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Today is the kick off of a really fantastic initiative that I am so honored to be a part of. Please check out my guest post over at the Jennis blog Fitzala as we explore #whatslovely about our lives. Starting with a guest post by yours truly! Please take a look and help explore what it means to love and accept yourself. 


 

Only one word for this weekend. You know it. 

Thanks, Katie!

Thanks, Katie!

A little while back, I wrote a post about the amazing relationships that blogging has brought to me. This weekend was a testament to this: Blog Friends in Real Life Part II

Full of friends, sunshine, miles run….

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reunions, homemade cookies, 

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Rest days, bridal showers, brunch, orange olive oil cake with pistachios mousse, pistaachio white chocolate bark, pistachio brittle, and creme fraiche ice cream,

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breweries,

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Worth every cent to come and see these two. Every minute, all the stiffness from plane travel right after my long run (don’t worry I had compression on duh). Believe me, a microscopic price to pay. From my morning run with Erica (taper time baby!) in Chicago, to waiting for Aaron to come home from Japan with Heather in Pittsburgh, to Caitlin’s bridal shower and hanging out with everyone at a brewery and bar after, this weekend was a testament to the amazing, wonderful marvelous gifts blogging has brought to my life. 

And, as ironic as it might be to say on a blog, that’s all I’m going to say. Never enough time with the people you love. 

Come back tomorrow for part 2 of my Yoga Clinic! 

Did you catch a sunrise this weekend? 

What was one “cost” this weekend that was worth every cent?

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  • Reply Courtney @ Running For Cupcakes

    Your dress is GORGEOUS! That color is so perfect on you!

    February 9, 2015 at 5:07 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! I loved it, and it was so comfy!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Kate @ Baking in Yoga Pants

    Love this! I always say that my favorite part of blogging is the genuine relationships I’ve gained through it πŸ™‚
    Kate @ Baking in Yoga Pants recently posted…Weekend Wrap UpMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 5:30 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It is mine for sure!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Tina muir

    Amazing Suz! You always make me so jealous with your weekends, your weekends are always so glamorous and social…..my 3 friends I have in KY are not always around hahahah! And yes you get to meet blends all the time πŸ™‚

    We did go for steaks at our favorite place this weekend though, and of course coldstone, so we were happy people πŸ™‚
    Tina muir recently posted…Meatless Monday- English Style Jacket Potatoes with Soy Sausages and Baked BeansMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 5:43 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahaha my weekends may seem glamorous, but they are far from. And they have to make up for my slovenly weekdays lol. Yay for steaks–it’s been a while since I had a good one

      February 13, 2015 at 11:36 am
  • Reply CARLA

    TERRIFYINGLY I catch the sunrise each and every morning.
    and it makes me smile.
    CARLA recently posted…I’ve judged you.My Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 6:02 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I catch the sunrise every morning as well. Well, I would if I could see through the buildings…

      February 13, 2015 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Farrah

    hehehe, I still get a kick out of the term, “blends.” It is on my to-do/wishlist to get to meet up with some blends somewhere this year! ;_; Fingers and all other limbs crossed!
    Farrah recently posted…DietMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 6:06 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Like a crazy noodle person πŸ˜€

      February 13, 2015 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Erica @ erica finds

    Love that you are part of my real life running now, too – not just on the internet. I like to mix blog and real life, too. I didn’t spend too much on anything this weekend. We went to a hosted party and I got treated to a movie πŸ™‚ Lucky me. But seeing friends and participating in their special moments is always worth every penny!
    Erica @ erica finds recently posted…Stay Healthy and Hydrated with Ohyo Bottles #GiveawayMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 6:09 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You are seriously one of my favorite people–just the most generous soul, and I don’t know where I would be without you! Certainly wwaaaayyyy more hungry and also way more frustrated during my long runs. But seriously!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:37 am
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    This makes my heart happy! Blogging is such a joy and has brought things into my life that I have never imagined.
    I had a great time at Wicked this weekend… but I had to drive (well.. ride) the hour + down and up the mountain to go. Feeling stiff today!
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt recently posted…One “Wicked” WeekendMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 6:19 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Still, so worth it!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    You look great in green! My cost this weekend hmm-I slept in on Sunday and right through my spin class but I was so tired and it was worth it I think to get a little more sleep. I also met one of my blogger friends IRL Friday, Coco and I took a solidcore class together. fun!
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…Tempeh Rice Noodle & Edamame Salad-Meatless MondayMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 6:19 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Yay for meeting blog friends (and sweating it out, natch :D)

      February 13, 2015 at 11:39 am
  • Reply Heather @Fit n Cookies

    Miss you already! Hope the flight is going well. Should’ve sent some cookies with you guys, haha.
    Heather @Fit n Cookies recently posted…An Ice Cream Sundae Baby Shower kind of weekend + Susie In Town!My Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 6:31 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You should have πŸ˜€

