Sunday, May 31, 2015

Weekly Recap- May 25-31, 2015

Another slow more and then back to running!

Monday-- rest

It was Memorial Day so Kory and I had a breakfast date at Be Our Guest!  It was overpriced but I knew that going in and enjoyed every bite!



Kory and I had dinner at The Knife, which was an Argentine-style Steakhouse.  Umm.  Definitely not what I'm used to.  We probably won't go there again.


Faith, Cori, Heather and I had a Girl's Night at Melting Pot--my favorite!  Yum!


Kory and I had a movie date night.  We ate at Earl of Sandwich and then went to see Tomorrowland.  It was interesting and weird, all at the same time.  I enjoyed it but it wasn't what I expected at all.


I drove to Jacksonville to attend my future sister-in-law's bridesmaid's luncheon.  It was so great to get to meet some of the other bridesmaids in the wedding!  Her mom did such a great job of putting it together.

For dinner, I went with my parents, brother, his fiancee, and another bridesmaid to TacoLu.  It was a great Mexican restaurant.  It was loud and hip and had great, unique tacos!  (And it's where my brother and Lindsay met and had their first date--awww)


I drove back home and on the way stopped to have dinner with Meghan at Carmel.

One more week of school!

Total miles this week: 0
Total miles in 2015: 340.96
Total miles: 1947.4

2,015 in 2015 miles: 985.62

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Stitch Fix Box #10!

I got my May Stitch Fix box in a few weeks ago.  And unfortunately, I wasn't as excited by this one as I had been by the previous ones.

Renee C Manika Shift Dress-- $68

The print was different than something I'd choose but still cute.

It looked a little shapeless hanging up.

And it was.  It looked like a sack on me.

Verdict" Returned

Uttam Lauren Printed Dress--$68

I liked the style.

It looked cute enough hanging up.

But when I put it on, it was huge in the hips area.  It had a very matronly look to it.

Verdict: Returned

41Hawthorn Jace Chevron Print Dress--$68

This dress looked really cute.

And I liked that it seemed to be form fitting.

I hemmed and hawed over this one.  It fit sooo  nicely and was so cute--but it was just a little too long.  I allllmost kept it to get it altered.  But then I talked myself out of it by saying that I was already paying a lot for the dress and didn't want to have to pay more or bother to get it altered.

Verdict: Returned

Collective Concept Lisette Dot Print Blouse--$64

It's blue...I like blue

The dots are more noticeable in person which I liked.

But it was too boxy on me.

Verdict: Returned

Papermoon Pete Crochet Detail Top--$44

I loved the crochet detailing.

But I was worried it would be too boxy again.

It was, but only a little bit.  Overall, it fit pretty well.  And I thought it was cute!

Verdict: Kept

The total for this box was $312 and would have been $219 if I kept everything.

But unfortunately, I'm still having a problem with sizing.  I think I'm going to try one more box and if I can't get shirts/dresses that fit well then I'll have to pause it for a while.

Did I make the right decisions?  What do you think?

If you'd like your own Stitch Fix, you can sign up here

(it's my referral code and I do get credit)

Have you used Stitch Fix?  If so, how did it work out for you?  Or are you planning on trying one?  If so, let me know how it goes.  I love seeing all the outfits!!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Weekly Recap- May 18-24, 2015

A pretty uneventful week---


Kory and I booked a Carnival Cruise in August with his twin brother and his wife.  I am sooo excited!  I can't wait!  This will be my 17th cruise and it's been too long since our last one!  Only 76 days left now!




My first graders had their music performance.  They were so cute and the most well behaved grade level!


S'mores Oreos were released today so you know I hunted them down!

I also went into Old Navy.  They were having an awesome sale and had tons of tropical items--perfect for the cruise!

Faith, Ava Joy and I hit up the food trucks again!  This time we chose the Magic 4 Ur Palate food truck and had the Blue Mountain Burger.  It had hamburger, garlic mashed potatoes, bacon, and bruleed blue cheese!  Served with crispy fries.  Yum!  And of course we got the deep fried oreos for dessert!


Cori and I went bridesmaid dress shopping for my brother's wedding.  The bridesmaids dress that my soon-to-be sister-in-law chose is gorgeous!

Then we headed to The Coop for lunch.  I'd been wanting to try it for a while.  Good ole southern comfort food!


I worked 11.25 hours in Tour Guide.  Ugh!  Too long for this girl!

Total miles this week: 0
Total miles in 2015: 340.96
Total miles: 1947.4

2,015 in 2015 miles: 956.62

Monday, May 18, 2015

Weekly Recap- May 11-17, 2015

And so began my 4 weeks of no running to see if I can get my ankle fully healed!  (although I'll be honest--I'm so busy and tired from end-of-the year stuff at school that I'll be glad to not be getting up early!)


