Runnin' Down A Dream

Losing Weight and Finding Myself

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I came home to find a package on my doorstep. I was immediately excited, but couldn’t remember ordering anything…until I opened it and found this hoodie and realized I didn’t order anything! runrunningrunner sent it to me for the Tumblr Hoodie Exchange! 

Thank you Rupert! I LOVE it! It’s a perfect running sweatshirt…or just lounging about shirt! Thank you so much! You’re the best!!

I came home to find a package on my doorstep. I was immediately excited, but couldn’t remember ordering anything…until I opened it and found this hoodie and realized I didn’t order anything! runrunningrunner sent it to me for the Tumblr Hoodie Exchange!

Thank you Rupert! I LOVE it! It’s a perfect running sweatshirt…or just lounging about shirt! Thank you so much! You’re the best!!

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Is this real life?

After my Friday night of extreme compliments, I thought my streak of good luck in that department had run out.

Nope. Sure didn’t.

Saturday, I went to the wedding of a former co-worker. My former College Professor friend was there and brought her friend and former co-worker with her as her date. (I feel like I have to be a little guarded on my blog now, which sucks. Too many people know about this, and have told too many others. There are some scary stats coming in from my Stat Counter. All the Omaha hits, I’m looking at you).

The gist of it is this: I grew up watching this guy do the news in Omaha when I was a kid. He ended up telling my former Professor that he thought I was hot, had a hot body, and was hitting on me during the reception. He said I looked like Mariska Hargitay! (I don’t know that I see it). He friended me on Facebook and sent me a message too, saying he was glad they left when he did because he would have danced with everyone and stolen a few kisses.

Um, what? 

You guys. He’s 60.

60! My parent’s are 61…so there’s that.

Talk about awkward.

Oy. My love life. It’s a freakin’ joke.

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Today was a pretty stellar day for Melissa. Picture for stilldavidsgoals.

1. There were the incidents at Target. Being whistled at and told I was beautiful was fantastic. Made my whole day! 

2. Then I went to karaoke with my friends and these two guys were hitting on me, one kept telling me we needed to sing a song together and would wink at me. The other told me to smile, that I was too beautiful not to be smiling! When they left, the first one said, “you have a great night, beautiful lady.” 

3. Then, these friends of a friend wanted their picture taken with me because, as the one very good looking, but sadly very odd guy said, I was “a hot and beautiful girl.” 

What is my life? I seriously did not really make an effort today! This picture is what they saw! I don’t even know.

(The very odd guy told me, when I asked what he did for a living, said he didn’t work, but did energy healings with crystals. And that money always “found him.” Um, no thanks. You sound like a freeloader!) 

But seriously! If it was compliment Melissa day, I’m a fan!

Today was a pretty stellar day for Melissa. Picture for stilldavidsgoals.

1. There were the incidents at Target. Being whistled at and told I was beautiful was fantastic. Made my whole day!

2. Then I went to karaoke with my friends and these two guys were hitting on me, one kept telling me we needed to sing a song together and would wink at me. The other told me to smile, that I was too beautiful not to be smiling! When they left, the first one said, “you have a great night, beautiful lady.”

3. Then, these friends of a friend wanted their picture taken with me because, as the one very good looking, but sadly very odd guy said, I was “a hot and beautiful girl.”

What is my life? I seriously did not really make an effort today! This picture is what they saw! I don’t even know.

(The very odd guy told me, when I asked what he did for a living, said he didn’t work, but did energy healings with crystals. And that money always “found him.” Um, no thanks. You sound like a freeloader!)

But seriously! If it was compliment Melissa day, I’m a fan!

Filed under see? it's the hot pink shorts! or maybe the long dark hair dudes man i don't even know

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Is my life a movie now?

As I was walking into Target a very attractive man wolf whistled at me from his car (he was stopped, waiting for me to cross in front of him).