      February 13, 2015 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    Sounds like an amazing weekend! There was quite a cost to an amazing (but short) weekend for me too. We traveled for over 10 hours on Friday and almost 12 hours yesterday to be with family for my SIL’s baby shower in Arkansas. It makes us all wish we lived closer but obviously I wouldn’t have missed it despite all the traveling. The other cost to the weekend is being exhausted this morning and not at all prepared for a long day ahead….
    Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine recently posted…PRO Compression Giveaway And Discount CodeMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 6:57 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      WOW! That is a lot of travel–but at least you got your wine in the airport! I definitely share with you the sentiment of wishing that you lived closer. Definitely something that is on my mind too.

      February 13, 2015 at 11:44 am
  • Reply Annmarie

    Aw looks like you had a fabulous weekend! I didn’t catch the sunrise unfortunately but I heard it was spectacular. That is the one thing I miss about running outside early in the morning…seeing the sunrise is always something that sets a beautiful tone for the day!
    Annmarie recently posted…FreeMotion 790 Interactive Treadmill is All Tricked Out!My Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 7:14 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am loving the sunrises–one thing that I noticed while we were in Seattle was not seeing the sun so much. Not ok with that.

      February 13, 2015 at 11:42 am
  • Reply Carly @The Next Finish Line

    I’m so glad I had the time to sit down with my coffee this morning and “blog catch up”. Stumbled on your post here, and read your first one also. Such a cool thing to be able to make connections from afar simply by writing and sharing experiences… even better when they turn into “real” friends (i.e…. you get to see them in person!). I really enjoyed the posts, thanks for sharing πŸ˜‰
    Carly @The Next Finish Line recently posted…ENERGYbits Product ReviewMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 7:23 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much for reading! I just love the relationships that have developed over this past year of blogging, and beyond. I wouldn’t trade my girls and guys for anything!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:41 am
  • Reply AJ @ NutriFitMama

    How fun! I love the connections and friendships that blogging opens you up to!
    AJ @ NutriFitMama recently posted…Zombies, Races, and Planning- Oh My!My Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 7:31 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It is really amazing, isn’t it!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:39 am
  • Reply Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie

    Susie, you look beyond gorgeous in that dress! Seriously, go get yourself on a red carpet!
    Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie recently posted…ReNew & BrewMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 7:40 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oh stop it!
      but really, do go on…

      February 13, 2015 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Sounds like a blast. Sometimes I wonder how you fit everything into one quick weekend!
    Sarah recently posted…A Warm Weather Weekend And Leash WoesMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 7:53 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I have a time turner like Hermione.

      February 13, 2015 at 11:47 am
  • Reply Sara @ Lake Shore Runner

    Glad you are having a great time!!

    February 9, 2015 at 8:31 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Definitely! And we will get our next date scheduled ASAP πŸ˜€

      February 13, 2015 at 11:46 am
  • Reply cait @pieceofcait

    love that green dress and necklace!!! πŸ™‚ love how you guys are able to hang out, so awesome!
    cait @pieceofcait recently posted…Bringing Yoga Back!My Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 8:32 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! It was so amazing to be with my ladies. It sucks when your friends are away.

      February 13, 2015 at 11:46 am
  • Reply Sarah @pickyrunner

    SOOOOO glad you guys got to spend some time together. You all looked gorgeous and I love that three of my favorite ladies were all in one place!
    Sarah @pickyrunner recently posted…2/1-2/7My Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 9:03 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      When are we finally going to meeeetttt

      February 13, 2015 at 11:45 am
  • Reply Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! And you look gorgeous, as always.
    Nicole @ Fitful Focus recently posted…Paleo Pumpkin Spice Cookies {gluten free, vegan option}My Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 9:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You are too sweet. Thank you!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:45 am
  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I hope that in September I will be added to your real life blogging friends too πŸ˜€
    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy recently posted…Comment on Thai Green Curry by DanniiMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 10:07 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I AM SO EXCITED. As if I don’t bug you about it enough already haha

      February 13, 2015 at 11:45 am
  • Reply Suzy

    Ah, Susie, you’re such a joy! Love your dress–it’s my favourite colour. I just bought a big chunky beaded necklace off Etsy in that shade of green. It’s actually a breastfeeding necklace… so that Callum doesn’t scratch up my collarbone while he’s nursing. He plays with the beads instead! A far cry from a sexy little green dress but hey. I’ll take what I can get.
    Suzy recently posted…Mileage MondayMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 10:07 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oooo I like that—stylish and utilitarian!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:44 am
  • Reply Elle

