt in the coming weeks. Can’t wait that long? This weekend only, you can get this belt on Amazon for 55% off – use the code “FNYEHY9V” in your cart! This offer is only available until July 5th, so act fast!


Check out the linkup with Amanda to see what everyone is thinking (out loud) this Thursday!

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