I was hoping you would be waiting there for me lately

After work on Friday, Tim and I stopped by Shady’s for happy hour. We had a few beers, came home and ate dinner then we went to the cinema to see “Wish I Was Here.”

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We’re members there, so movies are only $5 a person, and we had a coupon for a free small popcorn. I absolutely loved the movie and would highly recommend it. I am so glad we went.

On Saturday, I got some miles in, ran some errands, then it was wedding time.

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Runner problems

The ceremony was nice and short and the rest of the wedding was okay, the venue was beautiful and I knew a few people, so that was pleasant.

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I had plans to run with my friend Tim in the morning. I felt fine when I woke up and I didn’t really eat anything weird at the wedding. However, after about three miles, my stomach wigged out. Oh god, it was awful and so embarrassing and we spent the next 11 miles taking breaks because my stomach was causing me so much pain. It was also really, really humid, we were both totally drenched after a few miles. And really thirsty.

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It was beautiful though, and its lovely having company.

Sadly, I spent most of the day battling my stomach. I felt so awful, and spent most of the day on the couch moaning. We ran to Costco and Target and then it was back on the couch. I could barely eat until about 4 p.m. when hunger overtook pain. It was not pleasant. I have no idea what is wrong with me, and neither does anyone else.

So, that’s fun.

Tim and I started True Detective, and yes, you are all right, it is awesome! We were watching it last night and then it started pouring, and the ceiling leaked in so many places, it just became comical. Ah, life.

How is it the last week of July?!

 

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Somebody threw that brick, shattered all your plans

So, as I mentioned briefly yesterday, my debit card number was stolen. Luckily, my bank caught it immediately and the biggest hassle to me is waiting a week for a new card. The scary thing is that I have no idea how it happened. I haven’t used it on any sketchy websites, and any time I’ve used it myself, I generally am holding it and/or standing right by a bartender as they swipe. There was one occasion recently in which the service was terrible, and we waited an awfully long time for our tabs and our cards to come back, which makes me very suspicious, but I don’t know for a fact. However, I am inclined to believe it is this establishment, and I will no longer be taking my business there.

It’s scary, I told a few people about it and so many of them had had it happen to them or to someone they know very recently. So, keep an eye out.

Yesterday’s run was awesome. I was so angry about everything, I took all my aggression out on the pavement and felt a million times better after. Plus, the humidity and dew point were low, it was so nice and cool for July. I wish it could be in the 60s year-round. Perfect. I told a newscaster that a few weeks ago and he didn’t air it. How rude.

Anyway, happy motherf’ing Friday. Tonight, I think Tim and I are going to go to happy hour and then walk to the cinema. I really want to see “Wish I Was Here,” even though it is getting less-than-awesome reviews. I don’t really feel like doing much tonight, so that sounds perfect to me. Plus, I suggested it and all.

Tomorrow, I hope to run and then take care of my normal errands before heading to Lancaster for a wedding. I’ve lost count of how many weddings we’ve attended, but I believe this is the last one I have to go to for the year. AMEN. It’s Tim’s friend, thus I won’t really know anyone, so I will be at the bar if anyone needs me. Poll: What dress should I wear? Poll: What are the chances I get zero responses?

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Truth: My mom picked them both out. I can not do anything for myself. Why do I always spread my fingers so far apart?

I am dying to go kayaking and/or go to Knoebel’s this year, but the weekends are quickly slipping away, so I am not sure its in the cards. Anyway, I am just really excited because I will see my best frieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeends next weekend!

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And sparks will fly in the summer air

An alarm clock that begins with the number “4″ is never fun. But it’s worth it. Seeing the sun rise and being soaked in sweat and riding high on endorphins before 7 a.m. is wonderful. I was covered in dead gnats and dried salt, but I sure was happy.
I’ve felt oh-so-frustrated about a few things lately. I am just tired of batting with my health, being depressed about my inability to lose weight, stressing about things completely out of my control and being at my wits end with something that I can’t disclose here. Most days I just have to remind myself to take it one step at a time. Keep up the healthy habits and chin up.
Do you know what a twee is? I didn’t, but my friend Kaylan emailed me and said “I think we are twee.” I couldn’t stop laughing after I read the article. It doesn’t even make sense, but it sounds much better than hipster. I am not a hipster, I don’t think I am really anything. Except yesterday before noon, three different people in my office made a comment to me about running, so maybe that is what I am. Maybe I am just a runner, which is okay by me. I guess at this point, I should feel like a runner, but sometimes I feel like a total phony and like someone may call me out on it. It’s the best compliment though.
When I got home, I had another medical bill. The dog threw up all over the living room yesterday morning, and as much as I tried to like him, I can’t stand him. And someone stole my debit card number, so I have been dealing with that all morning.
I just kind of need a vacation so badly.

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I felt uncool and hung out around the kitchen

Let’s just say the humidity is back with a vengeance. And thank you dew point for being 70. Yesterday’s run was not easy. But it was still a run. Which is better than most things.

I thought it would be fun to talk about my Stich Fix. I had read about it on several blogs, and when Liz told me she uses it, I decided to try it. I am really terrible at dressing myself and I always feel guilty about spending money on clothes. The majority of my clothes are from Target or the clearance rack at Limited. I first signed up for Stich Fix in May, and I was put on a waiting list. My first box came last week, and I subscribed to get them once a month. You pay a $20 styling fee, and receive five items a month. But if you decide to keep something in the box, that $20 goes towards your purchase. You have three days to decide what you are keeping and then you just mail the unwanted items back in an envelope they provide. Easy peasy.

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1. White dress- $88

Eh, I didn’t love it, and I don’t do well with white (#messy), and I didn’t feel like the dress did anything for me. Deny.

