Football Madness and I need to Run

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

I went to the grocery store a few times this weekend and the place was like a mosh-pit! Seriously, it was “every-man-for-himself” in terms of parking, grabbing a cart, picking out the ‘best’ looking veggies, racing to the registers… people were ruthless! I guess the Thanksgiving rush started early this year!

So many mixed thoughts/emotions from this week/weekend!


I headed back to my undergrad, Purdue University, for some fun Friday night bar action, followed by Saturday tailgating! Friday was great! I met up with some friends and we went to our old favorite–Pablano’s (Mexican) for some so-so food and GREAT chips and salsa! That’s really all that maters, right?


I decided to try relax and reward myself with some drink and settled on the simple but wonderful, vodka-water with lime slices! They were super-duper cheap that I just had to take advantage and get more than one…


We headed then to Purdue oldest and most well known bar, Harry’s Chocolate Shop where I stayed until a little after 1am. This is a HUGE deal since I am in bed most every night at 10. In fact, I don’t know the last time I saw the clock strike 1am….




I awoke groggy, hungover, and feeling disgusting on my friends couch.ย  Boy… now I remember why I don’t drink like this any more. This feeling suckssssss.

We got ready to go tailgate in the coldest football weather I have ever been in. It was snowing. And windy. MISERABLE. My mom had free tickets to the game and so she drove up that morning to snag a Bloody Mary at a tailgate before heading in. I decided to watch with her (and she had feet/hand warmers…)



There were even people camping out in the heated bathroom…


Purdue is an awful football team. We didn’t always use to be bad. In fact, at the game Saturday was Drew Breeze, the Saints QB who wont the Superbowl a few years ago. He went to Purdue (our pride and joy!)

After surviving the game (yes, we lost.) Mom and I headed to Discount Den to get some cheap cheap Purdue shirts, Diet Coke, and random cards. At The Den people have trademarked their own drinks and write them on the wall for you to get (or you can design your own.) So fun to read the names…



The Flaming Bitch, Dew It in a Phonebooth, The Sorostitute, Dr. Love, Mid Day Lovin’


Oh my gosh these cards were so funny… we got some for anybody we could think of with a Birthday in the near future!

Well guys…. I have tried to be mentally strong. I try with all my might. But this week was still just tough. I have just felt down-right disgusting and ‘soft’ and out of shape and jiggly in all places. Between eating a ton after the marathon… then eating really crappy food and drinking lots of alcohol on Friday and Saturday… and throughout this not dong ANY exercising…. I feel like a gross blob. I feel out of control, unhappy, irritable, and all other sorts. I even found myself Saturday completely regretting the weekend with my friends, saying it was not at all worth it to have fun with them because this “Fat Feeling” I had after outweighed the good-time.

I need to get my head on straight… I need to remember that I am 23 years old and things I consider important in life are really not…. I need PERSPECTIVE.


I went for that run I so badly needed…. and it was nothing short of wonderful. So needed…. I ran 8 miles at who know what pace. I haven’t a clue!


First run of the year in running tights!!! It was 19 degrees… brr!!

My mom and I then saw Hunger Games: Catching Fire! IT WAS SO GOOD!!!! I highly recommend it!

Have a great Monday! Thanksgiving is almost here for us to enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Ever suffered through an extremely cold/hot sporting event?

What movie are you most looking forward to seeing over Thanksgiving/Christmas time!



  1. Looks like so much fun!! hangovers are definitely no bueno.

    1. NO BUENO indeed. My therapist, whom i saw this week, laughed her ass off though and was so happy to hear that I let loose haha

  2. pickyrunner · · Reply

    I know that “I need to run” feeling all too well these days. Sometimes it is body-related, but for me it has been more mental than anything, completely unrelated to the exercise part. I think the fact that you were still able to go out and enjoy those drinks with your friends in the moment is a huge testament to your progress, even if you felt kind of blah after the fact. I’m glad you had a great run and hang in there- the bad days become less frequent the further you go!

