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Friday Favorites 11/4

There was a lot to love this week, so picking just five Friday Favorites was a challenge! What did I end up with?

Big ups to our new Friday Five hostesses, Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy and to Heather for Friday Favorites!

Good luck to everyone running the New York City Marathon and all other races this weekend!

Friday Favorites 11/4

This week’s theme was “about me.” As I’ve already done a number of these (and I’m an open book, lol), check out these Suzlyfe Confessions if you want some fun and silly facts about me, or read on for my Friday Favorites!



Let’s get the obvious one covered. Fun fact: My baseball team has now beaten the Cleveland Indians twice in the World Series. I am from Atlanta, and we beat the Indians in the 1995 World Series! Ironically, John Smoltz, who was won of the commentators of the game, was one of the Braves best pitchers for years and a major part of our winning bullpen that year!

Yes, I am a Chicago transplant, and no, I haven’t been a Cubs fan for years and years and years, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the Cubs (Rookie of the Year??), and I love their team spirit. I am proud to be a Cubs fan!

2) New Arctic Zero Flavors

Obsessed with the Key Lime Pie Arctic Zero! These new flavors are incredible! @suzlyfe

I am conflicted. I got sent a few more pints of Arctic Zero, and now am so conflicted as to which is my favorite flavor: Brownie Batter, Cookie Dough, Cake Batter, or Key Lime Pie. I seriously can decide. I want them all. Too bad the Brownie Batter is really the only one that I’ve seen around here. But maybe that is better for me, as otherwise I would basically live off of it. And yes, stay tuned for a giveaway to come!

3) Beautiful Outdoor Runs

The Sunrise during this morning run was incredible!

I was a good girl and took my own advice and got my booty outside for some late fall runs! That meant that I started out in darkness, but then I got the most beautiful rewards. I beat the rain on Wednesday and got all my miles in outside, though I was prepared to take it indoors. Layering was key in both of these runs!

4) Daycare for Ridley

Ridley passed out on my lap after daycare! Love Urban Pooch on Damen!

As much as I love spending time with my little girl, I am happy that we have a daycare that we are really happy with. When I take her to daycare, I don’t have to feel bad for having clients or whatever, or need to rush home, or have to worry that she is barking and annoying our neighbors. I know that she is getting supervised socialization with other dogs and puppies her own size, which is so important. Plus, she passes out, and then we just get to cuddle later πŸ˜€

5) Being a Unicorn at Work

Suzicorn sighting! Unicorn onesie for the win!

I’m not going to lie, sometimes I crack myself up. I had so much fun walking through the gym totally nonchalantly and seeing how people reacted. Some burst out laughing, some did double takes, and some… had no reaction at all. Literally said nothing. One of my clients was one of those–but then, he is a lawyer, so he knows how to keep a straight face! My clients that didn’t come in on Monday have made me promise to bring it back πŸ˜€ 

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  • Reply Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.

    Hahaha I LOVE the unicorn onesie! I’m all about throwing on a onesie and calling it a costume! Comfort for the win!!

    Do you prefer Arctic Zero to Halo Top?

    November 4, 2016 at 5:14 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am just about to try out Halo Top–I didn’t like it when I tried it a few years ago, but I said the same for Arctic Zero, and I love the new flavors. I will let you know!

      November 4, 2016 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Angela @ happy fit mama

    I’m not even a baseball fan and I loved seeing the Cubs win! And that Unicorn onesie – priceless!
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    November 4, 2016 at 5:23 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I mean, it was just so cool for the city and the team! Over a century!

      November 4, 2016 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Allie

    I so wish I could do early morning runs but the kids wake-up so unpredictably these days!!
    Super excited for all the Cubs fans and, although baseball is not my game, I was rooting for Chicago all the way!!
    Love the unicorn and really love the no reaction people. I mean, seriously? What is the rest of their life like? LOL!!
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    November 4, 2016 at 5:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      To be fair, he is a DA that works on drug cases, so I don’t think much fazes him, lol

      November 4, 2016 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Stacey

    LOVE that the Cubs won! I remember staying up late and watching games with my grandfather despite my mom’s requests for an early bedtime when I visited my grandparents. Fall running has just been the best this year-especially when you are treated to amazing sunrises/sunsets!
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    November 4, 2016 at 5:31 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      The sunrises and sunsets are everything. EVERYTHING

