Free Friday

by LCCotter on February 11, 2012

G’day. Or G’day Friday for most of you. Hope you are unplugging by now and reading this only if you are bored. Just kidding. But really, this weekend take the time to UNPLUG! GET AWAY and GET OUTSIDE!

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That’s what we call our Free Friday. You see, Friday’s are the hubs’ recovery days. This means rest or a light workout. Perfect before a weekend of LONG HOURS of training, yes? Yes!

And perfect because I persuade the hubs’ to go explore with me. Doesn’t matter where, just getting out and seeing the country.

This means NO CELL PHONES, NO RADIO, NO INTERUPTIONS. Just us, the road, time to catch up, and beautiful scenery.

So cheers to Free Friday and cheers to a FREE WEEKEND! I hope you take one day/hour/minute to do the same.

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Now turn off the computer and GO EXPLORE!

cheers,

LC

Winking smile

p.s.

excuse any grammar mistakes. No time to edit properly. Oh well.

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 11, 2012 at 1:00 am

I’m so glad you guys went out on a little adventure! I’m going to try to convince my guys to do the same here some time this weekend! Enjoy the rest of yours!

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 1:53 am

oh i can’t wait to hear about the family outting. you guys are so fun!
p.s
LOVE the hair

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Kris February 11, 2012 at 1:07 am

sounds lovely! right now I am (sort of) the opposite, I have so little time online these days, I’m missin’ all my friends! <3 <3

so part of my downtime and fun includes getting online for a bit, to catch up and say hello! but yes… I plan to get out and enjoy this weekend too!

much love to you!

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 1:50 am

i totally get that. enjoy catching up and reading. love you!

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Abby February 11, 2012 at 1:15 am

That looks awesome! We just got hit with a big snow/ice storm, so driving is minimal, meaning I’m plugged in more than i would like, but I’ve turned my brain off. Does that count? ;)

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 1:51 am

ugh, not good weather. stay warm and don’t think too hard, k?

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Allie February 11, 2012 at 1:36 am

You look so happy! What a great way to spend Friday :)

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 1:56 am

just wish our pup was here too! whats happening with you this weekend? jimmy time?

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Shannon February 11, 2012 at 1:43 am

But it’s really, really cold outside! (not even supposed to hit 30 tomorrow). Can I just come visit you? Seeing all your pictures make me want to visit NZ a thousand times more than before!

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 1:55 am

even better!!! come now, before the cold hits there. xoxo

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Katherine February 11, 2012 at 2:56 am

How pleasant and fun for you! I spent the evening alone watching DC Cupcakes and Pinning things. What a nice night to just be with myself (and the dogs, of course.)

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 6:55 am

that sounds perfect to me! girls night!

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Lou February 11, 2012 at 3:44 am

Love Taylor’s…. my Dad knocked out his front teeth surfing there, hehe. Bummer about the trails being shut… there’s some wicked ones round there. Love the FREE FRIDAY… such a good idea – me and Misty just enjoyed a 1st birthday party at the beach, complete with bright yellow cupcakes…. yip Sid is bouncing off the walls on SUGAR :) Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 6:54 am

i remember you saying that about your dad. Too funny!

Oh misty, sugar is the devil. haha.jk. Hope he burns out soon and sleeps for your sanity!

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Katie February 11, 2012 at 4:24 am

Next year I’ll be able to spend weekends outside. I hope. :(

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 6:28 am

i hope so! cold is NO FUN!!

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sophia February 11, 2012 at 7:10 am

You’ll be proud of me…stayed off the computer for hours today…because I had a multi-course dinner that spanned for 5 hours!

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 6:23 pm

beyond proud! just wish i could have joined you.
;-)

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Tina @ Best Body Fitness February 11, 2012 at 11:28 am

Enjoy your weekend, my beautiful friend!

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 6:24 pm

you too friend. Snuggle up with those cute kiddos and unplug.

