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Yeah, I’m slacking. But how couldn’t I be? Just look at our living room!


I swear, couple that with what the kitchen and bedroom look like and it’s grounds for inducing a Val panic attack šŸ˜®

Thank goodness I have a full day off to make a dent in all this madness.

That’s not all I have been up to though. I’ve been doing this . . .

No, not prancing around like a dumb ass . . . Running šŸ™‚

I even bought one of these!


Edit: ANOTHER one of these.

I had 2 ancient Garmin’s waaaay back in the day before running was cool šŸ™„ I have been entertaining the idea of a new one for motivation as I am truly at a place where I am ENJOYING running and there was a sale on this one.

I feel like I’m on a spending binge lately caused by the looming wrath of debt coming up in my very near future. I might as well buy it while I have it . . . I think?

Other than major boring errands, Marie and I have another 5 mile ‘res’ trek planned for this afternoon. This will be the last run before the 5k.

I also have a special dinner planned that I am excited about šŸ˜‰

What have you been up to?

Today was a looong day.

I worked over 11 hours

Found out my car still has work to be done on TOP of the $400 I just paid

Had a nice lunch with Caroline

Got to sneak in for the dessert half of my grandmas birthday celebration at Houlihans

At first I wasn’t going to go, but I’m glad I did. My family is awesome . . . We are all very . . . unique. Marie and I split a caramel ice cream pie thing which was ok. We also had some brownie sundae too. My dads coffee came on a pretty cool plate, cool enough for taking pretty food photos. Somehow, Dad slid it over and it fell into my purse! šŸ˜® I didn’t realize until I was home . . . . . NOT!

I don’t advocate stealing, but . . . Who am I kidding, I cannot give any discretion here. I am evil. Sorry, I’m not sorry.

I came home to Chris who got me a cute little Halloween necklace just because. šŸ™‚

Why, oh why did I say I would work on my day off tomorrow? At least I’ll be home in time to discuss sugar šŸ˜‰


I know a lot of people do one mile in half the time or less, but this was the average pace of our 5 mile workout at the reservoir this afternoon!

Marie and I did 2min jogging and 3min walking the whole time. We usually start out good and finish walking the last mile and a half, but we were determined to keep our pace and we did!

We had a long warm up with Mom and Jill who also went but walked the whole way. We plan to do this once a week and shave a bit of time off each workout. I’m sure it will help us for our first ever 5k in November! šŸ˜‰

I feel awesome, and hungry!

We are taking Jill out to lunch for her birthday now at Surf Taco
. . . Even though her real birthday is today, we doing the whole cake and dinner thang tomorrow. But for now . . . .

Happy 24th Jill!


Teriyaki chicken wrap with pineapple chunks. Didn’t rock my socks but cured the hunger.

Not sure what’s in store for the rest of the night, yay šŸ™‚

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  • Ayla: My easiest dinner recipe? PB + banana sandwich. Takes 2 minutes which makes me a very happy girl.
  • kristisn: Yum! That looks like a great dinner.
  • Kate D: After two scarring experiences stuck in big city rush hour traffic (facing the wrong direction) while on vacation with my parents I totally understand

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