Friday Five: Summer Edition {Link up!}

I’m so excited as this is the first link up with the wonderful ladies of the DC Trifecta–ย Cynthia, Mar, and Courtney!!

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If you haven’t checked out these ladies, you should! Each Friday these three host a link up with a different theme–all fun, all awesome. Why I’ve waited til now to join? No idea.

This Friday’s theme is:

5 Things I Will Do This Summer

Here goes!

(in no particular order)

1. Marine Corps Marathon Training Starts!!

Marine Corps Marathon here I come!!!

Marine Corps Marathon here I come!!!

Yes, I’m actually really excited about this. I’m a schedule girl and love having something on the radar to look forward to. I’ve also recently started reading this

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and will decide if it’s something I’ll want to try for this marathon. Have you read it? What are you thoughts?

2. No Soda!!

As you might already know, I started a 100 Days of Summer Challenge with my challenge being no soda.

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Day 6 and I’m going strong. I’ve been tested a few times, like when I refilled my mom’s soda at Chipotle, but so far I’ve passed ๐Ÿ™‚

Left: My water cup Right: Mom's soda

Left: My water cup Right: Mom’s soda

3. Lesson Plan.

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’ll be headed back to work. I start early August and I’m really looking forward to it. Like I’ve said numerous times, I’m a planner and last summer after having my son in July, I took a year leave of absence to stay at home with the option to return if I wanted to the following year.

I’m so glad I left myself the option.

I’ve loved being home with my kids and am grateful I was able to have that opportunity. But I also want to see what being a working mom is like. I plan on working this upcoming school year and then deciding what my maybe more permanent place in life is as far as work is concerned. Luckily with teaching, I can go back when I can/want to.

4. Partyย Time!

OMG, my son turns one in July! I can’t believe how time flies. I remember people telling me that once I have kids, to really cherish the moments because they grow up so fast. I used to secretly roll my eyes but it. is. truth.

We’re having a birthday party for him beach themed and I can’t wait!!

He's got his swim suit ready!

He’s got his swim suit ready!

5. Gym Visits

With our crazy Arizona heat, I’ll be making more gym visits to the treadmill. That means taking my kids to the gym daycare. We’ve done it a few times and they’ve been okay but only lasted about 30 minutes. Last week I took my daughter and she actually lasted more time! I’m hoping with more consistency they’ll get used to it and let mommy get in a good workout ๐Ÿ™‚

Post gym smiles!

Post gym smiles!

–What are some of YOURย summer plans??

Today is the last day of the Bondi Band giveaway!! A winner will be announced tomorrow morning. Click here to enter!

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26 responses

  1. I love having a schedule as well โ€“ it keeps me motivated and on task. That’s great that you were able to take a year leave of absence and have the option to go back if you wanted. Good for you with that 100 day summer challenge, I’m not so sure I could make it that long without a pop. No big summer plans for me, but I want to get in cross training and clean up/de-clutter the house.

  2. Woohoo race training! I do much better keeping up with my life when I’m training. I think I need a schedule and stay busy or I don’t get anything done ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Awesome no soda plans! And MCM training! That is cool. My summer plans are to survive the next month that my puppy is not allowed to got out into the world…and then when her vaccinations are all done…to go hike every damn trail with her from here to San Diego! lol

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