A blog post from Brooke and some stuff from me too.

This morning I found Brooke typing away on my computer and she told me that she was blogging (seriously) so yeah… today’s post is from Brooke:

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We ran out of eggs so instead of my normal egg with cheese breakfast, I had toast with jam and almond butter and strawberries.  

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Mom had to go teach a spin class and then she ran 3.5 miles on the treadmill.  I wanted to take a shoe selfie wearing her cycling shoes.  

She really needs to cut the timing chip off of her running shoes and hopefully she does before her next race in 9 days.  I get to hang out with grandma while she is in Seattle so I am stoked to party hard that weekend with my grandparents.

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We listened to this song in the car on repeat today because mom says she loves to run to it.  

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I got to pretend to be a mermaid for a solid two hours.  

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We are big fans of the summer.  

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See ya later team… I’m off to do quiet time.  Some of you guys recommended the idea to us because I decided to stop taking naps and it is working out quite nicely for everyone involved.

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DONUT (hahaha) forget that it is National Donut Day tomorrow!  You can get a free donut from Krispy Kreme to celebrate.  We will be there first thing in the morning.  

Pictures from Brooke’s first two National Donut Days.  Sure am glad that I have every second of our life documented so that I can look back on previous National Food Holidays because that is really important.  

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PS it is weird for me to see a picture of me wearing my wedding ring?!  Selling it after my divorce was quite therapeutic.  

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Even JCrew is joining in on the special holiday ha! Dunkin’ Donuts is giving a free donut with the purchase of any beverage too!

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PS you can find the running to donut ratio here

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Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday! What has been the best part of your day so far?  

If you are celebrating tomorrow’s holiday—>  which donut will you be having?

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Ohhhh goodness, that picture of Brooke as a mermaid is to die for!

I love how donut day immediately follows running day. Just seems so fitting :)

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It really is quite fitting. Two of my very favorite things all in one week. Hope you are having a fabulous day Katie!

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Thanks for the reminder! I need to bring donuts into the office tomorrow morning! Can’t miss Donut day! Right now I just want a glazed donut. We’ll see what I feel like by morning!

Best part of my day was getting a full 8 hours of sleep last night! I feel so much better! And I’m off work in 15 minutes. Nothing wrong with that!

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Glazed donuts really don’t get enough attention. Oh… 8 hours. That makes me so happy for you. You should be off work right about now. Enjoy your evening!

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What a cute post! Brooke is so adorable as a mermaid!
Tomorrow I’m having Top Pot donuts. After living in Seattle metro area for almost three weeks, I realized there was a Top Pot literally across the street from my apartment complex. They’re seriously the best donuts!

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AHHHHH TOP POT is my absolute favorite. I cannot wait to get them when I am in town next weekend. I am so jealous there is one across the street from you. I would probably be there daily if I were you:) ENJOY!

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Dunkin is my donut of choice, and I’m thinking about their new Chips Ahoy donut!

Also, I spell “donut” like you do and like Dunkin does. But I’ve heard professionals get mad because they say, “doughnuts are made of dough, not doo!” Bahaha.

I’ll keep spelling it donut though.

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hahaha the debate is real… I am just lazy and like the short version best. Okay, you have to let me know what you think about the new Chips Ahoy donut. I want a detailed report.

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Today’s highlight: running on the beach!
I will definitely celebrate donut day with a vegan donut (I swear they’re incredible) from a local bakery!!

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I’m jealous of all of your beach running:) I’ve been loving all of your pics so much! Enjoy your vegan donut!

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Thanks so much!!!

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Best part of my day was finding out I got a phone interview at a great company!

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AHHHHH that is huge Leah! Good luck and let me know how it goes!!

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Brooke’s “post” is just the cutest thing ever!! I’m sure she’ll follow in her mums footsteps and become a great runner and blogger some day :) Highlight of my day was seeing my dad and sister again after 2 months apart!!

