Friday Favorites: Summer Edition


Thursday- 4 slowish recovery miles on the treadmill

I started out with a bit of a side ache(I blame it on eating one too many pancakes) but started feeling good by the end. J, on the other hand, was not. So 4 miles it was=)

Friday Favorites: Summer Edition

1. Grilling. It’s so easy/simple and tastes a million times better. One of my favorite recipes is grilled pizzas. Olive oil, garlic, and whatever toppings you desire. I like mine a bit crispy;)


2. Pool time. It’s no secret, J and I love the water. I feel so blessed to be able to spend most of our summer days at some kind of pool/water.

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3. Summer fruit. I loved hearing about all of your favorites yesterday in the comments. There’s just something about being able to grab so many different kinds of fresh fruit and getting full off of it. Natures sweet tooth at it’s finest! My favorites are watermelon, strawberries, and nectarines.


4. Morning runs outside. I love waking up to the warmth of the Sun and running in the stillness at the beginning of a new day. I’ve gotta take advantage of it while I can because we all know I’m a wimp when it comes to snowy winters here in UT.


5. Popsicles, ice cream, fro yo, snow cones and all the rest of the yummy cold treats. More specifically Otter Pops. I just can’t get enough of them and I’m not ashamed to eat my age in Otter Pops a day.

photo(669)Your turn, tell me your summer favorites

Favorite grilling recipe?


About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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22 Responses to Friday Favorites: Summer Edition

  1. I’ve been wanting to try grille peaches for the longest time. Otherwise I love kebobs and grilled squash. I have this great grilled corn recipe too with a cilantro butter. Yum to anything from the grill! Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  2. Otter pops! It’s been SO LONG! Those are the best. I love grilled veggies- peppers, onions, zucchini, squash… you name it. So yummy. Happy Friday!

  3. everything about this I can relate to- especially the summer fruit. watermelon me please.

  4. Oh Summer Summer Summer and all those goes with it…Warm sunshine, water, froyo, fresh fruit…All the best!!!

  5. jumpeatrun says:

    grilled food is just the best…other faves: camping, lake swimming, 9pm sunsets πŸ™‚

  6. Erin says:

    LOVE pizza on the grill but haven’t had it in forever!! My fav is prob squash and zucchini on the grill..yum!

  7. All of these photos are so cute!

    I’m glad that you felt good during your run. Sometimes it takes me a few miles to get warmed up, but then I feel like I could go forever, even if I know that I shouldn’t, ha. Morning runs are the BEST. It makes me feel so productive, like it doesn’t matter what else happens that day πŸ™‚

  8. Love all your faves, those are some of mine too! I like the grilled pizza idea! I am loving grilled veggies right now.

  9. Summer is the best time of year! We have to buy a grill for the new house – can’t wait to do that! Any recommendations?

    • I wish I had some great recommendations, but we chose the one on sale haha but we haven’t had any issues. I never use the side grill, so if there was a cheaper one without the side grill I’d get that. I love that it has a main rack and a top rack. I hope that helps, and enjoy grilling!

  10. Summer is the best. Perfect weather for grilling! We grill veggies A TON, and salmon and other meat. My husband is a crazy carnivore so there’s always some new meat thrown on πŸ™‚

  11. LUV the summer…the beach is my happy place

  12. I am so jealous of everyone who has been making grilled pizza!! I wish that I had a grill :(.

  13. ribbonrunner says:

    I love early morning runs if I could get myself out of bed soon enough haha! I also love corn on the cob in the summer and could eat it at every meal.

  14. olivetorun says:

    We LOVE grilled pineapple on the grill to go with out pineapple bbq chicken. Holy YUM! πŸ˜€

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