Oh, there’s nothing better than waking up from a series of unseasonably warm days only to find the temperature has dropped off during the night — And by “dropped off,” I mean, “hit a point well below freezing that only crazy people would go running in.”
With the comfort that my running class would probably be inside, I enjoyed a bowl of oatmeal without a care in the world.
So then, imagine my shock upon getting to my running class and realizing that, yes, we were going outside. That evoked a serious “ugh” from the crowd…
I would have been ok if only I taken my own bits of advice on preparing for cold-weather runs. Alas, I didn’t, which meant I was stuck running multiple 400M “sprints” in my big (albeit lightweight) coat. Did I say “ugh,” yet?
There is no denying that I felt pretty good after I warmed back up — Nothing beats a morning workout, even if it is freezing and intense!
Two tests later (Idon’twanttotalkaboutit,butIthinkIdidwell…), it was definitely time for lunch.
Consumed: Big veggie salad with sautéed Brussels sprouts and dressed with Balsamic and hummus. Served with an orange and a chocolate chip granola cookie.
Pretty impressive lighting, considering this was taken in the middle of the journalism school, right? Yeah, well that’s because I crouched down next to the oh-so awkwardly placed window to take the shot.
There were people around.
Anyway, two classes, one happy hour-priced latte and one Fiber One bar later, I was more than ready to be home — Especially because there was a special treat waiting for me!
I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before, but a tragedy befell my house last fall: My dear blender just up and broke. I know, I know… Time has mostly healed those wounds, but I couldn’t help but feel the painful absence of a blender in my life. It wasn’t until Dan and I were shopping at the supermarket the other day that I noticed an incredible sale on blenders and decided I could live no longer without one.
To celebrate my new purchase, I made an inaugural smoothie.
How did I go so long without?
There were three other big, wedding-related highlights to the day: I bought my necklace, my hairpiece and invitations! I really want to share the details with you all, but I also don’t want to give just too much away to Dan. So, I decided it would be most appropriate for me just to give a very simple picture of the items, rather than what they look like in person/on. Sound good?
Necklace: The neckline of my dress complements a variety of types of necklaces. Personally, I wanted something with a little sparkle that didn’t pull too much attention away from the dress. That’s why I immediate fell in love with this beauty…
Hairpiece: I’ve always considered my style to be kind of natural-chic (others may beg to differ). That’s why wearing flowers in my hair just seemed right! However, I wanted to keep them the same color as my dress…
Invitations: The theme of our wedding is based around sunflowers, so I searched high and low for a design that I integrated the flower in. Finally I found the perfect one — And not a moment too late!
I love making progress like this! Next step is deciding on shoes — Any suggestions?
You can also check out my first wedding style report!
Questions: What kitchen appliance could you not live without? What popular kitchen appliance do you think is unnecessary?
I couldn’t like a day without the microwave, as sad as that sounds. I do some things the ol’ fashioned way, but the microwave really does come in handy!
I don’t have an electric mixer and am pretty ok with that — Plus, this helps me build arm muscles.
P.S. The “dragon” is hidden, because it does not exist in this post. I just couldn’t get that title out of my head!