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Weekend Recap: Trail Run and Redecorating

Hi sweet readers! How was your weekend? Mine was jam-packed with exercise, a date night, and productivity, so let’s break it down, shall we? This is going to be iPhone photo overload, so get ready.

Saturday morning started off with a power yoga class. I almost didn’t go, but I’m so glad I did because it was a GREAT workout! It was much faster paced than my previous classes, so by the end of it I was definitely sweating bullets. We did a lot of warrior holds, chair poses, and trees, so my thighs had their fair share of hard work, that’s for sure!

I wore one of my new pairs of capris from Old Navy and am officially obsessed with them. LOVE the pattern on them. Ignore the booty shot,  just proof that they are flattering even though they were super cheap. Hokay? AND they have a pocket back there, perfect for your key or credit card!

old navy yoga capris

On my way home, I stopped by the lake to meet up with Adam because he had just bought a KAYAK! He’s been saving up for this on his own for a long time, and I’m glad he finally just went ahead and bit the bullet. I know he’s excited to get out on the water more and catch some fishies! Not mention, paddling with be a FUN workout for him, as opposed to something he dreads. Enjoyment is key, people!

kayaking in little rock

Of course, we played around with some yoga as well! Adam helped me work on crow-to-tripod, such a fun one.

crow to tripod

Saturday morning I was also able to run some errands and spend some time shopping for some home decor I’d been putting off. Side note- if you don’t already use the ‘envelope system’ for your cash management, I highly recommend it! Being able to pay cash for things that you’ve technically already saved for, is a GREAT feeling! Our ‘House’ envelope makes shopping for little things like this more fun and keeps me from feeling guilty! End side note. I am finally going to be home these next 6 weekends, and I am ecstatic at the thought of not traveling for a while! So since I’m going to be home for a while, it’s operation “do-house-projects-you’ve-been-neglecting.” Including a yard sale. Can’t. Wait. Anyways, while I was out I picked up some things to update my guest bathroom, guest room, and our master bedroom. Nothing major, just a few small changes that made a world of difference.

Up first, I bought a new shower curtain and rug/accent towels for the guest bath. Not that I hated what I had, but was just tired of it.

Before-

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After-

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Still need to decide what to replace the Tahoe photo with, because I’m planning on moving that back to our bedroom. Maybe a cute Etsy print.

photo 3

Since I’m avoiding painting the walls, I went with something more neutral and something that had more of the wall color in it. Thankfully, Adam didn’t die when he saw the pink.

Next up, the guest room.

Our guest room is what I like to call, “the grandmother room.” Most of the “decor” are things from both of my grandmothers, so there isn’t much matching going on. But, aren’t all guest rooms eclectic anyways? I’d been needing to organize my desk, and store all of my camera gear and photography paperwork in a more organized fashion. I also decided I was sick of my orange curtains, so into the garage sale pile they went, and out came $5 white sheers from Target. Easy peasy.

Before and after desk nook-

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All of my camera gear, paperwork, files, equipment, and extras are now safely and cleanly stored on the bottom two shelves of my bookshelf. You can’t see in the left picture, but usually all my gear bags are strewn across the ground in front of the window, so this is quite the improvement! One day I will have a much bigger and deserved space to dedicate my photography business essentials to, but for now, they only get a small space in the guest room.

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And we finally bought a bed frame. COME STAY WITH US!

Last up, I tackled the boring, empty wall above our bed. I’ve ignored this space for two years and finally decided to whip up a collage and make it feel more cozy! I’ve got a couple Katie Daisy prints in mind to order, and still need to print out some photos, but here it is right after I finished it!

master bedroom collage

rustic photo collage

A few of the frames I already had, and then i bought most of them at Hobby Lobby for 50% off plus a 40% off coupon on a few items. I think I’m going to go with the exploring theme, since so much of me and Adam’s lifestyle is playing outside and seeing new places. Here are a few of the prints I’m currently loving…

mountains

overtheriver

takeahike

Can’t wait for it to all come together, and to finally get some curtains hung in there as well.

Saturday night we had a nice date night, and it was fun to treat ourselves to a fancy meal and some genuine quality time together. I don’t think I’ve straightened my hair in three weeks, so I was quite proud of myself. We went to Loca Luna in Little Rock, and Adam had grouper, and I had the biggest cheeseburger you’ve ever seen. And two appetizers. I’m crazy, okay?!

loca luna little rock

Sunday we went to lunch with some friends after church, then that afternoon I went on my first trail run!!

trail running little rock

I’ve always wanted to try a trail run, but always found an excuse to run on the road instead. My friend Erin invited me and I was so glad the timing finally worked out! Oh. My. Goodness. It was SO much fun!! We did a 5 mile loop, and I felt like a little kid again frolicking through the woods!! I’m already excited to go again. The trail was beautiful, and the views were gorgeous. I was in heaven.

Trail running is definitely WAY different than road running. Wow. Different is an understatement. I didn’t look at my watch a single time, in fact, I only looked up a couple times briefly for fear that I would twist my ankle on a rock. It just felt so much more relaxed than running on the road, but altogether a better workout. I felt muscles working while I ran than I’ve never felt while running, and everything from my core to my coordination and balance got a workout. It was fantastic! The calorie count on my Garmin has got to be off by at least 200 calories because I know we burned some MAD calories!