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Nicole February 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I love the idea free friday but i would prob do it over the weekend! need to do this with no cell phones, twitter, etc.

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 6:24 pm

yes! hope you are doing it now. YEA!

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Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) February 11, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Reading this a day late but I hope to incorporate this same philosophy today!!

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm

good! i hope you don’t read this reply till monday. haha.

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Jen@FoodFamilyFitness February 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Went to the gym first thing this morning and once my family is up, the computer will be off for the day, too much to do today! I generally un plug on the weekends and it’s so nice :)

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 6:26 pm

at least the gym session is done. phew! happy family time!

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Bre February 11, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Free Fridays are brilliant! :) I love the exploring you do becuase it means the most fabulous photos for me to live vicariously through you two! ;) thanks for sharing all these gorgeous photos with us. looks like a perfect day!

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 6:26 pm

haha, i love my camera for that reason and of course for a coffee stop along the way!

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Heather (Where's the Beach) February 11, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Perfect! I will be mostly unplugged today, but not for any fun reasons. Lots of housework happening around here this weekend.

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 6:27 pm

feels good to just catch up on that stuff, enjoy!

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Kristabel@RaceReady February 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm

It seems like most cyclists take Friday really easy and then hammer away for hours on the weekend (sometimes Saturday AND Sunday). Going two days in a row hard was a big adjustment for me because I NEVER did that when running. Yesterday I crossed paths with one of my favorite teammates just as I was starting my recovery ride and we had such a nice time just cruising along together. I love that you guys get out and really take a break from the routine.

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 6:28 pm

yes, its a fun recovery day. love those coffee shop rides. ya know?

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Kristabel@RaceReady February 11, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Ya, especially when you have a big ride to look forward to!

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Kath (My Funny Little Life) February 11, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Aww, I love this. I also love long walks in the nature. Buuuuuut … it’s soooo cold outside over here. It almost *hurts* to be outside. :( I can’t wait for spring to come, and then walking walking walking will be back in my life! :D

I’m going to the sauna with a friend later, so that’s my going out for today. ;)

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 6:29 pm

oh i love the sauna, i might have to go today just because you said that. Enjoy!

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Lisa February 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Happy Weekend, friend :-)
I’m not unplugging for the whole day…and it’s way too cold to go outside…but I’m definitely going to relax and do nothing for a while!

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm

cozy up by a fire and read a good book then. Cheers!

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Nicole February 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Okay, but only because you told me to : )

Nicole

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 6:31 pm

yes, i told you to and i will tell your kiddos to give you some quiet time, k?
;-)

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Nicole February 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Yippee, I’ll tell them you said so :D

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Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food February 11, 2012 at 5:28 pm

It’s so important to remember to unplug! It can feel so liberating! Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 6:31 pm

i agree! it’s funny how hard it is for us to do but once we do it, we feel free and restored!

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Tara February 11, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I’ve been taking a bit of time off of blogging and technology and it’s quite nice!! I mean, I love blogging but I love the real world too. I hope the weekend is refreshing for you guys!

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 6:32 pm

i have noticed and i love that Tara. Keep the real life coming first. Love you lady!

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Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete February 11, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I would LOVE to! But, this strep isn’t going away as fast as I would like it too. I do plan on getting in some reading from an actual book this weekend though! :)

LOVE the message. I tell my friends that all the time. Life is WAY too short for you to sit in front of a computer all the time. Maybe that is why my posting frequency has gone down quite a bit as well. ;)

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Strep!!!? Not good. Stay warm and cozy inside with a good book. And when you do post by the way, they are always quality. Quality over qauntity, right?

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Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete February 12, 2012 at 12:02 am

Here, here! ;)

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Heather @ Better With Veggies February 11, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Haha – “stop reading my blog and go have fun”!! :) I’m done with my workouts for the day and just taking a break before heading out to do just that. Have a great weekend!!

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 11:09 pm

good. now enjoy every little penny!