    1. so happy to hear your runs are rockin!
      I believe you on the bad days…. but man are the bad days coming on STRONG ever since the marathon… really strong. I feel so gross and lazy and just like I eat more than everyone! ((which I swear I do! I have no control I feel!))
      Sorry for whining and complaining to you haha you just know this so well Sarah!!!

      ANYWAYS!! hope you have a great week dear!

  3. I was forced into going to a football team with my high school cross country team, at least there was enough guys around me to keep me warm, they always have warmer body temps. But it was fun still even though it was cold! I saw the Hunger Games this weekend, agreed, it was amazing!!! So happy you got a run in!! You know when you are really craving them that whatever happens, nothing can ruin it ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. yay football games!
      Glad you loved the hunger games too!!
      I came back too hard I think and now my body is tired and revolting a bit… hopefully I can hold it back and just enjoy myself!!
      have a great week!

  4. I always remind myself that on those days/weeks where I feel like I overindulged (even though most of the time its only in our HEADS that we overindulged) that you know what, no matter what you eat or how little you exercise that nothing changes over night or even over a weeks span. It helps me to think of it in the opposite light, no matter how little someone eats or how much they exercise, nothing changes in a few days. Eventually balance happens! Your body is a smart thing. It knows what it needs and finds a way to make sense of what we do!

    1. you are absolutely right. I have to remind myself that too… but it is still hard when I notice my body change throughout the weeks/months ((which, again, is the GOAL)) but it is still so so hard!! I feel like I have “lost” that control I once had to say no and limit myself. Now, I just feel like I couldn’t be like that no matter how hard I try (and yes, unfortunately I still want to “try” sometimes.)) bahh this whole process is annoying!!
      Thanks for the great pep talk though. everything you say makes sense and I know is sound advice… I just will have to keep rereading it and remind myself!!
      thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I feel you on the eating like crap one. Ha. This weekend I went a little overboard on my dinner one night to the point where I woke up the next day still feeling full until like noon! Then I was like okay well I’ll just eat super healthy the next week. Then I was like oh shoot it’s Thanksgiving, that’s out the window. But it’s not like you’re going to eat/drink junk every day of your life so it’s really not that big of a deal. But I agree, it’s all about perspective and at times we just don’t have it when we need it the most! So here’s to yummy food on Thursday! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I kinda want to see that movie with Vince Vaughn where he’s the dad to like ten million kids lol..I forgot what it’s called..and I suffered through a cross country meet in college one time that had me putting those packets of hand warmers EVERYWHERE I could think of. My sports bra, pants, shoes haha I was so desperate.

    I haven’t really seen any previews for movies that I want to see other than Hunger Games.

    1. ^Whoops. I changed my mind about the movie thing, but for some reason it didn’t delete that..weird ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. I not only ate like crap this holiday break… but the last 3 days my workouts were nonexistant! And since I am not training for anything right now… I just let myself eat my heart out without any activity!!! I am disapointed in myself and feel as if I put on 10 pounds! blahhh! Oh well… I am trying not to let it get to me. I hope now that I am back at school I can get back on a schedule of workouts… but again– with out a race to train for I feel Lost!!!

      GO see hunger games! I loved it!!!
      Have a great week ahead!

  6. Looks like you’re having a blast!!

    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks girl!

  7. We saw Catching Fire this weekend and it was absolutely amazing! The movie that I am most looking forward to at Christmas time though is The Book Thief. I almost cried during the preview so you know its gotta be good!!

    1. I want to see book theif so badly!! I have not read the book and am debating reading it first… let me know what you think!!!

      1. I didn’t even know there was a book! I’ll have to look into that before I see the movie!

      2. YES it is a best selling book! my mom and sister read it and LOVED IT!! i am sure the book is even more emotional!! you should definitley check it out!

  8. Hahaha people camping out in the heated bathroom is too funny. It must have been freezing for people to get down on the bathroom floor!

    Glad you got out for an awesome 8-mile run ๐Ÿ™‚ You are a braver woman than I am for going out in 19 degrees! This Florida girl can’t even begin to imagine it!

    1. haha you get used to it! I actually LOVE cold weather runs ๐Ÿ™‚

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