I found my dream job.

Just warning you in advance I have way too many pictures in this post.

I started my Saturday off at the gym.  I know you all think my love for the treadmill is crazy but I really just wanted a run that I could just zone out and decompress and not have to think about anything like a route or watching out for cars.  I did 10 miles at an 8 minute mile pace.  My PureFlows are truly my favorite. 

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I made a quick lunch of an egg sandwich, fruits and veggies (plus another apple with pb because I was still hungry) and ran a few errands with my mom.

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My cousin was taking my niece on a special date to Color Me Mine and I decided I had to come too.  I cannot miss out on quality girl time.

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I have also really really really wanted to get a tile with Brooke’s footprints and luckily my cousin used to work here and so she had done this on a ton of babies before and did it for me.  

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I refuse to show you another picture of the Cafe Rio salad so instead I will just show you who we met there, NIKI.  Why is Brooke so shocked that I am yet again taking a million pictures of her everywhere we go?  You can’t tell me that her cheeks aren’t the absolute cutest things in the world.

The man behind them was also wondering what was going on.  

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The salad was perfect as usual.  My cousin’s husband had a great idea, he wanted to take us all to go hang out at his work.  His company is the coolest place in the world.  Employees and their friends and family can go hang out there whenever they want and so we took advantage of the opportunity.

Top 6 reasons that I NEED to get a job where my cousin’s husband works:

1.  They have the best massage chairs in the entire world.   Over the course of the night I was in the chair for an entire hour.  The best part about the chairs was that there was a hot chocolate machine within 32 steps so I could go refill my cup many times. 

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2.  Yes, seriously.  I have no words.   As soon as I get back to California I am building a desk for my treadmill so that I can walk as I do really important things like get on Pinterest and watch the next season of the Bachelor.  

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3.  Seriously again.  I really think this place was made for me.  An entire freezer full of BYU Creamery ice cream.  I had the best combo of graham canyon, cookie dough and cookies and cream.

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4.  DRAWERS full of candy.

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5.  Fridge full of milk for the cereal bar that they have!  (They also have soda machines all over the building, a nacho machine, a popcorn maker and a slushie machine)

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6.  Every board game and arcade game you could imagine along with pool tables etc.  

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By the end of the night everyone was very sick of me telling them that this was the best night of my life.  

I turn my application in on Monday for a position at his company, wish me luck.

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What is the biggest perk of your job or a past job?

Would you rather have the cereal bar, ice cream freezer, hot chocolate station or candy drawers built into your house today?

The last type of shoes that you ran in?


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What an awesome work place!!!! I want to work there! Since I am a teacher I would have to say biggest perk is days off – I love being home with my own kids! That second question is tough! Either ice cream or candy though….last shoes I ran in were the Hoka One One Bondi B’s. Have a great day!

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Wow!! That is so amazing, the list just kept getting better. I’d say all the ice cream would top the list:) The perk of my job would be free dental (minus lab fees) and I used to work at Starbucks and that included a free pound of coffee every week plus free drinks on shift!

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I worked at Starbucks and loved the free drinks, and free pound of coffee a week (I’m a huge coffee lover).
Hmmm I would have to pick the hot chocolate bar. Ill keep my fingers crossed u get the job ;)

I also have the brooks pure flows!!! Love them so much.

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1. Flexible schedule (self-employed). 2. Candy drawer!! 3. Hot pink Asics, I’m in love with bright colored shoes.

I want that massage chair in my house to sit in after every run! :)

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Candy drawer looks amaaaazing!!
I have massage chairs at my gym, and sometimes, it’s the only reason pushing me for a workout as I “reward” myself by sitting there with a magazine afterwards!

10 miles at such a FAST pace! Whoa!

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Stop! That is not real life!
The first thing I did when I started my job was ask my manager for a standing desk (only half kidding) she said no.
One day!

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A treadmill desk and unlimited ice cream…now that’s my kinda balanced job!!!

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Holy smokes, I want to work there–they must be on some list of ‘best companies to work for’!!!

Ice cream freezer, hands down (and the TM desk would be nice too). Best perk of my job is free MRI’s, CT’s, ultrasounds and pain injections–it figures that every year I have had a running injury where I had to get an MRI–except for the past year that I have worked for this company!

