Getting one day off from work during the week is awesome because I already only work Monday-Thursday. So while it’s back to the daily grind today, tomorrow begins my weekend. Try not to hate me too much. The “snowquester” storm we were hit with yesterday was pretty lame. There were some big flakes for a little while but for the most part it ended up just being rain. As a New Englander I can say- hey DC… I’m not impressed. But again, it gave me a snow day and a day to catch up on much needed zzz’s and other shenanigans. It was like the universe knew how stressed I was.
While the work week itself was short, the days were long and I’m just happy I made it through in one piece. I didn’t get done everything I wanted to get done but I think I need to focus more on what I DID manage to accomplish. Four solid workouts, homemade breakfast, lunch and dinners every day, written blog posts, finished freelance writing pieces, put together and mailed a birthday present for my sister, responded to a lot of emails, got laundry done, and you know, went to my 7am-5pm job. OH all while dealing with troubling finances and severe mental stressors involving all my food issues that I’m working on. Sometimes I have to write out all the things I actually do because I convince myself that I’m falling behind or not doing enough… when in reality that’s just not even true. I’m only one lil’ 22 year old girl doing the best she can.
There were a lot of really good things about this week in the midst of the stress though and there are some big things I’m looking forward to this weekend. That brings me to my Thursday Treasures:
1. Run for the Dream
Some of you probably read about how I won a giveaway contest for free entry into the Run for the Dream race (which TOTALLY made my Monday). This snowy cold weather had me dreaming yesterday about running through the beautiful streets of Colonial Williamsburg in June.
I am THRILLED to announce that I am now hosting a giveaway of my own! Do YOU want to participate in the Run for the Dream race too?! Because I’m giving away one race registration to one lucky reader!
Wahoo! I know you all want to run with me- c’mon. Not only will I be there the weekend of the race, but there is SO much to do and see in Williamsburg whether you’re a history buff like me or you’d rather hit up the rollercoasters over at Busch Gardens. The weekend is going to be a blast.
All you have to do is comment on this post telling me why you want to win the free race registration and NEXT Thursday I will randomly pick one of you and announce the winner!
You can read all the deets on their website, but here are some highlights:
- It takes place the first weekend in June on the 1st and the 2nd
- The free race registration is for either the 8k or the half marathon
- Both races benefit An Achievable Dream and the Wounded Warrior Project
- Post-Race there will be a big par-tay with music, BBQ, and drinks
- Runners will get a shirt, finishers medal, and goodie bag!
- You’ll be in Colonial Williamsburg and there are a BAJILLION plus things to do in the area (shopping, historic sites, amusement parks, galleries, restaurants, etc.)
And readers- if you don’t win the contest but want to participate- using the discount code BLOG2013 will take $5 off the 8K, $10 off the Half Marathon and $15 off the Patriot’s Challenge (running both the 8K and the Half). The code is valid for civilian pricing only and expires on May 1st, 2013.
Let’s all go to Williamsburg together and run!
2. Breakup Songs
No, nothing crazy has been going on with Will and I. We’re happy as clams I promise! This treasure is in reference to my new found use of breakup songs- I’ve been BLASTING them during workouts and while walking around the city and think of them as about me breaking up with all my food issues- or a terrible man named “E.D.” so to speak. There’s been a good amount of T.Swift happening let’s just say that. But also I have been loving on this throwback:
You’re right, Jesse McCartney, I’ll tell E.D. that I’m leavin’ and never coming back again. No more making me cry- no more gray skies. Don’t stress don’t stress don’t stress- girl you deserve nothing but the best…
On my hardest days mentally, these songs definitely help to remind me that I cannot afford to fall back into my twisted relationship with E.D. and that I need to keep pushing forward with everything I’m working toward.
If you’re from MA or you’re a frequent hooligan who makes fun of my city, you’ll get a good laugh out of the Onion article titled: Pretty Cute Watching Boston Residents Play Daily Game Of ‘Big City. Now, I’ll be the first person to jump up and defend where I’m from, but you have to admit, this is hilarious. My favorite part is the closing paragraph:
“I saw a guy wearing a Boston hat, and it was so cute,” Los Angeles resident Eva Anderson told reporters. “All that hometown pride for a place so small and inconsequential? It melts my heart.”
Boston is the best city in the world, alright? Deal with it.
4. Will’s Blog
Not to talk your face off about my boyfriend- I’m seriously not trying to be THAT girl- but Will may or may not be blogging now about his life on Tumblr. He used to use his Tumblr just for random things but now he’s talking about his travels every week from NYC to DC. Here’s how he describes his content:
Living the travelling consultant lifestyle on the road all week, every week. Quickly becoming obsessed to loyalty program points. Realizing at the ripe old age of 22 that I need to enjoy life and take nothing for granted. ‘Enjoying life’ includes Chicago Cubs baseball, music, quality television shows, coffee, great movies, and spending time with my one true love. It’s about more than just what fits in the suitcase.
Try not to vom at the whole “one true love” line (he he) and check it out! He’s a really great writer and is definitely living an interesting lifestyle that is usually a mystery to even me. I promise you will be entertained. Note: he didn’t ask me to promote his blog. I’m just impressed with it and think you all would enjoy it.
6. KELLY VISITING
One of my best friends from home is visiting this weekend! The last time my friend Kelly visited I was a freshman at American University. Soooo yeah… her visit is long overdue.
I am SO EXCITED and happy that she’s coming. It will be sort of like a stay-cation for me because I know the weekend will be jam packed with touristy things, awesome eats, and neighborhood exploring. Plus, I mean, I love Kelly to death and cannot wait to spend a lot of time with her. She gets here tomorrow afternoon and will be staying with me till Monday morning. I’ve got a loose game plan of stuff for us to do and a good idea of things I HAVE to show her while she’s here.
7. Weather Turn Around
While the cold weather has been so annoying this past week, it looks like this storm might just be the last winter weather hurrah for DC (for now at least).
Kelly couldn’t be coming for a better weekend! I’m pumped the weather will be nice so we can do lots of walking around together.
Ho-kay so, I think it’s about that time for me to bid you adieu. This will be the last post from me for a couple days as I’ll be taking the weekend off from blogging so that I can just enjoy Kelly’s visit. I promise I’ll update you on all the good stuff when I make my valiant return to the blogging world next week.
In the meantime- comment on this post if you want to win the free race registration, catch up on some of my old posts, and paddle your own canoe out there in the real world offline.
Keep it wicked healthy xoxo