LIFE + LOCAL,  Will Run for Pasta

And then she turned 35

Happy Birthday to me.  On a Wednesday.  I should have taken the day off work.

Is it weird that I’m 35 and tooooooootally want this Little Mermaid tank top from Hot Topic?  It’s sold out, and I’d just wear it for running or sleeping, but Ariel is my favorite!  I already have this one from Target, but you always need more tank tops, right?

ariel hot topic


So, remember last year when I turned 34 and made that list of 35 Things to do before I turned 35?  Well, I didn’t get too far on it.  I’m a little disappointed in myself but I’m also okay with it.  No use in beating myself up for “failing”, I can’t go back and change it, what’s done is done.  Or… what’s not done is still not done.

I did get a few things crossed off the list:

5. Get fitted for (and then purchase) running shoes – Mr. Won’t Run took me to RoadRunner Sport for my birthday last year where they fitted me (high arches, who knew?!) into a pair of Brooks Ghost 5 shoes which I have been enjoying the last year.  Hey look, they’re on sale!

6. Attend a blogging conference – Went to my first one in February, the Build Your Blog Conference in Utah.  Went to my second one in June, FitBloggin’ here in Portland.  Going to my third one in September, Blended in Arizona, pretty much just so I can meet Becky in person!

19. Explore OR – Crater Lakewe did that in June.

29. Attend a book signing, even if I have to go by myself – went with a coworker when Deb from Smitten Kitchen came through town with her cookbook.  I didn’t blog about it but posted a picture on Instagram.  This is me telling her that my husband wanted us to start cooking together once a week and I was thinking about cooking our way through her book.  She turned to her husband and said “hear that honey, they want to cook together”.  I think she was hinting at something.  That “cooking together” never really happened, but I still love the idea of doing it and picking a book to cook through.  Maybe this year?

smitten kitchen

These things didn’t get accomplished but they will be done soon:

2. Run a 5k (3.1 miles) – doing the Color Run in less than three weeks, see #18!

8. Go skydiving indoors – we got gift cards for Christmas from my Mom and Step Dad to do this, we just need to plan a time to go up to Seattle!

18. The Color Run – happening September 7th!


So… 7 out of 35… 20%.  Not too great.

I thought about making another list for this year but that’s just too much pressure.

I will, however, be making more of a conscious effort to get out there and do stuff.  It’s so easy to just let the days go by and think “oh, we’ll do that next weekend” and then all of the sudden it’s been a year.  There are so many things around Portland on our to-do, to-eat, to-see lists that we should never have nothing to do unless we actually want to do nothing.

So, here’s to a year of less nothing and more doing!

Speaking of doing… pass the cake!

Hi, I'm Sarah, a 30-something wife, doggy-mama, beginner runner (still), wannabe cook, and 9-5 cubicle farm worker, just trying to enjoy life in beautiful Portland, OR!


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