Do I Wanna Know

“Been wondering if your heart’s still open & if so I wanna know what time it shuts. Simmer down & pucker up.”-Arctic Monkeys

IMG_7616Ugghh Monday. Why do you always seem to get here so fast? I definitely wasn’t ready for this weekend to end, but it does mean I’m that much closer to leaving for Florida. A bunch of us went to Drury Beer Garden on Saturday night, which was perfect since the weather turned out to be pretty nice. The watermelon beer was flowing like crazy, and somehow we all ended up back in Manayunk. After I got home on Sunday morning, I spent most of the day catching up on sleep. It felt great at the time, but between the numerous naps I took and the crazy thunderstorms that Philly was hit with, I barely slept last night. I got up to run this morning and felt like I got hit by a Septa bus, so I’m thinking that today will be a three cup of coffee kind of day.

So ummm how cute are those champ bottles?! I found them at the liquor store and had to stock up. I almost bought the entire shelf, but then that would mean I’d have to drink all of them, which I really shouldn’t even give myself the option to do. Tell me loves, what did you do this weekend? Anything fun?


“I’m searching for a song tonight, I’m changing all of the stations.”-Maroon 5

photo(8)A week from today, I’ll be one sleep away from leaving for Marco Island. If I said I was excited for it to finally be Friday, I’d be seriously under-exaggerating. This week has been fun, but long, and I’m so excited to finally sleep in and enjoy a few cocktails in the city. I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve been out in the city on the weekend, especially since last weekend was spent sleeping off this cold (which is still around, I might like to add). I went out on Wednesday night, which is rare now that I’ve started seriously training again, so to make up for it, I’m gonna throw in an extra spin class this weekend, along with some yoga to stretch out my rather sore muscles. It feels good to finally be back into double-days, even though this heat makes me slow and super annoyed with everyone/thing. I never understood how much training could affect my relationships/friendships until I realized how irritable I can get when I don’t feel satisfied after a run. But here’s to hoping that all this hard work while it’s humid and hot will make me super fast come the fall.

IMG_7589Here’s what my training looked like from this week:

  • Monday: 3-mile morning run+PM spin class/lower body weight circuits
  • Tuesday: 2-mile morning run+PM speed work/upper body weight circuits
  • Wednesday: 3-mile morning run (2 miles of tempo and 1 mile of the stop light game aka racing each light+ab circuits
  • Thursday: PM spin class/lower body weight circuits
  • Friday: 5-mile morning run/upper body weight circuits
  • Saturday: Back-to-back spin
  • Sunday: 3-mile run+yoga class

I hope you all have something fun planned for the weekend. Talk to yas on Monday :)

Poetic Justice

“When you figure out it’s all right here in the city and you don’t run from where we come from that sound like poetic justice.”-Kendrick Lamar

IMG_7538Boy hump day, am I glad to see you. Sorry for missing my usual Monday post, but really the weekend was nothing too exciting. I woke up Friday feeling awful, so aside from a few drinks, my weekend consisted of a whole lot of sleep. But have no fear, I’ll be making up for it this weekend.

Well I’m happy to report that I lasted all but 10 days on Tinder. Yup, I deleted it. It’s not even worth the shits and giggles because it’s SO creepy. I don’t get how people actually use it to meet people, but more power to ya. Even though I deleted it, I stocked up on lots of winners to share with you over the next few weeks. Today, I present Philip. If this picture doesn’t scream douchebag, I don’t know what does.

Well I’m off to work and then to celebrate hump day in the best way possible-dinner and drinks with my boys. Happy humpin loves!


“Don’t fuck with my love. I told her she knows. Take aim and reload”-Ed Sheeran

IMG_7547Happy Friday babes! This week, as surprisingly awesome it was, seemed to drag on. The weather has finally got back to normal, after days and days of thunder storms and humidity out the who-ha. I’m just glad that I walked to work this morning and didn’t start to sweat within 10 minutes. Barely having a voice isn’t fun, but hey I’ll take it over super hot weather. I’m chugging OJ and DayQuil by the ounce and am hoping this cold kicks its own ass to the curb so my weekend doesn’t get ruined. I got a run in early this morning, thinking that sweating it out might help, but as the morning progresses, I’m starting to think I should have used that extra hour to sleep. Other than feeling like shitbags today, it’s been a pretty solid week of training. I ran almost every morning, which made my days that much better. Here’s what my log looked like:

  • Monday: Rest. Since I didn’t rest at all on Sunday, I was dead Monday night and could barely muster the energy to walk home, let alone lift or spin.
  • Tuesday: 4-mile morning run.
  • Wednesday: 2-mile morning run, lower-body circuits+PM spin class
  • Thursday: 2-mile morning run, upper-body circuits+PM 3-mile tempo run
  • Friday: 3-mile morning run
  • Saturday: Back-to-back spin+legs
  • Sunday: 4-mile run+abs

