Hello, hello and happy Friday! Are you gearing up for a 3-day weekend? Unfortunately, I have school on Monday; it’s a snow make-up day. But ‘ya know what? Next weekend I’ll be in Florida and I took Monday and Tuesday off from work so it’s all good!
Thank you all so much for your kind comments on yesterday’s post. You all definitely helped to calm my nerves a bit! However, I texted my sister tonight a little freaked out that my longest distance has only been 10 miles!
Am I setting myself up for a disaster here? To be honest, I’m out of time so it’s really just too bad at this point! I immediately started googling “minimum training distance for a half marathon” and a few plans max out at 10, so I’m hoping I’ll do okay. Let’s face it, I’m not racing to win, so as long as I finish – regardless of the time – I’ll be happy. Can you tell I’m going to be a bundle of nerves this week?
Aaanyway… we had a half day at school today and although the kids were a little unruly (as is always the case on an early dismissal day!) nothing could get me down because I had lots of fun errands to run with my free afternoon! A nice bonus? The weather was absolutely gorgeous and spring-like!
My first stop was Athleta at King of Prussia for my half marathon outfit! My sister had given me a gift card for Christmas, so although the clothing isn’t cheap, I was able to cushion the blow a bit.
I ended up getting a layered, ruffled running skirt (in black) and a ruched, short-sleeved top (in bright pink).
My next stop was the Apple store! As I’ve mentioned before, I had been saving up for an iPad mini and today was the day.
I’m obsessed already! With all of my birthday money + gift cards and other random savings, the iPad and a cover only cost me about $30!!!
My next stop was Starbucks, where I had a birthday reward to redeem. I ordered a grande vanilla spice frappuccino.
Ericka? Encha? Close enough…
On my way home from KOP, I made a pit-stop at the outlets because I had a few coupons for LOFT… a $20 rewards coupon + a $15 birthday coupon. I ended up getting three tops, a necklace, and earrings for around $50. Not bad, right?
Then, on a whim, I stopped at the Vera Bradley outlet to see if they had any President’s Day sales going on. My sister and I don’t want to check luggage for our trip, so I needed a large duffle bag. Their duffle bags were priced at $70 and they had a 30% off sale… sold. THEN, at the checkout, the cashier told me since it was my birthday month I got an additional $20 off. I walked out spending $30 on a large duffle.
What a day! I love shopping and spending money, but I love it even more when I get to save money.
What’s the last great deal that you got? I’m pretty pleased with myself about that duffle bag.