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The Lighter Side : Thoughts on Thursday

Things have been on and off heavy for the past few weeks, so I thought that today I would lighten the mood up with some thoughts on Thursday.

Thank you to Amanda for the Thinking Out Loud partaaaay!

We all know that I have a ridiculous mind. Here are some of the

Thoughts Passing Through My Mind of Late

Saturday as I was fixing lunch: you know you love veggies when you opt to eat at home so that you will eat less veggies in preparation for your night race. And then the first things that you grab? Spinach, onion, and tomato. #facepalm. (and then your husband brings you home some more veggies from the local Mediterranean joint.)

Post race meal of champions at IHOP. Omelets and short stacks! What do you eat after races?

Veggies even when I’m carbing.

Pretty much every day: How do I get so hungry out of nowhere when I am eating 2500-3000 calories a day? HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? later on OMG I AM SO FULL. later on OMG SO HUNGRY

Upon discovering that my car has been hit/marred again: Poor Tally (the name for my car). You look a hot mess. 

Oh, Nike Pegasus, You are so pretty. How much do girls love their running shoes?

Every time that I look down at my feet: OOOOOoooooo I love my new shoes. 

Grabbing my last bag of Ips Crisps: I’ll just have a few. HA.

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Every time I look around my apartment: What is it like having a clean apartment in working condition? I really need to clean. I can’t wait to have a clean apartment. Please notice the amount of cleaning that is actually getting done…

Some Ironic/Funny/Exasperating occurrences of late:

I got a parking ticket on Friday. At 3:24 PM. My car doesn’t have to be moved from that position until 5. WTF

i can't even meme

My car has been hit TWICE while in private parking garages here in Chicago in the past year. Saturday, someone ran into the back of me and did minimal damage to the bumper. Monday morning, I go out to move my car to another parking space, and my rear hubcap is missing. SERIOUSLY

My laptop will no longer charge. Again. Last time, it was an issue with the charger. Now, who the balls knows.

Discovering that the only person I know who spells my name the same way as myself is a cast member on the Real Housewives of Melbourne.

My Sacro Iliac Joint feels better after 3 consecutive days of running than 2+ weeks of babying it. 

I had froyo 4 of the past 5 nights. One of those times was just samples. We are bleeding money to Whole Foods and Yogurtland. I should probably just go back to buying it at the grocery store. But then how will I get rewards points? 

First froyo of the year!

Just the number of times that I have to pee a day. It is just insane. What am I going to do when/if I get pregnant?? Funny aside–Alex didn’t realize until a few days ago (when I explained it to him) that girls have to take rompers all the way off to go the bathroom. My answer: Thus why I will never wear one. 

Before about 10 months ago, I never listened to podcasts. Now I spend the vast majority of my day doing so. I’ve gone over my data for the month because of it (and the fact that I spend so much less time at the gym, where I couldn’t listen to them).

After swearing off Snapchat for months, since this weekend, I have dived back into the Snapwater and am having fun with it. Not documenting my entire life, but it definitely is a fun place for me to show you all new products and ridiculous happenings in my life rather than using Instagram, which these days is so brand and marketing driven. No, I do not use filters. Consider my Snapchat a filter free zone of safety.

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Things I’m Excited about Right now:





Going to two restaurants with them that have been on my radar for years now (and which Alex and I have tried to go to and not been able to). 

Having a full kitchen and full apartment! Not having to look above and use the remote around the dining room table for TV purposes. And being able to come home during the day to my apartment for lunch, to change, for work, etc.

Getting the cat’s stuff out of our bedroom. I’m really excited about not having her litter igloo and her food stuffs in our bedroom. Also excited not to lock her up every day again. She “loves” it. 

Finishers! Alex and I after the race! Amita Health Fitness For America Sunset Half Marathon/10k/5k Race Review and Race recap at

Alex and I becoming 10k buddies. We are going to start doing Saturday 10ks together (and then I’ll go further if I feel the inclination). And the next Saturday is the BTN B10K (win the chance to run with us!)

Considerations I’m Considering:

Writing an eBook. In fact, I have a few topics that I would like to write eBooks on (potentially later, the real thing). I’m nervous that no one will buy them, but I guess now is the best time, right? Now, or too late?