      November 4, 2016 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Coco

    OMG, love the unicorn! I could not dress up on Halloween b/c I had a client meeting, but I really appreciated the people who did.
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    November 4, 2016 at 5:57 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Sadly, for me, that is even more reason to dress up, lol

      November 4, 2016 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    Suzicorn! Love it! Dressing up for Halloween is a slam dunk when you work in peds. Altho some of my families are newer to the US and they didn’t quite know what to make of me dressed as Wonder Woman. In fact, they didn’t even know who Wonder Woman was. I think that should be USA 101?
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    November 4, 2016 at 6:00 am
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      November 4, 2016 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    That is such a fun custome and totally suites you!
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    November 4, 2016 at 6:07 am
  • Reply Sarah

    I woke up yesterday and asked Siri what happened to the Cubs and may have woken Mary up with my shouts. So glad you are loving doggy daycare. That place was a blessing to us. Louie would come home just exhausted. I think he would run circles and show off. We always felt like we could trust them too. I also have a great boarder that we loved AND the girl who bonded with Lou when he was in the shelter gave us her number. She takes 1 or 2 at a time in her home when you go out of town. I know she is great because to this day, if he sees her at the vets he will cry and crawl all over her.
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    November 4, 2016 at 6:16 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Can I say that I love that you consulted Siri? That is amazing. I really really love our daycare, thank you so much for recommending them!

      November 4, 2016 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    Well it’s certainly a great week to be a cubs fan! I think I am the only one who did not love ArticZero the consistency was a deal breaker for me and I thought it tasted contrived. However, I am not the biggest ice cream person
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    November 4, 2016 at 6:26 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      The creamy/chunky versions are much creamier!

      November 4, 2016 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Kimberly Hatting

    I’m not a long-time Cubs fan either, but I was so happy to see them win the World Series. And, yes to the outdoor early morning miles!
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    November 4, 2016 at 7:20 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You don’t have too many of them left on your schedule!

      November 4, 2016 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    I am loving outdoor runs right now! This is the time of year when I get to see sunrises on my runs and I love it. Game 7 dragged on but I am so happy that the Cubs won! I think everyone except Clevelanders were rooting for them.
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    November 4, 2016 at 7:24 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahaha I think you are right.

      November 4, 2016 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Megan @ Meg Go Run

    Where did you get your unicorn onesie???
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    November 4, 2016 at 7:27 am
  • Reply Annmarie

    I think the best part about starting a run in the dark is getting to see the sunrise πŸ™‚
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    November 4, 2016 at 7:41 am
  • Reply Bri

    That unicorn costume is amazing. I feel like you need to wear that more often.
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    November 4, 2016 at 7:42 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You know that I am totally going to πŸ˜€

      November 4, 2016 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply Sara @ Oats & Rows

    I was so happy to hear that the Cubs won! My coworker said he cried of happiness when they did haha. I cannot pick a favorite Arctic Zero….there are just too many good ones!
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    November 4, 2016 at 7:46 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And to think that I used to not like it!

      November 4, 2016 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply Lesley

    Yup, I don’t watch baseball at all, and I was watching the last two games, cheering for the Cubs. It was way past time for them to win it.

    November 4, 2016 at 7:49 am
  • Reply Heather @ Heather's Spin

    The best thing about getting out early for a run for me is to see the sunrise. Makes me appreciate everything just a bit more. And I loved your costume!!!
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    November 4, 2016 at 7:49 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I totally agree–I had to stop and take tons of pictures of the sunrise this morning while I ran!

      November 4, 2016 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Someone actually went through a training session without commenting on your outfit??? BAhhh!!! That’s funny πŸ™‚
    I totally remember Rookie of the Year. Love that movie πŸ™‚ Enjoy the big win!
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    November 4, 2016 at 8:12 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I thought it was funny that they were so unaffected by my unicorning. Apparently, it is natural for me.