That about wraps it up. See how productive I can be when I’m not traveling?!

What did you do this weekend? Have you ever done a trail run? Have you redecorated recently? What is your favorite way to get outside on the weekends?

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    Hannah
    July 21, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Your garmin probably just counts calories burned by pace and not others factors such as jumping over rocks and ducking under tree branches 🙂

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      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2014 at 4:17 pm

      Very true 🙂 It just bases it off of satellite pings every so often 🙂 Someone needs to invent a trail running watch that estimates by how much bouncing around you do, if that makes sense!

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    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate
    July 21, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Wow, you were busy this weekend! Love the new decor! When I need to fill up a large space and don’t want a print, I usually go for a clock or a monogram.
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      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      I think a huge wooden, painted monogram above our master bed would be so cute! That is a great idea! Or even in a nursery!

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    Lacey Balliet
    July 21, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Wow you really did have a jam packed weekend. We love kayaking too. We always do that as an
    activity when we are on vacation. Cute redecorating!

    • Reply
      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      It was jam packed for sure! I think I’m still recovering like two weeks later haha

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    Chrissy @ Pink Polish and Running Shoes
    July 21, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Love the way your new desk area looks! I’m doing a little redecorating soon too and I can’t wait. It’s like getting a fresh start 🙂

    • Reply
      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      It really is like a fresh start. I’m much more motivated to actually sit there now!

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    Jenn
    July 21, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Oh, how fun! I love the guest room! It’s coming together great.

    I just did my first trail run last week. It was really fun (although a little scary with the wildlife LOL).

    My weekend was spent with some visiting family. It was kind of low-key with lots of conversation and laughs.
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      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      Bahaha, oh dear, what kind of wildlife?! I’d say visiting with family is the best way to spend the weekend 🙂

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    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    July 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    I love those capris. I also really love how your have arranged your photo frames.
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      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you!!

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    Martina @ snapshotsandwhatnots
    July 21, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    I love the little gallery wall you created – it’s very sweet!
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      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you Martina!! Now, if I can only get around to ordering my prints and finishing it out!!

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    Kels @ Blonder Side of LIfe
    July 21, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I seriously LOVE all your workout tanks! Those pants are certainly adorable as well. I love Old Navy’s selection. Also awesome job on the progress with your yoga already, jeez girl! I’m certainly impressed 🙂
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      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      Aw thanks Kels! You are too sweet!

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    Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie
    July 21, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Redecorating seems so much fun! I can’t wait to have a house of my own to decorate.
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      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      It’s fun! But, adds up fast! I have to keep myself from looking at Pinterest because I think about how many options I have and it’s overwhelming! Also, my house will never look like pinterest, haha!

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    Laura
    July 22, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Sounds like a great weekend!
    I like your decor choices. You’re right – just a couple simple changes can make a big difference. Note to self to pick up a new shower curtain liner this week 🙂
    You will have to try out the kayak as well!
    Trail running is one of my very favorite things. Glad that you enjoyed your first go at it!
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      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      I am super excited to try out his kayak as well 🙂 I’ll have to steal it away someday for a spin 😉

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    Molly Rose
    July 22, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Sounds like a great weekend! Awesome job on the crow to tripod … I am so hesitant about doing any type of headstand, but I am in love with crow (and side crow!) … it makes me feel strong 🙂

    My hubby and I have an inflatable kayak- hah! But it does the job and we always have a good time with it.

    Great picture wall … I keep pinning some on Pinterest, but I am SO not creative and bad with projects, so I fear the outcome. I’ll prob make my mom do it for me 😉

    Hope you have a fantastic week!
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      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      I agree, Molly! It makes me feel strong and powerful 🙂 Haha! I bet it is a blast though!!

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    Nikki @ grab your kicks
    July 22, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I love trail running! It’s such a great experience to be out in the woods without music. It’s refreshing and my favorite stress reliever! Love those new capris and your maxi dress! 🙂
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      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      It IS so refreshing!! There’s just something about it! And thank you! 🙂

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    jill conyers
    July 22, 2014 at 8:36 am

    What a fun weekend! I felt like such a badass when I mastered crow! Now if I could do the same with a handstand. Love the tights and the top!
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      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      Haha! Right?! Handstand is killing me!

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    Leslee @ Her Happy Balance
    July 22, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I’m currently in a redecorating mood myself, mostly decluttering. But I’m working on some new wall decor as well and Etsy definitely does have the best selection of unique and affordable prints. Favorite way to get outside on the weekends is by being on/by the water – any water! Also, where did Adam get his Kayak? The boyfriend and I are considering buying a double kayak and so far Craigslist hasn’t yield any decent, affordable results.
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      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      He bought his kayak from a local small retailer here 🙂 Specifically he went about an hour south down to Hot Springs, AR and bought it at Ozark Mountain Sports! I think he enjoyed the more personal relationships he formed with the salesmen there, and they let him take it for a test spin on the local lake down there a few weekends before he bought it!

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    Matilda
    July 23, 2014 at 7:05 am

    You can come to my home and decorate for me.
    Our house is pretty small, and we are hoping to renovate as soon as I get full time work (fingers crossed today’s interview went well).
    I love me my trails.
    Nice work on the headstand, I tried today, but had no confidence, should have attempted it before my run, not after.
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      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      Haha I’m not interior decorator 😉 but thank you!

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