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Can I live in lulu?

Can I live in lulu?

I’m not really a fancy pants…

until now with the Grand Opening of the lululemon athletica showroom in Reno.

I was asked to make cupcakes for the grand opening party for lululemon and I was so excited to be a part of this celebration.

I’ve always said I would never spend that kind of money on workout clothes. I had also never tried on a pair of lululemon pants before. Now I suggest that everyone…

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I’ll be running in the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey for my second time.
And you see…my first time worked out perfectly because I was able to wiggle my way into the shortest total distance…under 10 miles (and the easiest-rated runner position). The last 3.5 were straight up hill, but that didn’t matter. It was short. It was (relatively) easy.
This year, I was not so lucky. I have been assigned the second hardest runner position (ranked by the race organization…by people who like to run and race and stuff). WTF. Who does my team think I am?
The total is 17.6 miles. I have not run 17.6 miles in my entire life. The most was the past RTO…at under 10 miles.
And you know what? The miles are broken up, but my middle leg of the race is 6.7 miles and scored as Most Difficult. I have never run 6.7 miles in my life. And certainly not at a “Most Difficult” rating.
Do I need to say this? I am freaking out. I think I should park my car until after May and just run everywhere so I can ensure that I will be alive post-RTO.
I’ve been doing this new thing where I say yes to everything…especially things I would normally say no to (like social events that would give me anxiety). Think Yes Man.
It’s been great so far and feels awesome to just put myself out there. This is also why I choose to accept what will undoubtedly be the biggest challenge that I’ve ever faced. These 17.6 miles. I briefly considered trying to switch with another runner on the team… but that doesn’t fit with Yes Man.
Today was THE perfect day to receive this challenge as I watch Boston Marathoners cross the finish line with sub 5 minute miles. For 26.2 miles. You ran 26.2 miles in just over 2 hours?
Impressive, humans. Impressive.

I’ll be running in the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey for my second time.

And you see…my first time worked out perfectly because I was able to wiggle my way into the shortest total distance…under 10 miles (and the easiest-rated runner position). The last 3.5 were straight up hill, but that didn’t matter. It was short. It was (relatively) easy.

This year, I was not so lucky. I have been assigned the second hardest runner position (ranked by the race organization…by people who like to run and race and stuff). WTF. Who does my team think I am?

The total is 17.6 miles. I have not run 17.6 miles in my entire life. The most was the past RTO…at under 10 miles.

And you know what? The miles are broken up, but my middle leg of the race is 6.7 miles and scored as Most Difficult. I have never run 6.7 miles in my life. And certainly not at a “Most Difficult” rating.

Do I need to say this? I am freaking out. I think I should park my car until after May and just run everywhere so I can ensure that I will be alive post-RTO.

I’ve been doing this new thing where I say yes to everything…especially things I would normally say no to (like social events that would give me anxiety). Think Yes Man.

It’s been great so far and feels awesome to just put myself out there. This is also why I choose to accept what will undoubtedly be the biggest challenge that I’ve ever faced. These 17.6 miles. I briefly considered trying to switch with another runner on the team… but that doesn’t fit with Yes Man.

Today was THE perfect day to receive this challenge as I watch Boston Marathoners cross the finish line with sub 5 minute miles. For 26.2 miles. You ran 26.2 miles in just over 2 hours?

Impressive, humans. Impressive.

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Do you want to build a snoooowman?

Do you want to build a snoooowman?

I did! For some Frozen cupcakes.

No, not that kind of frozen. Disney’s Frozen. As if there’s any other kind right now. It seems that Frozen has completely taken over life lately. I’ve even overheard some guys talking about the movie at the gym.

I was very excited to create some Frozen cupcakes…especially excited to create Olaf…the cutest snowman ever.

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Multiple Olafs!

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Currently obsessing over…

succulents.

I need all of them. I want a house full of cacti.

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Luncheon today with Grammar Girl as the speaker!
As a journalism alum I am totally fan-girling it today.
Eeee grammar!

Luncheon today with Grammar Girl as the speaker!

As a journalism alum I am totally fan-girling it today.

Eeee grammar!

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I made it to the gym everyday this week. I’m pretty sure that hasn’t happened since pre-Belize. Aww…Belize. I still think about you everyday. <3
Meanwhile, this gif is how I feel about this week.
I have finally conquered the early morning gym get-up. Instead of waking up at 5:30 a.m. and having .5 seconds to decide on getting up or sleeping in (sleeping in is almost an undefeated champ), I set my alarm to 5 a.m. and snooze four times with the vision of dumbells dancing in my head. It works.

I made it to the gym everyday this week. I’m pretty sure that hasn’t happened since pre-Belize. Aww…Belize. I still think about you everyday. <3

Meanwhile, this gif is how I feel about this week.

I have finally conquered the early morning gym get-up. Instead of waking up at 5:30 a.m. and having .5 seconds to decide on getting up or sleeping in (sleeping in is almost an undefeated champ), I set my alarm to 5 a.m. and snooze four times with the vision of dumbells dancing in my head. It works.

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Bird’s the word.

jerseycake

What happens when you are turning 33 and your favorite basketball guy is Larry Bird?

You get a Celtics jersey-themed birthday cake.

Happy bird-day!

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Dentist appointment instead of lunch today.

At least it’s not Monday.

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50 Thoughts Every Caker has While…Caking?

50 Thoughts Every Caker has While…Caking?

Have you seen the article about 75 Thoughts Every Runner has While Out for a Run? Is that what I look like when I run? What am I, a newborn deer with a drinking problem?

If you haven’t, do yourself a favor and read it. Even if you’ve only ever run one time in your life, it’s hilarious.

As I was working on a cake last night, I had a million thoughts running through my head, and I thought…this…

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