      November 4, 2016 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Jessica Marie @ FlashFitTrainer

    Is that a Ferris Wheel in your running pic? That was cool peeking over the top of the treeline. Love me some nonchalant unicorn. One of my employees had a creepy unicorn head that she pulled out of nowhere. LOL.
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    November 4, 2016 at 8:12 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OMG those things are so creepy indeed. ANd I don’t like things that smell funny like that on my head. Hahahahaha Nonchalant Unicorn. I love that. And yep! Navy Pier has a Ferris Wheel!

      November 4, 2016 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate

    YES to the Cubs winning the WS, new ice cream flavors and that amazing costume!
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    November 4, 2016 at 8:31 am
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      November 4, 2016 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood

    I seriously think I would be so bummed out if I dressed up and met with someone who literally said nothing, ha! What a bore.
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    November 4, 2016 at 8:34 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know. I at least got a smile out of him when I wiggled my bum/tail later.

      November 4, 2016 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply Lora @ Crazy Running Girl

    I need to try Arctic Zero! Also, big LOL at the unicorn costume. Love it!
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    November 4, 2016 at 8:48 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You know I’m crazy.

      November 4, 2016 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    This morning, I’m going to the barn in Cabo for my first ride (real ride) since we left last May!!! First morning back!
    I can’t wait to see my riding buddies and the lovely mare I ride here.
    I am SO ready!!!

    November 4, 2016 at 9:07 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am SO happy for you!!!

      November 4, 2016 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply kat

    I’m not a Cubs fan but I do know what it feels like to be waiting and waiting and waiting for a championship!! My LA Kings hadn’t won the Cup [ever] so when they won it on their 45th season in the league I was STOKED. I was like finallyyyyyyyy. haha
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    November 4, 2016 at 9:13 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It is the craziest thing, right? Like how much we root for these teams! But it means so much to the city.

      November 4, 2016 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Jenn @ Run With Sole

    I wish I had the balls to walk around work (I work at a gym too) in a unicorn costume. I just did the witch hat thing this year. Maybe I’ll get it together for next year πŸ˜‰
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    November 4, 2016 at 9:15 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Do the onesie. You can still totally demo moves and such πŸ˜€

      November 4, 2016 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Patricia @Sweet and Strong

    OMG that unicorn onsie, so awesome. Uh I was born and raised in Cleveland and grew up loving the Indians, so I was a bit heart broken this week. But yes I love rookie of the year and am still happy for the Cubs. And that brownie batter arctic zerio is my FAV! Have a great weekend!
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    November 4, 2016 at 9:23 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I would have been happy for either team, but I will say that I was EXTRA happy for the Cubs πŸ˜€ Cleveland did a great job, and they have much to be proud of!

      November 4, 2016 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Emily

    That Unicorn Onesie is SO SO Cute, and you were so brave to wear it to the gym. You have such a delightful sense of humor.

    And that sunrise. Wow God is an AMAZING Creator; I want to sing, ‘How Great Thou Art!’ That would definitely make waking up for a run TOTALLY worth it.

    And I think the brownie batter is still my fave Arctic Zero; although I haven’t had the Key Lime Pie!
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    November 4, 2016 at 9:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      The key lime is SO GOOD! I wish I had another pint of it to eat in my unicorn onesie πŸ˜€

      November 4, 2016 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    YAY!! You were a unicorn at work!! hahahaha–awesome!
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    November 4, 2016 at 9:35 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You knew that I would!

      November 4, 2016 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Cora

    That sunrise! I’m looking forward to the clocks changing so that maybe I can see some sunsets again – or even just see a few minutes of daylight again – but I guess this means more darkness in the morning. Or is it the other way around? I can never keep it straight. Regardless – beautiful.
    You make way too good of a unicorn. It would be easy to just take a second glance and think, “Yep…..”
    Have a great weekend, Suz.
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    November 4, 2016 at 9:53 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahahahahahahaha Maybe I should see how many people just accept the Suzicorn in regular life…

      November 4, 2016 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Suzy

    Omg I love the Suzicorn so much! You are just so hilarious. I run outside all the time! We get so much wind and rain in the PNW that if I only ran outside when the weather was nice then I’d never leave my house!

    November 4, 2016 at 11:19 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      This is true. Also why you are such a beast!

