Favorite Things

So, remember how yesterday I said that 3:24 p.m. today me was going to hate rest-of-the-week me for procrastinating so bad? Well, turns out, it's 9 a.m. me who's ready to strangle past me, so we're gonna make this Friday wind-down a quickie. Because who doesn't love a quickie on Friday mornings?

Spreading the love around a little bit and linking up with Lauren Elizabeth today to talk about my five favorite things from this week:

1. On Monday I went to my first ever hockey game, and I told you all about it here. It was beyond fun, a great new experience, and I got to spend some time with one of my oldest friends who I don't get to see much of anymore. Success!

2. I had one of the most successful runs of my short running career this week. I didn't get my best ever time or run my longest ever distance, though I did come really close to both of those things. What was so great about this run, though, was that I almost didn't go. I had just come back from the chiropractor after a loooong day and was feeling lazy as hell. But I went, and I was feeling tired, and my knee was acting up, so I told myself that once I got to a certain mile mark I could stop and take a rest. And then I passed that mile mark and kept on running. I felt amazing. And then I DOUBLED that mile mark. And then I felt even better. And then I was in front of my apartment and could have kept going for another mile or two... but it was getting dark and I wasn't in reflective neon and I didn't want to kill myself, so I called it a night. A great night.

Anyone else love nighttime runs? 
3. I learned this week that THIS IS HAPPENING. And if you read this post way back when, you can probably figure out how freaky-outy I am over this BEST. NEWS. EVER.

4. I finally got 5 minutes to sit and breathe one night this week, and I used it to have some sweet prickly snuggs with my little man. 'Nuff said :)

Awk hog
5. The absolute highlight of the week, though, is that I FINALLY booked a long overdue {like, 4 years overdue} trip to see L, one of my best friends, in North Carolina! I've had NC on the mind since, I dunno, when I started fantasizing about moving there after I saw A Walk to Remember for some reason. Yet I've never been, and I've never been to L's new home to see her, and finally this shall all change in 21 days and I am simply overjoyed that I finally just bit the bullet, bought the plane ticket, and told L that I'll be seeing her soon. 21 DAYS!

Remember that time we laid across the NJ/PA border so we could be in 2 places at once?
{Hmm. Second reference to AWTR in this post. God I miss you, Shane West.}
Also, we need to take more pictures together because this is from maybe 2012 & one of the most
recent ones I have. Oh, the graininess. Oh, the poor phone pic quality. Sorry guys.

Coming up this weekend some friends and I are hitting a comedy club, I'll be getting some good running in to celebrate the springy weather and help reach #118forBoston, and heading down to my mom's on Sunday to get some laundry done spend some quality time with my mom and stepdad.

And now in true Friday fashion, I'm linking up with Whitney so we can all groove into the weekend on a high note. Gonna #backthatazzup to this one:
because just the other day I found myself looping it because, as I was debating with myself, is a running playlist really a running playlist if it doesn't consist almost entirely of songs with "run/running" in the title?

Enjoy, babes. I'll see ya's in a couple. Hope you have delightful weekends — what do you have planned?


  1. I'm trying to muster up the courage to start running.. I wish I could run that far! Also great song :)

  2. Starting a run is the hardest part. It sucks to start but I am always so glad when I am done. Love the Carolina's....so beautiful!
    Happy Friday and I am so glad we are bloggy friends now!!!!

  3. Great job on the run girl! I too have a huge girl boner for both Fey and Poehler :D Such role models and frickin hilarious ladies!! As far as the "running"playlist goes, I get so bored of songs after 30min that my playlist needs to be huge so I can skip 90% of them...makes no sense but whatever lol

    1. I have 4 running playlists for the same reason.. and I have one "master playlist" with all those songs and then some so I can skip through the ones I'm tired of :) great minds think alike?? ;)

  4. Now my bucket list says I have to find somewhere in the world to go where I can lay across the border and be in two places at once! And your running posts motivate me. I'm finally (hopefully) starting up yoga again tomorrow! But I have no one holding me accountable for sticking to it like I used to 5 days a week. My husband, unfortunately, will have sex with me no matter how jiggly my stomach and thighs are, so he sucks as a motivator. Anyway! Love that I can keep in touch with you this way! I forgot that blogs are good for that. Omg, I feel like I'm re-discovering the outside world right now. Not that I never go outside. I'm actually hardly ever inside, but you know what I mean :)

  5. Love, love, LOVE Amy and Tina. I hadn't heard about their new movie yet! That is SO exciting.


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