6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

3 Things Thursday

WELCOME new Bloggy pack members and thank you to all the new commenter's... Keep those comments coming, I am hoping to get around to say "Hi" soon :)

Joining the Bloggy Bandwagon with...

3 Things Thursday:

1. Today is my Friday because tomorrow is the start of the BIG MOVING SALE!! Yes folks our garage is packed with things we neither use or need, so we are going to try to make a buck, then donate the rest to the Goodwill. Much of what is in the garage is my bigger sizes and maternity clothes. BEAUTIFUL things that I love, but I hope I will never fit in again.
The sentimental pack rat in me may keep a few things, but most will be GONE!!! I have a new lifestyle and I do not need to hang on to my big clothes anymore... The big purge!!! I need this to move past that time in my life. So if you know anyone who needs clothing sizes 14-20 and lives in the Puyallup, WA area let me know :)

2. STRESS!!! Between work stuff, selling and buying a house, my hair is bound to grey prematurely. Yesterday I worked through lunch then had a unexpected change in meetings at the end of the day, so I laced up my running shoes and left the STRESS on the pavement. It felt sooooo good, like a weight lifted off. Running is my outlet for anxiety and frustration....I am truly blessed to have a way to get it out. It works people!!!

3. I LOVE BROOKS!!! The amazing folks at Brooks have hooked me up with my Eugene Marathon top, to be revealed soon :) The rest of the outfit is coming together SLOWLY....with 17 days to go I sure hope I can get it together :) What an AMAZING surprise in the mail yesterday... Can't wait to know what I will be sporting?? Go HERE and buy your own..

  • High Five Friday tomorrow.. Email or comment if you would like to be included!!!

HAPPY THURSDAY!

33 comments:

aron said...

good luck getting through your busy time!!! just breath and the running will help too :)

YAY new top!!!

Kim said...

I want to have a yard sale!

You're right though, there is no reason to hang on to the big stuff, but it does suck when there is something that you actually liked. I still think fondly of this one dress that I loved before I was on Weight Watchers (12 years ago now... I guess the dress would be way out of style.)

Katie said...

that's a really cute top!!! isn't it a nice feeling to get rid of clothes you know you won't wear ever again? of course, i'm the opposite of a packrat. :)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Good for you! It is hard to let go of things that remind us of different times in our lives. I am sure that your "heavier" time in life wasn't a "bad" time so there are plenty of reasons why you'd want to hang on to things associated with that period. Great job knowing that you can let go of most of that and still remember who you were then that helped make you the person you are so very happy to be today! (ok consuling session over...see you next week, heehee)

Your move/new house process is going so much faster than ours! I am a little jealous. We are to have closing the 28th. We'll see if that happens. (fingers crossed)

I love the shirt! And love the color!! Enjoy your weekend!

J said...

I am trying to get rid of all the clothes that are too big for me too! Its hard to let go of some of those pieces that I have loved to wear but it definitely is time! Hope the moving sale goes well!!

longlegsontheloose.com said...

you are going to rock that top. Can't wait to see the whole outfit!

Please keep Chelsea's Virtual Run up if you wouldn't mind =)

Marlene said...

I can hardly believe that's you in the photo! What a transformation, you skinny thing. :) GOOD LUCK with the moving sale.

Nice tee from Brooks! Can't wait to see the whole ensemble.

Count me in for the Montreal Half Marathon on Sunday! I may not be online much til Tuesday, so have a GREAT weekend!!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Try to relax if that is at all possible! Can't wait to see the top!

Emz said...

YAY for #2. So true - so true.
Lacing up the shoes is the first step to a happier day.

Jaime said...

busy and exciting times for you!!
love the shirt! love it! might have to talk the hubs into ordering me one for a mothers day gift.
*if you have running gear for summer months in a large that doesn't sell, i would probably buy it and pay the shipping. just throwing it out there.*

Lisa said...

Good luck with everything! I'll send good vibes your way that you guys sell a lot of stuff! I bet your boys will have fun 'helping'!

Glad you were able to go for a run yesterday. Isn't it great having a productive and healthy way to relieve stress!?

Morgan said...

Excited to see what new top you will unveil to us! You are like the Brooks spokeswoman!

Melissa said...

I need to have a yard sale so badly.
On the subject of Brooks. I have a pair of Adrenaline 9s. I love them, but need new shoes. Anyway, buying some 10s in my size online should totally work right? I shouldn't have to test them to be sure if they are the same thing just the newer model? Please help!

Amy R. Nelson said...

New Reader! I love your blog! I love brooks too and am excited to see your new top!

marathonmaiden said...

hope your stress subsides! i'm surprised my hair isn't 100% gray yet either. but remember to breathe and that youll get through everything :)

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Hi! I have been reading your blog for quite a while now and really love all of your running encouragement! I am so excited that I finally have a race for High Five Friday! I am running my first Half-Marathon on Saturday. It is the Earth Day Run in St Cloud Minnesota. I am so nervous and excited at the same time!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Every time I read your blog, I feel for you. Just think how much relief you will feel in a month and how happy you will be!

Can't wait for the shirt reveal!

Alison said...

Getting rid of the clothes will feel good in the long run. I have donated as I lost and it's my "I'm never going back" statement. The move will be awesome, how far are you moving from where you are now?

To Melissa I just swapped my Adrenaline 9s for 10s in the same size, even went and got fitted just in case etc and ended up in the 10s, they fit perfectly, feel the same etc.

Tricia said...
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Tricia said...

good luck with your move!

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

i love that shirt, i saw it at fleet feet yesterday and for some reason thought of you....weird!!!

i need to get rid of my fat clothes too, i keep telling myself to keep them in case i have another baby, but i hate them just sitting there reminding me of my former self!!!!

Erica said...

your awesome MEL!!!!

Heather said...

Yay to getting rid of the bigger sizes! I am putting stuff in a friend's garage sale and I just love decluttering.

Kerrie T. said...

Good luck with the sale. I'm sure you already did this, but don't forget to post it on Craiglist!

PS: Jill and I are running 16 miles tomorrow while our children enjoy a little playtime at day care.

H Love said...

wow....you have really transformed. sending you good vibes for the move and RELAXING a bit!

misszippy said...

You have a lot on your plate right before a marathon! But you'll get through it. Love that top--may have to get one.

Melissa said...

Hey girl! I know you are busy, but I just posted about a swap that I think you might be interested in! :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Cute top!!!! love getting surprises in the mail!

LMC said...

Good luck with everything you've got on your plate, oh yeah, and that little marathon too!!! I love that Brooks top and that color is awesome. You'll look great! Have a great weekend!

Twincerely,Olga said...

garage sale!!what we need to do too!!!Definitely getting rid od the bigger clothes is a great thing to do!!!:)

Twincerely,Olga said...

garage sale!!what we need to do too!!!Definitely getting rid od the bigger clothes is a great thing to do!!!:)

Cynthia O'H said...

Positive stress is good. It's all good.

Have fun with the garage sale. We're due for one too - have lots of plastic to get rid of.

X-Country2 said...

I hope you makes TONS of money at your sale. Have a great weekend!