Expo time and pretending to be in college

by Kim on November 11, 2013

We had a WILD weekend over here!

Let me show you how sarcastic that sentence is meant to be by letting you guess what time we went to bed on Friday night.

Answer: 9:15.

That’s completely unheard of for us. We’re both crazy night owls, so we like to play this game where we both keep doing whatever we’re doing way past normal, responsible bedtime hours, telling ourselves that we’re “waiting” for the other person to pull the trigger. It’s really fun and mature.

My sleep was so all over the place last week (thanks to a certain small person whose sleep was also all over the place) that I was desperate for a reset. 10 hours later I felt…a little bit better.

My sleep deficit is seriously beyond repair at this point.

Anyway, I was especially bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Saturday morning for my shift at the marathon expo. The place felt kind of…empty?

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I was helping to promote two races, both of which are NEXT SUMMER. I honestly didn’t expect to sign anyone up this far in advance, despite our super discounted prices, but we had a surprisingly successful day.

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That’s dedication.

I even ran into Katie, who was there picking up her bib for the marathon. Congrats on a great race, Katie and Scott!!

The rest of Saturday involved the usual:

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Look at this stud, chillin’ on the stairs:


Sup, ladies?

Kids’ deep squat abilities will never cease to amaze me.


Teach. Me.

On Sunday, we bravely attempted to go to church (Mason hasn’t been a fan of the nursery there, pretty much ever). Unfortunately-or-fortunately, his classroom was closed (that’s how gigantic our church is, btw—kids’ rooms actually close after reaching capacity), so we had to take him to the “family room,” where he proceeded to steal another kid’s toy cars for the entire service. (The kid and parents were cool about it, but I knew what they were thinking: who are these rookies rolling in here with NO TOYS?)

Then, in an extra special moment, Mason ran across the front of the room, right under the projection screen everyone was staring at, and dramatically snot-rocketed down his shirt. That’s my boy!

Later, while he was napping, I headed to Starbucks for some NASM study time. I love hanging out with all the college kids at coffee shops and pretending I’m one of them. One girl even complimented me on my coat, and I knew then that I was IN.

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How about the new holiday cups?? I don’t care if people complain about holiday stuff coming out too soon—I. LOVE. IT. All of it. Down to the cheesy mall music.

Next on the Wild Weekend agenda: a trip to Target for diapers, which also resulted in some new earrings—20% off thanks to a Cartwheel coupon. (Is everyone using Cartwheel for Target?? It’s AWESOME. I just learned that you can keep reusing the coupons over and over, too.)


We topped the night off with a new episode of Walking Dead (we LOVE it) and my favorite smoothie combo OF ALL TIME (frozen bananas + vanilla almond milk).

That’s it for me!

How do you feel about the holiday season starting now? Love it/hate it?

Anyone signing up for races for next year already?

Any Target couponing secrets??


{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Shannon November 12, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Target Cartwheel App is amazing. I literally make more trips there just to use it! I reused one for make-up several times.. I’m stocked for a while now ;)


Emily @Sinful Nutrition November 12, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Haha love your comment about fitting in with the college gals. How I miss it so much! And thanks for the Cartwheel tip. How did I not know about this for this long?!
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Kim November 13, 2013 at 7:40 pm

I just learned about recently too. I think it’s still pretty new!


Alex @ Alex Runs For Food November 11, 2013 at 8:14 pm

I also love the holiday stuff!! And I love cartwheel. I use it all the time!! Awesome new walking dead episode. So intense.


Carrie @ Eight Crazy Soles November 11, 2013 at 6:27 pm

I just learned about Cartwheel from the Target cashier today. She waited while I downloaded it and found a coupon I could use. Thank goodness there was no one behind me! Glad you had a great weekend.
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Kim November 13, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Wow, seriously nice cashier!


Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut November 11, 2013 at 5:29 pm

I found your blog through Katie’s and after reading this post I’m adding you to my blog reader! :) I’m also studying for NASM and while I haven’t gone to a coffee shop yet, I’m pretty sure that would be my mentality too…trying to fit in with the college kids haha! And I just started watching Walking Dead this season and am addicted!!
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Kim November 13, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Welcome Amanda! :)


Katie @ running4cupcakes November 11, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Woo hoo for going to bed at like 9pm on Friday night – that’s how we roll too!! And then we fight over who has to get up with Luke when he wakes up at 6am! And I am with you – I love the holiday cups – they just make me happy. :)


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