Strawberry Picking and Other Outdoor Activities

Things are heating up on the east coast! Unless you’ve stayed inside for the past week, you know it’s been HOT outside. Hot weather = sweating = dehydration. So make sure you’re hydrating, everyone!!

Keep your best friends hydrated, too. Especially the extra fluffy pups!

Shoutout to the Conshy Running Group! I ran with them on Thursday and talked about Run Life Co. They’re some of the most fun, energetic, and supportive runners I’ve met. If you live near Conshohocken, I highly recommend joining them for a run. They meet on Thursday at 6:30pm at the Conshohocken Brewing Company.

I started doing the Bikini Body Guide (BBG) workout this past week. The workout includes four rounds of seven minute circuits. I made the mistake of doing my workout outside on Saturday morning in the 80 degree heat. I made it through three rounds (barely) and thought I was going to pass out so BE CAREFUL! Stay hydrated and wear your sunscreen outside. Our theme for June is “Summer Running Survival Guide,” so we’ll be discussing everything from hydration to proper attire to workouts suited for the outdoors. More on that soon!

(Me dying after day two of BBG.)

My cousin turned 18 on Saturday, which made me feel extremely old. I remember when he was born. That was my first experience with a baby. Now he’s 18 and graduating high school. Time flies.

(My younger cousins = my favorite people. 🙂

(And they do cool things like shoot bow and arrow. Their dad made the bow himself.)

(He’s also making these sweet guitars now.)

(My little cousin wouldn’t take a picture with me unless his new shoes could be in it. I guess love for shoes runs in the family.)

I caught up with one of my best friends from high school on Saturday night. Her dog is the cutest little girl:

(Mollie and I have been friends since 7th grade. She’s now a nurse and is always traveling to cool places. We’ll talk for hours and still have more to catch up on. She’s the best!)

For those of you who don’t know, my sister, Liz, is an organic farmer. She started her farm four years ago, and it’s been steadily growing. This weekend marked a new venture for her – the Blue Mountain Farm Market. The grocery store in the town of Slatington (our hometown) closed last year, leaving the area without a grocery store. Liz and a few other farmers decided to host a farmer’s market at the trailhead right in the middle of the town. It started this weekend and had an awesome turnout (from what I hear – sadly, I couldn’t make it). Liz and the market were featured in the local newspaper. You can read that and watch the video here. Be sure to stop by next Friday between 12-6pm or Saturday between 8am-2pm at the Slatington D&L Trailhead (across from Boyer’s Hardware) if you live in the Lehigh Valley.

I spent Sunday picking strawberries with Liz and seeing the progress of her other fruits/vegetables.


She’s making an herb meditation circle for an upcoming music festival, which will be super cool. Here’s a sneak peak! I can’t wait to see the finished product.

Here’s a little Monday motivation for you and a reminder that results come from hard work (from the Run Life Co. Instagram). Liz is doing all this cool stuff now, but I know she worked her butt off to get to this point and still works hard every single day. And like my cousin said this weekend, “If it were easy, everyone would be doing it.”

On the opposite side of the health spectrum, I bought Federal Donuts for my friend’s last day of work on Friday. I’m not a big donut fan, but Federal Donuts are a whole different story. They sell fried chicken, too, so I’ll be trying that next.

Got a great run in on Sunday runday and stopped for some reflection along the way. 

Remember, tomorrow is your last day to take $10 off your Run Life Co. order with code MAYRUNNING.

Hope you make it outside today for some fun activities. Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

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