Highlights!

I know, I haven’t posted in a week… I’ve been too crazy this week to even breathe. Catching up after a conference can be difficult- I’m not looking forward to March when I travel almost back-to-back.  I’ll just catch up with week highlights:

Monday

Got rear-ended- Happy Monday to me!  The Nissan was just scratched up a bit, but the 4-runner that hit me wasn’t in great shape.

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Tuesday:

Was a sickly girl.  Did end up booking my plane tickets to Portland for January. Found out if I want to have a “comfort seat” in economy (i.e. a seat in the first 3 rows), it’ll cost me an extra $80.  Really, Delta? Really.

It was also the only day I skipped my #RWRunStreak 1-mile.  I just couldn’t get myself out the door with the way I felt. Luckily my coordinator picked up my slack, so I counted it!

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Wednesday:

Felt so much better Wednesday morning, and wanted to make up for missing my mile the day before.  I rocked out 5 like a champ, and set a new PR:

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At work, one of my staffers brought me a soy latte- Jordan, you’re the best!! 

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That night, my “work wife” and I had our weekly wife date (for the first time in 3 weeks…).  We made great friends with the bartender too, which definitely has its perks!

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Thursday:

I broke into my new flavor of Spark- Mango strawberry.  Delicousness in powder-form.

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At work: Present from my doggie-sitter:  cookie butter!  My extreme weakness

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Lunch was outstanding- Syd and I went to Salad Creations- they make amazing chopped salads.  

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That night, we had a dinner with the construction crew that built our building.  It was so much fun, and we enjoyed conversation, wine, and great food at Mozaik.  Highly recommend this restaurant- it does have veggie and vegan options too!

Friday: 

By far my busiest work day.  I barely had time to squeeze in my mile and a quick TRX circuit in between meetings. 

After work, some of the staff headed out to check out one of my Building Supervisors’ art work. Demi is very talented and I’m so proud that they put her piece on display during the First Friday event.  The pro staff all met at Fermentation Lounge for a quick drink before we went to check out the art.  Kellie brought angel paws with:

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Afterwards, Demi with her artwork:

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Saturday:

Kellie and I met for a distance run.  We started off with the two of us and the two Lauren’s, but they were both going to a class at 11 and only did the first few miles with us.  Kellie and I knocked out 9- it was a PR for me, but with the hills, the pace, and a few other elements like my left quad hurting and the onset of congestion, the run was one of the worst ones I’ve done in awhile.  Kellie too- she rubbed her ankle so raw she was bleeding when we were done.  

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Now I’m just being lazy, sitting on my couch, really not moving- yet.  I need to bake my green beans and get into an ugly sweater before my staff holiday party tonight.  I’m sure that’ll happen- eventually.  🙂

Proof: Why I Avoid Black Friday Shopping Like the Plague

I really didn’t feel like blogging about my life yesterday.  Just one of those days, so I’ll do a quick recap:

Took off early to meet a friend in Gainesville for breakfast.  We ate at the Flying Biscuit Cafe and I ate like it was my last meal.  Seriously.  Omelette, pumpkin pancake and their famous biscuits.  Worth it.  And it was the only meal I ate yesterday.  It was also wonderful to catch up with a good friend.

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I got back on the road and made it back to get laundry done (I leave for a conference on Wednesday) and set up my own Christmas decorations. 

I got in my quick #RWRunStreak run last night:

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Afterwards, set about decorating.  I have angel decorations that my mom and grandma made and gave to me, so angel tree it was.  Had to have a glass of wine while decorating- although I ended up forgetting about it often…

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As a wine conneiuseur, I keep my corks but never really have anything to do with them.  I decided ot make ornaments out of the ones that were still pliable enough.  Crafty, eh?  Sometimes I can be.

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The afterproduct:

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My morning has been uneventful- an apple for breakfast (wasn’t that hungry for some reason), got to work and had yoga mats in!  We keep adding equipment, love it.  I need to push out an article for one of the organizations I’m part of… I just need to find that motivation today! 

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And saw this video online- just a reminder to myself why I typically steer clear of malls, Walmarts, Targets, etc on Black Friday:

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This Ain’t NASCAR…Who Explodes the Champagne?

It’s been a busy Thanksgiving day!

Chan made cute little breakfast this morning (she’s so “Martha Stewart”).  Pumpkin and leaf doughnuts (yummy!)

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We all watched more of the Macy’s Day parade, then the dog show. Laney and I took naps throughout the dog competition…although I think she was more interested in it than I was…

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We had a family tee time at 1:20 and had a blast trying to outdo each other in golf.  

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There were 5 of us so mom and Chan switched playing holes.  Chantel reverted back to her cheerleading days on the holes she didn’t play.

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My bro showing off his golf moves (he used to be on his HS golf team)

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I actually had a pretty good 8 holes out of 9- and the shot below I hit out of the water and right onto the green for par!

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We got back from golf to finish up cooking Thanksgiving dinner and pop open mimosa’s… only mom decided she should shake the champagne (ai yi…no bueno).  Poor Chantel and the fridge got blasted with champagne….

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Fresh market sells pre-made mimosas that are actually pretty good:

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Dinner was next (yes, yes that is a little bit of turkey on my plate- I mean, it IS Thanksgiving!). I also took Carb-Ease beforehand to alleviate some of the damage the indulgence of the day is having on my bod.

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After dinner, we made a golf cart caravan to go listen to a band in the heart of the villages and have some wine.  It was fun!

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Back at home, mom gave all her kids advent calendars- I haven’t had one since I was really little!  How fun! 

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And I’m off to help the girls with dessert!  Hope everyone has had a fabulous Thanksgiving!  

You Know You Have a Bad Day When…

…Your car explodes clothing.  Luckily this wasn’t me today but I felt terrible for this poor guy whose car exploded (clothing…).  Your guess is as good as mine. 

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I woke up feeling about 75 years old.  I hurt everywhere from this weekend’s activities.  

Breakfast was quick:

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I had an early morning meeting with the Director of Wellness, then had to rush to get out to the Rez for our staff meeting and holiday potluck.  

Potlucks are kind of bad news for me- I really want to eat everything!  I have to practice extreme self-discipline (especially around mac and cheese).  I did eat some sweet potato casserole though (I mean, it IS the holidays!)

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Dave proves he sometimes eats some vegetables.  I like giving him a hard time about it- he’s a good sport and he does like to tell me all the days he doesn’t drink soda (of which I’m very proud… 😉 ).  

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After the potluck I came back to a present–  Nike Frees…I wonder if I’ll be able to tolerate them?  I love Nike products, minus the shoes…which tend to hurt my feet.  I’ll try them out though and let you know. I also had a new gym bag and some headbands waiting for me.  Love Nike!

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Worked until 6, then headed home for the nightly Laney-April run.  Not as many acorns on the ground, and homegirl was real disappointed. 

Afterwards, I went in search of some Dreaming Tree.  I love Dreaming Tree- it’s one of my favorite wines and tonight I just really wanted a glass.  Didn’t find any, but I did discover a Syrah blend from France. And the name is freaking cool “The Wolftrap”.  Anything “wolf-y” reminds me of my brother (who I get to see soon!).  

Dinner tonight was easy.  Target’s Archer Farms Whole Grain Blend and Publix Veggie Medley.  Tear, pierce, use methods of violence to cook and viola!

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