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Weekly Wrap 10.15.17

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Happy Monday! what a week it was! Looking back, it feels like the last week lasted 2 whole weeks.




Workouts
Tuesday: 5 miles
Wednesday: 3 easy miles
Sunday : Hershey Half Marathon

On Monday we woke up to heavy rain, and our annual trip to the corn maze cancelled, Cherry Crest Corn Maze was closed that day, due to all the rain we were getting. We were all disappointed, but we couldn't break into the Corn Maze. We took the kids to the mall to run out the energy, they loved running around!



On Tuesday I joined the Harrisburg Beer Runners for a 5 mile run. It was a slow one, I ran with a person who had never done the run before, and I felt bad leaving her behind.



Wednesday our office had it's semi-annual job fair. Those days are always busy ones at the office, I help out with the breakfast monitoring, and it is exhausting to be so nice for 3 hours straight! That, plus all the people being loud, it makes for a very tiring day. So, I didn't want to run after work, I wanted to go ho…

Friday Five 10.13.17

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Happy Friday! Fridays are the best! Especially after a rough week of rushed papers, lots of numbers and forced socialization at the job fair. Today I am volunteering at the my son's school, at their store, so the screaming is not quite done yet, but I will have my very tall coffee ready! 

I'm Linking up with the Friday five 2.0 ladies at Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy. This weekend I'm running the Hershey Half, and this year I'm preparing differently than other years, but I'm not talking about training, I'm talking post race, and chores that still need done at home. 




After Roger and I did our Marathon last year, we were sore and tired for a long time. And we started joking that there should be a service that runners pay for, where people come and do things for them, things they forgot to do while training and preparing for a the race. I would be willing to pay money for the following services:

1. Grocery shopping- After my marathon last year, I had to…

My Underwear is Giving me a Wedgie, and other annoyances

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Todays post is a collection of random Tuesday and Wednesday complaints. I wasn't in a good mood either of those days, and I was also really tired. .. not that my life is difficult, I'm just not in the mood to tolerate things that I normally ignore.

I had to run out of the office, chasing a participant for signature because somebody didn't check her file!!! By the way, that somebody wasn't supposed to be me. I hate chasing after people, it makes me look insane.... yes, more insane than I already appear.

At my office we give out gift cards to keep our participants engaged in the program. Everybody always loves being the person who gives out the gift cards, it makes participants like that person better. I hate giving out gift cards. It interrupts my flow of work, I have to get up, make copies, fill out paperwork, check the file and interact with people. When I'm especially annoyed at being interrupted, I make people wait longer for it. The way I see it is "I need…

September Books

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Happy Tuesday! What a busy month of books it has been! I enjoyed the link up so much last month! and added at least 10 more books to my TBR list.

Today I'm linking up with Jana and Steph for Show Us Your Books.



Last month I met my reading goal for the year, so I added 10 more. I get very nervous of not meeting that goal, so it is not very ambitious. So I'm going for 60 books.



Does The Noise Inside My Head Bother You? By Steven Tyler
This book was so great! this book kept jumping from one subject to another, it was almost like having a conversation with a person with little attention span. But Steven Tyler does say from the beginning that this is how things roll in his mind. I really loved the parts where he would talk about how much he loved Joe Perry and about his fights with Perry's girlfriends. I have liked Aerosmith for a long time, but I have a new appreciation for their status as Rock Stars.





Cress by Marissa Meyer
Book #3 of the Lunar Chronicles, and my favorite. Maybe…

Weekly Wrap

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Happy Monday! Today my family and I are observing Indigenous People day, meaning my son has off from school for that other holiday, and we are at the Corm Maze... likely soaked to the bone! 



Workouts
Monday: 30 min weights
Thursday: 4 mile run with Fleet Feet
Sunday: 9 miles easy, + Hill repeats 

On Monday Roger had me do a lot of squats and arms workouts. My quads were sore the next day!

We have been watching the last season of Orange Is The New Black, and we have been staying up very late watching. This season has had me on the edge of the couch!! So, I overslept for work on Tuesday. I normally get up at 6:00 am, but on Tuesday when I looked at my watch, it was 6:45! VERY VERY BAD!

I'm going to tell you a secret! but don't tell my son I told you! He is considering dressing up Bruce Springsteen for trick or treat! He has been playing Dancing In The Dark and practicing dancing the Bruce step! I almost cried when he told me! but I can't get too excited, it's still under consid…

Friday Five 10.6.17

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Happy Friday! Today is a special Friday, and I'm dedicating my Friday Five post to it.

I'm Linking up with the Friday five 2.0 ladies at Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy.




Growing up, I used to listen to a Guatemalan singer, Ricardo Arjona. My younger sister loves his music too. She is a bigger fan than I am, and knows most of his songs. We have wanted to go to one of his concerts in 2006.


Today, we are going to finally see Ricardo Arjona in concert. We have been wanting to see him in concert for 12 years, and I am so happy to be sharing this moment with my sister. I know this is not going to be a popular post, because I'm talking about somebody that meant nothing to any of my readers. But writing this post is making my heart happy. 

Here are my Top 5 Favorite Ricardo Arjona Songs



1. No Te Enamoraste De Mi- I heard this song with a friend from college, and after hearing this song, we agreed that relationships are more about loving the person you are, when you are wit…

The Dishes In The Sink

A couple of week ago, I mentioned a fight I had with Roger, a fight that I have been fighting most of my life, but with different people... who is going to wash the dirty dishes in the sink? because it is not going to be me.

When I was around 8, my mom made it my chore to wash all the dirty dishes. I cried, I fought, I kicked and screamed. She told me that my younger sister could be my helper, she was 5. Sister #3 is and has always been the sister I get along with best, so I dragged her down with me. And we would complain every day about having to wash the dirty dishes.

As I got older, I got to pick other tasks. I could make the meal for everybody, and somebody else would have to wash the dishes. I learned how to cook a Mexican chicken soup when I was 12, to keep from washing the dishes.

When I was in high school, I had 2 jobs, so the dishes were not my responsibility, because my job was to bring in money to buy groceries.

In college, I was in heaven. I never had to do dishes! I ate a…

Weekly Wrap 10.2.17

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I am having a really hard time thinking about my weekly wrap, while the events from Las Vegas are still unfolding. It is simply horrific to think this mass shooting are so common nowadays and that nobody is safe. Positive and healing thoughts with Las Vegas today.

Workouts
Tuesday : 6 mile tempo
Wednesday: Hill repeats (2.5 miles)
Friday: 15 miles long run
Sunday: 6 miles easy

Here are some pictures from my week.

Running to the opt of the hill 8 times.




The new remix of Mi Gente with Beyoncé, all proceeds will be donated to the victims of the Earthquake in Mexico, Hurricane Harvey, and Hurricane Irma. Some people just have all the sunshine inside them!


My son at the Ephrata Fair, fishing for a plastic shark. That was very difficult work.



After the Ephrata Fair, we went to Lititz for dinner, and stopped at a Candy store.




My face at the chocolate Roger gave me to try... Firecraker chocolate! it had Pod Rocks candy, I HATE Pop Rocks candy!! !




My son jumping in the Lititz Garden


Post run Rita's…