      November 4, 2016 at 1:37 pm
  • Reply Heather @ 3 Black Cat Co.

    That unicorn onesie! Hilarious.
    I try to run outside as long as possible. I’m not sure what I’m going to do when it’s too icy to run outside.

    November 4, 2016 at 12:18 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Get Yaktrax! I did a review of them a few years ago–search for it on my site. They are great!

      November 4, 2016 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply Ana

    I love the pictures of you at work with the unicorn costume!! that is the best!

    Those red sunrises are the best! I got to enjoy one this week in my way to work.
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    November 4, 2016 at 1:04 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Do you recite “Red sky at morning” every time you see one? I do!

      November 4, 2016 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    I so love that you dressed up as a Unicorn. So epic.
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    November 4, 2016 at 2:26 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It’s what I do πŸ˜€

      November 8, 2016 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply Ashley @ A Lady Goes West

    Congrats to your Cubs! And we have a dog walker to come take Rudy out during the day, and she has a little daughter too — so I know he is happy to have visitors. And I like the Cookie Dough the best. Hope you enjoy your weekend, gal!:)
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    November 4, 2016 at 5:34 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I wish I could find the cookie dough around here!

      November 8, 2016 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday

    The unicorn look suits you. And it’s the perfect reminder of your own badassery when you’re not feelin’ it πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend, lovely πŸ’š
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    November 4, 2016 at 6:01 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Exactly. Suzicorn always is a BA.

      November 8, 2016 at 4:38 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    Haha love the unicorn in the gym!That’s so cute and awesome that you found a nice doggy daycare. Ridley gets to play with other doggies with is nice!
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    November 4, 2016 at 6:26 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      She LOVES it. And it wears her out (score)

      November 8, 2016 at 4:38 pm
  • Reply lindsay Cotter

    that onzie! I die. I need. and rylie. But i get it. A pup needs day care for sure, so mama can have mental care! haha
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    November 5, 2016 at 7:55 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      TRUTH. For all the mamas!

      November 8, 2016 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Mile by Mile

    It’s a great time of year to run outside. And in general the weather has been pretty great- I am happy to be sitting outside typing this in 60 degree weather!
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    November 5, 2016 at 2:51 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Seriously, I am fine with winter staying away!

      November 8, 2016 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply San

    Haha – that unicorn onsie is just the best. I forget, where did you get it?

    November 5, 2016 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Haha, I love that you were a unicorn in work. I need that onsie in my life. Also, new ice cream flavours are always something to celebrate.
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    November 7, 2016 at 4:13 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You know that I firmly believe that ice cream deserves to be celebrated!

      November 8, 2016 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Alyssa

    your unicorn costume was almost as awesome as you πŸ™‚
    And I want to look into those new artic zero flavors! But first I need to find the new halo top flavors and try those πŸ™‚ Have a great day love!

    November 7, 2016 at 8:50 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You are just saying that because the unicorn power is working on you.

      November 8, 2016 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    I LOVE that you were Suzicorn at work! We are totally soul sisters, haha!

    Last year at Christmas time we told our friends we were dressing up in costumes for church on Christmas Day and everyone thought we were kidding – until we rocked up in a Santa Tux (for Jesse) and a Santa dress (for me, obv) and made them eat their words πŸ˜› I Christmas harder, clearly πŸ˜›
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    November 7, 2016 at 1:35 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahahahahahahahahaha You Christmas SO HARD

      November 8, 2016 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply Farrah

    Aw, I’m glad you have a good daycare for Ridley, and yay for your unicorn costume! I had a feeling, haha. :] Yay for getting outside for a run too! I went on my first one in uh, 5 years, last week? :D?

    November 7, 2016 at 7:32 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And hey! you survived!

      November 8, 2016 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply Lacey@fairytalesandfitness

    All those flavors sound delicious, I wouldn’t be able to choose my favorite either. Love your Halloween Costume. I have this pack of gum that was in a party bag from a Bachelorette party that says, always be yourself, unless you be a unicorn, then always be a unicorn….haha.
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    November 8, 2016 at 4:29 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, of course! And if you look in the mirror…
      #suzicorn πŸ˜€

      November 8, 2016 at 4:42 pm

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