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There Will Be Running

Even with all the eating and drinking over the weekend, I did manage to work out on Monday with the personal trainer. It was really similar to this Fireman workout. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a crazy hard workout and I can definitely tell I’ve lost strength since I haven’t been seeing my Crossfit trainer. 😦 

This workout kicked my butt and now my forearms are so sore from lifting the 150lb tire that it hurts to drive. I’m going to need something to keep my mind off the pain when I’m in the car.

That should do it.

Monday night, I was desperate for some girl shopping. So I headed out to the Premium Outlets with my friend, Klainie. I don’t have a recent picture of her, so here’s one from my Mexican themed birthday party a couple years ago.

And there was the hub’s 80s themed birthday party a few years before that.

It’s weird, but we wore our hair just like that when we went out shopping on Monday.

I bought a few things at not-so-outlet prices, including a dress from Gap that I wore yesterday ($50):

A watch from NY and Company for 40% off ($16):

(I used to hate big watches, but I love them now. Big watch lovers unite!)

And a necklace from Charlotte Russe ($10) that I’m wearing today:

I kept Klainie out way longer than I expected to but she’s probably rockin’ a few cute new dresses this week because of it. You are welcome for no sleep and new dresses, Klainie.

Last night, I didn’t necessarily feel like running but after slacking all weekend, I needed to get my butt in gear.

Mile Pace Incline
1 10:00 warm up .5
.50 mile  9:41 .5
1200 x2  (3/4 m)  9:41 .5
1000  9:23 .5
800 x2    (1/2 m)  9:05 .5
600  8:49 .5
400 x2    (1/4 m)  8:34 .5
400 10:00 cool down .5

Total miles: 5.75

If you know me personally or have read my blog longer than 2 days, I think you can guess what happened between the random first half mile and the actual speed work. I hate to ruin a surprise, but it rhymes with looping.

I walked 200s between each set, mostly because I didn’t feel like I could run them. The run felt pretty awesome except for the end part where my right heel starting killing me. The new shoes I ordered cannot come in the mail soon enough. If I don’t get them, I’ll have to run 14 miles Saturday morning in my Asics and those start to suck at mile 7.


I like my runs at the gym because I watch shows I would never otherwise watch, like the new 90210, and learn things I never would have known, like how Kelly Lynch is still acting and hasn’t changed her hair in 20 years.

I also broke my bad movie streak with not one, but two good movies. Over the weekend, hubs and I watched Idiocracy.

It’s an older movie, 2006 I think? I mean, it’s stupid. But it’s funny.

And last night, we were up until 1am watching The Fighter.

Amy Adams was great and Christian Bale was ahh-MAZE-ing. It’s crazy how buff he can get for American Psycho and then dwindle down to nothing for The Fighter and The Machinist. Love him. Even though he’s an ass.

What actor do you love that seems like a total dbag off-screen?

Any movies you won’t watch because of a certain actor? (Anything Sean Penn does off-screen makes me want to punch him, so it’s hard for me to want to stare at his stupid face for 2 hours in a movie.)


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The Girly Shopping Post

*Warning: Girly stuff ahead. Men, I’ll see you next post*

I’m not a big fan of shopping. I like buying new things, but I don’t like the effort I have to put into getting them. That’s why I love shopping online. Clothes come right to my door, I can try it on in the comfort of my own home whenever I feel like it, and don’t have to deal with crowds, dressing rooms, driving, and parking.

With that said, yesterday I did more shopping than I’ve done in the past two years (not including Christmas shopping for others).

If you want to spend a ton of money, I highly recommend shopping with Michelle. She knows only two phrases:


I hate disappointing her, plus she’s a mom, so you have to do what she says.

Michelle and I went to Florida Mall. She picked me up, which was a total bonus. I LOVE when other people drive.

Fun fact about Michelle: She is an ANGRY driver. You really have to experience riding in a car with her to understand the level of angry. And it’s not just when she’s driving, She’s angry when others are driving too.

When we arrived, Michelle channeled her inner child with an Orange Julius and I got a mini Banana Cream Pie blizzard and a Diet Coke. (Michelle thought that was hilarious.) I got that same blizzard on my honeymoon in Hawaii and it was better than my favorite (Oreo). So I’ve been waiting over 2 years to have it again. I finally give in and it wasn’t as good as I remembered. My friend Chris pointed out that a Brussel Spouts blizzard would taste better in Hawaii.


I also highly recommend Florida Mall if you’re 5’9″ but enjoy hand dryers short enough for  5 year olds.

Here’s the damage that was done:

Forever 21

This shirt is the only thing that fit me in the store. You must be 5’2″ and weigh 80lbs to fit in anything, so I bought it on principle. ($12.80)


I LOVE the Asian necklace. SO cute. And so me. Smile 

  • Asian necklace: $2.80
  • Leaf necklace: $3.80
  • Earrings: $3.80
  • Turquoise necklace: $3.80




Michelle and I bought the same jeans so we could start “Operation Twinsy” and do our home-movie remake of Parent Trap. These were on sale for half price: $35.00. I love me some Gap jeans.


I know. Impossible to tell us apart.

Anne Taylor Loft

Everything in the store is 40% off right now (no coupon necessary). I don’t remember the prices of these, but I’m sure they were more than the $5.00 I like to spend on any article of clothing.


Salmon colored dress: $35.00. I think it needs a brown belt or something now that I see it on me. I do think the Spiderpig poster helps accentuate the look.

These shorts are light pink and I can’t remember the price. I know they look like they used to be white and I’ve been wearing them for years, but rest assured they are new.


Big clunky ring ($10) so when I wear it, every guy I know will say, “that’s a big ring.”

Happens every time.



I wish they had these shorts in more colors because I would have bought more. They had white, but my Hello Kitty underwear would show through.


Old Navy

I think this one was $20.00. This dress is way cuter in person.



Now my wallet looks like this except it’s pink and there’s not a strange man opening it up.


Since we are on the topic of new clothes, I bought a dress online last week and it finally came in the mail.

I have no occasion to wear it. At all. I just loved it and saw a purchase button and clicked. It’s a little small, but I’m too lazy to return it. So I’ll pretend I’m going to lose that 10lbs I’ve been trying to lose for 2 years now so I’ll be able to fit in it when the occasion presents itself.


I need a tan.


Eh, close enough.

What did you buy this weekend?


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