We flew back from Disneyland.  Another interesting trip story.  Cori was in the window seat and while we were waiting to take off, she noticed some firetrucks.  I thought it was common to have some around the airport until we noticed that they were filled with uniformed fire fighters.  We looked farther and we saw a plane on its belly.  Turns out that a plane landing at LAX had it's landing gear not work correctly!  Scary!  It closed one of the runways so we took off late.  So when we got to Atlanta, we had to rush to our plane and the door was already closed.  Luckily there were several of us, so they opened the door back up.


We lost in softball--so close though.

My May Stridebox came in

~Bounce Natural Energy Ball- Cacao Mint
~ Glukos Energy Gel- Orange
~ Gu Energy Chews- Strawberry
~ Osmo Nutrition Active Hydration- His and Hers
~Vita Perk Vitamin Coffee Boost
~Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch- One Size
~Stridebox Massage and Recovery Ball

Wednesday-- rest

I got my latest Stitch Fix 




Kory had the day off and surprised me with Dunkin Donuts (this is a tradition my dad did every Saturday when I was growing up and still does when I come home to visit.)

Since Kory doesn't really get to eat much when he's working, he wanted to eat big meals.  So we had Harry & Larry's Bar-b-que for lunch and Outback for dinner.  Who am I to deprive a man his meat???


It was a girl's night!  We had dinner at Carmel.  They have an AWESOME 3 course dinner for only $14!  I had chickpea fries, lobster bisque, and shrimp and lobster risotto!  I also enjoyed some white sangria.

Then we headed to the movie theater to see Pitch Perfect 2.  A lot of the girls didn't think it was as good as the first but I enjoyed it.  And I need to download the soundtrack!

Total miles this week: 0
Total miles in 2015: 340.96
Total miles: 1947.4

2,015 miles in 2015: 924.57

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Pez Hedz!

Remember when you were little and the cool candy was Pez?  I sure do!  I collected them and still have them in bags at my parents house.  It was like a treasure hunt to see if I could find ones that I didn't have before.

Well, Pez has a new product out!  Pez Hedz are soft candy chews.  They come in fun flavors and designs, kind of like what you would see as the head on top of those candy dispensers!

I was lucky enough to get to try some!

I tried the Hello Kitty Hedz.

The Hello Kitty Hedz have a strawberry flavor (both the bow and the head) and a raspberry flavor with blueberry flavor bow.

The Bear Hedz came in three flavors.

They have a cherry, blueberry, strawberry flavor, a grape, lemon, strawberry flavor and a peach, raspberry, strawberry flavor.

These were so yummy and made me nostalgic!

For those of you with some dietary restrictions--good news!  Pez Hedz are gluten, gelatin, peanut & tree nut free, are vegetarian, and are 99% fat free!

If you want to look for Pez Heads, you can find them online at or at Cost Plus World Market, Rue 21 (Hello Kitty only), It's Sugar, Dylan's Candy (Hello Kitty only), and someWalgreens, Toys R Us (Hello Kitty only), and Dollar Tree (Bearz only) stores.

You can also find PEZ on Facebook and Twitter.

*FTC Disclosure: I was compensated by Pez for this post but all opinions are 100% my own.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Weekly Recap- April 27- May 10, 2015

So I realized I totally slacked and forgot to do last week's post!  Oops!!

April 27-May 3, 2015


Tuesday--rest.  I got into both the Chicago Marathon and the Dopey Challenge!  Faith did too--it's gonna be a crazy race season!

Wednesday--3 miles in 34.17.  Ran with the group. Mile 1: 11:06, Mile 2: 11:16, Mile 3: 11:51, Average Pace: 11:25


I don't get to see Kory much anymore because our schedules are opposite of one another.  So he brought me lunch to school!  So sweet!

Friday--3 miles in 30:45 Mile 1: 10:17, Mile 2: 10:12, Mile 3: 10:18, Average Pace: 10:16

Saturday--Chocolate Sundae Run.  3.16 miles in 26:09.   Had no idea it was timed so wasn't prepared to race it but it ended up being my second fastest 5k! Plus I had a great new racing partner and ended it with a chocolate sundae! Mile 1: 8:18, Mile 2: 8:18, Mile 3: 8:32, Mile 3-3.16: 8:40, Average Pace: 8:23.

Bella got a haircut.

Kory and I drove home to Orange Park to go out for an early Mother's Day dinner with my parents at the Wine Cellar.  It was yummy!


We drove back home.

Total miles this week: 9.16
Total miles in 2015: 317.91
Total miles: 1924.35

2,015 in 2015 miles: 848.92

May 4-10, 2015

Monday--3 miles in 28:16 Mile 1: 10:39, Mile 2: 9:11, Mile 3: 8:25, Average Pace: 9:26

It was the beginning of Teacher Appreciation Week at school!  My homeroom mom is adorable!  She decorated my door after my favorite candy and gave me a creative card with a gift card to Cold Stone!

Dad was in town so we went to  Trader Sam's so we could see Kory and Dad could check it out.


I got some beautiful flowers and a basket of popcorn for teacher appreciation day!