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2. Maxi dress- $88

I put this on and Tim immediately said “NO.” Once again, I didn’t think it was flattering and did anything for my shape. Maxis are tough for me to pull off, and I felt like it was just clinging to my gut. Deny.

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3. Shirt -$64 & 4. Jeans – $78

It’s hard to tell, but the shirt is really baggy and just hung on me like a burlap sack. I loved the jeans though. I don’t have a nice pair of jeans, so even though I cringed at the price ($78!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), I though it was about time I upgraded from the Forever 21 ones I bought five years ago. They fit so nicely. Also, I had to cut my face out of this one. It was bad. Deny. Keep.

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5. Sweater – $48

At first, I wasn’t sure about this sweater, because of the price ($48), but Tim said he liked it, and then when I texted my mom the pictures, she said “I LOVE that sweater!” so I decided to keep it. It’s super soft and light. I think it’ll be perfect for fall. Keep

I think it’s pretty cool and helpful to the fashionably-challenged. I am definitely going to keep receiving them for a while.

 Is this fun? Should I stop posting photos of myself? Why do you read my blog? Do you like running? Do you think its too hot out? Do you prefer winter? Should I run a fall marathon? Did you see This is 40 because Tim and I watched it on Monday and I thought it was pretty funny? Why do bloggers ask questions at the end of their posts?

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We’ll never feel bad anymore

Yesterday, I had my follow-up with my GI doctor. We now have the results of all tests, and nothing is coming back positive. He told me I have IBS (DUH.) and to come back in three months. I am so disappointed right now. I haven’t felt right in two years, why does he think I may magically feel better in three months? I just wish someone could help me. I want to feel normal. I don’t want to have near-constant stomach pain and be nervous to go out to eat and be constantly bloated. Ugh.

That put a damper on Monday, but I did get to leave work early, so that was nice.

My friend Jim emailed me this yesterday.

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One foot in front of the other, I suppose.

 

 

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And I can’t break away from this parade

What a great weekend.

On Friday, Tim, Liz and I walked over to Lindsey and Cass’ for happy hour. We hung out there for a while, taking a break to walk over to the food trucks. I was not impressed with the selection, but I was able to deliver Tim pulled pork, so at least he was content. It was good to see everyone and to chill for a bit. I tried the Sam Adams Blueberry Lager, which I enjoyed.  We didn’t stay too late, which my body appreciated.

Saturday, I ran some miles while Tim went fishing. I normally don’t eat before I run and am fine, but I totally boinked on this run. I had to take a break during the later miles to get some fuel. I was struggling. Luckily, the humidity and dew point have remained low, so that’s been very helpful. After I ran, I did my errands and got a trim. As much as it sucks to pay for a haircut every six weeks, my hair looks so much better. It grows so quickly these days.

I felt bad, but I spent the afternoon relaxing, catching up on magazines and just being lazy. I so rarely let myself do that, so it was nice, even if I did feel like “OMG I SHOULD BE PRODUCTIVE!” Tim and I ended up doing the trail race and it WAS SO FUN. As it turns out, Cathy had planned to do it with her stepdaughter, so Liz came too. I LOVED it. It was hard but such a great time. I could not stop smiling. “Can we do this every Saturday?” I asked. Tim said no. We stuck together for the whole four miles, and finished in 39 minutes, which I was proud of. The trail was hard. It was the perfect way to spend a Saturday night and I just remember feeling so happy. I love running, and I love people who run. One guy had a shirt on that said “I run therefore I am.” I want it!

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After the race, we were invited to take a dip in the creek, but it was way too cold. Tim and I said our goodbyes, showered quickly at home and then drove over to the Backyard Bash. My boss had given us tickets, so it was free food and booze for us. It was okay, we didn’t really know anyone, and I had to wait a half hour for pizza, so I was really cranky (I was hungry!). We hung around until 10, then bailed to go make food and watch a movie.

On Sunday, I did some easy miles, then Tim and I went to Costco, where I begrudgingly spent $530 on a new laptop. Groan. But, it’s done. After that, I met Sloane, Nadya and Alissa for some pretzel beers and then spent the evening hanging with my roommate.

I just love running and am so happy to be able to do it. I am sad its Monday.

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Let’s end thsi call and end this conversation

Good morning, sunshines.

Of course I am in a good mood. It is Friday. My second favorite day of the week, as of 5 p.m.

Last night, I had a kickball game in which we sucked pretty bad and I played pretty terribly. I had forgotten how awful I am at team sports, and this was a friendly reminder. I just lack basic coordination, and kicking, throwing and catching just aren’t things I can do.

Oh well.

Yesterday, I also got my Stitch Fix! I even took pictures of everything I got so I would have something to talk about here next week. I really like the idea since I struggle so much with dressing myself.

Tonight, my friends are hosting a happy hour at their place, so that’s where I will be. It had originally been a Beer Mile, but that was postponed. I was sort of disappointed, because I had so much fun last time we did one, but hopefully it will be rescheduled soon.

Tomorrow, I plan to go for a run, get a haircut and run errands, and then Tim and I are probably going to do a trail “race.” It’s called a race, but it sounds more like a trail fun run, because there isn’t any timing or prizes (minus first place). We both have wanted to get into trail running, so this seems like a great opportunity to check it out. Plus, its at night (6:30), so hopefully it’ll be a little cooler. Actually, the lower humidity and dew point this week have been so awesome, and much appreciated. Anyway,after the run, we have tickets to the Backyard Bash (My boss gave them to me), so we plan to swing by there and have a few beers, eat some pizza. I am really looking forward to tomorrow. Running, pizza and beer!

I am also going to look at laptops this weekend. I plan to just buy an inexpensive one to use for freelance work. As nice as it’s been to use a fancy-pants (ok, not really) Mac, it’s kind of a pain to share a computer.

TGIF.

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