Living Outside the Stacks

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Share Your Good News {In the Cafe}

Share Your Good News {Living Outside the Stacks}

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know that I like to do a little something called “Fist Bump Friday”, where I encourage my friends to share something that has made them happy during the week. Sometimes we get so bogged down with life and the crazy that comes with it that we forget to recognize the good things. So I thought it’d be fun if we all shared and celebrated together.

So please, share your good news in the comments below. Remember, it doesn’t have to be big or earth shattering. If it’s important to you, it’s important to me.

This week, I’m happy that my kids have been helping out with dinner. Who knew they were such good cooks?

What made you happy this week?

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Charity Runs {In the Gym}

Running to Help {Living Outside the Stacks}

Soooo race day has come and gone and I did not run. I did not run the Capaha Classic 5K that I spent the last 8 weeks training for… I psyched myself out. I found out about the course and decided that I couldn’t do it. Running the race and placing last is not the fail; not running the race and not placing at all, that is the fail. That is not a good feeling to carry around. So I won’t. Today I’m moving forward. No looking back.

One of the things that I learned about myself is that I like doing the charity runs. It makes me feel good to know that I’m helping others while doing something that I truly enjoy.

I’ve found two runs that I’d like to participate in:

Give Joy 2 One {Active.com}This non~timed 5K run/walk raises money for Give Joy 2 One, which provides fresh clean drinking water for people in Guatemala. At five different stations, participants will be cooled off with sprinklers, squirt guns, buckets, and more. Deadline: 26 July 2013.  Registration fee: $25. Race Day: 28 July 2013.

Run10Feed10 {Women's Health Magazine}Women’s Health Magazine has teamed up with The FEED Foundation to provide 10 meals for people who’re going hungry. To participate, all you have to do is run a 10K {6.2 mi} at one of their chosen locations or create your own run. Deadline: Any time between now and 27 October 2013. Registration fee: $28. Race Day: 19 October 2013.

Since I’ve never a run a 10K before {and still can’t make it through a 5K without stopping}, I need to do some serious training. Yesterday, I downloaded the 10K for Pink app to my phone and hope to begin using it this evening. Of course, I’ll let you know how it goes.

Have you ever participated in a charity event? 


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Five Things {In the Closet}

Do your remember those old fashioned “Get to Know Me” memes that were so popular back in the early days of blogging? I used to love those! Such a fun way to get to know my fellow bloggers.  Anyway, I haven’t participated in one in forever. So imagine my happy when Mrs AOK, one of my newest bloggy buddies, tagged me in her post and asked me to answer some questions. So here I go:

Olive Tank Denim Skirt and Sseko Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

Five Things I Have a Passion For:

  • My God
  • My family
  • Coffee
  • Helping people
  • Shopping

Five Things I Would Like to do Before I Die:

  • Hold at least one of my grandchildren while they’re still new
  • Watch my 3 younger kids graduate from high school
  • Spend a weekend with my sisters
  • Have a big ol’ fashioned holiday meal with all of my kids and grandkids
  • Run a 5K without stopping

Five Things I Say A Lot:

  • Cool beans
  • Y’all
  • Huh?
  • Dude
  • Seriously?

Five Books or Magazines I’ve Read Lately:

  • Runner’s Devotional
  • Never Again Good~Bye
  • Reach: How to Use Your Social Media Influence for the Glory of God
  • 11/22/63
  • Glamour

Five Favorite Movies:

  • Imitation of Life
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • The Stepford Wives {both versions}
  • The First Wives Club
  • Left Behind

Five Places I Want to Visit:

  • Grand Canyon
  • A bed and breakfast in an historic town
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Italy
  • Madagascar

I tag each of you, I’d like for you to answer the questions {all or some} either in the comments below or on your own blog. Make sure you link back so I can see your answers.

Olive Tank Denim Skirt and Sseko Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

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