Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library


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 I’ve finally seen the scale move. I went from 157 lbs to 155.8 lbs. Yay!

What made you happy this week?

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Training for My #5Kfor40 {In the Gym}

Training for #5Kfor40 {Living Outside the Stacks}

We had our “Official” 1 mile timed run yesterday.  This is the run that shows how much we have or have not improved over the course of the 8 week training session. I haven’t really set a time goal yet, I just wanted to start an exercise program and finish it. But if I have to set a goal, I would like to shave two minutes off my time. I think that’s doable.

Towards that goal, I already feel like I’m getting stronger. And my stamina has increased. I can run half a mile without stopping, which is a big step forward for me. My endurance goal is to run a full mile without stopping.

I’ve also started running with music. This is new for me but I read that running with music can help you increase your speed. The jury is still out on that one as far as I’m concerned, but we’ll see. Right now I’m using the Pop and Hip Hop Workout Station on Pandora but I’d rather listen to something a little more inspirational, which means I may be switching over to Spotify. Which makes me sad because I do big puffy heart Pandora.

Official Time: 12 minutes 28 seconds

Distance: 1 mile

Date: 29 April 2013

What’s on your playlist?

Feel free to follow my training here on my blog and cheer me on as I RUN the Capaha Classic 5K on 13 July. You can watch my progress on Instagram and Twitter.

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Bohemian Cool {In the Closet}

Happy Wednesday! The week is almost up! hear the crowds cheering Honestly, I think there ought to be a graduated return to work after a holiday. You know, the first day, you work for half a day and then the next day you work a full day. It’s just so hard going back after a couple of days off.

Cream Top and Jeans {Living Outside the Stacks}

I wore this to work on Tuesday. It’s probably one of my favorite go to outfits during the summer: a flowy blouse, jeans, and sandals. I like it because I don’t have to suck in the gut. Although I do try, for the sake of my posture. And I don’t have to worry about wrinkles. In the blouse. Try as I might the wrinkle in my forehead is deepening. I blame the kids. The sandals are bronzy neutrals that go with everything.

Cream Top and Jeans {Living Outside the Stacks}

Miss 17 took pictures of me again this week. She has me doing some of the silliest stuff but what’re you gonna do? If your photographer gives you orders you kinda have to follow’em, right?

Cream Top and Jeans {Living Outside the Stacks}

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