There are two times in life.. For more discussion on the power of words, see

Additionally, after having so much fun with the Facebook Live chat for Cottonelle, I’m considering doing Facebook Live? 

Stealing some of the cookies from the guy next to me. He brought an entire sleeve of what looks like ginger crisp-thin things and I WANT.

What half marathon I can run. Even if I don’t run my Summer Fitness Goal Half Marathon Time (that’s a mouthful) at a race–and yes, I will totally consider it accomplished if I do it on a regular run–I still want to run a half before the Chicago Marathon. That’s the cutoff that I am going to use. 

(One really serious consideration) If/when to start IVF. We are giving me a month off and then trying another medication, and then going to IVF. But do we go immediately to IVF? Or do we give it more time? 

Can I live with Ange and Kaella in Canada during the summer and live in Mexico during the winter after this election? Do you think that they would notice?

Tell me something going through your head at the moment!

Would you buy a running-focused eBook? Or would you scoff?

Facebook Live?

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  • Reply Sarah @ BucketListTummy

    I can relate to SO MANY things here – the times I pee throughout the day is jaw-dropping. I don’t know where all of that water comes from?! Also, constantly hungry –>super full –> constantly hungry. Yay for trying two new restaurants! #bucketlistsuccess. Sorry to hear about your car

    July 28, 2016 at 6:14 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think I am becoming part toad and absorbing the water from the air, or something!

      July 28, 2016 at 2:26 pm
  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    I cannot imagine going so long without a kitchen. OMg I would die!

    July 28, 2016 at 6:21 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It has been…. interesting.

      July 28, 2016 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Emily @ My Healthyish Life

    Haha I loved reading this! My car was hit twice while parked when I lived in Miami. I was in the car one time and the person came up to me and said “I’m sorry that was my fault.” Um..YA THINK?!

    July 28, 2016 at 6:51 am
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      July 28, 2016 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Bri

    You’re welcome to come stay with me on the island ANYTIME! We’ve got room for two families and more dogs, so come on up! Haha!

    I’ve been thinking about an ebook as well, but compiling my best blog posts as I think some of them could be chapters. That could work for you as well!!

    July 28, 2016 at 7:19 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I would totally come stay with you. TOTALLY

      July 28, 2016 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday

    Hahaha your “hungry out of nowhere” is so my life. One second, I’m fine. The next, I’ve emptied my kitchen. I actually really need to go grocery shopping…
    Have the best time with your parents!!!
    And yes to an ebook. GO FOR IT.

    July 28, 2016 at 7:24 am
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    You don’t know if no one will buy your e-book until you try! And even if no one does or only five people do, what’s the loss? You love to write and you write well. Go for it!
    I keep looking at places in BC also. But why are things more expensive in Canada??? They make Seattle real estate look affordable.

    July 28, 2016 at 7:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Are you factoring in the conversion rate?
      And thanks, Lo

      July 28, 2016 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Haha I can get so hungry at the most random times and days too. I’m fine and then BAM…need food!
    ebooks…o…I feel the pressure to do one :O

    July 28, 2016 at 7:29 am
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    I’m so glad I’m pretty much too old to wear a romper.

    July 28, 2016 at 7:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Be careful. Like diapers, they come back to you on the other side (though you still have a long time to go before that)

      July 28, 2016 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Oh Suzzzzz!!!! My mind is like this too. 🙂 My hubby is blown away that I ALWAYS wake up hungry. Doesn’t matter how much I’ve eaten.
    I forget the romper thing until I put it on and go to the bathroom- ugh!
    I’ve heard e-books are the way to go! The thought makes my eye twitch though. Figure it out and let me know how to do it???? :-)) haha

    July 28, 2016 at 7:38 am
  • Reply Michelle

    I’ve toyed with writing an e-book too….You’ll have to keep me posted about what you decide. I too, pee all the time. It’s actually worse when you are pregnant, and even more so worse after you have the baby. LOL!!! My friend at work just went through IVF and had wonderful results. Her baby girl is now 3 weeks old! 🙂

