I Have Something To Tell You

Posted: October 8, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I’ve been really loving blogging lately. I feel like I have finally hit my style – shorter, more specific posts that allow me to cover the many things I love to discuss. I can go from serious posts like my “Stuffed With Emptiness” series to workouts to stuff with the kids to laughing at myself.

Everyone may not love it all, but I hope sharing more of myself allows us each to connect in our own way. I literally always have something to say (and I like a variety), so I appreciate the chance to come here and do so. Yet sometimes, things get put aside and I don’t want them to miss out on the blogging fun. So here you have some random parts of the day that I don’t want to get lost in the vortex of my “to blog” list.

I sat in my car for 30 minutes before starting my run this morning.

The past few weeks it started getting light enough to run by 6:30. Not so this morning. I tried three times to go out, but then the heeby-jeebies of running in the dark got to me, so I turned around. I finally gave up and chilled in the car until shortly after 7.

I always hard core crave beer the day of my long runs.


I crave it so badly, in fact, that I went to the store specifically for beer this afternoon. It was the star of my afternoon snack.


An afternoon snack that featured a scrambled egg with pepperjack cheese sandwich, a bottle of Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale, and a Reese’s peanut butter cup. That may just be the most random combination I have ever had. I don’t care. I adored every bite/sip.

I hate that I look younger than I actually am.

I got carded at the store when buying the beer. That didn’t bother me. The fact that the cashier said he didn’t think I looked like my license picture and made me show him my credit card as another form of ID annoyed me. Apparently I still look like I’m in high school. I may appreciate it when I’m 50…but I don’t right now.

I’m contemplating spending $65 on a cake for Makenzie’s birthday party.

I fell in love with the cake at one of her friend’s parties. A fellow mom friend makes cakes on the side. I decided to reach out to her about making Makenzie’s cake because I could once again have the best cake ever and also support a friend. $65 is steep for something to eat. But I can’t get the dang cake out of my head. I’m waiting to make a decision when my food head is more clear – aka not the day of a long run.

We’re about to head out for a family night at a location about an hour away. I will likely fall asleep within 5 minutes of Peter driving. And I can’t wait.

Have a good night friends!

  • What do you usually crave the day of a long run or tough workout?
  • Do people tend to think you’re older/younger than you are? 

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46 Comments to “I Have Something To Tell You”
  1. I love how honest you are! That is hilarious that you sat in the car….but I probably would’ve done the same thing too!!!

    Have fun tonight–I totally love sleeping in the car when my husband drives too…it just, ya know, happens 😉

    P.s. It is TOTALLY ok to have snacks that are super random!!

  2. I am with you on the beer and I love Blue Moon too. It just feels hearty to me. Maybe it’s the carbs we’re craving?

  3. Amanda says:

    I crave salty, warm foods after a long run! I used to always make egg sandwiches or turkey reubens (SO delicious)! I also crave a good, hearty beer after hard work! I remember having a Sierra Nevada after we moved into our current apartment and it was seriously the best thing ever!!

  4. Everyone thinks I’m younger than I am. It’s a real bummer, because my sister is 5 years younger, not married, and still looks like she’s the big sister. It’s not fair! 🙂 But I love her anyway.

  5. Lee says:

    I crave beer after long runs too. We can get some after our race. Although it might be really early in the morning!

    I actually like looking young. People often think I’m a good 6-8 years younger than I really am!

  6. Lori Lynn says:

    I still look relatively young, but I actually don’t mind it. (I’m 32.) I’m hoping I take after my mom’s genetics (even though I look more like my dad), b/c she’s 64, with really dark hair and flecks of grey in her hair. She looks like she’s in her 40’s!

  7. I can relate to the not wanting to run in the dark…the obstacles of running for the small female 😉

    AND I almost ALWAYS get carded..and I have a different haircut in my license pic so I definitely get stared at for awhile LOL

    I also work as a waitress and have been asked if I’m old enough to serve alcohol (19 years old) which I suppose isn’t too bad since I’m only 24 but still feels demeaning somehow ya know? We will appreciate it later in life!! 🙂

  8. Beer & sweets after a long run, every single time! I’ve stopped being carded within the past year and that’s making me feel worse than when I was! I really can’t decide which is better. I think as I’m approaching 30 in 6 months, I’d rather be getting carded!

