First of all, Happy Memorial Day everyone! I want to take a minute to remember all those who have made sacrifices to our country. 

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My day has been rather low-key. I actually got to sleep in today, and got 10 hours of sleep! When was the last time that happened?? Unfortunately, my allergies were going crazy this morning. Naturally, that would happen the same day I run out of tissues…I’m not sure what I might be allergic to or why it is such a problem all of the sudden, but it sure is annoying!

I planned to take some homework with me to the dining hall so I could grab brunch and then do work until I was ready for the gym. I ended up having a larger brunch than planned, so I was there for a good two hours, reading about Darwin’s finches (I’m in a class about evolution).

Upon arriving at the Spin bikes, I quickly realized that I was missing part of the shoe that would be integral in using my new shoes. I guess there is some clip that screws into the shoes. I am obviously so knowledgable. My wonderful mother went out and bought one for me though, so whenever I see her next, and I will finally be able to try my shoes!



It looks something like this.

I did a short workout at the gym- 2 sets of 10 minutes on the erg, with the stroke rate 18, 20, 22, 24 for 4′ at 18, then 3′, then 2′, then the last minute at 24. I followed that with 10 minutes of abs. Why was my workout short? Because today kicks off my half marathon training! I am going for a 3 mile run with my sister pretty soon! In 10 weeks I will be running 13.1 miles!

I spent most of today doing laundry. Unfortunately, after my first load in the washer, there were no dryers free, so I attempted to hang everything in my room. Luckily, now everything is in the dryer! I usually do laundry early in the morning before everyone is awake, but I slept in today so that wasn’t really an option. 

The only other noteworthy thing from today- I ate dessert. I’ve gone more than 3 weeks without, but I finally caved. I had a chocolate avocado cupcake and some dark chocolate. And you know what? Nothing happened. Sure, I feel a little sick, but the walls didn’t crumble around me, and I didn’t eat an entire batch of cupcakes. Nothing tasted quite as good as I was expecting. I also realized that I am probably eating too many sweets that aren’t technically desserts, like muffins and pancakes. I intend to continue avoiding sweets after this-I just don’t feel that great; however, if something is amazing, I might try it. The biggest downside- I had wayyy too big of a snack recently giving I’m running in 30 minutes. Ugh. Oh well, what can you do? Sorry I don’t have any pictures from today. I’ll compensate like I normally do, with an adorable kitty picture! (And only 2 weeks before you guys get ‘fresh’ kitty pictures!)


10 comments on “…And the World Didn’t End

  1. Miranda @ Miranda Runs

    So jealous your training is starting today! Just don’t push yourself too hard too fast and you’ll actually be able to run as planned for the half! 😉

    1. Aurora

      Yes! I hope you get better enough to run yours as well!

  2. Alyssa (@RoadToRD)

    A chocolate avocado brownie?! That sounds delicious!

    1. Aurora

      Chocolate and avocado go surprisingly well together!

  3. Beth @ Mangoes and Miles

    Yay for 13.1! 🙂 You got this, girlie.

    Awh <3 everything in moderation! Having sweets every now and then (or even a little snippet every day) won't kill you, your life won't crumble, and you won't start storing fat. It's definitely not the end of the world! 🙂

    1. Aurora

      I definitely agree. Haha, nothing happened when I ate chocolate!

  4. Brittany @ DulceVie

    Awww your cat is adorable!! And yay for your half marathon! My first half is this November! Happy Memorial Day!

    1. Aurora

      Thanks! Happy Memorial Day to you to!

  5. moderngirlnutrition

    I think I needed to hear that haha. I came down to get a glass of water tonight, and ate a big slice of cake haha. I was feeling guilty, but sometimes it’s 100% fine to indulge! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Aurora

      Glad I could help! As long as you get to enjoy the indulgence, go for it!

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