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Racing for Donuts: Friday Catch Up 8/11

From racing for donuts to trying to keep the animals sane (who is running the asylum?), it’s another fun edition of the Friday Catch Up.

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1) I don’t think I have mentioned this, or maybe I have, but they have finally begun construction on our bank of balconies. Aka they are actively doing construction right outside our bedroom and main room doors, which are sliding glass. They have made considerations for our privacy by putting translucent plastic up (lets light in), but it is just a pain in the BUTT not having access to our main outdoor space during the nicest part of the summer. Also because they haven’t even started work on our column of balconies–they are working on the second column first! 

The disaster that is my kitchen. FML suzlyfe.com

Hey, at least it isn’t this again…

Oh, and Ridley and Zoe are suuuuper enjoying this. Ridley literally flipped when they were first doing work and actually visible (before the plastic) outside and on our balcony. She’s going through a bit of territorial phase anyway, so this is really getting her goat. 

2) Alex and I have had dinner together once in the past 10 days between his schedule and my schedule. The nights that he is actually getting off early, I have work, and vice versa. He also wakes up before me now, so we don’t have morning time, either! And I need all the sleep I can get. We FINALLY had dinner together on Wednesday when I went back downtown to meet him at D4 for our favorite dinner that was a regular when we lived one block over!

Chicken fingers, the BEST sweet potato fries, and the kale and grapefruit salad, plus a wheat beer (for him, don’t worry). Feels like hooooome.

3) I am getting a new phone! I took my phone to the AT&T store and they suggested a master reset, but I knew that wasn’t going to help anything, and luckily, I have phone insurance (my phone is out of warranty). So I am getting a new phone! It was shipped to us Thursday, but of course I wasn’t home, and today I am working a double, so I think it is going to have to wait until tomorrow for me to pick it up. Which sucks, but at least I can have a little time to play with it. FYI it is the Samsung Galaxy S8, the new version of my phone. I’m not excited about going to a phone without headphone ports or a home button (been there, done that) but I ‘m not going to sneer. I will (hopefully) have a working phone.

4) I am STILL obsessed with the show Sweet Home Oklahoma on Bravo TV. If you watch Real Housewives but wish they actually were funny haha, actually had consciences, and actually liked each other, you will love this show. I am super sad that it is over, but I am very hopeful that it will come back for another season! 

Seriously, I love these crazy women and their hijinks!

5) I am running a race tomorrow that gives you donuts at the end. And not just any donuts… STAN’S Donuts. They are my favorite. I am pretty. freaking. PUMPED. Sadface though is that Alex can’t go anymore–of COURSE he has to work. It is some sort of orientation thing that everyone has to do, and they let him know last week. I tried to find a friend to run with, but everyone is running longer or out in the burbs. 

So, donut for me, donut for Yoshi, right? #GOYOSHIGO

That’s all for today. I am working a double today, so I’ve gotta go and get Ridley to the dog park for her exercise (it is my rest day!). She has been such a trooper with as much as she has had to stay in, she deserves it. 

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48 Comments

  • Reply Sara @ Oats & Rows

    Donuts at the end of a race? Now that’s a race I could sign up for. Those chicken fingers look UNREAL by the way

    August 11, 2017 at 5:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      GIRL. They are amazing. AMAZING

      August 13, 2017 at 6:51 am
  • Reply Heather @Lunging Through Life

    Aw what a bummer Alex can’t run it! But a race with donuts at the end sounds pretty fantastic to me! Have fun1

    August 11, 2017 at 5:47 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      He ended up surprising me and choosing to do it! It was awesome!

      August 13, 2017 at 6:51 am
  • Reply Ellen

    Eat a (good) donut for me! All the donuts at the work events were lame catering company donuts 😛

    August 11, 2017 at 6:01 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well that is just tragic. You are in Chicago, for crying out loud.

      August 13, 2017 at 6:51 am
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    I tried to get my son and his GF to do this race…he said no! Can you even believe it?

    August 11, 2017 at 6:03 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You guys missed out. It was so much fun!

      August 13, 2017 at 6:48 am
  • Reply Annmarie

    I JUST had to get a new phone too and it doesn’t have a headphone jack either….and I keep forgetting the adapter….and my wireless headphones are MIA. Fun times 😛

    August 11, 2017 at 6:20 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      oh goodness. That is just a disaster.

      August 13, 2017 at 6:48 am
  • Reply jennifer

    I glazed over when you said donut race. See what I did there -bwahahhaa Seriously, have fun that sounds like a blast

    August 11, 2017 at 7:17 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Of course I did. I golf clapped 😀

      August 13, 2017 at 6:47 am
  • Reply Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups

    We have a new donut place in town that I am obsessed with! So maybe fun toppings. Hope you have a great weekend.

    August 11, 2017 at 7:23 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      What’s your favorite flavor so far?

      August 13, 2017 at 6:47 am
  • Reply Jamie@TheMomGene

    Favorite donut of all time: mocha crunch 100 layer donut at Five Daughter’s Bakery in Nashville. You need to visit!!!

    August 11, 2017 at 7:49 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Um YES I need to. I’m googling it right now.
      O. M. G.

      August 13, 2017 at 6:46 am
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    Construction outside your window is never fun. We have had that before and it just drove me insane. Running for donuts sounds fun though 🙂 have a great weekend

    August 11, 2017 at 8:09 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m just going to have to eat more donuts.

