Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday randoms

random thought #1

Could anyone else NOT wake up this morning?? 

6:30, you came waaaaay too early! 

And on top of my sluggish start to the day, I left my phone at home.

Commence the panicking once I got to work and realized I didn't have it. 

I hate that feeling.


random thought #2

In other news, I had such a nice, relaxing weekend. 

On Saturday, Marilyn and I set out to a little locally owned shoe store in search of the perfect running shoe. I had been wearing my beloved (but worn out) bright pink Nike Air Max shoes to run in (come to find out, they aren't running shoes), and they were starting to cause all sorts of problems for me. My toes would go numb while I ran, and I was beginning to have some knee pain. My feet just felt heavy.

First, one of the store's owners watched the way I walked without shoes on (my ankles tend to roll inward), measured my feet (my right foot is a half size bigger than my left), and then watched me run on the treadmill that they had in the store to see which shoe worked the best for me. 

In the end, I chose a pair that felt so amazing and light on my feet. See ya later clunky Nikes. 

I went on a short run with Marilyn after the rest of our errands that day, and I instantly felt better. Talk about great motivation: a friend and new workout gear always have that effect on me. 

So my advice to you: Do your research. Take the time to be properly fitted for a pair of running shoes. I would not have chosen this new pair of shoes based on how they look, but in this case, it wasn't about getting what looked the prettiest. 


random thought #3

On Friday, I bought new tangerine-colored skinny jeans and paired it with this cute black shirt of Marilyn's and leopard-print wedges. Marilyn's cute shirt is from Target. I wish I had gotten a pic of our whole outfits!

Marilyn and I on Friday night

random thought #4

I'll leave you with today's food for thought: 

"Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny."
—Frank Outlaw

Here's to being one day closer to Friday!


  1. I love that quote! So. True.
    and I hate the feeling of forgetting a phone... you feel like you're missing something ALL day

  2. I could not get up for the life of me this morning because it was WAY too early. And I always panic if I dont have my phone with me. I almost feel "naked" without it!!

  3. Great quote!! I hate not having my phone - it always make me wonder what I did without one like 15 years ago! :)

  4. I was panicking when you didn't have your phone too!! You look great in that black top!
    Thanks for the quotes to keep us all on our toes!:)

  5. I'm embarrassed to tell you. I couldnt get up either, but that was at noon. Def waking up early tomorrow. No more funny business.


  6. New shoes especially sneakers make a world of difference!

  7. tangerine? smart girl. you are adorable.

  8. what running shoes did you end up with?! I did the exact same thing last year to discover that my feet are different sizes - isn't that so strange?? I ended up with Mizunos but am now thinking of trying Newton running shoes. I hope the new ones work out for you! Ps that's one of my favorite quotes - I have it hung in my office to keep myself in line!