Time Flys

It’s amazing how quickly time goes by.  It seems the older I get, the quicker things go.  Each year seems to go by faster than the last and each day/week is the same way.  I can’t believe it’s been 10 days since my last post on here.  I have a ton of posts started and I need to set them up to post, but time just got away from me.  Before I jumped into those though, I just wanted to pop in with something a little more relevant and updated.

Tomorrow we are running the Get to the Green run (5k/10k) in Five Points.  This was the very first 5k I ever did.  I had high hopes for this to be my sub 30min 5k.  That is not going to happen though.  Training has been tough with everything else going on in life and I’ve been fighting a nagging injury in my left arch that kept me down a bit.  I’m hoping I’ve figured it out though.  I removed my inserts and put back in the factory inserts this week.  *Knock on wood*..my foot didn’t hurt after my last run.  Keeping my fingers crossed though.  That said, I’m planning to take Yota.  Maybe he’ll pull me fast enough to get a decent time.  Andy is doing the 10k (actually kind of jealous he is doing the longer distance).  This year both races get a finishers medal which is new and I’m really excited about adding some more hardware to our bib/medal holder.

My sister Taylor, myself, and Andy at last years Get to the Green race

My sister Taylor, myself, and Andy at last years Get to the Green race

On another running related note: Today, we signed up for our first half marathon and entered a lottery for our first full marathon.  We signed up for the Palmetto Half (which is in exactly one month..crazy I know, but I think I can make it work) and entered the lottery for the Marine Corps Marathon.  I’m way geeked out about both events and am super pumped to train and accomplish them.

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Also, I’m doing a #30daysofYota photo a day project on my instagram.  If you don’t already follow me, head over and follow me: https://instagram.com/blonde_designer/

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There is so much more I want to share, but I have to get some other posts out first before sharing those details..and NO I am NOT pregnant (I know there are those of you thinking that).  Until next time!


Belated April Favorites!

Holy smokes! I’m so far behind on blogging this month.  Here I am about to blog about my April favorites and we are more than half way through May! Where does the time go.

Anywho…I’ll make this quick..so let’s get started! This month I will list 4 of my favorite items for the month of April.

1. My mini-planner

Earlier this year, I picked up a tiny purse calendar from Books-A-Million for $1. I figured it would be good for writing appointments, birthdays, etc.  Little did I realize how much I would use it for keeping track of other things as well.  For instance…I write down blog and video ideas for both work and personal use.  I cross off days as I go along and find myself writing down all of the important dates in life like meetings, doctors appointments, get togethers, out of town dates, etc.  It’s just been really a godsend for helping keep track of my days, weeks, months.

2. My Weekly To-Do Sheets

Another thing that has really been working for me are my custom made weekly to-do sheets.  I wanted something I could write on easily, have daily access to, was still cute looking, and kept all the areas of my life organized for what I had to do that week.  So I opened up photoshop and made a template.  Then I just printed out a bunch of them and stuck them in the clear cover of a white 3 ring binder that I already carry everywhere I go.  Now it’s easy for me to work on my to do list, read what’s next, and figure out what’s going on from anywhere.  I don’t have to worry if I synced my phone or if I can’t open my computer.  If you would like this template for yourself, just let me know and I can provide a downloadable pdf.  I can put your own custom headings and categories or leave them blank for your use.

3. My New IPHONE

So I finally got on board (and convinced the hubby to get on board) and got an Iphone.  We switched from TMobile to AT&T and both got Iphone 4s’.  We are absolutely loving them.  There are a few glitches here and there, but overall…absolutely loving them! I couldn’t ask for a better phone.  It’s so easy to use and works so smoothly.  I am so happy we finally made the switch.

4. Instagram

Since getting the Iphone.  I’ve downloaded Instagram and found myself taking pictures and posting them to Instagram everywhere we go! It’s so fun to see other peoples pictures and what they are doing.  I am part of a very nosy generation (or maybe that’s just me) and I wake up every morning and the 3rd thing I do is pull up instagram and see if there are any new posts (1st thing – breakfast, 2nd thing – email). It’s so addicting and I’ve started playing around with other apps to stich pictures together with layouts and different settings.  If you want to follow me…my instagram username is: blonde_designer

So those are my April favorites.  Do you have any favorites from the month of April or are you too enjoying one of my listed favorites? I’d love to hear what’s exciting you in your life this month! 

P.S. If you’re not following me on youtube.com… I also do a monthly favorites series on there of beauty products (mostly).  You can check it out by visiting this link: http://www.youtube.com/user/kpope51486?feature=guide