Marathon Monday & Life Lately

Happy MARATHON Monday! Who else will be watching the race today? The Boston Marathon is such an awesome day for the running community and it’s a (very) longterm goal of mine to run it. However, I’m in no rush to get there.

Now, let’s catch up…

I sure hope your weekend was better than mine. My Saturday was spent entirely in bed minus a 20 minute trip to get a smoothie and watermelon to soothe my throat. I started feeling sick on Friday afternoon and woke up Saturday feeling worse, think chills, sweating and sore throat. I was oddly really hungry and ate like I ran 10 miles when I walked like 10 steps. I did catch up on a bunch of shows (How To Get Away With Murder finale…jaw dropped) and finished a paper that I put off. Luckily, as I write this on Sunday night, I’m feeling better. Being sick away from home (really, my mom), sucks.

Life lately

True life: I went back to my apartment and mixed this smoothie with some Wild Friend’s because it tasted “too healthy” (as I described it to my mom). Not sure if it was the parsley or celery that threw me over the edge. Could barely taste the apple.


Speaking of home, I’m going home Thursday! Excited is an understatement. I have a long gap until my exams start so I planned this trip as a post-class, pre-exam treat. Plus, let’s be real, there’s no way I’d really study that long for an exam.

Last week was really stressful, more so mentally than physically. I was relying on some things that were out of my control and it was an extreme test of my lack of patience. Patience is something I really need to work on, in many different areas (dealing with traffic, long lines, waiting for someone to reply, food cooking, etc.). If anything, last week was a good lesson in learning to release control and let things happen when they happen.

It is officially too hot to function in Florida. Ok, that’s dramatic, but the heat has been brutal. I mentioned running outside but even sitting outside is rough. I sat outside by the pool for 25 minutes on Thursday before giving up. As everyone up north is gushing about the weather (rightfully so, you’ve had a rough winter and I WOULD NOT trade sides), I will be inside sitting by the A/C.

Life lately

College students: when are your exams? 
What makes you feel better when you’re sick? My dog and watermelon. Luckily, I had one with me this weekend.


  1. Hayley @ Full of Life says

    Yuck I’m sorry you were sick :( I hate being sick when I’m not near my mom too. And I am always starving when I’m sick which is usually the opposite for people! The thing that makes me feel better is childhood favorite movies and ice cream :) Feel better love.
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    • says

      Right?! I feel like most people don’t have an appetite. Funny- I actually watched The Princess Diaries, I had tioved it a while ago for a lazy day. It did help :)

  2. Gretchen | Gretchruns says

    Wasn’t HTGAWM fantastic?? I can’t wait for the new season to start! I loved every single episode and love how it ended. I’m currently watching the live stream at work (don’t tell my boss…shhh). It’s also my long long term goal to qualify!

  3. Sarah @pickyrunner says

    Awww I hope you’re feeling better today! I’m always strangely starving when I’m sick, but it’s our bodies way of trying to fight the sickness away. I WISH it was too hot to function here. We’re still in the low 60s here most days.
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  4. Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie says

    Watching the Boston Marathon right now! It is so exciting!! I have two exams this week then a week in between until finals starts. So not looking forward to finals week, but looking forward to them all being over and summer break being here! Hope you feel better this week!
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    • says

      I see the light at the end of the tunnel (summer) but so many hurdles to get through first. I think we finish right around the same time :)

  5. Jess says

    Sorry you were feeling yuk! I love all things green smoothie, but I’m a weirdo ;-) I’m watching Boston on my luck break now! Well, the playback anyway. Boston is on my list next year, assuming I BQ this Saturday in Nashville at the country music marathon!!!! Have a beautiful week! That pool looks lovely…

    • says

      I’m trying to get my taste buds acclimated to green juices/smoothies. So far I need some type of nut butter to make it taste good. Ah- so exciting about your marathon!!!!! Hope it’s an awesome race :)

  6. Emily @ Sweets and Beets says

    Feel better, girl! What a drag. </3 I'm with ya on the patience thing. I want everything instantaneously! Hah. I'm going home this week too :x Going to surprise my parents!!
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  7. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says

    Feel better dear! NO fun to be sick….none at all.
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  8. Lacey @ Runs and Roses says

    I just was just watching the marathon live this morning! Seriously so inspiring…I hope to run it someday too. :)
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  9. Lauren says

    I’m usually hungry when I’m sick too, I think my body needs extra fuel to fight whatever is going on. Feel better!
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  10. Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday says

    I hope you’re feeling better! Being sick at school is soooo not fun. Have fun on your trip home! My exams aren’t until the second week of June, so I think I’m starting to get a little jealous of everyone who’s done with school sooner. ;)
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    • says

      You must start much later! Or are you on the quarter system? My friends at different schools are done with their exams next week so I’m jealous of them!

      • Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday says

        Yep! I’m on the quarter system, so we start a lot later than everyone else (like, 2 days before October).
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  11. She Rocks Fitness says

    Whenever I’m sick I “think” I want really healthy food and when I make and I try to eat it, I seriously want to gag…I tried this a few weeks ago and failed, so instead I made really good bread with butter and honey and I felt AMAZING…HA! Hope you are back to almost feeling 100%!
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    • says

      Yup, I gaged through most of that drink. Managed to finish half! After, I had oatmeal with almond butter and honey. Even in 100 degree weather it was perfect.

  12. Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me says

    I am so sorry to hear that you were not feeling well. What an absolute bummer! I am glad to hear that you are feeling better. AGH You watch How to Get Away With Murder?!?!? I have been needing to discuss this show with someone so your mention of it made me squeal. So good, right?! I am thrilled you get to go home this weekend, and I hope it as much as fun as you deserve.

    My exams aren’t until the second week of May, so I still have a few weeks to manage my way through. I hope yours go over well! We are in the home stretch now.
    When I am sick, I am a lllll about hot showers/baths. I could just sit there for ever, soaking in the heat.

    Have a great Monday girl!
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    • says

      My jaw literally dropped at the end of the episode. I don’t know why/how it took me so long to catch up! Seriously can’t wait until it starts again. Oh hot showers/baths are a weakness of mine. Takes a lot of willpower to get out!

  13. Rebecca @ MyEagerFeet says

    Being sick when you’re alone is the worst! I’m impressed you made it to get a smoothie, I usually don’t leave my apartment when I don’t feel well if I don’t have to.
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    • says

      My mom kept telling me it would make me feel better and my throat was really hurting (she was right, as usual). Glad I’m done with that!

  14. Georgie says

    I do not miss that end of semester stress. But it does mean you’ll be closer to your summer in the North East (woop woop)
    I stood at the 26 mile marker yesterday and damn was it inspirational.
    I once got a green smoothie from whole foods and it was waay to green. I added a bit of honey because I didn’t want to be miserable after paying way to much for a smoothie.
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    • says

      Expect an email from me this week regarding summer :) Oh I never even thought of honey! That would definitely be easier to stir in than the nut butter was. Thanks for the tip!

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