Friday Favorites: Return to BODYPUMP and she’s here!!

Finally Friday!!

I have been waiting all week for this because my best friend, Peggy, is in town for the weekend! We have no plans other than some time at the Lake, drink adult beverages, running and hanging out! It’s going to be wonderful. Smile 


And now, here are a few of my favorites from this week. . .


Spark reviews.  You guys know how much I love spark and obvi I love to share it too..  . Smile 


Bombas. After seeing other bloggers rave about these socks, I knew I had to check them out. The company was super nice and sent me a pair of the original ankle to try out. I totally love the pink. They are lightweight but supportive. 


I have seriously been wearing these all. the. time. Running, around the house, teaching bodypump. I will definitely be buying more pairs!


Splash pad + ice cream dates 


Strawberry season. 


This puppy face. 


Not sure if this is the best thing ever or just a reminder of how much of my money is spent at the ‘bucks


Summer pedicure.


Trip planning. We are taking a family trip – with both sides of our family! – to Key West next January/February. I cannot wait! Have you been? Any suggestions?

My first BODYPUMP class after surgery. I was back in Mankato this week and got to take a class with Chris. It. was. awesome. And I was able to use almost all of my normal weights – still can’t do full pushups on my toes or core work, but getting there!!


Cheers to a great weekend!! What are you up to??

Linking up with Friday fun with Heather and Clare!

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27 Responses to Friday Favorites: Return to BODYPUMP and she’s here!!

  1. Heather@hungryforbalance

    I hope you and Peggy have a great weekend together! And the splash pad and ice cream dates are the best!

  2. I’m loving strawberry (and all berry) season, too. They’re delicious and so pretty. Have a wonderful weekend with Peggy!
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  4. Hi Katie! Happy Friday! So glad you made it back to PUMP and that you have a friend visiting. Yes, I’ve been to Key West many times – I have a recap on my blog about my most recent visit. You should definitely get key lime pie, huge cookies, a fruity drink from Fat Tuesday, and of course … wear the most casual attire you can find. The drag shows are fun too (although that’s for the adults)!
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  5. Spark AND bombas are two things that I’ve also really been loving lately. The bombas are just so comfortable (I got mine with a birchbox credit) and the spark gives me lots of energy during my workouts! Have a great weekend!

  6. I’m so happy you were able to get back to Bodypump class! That means you’re feeling better + that class is amazing 🙂 I’m training for a marathon right now and I NEED to bring more strength training into my routine! And now I want that big bowl of strawberries for breakfast 🙂 Happy Friday!

  7. Ahh so excited for your vacation! I’ve never been to Key West, but we came so close to picking that spot a couple years ago!
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    • KT

      It’s been on my bucket list for a quite a few years so I am excited to finally check it out! Have a great weekend Kelly!

  8. Have fun with Peggy! I love when good friends come to play!

    And yay for a return to PUMP!!!!
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  9. Yay for getting back to BODYPUMP!! I bet it felt so great. 🙂 Isn’t strawberry season the best?? I’m always so sad to see it go. Have a great time with your girlfriend this weekend! xo
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    • KT

      I know – it’s over as quickly as it starts, but fresh picked strawberries are so delicious that I can’t complain. Have a great weekend Ashley!

  10. Woahhhohohohhoh – You go to Starbs??! What happened to Caribou? I’m shocked! 😉 Hehe! Yay for fellow Spark luvahs and have a fab weekend! Wish I was going to see you in the big D!
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    • KT

      I know, right? Caribou is always my first choice, but there isn’t one on every corner like the ‘bucks. . . so I make an exception. 🙂 Wish I was going too – take lots of notes for me, ok?

  11. I love girlfriend weekends- have a blast!! And Key West?! Awesome– I have never been but it’s on my list!
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  12. Ahhhh I love Key West!!! I haven’t been in a couple of years, so I don’t know if anything I liked is still there… but the Fort Zachery Taylor beach is amazing. The nightly sunset festivals on Mallory Square are a lot of fun, and theres a random sponge museum thats kind of funny. Hemingway’s house is worth it to visit, Key West Key Lime Shoppe is definitely worth it (feel free to send me some key lime pies!!), Pepe’s cafe looks unassuming and random but the brunch is SO good. Coffee Plantation has FANTASTIC coffees, I always got the Almond Joy latte. YUM! I want to go back heheh
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  13. YES! LOVE KEY WEST! We talk ALL the time about going back, one of the best vacations ever. Tips:
    Go to Fat Tuesday everyday. On your first day buy a fancy cup so that you get discounts.
    Go to Dry Tortugas for a day! It costs money, but we went on a day trip of sorts, and they fed us (not the greatest, but still) lunch. You can snorkle and explore and it’s a LOT of fun.
    If you can find it, there is an excursion called Reefs and Ritas. You take a boat out ot a coral reef, go snorkeling, and they provide you with Margaritas on the way back. So fun.
    Rent bikes (or scooters, but bikes are a fun way to get in some exercise) one of the first days so you can explore! We mad ethe mistake of renting mikes late in our trip and it didn’t really leave us a chance to go again before we left, so try it out early!
    2 places you MUST go for dinner: Sara Beth’s – so good and adorable.
    Blue Heaven – this place is amazing – its in the backyard of a house and chickens are literally just walking around all over!
    Obviously hit up Mallory pier at sunset.
    OMG I want to go back so so bad!
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  14. Hi Katie! I’m just getting back into teaching class after having a baby. I team taught BodyPump with my hubby last night. We did release 94. Whoa talk about killer lunges and shoulders. How’s the soreness for you?
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    • KT

      Nice!! The soreness wasn’t too bad for me. . . I use Nighttime recovery from AdvoCare – that stuff is amazing!

  15. Yay, I love getting together with friends and picking up the friendship right where we left off. I hope your weekend is stupendous!
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  16. Jennifer

    Key West is our favorite! So many things to suggest! Sebago boat tours, La Te Da on a Monday or Tuesday night to see piano man Dave, Garbo’s Grill, Bien, Schooner’s, El Sebonay, and so much more!!! Have a blast!