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DONUT DAY????!!!! My kids will be sooooo excited! Thanks for the reminder ;-)

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Wonderful blogging Brooke. I was having a wonderful Thursday but struck down with it band problems again went to my pt tonight and she recommends rest for a week no running at all plenty of foam rolling and pt exercises. Half marathon in 3 weeks so hope I’m better for it.

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I mean this in a good way…but I find the odd comment about your divorce very therapeutic. Around the same week as you found out about yours…I got a call from my husband…quite shockingly…asking me for a divorce. I tried to heal…get on with my life…and then six months later, full of hope & promises…he told me he made a mistake. I gave it another chance, moving again across the country…believing in second chances. Last week, after an extremely rocky and soul-crushing time together, where old habits surfaced, he told me again, he wanted to split. I can’t take back the past…but I like reading about your process. One day I will heal…one day I will feel better…

Thank you for posting all that you do.

A faithful & loyal reader.

Xo

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Oh Nicole. I am so beyond sorry about what you are going through. This breaks my heart. I am ALWAYS here if you need an email buddy. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

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thank you <3, that is too sweet.

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Ahhhhh J. Crew celebrating donut day is the BEST news!

The best part of my day was getting to have lunch with my mom!

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I will be having an old fashioned blueberry donut with white vanilla icing and an apple fritter. One for me and one for the baby (pregnant woman excuses to have more than one anything).

Brooke the mermaid is too cute!

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Brooke!!! You are such a good blogger!

I love that you document every part of your life AND especially that you save them all.

I think I’ll be celebrating Donut Day by using my awesome Dunkin Donuts coupon for a FREE coffee and 2 donuts. I’m gonna go with strawberry frosted with sprinkles! :)

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My nephew is visiting and he has requested Krispy Kreme donuts. Last year we went fairly late and they had made so many donuts the manager was giving whole boxes away to every customer. Hoping for the same luck this year! ;)

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almond butter + berries are the bomb.com!

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Where did you get that awesome mermaid tail????

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Hey Christy! It was my friend’s… I’ll text her and ask her!

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WHY AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO DOESN’T LIKE DONUTS?! Ugh. I feel like a loser. Lol

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My housemate just ranted for a solid five minutes about how he hates donuts because he doesn’t understand how anyone could enjoy crunching into granulated sugar – so you’re not alone!

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Omg same I really don’t like donuts.. Even as a kid they made me feel sick. I thought I’d give them a go again last week as I feel like I should like them. But no, can’t even finish one they are so sickly. Sad times haha.

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I have wanted a donut for the last month. I’ll be looking into that.

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I haven’t sold my ring yet. It won’t net much money, but that isn’t why. I didn’t feel right in the beginning about selling something that should have been meaningful, and I didn’t dare throw away real jewelry. So, I put it in an envelope in my safe. Turns out, I forgot all about it! I found it a few weeks ago. Now, I still don’t know how to get rid of it.

Anyone in need of a white gold band and a princess cut 1/4 ct. diamond engagement ring? Size 6.5 I believe. I donut need it anymore. :)

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I donut think I’ve read such a punny comment before ;)

Good luck with your – let’s call it “redistributing” – of your ring!

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i think i will sell mine. i thought about getting it repurposed….but it has too many memories…and i want to close the process… :)

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I understand that Nicole. I hate to admit it, but part of the reason I haven’t sold it is because I know how little it’s worth, and I’m actually embarrassed. When it was mine to wear it made no difference, not at all. But as a consumer… it’s so silly to say that out loud, but I’m sure someone out there understands.

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I am totally hitting up Krispy Kreme tomorrow! Thank you for letting me know :)

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I wasn’t planning on a donuts tomorrow – but I sure am now! Thanks for reminding me of the importance of this holiday! I’ll celebrate by spending the rest of the day at the lake – I love summer!

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I’m so tempted to stop and get my office donuts tomorrow morning. I think I might have to stop at DD and get a donut and some coffee! I’m not a huge donut fan, but sometimes a chocolate frosted is just necessary!

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I totally forgot about national donut day. Thanks for the reminder!

