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Last Week + A Yoga Challenge + Currently Reading…and More

I appreciate all of your comments, FB messages and emails on my breast health post. Whether you were offering support or sharing your own experience, I found each of them to be helpful.

I wanted to share a really awesome update from blog reader Alison. I met her and her husband at the starting line of last year’s Charlotte Half Marathon. She was part of my online training group and it was her first half marathon. Alison had just been diagnosed with breast cancer a couple of weeks before the race and told me as we lined up to start the race that she was running to “kick cancer’s ass.”

I received a comment from her yesterday reporting, “I’m doing well and am back to running! I’m running the Kiawah Half in December!” Yay Alison and yay to all of the incredibly strong women who read my blog. Y’all inspire me more than you will ever know. Thank you.

Okay, I’m forgoing my normal farmers market/workout routine on this Saturday morning because Sullie has an upset stomach (food related, not sickness related) and I don’t want to leave her. I’m actually about to go outside after I write this and give Sullie and Zoey baths so that will be a really fun Saturday morning activity.

But first, a little catch up from the last week.

This chocolate bar has been keeping me sane. 😉 In all seriousness, this brand is amazing and this flavor is sinfully good.

I worked on a collaboration with the Charlotte Agenda this week and had a photographer come to shoot a recipe I developed. I’ll share details on that when it’s published!

jen eddins yoga

I’ve been struggling my way through Carmen Aguilar’s #dontcallmebaby Instagram yoga challenge. I’ve been documenting it on my @poweryogaflow account. One of my yoga friends asked me to do this challenge with her. I needed a little jolt of new yoga inspiration so I said yes but holy cow, it’s so hard!

*THIS IS NOT ME!* Haha. It’s called “Don’t Call Me Baby” because all of the poses are forearm variations of arm balances and inversions. This was Friday’s pose. I looked at it and thought, “nope.” I tried it and nope was right. I took a pass on day 11 of the challenge. It’s definitely giving me some new goals to work towards! Also, I’m sore and my forearms are raw from spending so much time on them over the last two weeks! Oh yoga problems! 🙂

I had to take a picture of Arnie sleeping yesterday. He literally didn’t move from this position for four hours.

The girls and I kicked off Friday with a sunrise walk and it was such a nice way to start the day. Tanner and I both woke up at 5:20 a.m. naturally (what?). He had to go teach at 6 but I decided to get up and seize the day. I love how quiet things are in the early morning hours.

I listened to The Book of Joy on our walk and it put me in such a good headspace to go into the day. I have been listening to this book on Audible and I can’t recommend it enough. It’s full of wisdom and life lessons.

And while we’re on the topic of books, I finished this one this week and it was the best fiction book I’ve read all summer. I’m sad it’s over and heading to the bookstore today to pick up some new books. I’m on such a reading kick lately and I love it.

A few links from around the Internet…

What It Means to Love: 9 Steps to a Strong Relationship

5 Spotify Running Playlists

We Evolved to Run – But We’re Doing It All Wrong

Trader Joe’s Faves (read the comments!)

Navigating grief, loss and guilt through miscarriage

10 tips for surviving airplane travel

I need these shoes for fall casual

And maybe these black slouchy boots…

Okay, off to wash dogs and teach a yoga class. Enjoy your weekend.

Best book you’ve read this summer? 

Highlight of last week? 

Low of last week? 

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  • Linda B August 12, 2017, 1:12 pm

    Best book I read this summer: Full Out by local Charlotte author: Jenifer Ruff.
    Looking forward to her new one: Only Wrong Once, due out next month!

  • Linda Viner August 12, 2017, 10:08 pm
  • tara August 14, 2017, 2:04 pm

    ohh good to know about the book. i received it in a sub box and wondered if it would be any good !

  • Alison D August 14, 2017, 3:01 pm

    This made my heart happy to read 🙂 Yay to all survivors!! Feel better Sullie! Hopefully I will see you at the start like in Kiawah! Happy Running!

  • Amy J August 14, 2017, 4:16 pm

    I just put both of those books on hold, thanks!
    I recently finished The Subtle Art of not Giving a F#ck, and it’s amazing. Really eye opening on how to let go of certain things.

  • Hillary August 14, 2017, 6:36 pm

    The Fresh Foam Cruz in grey are on my wishlist too!!

  • Nikki August 16, 2017, 10:39 am

    Downloading the Audiobook now – it’s been in my wish list!

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