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Well, I work for 911 Dispatch so some days the best thing is when a caller doesn’t yell at you this time…but saving officers’ lives and catching bad guys are pretty great too. ;)
I’d go for the ice cream freezer but would def need that treadmill desk!

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You have a really tough job. Thanks so much for doing it. I hope you get ice cream. :)

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WOW that’s the coolest workplace EVER!! Can you say what company that is? I work at a hospital as a radiology resident so the only perk I get is a lot of free cafeteria food (which is pretty nasty…. haha… I mainly just stick with the bottled drinks and granola bars!).

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I love your nephew’s picture. ……made me smile.
Best perk of the teachers life is the summers off.
I feel like I already created a cereal bar existence in this house. So I think I would choose a candy bar because there are SO many I have yet to experience. (Like I never have had one of those tootsie things at your sister’s shower)

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I am in love with this workplace. My work place is the absolute opposite :( I would live at the cereal bar and treadmill desk. I went on my first run with my new shoes and so far they are perfect: hot pink Nike lunarglides! I have super narrow feet and they fit like a glove!

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What the heck does he do for a living???

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Ummm what company is this so I can work there?!!?? And I love that they have both treadmills and ice cream and candy, haha two opposites. I guess the treadmills are to burn off all the candy? Works for me!

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You had me at massage chairs. I def need one of those LOL. I really enjoy working in the college setting because the hours are not a typical 8-4 job as well as having really good fitness resources!

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Omg, what company is that?? I want to work there!!

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free snacks and beer at my job! yes!

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I love my Flows, too!! People have gotten so tired of me expressing my love for them. Constantly.

No way that’s an actual place of employment. It looks like something from a Disney/Pixar movie idea that they eventually scrapped b/c it would seem “too magical”.

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My husband works there! I wonder if they know each other. Have they told you about the Xmas party and the dogs? I call it the boys club. And the gym and the showers? It’s insane. But he loves it there! So funny how small the world really is.

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KENDRA!!! That is seriously so so cool! They did tell me about the office dog… so cool! I want to know about the Xmas party! His name is Tyler.. ask your husband:)

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I would definitely vote for a hot chocolate machine!

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I used to work at a French breakfast restaurant. Free crepes, waffles, eggs, yogurt & granola and all the fruit you could imagine. Heaven!!
The cereal bar would be my favourite. Hands down. Ohmygoodness. I also love the treadmill desk, but work is already like that for me, but without the treadmill and with actual walking. haha. ;)
I have developed a more than slight obsession with my Mizunos. I honestly brought them to my Mom’s house for the night even though I wasn’t planning on running, just because I wanted them near me. A little crazy? Maybe. Just maybe. :)

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I have a friend that works for Skype in CA and this place sounds a lot like his office…it would be amazing to have a job to go to that had all of that stuff!! I’d especially love the cereal bar : )

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Wait I want a job like that. Not kidding at all. Cookie dough, hot chocolate, candy, ice cream, AND a treadmill? That’s like my absolute dream!!!!

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I am 100% sure that that work place is what heaven will be like. Seriously! That place is amazing. I need to start visiting your friend there pronto!

Ice cream bar for sure. I used to work at ColdStone for the 1st semester of my Freshman year. The free ice cream was a big perk…until I gained 15lbs. I quit after that. lol. I used to work at AE and got 40% off their clothes – pretty much the only reason I worked there.

I ran yesterday in my Mizuno Inspire 8’s. I won them – gotta love free shoes. But I have actually REALLY loved them and I might buy them again when I have reached my miles in this pair. I have never tried Brooks shoes. Probably the only brand I haven’t. I might have to check theirs out next time around as well.

Hope you have a great Sunday with you fam with lots of relaxin!!

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My biggest perk at a past job was a free meal and pint of beer every shift (it was a restaurant.. surprise surprise:) What a great “office”!!

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That office looks way to amazing to be real. I would definitely have to say I’d rather have the hot chocolate station, I would be at that thing 24/7.

I do all my runs currently in Brooks Adrenaline’s. I just got a new pair and I tried out the Ravenna’s but they just didn’t do it for me like the Adrenaline’s did. I would like to try out a pair of Pure Cadence because they felt like clouds on my feet when I tried them on in the store.

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Places like this exist?! My office is in a closet inside a gym because we have no space for it anywhere else! I am very jealous.

