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Catch Me If You Can

I am not an athletic sort of person, but I do try to stay active. Then back in the spring, out of nowhere, my ankle hurt so badly taking my dear pup, Quincy, for his last for the night walk around the block was tear inducing.

Cue obligatory cute Q pic here:

Does it get any cuter than that folks?!

After a diagnosis of tendonitis and months of physical therapy, I am finally back to normal…albeit with a new funky snap, crackle, pop noise when I am on my toes without support. There goes my dream to dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy…

Not doing any physical activity for several months left me unprepared to spend all day on my feet and do some hiking on the upcoming trip. I started getting back on the elliptical, but felt like I needed to push further – so what to do? The Couch to 5K (C25K) training program! If you haven’t done it yourself, I am sure you know someone who has…it works. (If you’ve been following me on twitter, you know all my progress so far, #hikemasada.)

I start week 4 of 9 today and not gonna lie, I am little scared about the jump from running 9 minutes to 16?!

Calm his nerves or get the last french fry?!

Running does not come naturally, but I have to say, the feeling of accomplishment when finished with a run is amazing. So any running readers out there have advice for a novice?

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Blog Finds of the Day

So glad it’s Friday! I know I took a day off to celebrate the Mom’s birthday with her (more on that soon), but it has been non-stop this week. Catching up on my blog reading today, here are my two favorite finds.

I loved this dresser makeover on Design*Sponge:

I am not that bold with my big furniture decisions. I like to be able to switch things up on a whim. However, the Husband and I do need new dressers, and this is great inspiration for making secondhand tres chic!

I also fell madly in love again with neon pink thanks to A CUP OF JO:

A carryover from this summer perhaps?

Again, bolder than my comfort zone…maybe my subconscious is trying to tell me something?

Go forth and BE BOLD!

Update:

I went to Sephora on Sunday and settled on Sephora’s nano lip liner in Native Nude and Stila’s long wear liquid lip color in Caprice. I wore it for the first time yesterday and it was the perfect pick me up for the cold, wet weather we’ve been having here in DC.

I put a bit of gloss on top, but I think next time I will go for more of a matte look. The long wear liquid lip color is great, because you can do both glossy and matte and it lasts as promised. I could also mix with red lipstick to match closer to the inspiration.

I don’t have the lip canvas the model does or the sun-kissed skin anymore (oh how I miss that part of saying good-bye to Summer), but I am pretty pleased with the results. Here is a pic:

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This S%*t’s Bananas

In case you don’t like perfume and nail polish, and therefore, was not interested in my earlier post…I came across this somewhere along the way (Apartment Therapy) and thought it might give you a laugh. It gave me one and I really needed it today…

Do you have trouble keeping your banana from getting bruised in transport? Then you are in need of a BANANA GUARD:

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