Catching Up!

Hey there! I went MIA for a few days last week, but I’m hoping that I’ll be back on track with blogging this week!

While I’ve been gone I’ve been working a lot, but I’ve still found time to do a couple of things for fun. Here’s what I’ve been up to:

1. Bought This Pretty Kate Spade Heart of Gold Bangle

I’ve been wanting a plain gold bangle for a while and finally bought one last night – I  hope it gets here quickly!

I wanted one that I could pair with a string bracelet to dress down with jeans and pair with a nicer bracelet to dress up. I think this one will work perfectly – and for only $32 it’s a steal!

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Next up I need to find a rose gold watch that’s not gigantic. For some reason I feel like rose gold watches are all giant and have a million diamonds (either fake or real) in them. What’s up with that?

2. Watched Amelia Liana Videos

Amelia is a beauty YouTuber and blogger that covers the latest makeup and hair trends.

I’m not really into makeup or hair stuff to be honest. I have a few basic products I use over and over again every day, but for some reason I really like watching her talk about makeup, hah!

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Adam hates her voice and makes me watch her videos with my earphones on. It used to bug me a little bit too but I’ve gotten used to it.

If you’re into makeup-y stuff or just have some time to kill you might like some of Amelia’s videos.

3. Obsessed Over Mindy’s Next Book

It doesn’t come out until September but I already love it based on these chapter topics.

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Sadly I haven’t opened up Tina Fey’s Bossy Pants book since we got back from the cruise. I really want to get back on the train of reading at least 30 minutes a day. It used to be a standard part of my routine and I’ve gotten away from it.

I am hoping to right the ship in May and get back to reading and running.

Which brings me to my next point…

4. Planned My Return to Training

I’ll do a longer update on my training plan and recovery from bursitis soon, but the main thing to know is that I ended up taking all of last week off from running. Womp womp.

I had started feeling a little twinge in my left hip on Monday and I REFUSE to let the bursitis come back into my life. Feeling that twinge reminded me that there is a difference between being 99% better and 100% better.

As of Friday I am finally feeling 100% with my hips! I can lay on either side for however long I want and there is no pain at all! HALLELUJAH!

Monday I start building back my mileage and I also start a new weight lifting plan that will help me strengthen the right areas of my body to hopefully prevent the bursitis from ever returning.


More on all of the changes to my training coming up in a new post soon! 🙂

Have a great Sunday!!!

Do you watch any YouTubers? Or read blogs that aren’t running/fitness related?

Any recommendations for a rose gold watch that isn’t super big or super gaudy? 



  1. May 3, 2015 / 7:23 am

    Love that bangle! Michael Kors had a rose gold watch that is pretty plain and not gigantic. Do you have a Nordstrom near you? That is where I saw it… don’t know the name, though!

    • May 4, 2015 / 10:00 pm

      Very very annoyingly, we do not have a Nordstrom! We have everything else (macys, neiman, etc.) but not a Nordstrom. I heard a rumor that one is coming this fall/winter though!

  2. May 3, 2015 / 7:52 am

    That gif! If I could do that I would have no problems getting into lifting.

    I follow a few fashion blogs that are geared towards casual and business-casual styles. Putting Me Together is my favorite because she lives in a place with a similar climate to me (she’s in San Diego) and has a more casual workplace (like mine) plus she offers good advice on how to look polished without spending a ton of money or tons of time shopping. Great for me because I can’t stand going shopping! The other one I like a lot is Franish. She’s also a UW alumna (go Badgers!) and a med student, and her style leans preppy but is mostly pretty classic, and is fairly budget-conscious (less than PMT). Basically I’ve spent far too much of my adult life wearing workout clothes or fieldwork clothes and I desperately need help and inspiration with getting dressed for the “real” world.

    • May 4, 2015 / 10:02 pm

      Putting Me Together is the only fashion blog that I read! I like her a lot.

      I’m not good with fashion either. I pick up on trends (like rose gold watches) just as they are on the way out!

  3. May 3, 2015 / 9:24 am

    I love the rose gold watches. 🙂 I like the plain gold ones too. I went through a phase this past winter where I was dead set on buying one but then I never did. That Arnold gif is awesooooome! 🙂 Of course I had to click on a vid to ear Amelia’s voice. I like it, but it sounds like she has a cold.

  4. May 3, 2015 / 10:06 am

    MINDY KALING <333 love her and I cannot even wait for her next book. I read the first one in one day. I have problems. I likes Bossypants, but did find parts dry and it took me a long time of stoping and starting to finish it. In the same line, I'm reading Yes PlEase and love it so far!

    • May 4, 2015 / 10:03 pm

      MINDY <3333

      I love meeting other Mindy fans! She's everything.

      I read Yes Please and liked it but didn't love it. I thought I was loving Bossypants but given that I haven't opened it in 2 weeks I might not have loved it as much as I thought I did!

  5. May 3, 2015 / 10:11 am

    I used to watch Jenna Marbles pretty frequently, but I haven’t watched her lately. Other than that, I guess I don’t even know of any Youtubers–I am apparently out of the loop! 🙂 Love your new gold bangle; I think it will be perfect for casual or dressy outfits. 🙂

  6. May 3, 2015 / 10:56 am

    I STILL haven’t read Mindy’s first book yet! It’s on my to-read list for this summer, though, so it’s going to happen soon! And those essay cards make me so intrigued for her second book, too. I just love her!

  7. May 3, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    What a cute bangle! I’m looking for one of those thin chains with a plain gold tube on it…you know what I mean? I love when you look for a perfect accessory and then finally find it, and for a good deal!

  8. May 3, 2015 / 6:24 pm

    I love that bangle! I’ve been having hip tightness these last few weeks and it’s super annoying. 🙁 I’m excited that we are training for the same marathon!!

    • May 4, 2015 / 10:04 pm

      I AM TOO! I mean, you’re going to finish wayyyyy before me, but we can still meet up before or after, haha!

  9. May 3, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    I’m so glad to hear that you are better! Injuries suck and there is a huge difference between being mostly better and being completely better.

    I watch youtube all the time and am obsessed with Good Mythical Morning. I like to read fitness related stuff, but any time I watch videos, it’s always something different.

    • May 4, 2015 / 10:06 pm

      I’m the same way with videos. I love reading running blogs but when it comes to YouTube I only watch non-running related stuff.

      And let’s not even mention that rabbit hole I fall down when I start watching music videos. It’s like it’s 1999 all over again and I’ve been tasked with putting together my own TRL lineup!

  10. May 3, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    Cute bangle! How am I not following Mindy on IG…need to change that. Hmmmm for Rose watches.. maybe Michael Kors? Although.. most of his watches have the large face.

    • May 4, 2015 / 10:07 pm

      There is one MK rose gold watch I like, but I’m not 100% sold on it… and it’s not cheap so I need to LOVE it to buy it, haha.

      I’ll keep an eye out!

      Maybe Mindy will insta a pic of a rose gold watch and help a sister out! I mean, I’ll buy anything she tells me to! 😉