Successful Sunday

It’s been another successful Sunday here at the Harkey Household! Hope it’s been a good one for you, and you got in some last minute relaxation before the workweek starts again 🙂

Long Run

This morning I popped out of bed and was in the mood to run! I felt like I could run a half-marathon. But since my longest runs so far are only 3.5 miles, I decided to shoot for 4 miles instead. I set out with a positive attitude and got the 4 miles done in 35 minutes! The last mile was painful, and I wanted to give up. Luckily, I didn’t let my negative thoughts win. It felt amazing to get home before 8 AM and feel so accomplished!

I quickly grabbed some coffee and cereal and sat down to stretch while I read through my Sunday paper, aka the Ads and COUPONS!

photo(49)This is a permanent ritual on Sunday mornings for me. I had lots of new coupons today which put me instantly in the mood to shop. Plus, there was delicious Pumpkin Spice creamer in that coffee. The cozy smell of pumpkin pie can make anyone a little happier. 🙂 So I knew I’d have a great day today. I quickly changed into some clean workout clothes and headed off to teach Jazzercise.

Target Finds

Earlier this week, I talked about wanting to find some delicious pumpkin flavored coffee, so I had already planned a trip to Target for this afternoon. My girlfriend posted pictures of her pumpkin-flavored finds from Target a few days ago, so I knew the trip would pay off. I took quite the haul…

photo(47)I was so excited to find pumpkin-flavored everything in the grocery section! Plus, the cute Dunkin Donuts mug was FREE when I purchased 2 bags of their pumpkin coffee. Wins all around! Although, I think I’m most excited to try this coffee tomorrow morning:

photo(46)I love me some candy corn during Halloween time, so I was thrilled to grab this up to try! I’ll report back tomorrow. I have no idea what this will taste like, but I bet I wake up to a wonderful smelling house at least.

Mac’s favorite find at Target today? Some new chicken flavored bones… (Ignore my long witch nails – I just finished trimming and painting them this evening!)

photo(48)Check out that happy wagging tail in action. He has already ‘buried’ this bone around the house in about 10 different locations. Happy boy!


Dinner tonight looked difficult but was super easy thanks to a dry soup mix I bought today. I was cravin’ chili!

photo(45)I grabbed up this Bear Creek “Darn Good” Chili mix and knew I would spice it up with some ground turkey I had thawing for our meal tonight. The chili immediately smelled amazing when I mixed it into the boiling water.

Cookin' chili!
Cookin’ chili!

I had to let it simmer for 25 minutes. Then I mixed in the browned ground turkey and let it simmer together about 10 more minutes. It was amazing! And had the slightest hint of cinnamon. Oddly delicious!

photo(43) photo(42)Yummm! And after dinner, we were in slight chili comas, so I leashed up Mac for a quick walk before it got any darker.

photo(50)So, all in all, it was a fun and successful Sunday! I feel refreshed and ready for the workweek. Tomorrow kicks off bright and early at 5:40 AM with a Jazzercise class before work. Monday morning workouts definitely start the week off on the right foot. I love it!

Have a great night and get some good rest!


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