Getting Amped.

What gets you guys going? I mean, what gets you excited about life? I could spew off a few things, definitely, but something silly happened yesterday.



I was talking with a cute girl friend of mine about doing a half marathon together in January and I was literally jumping in and out of my seat at the prospect of a half marathon with her. I donโ€™t know why I was stoked, but I just felt such a giddy feeling in my bones. Running is definitely a passion of mine, but never have I been THIS excited and pumped up about the thought of a half marathon. I guess in the middle of marathon training, a 13.1 race sounds like a breeze.

Weโ€™ll see how hard I eat those words come January if we sign up for this race. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just a random little thought I felt like sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

In any case, my running excitement better stick around for the weekend โ€“ I have my last long run planned for it and I need all the hyper active adrenaline I can get! Monday night I enjoyed a 5K with my lovely bestie Mollie and I finally joined the shoes with color club! Though, mine are certainly not as impressive as hers. ๐Ÿ™‚


And last night, I got in an amazing circuit + 1 mile via the treadmill with this fine man:


Clearly we didnโ€™t sweat much, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

And then thereโ€™s this:


Though there arenโ€™t many words necessary to explain to blog land about this stuff, Iโ€™d just like to add โ€“ AMAZING. In fact, so much so, probably donโ€™t buy it if you lack self control.


Here I was, an innocent bystander to my roommateโ€™s thoughtfulness in bringing this home for me! I immediately dug in with a spoon and she happily joined.


Tโ€™was delightful and I wish I was creative enough to do something with this other than just straight up eat it. AHHHH.

What do you get excited about? Anything?

What color are your workout/running shoes?

Are you as belligerent when it comes to โ€˜buttersโ€™ as we are?


23 thoughts on “Getting Amped.


    now that’s out of the way: I LOVE ALMOND BUTTER. i know, i’m late to the game but this is the SHIZNIT and i can’t get enough. as in i’ll legit stand in front of the fridge with a spoon digging into the jar all the live long day. never mind spreading it on anything – it needs to get in my belly NOW.

  2. I love cookie butter! I may hide it occasionally in the back of the pantry so my fiancee doesn’t know its there….I love (and get excited) about talking to people that are getting started running! My sister is just starting now, and I almost have her convinced to run a half with me sometime next year!

  3. You just reminded me I need to go buy more cookie butter. I keep forgetting to pick some up at TJ’s and I shop there at least 3 days a week. My brain must not have been functioning properly. Yayyy for another half! Now you just need to come up the east coast a little and run one here with meee ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Yay!! You should defiantly sign up for that race!! I get super pumped about obstacle course, like the Spartan Race, I’m still bummed I missed the one that was close to me, but I’m hoping they come back next year!! I was completely oblivious to cookie butter, now I know to stay away from it, because I’m more than likely going to eat half the jar in one sitting hahaha and I was planning on baking with that magical cocoa cookie butter, so I’m not going to buy it until the day I need it! I have no self control whatsoever. Have a great Hump Day ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I don’t know how it’s possible, but I’ve never had cookie butter. I need to get on that! For me, holidays are what get my amped. I get more motivated about EVERYTHING when a holiday is coming up.

  6. I had my rainbow colored pretty Asics if you recall for only a short time because they were torturing me during my runs. I miss them lol. I never focus on the appearance since I have to go by fit but I love when the fit comes in a pretty color. Right now my Asics are decent – they are gray, hot pink and turquoise. They come in a glow in the dark version which look cool too! I may need them.

  7. Dude, getting amped for a half-marathon is awesome — good for you! (And I’m sure you’ll kick serious tail, too.) ๐Ÿ™‚ As for what gets me amped, I’m currently in hardcore escapist mode and have spent all my free time imagining a) going to Colorado for vacay in February, and b) the idea of eventually leaving DC. They’re both a long ways away, but hey, a girl can dream!

    As for my running shoes, my current pair are blue/gray Brooks Adrenalines, but I’m alllllmost at the point of needing to replace them. And when I do? I’m gonna wear the shit out of the green and purple next gen of Brooks Adrenalines. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I need to try this cookie butter! I’m obsessed with peanutbutter and co white chocolate wonderful. It’s what dreams are made of. My running shoes have always been pink without ever planning it that way lol

  9. Ohhh TJ’s what have you done..combining those two amazing flavors. YUM!! AHH I am looking at the Seattle half December 1st (in reply to your comment on my blog) and I am legit serious about us meeting..soo…e-mail me or I will e-mail you and I will come to Seattle regardless and we should get lunch!!! PLEASEE!

  10. ive never had cookie butter!! i have to admit, this is sort of on purpose because i dont trust myself with it. eric brought some home once (this was before the blogs though) and i was like ah if i know what that tastes like ill probably eat it all. and then the blogs happened and i was like “sh*t i would eat all the jars!” and so i havent bought it. as im saying this, i hear how dumb it is. ok, im going to pick some up tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I’m super excited about it being 61 degrees tomorrow and running outside without my lungs hurting…I really hope it happens! Also I NEED that cookie butter. It stands no chance around me! You and your boy are adorable. I love the couple work-outs!! xo

  12. Your life is so cute! I love it. Full of humor and fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh man, I am a MONSTER when it comes to nut butters. Any nut butter, sweetened, unsweetened, salty, smooth, crunchy, doesn’t matter. I think I could probably eat a butter made of ground rocks and be happy, ha ๐Ÿ˜›

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