  9. Ok now that was just downright rude of him!

    I crave smoothies/ice cream/shakes the days of my long runs! But lately, all my long runs are 6 miles.

  10. I once got carded twice in the same liquor store. Once when I was walking around – I was stopped by an under cover cop. Sigh. Then again at check out. I’ll be 30 in 2012. 😛

  11. I’ve been carded for movies. Kind of strange. I know I don’t look completely like my ID (it was taken right after I was married with shorter red hair) but my face is the same and people questioning it is annoying.

    Even more annoying is when people at work question my age and assume I’m 20 instead of 30. I’m younger than most of my co-workers but I’m not fresh out of college like they tell me.

  12. Kiah says:

    At my eldest sister’s wedding, a guy asked me how I felt about my younger sibling getting married before me. I was 17, my sister was 33. It was awkward.

  13. That’s awesome that you found your style! Congrats.

  14. Rebecca says:

    People seem to think I’m older. In high school, people seemed to think I was a senior when I was a freshman/sophomore. I HATED it. A couple of people told me that if they didn’t personally know me and every person in their graduating class, they would’ve thought I was a senior.
    When my roommates and I went to Olive Garden last weekend, they started off asking us if we wanted the wine of the day or whatever. We were all like, “Um… no, thanks…” We’re 19 & 20… and one of us has vowed to never drink in her life for any reason whatsoever…

  15. Katie says:

    I would buy the cake! haha! 65 dollars but if its amazing, its worth it!!!

    NEVER regret that you look younger than you are! That is awesome and something us girls love, when someone cards us when we are over the age ; )

    Have a fun night!

    xoxo <3

  16. Amanda says:

    People tend to think I’m younger than I am — always have, since I was past 18 or so, and more vividly since I was in my later 20’s. It may be offensive now, but believe me when you’re 41 and the septuagenarian at your local Dillard’s lingerie department looks stunned and swears you should never tell your age because SHE thought you were 29 at the oldest? You’ll tapdance over that one for the rest of the day.

    Now she may have needed a new glasses prescription, but I wasn’t complaining. I was already buying the bras, so it wasn’t as if she was trying to flatter me to get me to buy something, LOL.

    As for what I want after a tough workout? I want protein, stat. Greek yogurt will do, hard boiled eggs are great, but overall I prefer fish or even something heavier.

    Better run — fish and chips (baked and baked, LOL) tonight for dinner, and it’s about time to get the fish panko’d and into the oven 🙂

  17. People usually think I’m a little younger than I am…a few years….I got carded at the store on Thursday!

  18. I usually crave pancakes or french toast…with LOTS of syrup and butter!

  19. I ALWAYS crave beer after a long run! 2 Kona Longboards did the trick after my run today!

    And I’m sad to say that I always get asked for the 2nd form of ID… it’s annoying, but I guess it’s better than the alternative! It just means our skin is perfectly young looking with no sun damage! 🙂

  20. I crave ice cream ALL the time, definetly after a long workout 🙂

  21. I get told I look older then I am..but until a few years ago I always got told I looked like I was 12..not sure what changed! And if the cake is really good I think its worth the money:)

  22. Good for you, Tina! It’s very difficult to find a pattern that you like (I’m still workin’ on mine), but once you get there I’m sure it’s more than satisfying 🙂 I love the way you write your blog– one of the reasons I can’t stop myself from coming back!

  23. Mellissa says:

    I still get carded at 30! And I love it!

  24. I always crave munch-y things on hard workout days – like trail mix and crunchy apples and cracker and popcorn. Very odd.
    Also, I’m only 20, but I’ve looked like I’m 25 since I was 16… so I get the opposite! Which can come in handy, but also gets me into creepy situations.

    • Tina says:

      That’s like my cousin and my sister. They both always looked like they were mid 20s even when in high school.

  25. Hannah says:

    I hear ya! I’m in my early-mid 20s, but it’s kinda sad that people thing I am SO young.

    Where I work, I am constantly asked “How old are you, like 19?” Sorry, but you have to have a four year (or two year) degree to do my job. That math just doesn’t work out.

    Today, while eating lunch with family and some of their friends and discussing work, a visitor assumed I was a teenager and that we were discussing my mom’s job, not mine.

    When I speak of “after graduating” with people, they think I graduated high school, not college.

    Yeah, I know, in 20 years I’ll love looking younger than I am. In the meantime, I just grin and bear it. 🙂 Ha.

