So Well Composed

Thank you all for your very supportive comments on my last post. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it!


Last week Adam and I treated ourselves to silly gifts. Adam watched a YouTube video of some girl constructing a mini burger and fries candy set and decided he really wanted to try this out so a couple of days ago these things arrived on our doorstep:


^ A mini sushi kit, a mini donut kit and a mini hamburger candy set! Adam made the sushi kit the other night. It tasted like super sweet gummy candy but the consistency of the sushi and rice was somehow pretty true to life! So bizarre!

I went the more adult route and bought myself some pens.


I love pens, notebooks, sticky notes, highlighters and all other office supplies! When I saw the purple pen that said “so well composed” I just had to have it!

On the running front I’ve been spending a lot of time with the treadmill. Okay, well “a lot” is an exaggeration but I’ve done my last two runs in the gym. It may have something to do with this weather:


93*F just doesn’t get me excited about running outdoors. Last summer I did A LOT of treadmill running during marathon training. This year I said I wasn’t going to do any of my runs on the treadmill… but you know how that goes. By the time I get around to running after work the world is just a hot hot oven!

The good news is that my loooooonnng two hour commute into work has finally come to an end. That means I won’t have to leave my house at 7:25 in the morning anymore and I also won’t get home at 7:45 at night. Hallelujah!

My number one goal for the next 30 days is to make morning running a habit. I’ve never loved morning running but I see the advantages and I want to give it a real try – chiefly I want to skip running in 90+ degree weather.



My reminder will be my alarm, the routine will be running in the morning before work and the reward will be spending more time with Adam at night!

Hopefully running in the morning will wake me up so when I arrive to work I won’t look de-caffeinated. Instead I’ll look endorphinated!


^ Just a little selfie time yesterday morning on my stroll into the office. I was happy because it was my last day of the long commute, but I was struggling with no coffee in my system yet.

That little attempt I made to not drink coffee in the morning is over, haha. I have no idea why I was even trying that out. I should have known it wouldn’t have worked! Just the smell of coffee makes me feel 10X calmer in the morning. It’s definitely an addiction but a pretty safe one so I’ll live with it!

How have you been? 

Do you have any little guilty pleasure buys like pens, notebooks, shoes, etc? 


  1. Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    Good luck with the morning running! I think it just takes a few days (weeks?) of getting used to and then it will just become a habit!
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  2. Heather

    Cute pens! Good luck with the morning running. I’ve tried it before and always just ended up snoozing through my plans and running at night.
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  3. Jenny

    Endorphinated! Love it! I am running in the mornings and it is sooo much harder for me than the evenings, but it definitely has its benefits.
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  4. cheryl

    OK, I am in–I will join you for morning runs. I haven’t been so great at it lately. I need to make it a habit! I will start with you tomorrow–rest break today!
    I am glad your long commute is over!!! THat has to be a great feeling!
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  5. Amanda @ Slimplify Life

    Nothing gets me more excited than Staples. Back to school shopping used to be weirdly exciting to me. Last afternoon in sunny FL! Off to Peter Pans for brunch (have you heard of it?!?) then back to DC for this chica.

    Have a great day!
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  6. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    I hope you grow to love morning running!!! 🙂
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  7. Ali @ Hit the Ground Running

    I like that R cycle. I need to remember it while I’m dragging my feet on things…morning running being one of those things lol.
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  8. Richard

    93*…really?!?! Lol…yeah I’ll leave that one alone.

    I like that image about habit forming. I need to print out and carry it around with me.

    Getting excited for marathon training, I’ve been keeping it slow to just get my legs used to running. Feel good and ready to get after it, hope I continue that trend lol
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  9. karen

    I would start with some short morning runs 🙂 Maybe you will just love the feeling having it done so much, you’ll ease into getting up earlier for a few more miles! That’s kind of how it happened for me.
    These temps are not very motivating, I ran this week in the 90’s and it made me quite for a few days – ugh…
    I am glad you won’t have that long commute now 🙂
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  10. Liv @ Healthy Liv

    I love that you two bought yourself fun little gifts! And I actually love new pens, too, even though that sounds like such a boring adult thing to say 😉
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  11. Jennifer

    Good luck with the early morning running! Haha I think my bf would appreciate all that mini food – esp the sushi and hamburger. Will need to look on Amazon 😉
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  12. Helly

    Love those pens!!! I’ve grown to become a morning person (kids). Waking up at 4 to run isn’t as crazy now as it was a few years ago lol!
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  13. Kristen @ Glitter and Dust

    Those Kate Spade pens look simply perfect. I love to journal and actually write a lot of my blog posts/ideas in a journal before typing them up. I am always on the lookout for journals and fun, colorful pens. You will have to let me know how you like them.

    Running in the morning is the BEST – once you get the hang of it and get into a routine. I am sure you will be much happier running in the “cooler” morning temps… if that is saying much for where you live, as I know it is always hot. We have been breaking 100 degrees here the last few days, so sadly I haven’t run much.
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