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Monday Bullets
  • I didn’t bring my work computer home with me for the first time in a week. There are things I should/could be doing, but its honestly a relief not to worry about it (with the exception of work email I get on my phone). 
  • I’ve been feeling very thick lately. I thought I was just bloated, but it hasn’t gone away. Everything just feels bigger. I haven’t weighed myself in two weeks but prior to that my weight was on a downward trend. Basically, my head/body image needs to STFU. 
  • Two or three people today told me I didn’t look 100% or didn’t look well. AWESOME. Coupled with the half a dozen kiddos who went home after losing their breakfast or lunch, I’m currently terrified I’m coming down with something. 
  • That being said, I really don’t want any type of illness to get in the way of the 19.1 miles I’m scheduled to run between now and Friday. Ain’t nobody got time for that. 
  • Plus, I get to see Mogge on FRIIIIIDAY!!!! 
  • I’m mooning over this watch. I rarely care much about designers, but if I do, its Kate Spade. I rarely even consider spending that kind of money on anything, but a big part of me wants to come up with some reasons to buy it (aside from the fact I don’t own a watch). 
  • 6 miles on the treadmill tonight. I felt a little fuzzy (see the third bullet point) so I’m hoping that goes away. 
  • I also might be the worst coffee addict/Tumblr because I forgot to get coffee this morning on the way to work. WHO AM I?!
  • I can’t even think of how I should end this post…
nprfreshair:

Apparently it’s National Coffee Day!  Drink up. 
Check out npr’s coffee coverage. 

I want to be the Irish Coffee owl but mostly I feel like that Half-Caf owl.

nprfreshair:

Apparently it’s National Coffee Day!  Drink up. 

Check out npr’s coffee coverage

I want to be the Irish Coffee owl but mostly I feel like that Half-Caf owl.

(Source: driftingintheocean)

Life has been crazy. I worked until 10 p.m. most nights last week (except for my night out with Angela!). Likewise, this weekend has been equally as busy, but much more enjoyable. The only thing I would change about this weekend is having a few more hours for sleep and/or relaxing.

Friday - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with a friend for her birthday. 

Saturday - 12 pretty good miles (with minimal digestive issues!!!!!!). I spent the rest of the day in the kitchen making Beer Brownies, Lemon Pudding Cake, Buffalo Turkey & Bean Chili, and Salsa Verde Chicken. I was rewarded with whiskey gingers and Parks & Rec with a certain nerd. 

Sunday - a DELICIOUS lunch with Melissa. Of all the things this lady has fed me, I think this is my favorite. The curry was mouth watering and the salad was just as flavorful as it was colorful. It amazes me how easily we fall into deep conversation every time we meet up. Its seriously good for my soul. Plus, there was some Doctor Who and Breaking Bad talk (obviously). I got to meet Oswald! He’s a snuggly little purr monster and he makes me want a kitten. I shouldn’t. But I really do. 

In unrelated news, my sister sent me a snap of my niece singing All About That Bass. I can die happy.

This one time I accidentally matched the balloons at a school function. That one time was today (barely pictured is my royal blue skirt). But really that moment is irrelevant to the rest of this post.

I met up with The Internet and had a very lovely evening in Bishop Arts District with amft.

The food! There was a pear-and-lots-of-other-stuff salad and Smiley Pig pizza from Eno’s. Then I had a slice of the Drop Dead Gourdgeous (it was pumpkin pie…get it?!) from Emporium Pies. Everything was delicious.

We the meandered down to Whitehall Exchange for a drink (Moscow Mule for me and Lemon Drop Martini for Angela).

Conversation was great. Stories were shared, many many laughs, plans to meet regularly, plans to meet her other half (!), and plans to play a celebratory game of True American after we both successfully train and run the Dallas Marathon.

Rest days are the best days.

Sorry for the smirk. I am pleased. 

The security guy (and my fitness buddy at school) walked by my office as I was typing on my computer. 

Him: Keser, were you flexing just because I was walking by?

Me: Um…no…I didn’t even know you were there. 

Him: *raises his eyebrows* You don’t even have to flex for that? Nice!

He’s likely just encouraging my ego, but either way 👍☺️💪!

Sorry for the smirk. I am pleased.

The security guy (and my fitness buddy at school) walked by my office as I was typing on my computer.

Him: Keser, were you flexing just because I was walking by?

Me: Um…no…I didn’t even know you were there.

Him: *raises his eyebrows* You don’t even have to flex for that? Nice!

He’s likely just encouraging my ego, but either way 👍☺️💪!

