Don’t use me for my body baby

Hi hello, how are you? Anyone out there?

Happy Friday. All the days kind of blend together anymore, it’s so strange. I just know I run on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and spin on Mondays and Fridays. At least, usually. But that is usually how I keep my days semi-straight. So, I know today is Friday. Whoo-hoo.

After slogging away on the treadmill on Tuesday, I was more than happy to take my body outside on Wednesday and Thursday. I usually split up those runs, doing the bulk of the milage in the morning, and a few miles at lunch. The reason is two-fold. One, I get to sleep in a little (5 a.m. whoo-hoo!) and two, I like to take my lunch break outside. Something about the fresh air and the endorphins really gives me a boost for the afternoon. On Wednesday, my friend Mike joined me for my lunch run, and it was quite enjoyable. I don’t often run with others for a variety of reasons (mostly, my unpredictable stomach), so it’s nice to sometimes risk it and have company. I’ve met so many intriguing people through running, and I think you really can learn more than you’d think by sharing a few miles together.

Semi-related, I was talking to my boss yesterday about how I just find other people so interesting. It’s why I majored in journalism, honestly. I love hearing other people’s stories and learning what makes them tick. It’s all so fascinating to me. In my life, very few people have ever bored me.

But right now, I don’t really want to be talking to anyone, as my mouth is currently peeling and blistered, and its very red and angry. It’s itchy and irritated. So, that looks really, really good. I am so annoyed, where do I even get these problems? My knee and elbow have also developed a rash. Pre-my face breaking out on Tuesday, my GI doctor told me he isn’t convinced I don’t have Celiac’s. My friend Ryan (a doctor in Philly) said skin issues like this are also a sign of Celiac’s. So, back to gluten-free for a while, as of tomorrow. Good itmes.

Ugh. Anyway, tonight, I think T-bone and I will rent a movie and make dinner. An out-of-town friend of his is crashing at our house, but not expected to get there until around 9, so we will probably just stay home. Unless I decide a happy hour at the bar is in order… decisions decisions…

On Saturday, I hope to run, and then I have to go back for a dress fitting. I know, I know, couldn’t they have done this last weekend? Oh well, I get to see my dress again. At night, Tim and I are meeting another couple for drinks and dinner, so that will be nice.

Sunday will be another run, tons and tons of work, and then it’s game night. Two weeks ago, after the marathon (feels like much, much longer!), we held game night at my next door neighbor’s. We all had so much fun, we decided we have to do it again… like this weekend. I can’t wait. The best part is that I can just stroll home whenever I feel like it and it will take me about 30 seconds.

That’s all, folks.

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Voices singing let’s be jolly…


Much better view this morning. Cold, with a temperature of 19 degrees and a real feel of 14, but with bearable winds. It wasn’t bad at all.
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SELFIE FOR MOM ! (Wanted to show mom I was wearing a shirt (actually both shirts) she bought me and that I was outside!) Note how I not-so-subtly cut out of my fivehead and sucked in my gut.

Weirdly, when I woke up yesterday, my lips and the area around my mouth were chapped behind belief. I have no idea why, maybe with sudden temperature changes or turning the heat on? The only thing is it really, really hurts. I was whining about it all day and then Tim smeared coconut oil on it last night and it felt a little better for about three minutes. I have the strangest ailments. It still hurts.

I had a GI appointment yesterday and my doctor thinks I have another disease, cyclic vomiting syndrome, on top of everything else. So, that’s fun, here are some more pills, see you in February!

He also said I am the healthiest sick person he knows. Compliment?

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I can’t believe its only November 18th and this happened today. With a real feel of 9 degrees, and winds up to 30 mph, what was a girl to do?

It’s going to be a long winter.

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Now you do what they told you

I said “yes to the dress.” (Is that what I am supposed to say?)


It’s not this one! I did like this one, but it was a little… much. Saturday was a long afternoon of being nearly naked in front of way too many people and parading around in some pretty ridiculous dresses. I wish we took pictures of some of the “NO!”s. There were some real gems in there. No, I do not want to look like J-Lo. But, just like everyone says, I put one on, and that was it. Nothing else compared.



