Hello you cheeky minxes.
I have a bunch of “tings” I want to talk about today that aren’t connected by any sort of theme. I really like lists, so I thought I would organize them all into one post in list form. I have seen many of my favourite bloggers doing this so I am jumping on the however-many-things, whatever-day-of-the-week-it-is bandwagon.
In this case, 10 tings. And it’s Tuesday.
1. I went for a run outside on Sunday afternoon, and to switch it up I tried a new route. The weather was unseasonably beautiful, and I breezed through the first half. Seriously breezed through. My time was around 5:20 per kilometre, which is absolutely unheard of for me. And I didn’t even feel like I was putting in a lot of effort! I thought I had become a crazy speed demon overnight.
Once I hit 2.5k I turned around and started running back, and I realized what had been going on. I had been running on a steady downward slope with the wind at my back. Once I started running uphill into the wind, my speedy kilometres quickly dropped to nearly 7 minutes per kilometre. So much for becoming an overnight running sensation.
I am finding a route that is all downhill for my next race, just FYI.
2. I am currently obsessed with hot chocolate. OB. SESSED.
I haven’t had it in years, but I picked some up at the grocery store on a whim last time I was shopping. Sweet baby cheeses and all things holy and delicious, that stuff is good. I’ve been enjoying it as a late night “snack” lately and I cannot get enough.
3. I am so sick of reading about how to survive the holidays and not kill your diet. I follow a lot of health and wellness magazines/websites/people on Twitter, and I feel like every second tweet is full of tips on what holiday foods are okay to eat and what ones you should avoid.
It’s the holidays! I say go to town! EAT THE MASHED POTATOES!
Fine, it’s probably not a good idea to eat whatever’s clever for the entire month of December, but I don’t see what the big deal is about eating a giant meal for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
Hi, did you see my Thanksgiving plate?
My weight was the same the next day (well I rarely weigh myself, but I assume it was).
I definitely embrace getting stuffed on those occasions, and you better believe I’m looking forward to eating these babies for a week (if they even last that long).
I strongly believe you will not gain weight after a weekend of gluttonous eating. It is just my opinion, and I can only speak from experience, but it has never happened to me.
I will, however, gain weight after weeks of gluttonous eating, so I have said it before and I will say it again, if you eat mostly healthy I think it is okay to indulge every once in a while. The holidays are perfect indulge time.
No low-calorie stuffing and gravy for me, thank you very much. Let the butter eating commence.
4. A lot of people have been telling me lately that I look like Kate Hudson.
If you tell me this I will immediately like you. I think she is absolutely beautiful, so I will take it. With a grain of salt though, because I have been told that I look like pretty much every celebrity with blonde hair, with Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Katherine Heigl being the most common.
And a couple people have told me I look like Fergie.
Thanks for that one.
And I’ve been getting Penny from Big Bang Theory a bit lately as well (and I have never seen the show so I have no idea, but I googled her and I don’t really see it).
And someone once told me that I kind of look like DAVID BOWIE. This one made me laugh.
But the number one person I was told I looked like all through Grades 9 and 10 was Taylor Hanson.
I am not sure who this is worse for; him or me.
My friends called me “Steely Tay” throughout most of high school, because they said I looked like Taylor Hanson, but I had a chest. They even made me a nice collage of pictures of Taylor and I, with tinfoil balls on my chestal area to highlight “Steely Tay”. I liked it.
5. I would like you guys all to know that I called dibs on Ryan Gosling. In 1997.
Back in 1997, Ryan was in the Canadian TV series Breaker High. Anyone remember this theme song?
My friend Emily and I both had HUGE crushes on Ryan when he was in that show. His character was pretty nerdy, so I actually thought I might have a chance with him since he wasn’t very popular with the ladies.
A friend of mine actually knew the guy who played his best friend Jimmy in the show, which fueled my fantasy of us possibly meeting and eventually getting married. I should have jumped on that while I had a chance! Look at him now… Ah, hindsight.
6. I am currently obsessed with two songs that are making running a lot more bearable.
Good Feeling by Flo Rida
I’m pretty sure everyone and their mother is obsessed with this song right now, but I’m posting it anyway because it makes me happy.
and Color on the Walls (Don’t Stop) by Foster the People
My only complaint about this song is that it’s too short.
I’ve been forcing myself not to listen to these songs when I’m not running so that I can savour them when I am running, but it’s a losing battle. I may or may not have listened to them both on repeat on my drive home from work tonight.
7. I’m boycotting Joe Fresh.
Joe Fresh is a Canadian clothing brand that started popping up in the Superstore (a grocery store) a few years ago, and at first I loved their clothes because they were nice, and also inexpensive.
Lately though, I have noticed that their prices have been skyrocketing and their quality hasn’t improved. It’s not unusual to see jackets for $80 – $100, which doesn’t make me happy at all. And the other day I was in the Superstore and I saw these:
Joe Fresh, your clothing is sold in the Superstore. It is comparable to Walmart or Target. Don’t you know who your market is?! Moms who are shopping on a budget. Wtf are you doing? What is this $99 shoe business?
I’m not saying those shoes aren’t nice, because I am kind of a big fan of them (except I am already a giant and I don’t really need anything to make me taller), but that is beside the point. If I had $99 to spend on shoes, do you think I would purchase them from Joe Fresh?
No I would not.
Sorry, rant over.
8. I really, really love salads.
It is still my favourite way to get a bunch of veggies into my body, and I don’t think I will ever get sick of eating them.
9. Check out my guest post on Pink Giggles about finding your inner blogging voice!
10. I actually don’t have a 10th thing, but I couldn’t have Nine Tings Tuesday because I like alliteration too much. So…have a great night!
And also, what celebrity are you most told you look like?