Life isn't always cupcakes with sprinkles, you know? There's good and bad and you need both to appreciate the great stuff that comes along. Here's some winning and losing that's been going on in my life lately:
Winning: I get to spend tonight with Kelsey in Knoxville! I'm heading up this afternoon and will be cheering her on at the half tomorrow as well as my friend Julie who is running her first full. So excited!
Losing: I didn't win $540 million last night in the lottery. Such a bummer. I spent $4, you guys! But totally worth it because for two hours I got to sit around and plan what to do with my money. Islands were going to be bought. Vacations were planned. It was going to be awesome. Next time, right? I hear the odds are pretty good.
Winning: I have had a little more work this week than normal and I was really busy trying to meet some Thursday night/Friday morning deadlines. So when I was finished at Friday around lunchtime, I called it the weekend and just got started on the wine. Nothing says "work's done" like a cold glass of Sauvignon blanc and a movie on the couch!
Losing: Hip pain today on my trail run. Ugh. So over it and it definitely plays up more with lots of sharp inclines and declines.
Winning: Hip pain inside, Tim and I had an awesome trail run today! We covered 9.3 miles in 1:45. I'm so happy with that. Last week we had an average page of 14 minute miles and today (on the same trails) it was just over 11 minute miles. Boom.
Losing: Hate this. Just hate this slogan. Tim had never seen it before and was genuinely shocked. It's just bad.
Winning: After this morning's run we somehow ended up at Starbucks. Tim has this magnetic reaction and can find a Starbucks anywhere in the world. I don't typically get food there but they had a really nice lunch option: a box full of whole wheat tortillas, cheese slices, avocado, salsa, lettuce, chicken and coleslaw. And a little piece of chocolate for fun. Everything was really nice and it surprised me. Paired with a caramel light frappuccino = perfect.
I'm not the only winner today - the two winners for the Kansas City Color Run are Maureen Y. and Sarah F. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for information!
Am I alone in my dislike for the slogan "Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee"?
It's just terrible. Disgrace to the English language. Not to mention advertising companies. Anyone have any other bad ones? There's a great one here for People's Insurance (I think?) and the slogan is "We Do Stuff for People."
Ever play the lottery?
This is the first time since we got to America. I'm guessing we won't strike it rich through lottery tickets. I used to pick numbers for my grandma in England and it was so fun.