Monday, May 1, 2017

5Ks & Southern Charm

I was pretty happy to see the end of this weekend, for once in my life. Nick has been gone for what feels like 18 and a half years. Last weekend he had a hockey tournament, then it was a few days of working late, and then he headed off to Charleston for his best friends bachelor party this weekend. Very jealous.

That left me flying solo over here. Things have been going well for the most part, but I am just a tad tired. I sleep so badly when Nicks not home (I'm convinced every sound is someone breaking into my house) and Hadley girl certainly keeps me busy all day! Now you know why I've been all about those cold brew coffees lately ;) We've had some super fun girl adventures over the last couple of weeks though and and lots of good memories were made, but we are so glad DADA is home!


The hood, you guys! It kills me! With the rainy and chilly weather we've been having lately, we spent a lot of time getting out and about. Grocery shopping, Target runs, the mall, a craft show with friends, the gym, you name it. I swear Hadley is happiest when she's out of the house. One day started off really rough with a lot of whining and bad naps, so I loaded the car up and we went off to Target and the mall and girlfriend was like a whole new person. Smiling at everyone, squealing with delight.. I think she was in her happy place. Me too.

On Friday night I got a babysitter (I sound like such a real adult saying that) because I ran my very first 5k! I have always sucked at running so this was huge for me. Although, it wasn't technically a 5k because the front of the pack took a wrong turn at the beginning (we were running through neighborhoods) and that made the course only 2.5 miles instead of 3.2. How does that happen?! I was so bummed because we were doing so well and could have totally ran the entire thing! Our pace was 9:29 which I was quite happy with for my first time, and it was just overall a lot of fun. The energy and excitement is contagious... so much so that my friend and I signed up for ANOTHER one on Sunday! Hopefully next week I can say I finally ran a 5k... and to buy myself the Lululemon leggings that I have sitting in my shopping cart as motivation since January ;)


As if I wasn't jealous enough of Nick being in Charleston (one of my very favorite cities since we visited for our anniversary a couple of years ago), he ran into THOMAS RAVENEL from Southern Charm. I told him to keep an eye out for any cast members just jokingly, but I love that he actually remembered who they were. Such a good Bravo watching husband. Although a great one would have gone back for the selfie...



Hope your week is off to a great start!
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  1. LOL they took a wrong turn? I mean, that's unfortunate, but it's pretty funny haha. I can't even run one mile without wanting to die so good for you!

    - Claudia
    http://www.justalittleblush.com/

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  2. STOP IT! Nick saw Thomas! That is amazing!! You definitely need those leggings they are the greatest things EVER. I wear them every day, literally. I'm right there with you on being home alone. Josh was gone last night and I didn't sleep at all lol!

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  3. My husband has been traveling a ton lately, too, and like you, I load the boys up and get us OUT of the house! (And I totally sleep like crap when he's gone, too.) Love that your husband saw Thomas; we just got back from Charleston and I had my eyes peeled the entire time!

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  4. Yes!! Should have gone back for a selfie!! Ah I love Charleston and Southern Charm.

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  5. Good for you for running the 5k! (Even though it wasn't the full thing, I mean I think it still counts) And good for you for signing up for your second! Hadley girl is so cute in her hood! And I'm hoping Nick got that selfie with Thomas! Did he see any other cast members??!

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  6. You've got the running bug, girlfriend! Bummer you didn't actually get to run your whole 5K this weekend, though! Even though that's kind of hilarious... :) We cut cable earlier this year (last year? I have no idea) and I haven't missed it as much as I thought I would EXCEPT for Southern Charm. Waaaah!!

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  7. I hate when races are off in distance... & how does a wrong turn even happen!?!?!?
    Good for you signing up for another race. They're addictive!

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  8. Yay for rockin' your first 5k, and for Nick being back at home. My husband was gone for 2 months last spring while I was pregnant, and it was rough with a capital woof. Every sound is someone breaking into the house for sure! And can we talk about how much I love Hadley girl for instantly being in a better mood on a Target run? LOVE <3
    Green Fashionista

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  9. That's awesome! I love Southern Charm and love that he referred to Thomas as the old dude :) Great job on all the running!! A change of scenery always helps my kids and myself perk up when we're having off days. Love that adorable hoodie on Hadley.

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  10. That's a great 5k story. I'm a runner as well and your time is amazing. Despite my daily gym workouts, my time is more between a 9-11 min pace. Depends on how humid it is here. So I give you kudos!!

    And yes to husbands and southern charm! It's one of our fav shows!

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  11. Wahoo on your first race- I can't believe the course got messed up though, ha! I remember working an event one time where a bunch of people who were supposed to only run a 5k ended up running a 10k because of confusing signs. Talk about OUCH, lol!

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  12. Haha Hadley sounds like my spirit animal cheering up at Target and the mall :) Zoe likes to be out and about looking at people too. Congrats on your first 5K, that is awesome!!!! Even if a wrong turn got taken it totally counts!

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  13. I love love love southern charm - too bad on the selfie ;)

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  14. Hahaha seeing Southern Charm people around town always makes me laugh! Running is seriously addicting, I love that you signed up for another race. You'll have a full 5k under your belt soon :)

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  15. Way to go on the running! I need to work on a 5k - that's a goal I have for myself too! Love that Hadley loves target and I seriously love Southern Charm so I can totally appreciate that!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  16. So impressed with your 5k skills (and signing up again)!!! Can I have Hadley's pink sweater please?!

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  17. Everything is better when dada is home, I totally agree!! Whether it was a 5K or not, I'm so impressed you can run... I despise running!

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  18. "That old guy" ... lol... that's how my sister and I refer to TRav too! Glad you have your helper back. Haddie is darling as always!

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  19. Great job on your 5k!! That's awesome and good job signing up for another one! Gosh, that does sound like Nick was gone for 18 years... glad he's back home (and hopefully not working late this week). That's an absolute riot he saw someone from Southern Charm! I love that he called him the old dude! lol

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  20. Yay for your 5k! Get it, girl! I'm hoping to do my first one in July, but I'm so nervous lol. I'm laughing so hard about Nick's celeb sighting in Charleston - that's totally something ryan would do! Glad you and the little miss had a good weekend!

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  21. Sorry friend, I also don't sleep when my hubs is away! It's the absolute worst!
    Yay for running your 5k x

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