Fun Facts Friday

It’s been WAY too long since I’ve done one of these…

  1. I’ve started a new chapter in my life. ¬†So I got a new bracelet ūüôā
  2. I’ve been doing auto-immune paleo for almost a month, not strict 100% of the time. ¬†Not sure I feel better or not. ¬†I miss eggs and nuts.
  3. I got a new car.  Same thing, but different color and current year.  Long story.  Better for me.
  4. I accidentally found an awesome new pedicure place on Monday. ¬†I may be sold on it if this polish lasts. ¬†Yes, I know I tell people no pedicures during training, but I think that’s ok for a half.
  5. My next race is 10/20. ¬†I am not ready. ¬†It’s very hilly and hard. ¬†I slacked on hill training, I need to get back to it. I’ve really not been following my schedule (Hal) at all, minus the longs. ¬†The rest I am just doing whatever I want. ¬†I haven’t trained for a race in a really long time with a schedule. ¬†Like maybe 2 seasons ago was the last time.
  6. I am glad I ditched the Nike SF training plan.  It was WAY too many miles.  Hal is my dude, and I will continue to use his plans.
  7. Babies everywhere. ¬†My old supervisor, my old coworker, my cousin, and Dan’s sister are all having babies before the end of the year and they are all boys.
  8. I made my first diaper cake for my old coworker’s shower and it was SUPER cute. ¬†Not sure i’ll offer to do many more, but I was proud of that one.
  9. I all of a sudden have an addiction to La Croix.  Thanks Nicole.  Started with the coconut and now I have had almost all of them.  Have a case under my desk at all times for the last couple of weeks
  10. Girl’s weekend with my mom and sister ūüôā ¬†Is it 5 yet?

Lost the battle, won the war

Sometimes you just have to decide what’s worth the fight. ¬† ¬† In the end, I may have lost a few battles, and knew so going into it. ¬†Some things just aren’t worth the energy, frustration, stress, and time. ¬†If there is anything I’ve learned in the last few years, it’s not good for my health.

In the end, I won the war. Better for me all of the way around ūüôā


9 days since last blog post. ¬†Really? ¬†But really it’s kind of hard to write about things you promised not to talk about…

Not a secret that I am distracted by all that is going on in my life right now.   I keep saying that after next week, things will start to get better.  New start, new beginnings, opening new doors.

Everything happens for a reason ūüôā ¬†Even if I am the reason it happened, it’s for the best.

Life changes

It’s been a whirlwind of events in the last few weeks, which left me with no time or desire to write anything. ¬†Trying to take care of myself and work on ME.

I didn’t get a promotion I interviewed for, which I am ok with. ¬†I rocked the heck out of the interview and was runner up out of 9 people. ¬†I don’t dislike what I do now. ¬†I just considered a huge jump in title and responsibility may be something I needed to try for. ¬†¬†Everything happens for a reason. ¬† And frankly, with everything going on right now, it’s probably a blessing and a curse. ¬†(*snicker*, ¬†Drive By Truckers reference)

I didn’t go to Hawaii last week as planned. ¬†Instead I went home for the weekend and then a week in Houston. ¬†Before you decide to console me, it was absolutely the best thing I could have done. ¬†I was surrounded by friends and family that love and support me. ¬†I had an amazing time.

I got to have lunch and play time with my godson on Sunday. ¬†LOVE him! ¬†And I adore my BFF. ¬†I can’t see either of them enough!


I spent Sunday night and Monday all day with Nicole.    I started off with a sunrise run from her house.IMG_1442[1]

And then we ran errands and were lazy. ¬†It was awesome. ¬†Pedicures, Freebirds, and pool time. ¬†That’s the view from the pool we “borrowed”. ¬†That didn’t suck AT ALL.


Tuesday I spent some time on the boat. ¬†It was a lot of fun and relaxing (minus the mosquito bites I got all over my rear end). ¬†Most importantly, I got to hang out with 2 friends I don’t see much.IMG_1465[1]

My parents came to town for 2 days and we took in an Astros game. ¬†They lost in extra innings ūüė¶ ¬† My parents and I explored the Kemah area all day Wednesday and then we went our separate ways.


I had breakfast with ¬†friends every morning. ¬† I still didn’t get to see everyone I wanted to see, but I made the most out of who I DID see.

I REALLY tried to read more of my book, but the 2 pages I read in the diner on Wednesday morning was pretty much all that I accomplished there.


I did not think about or do any work AT ALL. ¬†This is huge. ¬†Not having a work iPhone any more also helps! ¬†I’ve found I miss the convenience of keep my email under control, but I don’t miss being tethered to it. ¬†I watched my coworker who now has it, playing with it yesterday in a meeting, and it drove me crazy. ¬†I am SO glad that’s not me anymore.

Now it’s back to reality. ¬†Work, long to-do lists, and being busy.

I know one thing that is for sure.  This fiscal year my goal is to not lose ANY vacation time (I lost 2 weeks this year at end of August).  I need to take more time for the important things.