Hello Monday

Hello Monday!

Hello to the start of a new week!

Hello to the end of summer camps!

Angry Kid is all done with summer camp.  He doesn’t start school until the Wednesday after Labor Day. He still has a little over 2 weeks of summer vacation left.

Hello to Long Runs!

I set my alarm on Saturday morning and got up at 4am, to run! I had an 8-mile run scheduled on my 1/2 Marathon Training program.  I didn’t want to wait till late at night to do it, because of the heat.  My Garmin Forerunner 305 would not turn on, and I almost ended up in tears, right before my run.  I ended up using MapMyRun on my iPhone to track my distance.  I finished my run before my husband had to leave for work that morning.

Goodbye to my Garmin Forerunner 305!

I knew that it was slowly dying. I bought it over three years ago, almost four.  I did some research and realize that I purchased it in November of 2008. I think that I got my money’s worth.

8 miles are done. My Garmin    is no longer working, sigh. I didn't sleep through all of my alarms. 44 miles for the month. #42milesinaugust is done! #running

Hello Summer BBQ’s and FROYO!

I went to a friend’s house for a summer BBQ and to celebrate her starting nursing school. I will miss my friend and almost former co-worker, Jen, but I wish her the best.

It was super hot on Saturday also. I had to get a little treat from Yogurtland.  It had strawberries in it. That totally counts as healthy, right? Just ignore the crushed up Butterfinger and the gummy bears, ok!

Yum! Yogurtland, just what I needed right now.

Hello Garmin Forerunner 310XT!

With the recent death of my Garmin Forerunner 305, I needed a new GPS watch for running.  It is too difficult to use my phone with tracking because I put in the pocket of my fuel belt and cannot look at the distance/pace/etc. without stopping to pull it out of the pocket.

I researched all of my options for GPS running devices/watches and decided that I did not want one with a touch screen.  I chose the  Garmin Forerunner 310XT because of the non-touch screen capabilities.

I told Angry Husband that I NEEDED to buy a new Garmin before Tuesday night, which is my next scheduled run. I got this little orange and gray baby last night. I love new toys.  I cannot wait to run with it, tomorrow night!

My new BFF, the Garmin 310 XT. Unfortunately, my 305 went to the running gps graveyard. #running

Hello Itty Bitty Teeny Tiny Ponytail!

I was finally able to get my hair into somewhat of a ponytail on Saturday and today.  I used between 6-8 snap clips to keep all of the hair up plus gel and some hair spray. I’m trying to compete in the hair Olympics with all of those gymnasts.  All I need now is some spray glitter to make it sparkle.

It only took 8 snap clips but there is a teeny tiny itty bitty ponytail in my hair for the second time this week. cc: @teraraestephens

Hello Monday!

Hello to catching up from the weekend, and past week, as usual!

Hello to chaos!

Linking up with Lisa Leonard and her Hello Monday Series!


Lol, I love your alarm names. Go you for getting up at 4am, I could not do that.


My Garmin drives me crazy--doens't hold a charge well. Excited for you to run your 1/2. I did a half and full last year. I'm so burnt out on long runs. You're gonna do great!!!

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

I like to amuse myself with whitty alarm names. I have to get up at 4am tomorrow too...yikes!

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Thanks so much for the advice. Mine stopped charging well the past 6 months. With my new one, husband is advising to not charge it until the battery is literally dead. I have a 9-miler tomorrow. Totally not looking forward to it. I can't even imagine training for a full...yikes!!!