Five for Friday

1. I am oh so jealous of everyone running Vegas this Sunday.


Good luck to Paula, Michelle, Cely, Ali, Ashley, and all of the other runners dominating the strip at night!


I wouldn’t mind joining in on Sarah & Emily’s sparkly mimosa spectating extravaganza. Those that can’t run, drink. They’ve got the right idea.

2. I’m really looking forward to my 5K this weekend.


While perusing the race website yesterday I discovered all participants receive long sleeved shirts and  … jingle bells! I honestly can’t tell you what I’ll do with them but I’m pretty damn excited. Christmas related items rank incredibly high in my book, and jingle bells are no exception.


Some say rain is what PRs are made of, and since See Jane Run ripped the opportunity out from under me to see if this statement was true, I’ll be testing my luck on Sunday. In holiday attire. Here’s a sneak peek:


3. These cookies are EVIL.


Sugar cookies with a chocolate coated bottom and sprinkles. Sound pretty innocent, right? Please don’t be fooled. I bought them a couple weeks back for $2.99 at Target not expecting much. But once that last cookie was gone, we were distraught. I’ve never been impressed with sugar cookies but these stole my heart.

Then we went to Target earlier this week to pick up a few necessities. On display right in front of the store were many, many packages of these cookies for $0.99. Ninety-nine cents! Before I even knew what was happening, there were two packages in our basket.


I want to tell you to buy them, but don’t want you to hate me when you realize you just.can’t.stop.eating.them. Seriously.

4. My office holiday party is tonight.


Dueling piano bar, casual attire, open bar, and free cabs home. Does it get better than that?

Don’t think so.

5. We’ll FINALLY be decorating for Christmas tomorrow. And by finally I mean I still can’t believe we didn’t do it on Black Friday like the past few years.


Once the decorations are up I bounce around the house like a five year old.


Something about twinkling lights, sparkly garland, and Christmas Cookie candles make me giddy. And seeing our dog pose next to the tree Winking smile


And once the decorations are up, it gives me an excuse to watch Elf every day and tell everyone around me that I like to smile because smiling’s my favorite.


We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.


Your turn: what’s something you’re excited about this weekend?

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  1. I’ve been so distraught over watching all the fun on twitter about Vegas. I am so jealous!!! We did most of our decorating on Black Friday because I couldn’t wait any longer. I love Christmas and the decorations warm my heart.

    Exciting for this weekend? IT’S THE WEEKEND! No work! I also have my last long run before my half next weekend.

    Good luck decorating!

    • I’ve been avoiding twitter this past week like the plague! Seems like everyone and their mother will be there for the race.

      Good luck on your last long run! It’s always a great feeling to wrap up the end of training. What half will you be running?

  2. That party sounds pretty much perfect. I’m really looking forward to mine, but I have to wait two more weeks.

  3. ahh i love elf!!! already watched it once and plan to watch it again and again!

    have fun decorating! make sure to take lots of pictures…and while you’re at it why don’t do you hair like cindy lou who too! lol.

  4. I am super excited about travelling for work this weekend…snow boarding, crosscountry skiing, hiking oh my! Cant wait!

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