Thursday Thoughts: March 26

Spring is officially here! And with Spring, my allergies are starting to flare up.  I’m hoping they aren’t as bad this year as they were last year.

Last week, I stopped by World Market and bought this beauty.  I love him to pieces, I took him to work and he sits proudly on my desk.
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For Throwback Thursday, I present my pothos plant that I have at work! The picture on the left is from when I first got him, almost 3 years ago when I started working for the State.  He has grown and grown, and is pretty huge now.  I need to re-pot him this spring or summer probably.  Side note: I notice that I call all my plants “he” or “him.”  My plants are all apparently male.

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Last Sunday, I attempted to run 8 miles.  From my apartment, I ran north on State Line all the way to 435, which is 4 miles, then stopped at the Quick Trip to fill up my water bottle, and turned around and ran back.  Unfortunately, there are tons and tons of hills on that route, which is exactly why I wanted to run it, but it was H. A. R. D.  I had to walk up at least part of the hills.  Later that evening, I went out and ran 2 more miles, so I covered 10 miles total on Sunday.  I was pretty happy overall, but I wish I wouldn’t have had to walk.  This weekend, I’ll attempt to run 10 again on Sunday, with the Groupies.

Countdown is on for the Rock the Parkway Half Marathon! It is in 2 weeks!!

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Way back in January, I found this little “Nesise Ladle” online, and fell in love! Well, I placed an order, and it came this week! It is just perfect and adorable.  You can buy it here, it’s currently backordered until June.

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James took a couple adorable pictures of Jasper yesterday.  He likes to curl up on my pillow and sleep.  He’s basically like a little angel, with claws.

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My running buddy Amy and I talked last week about running the Heartland 10k series, which is 3 10k’s in August and September.  I went ahead and signed up for it, and can’t wait!  The races are the Dot to Dot 10k on August 29, the Plaza 10k on September 13, and the Broadway Bridge 10k on September 20.  I ran the Plaza 10k last year, and loved it.  I can’t wait to do this series this fall.

Happy 1 Year Blogiversary!

Happy 1 year blogiversary to me!  One year ago, I posted my very first post to this blog.

I’m really happy in the growth I’ve had over the past year, not only in the readers, but in myself.  I have started blogs before, and none of them have ever lasted more than a month or two! Granted, I did put money into this blog, and have put more work into starting it than my other failed attempts, but at the end of the day, I’m happy to have made it to 1 year!


Here’s to another year of running and blogging!  Thanks for sharing in my journey!

Running Buddy Pouch Ambassador

I’m super happy to announce that I’m now a Running Buddy Pouch Ambassador!!

Running Buddy recently saw my review of the Buddy Pouch, and contacted me about it.  After corresponding with them for a short time, they were kind enough to send me a Running Buddy 6+ and offered me an ambassadorship!


What does this mean for you?

1.  Information.  I will be receiving first hand knowledge of new products, and will pass along the information to you.  Likewise, my fellow Running Buddy Ambassadors and I are in touch on social media and will share stories, tips, and ideas related to running, fitness, and/or travel.  The communication between you, me and my fellow ambassadors and the Running Buddy staff can be one seamless link, which means more products made specifically for you!

2.  Discounts.  I currently have a code for 10% your purchase at, and encourage you to share that code with friends and family who may be interested in buying a Buddy Pouch of their own.  The code is RB6, and you simply enter it at when you’re completing your purchase.  Remember, shipping is always just $1.00 with the Running Buddy!

3.  Community.  The Running Buddy is a small, American-made and American-run company, and community is at it’s heart.  Without friends, family, and colleagues, the Running Buddy wouldn’t exist! I believe a small community of passionate people is exactly what makes the Running Buddy so special.  They are not in it to rise to the top and make all the money, they are in it to sell a quality product that fits the need of runners, travelers, bikers, fair-goers, shoppers, sight-seers, and many more.   They are in it for all the right reasons.

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I’ve updated my RAVES page to reflect my ambassadorship, and will shortly be updating it to reflect my new favorite items (at the top of the page) to showcase my Running Buddy.  If you haven’t already, please check out, and if you are in the market for a Buddy Pouch, be sure to use code RB6 to get 10% off.

Connect with the Running Buddy Pouch:


Twitter: @buddypouch

Facebook: /therunningbuddy

Instagram: @buddypouch