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Face The Music Friday #51

on September 12, 2014

Saturday – Rucked the 5K

Sunday – Watched the Patriots standing with my ruck on for 2/3 of the game, walked around during commercials as well as push-ups and vacuuming. Yes, this was highly amusing to watch.

Monday – 4 miles

Tuesday – Rest (mowed lawn)

Wednesday – 3 miles

Thursday – Rest

Friday – Rest


A nice easy week leading up to my first half marathon on Sunday. That race pretty much snuck right up on me! The Surftown Half will be my biggest goal for myself this year. I’m so incredibly nervous about finishing in the allotted 3 hours. I really, really want to be an “official” finisher. Their website says they’ll wait at the finish until everyone is done to do medals, but only people under the time limit will be listed as “official”. At least that’s what I took away from it….   So that’s my biggest fear right now. I believe I can cover the distance, it’s just how fast I can do it.



In other news, I’ve had a pretty big week and can’t believe I haven’t written about this until now. I was published in a magazine! RI Fit put a call out to “fitness enthusiasts” and asked people to fill out a survey about themselves and provide a picture. One of the owners of Unleashed had mentioned it on Facebook so I said why the heck not. This was a little while back, but then Sunday night they tagged me on Facebook about the new issue. At first, I was sort of like, huh? But then I remembered filling the survey out and quickly flipped through to find myself! Woo hoo! Check me out here on page 43.

Back in July, I had registered for the Beat The Blerch virtual race. Well, they finally shipped all the swag and I got it last night! Totally worth the $45. Look at all these goodies! And I have another Blerch tech shirt, which is really the best part. How cute is the cake on the sleeve? I mean, seriously.



Tomorrow I’ll be manning the Unleashed tent at the fall BoldrDash OCR.  Julie will be coming down to watch me run on Sunday, so I’ll hang out at the tent until around noonish and then head home to chill for the rest of the day. I’ll probably have to make jewelry, or cut things for them since I’m not very creative. It’s that time of the year! All the fall craft shows are coming, especially the big kahuna: the Scituate Art Festival. Shameless plug time – if you want to get in an order for a loved one for Christmas, check out her website!

I’m obsessed with this week’s song selection. I’ve heard it here or there on the radio in the car, but every time I do I’m just like YES!!! So anyway – here is the lyric version. The regular video might bother some? I don’t know. If you really want to see it, just go to YouTube.

Have a great weekend and wish me luck on Sunday!!!


Hozier – Take Me To Church









20 responses to “Face The Music Friday #51

  1. AHHH YOUR HALF IS ALMOST HERE!?!?!? Good luck! I know you will do awesome! I am really hoping that my Blerch merch comes in today! I see everyone getting theirs and I want mine!

    BTW, great song!

    • Courtney says:

      I know, right?!?! I’m freaking out!

      Thanks! And I hope you got your stuff today. I ended up emailing them because it said it shipped Friday, 9/5 and by Tuesday, 9/9 it hadn’t moved. It didn’t actually leave WA until 9/10 and then was delivered yesterday. They didn’t return my email until after I noticed movement on the tracking number, so I don’t know if they realized they messed up or something? Did you get a tracking – you should check that out. Mine was shipped Priority Mail 2-day or something like that.

  2. osarah26 says:

    I signed up for Beat the Blerch too! Haven’t gotten my stuff yet… Good luck with your half! I can’t wait to hear how it went. Also, I love this song.

  3. Cy says:

    Wow, absolutely amazing that you were published in that magazine!! It looks so nice 🙂 You must be proud of yourself hehe

  4. Kristin says:

    You’re going to have a great half!! YOU CAN DO IT!!! XOXO!! Have a fun weekend!!

  5. Oh my gosh I need to sign up for one of those virtual races, the swag is awesome!! Good luck at your half on Sunday! I know you can do it!

  6. dgobs says:

    Best of luck with your half! You’ll do awesome!! (And so cool you got spotlighted in that magazine!)

  7. Good luck this weekend!! That’s some pretty awesome swag for a race- cupcake lip balm?! Congrats on the magazine spot, that’s awesome!

  8. Wow. Cannot believe the half is almost here. Woohoo!

  9. cwupcake says:

    I hope you did great! I kept staring at every single person hoping I’d spot you (I think they thought I was a major creeper).

    • Courtney says:

      LOL, we actually missed the start and only jumped in at the very end. I’m working on posting the recap now – should be up shortly. I don’t even know if I knew what you looked like so I would have no idea if I’d even seen you! HAHA

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