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A lot to be thankful for

Did any one else’s long weekend absolutely fly by? Can we get a do over up in here?!

Thanksgiving Thursday was amazing. At kind of the last minute, hubs and I had to cancel our plans to go out of town, so it was just us two. Hubs ended up having to work all weekend. Poor thing. Such a hardworking man. Luckily, he was able to break away for a bit to have a nice breakfast and dinner.

When we woke up, I made the most freaking delicious (not to toot my own horn or anything but toooooot) French toast casserole.

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Uhm, yes… Amazeballs. It was so filling that we just skipped lunch and went straight for dinner next. I went to Pier 1 and got some things to make our table look so romanticle.

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On the menu was stuffing, salad, green bean casserole, rolls, and STEAK.

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Yeah, we decided to ditch the idea of cooking a turkey. They kinda terrify me. Steak on the other hand, sign me up! It was a wonderful meal. We need to eat at our table more often. We spent the whole time chatting about anything and everything. I seriously love this man.

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Ok, I’m done being a sap.

Friday, I went Black Friday shopping… FROM MY COUCH. Stores are giving the same deals online that they give in the store, so why the heck not?!

American Eagle had 40% off of EVERYTHING!

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Christmas outfit COMPLETE!

I also seriously scored at personalizationmall.com. They had 30% off the whole store, plus I had a google offer that gave me $40 worth of stuff for $20, plus I had a 10% coupon code, PLUS ebates had 15% cash back! Yeah… I scored.

I also had one of the best runs in a longggg time. I did 3 miles in 31:28 and loved every second of it. Major runners high.

Saturday, I decided to brave the insanity that was downtown Seattle to do some shopping! It also meant I could go to the Seattle Marathon expo! At the expo, I got to see my long lost Ragnar teammate Kim!!

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I adore this lady! She is so fab that decorated her race bib just for me!

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Yeah, she is rad.

The rest of the weekend was spent cleaning, watching movies, and being ΓΌber lazy. It. Was. Glorious. I also was able to get another kick ass run in on Sunday. 3.2 miles in 33:51. I did some killer intervals but my legs loved going fast. They didn’t want to stop! Gotta love that!

Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend!

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Racing Rain Gear

Last nights workout:

Bike: 7.4 miles in 30:07
4×30 sec static crunch
100 side to sides
2×25 squats

I was going to run last night, but I made the stupid mistake of wearing heels to work on a running day. The ball of my left foot feels absolutely bruised because these particular shoes were quite unforgiving. So, I decided to switch some days around and do my cross training last night.

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The bike ended up being a fabulous substitution and I will make sure to wear flats today.

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I don’t have a real rain jacket to run in. As you could guess, that is quite problematic for Seattle. I have a couple moisture wicking 1/4 zip long sleeve jackets, but if it’s really raining I would end up soaked and freezing. I asked around, scoured the interwebs, spoke to the MIL and ultimately decided on this beauty:

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I had a gift card that covered almost all of the cost, so it only ended up costing like $10! Dang, I love gift cards! Anyways, she will be making an appearance on race day in TWO and a half weeks! I am thinking pink shorts on top of black running tights with white jacket and pink Flair Band… What do you think?

I never got around to fully decorating for Christmas this past weekend, but I DID get one thing out:

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Bath and Body Works, for the win! πŸ™‚ I love how adorbs their new candle holders are! My house will be fully decked out this weekend FOR SURE!

Happy hump day everyone!

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Happy Hallowienerrrr!

OMG this was the most fantastic Halloween ever!! It all started with carving pumpkins…

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Oh yeah… We know how to carve pumpkins right. A little bit of pizza and a lotta bit of vino does a body good. The final product…

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Can you guess which one is mine?

Did you say this one?

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If you didn’t, you need to read my blog more and learn more about me! πŸ™‚

Then, to complete the whole princess theme, I came up with this beauty for my Halloween costume…

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Oh. YES. I. did!!

Not only did I rock this costume all day long at work, but I also was asked to be present during the trick or treating festivities for the day care in my building. We are talkin LOTS of kids from babies to 4 years old. They were in complete awe.

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[me and my princess partner in crime]

The kids didn’t know whether to run up to us or run away. Some were scared and others absolutely loved it. It was SO cool. I took so many pictures with kids. It is something I will never forget.

Then trick or treating at my house commenced. Of course, I still rocked Cindy. One little girl was SO excited about my Cinderella pumpkin and then I opened the door in full costume. Her little eyes got so big. She didn’t know what to do. It was amazing. I seriously wish I could experience that every day.

Most amazing Halloween ever!!!! This costume will officially be repeated EVERY year. Next years addition will be glass slippers! πŸ™‚

How was your Halloween?

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Merry Christmas to meeeeeee!

Happy Fridayyyy!!! Thank goodness it is here! This has been the longest week EVER.

Tonight, hubs and I are going to carve pumpkins with cousie D. It has been YEARS since I have carved a pumpkin. I am seriously looking forward to it. Oh yes, and can’t forget my Friday pre-long run ritual of pizza and booze. Get here FAST 5 o’clock!

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It is officially getting COLD in Seattle. It has been 41 degrees this whole week when I leave for work in the morning. This So Cal girl just isn’t used to that! So, in order to combat the cold, I have gone on a mini shopping spree for warm clothes (Thanks hubs for supporting my shopping habits).

It all started with needing a new pair of boots. Boots are essential in the PNW. Even more essential than boots, boots that are not suede. No way getting around it. After much browsing, I finally stumbled upon these beauties.

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I have black boots and I have cognac boots, so grey boots were imperative to add to my collection. Aren’t they fab? Target. $29.99 + 20% off + $5 off order + free shipping = NECESSARY purchase.

THEN, I was on the lookout for a good pair of riding boots. No, I do not ride horses, but I LOVE that trend right now. Plus, a good FLAT boot is perfect for walking around in the rain… Apparently we get a lot of that wet stuff up here. Once again Target came to my rescue.

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$39.99 + 20% off + $5 off order + free shipping = NECESSARY purchase #2.

What is a cute boot without a cute sweater to wear along with it? A waste of a fabulous outfit, that is what. I snagged a couple sweaters from Target too, but only one has made it into my loving arms so far. How adorbs is this?!

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$17.99 + 20% off + $5 off order + free shipping = Thank you sir, may I have another.

I have some more things on the way (including running PANTS!). I’ll share as soon as I get them.

When is the last time you have carved a pumpkin?

Have you hopped on the riding boot trend?

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