    How fun to meet and like your blogging friends. Love all the happy pictures.
    Elle recently posted…February Fix UpMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 10:48 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It was great! Happy all around πŸ˜€

      February 13, 2015 at 11:55 am
  • Reply RFC

    How wonderful! I didn’t get to see the sunrise this morning…we are in the middle of a blizzard. Yay Vermont! πŸ˜‰
    RFC recently posted…Runner Lingo: 50+ Definitions of Common Running Terms & AcronymsMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 11:04 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahahahaha stay safe and warm!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:54 am
  • Reply Jill

    So sweet! How awesome that you were able to meet up with ogging friends! Worth it indeed.
    Jill recently posted…Cats Who Watch TV, Udder Cream and Baby BumsMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 11:26 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      One day I hope to get to meet you!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:54 am
  • Reply Kay @ Kay Bueno

    I’m not a big drinker usually, but all the wine I had this weekend was a worthy “cost” to hanging out with friends.

    Love that cat, and the green dress you’re wearing is perfect. Glad you had a good weekend with friends!
    Kay @ Kay Bueno recently posted…A weekend of food, wine, and friends.My Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 11:49 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It was fabulous! And sometimes, you just need a glass (or two) of the good stuff

      February 13, 2015 at 11:54 am
  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job

    Ha our weekends were completely opposite. I love how when there are busy weekends there are lots of pictures and much fewer words and when there are boring weekends you (me) do things like spend a paragraph talking about chocolate chip mug cookies. Looks like you had a great time!!
    Erin @ Erin’s Inside Job recently posted…Five Things Friday #29My Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 12:23 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I need that chocolate chip mug cookie. My weekend starting tomorrow (after my run) is gonna be suuuuper low key.

      February 13, 2015 at 11:53 am
  • Reply Mar @ Mar on the Run

    You were in my ciiiiittttyyyyy!!! and that green dress on you is STUNNING!
    Mar @ Mar on the Run recently posted…Shamrock Half Training Week 7 & Langley 8KMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 12:50 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you dear πŸ˜€ not quite PGH colored, but I thought it worked πŸ˜€

      February 13, 2015 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes

    No sunrises for me this weekend, but I finally got my first run outside since November…it was so much harder than I remember πŸ™‚ Looks like a great weekend for you! Love the green dress!
    Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes recently posted…Paris Marathon Training Recap: Week 5My Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 1:16 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      YAY for you! So glad that you got out there! And you know what? Running is always hard…

      February 13, 2015 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Sara @ lifebetweenthemiles

    My weekend was pretty lame with our weather so I don’t have anything much to add other than the ridiculous amount of time I have spent in my pjs! That dress looks INCREDIBLE on you (the color is amazing too)! One of the best parts of blogging is meeting people you connect with on so many different levels! It’s so great you have gotten to meet a few in person!!

    February 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Boo weather (seriously, yall need a break!) but YAY PJs!
      And when are we going to get to meet!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Pragati // Simple Medicine

    My cost that was totally worth it – beer on a sunlight filled patio with my husband and making new friends with strangers.
    Pragati // Simple Medicine recently posted…Tomato Slice Pizza BitesMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 2:09 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Cheers to that!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Erica G

    It is amazing how blogging can bring people closer together. I have some dear friends I would have never met if I never typed my first post.
    Erica G recently posted…Motivational Monday: EnduranceMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know, right? Where would we be?

      February 13, 2015 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Lauren @ ihadabiglunch

    That dress is amazing! Green is your color, girl!

    I got a huge smile on my face reading this. You have done such a great job developing meaningful relationships via your blog, your words, your vulnerability. What a good feeling to have, knowing that you have connected with people like that!

    Also, um, do you like pistachios much? haha I love them, in desserts too, but I’ve never heard of so many pistachio-infused things at once!!
    Lauren @ ihadabiglunch recently posted…Weekend Happenings: #diningin update, Swift-level 10, and Sweat ChicagoMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 2:54 pm
    • Reply Lauren @ ihadabiglunch

      Oh, and a cost that was worth it this weekend? Deciding to stay out past the CTA close time and take a cab home Saturday night. Safety is always worth the cost! Not to mention how much more fun I had staying out to dance!
      Lauren @ ihadabiglunch recently posted…Weekend Happenings: #diningin update, Swift-level 10, and Sweat ChicagoMy Profile

      February 9, 2015 at 2:56 pm
      • Reply suzlyfe

        SO WORTH IT

        February 13, 2015 at 11:29 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I happen to love pistachios πŸ˜€ DON”T HATE.
      I’m so glad to have you in my life! Love my blog friends.

      February 13, 2015 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Kathryn @ Dancing to Running

    I absolutely love this! Its always amazing to think back about my pre-blogging life and think about all the great relationships that I would have missed out on if I hadn’t started blogging. It looks like you had an incredible weekend!
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 12My Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 5:27 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am so right there with you–just thinking about where I was before my blogging friends… it feels like another world.

