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Friday Is Here…Finally.

Linking up with Lauren at From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday! Here are my 5 favorite things from the week.

1. Little miss Taylor Swift’s new single on repeat. Love this catchy song! Download it here.
2. My new black boots from Nordstrom for the Fall. I can’t believe I didn’t own a single pair of flat black boots before these. (via)
3. A new print for an empty frame. (via)
4. Laughing hysterically at this show and these people. I know it’s mean, but I really can’t believe people like that exist.
5. Work happy hour at one of the coolest rooftops in Chicago – III Forks. (via)

Happy Friday!!

I’ve Got Olympic Fever

Linking up for Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesday. This week’s theme is Olympic Fever!! First up – my favorite male USA Olympians!

Of course, Ryan Lochte. His abs are all over Pinterest right now.

And then there’s Matt Grevers (the one that proposed to his girlfriend Annie Chandler at a past meet).

Cutie gymnast John Orozco. I just want to pinch his cheeks!

The one and only LBJ. Love him.

And last, but not least, Michael Phelps.

And now for my favorite female USA Olympians. Just warning you, there are lots! 🙂

First up – Lolo Jones. So excited for her to redeem herself in the hurdles this year. Can’t wait for all the track & field events to start on Friday. They are so fun to watch.

The young swimmer, Missy Franklin. So happy she has one gold already! Hopefully more to come too.

The entire gymnastics team – Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, and McKayla Maroney. One of my favorite Olympic sports. So fun to watch!!

The best part of the gymnastics so far has been watching Aly Raisman’s parents. They are hilarious. You can see a video of them here.

Next up is Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings. Fierce beach volleyballer players.

And last..my favorite ladies ever  – the women’s national soccer team! I’ve played soccer my whole life so I grew up watching the women’s national team. I’m pretty sure all my soccer friends grew up idolizing Mia Hamm. But these ladies are the next generation of heroes to little girls around the world. Can’t wait to watch them win the gold!

Evan’s favorite (and the rest of the world’s favorite) is Alex Morgan, of course. Star forward and brunette beauty. I swear he would leave me for her if he had the opportunity. Ha. He loves her.

And my favorites – Abby Wambach. She is scary fierce. Nothing stops her.

And Lauren Cheney. Lauren actually went to a high school near mine and played for the Carmel United club program that I played for growing up. She was a year younger so I never got to play with her, but just proud that a fellow Carmel player is representing in the Olympics. Go Lauren!!

Good luck to all of the athletes competing! GO USA!! (and beat China, haha)

It’s Friday, with a capital F!

Oh, how I love Summer Fridays. Here is what I’ll be up to this weekend. Linking up with Lauren at From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday!

1. Lounging around by the lake! I’ll be back in Indiana all weekend and staying at Evan’s mom’s house. She just so happens to live on a little peaceful lake, and I can’t wait to lay-out and relax.

2. Watching the Olympics! I don’t know about you, but I love the Olympics. Especially the women’s sports (ha, guess I’m biased) – soccer, gymnastics, swimming, track & field (short distances) and volleyball are my favorites. Also, how awful is that London logo? I think a 5-year-old could’ve come up with that clip-art looking logo. Go Team USA!!

3. Running in the Color Run – Indy! I’ve heard that this race is so much fun. Much more fun than my first 5k this summer. No bueno! I’m sure I will post pictures after the race on my Instagram so be sure to check out all the colored fun.

4. Finishing my book! I’m reading Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner, and I can’t put it down. I can’t wait to see what happens so I’m sure I’ll finish it this weekend. I want to read Jennifer’s new book called The Next Best Thing.

5. Getting some fresh highlights! What girl doesn’t love some fresh blonde highlights for the Summer? Obviously that picture is not me (wish my hair looked half that awesome) but I love her haircut. The layers in the front at my favorite.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend everyone!!

I’m a Nike Lover

I don’t know about you, but this week has felt like one of the longest weeks ever. Thank heavens for FRIDAY! And that means I’m linking up with Lauren at From My Grey Desk for High Five For Friday.

This week I am sharing my love for all things Nike. I just bought some new stuff last weekend and have become even more in love. Yes, it’s super expensive, but thanks to my job I get reimbursed for gym gear (only up to a certain amount). Our company is huge on health and fitness so they do a lot of reimbursements (gym memberships, sport leagues, running events, personal training, etc.). It’s really awesome so I try to take advantage of it whenever I can. And these new cool workout clothes have definitely motivated me to get my butt to the gym more. They are so flattering, and I don’t feel like a bit fat-butt when I have them on.

1. Legend Tight Fit Running Capri
I just bought these this past weekend, and I adore them. I will openly admit that I’m now one of “those girls” that wears workout clothes when I’m not working out or even planning to workout that day. These pants make me feel so skinny and are so comfy!

2. Free Run+ 3
I don’t have these yet, but I want them so bad! I mean, who wouldn’t want neon coral running shoes? I’m sure you would run at least 10x faster with neon shoes. I just got new running shoes for Christmas, but I really really want these too. You can never have too many pairs of running shoes, right?

3. Legend (Dri-Fit) T-Shirt
I bought two of these because they were on sale for $18 at Sports Authority this past weekend. I wore one for my workout on Wednesday, and I really like them so far. They’re light, fit perfectly and are overall very easy to workout in. I got a more pinkish-purple than the one above and also just plain white, but I want to go get more. I have a feeling these will be my go-to running shirts from now on. They also have this exact kind in tank tops and long sleeve shirts so maybe I’ll try those too.

4. Nike+ Sensor
I have heard mixed reviews about this so I’m still unsure if I want to buy one just yet. Rumor has it that they are faulty and sometimes the battery dies (which you can’t change supposedly?). It has an okay rating on Nike.com so maybe they have updated it. Basically you just put it in your shoe and it tracks your pace, distance, and calories burned. Does anyone else have one of these? What do you think of it?

5. Element Half-Zip Running Top
I don’t usually run outside when it’s cold out, but I might if I had the right gear. Well, maybe not. I’m a baby when it comes to running outside in the cold weather. I just don’t like when it feels like my lungs are completely frozen. Ha, so I would probably just use this as a post-workout jacket.

 Happy Friday!!