The good. The bad. The really bad. And the exciting.

Happy Friday, my friends.  We made it to the weekend!

I have a few quick updates to share  before I shutdown to drink wine/bake cookies.

Shall we start with the good?

I’m finally getting a haircut.  The appointment has been made for next Tuesday at 5:00pm and I couldn’t be more excited.  Perhaps I’ll look like this:

Instead of this:

Onto the bad

Tomorrow morning is our first official run of the 2015 CES Summer Marathon Training Program … And it’s supposed to storm.  All. Day. Long. Not ideal.

Onto the really bad

I have three cavities.  THREE.  I brush my teeth compulsively and this is not acceptable.  I’m convinced my dentist is trying to scam me.

Onto the exciting

L.S.D is getting a summer makeover!!  I’m in the transition process and am already loving the new look.  I am the least savvy person when it comes to anything technical so it’ll probably take me a couple weeks to get everything fully sorted out and up and running.  I can’t wait to share the new site with you all … Stay tuned for updates!

Hope everyone is having a good start to the weekend!

TGI … Almost Friday.

I love me a good long weekend … But they just make the following week feel so … Blah.

In less than 36 hours, I went from Chicago to Virginia to DC to Virginia to Charlotte to Houston and back to Chicago.

This is how I feel:

Tired

I’m tired.  I don’t want to think anymore.  And I need a cocktail.

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Hello, lovely 🙂 

You’re probably wondering what this beautiful concoction is … And lucky for you, I’m gonna tell you.

Deep Eddy Vodka + Diet OceanSpray + Chopped up fruit (which I ate out of the glass already)

It’s light … It’s simple … It’s refreshing … You get a nice buzz … AND you get 100% of your daily Vitamin C.  I promise you won’t be disappointed … Or sober.

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Side note – The caramels have nothing to do with the cocktail.  I just bought them because I plan on baking cookies this weekend.

Thanks for stopping in.  I hope you all are having a relaxing evening.  TGI …. Almost Friday, my friends.

That time I said no …

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I was just offered a warm, chocolate chip cookie on the American flight I’m on … And I said NO (thank you).  Always gotta be polite.

I have no self-control when it comes to dessert.  Like none whatsoever. And it’s especially hard to turn down those warm, gooey, straight from the oven, melt-in-your-mouth cookies after a long day of frantically running through airports trying not to miss every one of your three flights.

But I resisted.  And I’m so proud.  And I just had to share that.

As much as I love cookies, it’s fun to test your willpower now and then.

Aside from that big win, I also managed to get in a 5am run by the lake before heading out.  Cool view, right?  It’s amazing what photoshop can do 🙂 

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And then my limo picked me up so we could head to the airport.

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JK!

I took an UberX and I’m pretty sure the woman didn’t have a driver’s license.

Hope you all are having a good Tuesday!

Monday Night Confessions – Part 9.

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Once in a while, I take rest days … From Eve.

No shame.  It is what it is.

Eve is absolutely the best thing that ever happened to me and I love this dog more than words can describe.  We spend a lot of time together and I never thought I’d enjoy the dog park more than happy hour.  I’m obsessed with this little child of mine and 100% believe that we saved each other.

That said, I’ve been an independent woman for a while now and sometimes I just need some pure me-time.

At the moment, Eve is having a sleepover with grandma while this girl takes the night off.

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Wine. Cheese. The Bachelorette. And a seaweed mask.

Happy Memorial Day to me.

Race Results & Chocolate

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Dear Legs,

THANK YOU!

❤ Arthi

Guys … I ran so fast on Saturday!  I couldn’t be happier with how race day turned out.  Perfect weather … Well-organized … And I PR’d!  Official time: 1:19:40 … Average page of 7:58!  My watch was a little off but here’s the rough breakdown for those interested: 8:47, 8:23, 8:23, 8:13, 7:57, 7:46, 7:48, 7:43, 7:33, 7:20.  Not bad, right!?

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The rest of the afternoon consisted of some usual weekend activities.

Took Eve to the park so she could play with her best friend, Freddy.

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Did some housekeeping and stumbled upon my collection of race bibs.  A couple things to note … 1.) I swear I’m not a hoarder … 2.) I finally made my bed!

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Eve proceeded to spend the rest of the day acting a fool while I tried to decipher what goes on in her head.  Thanks for the new book, mom!

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Today is already off to a lovely start.  Eve and I headed out early for a slow, 5-mile recovery run and stumbled upon this place.  A chocolate cafe in Old Town … YES!  I’ll be heading there this afternoon if anyone cares to join 🙂

Have a good Sunday & Holler if you want to eat chocolate together!