This Week’s Wins

Scoring a sackful of seasonal Clif bars and Larabars at Kroger for 50 cents each!

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These shoes and these shorts

shoes and shorts
Love, love, LOVE my new Hoka Cliftons and Lululemon Run Times shorts.

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Birthday freebies

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This run

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Such an AMAZING run… which I think is due at least in part to my new shoes! It just felt EASY.

This little girl!

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Our new foster, Penny! More on her story later.

What’s gone your way this week?

Workdays Like Today Are My Reward for the Shitty Ones

I had to go back to Nashville today, but this time the main reason was for a training class for work.  We don’t have to do that often, but I always kind of enjoy it.  Not so much the class as just the opportunity to do something DIFFERENT!  To get out of the office!  And an excuse to dress in something a little cuter than uniform khakis and a company tee.

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The class only lasted slightly over two hours, but when you factor in the drive there and the drive home, that made it a 6-1/2 hour workday.  After the class was over at lunch, I checked in with my office to see if they needed me for anything.  They assured me everything was fine, so I took the rest of the day as personal leave and hung around Nashville a while!  Woohoo!

First thing I did was head to The Wild Cow, another vegan restaurant I’d heard amazing things about.  I ordered a chickpea salad wrap with a side of garlicky kale.  OMG, that kale.  I’ve never had it that way before.  Must. Copycat. Recipe.

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With a full belly and time to kill, I headed to one of my most favorite shopping spots and hit up a store that I’m often too cheap to shop in–LULULEMON!   But thanks to my travel pay for today, I was feeling a little less frugal.  haha  I’ve had to toss out a couple of running bras lately.  My favorite running bra that I’ve ever owned is a lulu, so I wanted to get another one like it, and try to find another pair of versatile, comfortable, black running shorts.  My favorite go-to Under Armour shorts have seen better days, so I wanted to scout out their successor.  I found a pair that I really like–the Run Times.  They are super comfortable and flattering… in the dressing room anyway.  Let’s hope for the same when I take them for a run.

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From there I went around the corner to Trader Joe’s!  I LOVE that damn place but so very rarely get to go!  I got a few grocery things hat I needed anyway plus several Trader Joe exclusives.  The jalapeno cilantro hummus alone is worth the trip.

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And I couldn’t leave without hitting up the beer aisle for a “build your own” six-pack!

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I’ve never tried any of those before, so I’m excited.  Especially so about that chocolate one.  Color me intrigued.

Pretty good practice for all those vacation days I’m gonna take this year, huh?!  🙂