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Welcome to My desk!

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A couple of weeks ago, Karen Posted a peek at her office and work space, and last week, Megan showed pictures of her classroom. While I sat here admiring their beautiful work spaces, I sat here with a mild case of FOMO... So, I never heard of anybody dying of FOMO, but why risk it! here is a few pictures of my work space.

We were told when I started working here that our company had an "open office" policy, meaning no cubbies, and no private offices. The thought of no private office or walls around me sounded strange, but I had worked in classrooms before, and saw no problem with this. Our office in Dearborn is all open space, the CEO sits in a desk with everybody.

Anyway, here is what I walk to in the Morning.


This is my desk


I have the biggest desk in the office for two reasons. 1. An auditor who retired years ago gave it to me. It wasn't hers to give away, but I accepted it. and 2. I refuse to give it up. I've been here as long as the other manager, so nobody argue…

August Runfessions

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Hello, how are you today? Did you Runfess Yet? I'm a little late, but here it goes.

Linking up with Marcia For August Runfessions, thank you Marcia for hosting!



I runfess that I do not feel ready for this Half Marathon in Virginia Beach. I signed up because it was a weekend that my son would be with his father for the holiday, and those weekends are huge stressors in my life. I knew that we would end up at the beach that weekend, and Virginia sounded perfect. That was back in June, and 3 months later, I'm nervous and scared. I don't know why, I have run as much as I did when training for the marathon. Maybe my mind is louder than my training.

I have thought and thought so many times about Runfessing this, but if not here... then where? My ex-husband has started running, and I runfess that I'm worried he is doing the Hershey Half Marathon. The thought of it makes my stomach hurt and makes me want to throw up. I know running was not a sport created specifically and only …

Weekly Wrap: VB RnR and BIH Training Weekly Wrap #10

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Good Morning,

How are you doing today? Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the web.

Thank you Holly and Tricia for hosting the Weekly Wrap post! Linking up with these lovely ladies today.



Workouts
Monday: Zumba with Susan, and 2 miles of track exercises and sprints.
Birthday Miles : 3.4 miles
Friday: 2 easy miles and weights
Saturday: Zumba with Denise and Susan and 5 tempo miles
Sunday: 10 Miles Progression Long Run

Totals
Miles : 24
Zumba : 2
Weights: 1

I turned 34! and celebrated by going to the Back to School night and Meet the teacher night at school! and by running 3.4 miles.

The president of the PTO said the funniest things I've heard "Come and help us out in events, we won't look at you like weirdos".... it's funny, because they always look at me like I have 3 heads and 5 hands when I'm there to help, they all just stare and look confused.




On Saturday to continue the birthday celebrations, we drove to Philly for a change of scene. I had half of …

What I will Miss From Art In Motion Fitness

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I know that I'm missing Runfessions this Friday, but my mind has been on something else.  I mentioned in the last Runfessions Friday that I was in complete denial of my Zumba studio closing. Well, I can't avoid it anymore. August is done, and with it goes Art In Motion Fitness out of my life.



Last Monday when I was there for zumba, they had stripped the floors off the bamboo hardwood flooring... it was a harsh reality.



Tomorrow I’m heading to my last Saturday Zumba Morning class with the ladies of Art In Motion Fitness. I have tried to write an email to them about how much my time spent there has meant to me, but I end up going off in a long over detailed story of nothingness and crying. I have also tried to write a post about how going there changed me, for the better, but I also end up going out into oversharing and long stories and crying again… I am a puddle of tears sometimes. Here are things that I will miss about going to zumba and any other class at AIMF.

1.The friends-…

Throw Back post- The Best Birthday Present EVER!

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I'm going to be real with you. I don't care for my birthday. It's not that I don't like getting older, because I do! It's that I don't like to have that much attention to myself.

I never know what do say, what to do, when people from work get me cakes.... the thoughts running from my mind are, why did they get me a butter cream cake? I hate butter cream! or Why a chocolate cake? I don't like chocolate! or why a cake at all, I don't want cake. Even when they get me things I do like, the thoughts are, why are they touching my Tiramisu? can't I just take all the tiramisu and go home? Keep your paws off Tiramisu! and I can't believe this person has never heard of tiramisu.

Anyway, back before I had social anxiety and hated cake, Sister #2 gave me the best present in the world!

In the spring of 1989 I asked my parents for a Ken doll I had seen in a store close to the market. I negotiated with both of my parents, beg, pleaded and cried for it. All to n…

Books For My Mental Health

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I read for the same reason that I run... for my mental health. I have turned to TV and books for a change of scene when things get difficult to deal with. For me, reading books and watching TV is about seeing that many others have dealt with many more difficult situations, and that maybe I can learn from that. Here are some of my favorite books that helped me deal with life.

The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky- This is a book about Charlie, who is going into High School. He is an introvert, and the book is letters that he is writing to a "friend" about his High School experience. I wanted to crawl inside this book and live in it.



Harry Potter by JK Rowling- The entire series
If a Teenager can beat the Dark Lord several times, with the help and love of his friends and family, I can get up and deal with life.



Born To Run by Christopher McDougall - I highly recommend this book to anybody interested in a really good story. The books has the griping story of the race…

Weekly Wrap: VB RnR and BIH Training Weekly Wrap #10

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Hello there! It has not been a good Morning, my computer is not cooperating this morning and it's very stressful! 

I'm linking up with Holly and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap post.



Workouts
Tuesday - 4 tempo miles and 25 minutes of weights
Wednesday - 5 miles of intervals
Thursday - 3 miles tempo
Sunday - 9 miles long run

Totals: 21 miles

I had Tuesday off from work to spend time with my son, we made pancakes! They were so yummy!



My sister was in town last week, so we trained together for two days. It was pretty awesome!


Sunday we got the flat second grader ready for the first day of school!


I am not in a good mood, I haven't been in a good mood since yesterday. Yesterday I sat in the parking lot of Wegmans just listening to music trying to convince myself to get out of the car and get my groceries for 25 minutes. Whenever I have this type of meltdown, I call sister #3 and she talks me out of it, but she is in Mexico.

And I ended up buying 5 songs from iTunes in five minutes, becaus…

Friday Five- This Summer

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I have every other Friday off from work, and during the summer, I love spending that time with my son doing fun trips. At the beginning of the summer, Roger and I sat down and created a schedule with ideas on what to do on those 6 Fridays with my Love Nugget. Then the first week, we threw the schedule and ideas out the window and did none of it. But we did visit great place that were not at all in our plans! We had amazing adventures!

1. Intercourse Pa- Visiting Kitchen Kettle Village and doing the Horse and Buggy ride. We tried lots of samples at the Kitchen Kettle Village, ate fresh made ice cream on a fresh made waffle cone, and had fresh made pretzels. We rode the horse buggy and went on a covered bridge and by Amish farms. I highly recommend visiting Kitchen Kettle Village!








2. Visiting Children's Lake in Boiling Springs. I didn't know this cool and awesome place existed so close to me ! We went there and walked around the lake, checked out part of the Appalachian Trail, an…