      August 13, 2017 at 6:45 am
  • Reply Linda from Veganosity

    I LOVE Sweet Home Oklahoma! Those ladies are hysterical, and who doesn’t love man bun Josh? Was the last episode (When Pumps moved) the last of the season? Boo! If you haven’t tried Odd Mom Out, you should. Also, “I’m Sorry” on Tru TV is SO FUNNY!!
    Sorry about the construction, such a bummer!

    August 11, 2017 at 8:22 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I will have to look into those. And Odd Mom Out is good? I wasn’t so sure if I’d like it, but I trust you 😀

      August 13, 2017 at 6:45 am
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Have fun at work today! That would drive Makena crazy too. Hope you have fun at your Donuts race tomorrow.

    August 11, 2017 at 8:26 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It was a good day, and a great race! We are basically trying to wear her out so that she doesn’t react too harshly

      August 13, 2017 at 6:44 am
  • Reply Cora

    Blegh poop on the construction. Especially in the summer. That timing could have been better. Hope they work super super fast and get it over it. ENJOY that donut. Wish I could grab one with you.

    August 11, 2017 at 8:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I wish you could too! But what flavor would you choose? They also have cinnamon buns, if I remember correctly… ;D

      August 13, 2017 at 6:44 am
  • Reply Emily Swanson

    Definitely a donut for you and Yoshi. And I can imagine that Ridley doesn’t love all the construction sounds. 🙂

    The dinner you had with Alex looks absolutely delicious. Chicken fingers have to be one of my favorite ways to have chicken. 🙂

    August 11, 2017 at 9:10 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Donuts for all! And those chicken fingers are the bomb diggity. Straight back to childhood!

      August 13, 2017 at 6:43 am
  • Reply Katie

    Crazy as it sounds, I’m not a big fan of donuts…they always LOOK so good, but never seem to fulfill whatever craving I’m looking for. With that said, I always enjoy one apple cider donut every fall and the fact that I can’t do that anymore unless I can find a gluten free and dairy free one actually makes me very sad. 🙁

    August 11, 2017 at 9:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That does make me sad. Apple Cider donuts are one of my top faves. They have vegan donuts at Stans, and I’m sure that they do a GF one… I will look for you.

      August 13, 2017 at 6:41 am
  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    So you truly are racing for donuts. Good luck!

    August 11, 2017 at 10:47 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Yup. You know I would never lie to you.

      August 13, 2017 at 6:40 am
  • Reply Marina @ Happy Healing

    Wow – that’s the best quote ever. Good luck in your race – I’ve never done one with donuts after!! Best idea ever. Hope you have a great weekend!

    August 11, 2017 at 11:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And they had donuts DURING as well!

      August 13, 2017 at 6:40 am
  • Reply Kelli @ Hungry Hobby

    I’ve been out of the running game and I just realized it’s donuts I need to get me back in!!!!

    August 11, 2017 at 1:56 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Instead of the carrot on a stick?

      August 13, 2017 at 6:40 am
  • Reply Jennifer @ Fit Nana

    The S8 seriously doesn’t have a headphone port? What the heck? I’d totally come run for donuts with you if you weren’t so far away.

    August 11, 2017 at 1:58 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It does have a headphone jack–thank goodness! I still think you should come 😀

      August 13, 2017 at 6:39 am
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    A donut is one of my favorite post-race treats! Apple fritters won my heart after my last half. Have fun with the race and enjoy those donuts!

    August 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OMG we ate so many. I wish they had had apple fritters! (Alex wished for that as well)

      August 13, 2017 at 6:38 am
  • Reply Alicia @bridges through life

    I’ll take that amazing looking grapefruit salad and sweet potato fries please. Have a good race tomorrow.

    August 11, 2017 at 3:38 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      D4 is my happy place, lol!

      August 13, 2017 at 6:38 am
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    A race that ends in donuts sounds like a good race to me! I hope you have an amazing weekend, girly!!

    August 12, 2017 at 4:34 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It was a beautiful one! Happy Birthday again!

      August 13, 2017 at 6:36 am
  • Reply lindsay Cotter

    eat a donut and hug your dog for me while you’re at it. K? I can’t find a good GF donut here anyway. Hope you had a nice weekend friend.

    August 13, 2017 at 8:15 am
  • Reply Farrah

    I miss those old Nokia phones! Their batteries lasted forever and ever! :'(

    A race with donuts sounds like something I’d be on board with! 😛 I want those sweet potato fries too! (i’m at work and super hungry. ._.)

    August 13, 2017 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Kat

    Ugh, I haven’t had a store donut in ages thanks to being gluten-free now. Ive had store bought, but it isn’t the same! My go to was always the Boston Cream. Nommmmmmm. Though Apple Fritters are pretty dang good too!

    August 13, 2017 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    Girlllll… I’d have been sneaking sips of the cerveza! 😉

    I hope you got all the doughnuts. I could go for one or 5 right about now.

    August 13, 2017 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply San

    Ugh, so the Samsung has also done away with the headphone ports? I hate it… I just don’t understand why they are trying to push you to use bluetooth headphones. But yay for a brand new battery! I know how frustrating that is when the battery constantly dies.

    I take the sweet potato fries, please and thank you 🙂

    August 14, 2017 at 7:20 pm
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