    July 28, 2016 at 7:59 am
  • Reply Alyssa

    One of my dreams is to write a book or ebook! Yas to all the podcasts girl- I’ve been loving listening to them during my workouts or drives! haha rompers are a pain bc of the peeing situation, but they’re so comfy too. You gotta choose your battles I guess

    July 28, 2016 at 8:06 am
  • Reply kat

    I do some Facebook Live stuff for the company I work for and let me just say – I am straight up AWKWARD. I hate being on video haha.
    Sorry to hear about your car! True story I was sitting in my car in the parking lot at my gym when a lady pulled into the spot in front of me. She apparently wasn’t paying attention because she pulled so far into her spot that she straight up hit the front of my car. I was like, really? I park in front of a wall now so that no one can hit me from the front again lol

    July 28, 2016 at 8:13 am
  • Reply Patricia @Sweet and Strong

    I can relate to so many of these! I love froyo, especially when it’s hot out. And I am so scared that when I get pregnant I will literally need to go to the bathroom every 30 minutes bc I already pee so much, lol. Have fun with your parents!

    July 28, 2016 at 8:34 am
  • Reply Suzy

    Ange is a good choice. We certainly have enough beds in our house but they’re all taken up by our offspring. I think rompers should have wee pee holes, with little diaper snaps. Shitty about the car stuff. MAN. Ugh. And I don’t know much about IVF but there are a tonne of resources out there, support groups, etc. And I have no doubt that little Susie/Alex juniors will come along at the perfect time. <3

    July 28, 2016 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Jen @ Pretty Little Grub

    I listen to podcasts constantly, in fact I so rarely listen to music anymore.
    I don’t know why but I swear the yogurt at yogurtland or wherever tastes better than the tubs at the store.

    July 28, 2016 at 8:55 am
  • Reply Amanda @ .running with spoons.

    “OMG I AM SO FULL. later on OMG SO HUNGRY” <– story of my life. And I'd be looking down at my feet all the time if my shoes looked that pretty too! Although I'd be in serious danger of constantly walking into things… more so than usually.

    July 28, 2016 at 9:06 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, then you might just want to stick to ugly shoes, lol

      July 28, 2016 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Lizzie Royer

    What are a few good podcasts? I feel like I don’t have a good enough attention span for them, or I Just haven’t found one that interests me! Thanks!

    July 28, 2016 at 9:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      For running: Diz Runs. For the study of human nature: Invisibilia. I also like This American Life and Criminal!

      July 28, 2016 at 2:16 pm
  • Reply Eric

    I’d buy your ebook. I have 2 from Mark Rowland (I love philosophy, wolves, and running), and Daniel’s Running Formula.
    I’m really enjoying getting back in the training cycle, I’m already feeling stronger and fitter (even though I didn’t take any time off from my cross training). My hunger is starting to ramp up already, I’m hoping to keep it at bay a little longer before giving in and going back to 2400 kcals.
    How do you fit races into your training plan? I have a tough time because I’m already above 13 miles on my long runs, and I love 10k’s+halfs. Ontop of which it wouldn’t be a real long run, I’m much too competitive with myself. I have saved races for the recovery time, because at that point I can take it easy (even if I won’t) and it’s guaranteed to be shorter distances.

    July 28, 2016 at 10:17 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I have a newsletter coming up talking about races+training. But you do have that added issue of being overly competitive. But you be careful!

      July 28, 2016 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job

    I need to do another post like this. They are always so fun (and take way less time haha). I’m glad you’ll get family time soon and you also reminded me that I need more froyo in my life.

    July 28, 2016 at 10:27 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’ve had so much Taro of late 😀

      July 28, 2016 at 2:06 pm
  • Reply Sarah @pickyrunner

    if my car gets hit in the parking garage I will lose my sh!t. My mind is like this too, going a million miles a minute haha HAVE SO MUCH FUN WITH YOUR PARENTS!

    July 28, 2016 at 10:28 am
  • Reply Alaina @ The Simple Peach

    So many rambles…LOVE. My head is spinning with so much. We leave tomorrow for San Fran and per usual your girl has waited until the 11th hour to do everything. ugh!

    July 28, 2016 at 10:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahahaha well, my parents arrive in a few hours and I am responding to comments rather than cleaning…

      July 28, 2016 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    I was so excited about coming to see you, that I misread the departure time–I saw the boarding time–thus we got to the airport an hour early!!!

