Runnin' Down A Dream

Losing Weight and Finding Myself

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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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On Mondays, we wear plaid dresses.
During a total closet organization last night I re-discovered this dress. I love it. It fits me and my shape perfectly. 
Good news! I’m down 5 of those 15 pounds! Water weight FTW!! :)
I had a crazy, fun and busy weekend. Bachelorette party for a dear friend. Reunited with some former Ochos. It was a good weekend.
I’m gearing up for a crazy week at work…busy time of the year for us.
Have a great week friends!

On Mondays, we wear plaid dresses.

During a total closet organization last night I re-discovered this dress. I love it. It fits me and my shape perfectly. 

Good news! I’m down 5 of those 15 pounds! Water weight FTW!! :)

I had a crazy, fun and busy weekend. Bachelorette party for a dear friend. Reunited with some former Ochos. It was a good weekend.

I’m gearing up for a crazy week at work…busy time of the year for us.

Have a great week friends!

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Friday Afternoon

earlybirdnow tagged me in this. So here ya go.

Replace with your own answers and then tag 10 people.

  • Name: Melissa
  • Nickname: Mel, Meliss, and my last name
  • Birthday: March 16
  • Gender: Female
  • Sexuality: I like men. A lot. :)
  • Height: 5’9
  • Time zone: Central
  • What time and date is it there: 9/12/2014 at 2:21pm
  • Average hours of sleep I get a night: 6-8 depending on the day
  • Last thing I Googled was: Basal Metabolic Rate
  • Most used phrase(s): "Fair Enough" "No worries" and "Right?!"
  • First word that comes to mind: busy
  • What I last said to a family member: "I love you mom"
  • One place that makes me happy and why: This camping area in central Nebraska. I grew up going there. It is so beautiful and peaceful and serene. Pure bliss.
  • How many blankets I sleep under: 1 sheet, 1 blanket and comforter right now, but it was cold last night and so I need to add my winter blankets soon: another blanket and then I spread 3 others on top of my comforter on an “as needed basis” What?! I sleep alone and am cold ALL THE TIME.
  • Favorite beverage(s): water or lemonade
  • Last movie I watched in the cinemas: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Three things I can’t live without: Jesus/family/friends, running, sleep
  • A piece of advice to all my followers: Don’t compare the start of your journey to the middle of someone else’s. 
  • You all have to listen to this song: “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit Feat. Jess Glynne

I’m tagging two-o-nine twentythreetolife xfitlibrarian abitofsilliness keepgoinggreen and getittogetherg

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Shaniqua (that’s what I’ve named my car…it’s a white Ford escort) hit a fun little milestone Thursday. 

Fun fact: I’ve had this car since it had 14,000 miles on it.  I’ve put a lot of miles on her…and hope to make it 250,000 and then some!

Shaniqua (that’s what I’ve named my car…it’s a white Ford escort) hit a fun little milestone Thursday.

Fun fact: I’ve had this car since it had 14,000 miles on it. I’ve put a lot of miles on her…and hope to make it 250,000 and then some!

Filed under me my car

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After a day full of crappy headspace I came home to a couple of packages in the mail!

First, my Beat the Blerch virtual race kit! Stickers, magnet, shirt, awesome medal and more! I’m a fan! I’m counting the Omaha half in a couple of weeks as that virtual half. 1 race, two medals, total win!

Then, I opened my brand new Samsung Galaxy S5! I have yet to activate it and need a new SIM Card, but still, exciting!

After that I discovered a save the date for a friends wedding in June…in Cabo San Lucas! I’m going to see if that’s feasible, because how fun would that be?!

After a day full of crappy headspace I came home to a couple of packages in the mail!

First, my Beat the Blerch virtual race kit! Stickers, magnet, shirt, awesome medal and more! I’m a fan! I’m counting the Omaha half in a couple of weeks as that virtual half. 1 race, two medals, total win!

Then, I opened my brand new Samsung Galaxy S5! I have yet to activate it and need a new SIM Card, but still, exciting!

After that I discovered a save the date for a friends wedding in June…in Cabo San Lucas! I’m going to see if that’s feasible, because how fun would that be?!

Filed under the oatmeal beat the Blerch running lets not talk about my terrible run tonight cuz that will bring us down focus on the good

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Think before you speak

I had dinner with a college friend last night. She’s a personal trainer at a local gym. I told her how lately I’ve been in a pretty rough head space; my weight is still up, I can’t seem to do anything right to make it go down, eating ANYTHING is suddenly very stressful to me (that’s another story for another post). Suffice it to say, I’m feeling pretty awful about myself right now.

She was asking me about my eating and workout habits. I told her what I eat and how I workout. Then she pushed me into crazytown with her next comment:

"You know Melissa, you’re a big girl. You just are. So you’ll always be bigger."

I’m sorry, what?! Just because I’m 5’9” does NOT make me a “big” girl. Yes, I’m up about 10-15 pounds from where I’d like to be. But 5 of those are water weight (you can’t gain 5 pounds in 2 days. Even I know this). And I weigh 165 pounds. I wear anywhere from a size 6 to a size 10. Geez. 

Talk about a good way to send someone into a tailspin. I’m already freaking out about my body; how it feels and looks, looking decent in a fitted bridesmaid dress in a month, and running a half marathon in 2 weeks. I don’t need someone to push me over the ledge when I’m quite capable of doing that myself, thankyouverymuch!

harmph.

Her advice? Up my protein, limit my fruit intake, lift weights, and write down what I eat again. Things I know to do. (although I really like fruit, so that kind of sucks.)

Lessons learned here? Think before you speak, you never know the impact your words can have on another person.

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