This is not it either.

So, it was a tiring afternoon, but I am so glad it’s done. My mom said she knew I was going to find it that day. I am not really that hard to please. That sports bra tanline is going to look really good in late August. I’m not mad.

Anyway, the rest of the weekend was pretty great. On Friday, Tim and I met some friends for drinks.


We enjoyed a few, and then we went out to dinner. I had a gift certificate to a place we had never been, so went and  split a bunch of small plates. It was SO good. We ate every last bite. My favorite was definitely the butternut squash cider soup. Oh my lord. It was amazing. I wanted to just swim in it.

On Saturday, I had a delightful run. It was chilly, about 28 degrees, but the cold air feels so refreshing. Truthfully, this is my favorite weather to run in. I hate winter, I hate snow, but I love temperatures just a brink above freezing to run in. Throw on my shorts and a long-sleeve tech shirt and I’m as happy as a clam. I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather be or anything else I’d rather be doing.

After my run, my mom and sister came and we ate pizza and then, we met with Tim’s mom to go look at the dresses, as described above. After that, we bid farewell to Tim’s mom. and my mom, sister and I went to Troegs to have a beer and split some fries (I ate really healthy this weekend!). My sister had never been to Troegs, so she really wanted to go, and I am not one to turn down a Dreamweaver Wheat. Or two.


I was exhausted by the time I got home, so Sloane came over for a low-key night of some cheese, crackers, Chef and wine.  It was wonderful and I was sound asleep by 10.

On Sunday, I had another fun run, and then T-bone and I ran errands, met a photographer and fell asleep way too early.

So far, we have the venue, the church, the officiant, the caterer, the DJ and the dress. It’s like a never-ending to-do list, but I feel good.

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Last night, I had a work event that went until 10:30. One KL is very sleepy today. But it was a fun event, and I got to eat french fries for dinner. Hey, I like that.

Today, Tim and I are planning to either grab dinner or drinks somewhere. Tomorrow, I hope to go for a run, and then take care of a few errands, before my mom and sister come. That’s right. We are going dress shopping.

If anyone wants to talk about how painful that will be… And that’s coming from someone who just ran a marathon. Anyway, after stabbing my eyeballs out, I may get together with some of the girls, as Tim is fleeing town for the night. Understandably so.

Sorry, I am a zombie right now, and I think I have an ear infection, but AMEN, its Friday.

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Easing back into running. It’s been a stressful few days and  I just need it. I crave the fresh air and endorphins.

We’re nowhere closer to finding a photographer, but I think we have our DJ. I am so excited Thanksgiving is only two weeks away. I can’t wait for a few days away.


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Hope you find out what you are; already know what I am


Don’t mind me. Still smiling over here.

I CAN’T BELIEVE I AM REALLY GOING BACK TO BOSTON. I will be 30 and married by then, but okay! I AM SO EXCITED. I hope I am healthy, and can enjoy it, instead of you know, vomiting on the side of the road, crying and walking a large portion of it.


The only time I take selfies is when I have been drinking and want to say hi to my mom. She appreciated this from Sunday. I don’t know why my hand looks so weird.

Yesterday, I went to spin, and I know everyone is like, “You are crazy,” but honestly, I feel like moving my legs help so much. I am still a little sore, but I am itching to run again. I will take a few days off, I am not crazy like my friend Jim. Sunday was his 105th marathon and he went for a run on Monday. He is my hero.

Someday. I mean, I am at a whopping four fulls now. Tim said he is going to record me next time before and after, when I am a total disaster so that I stop signing up. In reality, I am a wreck before every race, even 5Ks.

Anyway, I am off today, so Tim and I scheduled a bunch of vendor meetings which sounds like a terrible way to spend Veteran’s Day, but I am happy to knock out a bunch of meetings, just hoping I don’t stab myself in the eye.

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