  26. Khushboo says:

    When I was younger and on the heavy side, people always used to think I was older than my actual age. Back then, I loved that I looked older. Now people tend to mistake me for being younger but I’m pretty indifferent about it. Come twenty years, you know who will be having the last laugh 😀

  27. I always get mistaken for younger. I got asked if I was old enough to sit in the exit row of a plane a few years ago. I was 23… and you only had to be 16:)

  28. People think I look young too. It used to really bug me but now I love it!! 🙂

  29. I crave WINE the day after my long runs. 🙂 And…. sometimes ice cream too. he he!

  30. I drank the same exacty beer after my long run today! I always crave something carb-y after a long run. Candy, sweets, bread, pasta, or of course beer!

  31. Stephanie says:

    If you have the money, then I say buy the cake! I used to roll my eyes at “overpriced” cakes, until I talked to a friend who wanted to sell her gorgeous cakes. (Mind you, hers were fancy shapes with fondant and hand-piping, etc) She asked me to help her figure out how much to charge. After ingredients (she used the best…not cheap stuff) and time (up to seven or eight hours per cake!), we figured out that she’d have to charge about 200 dollars just to break even. That’s CRAZY! I now understand why fancy cakes are expensive. So yeah, I think 65 dollars for a beautiful cake whose taste still lingers in your mouth now…totally worth it.

    • Tina says:

      Very, very true. She said she was giving me a deal too as a friend…but had to charge that much bec of the materials (fondant especially). I think I’m going to go for it! 🙂

  32. People always tend to think that I am older than I actually am…yet I am told I have a baby face? lol try figuring that one out!
    That is lol-able that you crave a beer on the days of your long-runs! I crave ice cream…did you expect anything else! haha

  33. Funny! I hate running in the dark, too. I’m ready for the clocks to change so it’ll be lighter in the morning again.

    People tend to think I’m older, but like 26/27/28 (I’m 25) so it’s not TOO insulting. My boss says it’s because I act more mature, so I’ll take that as a compliment!

  34. I love Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale! I just had some yesterday after my long run! 🙂

    I totally get where you’re coming from with the whole looking younger than you actually are. One of my biggest pet peeves is when I order a drink out at a restaurant and the waitress says, “I just can’t believe you’re 21.” or “I’m sorry, you just look SO young.” I KNOW I look young, but it makes me feel awkward when people place so much emphasis on it. Just ask for my ID and move on!

  35. I didn’t know Blue Moon had a seasonal pumkin ale- I must find it!

    On another note, you will not regret getting a $65 cake especially if it is designed for little M- her expression will be worth every penny! As someone who dabbles in cake decorating I guarantee your mom friend will be putting in tons of effort to create that tasty treat- it will totally be worth it. Go for it!

  36. Kara says:

    If you go to Weather.com, you can see the sunrise and sunset time for every day. Just a hint. 🙂

    My husband would LOVE that beer. I’m going to have to look for it. I hate how in MD I have to make a special trip for beer since they won’t sell it at grocery stores here.

  37. I crave beer after long runs also – something about the bubbles, I think. I also look WAY younger than I really am – as does my husband. We don’t get carded if we are out with my parents, but I think when it’s just the 2 of us, they think we are dating high schoolers. I religiously wear my rings now since I am pregnant and don’t want to be mistaken for a girl from 16 + Pregnant!

  38. That’s a ridiculously expensive cake!
    After a long, hard workout I usually either crave something carb heavy like pasta or a big fresh smoothie 🙂

  39. people always think Im so young too…you have to take it as a compliment girl! It’s great to look so young! 🙂
    xoxo from Trinidad

  40. Tina, you might be my long lost foodie (fitness) friend. Your afternoon snack is my ideal meal, although I may like cookies a little more than reese’s. I just tried the pumpkin beer for the first time the other night and was blown away. I crave beer all the time (mostly after a long day), but long runs make sense too because there is a lot of energy packed in those puppies.

    I don’t know how much birthday cake should cost, but I do see how supporting a friend and the fact that its the best-cake-ever weigh in significantly. If you can figure out how many people would attend, perhaps cupcakes would be cheaper?

  41. Katheryn says:

    I’m 30, but am usually thought of as 21. Most days when I pick up my 7-year-old from school with my 4-year-old by my side, other moms think I’m the nanny. It doesn’t help that they don’t look like me.

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