February 27, 2014

Thinking Out Loud Thursdays-TGIT!

TGIT. You know I've been a long week when you are just glad it's Thursday. I've had a pretty crappy week so I'm just trying, as always, to focus on the positive things like my article on Parade.com that I've gotten a lot of virtual love for.  I have lots of random thoughts and tidbits to share today so linking up with Amanda's Thinking Out Loud Thursdays is perfect. 


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1. Anatomy and Physiology II is kicking my booty. I have so much homework from both the lab and lecture portions plus I had a quiz and exam this week. It feels like non-stop work. Working full-time and going to school when I have to trek there in rush hour traffic is taking its toll on me. Is it May yet? 

2. My sleep and water intake have been bad this week. Not to make excuses but to make excuses, sometimes I really hate working in a lab because I can't just have my big pink Nalgene at my computer or in the lab. Boo. Sleep is something I'm always talking about working on, but lately it just seems there is not enough hours in the day.  I need at least 36 hours in a day, c'mon.  I know I need more water so today I've got my big water bottle with lemon slices in it, ready to be demolished at work. 

3. I have come up with a loose half marathon training plan for the 3-4 half marathons I'm running in the next three months (who am I?!), and am hoping to PR at the Nike Women's DC Half again because it was a nice, flat course. I was reminded of all of this with an amazing huge package of goodies from Bakery on Main with lots of Truebars to fuel me through my training. The Rock and Roll DC Half in around two weeks is going to be a slow,painful mess I'm sure, especially since I didn't get in 10 miles like I should have last weekend.  How is is already March?
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Disclaimer: I am a Truebar-fueled athlete and receive free products from Bakery on Main in exchange for brand promotion. I really do love and eat these products, and all opinions are my own! 

4. Speaking of March, Spring needs to hurry up. Last weekend I was elated to be running in shorts and this week I've got my snow parka and boots back out and had to brush snow off the car yesterday morning. I need shorts and flip-flops weather, stat. 
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See how happy running in shorts made me?

5. I really love spending my Wednesday mornings with the November Project. I was out there in the cold, snowy weather doing the "race day" workout consisting of stairs and running a loop on Wednesday morning and ended it with a big smile on my face-even after we did "Sally" which consisted of many squats.  It was my first race day workout so it was a PR for me even with the snowy weather! I got a great workout in, but I think I was mostly there for the free hugs. 

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We are great at taking group photos. 
6.  I've got some exciting blog news and summer travel plans in the works but can't reveal it all right now! However, I cannot contain my excitement that I'm attending Fitbloggin' 2014, my first blog conference! I was offered a live blogger assistantship which will cover the cost of the conference so now I'm just getting my flight and hotel plans sorted out. I wanted this position really badly because I just couldn't afford it last summer. I'm so ready for a fun summer trip! It's going to be an awesome weekend with fit, fun blogger people in a city I've been wanting to visit for a while-Savannah, GA!  

7.  Yesterday I really need this TUT email in my inbox: 

Lauren, if at first you don't succeed, it only means you're getting closer, cooler, hotter, better, "badder," and more awesome. 



Tallyho, 

    The Universe


It's good to start the day with some inspiration. Here's to tomorrow being Friday and to only getting better, hotter, and more badass. 

How has your week been? Are your ready for Spring to get here?


24 comments:

  1. ahh the joys of spring playing with our hearts!

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  2. SO ready for spring... like, ridiculously so. And what's made it worse is that it's been really sunny outside, while being all of -25C. Ugh. At least the days are getting longer, though! And I'm feeling you on the lack of sleep... I was up around 4 AM today, and the worst part about it is that I didn't even have to be. Apparently I'm just so excited to start my day, that I don't want to waste any time by sleeping in. Pft.

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    1. I hate all the teases of Spring and warm weather, but yes, the sun being out longer helps. Most of my lack of sleep is due to stupid stuff not actually reasons to be awake too, ugh.

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  3. Being able to run in shorts twice last week was amazing but also the biggest tease ever. It's been so frigid this week and it feels a million times worse knowing It was NOT even close to this bad only a few days ago. SPRING PLEASE.

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    1. I agree! Now it's like below freezing again today :(

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  4. i got scared and didn't come to november project. do me a favor and yell at me next tuesday?

    Never heard of TUT, signing up now....

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    1. JUST SHOW UP :) TUT is amazing-I love my daily inspirations!

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  5. I just discovered truebars at my local shop and can not wait to try them...also on sale for $1 ea!!

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    1. On sale? Awesome! They are seriously delicious and 200 calories or less!

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  6. Savannah is crazy beautiful! You'll love it.
    Wind chills and snow squalls today - I'm having oatmeal and coffee for lunch cause I'm so cold.

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    1. I'm so excited to visit! Wind chill is the WORST.

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  7. Yes please!!! I need shorts running season to start soon! :)

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  8. That is so exciting you are heading to FitBloggin! I cannot wait to hear all about it! :)

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    1. Thanks-I'm sure I'll have lots to talk about :)

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  9. Ahhh can't wait to hear about this big blog news! Can we pleaseeee hang out soon to celebrate you being done with your exam and just hang out and eat food and/or pretend to be active? November project is the best. It seriously made my entire wednesday amazing and I wish it was more days a week. I find myself half terrified, half excited to see what the next workout is going to be! Oh, and TUT emails are my favorite. Sometimes they really hit home. I look forward to reading them when my alarm goes off in the mornings.

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    1. SO much blog news which baffles me haha. Let's hang out. Saturday or Sunday afternoon? November Projects makes me happy-not much else get's me out of bed on no sleep that early in the morning in the snow!

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  10. I freakin LOVE my daily letters from The Universe!!! <3

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    1. It's such a great part of my morning routine :)

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  11. So glad you're headed to FitBloggin'. I'll be speaking there and am excited you chose it as your first.

    Dan R Morris
    Blogging Concentrated

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    1. I'm so excited! I'll have to check out your session!

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  12. So exciting you'll be heading to Savannah for FitBloggin. All you ladies are going to have a blast getting to know one another. So lucky :)

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