Happy Friday, everyone! In case you didn’t know, there are less than two weeks until Christmas. I’ll give you a minute to let that one sink in…
I’m kicking my shopping into high gear this weekend. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve done a little bit, but I’m nowhere near where I should be. I’ve been a scattered, always behind on everything mess ever since I had a baby. OK, I’m lying. I’ve been like this my whole life. It’s not fair to blame the kiddo 🙂
I have scooped up some great things for my truck-loving little dude. This toy is what I’m most excited about and is sure to be on of his favorites this Christmas.
I also got him a sick pair of Cars sneakers that light-up at Target, but he’s already been sporting them. They’re not only one of my favorites, they’re his, too!
I bought a few things recently with leftover gift cards from my (30th!) birthday in October. A few of my favorite birthday presents:
In honor of my Friday Faves, I’ll share a great treadmill workout I did last night. It’s definitely a fave when I want to crank things up a notch and make 6 miles fly by.
My “Sweat-Your-Ass-Off” Treadmill Workout
1 mile warm-up
*Bump incline up to 3.0 grade
1 min @ 7.5 (8:00 min pace)
30 seconds @ 8.0 (7:30 pace)
30 seconds @ 8.6 (6:58 pace)
1 min @ 7.0 (8:34 pace) *reduce incline to 1.0 grade
Repeat cycle until you reach 6 miles
1 mile cool down
Adjust the pace based on your level. The first 1-minute interval should be a challenging pace that you could hold for your entire run, while the 30 second intervals should be paces you could not hold for an entire 6 miles. Hard and so hard you’re panting. The second 1-minute interval should be more of a recovery pace. You can also extend the 1 minute “easier” interval to two minutes if you want. You can also leave the incline at 1 percent the entire time, or bump it up even higher if you want your butt to be on fire.
Other Friday Favorites
New hair color! A gorgeous blonde ombre I’m in love with.
Christmas cards! I finally got my act together and ordered them. As per usual, I waited until the last minute. Procrastination is also my favorite.
Giving back. I’m trying to set a better example for Max about giving to others. So, in an effort to instill a sense of philanthropy and teach him about the giving spirit, he and I hauled bags and bags of his old clothes and mine to Goodwill last weekend. I’m not sure he got it, but one of these days, he will. I’m trying to look for other ways to give back outside of my usual (goodwill, salvation army). This Forbes article is definitely a good place to start.
Last, but most definitely NOT least. My little man. Duh. He’s my most favorite of all.
Have a fabulous day and weekend!
Any favorite charities or ways that you give back during the holidays? What are some of your Friday Favorites?