“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good…”

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Oh Monday. How I dread thee Monday. On the plus side, I had an absolutely fantastic weekend.. It didn’t go as planned, but hey, they never really do.

 

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I woke up on Saturday morning to it raining outside. Morning, meaning like 6:20am.. I wasn’t happy. I checked my phone and sure enough, it was like 42deg outside. I’m not sure if you remember, but I was supposed to go for a 10mile run with a friend on Saturday morning. Though I’m still excited to run the route, so I’ll have to do it another time!.. Well, we decided that rainy and 42deg was not the way that we wanted to start the weekend, so I went back to bed. Fully intent on going to the gym at 9am..

 

Well, 9am rolls around and my boyfriend calls me. You see, his uncle’s wedding was on Saturday so he wanted to go to his parents house to hang out, watch the MSU game, and then drive to the wedding with his brother. SO, I packed up my stuff and we were on our way to his parents house by 9:30am.

 

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THEN, FINALLY, my boyfriend and his brother upgraded to smart phones! iPhones to be exact. SOOOO weird seeing him with a smartphone, or more like, so weird that he isn’t asking to use mine so that he can check his fantasy team when we’re out and about anymore! So we were at the Sprint place for about an hour, then headed to a coney island for breakfast/lunch.. I went with breakfast.

 

Then we went back to his parents house and watched the MSU game. Well, by ‘watched’ I mean I showered, dried my hair, got to watch a bit of it, then started doing my hair/getting ready for the wedding.. I’m not sure if you men are aware, but it really DOES take us ladies to get ready to go someplace nice if we’re trying to get all dressed up… Especially when it involves showering, AND using hot curlers..

 

Then we were out the door by 2:45pm to head to the wedding. The wedding didn’t start until 5pm but my boyfriend and his brother had to get there early for pictures. So myself and my boyfriend’s brother’s date just hung out. Wasn’t too bad actually.. Before we knew it it was 5pm.

 

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The ceremony was quick and right to the point, followed by a cocktail hour then a sit down dinner. No DJ, just a pianist, not a big wedding, only about 50 people. It was beautiful though, exactly what was perfect for the two of them! Of course come time for the Tigers game we were watching the game at the bar, complete with some vodka, sprite, and a splash of cranberry juice for myself. (DELICIOUS!)

 

We left somewhere in the 4th inning to drive back to my boyfriend’s parents house, since it was getting late AND it was close to an hour drive for us. I ended up passing out on the couch watching the game.. I was tired.

 

In the morning my boyfriend and I took his parents to the airport for their trip to Myrtle Beach. Lucky guys! They take so many trips! Well, maybe it just seems that way because I a) don’t have the money to take a fun trip or b) wouldn’t be able to take off from work during the semester.. probably c) all of the above.  Then Alex and I ended up finally getting breakfast/lunch around 11:30/noon. Chili fries and a grilled chicken and bacon wrap. Exactly what I needed!

 

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Then we hung out, watch the Lions game, then I left so he could get work done. I ended up FINALLY watching The Walking Dead when it aired, which was nice. Then passed out. Again, tired. I’m not sure what’s been with me lately, but it seems that I’m always tired.. I guess it just means that it’s fall. Oh, and since it was Sweetest Day on Saturday (don’t worry, we don’t actually ‘celebrate’ it as a holiday) Alex got me a small gift.. He said I needed it before Christmas.. and now I know why.. MATOR!!!!! He got me a Mator christmas ornament! I was soooooooooo excited! He knows me so well!

 

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Oh, we also decided that we might just chill in for Halloween this year. It IS my favorite holiday, but honestly I think with school being so stressful for the both of us that we wouldn’t mind a weekend of just chilling together. Not to mention that we could carve pumpkins, bake an apple pie, drink hot cider (spiked if we want!) and all in the comfort of sweatpants and oversized shirts. We’ll see.

 

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Let’s start the weekend already!

Sorry I’ve been away! Gosh I’m such a horrible blogger!.. ok, no, i take that back.. But I do feel bad that I haven’t posted in a week! But it’s friday, so let’s talk a bit.

1. I’ve been sick since Friday.. I went up north with my boyfriend and ended up getting sick.. I’m pretty sure it was/is allergies, but I’ve felt bad even after we got home.. Even ended up not going into work/school on Tuesday so that I could rest and try to feel better.

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2. That being said, I missed my SECOND 8mile run! I’m so sad! Luckily some of the SEMRs are going to a nearby metropark on Sunday to run and I decided that a change of scenery would be nice for a 8-10mile run!

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3. BUT I did manage to finally get out on run Thursday & today! You see, I’m participating in a Fall 5 or 10 mile virtual race series this fall to keep running fun & interesting! So I had to get my butt out on Thursday to get my 5miles in before the end of the day on Thursday.. I took it easy because my head still hurt from being sick, but it was nice to get outside and run! Then today I got up to run before having to go teach at 8:30am.. LUCKILY yesterday I found out about a group of runners that runs ~4miles at 6am in the city that I live.. yup.. I was up running at 6am!

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Thursday’s 5 mile run.

4. I got my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the year on Thursday! It was delicious! I love fall & pumpkin & falling leaves & football.. did I mention I love fall?

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5. Saturday I’m doing my volunteer coaches training for the Girls on the Run program! I’m super stoked and cannot wait to learn all about the program!

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Have a great weekend everyone!

Races upon Races upon Races..

SO. I mentioned (probably a few times) that I’m running the Detroit Women’s Half Marathon with my sisters!

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That’s right, I talked BOTH of my sisters into running it with me! 13.1 miles of sisterly love! Well, I’ll probably try to run the whole thing.. so there’s a chance of like 1-5miles of sisterly love followed by 8.1 miles of them cursing my name.. Oh well!

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BUT what I haven’t informed you guys of is that I’ve put two other races on my schedule! Still sticking to the running theme for a while, I’ve decided on two other races! One is the Run Scream Run race in October! I mean, how fun does it sound that you guys to run from ZOMBIES! That’s right, a 10K running away from zombies!! 

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To be completely honest, I wasn’t 100% sold on this one until I found out it was only $29 and you get an awesome medal & a t-shirt.. Seriously, check this medal out!

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Ok, so I said two races.. the other one is the Clarkston Back Roads Half Marathon.. Ok, so I DID tell you guys about this one awhile back.. but I’m sure you forgot.. like I forgot that I did.. So yes, that’s two half marathon’s just over a month from each other.. with a 10K squeezed in!

 

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Another race that I REALLYYYY want to do.. The Dopey Challenge at Disney.. For those of you who don’t know what that is.. It’s during the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend and on Thursday you run a 5K, Friday run a 10K, Saturday run a half marathon, and Sunday run a full marathon! 

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SADLY this is already sold out for 2014.. see, I’m not the only crazy one that wants to do it! SOOOOOOO I’m planning on signing up for it for 2015 when the registration opens!  However this is a race that needs to be 100% planned out.. Seeing as I don’t live ANYWHERE near Orlando, Florida.. So that means flights, hotel, in addition to the hefty price tag on the challenge.

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That’s obviously for the 2014 race.. but I’m sure the amount will be roughly the same.. So yea.. Definitely need to plan a vacation around that race!

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Anyone have any sweet races that they’re signed up for?!