happy friday


happy friday friends!  i hope this friday fairs well for you.  this has been quite the busy week for me, finishing up rocco’s room (and filming), wrapping up my home tour for style me pretty (coming next week!), other collaborations i’m working on …… and, tomorrow is my 1/2 marathon race.  all of this and mothering my 4 littles lovelies hasn’t left me much extra time.

i wish i had my regular links, but i needed a little time this morning to just write for myself.  it’s my best way for centering.  what is your best way to center and feel more like yourself?

amazingly, running has become a close second after writing.  i never thought i’d enjoy running – like never ever in a million hundred thousand years- but i do.  i’ll be glad to be done with the super long distances, but 3-4 miles, i have really come to enjoy (not sure i’ll feel the same way on treadmill, though).  it really clears out and quiets my busy mind and makes room for thoughts i need to think and words i need to work out.  i’ve learned so much from running.  things that have absolutely nothing to do with running and absolutely everything to do with life.

i’m super excited about tomorrow and nervous.  i run by myself most of the time, and running in mass of people seems like it might overwhelm me.  and,  i wasn’t able to run long distances for last 10 days (only shorter stints) because the last time i did my toes were in such pain that it took a week to recover.  i’m certain my time will not be great (the further i run, the slower i go, but it allows me to go the distance), i’ll probably have to walk a bit, my feet will be torn up afterwards, but the thought that i can do this is pretty amazing.  and, i’ve found a why.  so there is no stopping me.  i have a purpose in my little heart as to why i’m running and finding that has been motivation.  purpose always precedes the path.

wish me luck.  i’m wishing you all a wonderful weekend.  and, hoping you find some rest.

and, how amazing is this quote (above)? it’s random for this post, but it totally spoke to me, and so i thought it might speak to you too.  it makes me want to be able to string words together so beautifully….and, to get to the ocean soon.  very soon.

happy weekend!

ps- don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

image: pinterest



  • Genni Burkhart
    Commented on September 19th, 2014 at 9:34am

    Good luck tomorrow Trina! I’m super proud of you. (And yes, running on a treadmill just isn’t quite the same) Please tell your mom hello for me and I miss her! :) Have fun tomorrow!!

  • Trina
    Commented on September 23rd, 2014 at 11:35am

    thanks, genni! it all went well! can’t wait to share about it……might be loosing 2 toenails..but i suppose that makes me tough – ha! thanks for your encouragement. i’ll be sure to tell my mom hello! take care! xo . t

  • Kelly
    Commented on September 19th, 2014 at 9:52am

    No reason to run on the treadmill, get the right gear and you can run outside all year (unless it’s super icy). Good luck on your run! I started running a few years ago and I’m the last person in the world who could be “a runner” and I love it. It makes me a better person. I’ve run two halfs now and they are great. You will do awesome!

  • Trina
    Commented on September 19th, 2014 at 2:09pm

    thanks for the encouragement, kelly. i love hearing about others that never though they would run, becoming runners. and, i never thought about running outside during the winter? i do love a good walk in wintertime…so maybe, why not? happy weekend! xo . t

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