Monday, March 29, 2010


Monday, Monday.

1.  Anyone else completely stoked about the weather this week?!  Right now, it's still kind of dreary, but the end of the week is going to be upper 70's!  Woohoo!

2.  I went to Plato's Closet today.  The one in our area just moved to a huge location and it was really nice.  I went on a whim and ended up getting a few things.  Since it seemed silly to pay for everything when I had a bunch of stuff at home to sell, I ran home and grabbed my loot.  The ended up taking only about 6 pairs of shoes - for only $15.  This is my biggest complaint about PC, though.  Their buying criteria sucks.  But, I just kept repeating to myself "sustainable fashion, sustainable fashion."  I did end up with a few cute pieces for only $8 after my credit, but it's still not nearly as fun as thrifting.  And while part of me felt like I had sold my soul to the devil, the other part thinks that because I only sold heels, it was more like selling the devil back to the devil.  Hmmm ... chew on that.

3.  I ran a 5K yesterday.  For the first time in over a year, I'm totally back into a running routine and was really looking forward to whopping my time from the New Year's Eve run.  It was the most unorganized race I've ever run, so we ended up having to yield to traffic and run around pedestrians coming down the last stretch, because no one seemed to make much of an effort to point out that there was a race going on.  Whatever.  The worst part is that is was cold and started raining right before we started.  I was so pumped and felt amazing about my run until I crossed the finish line and heard the time.  It was even longer than my NYE time!  WTF?!  So at first I thought it was just the rain, but after I started thinking about the route, I had another idea.  Sure enough, I went home and plotted the race into gmaps-pedometer to find that the course was 3.45 miles, not 3.1 (5K).  In that case, my time was awesome and I was happy again.  Just wet and cold.  Here's a little sneak peek of what I look like after running a 5K (+ about .25 miles)

race 1
They're pretty blurry, but it was raining and John was having a hard time focusing.

race 2
That blur on the right is me.  Apparently, it was an attempt at an action shot.  hehe

race 3
And this is me totally P.O.'d at my time.  Fun fact:  even my running pants are thrifted :)

4.  I had a lovely breakfast this morning with a very lovely lady again.  If you don't have a weekly breakfast date with someone you love, I highly recommend it.  It's the perfect start to the week.

5.  After a brief hiatus due to other projects, I have finally gotten back to my Etsy shop.  Look for the official announcement later today or tomorrow.  Hurrah!


  1. Congrats on your 5k! That's amazing. I love what you said about breakfast dates...I used to go to breakfast with a friend once a week and it was absolutely my favorite part of the week. Totally worth getting up early :)

  2. congrats on your run!!! i am sooooooo not a runner. in my book long legs + running do make make a good match, but that's probably just an excuse to mask my total lack of coordination and cardiovascular health. lol

    per your question on friday, my parents live in elkland, which is right up on the pa/nys border. trust me, if i'm ever in the sc area, i'll let you know. would love to meet up!!!

  3. congrats on your 5K (+ about .25 miles). i am five weeks into training for a 5k. i would never call my self a runner but i needed to start doing something to keep me active. is there a specific plan you follow or any tips?

  4. These are my favourite posts from you.
    Yay for your run! And your breakfast dates.
    I can't wait to move to town and have brekkie dates with my Nanna :)

  5. Congratulations on your run! I am a huge fan of outdoor running. It took a long time to build up to outdoor running and then four-season running. But it's so exhilarating!

    I have to say, you look sort of like an athletic badass in that last shot. Heh.

  6. Congrats on your 5k! I loved the line "selling the devil back to the devil"-- hilarious!


  7. Congrats on the 5K! And I understand what you mean about Plato's Closet....I want to like it, but I'm having trouble with that. I can hardly ever find anything actually wearable for the post-college lifestyle there. Plus you're right, thrift shopping is way more fun.