Random Wednesday things…
  • Running three miles is not always easy, even for the most experienced runner, so when you have three effortless-singing-along-with-your-music miles, you feel eternally grateful. 
  • At the beginning of the year I set a goal to be a better listener. Today at training, I was praised for being a good listener. PROGRESS!
  • I realized today that I have two Tumblr dates in the next few days. Tomorrow is pizza and pie with Angela and on Sunday there will be lunch and kittens with Melissa. I’m not sure how I got so lucky!
  • I am very very VERY seriously thinking about attempting NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year, but am so nervous about balancing work, marathon training, family, social life, and writing 50,000 words of fiction. Its a big commitment, but its so rewarding and works those creative muscles that I haven’t flexed in awhile.
  • EIGHT DAYS UNTIL I SEE MY BFF. 

Get up early and run 5 miles, Ryan! You’ll be so proud of yourself. 

Oversleeps. Oops. 

Gets to the gym after work, checks training program, realizes its 6 miles today. Good thing I DIDN’T run the wrong number of miles this morning. 

Why does 6 miles feel so intimidating and 5 miles doesn’t? 

However, once I got going, it was a pretty great run. Breathing and legs were strong. Good tunes at the right moments and football talk on television. 

How could I complain?

Today was just one of those days where nothing really fantastic or amazing happened, but it still felt pretty great. 

Work is so busy, but I seem to be finding my passion for it again. I was seriously burnt out last year and it feels good so to come out on the other side of it. Must hold onto this. 

Arms, abs, and a speedy 3 miles at the gym today.

Nothing else to report except that I dominated in fantasy football this past weekend. Thanks Julio Jones. You’re a peach.

So this happened today. The wig was rather ill-fitting, as you can tell, but Operation Pretend To Be Elsa went well otherwise. 
I took the birthday girl out to the swings and when I turned around I had a couple of girls following me. Some kiddos whispered to their parents when I passed, others just stared, and nearly all of the adults laughed. 
I was, however, upstaged by a Minnie Mouse who looked like she walked right out of Disney World. Rude. 

So this happened today. The wig was rather ill-fitting, as you can tell, but Operation Pretend To Be Elsa went well otherwise. 

I took the birthday girl out to the swings and when I turned around I had a couple of girls following me. Some kiddos whispered to their parents when I passed, others just stared, and nearly all of the adults laughed. 

I was, however, upstaged by a Minnie Mouse who looked like she walked right out of Disney World. Rude. 

Those cupcakes might not be cute, but HOLY HELL. They’re delicious. 10/10 would recommend. Stop what you’re doing and go make them now. NOW. *Recipe makes a full dozen - just didn’t include all the ugliness in the picture. 
Saturday highlights: 
Heart to heart talks with my brother. 
I’m feeling 9000 times better than yesterday, although still very sneezy. 
Sneeze attack at Target led to a stranger a couple of aisles over says, “BLESS YOU!” Little things make me happy. 
Despite not feeling 100%, my 7 mile run was GOOD. I still had so much energy and my legs felt good so I tacked on 15 minutes on the stairclimber afterwards. I’ve missed that method of torture. 
After awesome run, my blood blister seems to have disappeared! I’m not sure what happened but there was almost zero evidence it ever existed when I took my socks off. ?!?
I stopped to grab lunch on the way home from my run and some rando dude eating his lunch said, “I hope you have a great day!” as I walked out of the door. He didn’t work there, he was just a patron. Random, pleasantness. 
DELICIOUS cupcakes. They deserve to be mentioned again. 
Let’s hope Saturday night lives up to the rest of today. 

Those cupcakes might not be cute, but HOLY HELL. They’re delicious. 10/10 would recommend. Stop what you’re doing and go make them now. NOW. *Recipe makes a full dozen - just didn’t include all the ugliness in the picture. 

Saturday highlights: 

  • Heart to heart talks with my brother. 
  • I’m feeling 9000 times better than yesterday, although still very sneezy. 
  • Sneeze attack at Target led to a stranger a couple of aisles over says, “BLESS YOU!” Little things make me happy. 
  • Despite not feeling 100%, my 7 mile run was GOOD. I still had so much energy and my legs felt good so I tacked on 15 minutes on the stairclimber afterwards. I’ve missed that method of torture. 
  • After awesome run, my blood blister seems to have disappeared! I’m not sure what happened but there was almost zero evidence it ever existed when I took my socks off. ?!?
  • I stopped to grab lunch on the way home from my run and some rando dude eating his lunch said, “I hope you have a great day!” as I walked out of the door. He didn’t work there, he was just a patron. Random, pleasantness. 
  • DELICIOUS cupcakes. They deserve to be mentioned again. 

Let’s hope Saturday night lives up to the rest of today.