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Krispy Kreme for the win! :)

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Today was the last day of school for my youngest…..and he is heading to HIGH SCHOOL…… WAAAA…..time goes too quick! However, I am so thankful that summer is here. No alarm clocks, no homework, staying up late and spending lots of time together. Enjoyed your blog Brooke, you and your Momma are a great team! Happy Donut Day tomorrow.

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I’m so excited for donut day tomorrow!! Great blog post Brooke!!

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Love the breakfast substitute! Looks yummy!

National Donut day! YAY!!! But I get so much more excited for National Cupcake day! Is there such a day? hmmmmm… I must google that!

My first marriage ended in divorce….I sold my ring too!!! Luckily, I got remarried 10 years ago and much happier!!!!! :) So, things really do work out for the best!

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The best part of my day was my run this morning. There is just something about sweating and giving it my all that makes me feel like I can do anything.

I wasn’t aware that it was Nat’l Donut Day tomorrow but I will make sure to celebrate it somehow! :)

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awe, thanks for sharing with us Brooke. Look forward to your next post ;)
I am DEFINITLY getting a chocolate sprinkle donut tomorrow. That will be the best way to start my day.

Best part of my day has been this lovely sunshine.! I am loving it

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I don’t think donut day exists here unfortuantely – there’s no donut place within 5 miles of me (in the centre of Dublin!). Just noticed a FroYo place for the first time recently (Ireland might not be a great one for your holiday wish list, ha!).

On a sidenote: having always been impressed by your planking times, this blew my mind when I heard about it. He also holds the world record for spinning too.

http://wpxi.com/news/news/national/ex-marine-sets-world-record-5-hour-plank/nmSRJ/

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Oh no, I almost wish I didn’t know it was National Donut day tomorrow… There is a dunkin donuts right outside my office and now I will feel obligated to go! ;) Brooke makes a very cute mermaid, I would have loved an outfit like that at her age.

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-My daughter would go banana’s over the mermaid tail!! too cute!
-The best part of my day was starting my families vacation, lots of driving but family time!! I’ll take it! :)
-No donuts celebrations for me, unless i find a GF one. Stranger things have happened!
Happy Thursday!!

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Um I need a mermaid tail.

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Thank you for being that friend who always reminds us when we can get free food – esp. donuts and froyo! You’re *that* friend… the really important one :)

The best part of my day so far has been going for a 30 minute run! After dealing with bronchitis for a week it felt so good to feel my lungs do something other than cough!

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The last thing I need is a donut, but they look so pretty!

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Donut day is close to being my fav holiday. Next to pizza day of course.
I’ll probably have an old fashioned.

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Brooke is just too sweet! She did a great job on her post :-)
Best part of my day was my run this morning and feeling like I’m making a difference in my work with clients. Such a rewarding thing in the midst of a challenging job!

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The best part of my day was being able to work with my favorite coworker. Being with her makes the day go by so fast!

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The best part of my Thursday was getting a nice note from a student. Touched my heart for sure!

One of my students is bringing donuts for the last day of school tomorrow, so we will be eating from wherever he chooses! :)

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Oh man, Brooke’s a great blogger. And her little face in that old photo? LOVE!

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Thanks for your post Brooke, it was the very best part of my Thursday…and you are the prettiest mermaid I have ever seen!

I am going to surprise my very best friend with a chocolate glazed chocolate donut tomorrow because she loves chocolate so much!

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hahhaa! Brooke is such a good blogger :)

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Oh my you are the sweetest mermaid, Brooke!! Too cute!
And isn’t it perfect that we get to celebrate running and donuts in the same week! Brilliant really!

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I went to Krispy Kreme over lunch – there was a huge line, but totally worth it!

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I went to Macey’s after work and they only had glazed donuts left… Oh well.. it was still good. :)

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Love that song!

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Awesome blog post, Brooke! That mermaid costume is beyond awesome. And I could really use a donut right now.

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I’m going to be working at the Rock and Roll Seattle expo! I hope I run into you there! I’m a long time reader and would love it! :)

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