Break it up. Sweat it out.

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Today, I dared.  I ran outside!  They say it is only getting hotter, and i was really craving it, so I promised myself I would closely monitor myself to be sure I was “ok.”

I also decided to do half inside at the gym in the AC on the treadmill WITH E!  haha  BUT, this workout was one I had to battle for!  I needed motivation!  Luckily, I got some!

Yup.  Good call, girl.  And that I did.  I made a loop around Philly to run some errands, breaking it up, which was NEEDED due to said heat.

From Mapmyrun.com --- one of my favorite sites!

I ran to Trader Joe’s on Market StreetI stopped at my gym and did 4 miles on the treadmill.  I had planned to do 3 but did a slow easy run and felt like doing 4.  Woah!

Why yes, that IS a picture of my tv hahhah!

Looks like there will be NO outdoor running for a WHILE.  Treadmill and I will be getting very close… oh and Us Weekly 😉  How about you?!  How do you deal with the heat and your workouts?!  Do share!

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Impulse Purchases

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Hiyoooooooooo!

This post will be of NO surprise to ANYONE who knows me and those people…hold your snickers, please 😉  Anyway, I am a victim (ya heard me, VICTIM) of impuse purchasing.  I refrain from calling it “shopping” because I feel there is a fine line between the two.  LOL.  OK, so I wanted to share some impulse and NON-impulse (and maybe some undecided) purchases as of late.  Here we go!

IMPUSE PURCHASE from Ikea

Tupperware container set

See, the things is, I have purchased dozens a lot of these tupperware sets in the past and in all honesty, they just don’t work for me.  I lose them, I get grossed out and “accidentally” throw one out…you know.  Or maybe not…Anyway, I bought another one anyway.  Hence, an impulse purchase.

IMPULSE PURCHASE from Whole Foods 

GOUDA!

OK seriously, I NEVER buy cheese like that…only slices!  And I NEVER “fall victim” to the sample-givers.  But the gouda girl…the GOUDA GIRL!  She killed me.  She drew me out of the checkout line, luring me with her cheese.  Gr.  I don’t seem to mind right now though…

nom nom!

NON-IMPULSE PURCHASE:  from Best Buy

 

This purchase felt more like a witch hunt as we went to about 8 stores on Saturday looking for this awesome Dyson Animal Handheld vacuum.  I hope “animal” means vacuums animal hair AND vacuums LIKE an animal, cause we need a GOOD vacuum. This chicky sheds like…I dunno…a snake?

Haha! That picture CRACKS me up! We had just bathed the lil' brat.

UGH!  Speaking of that Bitch (hey, she is one) look what she did to my sunglasses (see original pair in first picture)!

She does like to chew and get into stuff…

Oh, and I guess those are technically an IMPULSE PURCHASE from TJ Maxx, but were 6 bucks!  Does that count?!

IMPUSE PURCHASE from TJ Maxx

Halston (LOVE that brand) ruched cotton dress. 20 bucks. AH-mazing!

OK, my Mom doesn’t even read this but I still feel compelled to tell you that my mum actually bought it for me…I just cannot handle myself in clothing stores.  I plead the fifth.

NON-IMPULSE PURCHASE  from Pier One

I actually TRULY needed one as my last one broke somehow.  I really do not know how.  Husband super glued it back together, but really?  It was on sale too…(oh god that really made me sound like I have a problem ha)

IMPULSE PURCHASE also from Pier One

Plastic cuppy thing...

Why?  Because I wanted it…and besides, Tina has one…and it was on sale…oy.

IMPULSE PURCHASE final one from Pier One (clearly I had a lil’ date there today)

I really do feel like I could always use more coffee cups (or just run the dishwasher more often) and I have a matching measuring cup set that I display.  On sale… (!)

OOOOOKKKKK. That is enough of MY confessions!  Your turn!  Hit up the comments section.  OH, and by the way, if you are keeping score I think it was 6 impulse purchases and 2 non-impulse purchases…awesome.

Go Ahead, Send the Hate Mail

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Again, like anyone reads this, although I DO have to send a shout out to Reader Stephanie:

OK, so what I was going to discuss in this post might send some people reeeeeling.  Oh well…no one really reads this anyway (except Stephanie and the obligatory Husband; actually don’t even think my Mother reads this) and besides, it’s my blog 🙂  So I was thinking a lot lately about running.  I truly feel it is a gift. I have compared it to tackling life before.  SO when I return to it after injury or lack of motivation, I just feel SOOOO blessed to be running again.  I just feel that nothing compares to running.  Not the elliptical, not the Cybex, not cardio classes, certainly not biking, not even swimming…well maybe swimming 😉  But the accomplishment that I feel and the way my body feels post-run is like nothing else.  And the mental strength it takes during along with what the body endures while running is like nothing else.  OK, just wanted to say that.  Do you agree?

My face says it all!