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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.


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


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:


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:


Bath and Body Works, for the win! 🙂 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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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!


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.


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.


$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?!


$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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Charge ittt!

Last nights workout:
I did a half marathon!!!! On the biiike! 😉
13.1 miles in 47:46
Plank A Day
Side to Sides

After two days of running in a row, I decided that I definitely needed a cross training day. Ooh my quads hurt so good.

Besides my little one mile on the bike Monday, my last time on one was probably in high school. I gotta say, it rocks. Believe it or not, my quads are weak. Training for and running two half marathons has not changed that. Yes, they are slimmer and a bit stronger, but we still have a long way to go. I was definition. I think riding the bike can only help get me there.


So, if you have been reading this blog for a while, then you know I am a professional computer geek. In my field, women are rare. Add fashionable onto that list of crieria and the numbers are next to zero. I have to admit, on more than one occasion the industry has gotten to my wardrobe.

I have been stalking reading J’S Everyday Fashion and it has seriously inspired me. I need a major upgrade to my wardrobe. I think it’s time to dress like an adult now. I have been all over the web looking for good deals. I’m kind of obsessed with Express at the moment.
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I got ALL of those shirts for $115. No, that is not a typo. If you ever shop at express, then you know they are not cheap. Most of those shirts were between $30-50 normal price. Crazy huh!

After Express, I visited Charlotte Russe.

black boots
charlotte russe shirtcharlotte russe shirtcharlotte russe shoesbraceletI got a few more bracelets from Charlotte Russe that I didn’t take screen shots of. All of that was only $80 (and that includes the shipping charge). The boots were only $25 and the flip flops were only $5.

Then I went to Nordstrom and took advantage of the anniversary sale.

nordstrom purseI got this bag! It is normally $40 but on sale for $25.90 during the anniversary sale. Plus, I had a Nordstrom note. I ended up paying $5.90 for this bag. Uhm, major score.

I have a feeling I am going to feel much better about my wardrobe as soon as my little packages arrive. 🙂

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Oh the damage I can do

I have no idea what hubs was thinking when he told me to go get new outfits for work. Bless his sweet sweet heart. It’s not his fault his wife is a lean (or not) mean shopping machine.

To be honest, I think I might do some more damage today too… Shhh. It’s our little secret. 😉

My first stop was Nordstrom Rack. Goodness I love that place. I always find shirts that I bought for full price from Nordstrom there. That part is not so fabulous, but getting an amazing deal is.

[Pencil skirt. Normally $118 for $29]

[Big Star jeans. Normally $108 for $50 and top from the “I’m a big girl now” department. Normally $60 for $29]

[Most comfy shoes ever for $29. I don’t know how much they normally are for. ]

[Viva la juicy perfume. Normally $49 for $35]

Then I made my way to Forever 21. Oh dear that place is such a brilliant mix of awful and horrible clothing.

[Top for $22.80 and necklace for $5.80]

I also got another necklace for $3.80 that was too hard to take a picture of. Oh and I got a purple cami for $2.50.

Then I went to Target. Can you say shoes?!

[Black pumps that I have had my eyes on for way too long. $29.99]

[The most comfortable wedges EVER. Seriously heaven on your feet. $29.99. Pretty cheap for heaven.]

Last but not least, I made a trip to Marshalls.

[Spaghetti strap top $12.99]

[Tank top $12.99]

[Tan-ish Brown-ish sweater $19.99]

Now for the big question… Where can I enhance my wardrobe today?!

Happy Friday everyone. Hubs and I have a fun celebration filled weekend ahead of us. I hope you all have a fun one too!

Where is your go to store to find great deals?


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