Friday Sparkle

I woke up this morning feeling very blah. This is not an unusual feeling for me at4:00 am, especially now that it’s pretty much pitch black when I get out of bed.

The blankets had definitely accepted me as one of their own this morning, so it was really hard to leave my warm cocoon. And I’ve been struggling to keep myself hydrated over the last few days, so that made this morning especially difficult.

Luckily, my super awesome sparkly flats and coffee came to the rescue this morning, turning everything around for me. The power of coffee and a cute outfit will never cease to amaze me!


What are some of your favorite things to wear to make you feel good?

Since I get to work so freakin’ early in the morning, sometimes I get to enjoy some gorgeous sunrises (and wish I were out running in them, instead of sitting at my desk). It’s a major bonus that I can still see Mt. Rainier from my desk, even though Seattle is going through a construction boom!


As much as I love the view from my desk, it can be really challenging to stay focused when it’s any kind of nice weather outside. I do live in Seattle, though, so I don’t have to deal with the temptation of gorgeous weather too often (at least not from the beginning of October to the end of June, haha).

To combat the dehydration that I’ve been feeling, I was focusing on making sure that the water bottle I have sitting on my desk was never empty.

Typically, I drink 2-3 full bottles a day and feel pretty well hydrated, but today I drank 5 or 6. Even though it felt pretty weird to be drinking that much water, it was really nice to have a reason to get up from my desk periodically – and feeling more hydrated by the end of the day was sooo worth it.

I was so excited to get home after work today – I had a 4 mile run on my mind, and I couldn’t wait to get to it!


Tonight’s run was the best way to finish of this week. Living so close to the water means that I get to see some pretty epic scenery – hello gorgeous sunsets!

Also, has anyone ever mentioned how hard it is to take running action shots with an iPhone? Because it’s super hard! I tried multiple times and didn’t manage to get a single shot that wasn’t blurry… pfft. Hopefully it’ll get better with practice! For now, selfies still work 🙂


I’ve got an easy 6 mile run planned for tomorrow morning before the rest of my weekend full of activities – what do you have planned for this weekend? Anyone doing a crazy long run?

2 thoughts on “Friday Sparkle

  1. Those desk views are gorgeous! I completely agree on the fact that a good outfit can change everything! I have these leopard flats that make me pretty darn happy.

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