Thursday, November 21, 2013

holiday shopping, a running update, and even a proposal

Only one week till Turkey Day!

& boy! am I ready for some time off from work...

...which got me to thinking about all the unfortunate people that will have to work during the Holiday weekend & I can't help thinking how that used to be me. 

Look! now that it isn't me, I will be honest. I absolutely love Black Friday and all the shopping that surrounds the holidays (mostly because I have a problem) but I promised myself when my retail days were over I would never forget how horrible it is for the employees. 

So I planned to write a little ditty on why it was so awful and how gracious we should be when we shop but then I saw this posted on Facebook, by none other than my last manager, and I couldn't have said it better myself. So share this. Read it. Preach it! 

I get that it has become a hot topic, should we or shouldn't we shop on the holidays??? but this is America. We have one big shopping addiction. I don't think it will stop anytime soon so just be nice & thoughtful & respectful even if others are not, no matter what your opinion is OK?

Walmart Black Friday
Just for the record, this is not me...I swear (Photo Credit

Second, I wanted to give you a running update because I have talked a lot about my racing schedule and recapped races but I feel like I have left some of the day to day out so just to clarify, in case you missed it...

Running lately has been hard. I am taking my mileage down to about 20 miles or less a week.

I am going to try to get two treadmill runs in during the week and one long run done on the weekend.

At least in my head I have been putting a lot of pressure on myself trying to figure out how to keep running through the winter. The thing is, I work. Its dark in the morning and at night. I don't really have a full time running buddy (accepting applications now) and so I am just going to have to become friends with the treadmill. Its hard though. I am snail slow on that thing and have a bad attitude about it.

However since I won't be running as much, I am going to try my best to fit in some new fitness classes this winter. I reallly realllllly realllllly want to try Barre and get back to a regular hot yoga schedule. How are you dealing with winter??? I NEED to know, especially if you have been running for awhile? How hard is it to take a break and then get back into it?

& last but not least, I am always late to the party (both metaphorically and in real life) so if you have seen this I am sorry... BUT oh my gawd, this is so incredible. I haven't gotten to the end yet but I had to share!

Watch Video Here.

Happy Thursday Turkeys!!!


  1. Thanks for sharing that post! I like to think of myself as a nice, polite customer but a refresher to prep for Black Friday is always nice!

    Like you, its dark when I leave for work and dark when I get home. I try to run twice on the weekends when it's light outside, and then that leaves 3 times during the week. I bought a headlamp but my strategy is mostly just running on well-lit streets and carrying mace. You could always just buy yourself super cute, bright, reflective running gear! Maybe a new color each week?? ;) that would work for me!

    1. haha! your advice is perfect for my shopping addiction :) :) :)

  2. Yay for Thanksgiving! Hope you have a great one. I'm excited about it! We don't really do the Black Friday thing. Too many crazies out there!

  3. Wish I lived closer I need a running buddy too :(