The Weekender (including Maizey’s emergency vet visit)

Happy Monday! I had quite an eventful weekend. Saturday was pretty awful, but Sunday turned out pretty nice. I had to take Maizey to the emergency vet Saturday afternoon, where she spent ended up staying 24 hours after she got into some dark chocolate covered espresso beans. She’s going to be fine, but it was really stressful and really scary.


Another reason Sunday was great: I had an amazing run. I started out kind of sluggish, trying to run out the stress and funk that I was in from the Maizey scare, but the vet called mid-way through the run to tell me she was doing great and could come home in a few hours, and the last few miles I ran hard, fast, and felt amazing/was so relieved. It’s amazing how much our mood can impact workouts.


Tommy and I went to the driving range on Sunday afternoon. It was a gorgeous evening and was even better when we made pizza for dinner (using an Against the Grain gluten-free cheese pizza as a starting point and then topping with pineapple, chicken and jalapeno.) Making pizza on Sunday nights is a delicious new Sunday night tradition we recently started. 🙂

I haven’t done a Weekender in a while! Let’s get to some links!

8 Reasons to Take a Proper Lunch Break. One of my managers sent this to the team. 🙂 I have to make myself take a lunch break sometimes (and other days I simply can’t with meetings that get scheduled), but I always feel a million times better and am way more productive when I do. And the BEST lunch breaks are when I can get in a quick run or a walk with Maizey.

Learning to Accept Failed WorkoutsI hate hearing when others have crappy workouts, but it’s nice in a way to remind me that it’s totally normal to have crappy running days. Michelle said it well in her post, “These workouts remind me that there is still work to be done (there always will be), and sometimes things go well and other times I am reminded how humbling running is.”

Love this “penguin” tip to work on double unders! (short video)

How to Maintain Your Healthy Habits When You Travel (podcast). Tommy and I were in Pinehurst for a couple days last week to see his brother who was visiting from L.A. It was so wonderful to see his family (whom I absolutely love), and they are so thoughtful about my dietary restrictions which makes traveling much less stressful. His brother even called ahead to a pizza place we were eating at to see if they had gluten-free pizza. 🙂


Electrolytes 101. I drink a lot of water, but still constantly feel thirsty. This was such a good reminder that I need to remember electrolytes and salt replenishment with hard workouts, especially as we go into the hotter months. I’m a big fan of Nuun tablets for pre- and post-workout (and just for getting me to drink something other than coffee during the day!); I especially love the Strawberry Lemonade and Tropical Fruit.  I also want to try the Vega Sport Electrolytes that Amanda recommends; (I’m a huge fan of Vega, especially their protein powder which I reviewed here.)

Alright, that’s all I’ve got for ya! I hope you have a great week! If you read any great articles, blog posts, or tried an awesome new recipe, I’d love to see it. Sharing links (including links to your own blog posts) is always welcome – I love when we all learn from each other! 🙂

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    So glad maizey is okay!! Those scares are never fun!

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    Wow, Glad Maizey is ok! Its so scary when our babies aren’t feeling well!

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    I’m glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂 I’m also glad the Weekender is back and Maizey is okay!!

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    Sara @ Oats & Rows

    So glad Maizey is doing well and feeling better! I can’t even imagine the stress and worry you were feeling Saturday.

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