Five Things Friday: just five things I’m thinking about or things that made my week, or things that I otherwise feel like sharing.
I had high hopes of getting some more blog posts out this week, but alas, life got in the way. Work got busy, I had some long days, and just didn’t have the time to write. Maybe this weekend. So for now, you get another little update Five Things Friday-style. (I actually quite enjoy this post format on other blogs, so I hope you do, too.)
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Did you watch the Democratic debate on Wednesday night? Man, that was one fired up debate. I must say that I hadn’t been vocal about my front runner, but I loved Elizabeth Warren from the start. Looking at her record, it’s just obvious that she’s a fighter, and I’d love to finally have a woman president.
I was pretty bummed that she didn’t do better in the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, because I really felt that she was one of the two front runners (where did Mayor Pete get his momentum from?). Social Media was all over her the next day! Of course, some people criticized her for being “too mean” or “too angry”, once again showing how women are perceived and judged differently than men. Nobody would say that about any of the male candidates. But honestly, if you haven’t been angry the last 4 years, you probably don’t have a pulse. I really think the debate on Wednesday gave a her huge boost, she had an amazing fundraising effort over night, and I really hope she’ll continue to soar.
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Have you started on your taxes yet? I am trying to get ours done this weekend (because why wait, if I have all my tax documents in hand?) and from my first run-through, it looks like we’re getting a refund. Yay! Our tax situation is fairly simple, so I do my own taxes. I also try to re-assess our tax withholdings every year to make sure we’re not paying too much and ‘lending’ money to the government interest-free, but of course, it is nice to get a little bit of money back instead of owing anything when tax day comes around.
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I bought some new running tights on clearance this week and I am in love. They’re so pretty. It’s true what they say (at least for me): pretty workout clothes really boost your motivation.
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I started half marathon training again this week. I am excited about it because I love having a workout plan to follow. It takes the guess work out of your training and I just have to wake up and show up. I am up to 6 workout days per week, which is high for me (I used to do 3-4 days), but I have to take advantage of my current motivation to cross-train more and the need to up my mileage.