Monday Mentionings: December 21

Welcome, welcome! This is the second to last Monday Mentionings for 2015!  Are you excited as me that tomorrow is the first day of winter, and also winter solstice, and after that, the DAYS START GETTING LONGER!!  I am REALLY SUPER EXCITED about this!

I have a few pictures to share from last week.  I found this amazing and gorgeous bird print at Pier One, and just had to buy it.  Bonus, it was on sale!  Jasper wasn’t too sure, at first, but he likes it now.

Photo Dec 15, 8 21 53 PM

I am in love with the view from my desk.  Sunny days can be a game of playing catchup with the blinds to keep the glare off my computer, but it’s 100% worth it.

Photo Dec 16, 11 21 51 AM

I registered for the KC Marathon this week, it’s really happening! A couple months ago, as I was running the KC Half Marathon, I fully decided to tackle the full distance next year, at the same race.  I’m very nervous and excited to attempt a full marathon, and I know it’s going to be a long, hard spring and summer of training, but I’m ready to challenge my mind and my body to this.  And best of all, I will do it stride for stride with my best friend.

Photo Dec 17, 8 13 17 AM

It finally got super cold on Thursday, just in time for a Groupie run!  We have a crazy warm November and December so far, and have been lucky to not have to really bundle up like the kid from A Christmas Story.

Photo Dec 17, 8 39 14 PM

Friday, at work, we had an Ugly Christmas Sweater party. We also had a food day and white elephant gift exchange.  It was neat to see everyone’s ugly sweaters, especially all the men who wore sparkly ladies’ sweaters.  I feel very lucky and happy to be a part of such a great group of people.

Photo Dec 20, 5 07 10 PM

Saturday was hair color day! I went a bit darker for the winter, and love the color!

Photo Dec 19, 3 31 07 PM

So after I got my hair colored, I picked Amy up to run to Old Navy for their HUGE sale, “just real quick.”  Well, we were there for about 2 1/2 hours, and after, we were famished and needed mexican food and margaritas to refuel.  It was a perfect afternoon and evening – finding amazing deals on cute clothes, then dinner with the best.  Amy even got carded for her drink. 😛

Photo Dec 19, 6 16 57 PM

Running has felt hard this past week or so, every run, even though the paces are decent to fast, has just felt like a huge struggle bus.  Sunday’s run was no different.  But, I got through it, and I’m on track to surpass my goal of 950 miles this year, probably by 20 or so miles.  Yesterday, I wrote out my running goals for 2016, so definitely give them a read over, and let me know what your goals are!

Photo Dec 20, 3 46 33 PM

Last thing to share for last week, I finally gave in and bought a selfie stick. When selfie sticks first came to be, I thought they were the stupidest thing ever.  I swore to never have one.  But… lots has changed.  Hah!  I wished I had one, especially when we were in Las Vegas.  It definitely would the come in handy.  Well, I found a super cheap one, and it’s even BlueTooth enabled, so I went ahead and bought it.  So, here you are, my very first “selfie stick” selfie.  For the record, Jasper wasn’t impressed.

Photo Dec 20, 8 56 12 AM

Folks, have a great week, Merry Christmas to those who celebrate, and Happy Holidays everyone! I, for one, can’t wait to be home and enjoy family time!!

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