IMG_7558My tan is slipping away from me, so this weekend will be spent getting that back on track. It’s mid-July. I should be looking a whole other nationality by now. Hope ya have something fun planned :)

La La La

“When our worlds collide, I’m gonna drown you out before I lose my mind.”-Naughty Boy

IMG_7537So it’s hump day and I’ve decided to switch some things up on the blog every Wednesday. Let me preface this entire post by saying that I in no way, shape or form take Tinder seriously. I would  never actually meet up with anyone from it. I’m the kind of girl who needs that initial interaction, that first connection, before wanting to date someone. I’ve dated plenty since Mike and I broke up, but with a little peer pressure from my friends, I wanted to see what it was I was missing out on with Tinder. And let me tell you: it ain’t much. I got the idea to do a weekly post of the interesting boys I’m finding on this app because within less than 24 hours of having it, I had like 3 months worth of material for it. I’m not even kidding. From total douchebags to creepers who still live in their mother’s basements, Tinder is filled with some weird boys. And it’s not that I’m just pulling from the Philadelphia region. My radius is at its max of 100 miles of whatever my current location is. So I’m getting boys from New York, New Jersey, Maryland. If anything, this app is making me realize how much I don’t want to date at all, like ever again.

It may just be the beginning, but I can’t wait to share with you some of the adventures I’m having. This week’s gem? Meet Stephen. This was so carefully planned that I’m giving him an A for effort. He’s patriotic, bursting from the seams with testosterone (ie the beard). And to top it off-he can serenade you with his guitar on his . sexy silk sheets. Long hair don’t care.

Black Widow

“I wanted all or nothing for us, ain’t no place in between, by me believing what you say that you never mean.”-Iggy Azalea

IMG_7519I don’t think I’ve ever not wanted to see Monday so much in my life. I did absolutely nothing this weekend and it was the greatest weekend decision I’ve made in a very long time. I kinda wish I could continue it for a few more days, but I’ll have to wait until August for that. After happy hour (we headed to Morgan’s Pier because I wanted a Watermelon Ricky soooo badly) on Friday night, I called it quits early since I was doing double spin class at 8am. After class on Saturday, I ran a few errands, but spend the majority of the day watching trashy TV. I was up early on Sunday to run and it was nothing short of torturous. I told you before how much I despise the humidity in general, but running in it kills me. Just as I was finishing up, it started to rain. The air was so thick during my run that by the time I finished 4 miles, I felt like I had done 14. Even my eyelashes were sweating. After a shower and an iced coffee, my body decided it wanted to spend the rest of the day watching Harry Potter and not moving. The only time I got off the couch was to walk to get fro yo for lunch. It was the perfect lazy Sunday that I needed.

IMG_7521With each week of training that passes, I’m getting more and more excited for fall to get here. I have a bunch of fun races planned and I’m beyond ready for fall running weather. You know how much I love summer and the shore, but I really hate feeling slow and sluggish when running in the heat. July has been a really laid-back month, but I’ll need all the rest I can get because August is jam-packed with fun stuff: Luke Bryan, an island getaway, and a SJU reunion in NYC. I can hardly believe that we’re half way through July, which technically means we’re halfway through summer. Here’s to hoping that the second half will be as fun as the first!

Really Don’t Care

“Now if we meet out on the street I won’t be running scared. I’ll walk right up to you and put one finger in the air.”-Demi Lovato

HELLLOOOOO Friday! First off, let me start by saying I’m beyond obsessed with Demi Lovato’s new song. Like “on-repeat-while-running-for-an-hour/singing-in-the-shower/doing-the-skinny-jean-dance-to-it” obsessed. If there is one song that could explain my current state of being, this would be it. Hats off to you Demi. You done did it again, girl.

IMG_7481This week has been hot and humid and I’m SO ready to be down the shore. I’ve had a week’s worth of two-a-days so I definitely think I deserve a cocktail or two on the beach. Here’s what my training looked like from this week:

  • Monday: AM 2-miler+PM spin class+upper body weights
  • Tuesday: AM leg circuits+PM 3-mile speed and hill intervals
  • Wednesday: AM 2-miler+PM spin class+core circuits
  • Thursday: AM leg circuits+PM 3-miler
  • Friday: AM 3-miler+upper body weights
  • Saturday: Double spin
  • Sunday: 4-miler

I hope that everyone sweat something fierce this week, so that they can relax and enjoy the weekend. I’ll catch ya on the flipside!