Treat Yourself Tuesday

One of my favorite hashtags to see pop up on my Instagram feed is #TreatYoSelf.

Moooooostly because I absolutely love Parks & Rec, and the Treat Yo Self episode is one of my faves.

The other reason why I love to see the hashtag is because I love to see my friends taking some “me” time to enjoy themselves every once in a while!

When Becky decided to do a link up celebrating Treat Yourself Tuesdays, I knew I had to participate. Love this idea, Becky! Head on over to her post to see some other bloggers that have linked up today to share how they have been treating themselves this week.


Anyway, on to my #treatyoself moments of the past few days πŸ™‚

I have mentioned this before, but when my boyfriend and I broke up a few months back, I started to carve out time for myself every Saturday for some “me” time. Ever since, my Saturday morning routine has become something I look forward to every week!

I usually roll out of bed around 10 on Saturday morning (or earlier if I make it to sleep early, but this week I had friends over on Friday night), and this week was no exception. Normally, I will start my day with a long run, but since my 10K was the next morning, I decided to pass this weekend.

The next stop in my Treat Yo Self routine is always the Farmer’s Market! This was my first time being back in 2 weeks, since I was stompin’ grapes last weekend…since I hadn’t been back since my cast came off, 2 of my favorite vendors that I always pass through (Soil Born Farms and Crazy Gringo Taco Wagon Salsa) both commented on my cast being gone! They were so happy for me, haha. I love the community atmosphere at the Midtown Farmers Market.


Got a pretty good haul: Sunflowers, a dozen local eggs, 2 pattypan squash, my FAVORITE salsa (it was already half gone 1 day later), frying peppers, cherry tomatoes, purple potatoes, and corn, Somehow, I actually ended up with all Organic items this week, and the price wasn’t too bad- about $26 for all that you see here. (my beloved salsa is $6 and the flowers were $5, which accounts for a lot of it!)


The best part about Treat Yo Self days? Wearing what I like to call my “Saturday clothes” AKA lounge/gym/WTF attire πŸ˜›

For the rest of the day, I took my sweet time running errands and basically just doing whatever came to mind. I was planning on making a pizza from scratch on Sunday, and fancy Mac & Cheese (a Cooking Bucket List item!! More on that later!) for Monday Night Football…so I ended up at Grocery Outlet twice and Safeway once on Saturday, ha.

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I also picked up my shirt and packet for my 10K, and some amaaazing leopard print duct tape to fix my bike seat (the fabric/covering on it has been ripping for months, and the stuffing finally started falling out.. oops!). I think it looks pretty fabulous πŸ˜‰


I ended my “Me” day with an attempt to carb load before my Sunday morning race. I cooked up some whole wheat pasta with zucchini, tomatoes, corn, and turkey meatballs, and shredded some cheese all over it. Sooo good. I followed it up with a beer, practiced some songs on our piano keyboard (one of my favorite things to do to relax) and called it an early night!

The treats didn’t end on Saturday, though…I already shared this pic on Sunday, but I went and got a pedicure after my race. And for a mere $8 more, I upgraded to the “luxury” pedicure which included an exfoliating scrub, minty tingly mud treatment, and looootts of callous removal.


My favorite/least favorite thing about getting pedicures is that they always ask if I’m a runner or dancer, or some other kind of comment that indicates that I have gnarly feet. This time, I mentioned that I had just run a race and the woman asked me if I run every day. Um, no, but apparently my feet look like they do!! Oh well…all the more reason to #treatmyself to pedicures, right?

Hope you all had a great weekend and that you can find ways this week to….


21 thoughts on “Treat Yourself Tuesday

  1. I love Becky’s idea too! It’s fun to see everyone’s treat yoself posts.
    I would say that is a great deal for $26 at the farmers market. And that duct tape is adorable! It looks like the seat was bought that way.
    That’s so funny that they always ask you if you’re a dancer when you get a pedicure. I’ve only gotten a professional pedicure like 3 times so the odds are less likely for them to make comments but I bet they are thinking I have man feet because I do. They are huge and wide- I hate my feet!

  2. Hi Katie! I love your blog. Pretty funny, the title of my blog is “Treat Yourself” – words to live by πŸ™‚

    I stumbled across this post because I saw that you had commented on Carly’s Snack Therapy blog – one of my recent new favorite finds. And you went to UCSB, right? And I was your freshman orientation leader…small world!

    Anyway, great post and happy blogging!

  3. OMG I love everything about this post. Treat Yoself (obviously) and then the whole Saturday morning ritual! I am such an introvert that I need Saturday mornings to recharge and I typically go on a run and then to the farmers’ market (at least when it is summer here…) – No wonder we’re friends πŸ˜‰ Pedis are always so awkward – I just know they’re talking about how nasty my runners feet are! Yeah – I work out, got something against that?? πŸ˜‰

    • I know, it’s so nice to have a little bit of “me” time after a hectic week! And hahaha between running and wearing flip flops all the time, it’s amazing my feet don’t look WORSE than they already do πŸ˜›

  4. Haha I sympathize with the pedicure/running situation – when I cringed one time while getting my callouses scrubbed off, the woman stopped, looked at me and said “You need it.” Here, have an insult with your pedicure! πŸ™‚

  5. Your kind of carbo-loading = my kind of carbo-loading. I can never just eat pasta for dinner or else I find myself starving 30 minutes after dinner, so I ALWAYS add some veggies + protein in there. Plus cheese. Cheese is a must. I have to say, I love the idea of this Treat Yo Self slogan, and there is no better way than spending a Saturday morning at the farmers market buying fresh food to celebrate it!

  6. alexkenzielife says:

    I love Parks and Rec!! Treat yo self is one of the best episodes!! Pedicures are the best! Doing them myself is just not the same. I mean, I can do the nail polish part just fine but it’s so much more relaxing to have someone else give you a leg massage! Sounds like you earned that pedicure! πŸ™‚

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