Monday, January 7, 2013

Weekend Roundup and a Blister

Happy Happy Monday everyone. Back to a FULL work week and no play - boo:( Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I know Kim and I started our Friday night off right with a super sweet Keek rap off. This Friday she is coming at me with some Bone Thugs & Harmony - I will be dishing her right back some LL Cool J;) and we will see what goes from there. "We're not against rap, We're not against rappers, But we are against those thugs..thugs..thugs...":)

Friday...
Keek rap off was in full effect, Cotton Bowl, and then watched "The Waterboy" ~ started my Adam Sandler marathon off right...

Saturday...
I was in dire need of a good run. Not a fast PR type of run - but a long - listen to music - breathe in some cold air - sweat like a pig - think long and hard type of run. I found my old school college hat and decided to go with the "braids"... and have to say - my hair was NOT flopping around. Since my hair is getting pretty long these days - it is hard to find a good way to wear it when you run. It is thick and weighs down the ponytails, I can't do all down, and/or the bun flops around on my head. I will be keeping with this look.



I was pretty happy with my time/distance. I was hoping for seven but made it eight - oh yeah... I didn't look at the Garmin until the end... probably best I didn't. Saturday evening consisted of 5 p.m. Mass solo and two more Adam Sandler movies - "Big Daddy (meh), and "The Wedding Singer" (my ultimate favorite) and I watched some Mizzou vs. Bucknell basketball - WINNING.

Sunday...
Woke up early and met my girl Laura for a 5 miler. I love running with my girl - we get to chit-chat and vent. It is like FREE therapy with make-up lessons, hair stories, nail polish swaps, etc... all rolled into one. I think we BOTH needed this time. She is under much stress right now and getting out there and hitting the pavement is one of the BEST ways to relieve stress, in my opinion. We ran and talked the WHOLE time - until the end and that dang hill. GAH! I opted for the braids again and my Under Armour turtle neck - love that shirt.



I didn't think I was going to run this one very fast, because I had not drank a ton of water after my run on Saturday - but I faired well otherwise. Came home and took my shoes off to see this. PUKE...Yes a huge blood blister - I need new shoes so bad I can taste it. I can't wait for the link-up tomorrow - I HAVE to get new shoes THIS weekend. My half-marathon training starts on Sunday. I have a 4 mile race on the 26th of January with my girl Kim from "Growing With The Gilmores" and then two races coming up in February. Shoes are a MUST...

Runners feet suck in my opinion - puke... 
I finished off yesterday with a great nail salon visit with my Elle Bell, a 45 minute bone soak (bath), Bio-Freezing my hamstrings up, and then Football all day. YAY!!!!!!! Elle chose blue and gold for her nails and toes:)
On a side note - a few things...
You all know I don't watch much television unless it is sports related, the news, or Duck Dynasty... but I do have a secret to tell... I am obsessed with this show and it is BACK tomorrow. Any PLL fans out there?


I think I have finally found my bikini for #operationredbikini... You like? It's at Nordstroms. I wanted to do something with "color" and this is too cute.


Oh and don't forget the link-up tomorrow. I "think" I am going to vlog it. YAY!!! Come on people - mama needs a new pair shoes....

Happy Monday Lovelies

PLL fan? Do you get blisters from running? Braids?

34 comments:

  1. That swimsuit is going to look so cute on you!!!

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  2. Love the mint bikini! I've been wanting a mint colored one too. Love the braids. I have the same issue with my long heavy hair. The ponytail comes out or flops around on my head! Great job on your long run and Elle is so cute! You better come enter for my nail polish woman. : )

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  3. Hotttttt swimsuit! You are going to ROCK that! Tell me about your Garmin--I'm trying to decide what kind of watch to buy for my workouts!!

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  4. First, you are so cute in those braids!!! I wish I could pound out 8 miles without dying. Your weekend sounds fabulous, and you are a great friend to your friend!!!!

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  5. Love PLL!! I'm so excited it's back tomorrow.

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  6. I love your braids and that swimsuit. You are inspiring me to start training for my next half. Just got to commit and do it. Happy Monday!

