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9 more days until my birthday! Woot Woot! That’s single digits. You know, kinda like how excited you are to reach mile 16.3 in a marathon and know that technically you have single digit miles left to run (9.9 to be exact).

OK that was like math, math makes my brain hurt so let’s move on, shall we?

Speaking of not counting. Here’s some of the evidence of the 15 pieces of (i’m not counting) Halloween candy I consumed at work yesterday.


candy carnage

candy carnage


This morning it was pouring rain so I took the doodle to the pet store. We only got the necessities, poop bags, food and cookies.



Duncan always smiles when we go to the pet store

photo 1

Then the rain stopped and I opted to go for a short run. The first run since the Staten Island Half on Sunday.

channeling my inner bubblegum

channeling my inner bubblegum

I didn’t wear the knee brace and my knee felt pretty good but sure as sh-t as soon as i stopped for a light and then went to start back up again I got a sharp pain. It didn’t last and afterward it was fine. Tomorrow I’m going for a bike ride. No sense aggravating it.

I did something monumental today. I got a haircut.

photo 4I hadn’t had one in 18 months! Yes kids, i’m crazy. Luckily the curls just get tighter and nobody really has a clue that I procrastinate with the haircuts. Anyway, since the rain stopped I chanced a blowout because I just love a good blowout and I can’t for the life of me blow my own hair straight.

I’m hoping this will last a couple of days.

Well, I’m off to run some errands. Catch ya later.

Haircuts. Tell me. Do you love them or hate them? Do you have good hair? I love my curls but it’s not so easy to manage. 

Not the running type of MILEstone but I wanted to share…

My Jeep Liberty just hit 100,000 miles!

jeep liberty milestone

A new distance PR! 

So, yesterday was the Brooklyn Half Marathon that I was supposed to be running. It was a gorgeous day and I was feeling a bit sad that I had to bail due to this foot injury…my first DNS. I knew I needed to get out of the house. I decided to attend a “safe disposal” event to get rid of some old cans of paint. I know, totally exciting. It dawned on me that the event was taking place by the beach/boardwalk near my house. I was bummed that I wouldn’t be crossing the finish line of the Brooklyn Half on the boardwalk in Coney Island, but I figured I could at least take a short walk on my local boardwalk after dropping off the paint….and then I realized I should take Duncan with me because he deserved a good outing. And that’s how my plan took shape.

atlantic ocean

so pretty

don't jump

Duncan may have saved someones life yesterday

fishing pier

just strolling down the fishing pier

my favorite bridge

That’s my favorite bridge in the background (as in “first mile of the NYC Marathon” bridge

We only walked (slowly) for a mile or so because of my foot but stopped to sit on a bench for a bit and struck up a conversation with a man named Paul who wasn’t having a good day. I ended up chatting with him for about a half hour and he spent the entire time petting Duncan. I hope I helped him a bit.

Later on in the day Duncan and I went to visit with my friend Nicole and her daughter and Duncan’s best friend Biggie.



They were also dog sitting for a sweet big guy named Brody.

brody face!

brody face!


brody frog

Duncan thought bubble: "I want to steel her Xylaphone"

Duncan thought bubble: “I want to steel her Xylaphone”

Today started out in my favorite way (well, unless of course i was running a race or long run with my friends)

sunday morning

best sunday morning ever

After a second cup of coffee I went to Trader Joes and got all this for $56!


Healthy Trader Joes Haul

And then took the dog to Petco and spent the same amount on Duncan!

petco purchases

Petco purchases


Duncan thought bubble: “stop taking pictures for your silly blog”

We also took a walk in the woods. This was a dicey choice for me with my foot but I have been babying it so much i just wanted to warm my muscles and let some blood flow.

it's getting greener by the day

it’s getting greener by the day

Meanwhile hard to believe I took this photo in the same spot just a few months ago…



uneven surfaces including lots of protruding tree roots. maybe not such a smart idea

uneven surfaces including lots of protruding tree roots. maybe not such a smart idea

Some random things I’ve noticed lately:

  • I’ve done less laundry in the past month since probably 2012 thanks to not having running clothes to wash. I don’t mind and will enjoy it while it lasts because we all know as soon as I can get into my gear and run i’ll be filling up the laundry basket faster than you can say stinky
  • I’ve posted more pics of my dog than running pics in the last 3 weeks. (this post alone has 11 make that 13 photos of him.
    purse pillow

    purse pillow

    just watching some tv

    just watching some tv

  • My Thera Wrap ice pack has been used for about 1,256,000 minutes in the month of May surpassing my frozen veggies for the win!

And I would be remiss not to end this post without sharing a very fast approaching milestone…Sweat Out the Small Stuff will be having a 1 year Blogaversary in less than a month!!! I can’t believe it =)

So how was your weekend? Dish!