Friyay Faves.

It’s my favorite Friday of the year!!! Friday of March Madness. I’m a NCAA March Madness junkie. This is my Christmas.

1. NCAA March Madness Tournament – NCAA.com
You can watch all of the games from the convenience of your computer, which is helpful for those of you who have to work. I’ll be off to watch the games, and route from my alma mater! Fight, Fight, Fight for the Cherry and the White!

2. Runner’s World Warm-Up Routine

This running warm up is in the latest issue of Runner’s World magazine, and it’s just what everyone needs. I started including more dynamic stretching before runs over a year ago as I began increase speed to prevent injury and it has been a life saver. I fully believe in incorporating these moves to your routines… BEFORE a run.

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“A recent study reveals that a dynamic warmup routine can help you perform better. Researchers compared how well study participants ran after moving versus sitting. When runners did dynamic stretches, they were able to go almost two and a half minutes longer before they tired out compared to when they sat. The following routine is directly from the study.” – Runner’s World.

Click here for the full warm up!

3. Happy St. Patty’s — For St. Patrick’s Day I made this faux-Shamrock Shake with a recipe from @ChocolateCoveredKatie on IG. (Spoiler: The green is spinach, so it was the perfect healthy breakfast treat!)

4. Easter is around the corner… which mean it’s time to stock up on my all-time-favorite candy….
CADBURY MINI EGGS. Typically I’m a dark chocolate lover, but there is something special about the hard shell and milk chocolate that I can’t resist!

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Happy Friyay!!!! Bring on the madness!!!

Weekend Update: Broadway Edition

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Woke up singing, “Now you’re in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it from New York, New York, New York!”

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Train ride essentials: Good reads, fresh mani [Essie: Licorice], macchiato.

Let’s Go to NYC!

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Spent the afternoon exploring Times Square and Rockefeller Center with the family; we took a trip to see Aladdin on Broadway (Christmas gift I gave my sister). Needless to say we had too much fun being tourists (e’hem, we may have used a selfie stick) and chasing down some of our FAVE NYC EATS!

While there are tons of restaurants that I’m dying to try a NYC trip is not complete with out a slice from Ray’s Pizza and cupcake from Magnolia’s Bakery.

These are staples in my life.

Theater Review Aladdin
This undated image released by Disney Theatrical Productions shows Courtney Reed, left, and Adam Jacobs during a production of the musical “Aladdin.” (AP Photo/Disney Theatrical Productions, Deen van Meer)

Aladdin, the Musical is a magical experience. Probably the most fun show I’ve ever seen on broadway! Worth every penny! I highly recommend — it’s fun for everyone!

We also had a chance to visit the Empire State Building at night… There something not only more romantic, but also serene from seeing the skyline light up by the city of lights.

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View of the Freedom Tower

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We had a fabulous visit, and it was a great day with the family!

After a weekend of indulging eating I had to get in a run in on Sunday afternoon, and because it was 50 degrees on the LAST day of January!!! WEEEEE!

Can’t beat these snow covered views. Just open your eyes, there is beauty all around. So glad I made it to the trail for a run, even if it was OVERLY CROWDED.

#SundayRunday

An too prove how nice the temps were…

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Shorts sleeves + snow in January! Reppin’ my AACR Tee! Not pictures: Oiselle Aero Tights

What was the BEST part of your weekend? A trip to NYC took the cake for me… as did that CUPCAKE!

How many miles did you log? I wanted to do more, but time got away from me and could only fit in 5 on Sunday. The crowds were intense!