Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thursday Thirteen

1) The race from the weekend has posted photos.  There really aren't any good ones of me. 

2) However, this one (you'll have to click the link) gives a good idea what the single track portion was like.  I'm in the middle (black and pink) and my running partner is right behind me.  

3) I'm really struggling to find my motivation. Monday was a planned rest day. I skipped my run on Tuesday.  Walked the dogs yesterday.  Ran and then walked the dogs today, although shorter distances for both than I originally intended.

4) Daughter turned 18 today.  Despite my protests, her first act of adulthood was getting her nose pierced.  Twice.  

5) While I applaud her for expressing her individuality, I can't say that I'm all that happy about it (just to be clear, I'm okay with a single nose piercing, but I'm not fond of the double on one side that she decided to do).

6) I had two dozen raspberry filled chocolate cupcakes with chocolate butter cream and a raspberry on top specially made for Daughter's birthday. They are delicious. 

7) I've probably eaten six already. 

8) Oh, and I also ate the majority of a pumpkin pie over the weekend.

9) This, combined with the lack of motivation is wreaking havoc on my waistline.

10) Tried on the dress that I'm wearing this weekend for my niece's wedding and realized that it looked better 5 pounds ago.  

11) Luckily, nothing that a pair of control-top nylons can't fix.  I haven't worn nylons for a long, long time, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

12)  I got a notice that the Ipad that I won has been shipped.  Expecting to receive it on Monday.  

13)  I'm still not entirely sure WHAT one does with an Ipad, but I'm sure I'll figure it out.


  1. Hahaha, you crack me up! :) My motivation is completely gone, didn't run since Sunday :( Mmmhhh those cupcakes sounds soo good, I can totally understand you ate 6 of them! :)

  2. Cupcakes sound so good!

    And you can do a lot with an iPad. I just refuse to pay money to get one.

    Nose piercing ... hmm... do you think she will regret it?

  3. We all have those not motivated days!! I wouldn't worry to much with the nose piercing. She can always take that out. A tattoo is what I would worry about. I got one and regretted where I got it within weeks. We all have to live and learn! And if you can't figure out what to do with that IPad I guess I can give you my address and you can send it to me to do something with it! :)

  4. #4-All I can think about is what gets caught behind the piercing. Gross.
    #13-My mom bought an iPad and is waiting for my daughter (14) to visit this weekend to set it up. You're going to love it.

  5. Oh no! Just when you thought it was safe to let your girl loose on the world!

  6. Ack, my sister has a couple of nose piercings... I am not a fan. But what can ya do??

  7. I have my nose pierced (have for many years and have never regretted it). In Spain it is really common. I would say probably 1/3-1/2 of women between the ages of 18 and 40 have their noses pierced there.

    Pumpkin pie.... Mmmmm.....

  8. You could always send the iPad my direction :)

    Eek, two nose piercings. Maybe it's a stage? ha!

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  10. You won an IPad? From a blogger or elsewhere? I may have read this but I have forgotten.

    That course looks pretty.

    I had pumpkin cheesecake yesterday. In fact I had many things pumpkin yesterday.

  11. My motivation is gone too!!

    I want some cupcakes now

    I marked and put holes in my body when I turned 18 and now I regret it big time

  12. Your motivation will return. It's good to have a few days off here and there. Go and indulge guilt free and then come back and kick ass all over again... :-)

  13. Often one day off helps to win the lack of motivation.
    I am the only one in my family without the Ipad.
    Happy birthday to your daughter.

  14. The nose think is hit/miss with me. Some people can just totally carry the look off.
    I never thought I would be gaga over an Ipad...I so am...

  15. did you say pie? punkin? what else were you talking about? ;-)

  16. I never thought about the no bad habits thing. Ha! I am probably developing them now!