Not even 5 minutes after that, as I was looking at greeting cards, ANOTHER man kept looking at me, then when I went into the next aisle, he walked up to me (I was the only one in the aisle) and said, “you are so beautiful.”

I managed to stammer out a “thank you” and I blushed and smiled at him.

And because my life ISN’T a movie, he didn’t say anything else, and we turned and went our separate ways.

Hey. Either way, I’ve still got it! ;)

Filed under maybe it's the hot pink shorts and long dark hair i don't even know I guess I look cute today

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On Sunday, I ran my 10th Half Marathon in Omaha. (There were countless other runs that were at least that long during training runs, but these were the ones that I paid for and got medals for!) So I decided to make a fun little collage to commemorate the milestone! Here are my efforts.
It has my Full Marathon and the Beat The Blerch, which I don’t count as #11 because I ran 1 race and got 2 medals, because that’s how I roll. 
Things of note: I really like that blue jacket. And my sweet white sweat bands. And bright colors. Yikes!
Anyway, just wanted this to live here forever to remind me of all of the hard work and dedication that it took to do it!

On Sunday, I ran my 10th Half Marathon in Omaha. (There were countless other runs that were at least that long during training runs, but these were the ones that I paid for and got medals for!) So I decided to make a fun little collage to commemorate the milestone! Here are my efforts.

It has my Full Marathon and the Beat The Blerch, which I don’t count as #11 because I ran 1 race and got 2 medals, because that’s how I roll. 

Things of note: I really like that blue jacket. And my sweet white sweat bands. And bright colors. Yikes!

Anyway, just wanted this to live here forever to remind me of all of the hard work and dedication that it took to do it!

Filed under running marathons half marathons fitblr runblr

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Me, Today.
My legs are a little tight today, but not too bad. I am sore though! 
You really do have to forget the pain of the last race before you’re willing to do another. Seeing as the Omaha Half was just yesterday, I’m not ready to forget that pain yet. Sometimes I think, maybe I should do another Full Marathon. Then I think, LOLZ, NOPE, and I’m happy with halfs and shorter races. So is my knee.

Me, Today.

My legs are a little tight today, but not too bad. I am sore though! 

You really do have to forget the pain of the last race before you’re willing to do another. Seeing as the Omaha Half was just yesterday, I’m not ready to forget that pain yet. Sometimes I think, maybe I should do another Full Marathon. Then I think, LOLZ, NOPE, and I’m happy with halfs and shorter races. So is my knee.

Filed under running fitblr runblr me Omaha Half Marathon

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cmomyaallyoucandothis asked: Best of luck for HM tomorrow, hope you kick ass. :) :)

Thank you! I think it went pretty well. I’m very happy with my time: 2:38:38…especially for not training, I feel like it’s a great time!

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Happy things on a Thursday.

-I ordered a case for my new Galaxy S5 on Monday. When I opened the mail yesterday it was there! It’s silver and sparkly and I love it!
-I just got done FaceTiming with two-o-nine. My heart is happy. I adore the girl. She is KILLING her Marathon training and I can’t wait to come watch her dominate The Twin Cities in a few weeks!
-Tomorrow is Friday. So very glad about that.
-I went to a weight lifting class at my gym last night and I’m going again tomorrow. That makes 2 weeks in row of lifting. I’m so proud of me!
-in the span of about 4 hours yesterday I was told by a random construction worker that I was “wearing the heck out of that red skirt” (see my picture from yesterday with Christian). Then, a man with very few teeth told me to “smile big” as I walked by him. Later, while I was out running, a truck honked twice at me! Guess I’ve still got it! ;)

In other news, another ex-boyfriend got married this past weekend. That makes 2 this summer who have gotten married to the girl they began dating right after we broke up. I’m not sure how I feel about that. I don’t miss those guys or think they were the ones that got away, but I hate feeling like Good Luck Chuck.

I’m running the Omaha half marathon on Sunday. That makes 10 half marathons that I’ve run since 2011…including 4 this year and 4 last year. Next year I plan on only running 2 a year. 

