Weekend Update

Happy Monday!

Lots of pictures and few words in this week’s update. Not because my brain’s half-dead after Saturday’s Amy Schumer concert (although that certainly didn’t help), but I’m swamped. Too much to do, too little time… Agh!  IMG_5781

This week’s Weekend Update is super late and will be super short owing to my crazy-ass day. Sorry for the profanity, but there’s no other way to describe it. Today’s one of those days where you’re so busy that you can’t even make time to go to the bathroom. Seriously.

Thanks are in order to the Weekend Update Link-up hostess with the mostest, Tara. Don’t forget to visit her over at Running ‘n’ Reading,

Local paper’s coverage of the Amy Schumer concert. Note the typo.

The big event this past weekend was the Amy Schumer concert in Tacoma. The concert was such a big deal that my BFF flew up from San Francisco to attend. We both love Amy Schumer, you see. She’s our spirit animal.

In homage to Amy and the debauchery she jokes about, I didn’t exercise this weekend. At all. Not even Pilates. Oops.

I did, however, spend a lot of good time with friends.

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Why am I trying so hard to not look like myself? I have Madonna-neck!

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We’re having so much fun in our matching outfits!

We had a great time at the show. Amy Schumer was, not surprisingly, hilarious, and I was a little bit rowdy. Because if you can’t be rowdy at an Amy Schumer concert, where can you be rowdy?

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“Who is that old lady in the 6th row, and why is she being so rowdy?”

The concert was held at the Emerald Queen Casino, which I had never been to until Saturday night. And wow. Just… wow. I have to say that I’m not really a fan of the heavy clouds of cigarette smoke, guys. I am still coughing 2 days later.

Other fun stuff I did this weekend:

Went shopping at University Village in Seattle.

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You can take the boys out of Tacoma, but you can’t take Tacoma out of the boys.

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Acting like a goober outside the Oiselle flagship store at U Village.

Ate too much.

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Late-night burgers always taste better at the Frisko Freeze.

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So many soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung!

How was your weekend? Do you think Amy Schumer is funny? What was the funniest thing you heard or saw this weekend? What was the tastiest thing you ate?

5 Reasons Why I Have Spring Fever

It’s been a rough couple of days for me. An old friend of mine died suddenly, and I’m having difficulty accepting and processing it. I’m here and trying to rally because I love the DC Trifecta’s Friday 5 Link-Up and I don’t want to miss out. I think keeping busy also helps distract me from my sorrow.

My friend, Wyndall, was always ready with a smile and a laugh. He had an irrepressible spirit. He always tried to follow God’s path, and now he’s in his arms.

Okay, that’s enough sad stuff for now. I know Wyndall wouldn’t want me or others he left behind to get bogged down in sadness.

On to the link-up.

This week, Courtney at Eat, Pray, Run DC, Mar at Mar on the Run, and Cynthia at You Signed up for What?!, chose the theme “Spring!” I’ve decided to run with it and list 5 things I’m excited about for this spring:

1.  Spring Break

capitol - alsoranagainMy husband and I are taking our kids back to Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Gettysburg, and Virginia for their spring vacation. For many years, my husband and I have discussed our desire to take the kids back there to better learn US history and government. I feel fortunate we’re able to make it a reality. Continue reading

How to Run in the Rain

Unless you live in the desert or run only on treadmills, you’ll end up running in the rain at some point in your life. I’d venture to say that most people don’t like to do it, but maybe that’s just because they don’t really know how to do it properly.How to Run in the Rain - alsoranagain.com I don’t want to sound like a jerk, but living in Washington State, where it rains so much we’ve been endowed with the moniker “The Evergreen State,” I know a thing or two about running in the rain. And I actually enjoy it! Continue reading

