In Her Shoes

Tackling my bucket list, one half marathon at a time.


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Must.Blog.

I’m a disgrace. I haven’t blogged since May. But in my defense, my last post was the greatest post ever and I wanted that to be the most recent post forever and ever. If you didn’t read it, go back and please do so.

I will not bore you with excuses of why I haven’t written. I’ll just leave it at this:

Lake living

 

Besides lake living, I’ve been (attempting to) plan a wedding! I know we still have a year until the Big Day, but I get anxious when I think of all there is to be done. Because I like lists and they make me feel more accomplished, here we go:

Finished

  • Date (8/15/15)
  • Venue (Pleasant View Golf Course)
  • Photographer
  • Day-of Planner
  • Wedding dress!
  • Wedding party
  • Honeymoon (St. Lucia!!!!)

Big To-Dos

  • Videographer
  • DJ
  • Hotels for guests
  • Shuttles
  • Food!

Let me just say, if you live in the Madison area, I really, really welcome your suggestions for anything on the to-dos list. Especially a videographer.

I won’t bore you with wedding details so I’ll move onto another thing keeping me occupied: running.

I have my 2nd half of 2014 next weekend: the Madison Mini. I feel like a wimp compared to last year (6 half marathons, 1 full marathon). I hate that my priorities have changed, but I just didn’t find the time to travel for halves this year. I’d like to say maybe 2015?? However, 2015 will be the Year of Weddings amongst my friends and I. Oh well, I’m still getting the miles in, just not in official races.

*Break from writing*

I just started thinking, “I am rambling on about things people probably don’t care about. What did I used to post about?”

Well, running. So I went back and looked at my post about my marathon last November. After reading it, I have a minor inkling to sign up for the Madison Marathon in November. I said minor, people. Minor. We’ll see how I feel after the half next Saturday. And if I’m really crazy enough to sign up.

What a random blog post. See you again in another 3 months.

 


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Staycation

Happy 2013! I’m back after a nice, long, refreshing, relaxing, fun, uneventful, lovely little winter break.

Luckily, due to our office being closed for 2 snow days, 4 days of holiday and taking 3 vacation days, I had a splendid 13-day vacation. And what did I do? A whole lot of nothing. Our family trip to Arizona was postponed to January, so I had 13 days to kill. Ok, I didn’t actually do NOTHING….

On our first snow day, my friend Beth and I made a snowman. Meet Burky -- a combination of Bucky and Herky.

On our first snow day, my friend Beth and I made a snowman. Meet Burky — a combination of Bucky and Herky.

I thought I was going to have to work the next day (which we ended up being closed again because of the snow) so I dug my car out. But not without playing on it first!

I thought I’d have to work the next day (but nope–we were closed again) so I dug my car out. But not without playing on it first!

I'm attempting the 26 Acts of Kindness in honor of the Newton Elementary Shooting victims. We dug out a random person's car!

I’m attempting the 26 Acts of Kindness in honor of the Newtown Shooting victims. We dug out a random person’s car!

I hung out with old friends who were in town for the holidays.

I hung out with old friends who were in town for the holidays.

And saw even MORE old friends!
And saw even MORE old friends!

My best friend who lives in Denver was home during my entire break. I hung out with her EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. We spent most of our time being lazy watching movies, sports and vegging out. Real healthy.

My best friend who lives in Denver (Emily) was home during my entire break. I hung out with her EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. We spent most of our time being lazy watching movies, sports and vegging out. Real healthy.

Don't worry...we spent some time being active. Snowshoeing at my parents!

Don’t worry…we weren’t complete POS’s. We went snowshoeing!

Took a drive through the Olin Park Christmas lights...again. This picture does not do the background justice.

Took a drive through the Olin Park Christmas lights…again. This picture does not do the background justice.

Went to the Badger game and watched the annihilate Samford.

Went to the Badger game and watched them annihilate Samford.

Celebrated NYE with some of my favorite people in the world.

I rang in the New Year with some wonderful peeps.

Needless to say, my winter break was a tad shy of crazy. And I had no problem with this. Actually, I wouldn’t have changed anything. Wait– I take that back. I was supposed to practice the guitar everyday and didn’t touch it once. But other than that, it was just the break I needed.

Happy New Years! Now listen to this amazing video: