Friday Five

1.) After my 8-mile run last night (Yes, my mid-week run is now up 8 miles. Physically drained doesn't even begin to describe my life right now), I peeled off my icky, sticky sports bra and found these stuck to my chest:

Those are 4 gnats and yes, one of them was STILL ALIVE. I don't even want to get into how many dead gnats I had to brush off my face, arms and shirt during my workout ... It's bad enough that some of them managed to molest me under my clothes.

2.) I feel like I'm a little late to the party, but Karmin's "Accapella" is my current favorite workout song. The lyrics are ridiculous, but it's so fun and funky, you can't help but feel energized. It's a proven fact: I run faster when listening to this song.

3.) I haven't had my hair dyed since before my family went to Florida for spring break, so I was definitely overdue for a coloring (gray hairs, you're no longer welcome here!). Instead of my usual soft low-lites, I asked my stylist to give me the ombre look I've been going gaga over for months. The coloring process was a bit more complicated and took 2 days to get just right, but the end result? I LOVE IT.

The above picture doesn't do the style justice, and I'll be sure to post more pictures soon!

I have to admit, I went in a little bit of shock when I saw how blonde some of my bottom pieces of hair are, but it's a good change! I was also delighted when my stylist informed me that upkeep for the ombre is easier and cheaper than anything I'd been getting before!

4.) I'm having a hella hard time keeping the stomach grumbles at bay. Everyone always says that training for a marathon makes you ravenous, but aside from the hours following my Saturday long runs, my appetite has been pretty normal (if anything, I haven't had much of an appetite at all). But something switched with my metabolism this week because now I can't stay full longer than an hour. My stomach wakes me up in the middle of the night and I feel myself getting SUPER grouchy if I haven't eaten.

Power bars are my go-to breakfast when I'm in a pinch!
5.) A gal I went to high school with opened a boutique in Broad Ripple (a district of Indianapolis, Indiana) with her mother called Utterly Pink and it's UTTERLY adorable! I'm so excited to see people from my graduating class do big things, and I was doubly excited when I won a Facebook giveaway and snagged this adorable tote bag:

Just the thing I need to carry my books when I start teaching in October!

I also got this beautiful Aztec cardigan that I can't wait to debut this fall!

Where are my Indy girls at?
Visit Utterly Pink, Inc's Facebook page here to check out their merchandise and specials!

Since we missed the boat on Friday the 13th, Clay and I are getting together with Dan and Emily tonight for Bad Scary Movie Night! (And I hope they don't mind that I'll be rolling in with my jammies on. I just know I'm gonna be sooooo sleepy.) And I'm bouncing off the walls because my sister and her boyfriend are coming to stay with us on Saturday! Yay!

I hope everyone has an awesome weekend!


  1. How did you get your hair wavy like that???!!!

  2. I love the ombre look! And I am totally the same, I get nasty hangry when I haven't eaten!


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