Friday, November 22, 2019

Fall Favorites

This fall has actually been going well for me.  I've been lucky enough to have the retrievers to keep me busy and we had fun picking out pumpkins, going to fall festivals, and just  hanging out!  The first half  of the season I was training for the Hershey Half Marathon and since then till now I've been  enjoying other things.   Including some of these favorites:

These earring from O Necklace

These are actually my initials!  If you know me in real life, you probably know that I am so predictable with my jewelry. Every day I wear my Tiffany and Co. loving heart necklace and my Silpada stud earrings! Only on occasion do I change it up.  Well, I am totally in love with these earrings and have been wearing them a lot this season. I've gotten so many compliments on them too. I don't usually wear large earrings because of the weight ( don't want them pulling on my ears), but these hardly weigh a thing. I don't even remember I'm wearing them.  You would think that because they are so light weight that they might be cheaply made but they are not. They are actually Sterling Silver.  They also come in rose gold and 24 karat gold plated.  If you are looking for a great holiday gift I would highly suggest checking out O' Necklace because they have a lot of monogrammed and personalized jewelry ( think: the Carrie Necklace from SATC). I've found a few other things I'd like to have!

I've also been enjoying  some yoga and Zumba this fall!  I've gone to quite a few  Zumba classes at the gym where my sister teaches. I enjoy it, but I'm not very good at it.  When I was in high school I worked at a Senior Center and one of their activities use to be chair yoga. There are days that I think I would be more suited for that activity instead!

Tis the season for all the warm drinks! I will admit that I have not even been to Starbucks at all this fall. I've been making my PSL at home and even better than that, I've been making this Vanilla Caramel Latte from Maxwell House. Maxwell House...that sounds like something a grandma would But it is tasty and I've been loving it. Even better when I can take it "to go" in these  disposable, Chinet Comfort insulated cups! ( Available at Walmart)

What have you been enjoying this fall!   Next up...ALL the HOLIDAY things!   -M

* The earrings and coffee cups were given to me for review purposes.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Disney's Sea Side Sprint at the Boardwalk

The last week in October, my mom and I were in Disney for the Food and Wine Festival. While we were there, we decided to run another Disney fun run. This time it was the SeaSide Sprint at the Boardwalk. We originally were not planning on running this race, but we brought costumes for Mickey's not so scary Halloween party, so we thought we might as well  dress up and run a race! 

We had to Uber there in the morning.  Not sure how long that would take so we arrived in plenty of time.

Friday, November 8, 2019

New York City Marathon

I will try not to make this super long but there is so much to say about this iconic race. If you don't want to read what happened prior to the race, feel free to skip down to Race Morning.

When I first found out I got into the marathon, I was excited but already stressed about the logistics of it. Huge city, expensive, how to get around, etc.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Runners World 10k Race

After running  the Chicago Marathon, my plan was to just take it easy for the next week. 

However,  the next day I got an email for volunteers wanted at the Honey Stingers booth for the Runner's World Festival. It was on my day off so I thought why not? I responded with a yes, but quickly got an email back that said they did not need my help anymore. I looked up the events and saw they were putting on a 5k and 10k that Saturday morning. The 10k was later in the morning so I decided to sign up for that.