Today I am headed to St. Cloud for a veterans employment training. On the way out of town I am swinging by Duluth Running Co. to register for the annual Shamrock Pub Shuffle. Awesome event and it gets more exciting every year. This year there will be live music at the last stop. Woo hoo!
This Sunday at 3:30. Join me and Mike! Fun run, beer, runner friends and tunes. It doesn’t get any better. #loveduluth
Brandy introduced me to Lauren Fleshman a couple years ago when she gave me The Believe I Am training journal. Since then I occasionally read Lauren’s blog and catch her here and there.
When I read her Runner’s World post earlier this week I was really moved. YOU GO GIRL. Lauren posted a pic of her New York Fashion Week catwalk and another pic taken later that week, which was a little less, uh, fabulous.
Sounds like it took her a while to actually hit the publish button (been there), but I am so glad that she did. What a great message.
I’m totally up for the challenge (#keepingitreal) and I hope you’ll join me. To truly “keep it real” I will begin by not deleting pics. Honestly, the day before I read Lauren’s post I came across a bad one on my iPad. It was taken by my father-in-law shortly after my double bunionectomy. I was standing on the deck in a bikini and hospital boots. (Ha ha. Combination of pain killers and one can wear anything…or nothing…in the woods.) It was a terrible shot, but it would have been perfect for #keepingitreal. There will be more bad shots…and for the first time ever I am looking forward to them. Thanks Lauren…for #keepingitreal.
My first Tiffany Blue Box will arrive in a few days with a planner inside.
Yes, a planner. Well Tiffany calls it a notebook diary, which makes it sound a little more fabulous, but still it is a planner. And yes, I am a nerd.
I’ll continue my Evernote and Trello love, but for the day-to-day, gotta-get-shit-done stuff, I am returning to the land of paper and ink. And it didn’t take me long to find a gallery of chic and stylish planners via The Zoe Report.
So there you have it. My first piece of Tiffany & Co. I can’t wait for my little blue box to arrive.
I know a lot of you have one. What was in your first blue box? Do share.
P.S. I can’t post without mentioning this scene from Sweet Home Alabama. Still gives me goosebumps.
Yesterday we said goodbye to another nordic ski season. Per usual, the Birkie did not disappoint…lots of people, cold, and excitement. I’m so proud of my cute ski boy– he really rocked it this season. The Birk was his third race…he did the Noque in Marquette and the Vasaloppet in Mora. Go Mikey! I love dropping him off at the start, reading and exploring while he skies his cute bum off, and then cheering him on at the finish. Except this year mum and I missed him at the finish in Mora…he was much faster than he anticipated. When we finished our whiskey press (tradition) and stepped outside to the finish, he was standing across from the bar with his soup in hand. Ooops. (His fabulous time distracted him from being perturbed with us at all.)
Tonight we are making ‘Choucroute’ of Fish (via Mark Bittman and last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine) for the second time. We made it last Sunday and it was so good (including the leftovers we enjoyed the following evening) we were eager to make it again. Last night we got all the ingredients so as to hole up in the woods all day today. Yay. It is always gorgeous out here, but this winter is truly a wonderland. See here. And the cute boy kicking up the drive is pretty damn wondrous as well.
(We got stuck at the end of our drive on Friday. And Mike’s hiking in to get us a shovel and more appropriate footwear. All I had were these J.Crew flats and no socks. Silly me.)