Weekly Wishes #7

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(Isn’t this gorgeoussss? It’s in Norway, somewhere.)

Hey all. Today, I’m linking up with The Nectar Collective for Weekly Wishes. The Weekly Wishes is where we all can share our posts about goals, challenges, and wishes for the week! Last week, my goals were to run once, write H a love letter, get a new sponsor, make new social media buttons and learn something new.

Ran once? Sure did! Five miles + stairs.
Wrote H a letter? Yep! Sent it on Tuesday.
Get a new sponsor? Double yes! Check out my new blogging besties Crystal and Kayte!
Make new social media buttons? Check! I know they don’t quite match yet but I’ve got a new header from Bumble & Buzz Design coming soon!
Learn something new? I learned that short people are better at arm wrestling (very slightly). Booyah! I think that’s the only time I’ve ever said booyah but it works. Go with it people.
Now, for this week’s wishes:

  • Run once, at least once.
  • Go through my whole Bloglovin’ feed! It’s been stuck at like 200 unread posts for forever, I need to stay up to date with my favorite blogs! Share your blog with me below!
  • Connect with bloggers. You’re a blogger? Tweet @CallMeSassBlog or comment or comment on my Facebook! (See buttons above)
  • Learn something. Again, I’ll leave this intentionally vague. Know something cool? Tell me in the comments.
  • Keep my bedroom cleeeean. I’m SO bad with this, it’s almost pathetic. Sometimes I just look at my room and I’m like, Allie, get your life together.

Now head on over to The Nectar Collective and join the Weekly Wish link up.

What were your wishes this week? Tell me something cool so I can knock out number 4!

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Weekly Wishes #6

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Hey all. Today, I’m linking up with The Nectar Collective for Weekly Wishes. The Weekly Wishes is where we all can share our posts about goals, challenges, and wishes for the week! Last week, my goal was to run four days according to my half-marathon. Unfortunately, this did not happen one ion. I did bike ride and walk lots and take care of kids (that’s a workout!) so I don’t feel too badly about the week but I do need to get back on adding my mileage to get ready for my half-marathon. This week I’m setting the bar low and just telling myself to run once–I’m planning on doing it later today! I have today off of work (both jobs–what do I do with myself?!) so I have no excuse. I also added a few more little goals I need to get done this week.

Now, for this week’s wishes:

  • Do some conditioning, every single day. Also, run once. At least once. (Aim low, right?)
  • Write H a love letter. :)
  • Learn something. I’ll leave this intentionally vague. Know something cool? Tell me in the comments.
  • Get a new sponsor. (Make this wish come true? Sponsor me.)
  • Make new social media buttons.

Now head on over to The Nectar Collective and join the Weekly Wish link up.

What were your wishes this week? Tell me something cool so I can knock out number 3!

Weekly Wishes #5

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Hey all. Once again, I’m linking up with The Nectar Collective for Weekly Wishes. The Weekly Wishes is where we all can share our posts about goals, challenges, and wishes for the week! Last week, my goal was to watch a TEDTalk every night! Some nights I watched a couple talks but other nights I didn’t watch any so it kind of evened out. But it’s definitely a habit I’d like to keep up with. Tomorrow I’ll post a list of my favorite talks and I can’t wait to share some with you!


Now, for this week’s wish:
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I had been doing pretty well on preparing for my half-marathon but unfortunately I skipped like a week and a half when I started nannying and my mornings were crazy busy. On this past Saturday, my town hosted a fun run and I participated in that on the spur of the moment and that’s inspired me to pick back up where I left off. This week, my runs are three, four, three and six miles and that last one will be a doozy. But I’m publicly committing to doing the whole six mile run, even if I have to walk a little. Guys, make me do it!

Now head on over to The Nectar Collective and join the Weekly Wish link up.

Wake Up, Allie [playlist]

So unfortunately, I am not a morning person, as much as I’d like to be. I’m also not a night person. I just like my sleep. Ideally, I’d sleep from ten till ten in the morning. However, getting up that late tends to mean I don’t get really going until eleven or so, and then half my day is gone. That’s why I made my weekly wish this week to try setting a morning routine. I didn’t do so hot this morning, as I got up at about 9:35 when I realized I had work at 10. Such is life. Anyways, I made a little playlist to motivate me to wake up and run in the morning. Listen to it in this order; it starts slow and will get you up and at ’em. Warning though–it is way eclectic. Incubus to Yo-Yo Ma to Led Zeppelin to Needtobreathe. But I think it’s awesome! Listen on 8tracks.

  1. Aqueous Transmission//Incubus
  2. C’est Ma Terre//Christopher Mae
  3. Rise to the Sun (Live on KEXP)//Alabama Shakes
  4. Separate Ways (One for the Road)//The River and the Road
  5. 123 Stop//The Postelles
  6. Girl Named Tennessee//Needtobreathe
  7. Movin’ Right Along//Alkaline Trio
  8. Hope the Good Things Never End//Northcote
  9. This Too Shall Pass//OK Go
  10. Houses of the Holy//Led Zeppelin
  11. Attaboy//Yo Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
  12. The Southern Wild//Eliza & the Bear
  13. Don’t Upset the Rhythm (Go Baby Go)//The Noisettes
  14. Dolores//The Mavericks
  15. Lemon Parade//Tonic

So we’ll see if a good playlist is enough to get me going in the morning! Tune in tomorrow for a new collection of things that are Catching My Eye.

Weekly Wishes #2

 

The Nectar Collective

Hey all.Once again, I’m linking up with The Nectar Collective for Weekly Wishes. The Weekly Wishes is where we all can share our posts about goals, challenges, and wishes for the week! Last week, my goal was to read for an hour every day! Some days I was great! Some days…not so much.

Monday: Day 1: In the morning, I read about thirty minutes and finished my AP European History book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization. Woo hoo! So happy to be done… In the afternoon, I had a long wait at Costco while my tires were being rotated and I read about a 75 minutes of Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. One hour and 45 minutes.


Tuesday: Big day! Between the boy’s softball game & making cheesecake all day, I forgot to read. When I got in bed I read Catching Fire before falling asleep. One hour.

Wednesday: Finished Catching Fire! It’s a reread so I got through it quickly. One hour and thirty minutes.

Thursday: My last day in Charlotte so I was busy! I started a new dystopian book called Wool early in the morning and read some before going out to lunch with a friend and dinner with the boy. Thirty minutes.


Friday: In the car on the way to Michigan! Read Me Talk Pretty One Day. Two hours.

Saturday:  Finished Me Talk Pretty One Day! Thirty minutes.

Sunday: none.

So I didn’t do so hot there at the end on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, but I felt good about the time I spent reading this week. It felt really good to spend my vacation intentionally, reading instead of noodling around on the internet all the time. I highly recommend setting a reading goal, even if it’s only half an hour a week.


Now, for this week’s wish:
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In the summer, I am soo bad about this. If I don’t have something specific to get up for, I’ll get up around 8 or 9 and not be productive for awhile. This week, I plan to get up at 8:30 and run (if it’s a running day) and condition (if it’s a conditioning day) and work on something right off the bat, even if it’s something simple like reading or blogging. We’ll see how I do!

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