Just FYI I am a neutral runner and I can wear more minimal running shoes. However I need more support and cushion for my longer runs. I always keep two in rotation to avoid injury and they serve different purposes.
Let just say I am still in shock. Wednesday I volunteered to take my friend’s spot in her marathon on Saturday. Being a planner this was very spontaneous to say the least. I haven’t run a marathon in 2 years but have one on schedule in October. I can pull a half marathon out of my butt but a marathon, that’s a whole other story. I won’t do a whole recap of the race. How I did it I am still not sure. However, I stayed positive the entire time and just enjoyed it- which is not like my normal self. I am extremely competitive so the fact that qualifying for Boston was a possibility with how I was feeling and my pace I just couldn’t help it.
3:23 was my official time. I qualified but in someone else’s name. . .
Made paleo protein pancakes but added enjoy life chocolate chips. Everything is better with chocolate. The best part was coming home to a note from Brown Haired Boy since he was working and couldn’t come to the finish line.
He bought the flowers after he found out that I qualified for Boston. It’s pictured in bed because that’s where I was all day yesterday and today to be honest.
Birthday is also in this title. I am a birthday whore. Not sure exactly what I mean by that but I love everything about them. I enjoy making big deals over them. I believe in birthday week and if we are being honest I celebrate it the whole month of June. This year I am trying to tone it down a little bit. I mean I am getting older so it shouldn’t be that big of a deal right. . . who am I kidding.
I told BHB that I didn’t want anything other than dinner at Tortilla Bar. Yes I cannot get enough of that place. I’ve probably been 4 times since my review on it. In case he does decide to get me something or anyone else for that matter, here are some ideas:
Taking me to Lululemon, Anthropologie, J Crew, Nordstrom, Whole Foods, or Trader Joe’s will make me happy as well!
Next time we can talk about the birthday treat! I am all about creating healthier indulgences however my husband is the opposite. It’s all about balance between me and him.
Time for an ice bath. BHB loves pour the ice on me, rude.
Whoever says they do not get a high from shopping is a liar. Whenever I need an instant boost of energy or mood changer I will shop. Whether it is online, going to my favorite food or retail stores it doesn’t matter, they all work. Its an expensive addiction let me tell you. One that my husband does not understand. I can do it all day long.
I definitely love deals and cannot pass up on them. However I can be very indecisive and take a while to choose what I want. Ask anyone I usually have 10 items in my shopping cart and can take up to 2 weeks to narrow them down through elimination and addition.
I need a budget. We can discuss that for another post. Brown Haired Boy will definitely appreciate it as well.
Lets just say I went a little crazy this spring. However I was trying to build up my side business of being a rep for an amazing company so I don’t really count that. I mean that’s an investment! But then again you can say that about a good quality closet right? Okay I might sound ridiculous but I love it. It is my passion aside from fitness and food.
This does not include the items I’ve bought at my favorite boutique down in the Riverwoods because I cannot find those items online.
Now to the good stuff: