• Musings

    Rose & Thorn [9]

    I’d been looking forward to this weekend for awhile. Any time spent in a bikini, near the ocean with sand in my toes, has to be a fairly perfect weekend! Rose: Our family beach day trip to Capitola. Thorn: 2 things are rivaling each other, relationship stuff (don’t want to go into too much detail, sorry for being Miss Vague) and an epic sunburn! What was your Rose & Thorn? Because I am feeling completely uninspired today and I don’t want to bog you down with some verbal nonsense, I will post pictures from my beach weekend and keep the literary genius to a minimum 😉 FRIDAY Got my girl…

  • Musings

    Thinking Out Loud – Ramblings For Sure

    I literally had to stop from writing a 5 Things Friday post… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. It’s only Thursday, huh? I guess since all of America has Friday off, I feel like today is Friday. Yay for a 3.5 day weekend. 0.5 you ask, yes, my lovely, awesome, super cool company let’s us out after half of the day (usually) on the day before a big Holiday! Although, we are implementing a new ERP system, so I’m not sure this will be the case. I’m really, really, really hoping so – because I have a hair appointment scheduled at 1PM! No, we are the state or a government job,…

  • Musings

    Rose & Thorn [7]

    A surprise, lazy weekend! Normally, I have five thousand things to tell you – but this weekend was fairly simple. Lots of watching soccer, lounging, and a little pool time. My heart is content Because every weekend needs to have one of each: Rose: Relaxing and enjoying a weekend without many plans, parties, or obligations Thorn: The guilt of not running a race that I had paid for! What was your Rose & Thorn? FRIDAY Left work a little early to hang out with Pop’s at the hospital. Unfortunately he wasn’t released, they said it should be early Saturday morning. Let’s just say he was miserable, but excited to eat…but…

  • Musings

    Rose & Thorn [6] – A Day Late

    I know you are patiently waiting to know about my weekend 😉 …I had some stomach issues (TMI) yesterday, which had me out of work and even blog commission… A day late, but still should be noted: Rose: Celebrating all the “Father” figures I have in my life, especially mine and the Boy! Thorn: Not working out on Sunday! What was your Rose & Thorn? FRIDAY Friday the 13th….and a full moon! Well shenanigans had to ensue, of course! Do you have lifelong friends you’ve met through a job? I feel lucky enough to say that I do. I’ve met two of my closest friends through Nordstrom, then I finally…

  • Musings

    5 Things Friday – Fiver

    World Cup has been preoccupying my time…so it’ll be a shortie! Thanks, Clare! I live my life in 5’s…just kidding – but it is my ALL TIME favorite number. I try to grab this number in any sport I play. I will claw it out of your hand, I don’t care :p  That being said, here’s a tribute to my favorite number in the whole wide world!!   5 Workouts This Week Monday: Indoor Soccer Game Tuesday: M S/C Class Wednesday: November Project Thursday: M S/C Class & Soccer Game Bestest & I at M S/C Friday: Swolemate Date 5 Tasty Beverages This Week 1. Sac Co-op Drink – Citrus…

  • Musings

    Thinking out Loud – It's All in the Name

    Contemplating my little corner of the blogisphere… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. I’m so thankful I have an outlet to let the shit I think about spew out all over this thing called a blog. I’m not sure what I’m doing, I’m sure that’s obvious, but as long as I’m having fun I’ll keep doing it. I seemed to have started a pattern, as I’ve started regularly blogging M-F, it’s like a non-paid job, lucky me 😉 Monday = Weekend Recap Tuesday = Anything goes Wednesday = What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) Thursday = Think out Loud (duh, you’re reading it) Friday = 5 Things Friday I’m not sure how…

  • Musings

    Thinking Out Loud in Pictures

    Thursday iPhone pic purge, comin’ atch ya!… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. Because sometimes pictures are better than words… I hate despise her! She should move just a little… Yeah, that’s a LOT of damn days. Ganeeban Family Vaycay Perfect scoop of coffee ice cream. Gunther’s // Coffee Ice Cream on a Regular Cone Until a certain fella takes a bite and his buff finger makes its mark. Is this real life? I’m extremely proud of my purchases at the Co-op, it almost looks like I’m eating healthy! I did it, I hid a Suja in there! So, I think this lunch made my stomach hurt and loose my appetite…still…

  • Musings

    5 Things Friday x 5

    5 is my absolute favorite number… Five Things Friday Thanks, Clare! Changing it up today, just for some funsies! 5 Things I love about Girls Night 1. My girlfriends can throw down in the kitchen, so it is guaranteed my stomach will be fully satisfied when I leave for the evening. 2. Each one is different. We get to see every one’s homes and a peek into their lives. Every time someone hosts they go above and beyond for the group. 3. It’s just a small reminder that I have an amazing support group of women in my life – they are all strong, independent, gorgeous, and kind women. 4.…

  • Musings

    Verbal Purge!

    Because apparently this is all I can come up with today… I splurged on new Chanel make-up brushes. They feel like soft pillows rubbing against my cheeks, they are glorious. Nordstrom // Chanel // Brush #1 As much as I know it will kill some, I am glad I am not a pet owner. I’m allergic and I don’t want to clean up their poop. More power to you if you own one, I like it better that way. I don’t mind petting your super cute dog, but that’s about it 🙂 I am sad that my Coach is leaving, but I’m happy for her too. Midtown Strength & Conditioning…

  • Musings

    Ballon d' huh??

    Everyone’s over here watching Juan Pablo on The Bachelor and I’m obsessing over the FIFA Ballon d’Or! I know I blog A LOT about running, however, soccer (or futbol) is my first true love. Here’s a little back history on what I’m even talking about right now! Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is an international body governing soccer (as we Americans call it). Essentially, every year they award one male and female, player of the year (for the previous year) which would be the FIFA Ballon d’Or (for men). As much as everyone loves to hate him, Cristiano Ronaldo WON! Not only is he the crazy, hottest soccer player…