Shopping and Baseball and Car Rides, Oh My!

Hey everyone! It was nice to have one last hurrah before school starts – a trip to Detroit! This post will be a recap of the trip, and Wednesday’s post will be the eats 😀


Mom and I headed out right after my cross country meet where I got 4th place! My time was 21:08. It was so. hot. Which figures since we ran at 12:30!

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Mackinac Bridge

After what seemed like forever, we finally made it to our hotel. We were so tired, we just went straight to bed!

The next morning we woke up ready to shop.

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We went to Great Lakes Crossing, Michigan’s largest outlet mall! I’m telling you, it has the largest Forever 21 you will ever go to. It’s the size of a department store. Oddly, I couldn’t find a single thing there. Crazy. Normally I’m head over heels in that store! I really didn’t get too many clothes. I don’t need any! I did get…

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an anchor shirt! I’ve been looking so long for one and I finally found one! It’s from Windsor Store. I’m thinking first day of school outfit! Some more purchases:


Victoria’s Secret actually had good deals. Running shorts for $8, tshirt and capris each $10, sports bra for $5!

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White jeans at American Eagle for $12!


I didn’t even run that day. Walking around the mall was workout enough!

After shopping we headed to the heart of Detroit – Comerica Park!

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Go Tigers!

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The Tigers were ahead 5-2 when we decided to leave in the bottom of the seventh. Good thing we left, because literally the minute we were on the road it started POURING! Pouring like couldn’t see the car in front of you and going 45 on the freeway. Luckily we made it to our hotel safe in about a half hour!

On the way home we stopped at the Mystery Spot to say hi to my cousins – they own it! We also stopped to find a Geocache.

I finished two books during this road trip – “The Michigan Murders” and “Almost Anorexic”. They were both amazing books. Highly recommended reads.

Now I’ll just be enjoying my last day of summer – I start high school on Tuesday! Wish me luck 😀


Moving Uphill

I don’t know if any of you know, but I am depressed. Like really bad. I’ve finally told my mom and confided a little bit. My dad came over and we told him too. We’re going to get help. I’m gonna start talking to someone. I think I’m starting to get better. Just telling them made me feel good, like it’s out of my system and they can help.

It’s been really nice out the past couple days and that makes me feel a lot better. Nice like getting to run in capris!photo 5 (11)

Yesterday my mom and I took a ride to the big town and did some shopping! Kohl’s is honestly the best store. Ever. Such great deals!

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I got a nice brand new Colombia jacket ($230) for $46 plus 30% off! 2 in 1. It will be great for xc skiing!

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I also got a few shirts, socks, and some specialty food. Everything was so cheap!

For lunch we went to The Vierling. We couldn’t have meat since it was Friday, but we managed to prevail! I got a Greek Panini.

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ciabatta, spinach, feta, roasted tomato, herb dressing

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It was a new thing for me. I’m not used to ordering anything but plain pasta! But it was good. Really flavorful! … Unlike the coleslaw. I think they took cabbage and added milk. It was so bland!

As for my mom,

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An open Whitefish sandwich. Guess what? I tried it! And LIKED it! I’ve never eaten fish so that is a huuge step! I even finished it for her.

What’s a lunch date without dessert?

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Key Lime Pie. My first time ever having that as well! It was definitely homemade. The lime was pretty strong! The crust was to die for. We split it. It was just what I needed after eating!

We did a little window shopping, didn’t buy anything. As we were leaving, I saw an ice cream shop. I haven’t treated myself in a long time and said I deserve it! I think I need to treat myself more! I didn’t regret it and really enjoyed it! A little ice cream won’t hurt me!

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It was from the cutest little shop, Doncker’s. They had a restaurant upstairs, and we’re definitely going there next time we come to town!

So, I think I’ve taken the first step to get better. I’m opening up to my parents and I’m gonna try to be more social. It can only get better, right?

Have a great Easter! ❤


Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

I WON A 5K! go me… 🙂

Today was a beautiful day for a race. Sun shining, a little wind.

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aly and I pre race!

I know you’re all wondering what my time was!!! 23:08. Not bad for running in the snow! I took first in women. What did I win?!

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A membership to the gym… a coincidence because I just joined a different gym last week! And tanning… I don’t want to use it! My skin is more important to me than being pale.

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I had a really light week of exercise so I was unsure how I’d do. But after I felt like I could’ve kept going so that’s good!

The race provided hot chocolate and fruit – YUM! I made this salad when I got home to hold me over until Green Bay.

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half eaten
spinach, turkey, croutons, parmesan, ranch, hard boiled egg, Greek yogurt

About that…driving down to Green Bay to go shopping today then a basketball tournament tomorrow! Wish me luck 🙂

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I wish!

Got any races coming up?

Any winter running tips?