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raina February 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Beautiful! Have a great weekend! :)

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 11:09 pm

happy training weekend friend. how’s all the recovery going?

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Heather @ Dietitian on the Run February 11, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Gorgeous, as always! Love that we’re seeing little bits n’ pictures of the country, thanks to your explorations :)

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 11:10 pm

just trying to lure you here more and more.
;P

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She Rocks Fitness February 11, 2012 at 10:58 pm

High-Fives to disconnecting and getting outside! :) I’d love to join you, so enjoy the fresh, warm, and sunny air, cause it’s cold and dreary here in Jersey. Enjoy your weekend and talk soon via e-mail! xoxo

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 11:09 pm

maybe you can join me in AUSTIN!!!!

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Sarah @ The Healthy Diva February 11, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Lindsay I really needed this!!! it’s a beautiful day and I need to get myself out the door and go explore…hope you guys have a great weekend

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 11:10 pm

good! go take lots of pictures and just explore!

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Jess @ Blonde Ponytail February 12, 2012 at 12:12 am

Your FRIDAY sounds perfect and a wonderful to commit to each other. I really like this! I feel like I am busy checking my phone EVEN when Spencer and I are watching a show….ridiculous. Thank you for the reminder and example!

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LCCotter February 12, 2012 at 7:23 pm

hope you are still disconnected friend! We all need it!

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Kris | iheartwellness.com February 12, 2012 at 12:27 am

I love that you’ve been exploring, that’s what I need to do more of around here, but I’ve been so busy and outdoors has not been my thing lately…booo!!!!

xxoo

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LCCotter February 12, 2012 at 7:24 pm

get out and get some Vit. D love! You deserve it.

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malita February 12, 2012 at 2:24 am

so gorgeous, so jealous. unplugging is good and necessary in order to not become one of those freaks that can’t go 1 minute without their phone

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LCCotter February 12, 2012 at 7:23 pm

if i ever do become one fo those freaks, just slap me. not too hard though.
;)

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teabagginit February 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm

i love spending a few “free sunday” minutes with your blog! i hope the exploration was fantastic!

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LCCotter February 12, 2012 at 7:24 pm

now if only that could happen in real life. :-)

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jobo February 12, 2012 at 6:46 pm

sounds like perfection! Hope you enjoyed every minute, as I suspect you did :)

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LCCotter February 12, 2012 at 7:23 pm

and i suspect you did too? :)

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dorry February 12, 2012 at 8:03 pm

hope you’ve had a great weekend, Linds!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:58 am

i did! and i missed you! aargh, i tried to call but it was hard to get the phone. Are you free soon? love you!

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Klh February 13, 2012 at 1:08 am

Love the pics as usual! I definitely unplugged a bit more this wknd and enjoyed :)

<3

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:58 am

good! we just need to do it together next, right?

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Rach February 13, 2012 at 3:54 am

Mmm… I need a Friday like that! Just unplug and go. What a wonderful idea!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 7:00 am

you sure do Rach! youre super busy so make sure you get that time with the hubs, just you two!! Love ya.

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish February 13, 2012 at 4:39 am

Oh, Lindsay, it sounds like you had a delightful Friday! I hope the rest of the weekend was just as fantastic! There’s nothing like getting away for a few hours; escaping our technology-driven world, and appreciating everything that is NATURAL and beautiful does wonders for the soul. xoxo <3

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:57 am

i sure hope you did the same sara. You deserve it!

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Jess February 13, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I think I did a pretty good job of doing this over the weekend. I’m trying more and more often to stay off bloggy land, off twitter (for the most part) and away from things that distract me from my IRL life. It’s hard to break that habit – it’s definitely a work in progress for me – but it just makes the weekends much more richer and fulfilling and whole. I love it. I hope you enjoyed yours to the fullest!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:34 pm

you have been m inspiration for that lately, so thank you! hows the barre9 coming? do you start soon?

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