Florida Favorites on Friday

Hello from the sky! No, I’m not blogging from Heaven (although I will when I get there so you know what’s the deal with the running paths and fro-yo situation. I hope all the races are downhill, but that’s not the point of the post.)

Let me try that again… Hello! I am blogging from a plane on the way back to California. Yes, I’m leaving this paradise for another, not fair. But if it makes you feel any better my tiny little black heart still issues wherever I go.

beautiful beach tree (450x800)


I had a great trip to Florida and want to share my Florida Favorites for this lovely Friday.

My Favorite things this week from Florida:

1. Dunkin Donuts. “In another life, I would be your girl…something something… us against the world…” – That’s what I sing to him.

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2. Gorgeous Sunrises. Rainy or not, the morning sun was amazing.

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3. Champagne. I love champagne and have officially decided to drink it all the time and not just special occasions.

champage for all (450x800)

(Disclaimer: I wasn’t in love with this champs, so I don’t recommend it.)

4. Cookies! As part of my research to find the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie in the world I had one from Jason’s Deli. It didn’t change my life.

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5. Random salads. I love that I had a whole new fridge to rummage though. I would throw on delicious leftovers and go to town.

lunch of champions (800x450)

Speaking of food… it was ALL good. I had crab legs (runeatrepeat on instagram) and pizza and you saw the pumpkin muffin on the last post. It’s definitely time to clean up my diet when I get home.

pizza paradise (450x800)

6. Warm water! The Pacific Ocean in California is freezing. It was so nice to be able to actually get in the water here.

florida beach with drift wood (800x450)florida fun (800x450)florida trees on the baech (800x450)

7. Manatees! I cannot believe it’s taken me so many trips to see manatees on a visit to Florida! But, it was worth the wait and I have been beaming with joy since I saw them. Love love love.

manatee sighting

8. You guys! Thanks to everyone who has already signed up for the 5K or 10K training! Pass the word along to your friends and fam to get them to join in with you on Turkey Trot day!

training for a 10k image

What is your favorite thing this week?


  1. says

    My favorite part of today was this afternoon at 3:41- the week was over and the weekend had begun!

    Ps- I finally looked up Tri-City Park- looks ginormous. One Saturday or Sunday when you have a rest day on your run schedule let me know so we can walk!

  2. says

    If that chocolate chip cookie didn’t change your world then you have a great reason to find some more chocolate chip cookies to munch on and test! I might join you in this quest. I’ll test the cookies over in the UK and let you know if I find the one!

  3. Bobbie says

    What is your DD coffee order? We just got a dd bear me and I always get nervous about ordering coffee drinks at new to me places :)

    • says

      Most of the time just iced coffee with skim. I’ll take a splenda on the side in case it’s extra dark that day, but it’s usually fine. At least one a visit I do iced coffee with milk and sugar – they know the ratios and make it perfect.

  4. says

    Love this favorites post! I’m so glad I found your blog. I came across it in a list of ‘best fitness blogs’ :) Right now my favorite thing is anything seasonal – trying to come up with new and healthy recipes using pumpkin and apples!

  5. megan w. says

    Mon, you must try the friexenet Brut…the extra dry is terrible but the Brut is perfect for a 9ish dollar of champers!!! My family drinks it every holiday and I promise its good :)

  6. Christopher says

    Thanks Monica the pics are wonderful. So happy that you had a nice week with Ben in Fla. I’m in cold and damp Fargo ND heading back home to a warmer Minneapolis on Sunday:)

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