A wee bit absent

I have been a very MIA blogger for this last week. I promise I haven’t sworn off technology and decided to move into a cave in North Dakota; it’s just been one of those weeks at work.

My life as of late
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It was progress checkpoints time and I’ve been scrambling to make sure I have all the appropriate documentation (those of you who are teachers may know the feeling). Either way, now I’ve finished that and I’m coming back for a while! Here’s a little highlights reel of my week (in the form of mostly food).

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Fantastic strawberry and feta salad that I had at Vines during dinner with Katie. We’ve officially addressed the last of her invitations! I cannot believe that her wedding is approaching so quickly! It really seems like she just got engaged even though almost a year has passed.

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It’s also officially the most wonderful time of the year. Football has started! (Okay, maybe just the preseason, but it gives me something to yell at on TV)

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Went to my aunt’s house to celebrate my cousin’s 18th birthday and had my aunt’s delicious homemade chickpea salad with dill dressing. I ate 4 plates of this. It was so refreshing!

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And here’s my aunt and my far-too-adorable cousin. Their resemblance is uncanny and I love the joy they both have in this picture. I cannot believe she is turning 18! And going to college! She’s a fantastic young lady and I’m so excited for the adventures she’ll have in life.

Sunday I went for a run in which I considered throwing my Garmin into Lake Michigan because it would not find my location for approximately ever. Instead I made the most of it, only used the timer function, enjoyed the scenery, and ended up having a pretty great run in the end!
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This time is about 10 minutes shy of how long I actually ran (again, I got tired of my Garmin and just started running). I’d say I did somewhere between 5 and 6 miles….

Okay, so I just plotted it on a map and it ended up being almost exactly 6 miles. Sweet.

A few things about that run: a) it started pouring on my around mile 2 and I was stuck in that cheesy, cathartic, running-in-the-rain-pondering-life-while-Mumford-and-Sons-blasts-in-my-ears situation that we all know and love, amiright? b) found a great Instagram opportunity up at Monstrose Harbor. c) not knowing my mileage really gave me a great chance to tune into my body and really took the pressure off of completion. I highly recommend it.

Last night I also went for a run; 3.5 miles easy. Avg 9:37/mile. My splits were 9:42, 9:29, 9:45, and 4:43 for that last half. My toenails are not happy with that one, but who needs those anyway?
duh
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Today will be spent running errands, packing, and running because on Thursday morning I am flying out to Puerto Rico with my mom and sister for a girl’s weekend!

Question: what have you been up to this last week?

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