Dad and I went to happy hour at Johnny's Hideaway for some yummy food and drinks!


I got some homemade goodies (the little girl was so cute...the day before she asked my favorite treats and I said rice krispie treats or anything chocolate.  She came in the next day with homemade rice krispie treats and double chocolate chip cookies!)  I also got a Target gift card and a beautiful plant for Teacher Appreciation Week!

It was Tink time!  Cori and I caught a plane to Disneyland.  We definitely had an interesting trip--a funny story on the plane.  We had a layover but stayed on the plane.  Cori went to the bathroom on the plane and then another women went right in after she came out.  As the other lady walked by all the flight attendants at the back of the plane, you could see on their faces that something was wrong.  Apparently, the lady had been smoking in the bathroom!  She tried to blame it on Cori but the flight attendants could smell that it was her.  The police had to come escort her off the plane she had a $2000 fine!  Stupid!

We checked into the Disneyland Hotel.  The guest service was severely lacking and we had nothing but issues the whole time.  Luckily, the room was really nice though.  I mean, where else can you fall asleep with fireworks over your head???


We worked all day at the Raw Threads booth at the runDisney expo.

Cori and I were craving In-N-Out since we don't have one here and luckily some of the local girls were up for taking us for a late night dinner!


We worked the Raw Threads booth again. Not the best picture, but here's our gang!

During lunch, we noticed that there were tons of cats around the hotel!  Of course you know I had to take pictures of them (& maaaaybe sneak them some food).

We got our Tink shoes at the expo!  (the dark one is me trying to take a picture of the fact that the shoes glow in the dark!)

 After we closed up, we headed to Trader Sam's for some food & drinks.  We sat outside but I snapped a quick picture of the inside to sent to Kory to let him know I was at his sister restaurant.

We headed back to the hotel room to get ready for the 10k in the morning.

Saturday--Tinker Bell 10k  Pixie Dust Challenge Part 1.  6.46 miles in 1:11:19.   Great race with lots of picture stops! Mile 1: 9:57, Mile 2: 10:12, Mile 3: 14:02, Mile 4: 10:24, Mile 5: 12:11, Mile 6: 10:03, Mile 6-6.46: 10:21, Average Pace: 11:05

We rushed home to shower then headed back to the expo to work with Raw Threads again.  But first we took a fun picture at one of the other booths.

After breakdown that night, all I wanted to do was to go to the parks.  We only had an hour and a half.  And we had yet more problems with the hotel.  I was not happy.  We rushed through Downtown Disney only to realize the Tomorrowland premiere was getting out so we stopped to see if we could see George Clooney.  Turns out he had already left but we did see Bachelor Chris, Kevin Dillon, and Lori Greiner.

We also saw that runDisney had posted a picture of us from the race.  Too bad my headphone wires were crossing my face!

We had just enough time to run and ride Radiator Springs, grab some flavored popcorn, ride Mater's Junkyard Jamboree and Tower of Terror.  Not bad for only 1 hour!

We headed home to get ready for the half the next morning.

Sunday--Tinker Bell Half Marathon, Pixie Dust Challenge Part 2.  13.59 miles in 2:17:45.  Mile 1: 8:25, Mile 2: 8:02, Mile 3: 9:26, Mile 4: 11:09, Mile 5: 11:17, Mile 6: 10:11, Mile 7: 10:29, Mile 8: 10:38, Mile 9: 10:51, Mile 10: 10:36, Mile 11: 11:00, Mile 12: 10:30, Mile 13: 9:07, Mile 13-13.59: 10:19, Average Pace: 10:08.  I was actually in the A corral which was neat!

Since we had done the Princess Half Marathon earlier in the year, we also got a Coast to Coast medal!  So 4 medals in all!

Unfortunately, my time was messed up and I couldn't get my medal engraved.  They kept telling me my time was 2:04.  Which would have been a PR by a little bit.  But I knew I wasn't close to that.  They kept telling me I was.  Finally pulled up my time online..and check out the 5k time.  I don't think so!

We showered and headed into the parks.

Derek and Liz came out to join us play for a little bit.  We also had dinner at Napa Rose.  It was so nice to see them!  And funny story--we all know Cori's a picky eater.  She ordered the kid's meal of chicken and mashed potatoes at dinner.  When the bill came out, they charged her for the $40 duck!  When we asked about it, the waitress said they couldn't charge her for a kids meal since she was adult.  We told her that that should have been stated when she ordered the meal because we wouldn't have stayed!  Luckily they fixed it for us.

Derek & Liz headed back home and Cori left to meet up with a friend so I met up with Celina and her family.  We rode some rides, ate some ice cream and watched Fantasmic.

I was sad to go back to the hotel room.  I didn't get enough time at Disneyland!  But it was a fun trip!

Total miles this week: 23.05
Total miles in 2015: 340.96
Total miles: 1947,4

2,015 in 2015 miles: 902.57