Thinking Out Loud

travel + heat + 50k + coffee | Thinking Out Loud Thursday

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


But first…

Coffee 🙂

Fit Foodie Weekend – San Diego

We’re back!!

My bestie and I had a blast at the Fit Foodie Weekend in San Diego! This was the first time I had been in California, so it was great to see the west coast! A HUGE thanks to Wasa for the amazing prize package – the experience was awesome!

The Fit Foodie Party With A Purpose dinner was Friday evening… We wandered around the area for a bit, walked through an awesome gallery, got locked up in jail, and I even got to meet Bill Rodgers and Meb Keflezighi 🙂 🙂

The Fit Foodie 5K was fun – followed by the Fit Foodie Expo – Saturday morning! There was a lot to see and try!!

Playing around town (rather a 1 +/- mile around our hotel) 🙂

We always make time for coffee 🙂

The weather was comparable to Kansas with the cool mornings and warm afternoons… But the proximity to the water made it feel a little cooler than I expected!! I am totally fine with cool temps these days!!

Back to the grind…

Indian Summer…

What?! No way!!

Yes way…sadly. 😦

While I would have loved “average temps” this weekend, that isn’t probably going to happen… Crossing fingers and toes for a better outlook closer to race morning!!

Prairie Spirit Trail 50K

This is the week!!…and I am super nervous!!

While I didn’t spend my supper training for a 50K, I did complete a marathon training cycle in prep for a possible fall marathon 🙂

…not to mention the heat that will happen Saturday afternoon 😦

drop bags…?

Also with my first 50k experience is the first time I have wanted or needed to have drop bags…

Nothing like adding a little more nervousness to the weekend!

I believe I am going use 2 bags – the first bag will be accessed twice…so technically 3 bags (but really only two!) – confusing, yes.

What do you put in your drop bag? I am thinking about shoes, socks, shorts, hydration tabs (not sure what kind will be at the manned aide stations…better safe than sorry!)…maybe some honey and a snack.


little boys…

This kid!…

…is growing us so fast!!

Where is the time going?!

He still has super sweet times (like wanting to cuddle before bed) but most of the time he is a whirlwind of craziness 🙂


Have you ever tried a coffee + protein combo?? I do it all the time!

What if I told you there was a product that was both!! Enter CLICK protein + espresso!!

I will be doing a full review and giveaway later this month…but I thought that I would give you head start on the goodness!!

It comes in Mocha, Vanilla, and Caramel (my favorite!). Try a sample pack today!!


happy mail day(s)

Don’t you love coming home to a package at your door??

Blogger giveaways are amazing opportunities to grow your networks, make new friends, and a great way to try new products!! I have been super lucky this week and I had two happy mail days!!


  • New gummy vitamins from Vitafive from Erica’s giveaway 🙂
  • New Slim Clip iPhone case from Allie’s giveaway too! 🙂


  • An awesome assortment of snacks from Erica’s Expo East experience – the best way to try new brands!!
  • A surprise for someone special 🙂 (stay tuned)

#ShareTheSpark Campaign

Well, it is that time again! The #ShareTheSpark campaign is back with Momentum Jewelry!

Special #ShareTheSpark wraps are available for $10!! Buy one for you, another for a friend who inspires you, one for mom,…there are so many possibilities!

let the freaking out ensue…

I am noooooot ready for this weekend to come… Lots of packing, prepping, packing, mentally preparing, and packing before Friday afternoon. Ekkk!

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

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