Today’s workout

Today I went to Total Woman gym, my happy place! I haven’t been in ages.

I’ve started Couch to 10k over, for seemingly the umpteenth time. I’m working on speed now, and I’m not unhappy with today’s result. I’m still in Week 1!

I also did a TCA patch test. A such as I like twice-weekly Mandelic acid peels, I’m ready for something stronger. Wish me luck!

How was your day?


Weekend Shenanigans

Good morning and happy Monday! Here’s my weekend wrap-up, in case anyone is still reading this blog…

Cracked up open this bottle on Friday. This is not the Jose Cuervo we drank in college!

Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia extra-añejo tequila

I put this in my hair Saturday morning and left it in all day. My workout partner gave me a couple of sachets of Kiehl’s olive oil deep conditioner. She gets the big tub of it! I might spring for it too and put it into regular rotation.

Kiehl's Fruit Olive Oil Deeply Reparative Hair PakI put this in my hair Sunday morning and left it in all day. I always pick up a few sachets of whatever deep conditioner is on sale at Sally’s, so I’ve got a few to use up. My hair is in rough shape! My goal is to go through my stash, and then start a new one!
180Pro Miracle Damage Eliminator

I went to Costco and stocked up on my veggies for the week – cucumbers, bell peppers, and tomatoes are nice to munch on at my desk. Plus I got blueberries for my Shakeology and oatmeal, and trusty bananas.
CostCo fruit and veggies

And maybe a little something else for the week, too! Yes, I can totally eat 1.87 lbs of cheese in a week.
KerryGold Dubliner cheese

I went to REI and bought some trail runners for the Verdugos 10K I signed up for next weekend. REI ain’t cheap! But they pay their employees well, the employees are very knowledgeable and treat the customers well, so it’s worth it. Plus, I had $30 in dividends to apply to the purchase.

La Sportiva Trail Runners from REI

I spied this top on the clearance rack. It’s a lightweight baselayer that I think will work well as a running top. It’s not like I bought just because of the color or anything…

Lightweight baselayer from R

Now off to work to pay for all these purchases…

How was your weekend?


Fragrance Friday – 3121 by Prince

Today, like many other fans, I’m mourning Prince’s death. I was a big fan – I’d seen him in concert five times. And if I’m totally honest, that purple is my favorite color is from Prince’s influence on my young life.

Prince at the Forum in 2011
Here he is at the Forum in 2011. I went to three of those shows while he was there for the week. Each performance was different and amazing. This was before the Forum got popular again; Prince was there to save what he deemed an important musical venue.

So to honor his memory, today I’m wearing 3121, named after his 2006 album (favorite track is Beautiful, Loved, and Blessed. Black Sweat is a good workout song, too).

3121 smells how you’d expect a Prince fragrance to smell… Like sex. I would not wear this to work. In fact, I’ve hardly worn it at all in the years I’ve owned it; it seems inappropriate for most occasions. It’s listed as a white floral, but I really sniff out the animalic and woodsy scents.

Prince 3121 perfume

Basically, 3121 is as brash and sexy as Prince himself was.

RIP Prince and thanks for the music.

What was your favorite Prince song? Mine are A Case of U and If I Was Your Girlfriend.


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