School, Work and Everything In Between…Like Lots of Treats

What a few weeks it’s been, whew! I have been super busy with work, interviews, you name it! Where do I start!

Well, last I let you know I was interviewing for different positions at several places. I got a call back for one, and found out last weekend that I got one! You are now looking at the new fit expert in the shoe department at Road Runner Sports!

Road Runner SportsI’m super excited to start learning so much more about running, running shoes and the community this company has!  Thank goodness I just bought two new pairs of running shoes to show how much more dedicated I am about running again! Remember these?!

Mizuno Wave Elixir 8Mizuno Wave Elixir 8

Adidas Energy BoostAdidas Energy Boost

I’ll soon be able to tell you ever detail about these two shoes…but for now, I’ll stick with how awesome they are and how they have made running so great lately! So great to the point where I have been excited to go to my Tuesday Speed/Hill Workouts with the local running club and upping my miles to train for a half marathon!  I finally decided which one I’m going to run too! It’s local and I’m super excited since it supports a great cause!

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I thought about doing one before that but I have several trips I’m going on that will hinder my training and even now makes me a little nervous! But, it’ll be great and I’m sure I’ll have fun!

And what better than to fuel for some awesome running, right? I have been frequenting the new and local Whole Foods in the area and boy, so freaking dangerous. I have been on a breakfast food kick as I’ve been in a rut eating cereal for the past few months, but have discovered a few other things! I have been eating a variety of bagels from local bakeries like it’s going out of style, but also these vegan scones I found at WF. OMG I die I want one right now! I have had the chocolate chip, carrot raisin and some other mixed one they have had in stock. Here’s the chocolate chip:

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I also found an awesome little local bakery that has some vegan goodies too! I met the owners of Sticky Fingers yesterday and they were so wonderful and energetic! I purchased their popular morning glory muffin and hot damn, I am in trouble this place being so close. Maybe if I ever get treats there I’ll make myself walk…make up for eating all these sweets! HAHA!

Sticky Fingers Baking CompanyI have also been getting in some healthy food to supplement for all the running! Woohoo! At least a little…maybe. Mwahahaha!

But let me say, there has been a fair share of chocolate consumption from all the stress I’ve been under. I had a project for one of my classes that had me stumped for DAYS (no joke) and by Monday night when I finished it at almost midnight I was absolutely exhausted. Guess that’s what happens when you take graduate school courses, right? Goodness gracious!

20130918_075002Honey feels my exhaustion, because it means I have been staring at the computer instead of at her. This is one pissed off cat, who now has decide that the only way to get my attention is if she bites me…on the face. No joke, takes my cheeks and jaw line and bites! Little rascal!

But, in the midst of all of that, I did take a trip back up to the redwoods to train a new technician. It was so wonderful to be back in the woods and really, the redwoods. There is just this feeling I get when I am surrounded by trees and well, trees!

20130911_094400 20130911_094351 20130911_085942Why can’t these trees be everywhere…or everywhere I end up living? haha!

Oh, and I did take some time this weekend to appreciate the outdoors with the Aloha Festival taking part at the local beach park! Whit got his shave ice that was as authentic as home and I got to watch the hula dancers! Of course we watched some surfers for the surf contest and saw some of Whit’s friends.

Aloha FestivalWhew, so much in the past ten days! And now I’m about to start work on Friday (my BIRTHDAY!!!) and hopefully everything will go smoothly!!!

Anyone been to any festivals lately!? I know apple season is right upon us so there are bound to be some going on soon!!!!

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12 Responses to School, Work and Everything In Between…Like Lots of Treats

  1. Erica says:

    SO excited for you! I bet you’re going to love the job. Sounds like a fantastic half too. Hooray

  2. Amy Lauren says:

    I haven’t been to any festivals lately! They are having the Scottish games here this weekend and it’s a bye weekend for football, I wish hubs would want to go to something like that. There’s something going on pretty much every weekend in Charleston anyway.

    Hooray for getting a job at a running shoe shop! That would be the perfect side job for you- really for anyone! I bet you’ll even get cool discounts and maybe some free stuff because you have to try it out to know whether or not to recommend it to people :).

  3. kristaskravings says:

    Honey is so sweet. And those trees!!!! Congrats on the new job, Melissa. :)

  4. Sounds like a busy time! Congrats on the job.

  5. Beth says:

    Congrats on the new job. Sounds like you have a full plate, my dear!! What do you want to do with your graduate degree?

  6. Mica says:

    Congratulations on the job! I had a lot of fun working at a running store during grad school, mostly because the people were so cool. (Not because of customers who were like “Well, this shoe fits great, but I just CANNOT wear purple.”)

    Glad you’re hanging in there and doing fun things while getting into the new schedule.

    Race in December? In California? Mebbe I can join you since I live hurr now? (Except HAHAHA WHAT IS RUNNING?)

  7. Katie says:

    Congrats on the new job! Sounds like you’re really settling in… and what a place to live! I was just going through our photos of Muir Woods this morning and looking at the beautiful redwoods. STUNNING.

    Good luck with the work/school/LIFE balance. You can do it! We can trade tips :-)

  8. theanniehall says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :D
    what goes up and never comes back down? AGE. harhar. sorry.

    congrats on the new job! you’re perfect for the position!!

    and that sticky bun looks amazinggggg, my mouth is salivating!

  9. biz319 says:

    Congrats on your new job Mel! You’ll be an expert in no time. Happy almost birthday!!

  10. That’s awesome news, congrats on the new job, you’ll do amazing :)

  11. Jen says:

    I hope your kidding about walking off sweets… You shouldn’t exercise to compensate for eating’!

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