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  7. BAH! I love Adam Sandler!!!!! I watch Secret Life of an American teenager, I haven't got sucked into PLL yet, J might die if I add another show, LOL

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  8. Love love love the braids. Wish I could braid my own hair. OBSESSED with PLL!

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  9. I love that swimsuit! I wish I could rock the strapless tops :(... I haven't found any that don't make my boobs look like they are hanging to my bellybutton...

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  10. Glad to know I'm not the only one that still watches ABC family shows. I love PLL and somehow didn't realize that it starts back up tomorrow. Thank you for that. I would've realized it soon enough though, it's set to record on my DVR.

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  11. I haven't been sucked into PLL yet, but I have been eyeballing it on Netflix. I have to start watching something besides Jason's god awful show The Shield.

    Your braids are adorable and it makes me want to grow my hair back out so I can copy your look. Single White Female, anyone? ;)

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  12. Fast pace for running and talking! Anytime I run with other people our pace is 10 minutes at the fastest!

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  13. Love that swim suit!! and I wish I could average 9:30 for my average mile time! You are so fast! I can barely do 10:30... and at that pace I'm dying!

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  14. Ouch! That looks sore!

    Love the bikini!!!

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  15. I WISH I could run and talk lol I am always so out of breath...gotta work on my indurance I guess!

    And blisters are seriously the devil! Shoes are so hard to figure out! I am excited for your link up!

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  16. how in the heck do you look so good when going running!!

    I LOVE that bikini! whoa, whoa! I might need to head to the beach again to wear something like that. haha!

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  17. Swimsuit is great, love it. Awesome runs lady!

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  18. You are too cute with your hat and your braids. Glad you had a great weekend! That girl in the bath suit kinds looks just like you, so the suit will be prefect on you!

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  19. Love the braids - good idea for "running hair" - I got my nails done yesterday too! Hope youre having a Happy Monday :)

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  20. I haven't seen PLL, but I did see it on Netflix and may have to check it out while folding a bajillion loads of laundry. LOVE your braids and red lipstick, thanks for keeping it realz in the fashion fitness department

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  21. You didn't like Big Daddy?? "Will somebody get the kid a happy mean??!!" "30 packets of ketchup" My sister and I quote that movie all the time...maybe thats why I like it lol

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  22. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend! It's so funny that you and Meg and Mama L posted about getting your nails did this weekend. I got a french manicure for my friend's wedding and it lasted all of 2 days. Either the salon was crap or I just need to bite the bullet and switch to gel!

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  23. Love that bikini! I am wanting something this year with a little fringe kinda thing going on on top. Love that color too.

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  24. Eeeeekk! I hate blisters:( Way to go on the 8 miles. I'm slllooooowwwwly building my way back up to running several miles at a time.

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  25. Finally a show we share in common!!!! I am junked up on some PLL! The big A team reveal last season was epically shocking! Can't wait for some new drama and mystery and now can't wait to chat you after new episodes!

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  26. I already loved you but now I love you more!!! I love PLL!!! Also, you're really making me want this garmin!!!!

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  27. Hey Mel! You're such an amazing runner! I'll catch up to you one of these days. I ran 2 miles today in 23:30. Technically, I ran 20 minutes and walked the rest. 60 second plank today too! I do get blisters and I'm bad about it. I pop those suckers! Esther Norine Designs

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  28. OMG I just started watching pretty little liars on netflix... and pathetically cranked out most of season 1 and the first 7 episodes of season 2 sunday while not getting my ass off the couch. I am hooked, I am actually having withdrawals as I sit at work with no way to watch :( I guess that's a sign that it's time to get back on track!

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  29. BLISTERS!?!?!?!?! AWWWW, they suck!!! I, notoriously have blisters on my left big toes and right below it along with a very beautiful callous!!!

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  30. Anxious to see everyone's running shoes stories and or reviews!!! Mama needs a new pair of shoes.

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  31. Anxious to see everyone's running shoes stories and or reviews!!! Mama needs a new pair of shoes.

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  32. loooooooooooooove me some PLL!!!!!

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