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Shop Till you Drop

Yesterday I went shopping, boy did I go shopping, and I had a lot of success.  Before hitting the mall, I spent a little while in the gym getting a good sweat session in.  I did 45 minutes on the elliptical, followed by 15 on the treadmill.  My hamstrings were super sore from the Body Works class I took Thursday, so a straight long run wasn’t an option.  I ended up doing about 4 miles on the elliptical and 1.5 on the mill, not too bad for a Saturday morning.  After a quick shower and change in the locker room, I made my way over to Pentagon City Mall to meet Adrienne for a day of shopping.

I didn’t really know what I was looking for, but I knew there were some good sales going on so I wanted to check those out.  One thing definitely on my mind, the Tory Burch leopard flats I wrote about a few weeks ago.  After still wanting them a month later, I decided to splurge and buy them.



I told you I would probably end up buying them, haha.  Other things that I ended up with:

2 new bras and pairs of underwear

This is slightly embarrassing to admit, but I still owned and wore two bras that I’d had since high school.  Yes, that means I’ve had them for 10 years.  I don’t know which is sadder, that I still had them, or that they still fit.  Anyway, with two new ones purchased yesterday, I finally threw out those old ones, haha hooray!

Sweaters from Loft, J Crew, and Loft

The sweater on the far left from Loft is crocheted with a sort of sparkly material, and would look cute with a black tank underneath for wearing out at night.  The middle one from J Crew just looked warm and cozy, and I’m a fan of anything with pockets.  The sweater on the far right from Loft was unfortunately not on sale, but still adorable for warmer winter days and then a spring time staple.  I was really seeing a nautical trend in the stores for spring, love it.

After a few hours of shopping, Adrienne and I came home and relaxed before regrouping to head out for the night.  There were some big football games on yesterday, and the Caps played at 7, so the two of us decided to head out to Hard Times Cafe for some beers, wings, and sports.  I called it a night when the games ended, around 10:00, and spent the remainder of my night like this.

Yes, that is the new J Crew sweater haha.  Definitely a relatively low-key weekend for me, but sometimes that is the kind of weekend I love.  Today, the plan is to finally take down our Christmas decorations, and then mine and Adrienne’s football teams face off against each other at 4:30.  Go Birds!  Have a great Sunday!

Special Delivery!

Oh hey Friday, so happy to see you again!  Thank you for coming so quickly (twss).  After not really having much to talk about yesterday, I’m happy to report I actually do today!  I’m not saying it’s anything exciting, but at least it’s something.  I finally made it to the post office yesterday to ship Alex his belated Christmas presents even though he apparently returned mine, which is fine I just thought we agreed to exchange no matter what, and then decided to buy the gift for myself.  My mom spilled the beans so I knew what it was anyway.


Merry Christmas to me!


They should arrive in 5-10 days.  Hooray!  Just in time for winter and all the gross snow we seem to be getting.   After work I headed to the gym after work with the intention of hopping on the treadmill and getting a few miles in.  I just so happened to check the class schedule before leaving for the day and noticed a 5:45 Body Works plus Abs class.  It sounded similar to Body Pump, which I used to take at my old gym, so I figured I’d give it a shot.  70 minutes later, dripping with sweat and muscles quivering the class ended, and I decided that this might be a great thing to incorporate into my workouts.  The class uses a combination of free weights, body weight, stretching, and some cardio to give you a full body workout.  My favorite/least favorite part, crab crawls.  Not your typical crab crawl where you’re in a bridge position, for these you start standing up, bend over and place your hands on the ground, walk them out until you are in a push-up position, then walk your feet in while keeping  your legs straight.  Do this across the room, and then back, going backwards.  It’s intense, my shoulders have never burned so much.

This leads me to another question.  How do people work out in long pants and cotton t-shirts?  If it were allowed, and I wasn’t worried about rolls and unsightly jiggling, I would work out naked.  I seriously sweat so much, I think if I wore pants I would probably pass out or die.  I don’t get it.  Anyway, end of that tangent.

I then rushed home in hopes of still catching the roommates before they ate dinner, no such luck.  One was already in bed, the other packing to go away for the weekend.  Oh well, roommate taco dinner night turned into me eating tacos alone while watching Dexter.  At least I had a fun package waiting for me!

Homemade cookies from the kitchen of my favorite Chicago lady, Amy!  Of course I immediately ripped open the package and ate one, delicious.  I would send you some baked goods Amy, but you’re a better baker than me and it would just be a disappointment for you, haha.

It ended up not really snowing very much at all, a light, light dusting, so I am sitting at work right now.  Hopefully the day goes by quickly!  As of right now I have no weekend plans, anyone else doing anything good?

Eye Candy Wednesday

So I think I’ve mentioned it before, but my two roommates are realllllly huge Capitals fans.  As in they make sure they look good to go to the grocery store because the Caps training facility is across the street, and you just never know.  Well actually I do that too, there’s some really good-looking men in our grocery store.  Anyway, since moving in with them I’ve watched more hockey games than probably ever before in my life.  Being from Philadelphia I cheer for the Flyers, but I don’t sit on my couch watching every game.  There is some Flyers/Caps rivalry though since they are both in the Eastern conference, so I of course bought myself a Flyers t-shirt just to annoy the roommates.  At least we can agree on one thing, to hate the Penguins.  Last night however I found myself again on the couch watching a Caps game, and cheering for them.  It took me by surprise, and I instantly shut up because I promised to not become a Caps fan.  I do have to give something to the roommates though, they picked a team with some damn good-looking individuals to love.


Brooks Laich
Mike Green


Either way, if it comes down to a Caps/Flyers playoff situation, I’ll be cheering for the Flyers don’t worry.  Ok, moving on.  I made it to the gym again last night, and did a relatively quick (for me) 2 miles and then cooled down with 15 minutes on the elliptical.  I followed up with some strength training, because I am determined to work that back into my schedule.  I did some biceps and triceps, followed by push-ups on an upside down bosu ball, and planks.  On my first plank, I was determined to hold it for a minute, and good lord did I forget how hard that was.  Second time around was only 30 seconds, haha.  Today I feel good and somewhat sore, which is fine for me because I was missing that feeling.

Tonight will most likely be a rest day, as it is Wednesday and the usuals will all be at happy hour tonight.  As of right now I’m planning on going, but we’ll see how tired/social I’m feeling at the end of the day.  Have a great one!