    July 28, 2016 at 11:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I bet Dad was really happy about that…

      July 28, 2016 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Evangeline Kennedy

    Facebook live is so awesome! I love watching people doing their thang. I don’t know, something about it being live is so captivating.

    Right now I’m thinking I probably should have showered a few hours ago, buuut I got sucked into the interwebs and meh…didn’t happen.

    Happy almost Friday to you!

    July 28, 2016 at 12:40 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That’s what wipes are for, right? Maybe I will try out some FB live..

      July 28, 2016 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply Jo @ Living Mint Green

    I love your new shoes too! The color! I’m such a blue/green kind of gal. Pink/purple just doesn’t really do it for me. I’m so jealous of your fro-yo indulgences. I love Yogurtland. The taro flavour? OMG

    July 28, 2016 at 1:11 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OMG YESSSSS The Best. Flavor. EVER. EVERRRR

      July 28, 2016 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Dani @ Dani California Cooks

    Loved reading this post!! Such a mood booster.

    Also that pic of you and the quote “mooooom”….I laughed aloud.

    July 28, 2016 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment

    Good luck with the E Book. Love your shoes.

    July 28, 2016 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply Ange // Cowgirl Runs

    Oh Alex. hahahahaha.

    I’m also debating an eBook, now I just need to pull the trigger.


    July 28, 2016 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate

    Super annoying about people hitting your car…come on!! And you’ve inspired me to get froyo tonight…I have a sore throat, legit excuse, right?

    July 28, 2016 at 4:35 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Um yes. SO MUCH YES.

      August 2, 2016 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    Glad Im not the only one who 1.Pees every 3 minutes 2. Gets hungry out of nowhere 3.Eats all of the veggies.

    July 28, 2016 at 5:01 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Nope, I’m very much there with you.

      August 2, 2016 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply kerri mcgrail

    Chicago (Illinois) drivers are a bit crazy- always in a rush! I steer myself away from Whole Foods as often as I can so I don’t go completely broke lol! Also, you know I’m also all about those veggies!

    July 28, 2016 at 9:52 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Chicago drivers aren’t just a bit crazy, they are INSANE

      August 2, 2016 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    I feel you on the eBook business! I am halfway through one and have two others in mind but I think the main reason I haven’t finished it is because I feel like no one will want to buy it!

    Yay for family time!!!!!

    July 29, 2016 at 4:04 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You have nothing to worry about! Your recipes are incredible, and I bet you will have loads of business.

      August 2, 2016 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply Linda @ Veganosity

    Hahaha! I LOVE the romper story. Too funny to read that because I had an hysterical conversation with my husband and neighbors about rompers at a Fourth of July party.

    Sorry about your car. Big bummer.
    Love your shoes.
    Yes to the eBook!

    July 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Ask and ye shall receive! And seriously, ROMPERS MAKE NO SENSE

      August 2, 2016 at 2:06 pm
  • Reply lex

    Oh lord the eating, then starving then not starving. Yup.
    I bet you would look pretty freaking cute in a romper though!

    Aww yes you can come to canada, we can bounce you around..

    July 29, 2016 at 3:22 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I will be wearing more than just a romper, if I do come up north. Maybe ski bibs, but otherwise, that is as close to romping as I will get!

      August 2, 2016 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Jess @hellotofit

    Those shoooooes girl!! Love.
    Have fun this weekend!! My dad is coming to help me with the house: hang up frames, fill and place propane tank under my grill (I ain’t messin with that explosive stuff…until I grill :P), and patio set. sooo come over sometime okay thanks bye

    July 29, 2016 at 4:58 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      mkay. Don’t mind if I do!

      August 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    I’ve been so glad to see you back on snapchat! I missed your face. (Well, not that I don’t see it on insta, blog, etc etc… you know what I mean.) And I would like to thank you on behalf of HUMANITY for not using the ridiculous filters. I just… can’t.

    July 30, 2016 at 1:09 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahahahaha I’m glad that you have been keeping up with me on #allthesocialmedia. And no. JUST NO to filters. They are inane and just NO

      August 2, 2016 at 1:50 pm

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