Retail Therapy

Running and yoga are therapy. You know what else is? Shopping. Particularly when you are happy with yourself. Prior to my workout quest I hit a point where I was unhappy with myself and shopping was no longer fun- it was a chore and something I was required to do to keep myself from public nudity. Since beginning this journey to a better me I have regained confidence and it’s not about a number on the scale or the size of my pants… I feel accomplished. More so than I was seven months ago.

So, on that note, I brought you here today to see my purchases!



Yes! All workout gear! What have I become?! I love it!

Cheers to a snowed in night with music, friends, Chinese take out, a board game or two, and hopefully many laughs. And our tiny tree.


The snow is falling and I’m waking up to hot oatmeal with brown sugar and dried fruit with a cinnamon bun flavored coffee in my favorite mug.

Why yes, that is a Pantone mug, color 569, shrub green.

It’s the simple things in life that can make a Saturday morning so enjoyable. Today I’m taking the day off from running and I’m headed to yoga at 12 to decompress. I have some thinking to do on my intentions with running- more on that later.

For now I’m going to enjoy the warmth and comfort of my tiny apartment. Happy weekend, friends!