Five Things Friday #29 - Erin's Inside Job

Five Things Friday #29

Happy Friday everyone!

I don’t have a lot on my plate today except for an extremely exciting trip to the dentist.  What’s your Friday looking like? Aside from today I have had a pretty productive and eventful week and I want to share some of the highlights in this week’s Five Things Friday!

1. Cashew Milk

Since I can’t drink milk (but it is oh so delicious), I usually end up making my own almond or cashew milk at home. The problem with almond milk is that it takes a little more foresight than I sometimes have because of the length of soaking time, so this week I have rediscovered cashew milk.

I simply soak one cup of raw cashews in water for a couple hours (I did 2 this time), drain and rinse the nuts, then add them to a blender. I add one cup of water and blend until the mixture resembles a thick cream, then add 2-3 more cups of water and blend until smooth. The amount of water you add depends on how thin or thick you like your milk.  If desired, you can also add some sweeteners like dates or vanilla extract.

IMG_1305.JPG2. RunBuzz Podcast

Last week I taped a podcast with Steve from RunBuzz and last night it went live. I chronicle my experience with running and some of the things that I have learned over the years. There’s also some personal journey talk and praise for Chicago spread throughout. It was a great experience and I look forward to working with Steve in the future doing some writing on Runbuzz!! You can check out the podcast here or download it on iTunes for free by searching for “RunBuzz.”

erins-inspiration-storyRB25-bannerTo listen to the podcast I did last year for The Lifestyle Accountability show, click here.  I can talk to you all day.

3. Random Grocery Store Finds

I love grocery stores. They’re my happy place. This week I grabbed some baby food that was on sale, a chocolate bar from Enjoy Life (dairy, soy, nut, and gluten free), and some Icelandic dark chocolate that comes 2 bars to a pack. Score.




4. Hard Pressed

Yesterday was my first trip to Hard Pressed, a local studio that specializes in strength training. In a 30 minute session, you will move rapidly from one strength exercise to the next for a full body workout that works your muscles to the point of fatigue.  I signed up with Amanda, who I had met at the Sweatworking event a couple weeks ago and she took me through a killer upper and lower body workout.  Once I actually start working and can afford it (ha) I would definitely consider this as a supplement for my workouts. Love strength training!

PS. For fitness professionals they have discounted rates, so make sure to mention that if you end up buying any packages.


5. Huffington Post Part 2

Click here to read my second Huffington Post article that went up yesterday!

hp2I am off to make some oatmeal and prepare for the dentist. Always remember to brush friends! Have a great weekend!


  • What are you doing this weekend?
  • What was your last random grocery store buy?
  • Cashew, almond, or regular milk?

6 comments on “Five Things Friday #29

    1. I would say probably about a week but I end up using it before then. If it starts to taste bitter or sour I would toss it. Also make sure to shake it before use bc it will separate some while sitting in the fridge.

    1. It was a good workout, but I need to be careful with my form because if Im not I can forsee me injuring myself as I am known to do. Aside from that, it was short and sweet and I definitely felt it the next day!

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