Weekend Update

People, I am still not over Daylight Savings Time. I couldn’t get to sleep until 3:00 a.m. last night and woke up late this morning, missing my planned 6:15 a.m. long run with Aimee in the process. Ugh.IMG_8109Another negative consequence of DST continuing to kick my ass is that I’m late to the Weekend Update party. But I’m here, finally! And thanks are again in order to Tara for hosting the link-up. Please pay her a visit over at Running ‘n’ Reading. Continue reading

5 Things I Have to Do Every Day

This Friday could not have come early enough. Daylight Savings has been killing me this week; I’m tired and cranky and am so happy this week has come to an end. I haven’t been able to fall sleep until late, late at night (really, early morning), and I can’t scrape myself out of bed in the morning.  I hate the dark mornings of Daylight Savings about as much as I love the light evenings. DST is kicking my ass so hard, I haven’t gone running since Monday!

So when I learned that this week’s Friday 5 (the linkup hosted by the DC Trifecta, i.e., Courtney at Eat, Pray, Run DC, Mar at Mar on the Run, and Cynthia at You Signed up for What?!) theme was going to be “things about my day,” I balked a little. Would I be up to the challenge in light of my diminished capacity?

You be the judge.  Here are 5 things I have to do every day:

1. My makeup

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My Return to Running: Chicago, a Personal Trainer, and a Playlist

The past several days have been so exciting, running-wise, that I can barely contain myself.

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I really hate this photo. I need to take another “Molly, excited, running” photo so I can stop using this one. (And don’t worry–I stopped using that terrible bra.)

It started with last Saturday’s 3-miler, which was slow and kind of awkward due to my obsessive focus on my hip flexors. I didn’t experience any discomfort during or after my run–a good sign–but I didn’t want to get excited about my long-awaited return to running before making sure I could run more than one easy 3-miler.

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Weekend Update

Welcome to the work week, friends. I hope you had a relaxing and active weekend! My weekend was both. I feel so fortunate to have had a string of great weekends lately!

Weekend Update

Before I go any farther, I need to point out that once again I’m joining up with Tara’s Weekend Update. Please check out her terrific blog, Running ‘n’ Reading, for the latest on her running and reading hijinks. While there, please consider linking up, too.

 My relaxing part of my weekend started out appropriately with this chubby lovah greeting me in the laziest way possible.

“Pet mah belly!”

And the active part kicked off with my first run in 1 whole month! I had been nervously anticipating this run for several days leading up to it, and opted to run solo (rather than with my BRF, Aimee) because I wanted to run at my own pace and be able to stop if I needed to. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for my first run–mid-40s and dry. I dressed warmer than usual (crops and the Oiselle Long-Sleeve Funnelneck I scored at the sample sale) because I figured I wouldn’t heat up enough if I was running at my planned slower pace. I also wore my new Hoka Stinson Lites.
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5 Favorite Things Right Now

TGIF, party people! It’s Friday and I’m back for another Friday 5 Link-Up with Courtney at Eat, Pray, Run DC, Mar at Mar on the Run, and Cynthia at You Signed up for What?!

Today’s theme is favorite things, and I since it’s been ages since I’ve shared things I’ve been loving lately, this theme arrived at the perfect time.

These are the top 5 things I’ve been loving lately:

1. Albanese Gummi Bears

How do I feel about these? They are the best gummi bears I’ve ever eaten in my entire life. And I’ve been on the earth a long time, folks! Albanese gummis come in 12 flavors. My favorite is probably pineapple, which is slightly lame of me because every gummi bear company already makes pineapple-flavored gummi bears, but all of the other unique flavored (e.g., blue raspberry, watermelon) are fantastic.  We can’t keep these babies in stock at our house. Continue reading

Nuun Giveaway Winner

Hi, guys!

Sorry that I’ve been MIA the last several days. I came down with a nasty bug and was so stuffed up and hopped up on cold and flu meds that I couldn’t fathom writing an intelligible post. I’m feeling much better now, thankfully.

Because I was sick, I failed to announce the Nuun giveaway winner on Monday as promised.  Sorry and thank you for your patience. Continue reading