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Driving Like a Granny and Taking a Break

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Good Morning!

Last night was yet another late night.  How is it that whenever I make it a goal to go to bed early, everything in the world occurs in the later evening hours forcing me to stay up late…Oh well!  Here’s to trying again tonight 😉

At least I had a good excuse for why I was up late last night.  I got my first haircut at the salon my sister works at, Salon Orange Moon.


That’s my sister cutting hair!

The salon has a very welcoming and cool feel, and has a crisp look because of the bright orange and white color scheme matching their logo.

My sister has cut my hair numerous times, but it has always been in a bathroom, kitchen, or at school.  I was so excited to have my first experience at her salon.  So many of my friends have gone to her and rave about her, and I feel like I was the last one to join the loop.

She began the treatment with a head and neck massage (much needed!), then took me straight to the wash tank where she massaged my head as she washed it.  The haircut I got was just a simple trim because I am growing it out, but she used several products on my hair that made it silky smooth!

I was definitely tired by the end of it because we didn’t start until a little after 8pm, but it was worth it!

Driving Home

I have never thought myself to be an amazing driver by any means.  People who ride with me often comment on how close I sit to the steering wheel, how non-agressive I am at the wheel, and many other things.  Well, if I had any doubt in my mind about my driving, last night sealed the deal.

I was simply driving home from my hair appointment with Brenna, not thinking much about the speed  I was driving, but making sure not to go over the speed limit…when I noticed bright lights in my rear view mirror.  The car behind me was getting awfully close.  I didn’t want to speed up though because I was content with my speed, and I didn’t want to go over the limit.  Then, the car passed me…and it was a cop.  Apparently, I was driving too slow for even a cop to follow me!  Remember, I wasn’t under the limit, just right at the limit.  Oh well!  At least I didn’t get a ticket…

Taking a Running Break

Lately, I have been training for my second half marathon.  The race isn’t until September, but I really want to feel good during the race and run the half marathon sub two hours.  I think that those are pretty obtainable goals

My first half marathon last September

Saturday, I completed a nice 8 mile run, and last week I was able to fit running into my schedule.  This week, it just doesn’t look like that is going to happen, so I decided to take a one week break from running and focus on trying to fit more sleep into my routine.

Now, whenever it comes to skipping a workout, I always get a little pang of guilt fluttering in my stomach because I am rarely the one to quit, stop early, or not follow through with a commitment.  I have had to remind myself that although I am not running this week, I am completing other workouts, and that rest is just as important as work…especially when trying to obtain a goal such as increase my speed.

It is far enough out from the race that this week won’t have a negative effect on my training, and my body needs the extra rest more than it needs to log the miles right now.

So, my goal for today (and the next day and the next…) early to bed!

PS:  Don’t forget to submit questions for an upcoming Q and A post!!

Do you ever skip a workout in order to give your body more rest???

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Apples to Apples and Congrats to My Sister!

Good Morning!


Last night, Brian and I headed out to a little area in Indianapolis called Broad Ripple that has a ton of cute restaurants, bars, and shops.  We met our friends there for a drink to celebrate Jenni’s, a good friend from Butler and one of my sorority sisters, birthday.  They had rented the game Apples to Apples for us to play and we had a blast!!!

I haven’t played that game in so long, but once we started I remembered that I like to look at the green cards that I have won and think of them as describing my personality.  Last night for the longest time my two cards were “harmful” and “corrupt”…I would like to think those are not true personality traits for me!

It is always great to see friends that I haven’t seen in a while!



This morning, I had another bowl of buckwheat!

Today’s bowl was a mixture of:

  • Buckwheat
  • the second half of the packet of Justin’s Maple Almond Butter
  • 1 Tbsp of pumpkin
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 2 Splenda packets
It was sooo creamy and tasty.  This bowl will definitely be appearing again.
My knee started to hurt a little baby bit last night, so I decided that I was not even going to try anything today when it comes to working out and my knee especially since I have to work tonight.  I opted to make today more of a rest day in hopes that tomorrow I can get back in the groove my completing a short ab and arms workout.
  • 8 minute abs video
  • 10 regular pushups
  • 15 tricep dips on chair
  • 10 regular pushups
  • 15 tricep dips on chair
Not the usual sweaty routine that I thrive for in the morning, but better than nothing!
Brenna’s Graduation!
Today, my sister graduates officially from Paul Mitchell School of Hair and Design.  She completed her hours about a month ago, passed her state boards exam a couple of weeks ago, and now is able to have her final ceremony!
Here are some sibling pics in honor of Brenna’s special day.

This picture is an oldie!

Weird Habit
For Brenna’s graduation, we are going to lunch as a little celebration.  Me being the planner that I am, I have a weird habit of needing to know where we are going out to eat so that I can look at the menu and nutritionals online before we even get there.  I am so indecisive that I often still have no idea of what I am getting when we arrive to the restaurant, but I still “need” to know beforehand where we are going….is that weird?
Do you like to look up the menu and/or the nutritional data before you head out to eat???