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We have dogs in the office and a ton of healthy snacks. There is also a whole foods about .3 miles away which makes a fantastic excuse to forget your lunch.

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Ok, if I worked in a place like that then I’m pretty sure I’d never want to go home. Seriously… that place is better stocked than my apartment! If I could get a cereal bar at home, though, I might be tempted to leave that kind of workplace. And I NEED that treadmill desk for the winter… Maybe it would help me from going out of my mind in boredom on the days I can’t get outside.

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Whoa! I want to work at a place like that! That’s too cool!
The biggest perk of my job is our boss takes us on trips as an office (there are 10 of us). We’ve been to Bermuda twice and on a Caribbean cruise! He’s a pretty great boss :)
I would TOTALLY go for a cereal bar at work. I could live off the stuff.
I haven’t run in ages but when I do I wear Mizuno Nexus 5s. Not crazy about them but can’t afford to splurge on a new pair just yet.

PS: Brooke is just the sweetest!

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Oh my goodness! Where does he work? I’ll apply on Monday with you!! I candy drawer would probably be too dangerous for me, so I’ll take the cereal bar.

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candy drawer!!!!

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If I worked there I would be about 500 pounds from eating so much ice cream and cereal. I have to tell myself daily cereal is only for breakfast, no every meal of the day. =)

I just switched to Mizuno Wave Rider 15 and I absolutely love them. It is my first high arch running shoe and I already feel my running form changing for the better.

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I am a nanny. The biggest perk about my job is very rarely actually wearing shoe. That office looks AMAZING. I definitely want the ice cream freezer. I want to eat ice cream for every meal.

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Where does your cousin work?!

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you probably can’t answer that but what an awesome job, whatever it is!

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I don’t know if she can, Google in offices in Provo that have recently been featured in forbs magazine, if you do the work yourself its got to be ok. Plus this company loves getting their name out…

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umm yes. this does look like the best night ever! is this adobe?

my last shoes were asics, and i’m not sure if i can ever branch out to a new brand!

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That work place seems like an alternate universe? Hot chocolate machine PLEASE!!

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Good grief, I don’t even have a chair at my job. Seriously. I don’t have a chair.

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What an awesome workplace! I have always wanted a treadmill desk, but my boss would flip out. Love my Flows too.

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Biggest perk of a previous job was working at the same place as my dad….it gave me the chance to talk to him on a whole new level.

I think I would NEED an ice cream freezer, but the cereal bar might come in handy on those picky nights where I can’t figure out what to eat! …….or a salad bar!!

I run in Asics, but I’m dyyyying to go to Road Runner Sports and get a new pair of SOMETHING!

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By the way, I love Brooke’s cheeks, but her lower lip/chin in that picture with Niki is too cute!! :D

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I guess my biggest work perk would be working from home.
The cereal bar?
I run in Nike Air Moto’s. But getting ready to try a switch to Brooks.

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Is that google? I hear it is amazing to work at google. I actually applied at Google when I was unemployed and they never responded (the nerve)

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Work place perks…hmm. When I was in college they transferred me out of state for a term at a separate facility and paid for my apartment, car/gas, income and 3 trips home during the term. Being 20 and living out of state for the first time ever was pretty cool.

I wear Asics currently but will need new ones in a few months and look forward to going and trying on new shoes. *My current shoes were my first running shoes.

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I’m a teacher so definitely the winter and summer breaks!!

Can I have the popcorn machine

I just got a brand new pair of Brooks Ravennas. I loved the color of my last ones (purplish blue)..these new ones are a teal/sea green color and I’m not so sure about them.

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That office looks freaking amazing. The biggest perk of my job is that I get to work from home in my pajamas.

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That is the perfect job! Where does he work?

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So many awesome perks! I guess the point is to make you want to stay and not leave work… but still, SO fun haha.

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I love your purple Brooks Project Pureflows! I’ve been wearing Mizuno Wave Riders (13, 14, 15) and was wondering how you think they compare. I think I remember you wearing a pair of Mizunos.

Thanks!

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Hey!!! Yeah I used to wear them! I like the pure flows because they are lighter, more flexible but still have enough support to run longer distances:) plus I really love the color;) please let me know if you have any other questions!

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GOOGLE I’m sure! Looks fun and that pic of Brooke she does look kind of shocked your taking her pic. SO cute though.

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