      February 13, 2015 at 11:29 am
  • Reply Jenni @ Fitzala

    What a wonderful weekend! You spent so much time with friends – that’s so awesome. And that dessert, wherever it was, sounds pretty out of this world. Love your dress btw – looks like a perfect bridal shower attendee dress πŸ˜‰

    I was in a wedding this weekend and it was lovely! It rained the whole weekend, like stormy downpour rain, but it made it feel so cozy up in the woods with my bestest of friends.
    Jenni @ Fitzala recently posted…#whatslovely YOUMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 6:38 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      SOOOOO good. And thank you! Stormy down pours are actually amazing, seriously.
      though they make me want to take a nap…

      February 13, 2015 at 11:28 am
  • Reply Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate

    That green dress is amazing!
    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate recently posted…Whole30 Meal Planning Week #2 and Workout RecapMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 7:39 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! More details to come!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Mattie @ Comfy & Confident

    The blogging community is such an incredible group of people. I would love to organize a meet up around Boston to get to know more or the bloggers in person.
    Mattie @ Comfy & Confident recently posted…Another Boston Snow StormMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 8:18 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      if you all could simply get out the door right now!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:26 am
  • Reply MCM Mama

    Yay! For blog friends and breweries! Sounds like a fun weekend!
    MCM Mama recently posted…Run like a mother + Canton Pork SoupMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 9:29 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Cheers to that!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club

    I had a wonderful weekend with family celebrating my MIL’s 80th birthday. It was great and awesome weather. Blogger friends are the best aren’t they?
    Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club recently posted…DynaPro Direct Exercise Ball GiveawayMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 9:42 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Happy Birthday to your MIL! And so fabulous to have incredible weather for it–always puts a smile on your face.

      February 13, 2015 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Sandra Laflamme

    It is always worth it to go and see friends! Happy you got to spend an awesome weekend with your “blends!”
    Sandra Laflamme recently posted…Valentine’s Day RUNNERBOX Review and couponMy Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 10:20 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It was blenderific πŸ˜€

      February 13, 2015 at 11:24 am
  • Reply Emily

    I would really love to meet blogger friends in person, just because I’m so curious what it would be like to meet and talk about the things we both enjoy. πŸ™‚ So happy you get to do that too!
    Emily recently posted…Monday Motivation – Facing a Fitness Fear.My Profile

    February 9, 2015 at 11:02 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It is the best–you just instantly pick up and go πŸ˜€

      February 13, 2015 at 11:24 am
  • Reply jill conyers

    Blogging friends in real life is one of the best things ever!
    jill conyers recently posted…Write a ManifestoMy Profile

    February 10, 2015 at 4:05 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      So happy to be a part of this community!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Rachel

    I love my online friends… some of them are my best friends. In fact… MOST of my friends are now online friends since I recently moved. Thank goodness for facebook πŸ˜‰
    Rachel recently posted…Fitting in FitnessMy Profile

    February 10, 2015 at 6:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      So, so true. I would be at a loss with out FB and Instagram and such!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Stephanie (@FitMomTraining)

    Beautiful dress!! Stunning!

    My cost this weekend was a killer workout Saturday morning and epic meal prepping Sunday morning. Oh and a potluck with way too much yummy food!
    Stephanie (@FitMomTraining) recently posted…Mayhem Monday: Baby it’s Cold InsideMy Profile

    February 10, 2015 at 10:01 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Sounds to me like a GREAT weekend!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Earl-Leigh

    Love that dress! Some of my favorite people in real life have been introduced to me through this blogging community. Luckily, I’ve found people who are the way that they portray themselves on life. Genuine. Genu-fine!
    Earl-Leigh recently posted…Healthy Almond & Oat Applesauce MuffinsMy Profile

    February 10, 2015 at 12:57 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Snaps to that!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Anna - Piper's Run

    Um, I LOVE your GREEN dress! Beautiful, such a vibrant colour and cut!
    Anna – Piper’s Run recently posted…Fitbit Flex ReviewMy Profile

    February 10, 2015 at 5:56 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! And um, love the pockets too!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:21 am
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  • Reply Nicole@Thegirlwhoraneverywhere

    You had such a fun weekend! What yummy eats! Oh I love that green dress by the way, you look gorg!

    February 11, 2015 at 7:42 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thanks love! more to come on the dress soon!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Cassie

    This is the first time I’m really sad I wasn’t in Pittsburgh πŸ™
    Cassie recently posted…The Most Romantic Spots in San FranciscoMy Profile

    February 19, 2015 at 12:07 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know. I really wish that you had been.

      February 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm

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