Tomorrow is Friday. Happy weekend friends!

Happy things on a Thursday.

-I ordered a case for my new Galaxy S5 on Monday. When I opened the mail yesterday it was there! It’s silver and sparkly and I love it!
-I just got done FaceTiming with two-o-nine. My heart is happy. I adore the girl. She is KILLING her Marathon training and I can’t wait to come watch her dominate The Twin Cities in a few weeks!
-Tomorrow is Friday. So very glad about that.
-I went to a weight lifting class at my gym last night and I’m going again tomorrow. That makes 2 weeks in row of lifting. I’m so proud of me!
-in the span of about 4 hours yesterday I was told by a random construction worker that I was “wearing the heck out of that red skirt” (see my picture from yesterday with Christian). Then, a man with very few teeth told me to “smile big” as I walked by him. Later, while I was out running, a truck honked twice at me! Guess I’ve still got it! ;)

In other news, another ex-boyfriend got married this past weekend. That makes 2 this summer who have gotten married to the girl they began dating right after we broke up. I’m not sure how I feel about that. I don’t miss those guys or think they were the ones that got away, but I hate feeling like Good Luck Chuck.

I’m running the Omaha half marathon on Sunday. That makes 10 half marathons that I’ve run since 2011…including 4 this year and 4 last year. Next year I plan on only running 2 a year.

Tomorrow is Friday. Happy weekend friends!

Filed under me running dudes man i totally stole that hashtag from Christian except his is chicks man but you get the point

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a-yogi-who-wods:

Oh, hi marathonmelissa! Got a chance to stop in Lincoln and grab lunch with this awesome lady. Just made a friend for life.

a-yogi-who-wods is one cool dude. When I saw he was moving across the country I told him we should meet up if his travels took him to Nebraska. I was so excited to grab lunch with him today—-even though he didn’t have Zito with him! :)  He’s right, we’re friends for life now.

a-yogi-who-wods:

Oh, hi marathonmelissa! Got a chance to stop in Lincoln and grab lunch with this awesome lady. Just made a friend for life.

a-yogi-who-wods is one cool dude. When I saw he was moving across the country I told him we should meet up if his travels took him to Nebraska. I was so excited to grab lunch with him today—-even though he didn’t have Zito with him! :)  He’s right, we’re friends for life now.

Filed under he TOTALLY gave up some secrets! But I'll never tell his secrets so many topics on the agenda i think we covered them all! chicks man

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notnadia:

audreystylesforever:

CAN WE JUST TAKE A MOMENT. DIAMOND DANNNNN😍

I don’t even watch The Mindy Project and I know that this is exactly what I want in life.

This scene. Oh my Geez. Yes please. I need a Dr. Danny Castellano in my life. Stat.

(via karibikes)

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Tuesday Things

  • A former co-worker has a thing for me. He calls and texts all the time, and asks me out on a weekly basis. I get a distinct “creeped out” vibe from him so I find a million reasons to say no. I listen to my gut.
  • Friday night he called me, saying he “wasn’t stalking” me but that he had driven by my house and noticed I wasn’t home and where was I? I told him yes, he was a stalker and that I was out with a friend. He laughed. I declined to meet him for a drink. My bestie says I need to “shut him down,” stat. I’ve tried. I’m still trying.
  • He called tonight just to chat and talk about his week…and ask about doing something this week. Um, we aren’t close. That’s weird. I have plans each weekend until mid October. Sorry I’m not sorry.
  • In non-boy related news—my sister-in-law posted on my wall that my youngest nephew, who will be 2 on Saturday, saw a girl run by their house. He said “Emmie!” (that’s what my nephews call me) as she ran by. It was not me, but it is so great that he knows that Emmie runs. THAT is the legacy I want to have with those boys. 
  • "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" start back up tonight. I’m SO EXCITED!
  • Thank you for all the compliments on my picture yesterday. You made my day!
  • Tumblr friends are the best!

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