🎶Rainy Days and Taxes Always Get Me Down🎶

Happy Sunday and welcome to the Weekly Wrap! I’m honored to have the opportunity to guest co-host, alongside Wendy, this week for my friend Holly as she takes a much-needed break ….a little birdie told me she’s been basking in the sunshine and soaking up some vitamin sea down in Margaritaville! Who else is super jealous?

In the meantime, the marathon ‘train’ing keeps rolling down the tracks and there were a few stops along the way this week ….some pleasant, some not so pleasant and one exciting venture on the horizon.

The not so pleasant pit stops this week were rain and taxes …good grief, I’m so sick of rain. When it storms and rains an entire day, Saturday no less, the same day that you have to stop procrastinating and file your damn taxes …well, it just plain sucks. On the flip side, however, there were some beautiful 80 degree sunshiny days and an afternoon spent alone with my youngest son. You know, it’s rare to have several hours of uninterrupted quality time with a teenager these days ….so I relish in them every chance I get. Oh yeah, and the exciting venture? Well, you’ll just have to read on for that one!Revel Rockies

This Week’s Workouts:


Monday: 30 min Elliptical / 45 min strength training / 50 tricep dips

Tuesday: 1 hr Spin class / 50 push ups / 3 mile walk/run with the dog

Wednesday: 4 mile run / 50 jump squats

Thursday:  Job Interview / 60 tricep dips

Yes, you read that right …job interview. A little over a month ago, I decided it might be time for me to get back in the work force. With Major Hubs upcoming deployment, I figured it’d be a good distraction, because one can only train for so many marathons. Now, in order for me to go back to work, it would have to be the perfect opportunity with all of the stars aligning just right. I found, what sounded like it could fit the bill and sent in my resume’. I was called in right away for an interview which I thought went very well. After several weeks passed without hearing back from them, I assumed they had moved on and took it as a sign that it actually wasn’t the right job for me ….until Wednesday, that is, when they called me in for a second interview and offered me the job. It really does seem perfect …30 hrs per week, Fridays off, my own office, short commute and right across the street from my favorite running path …I mean, is it too good to be true?? Time will tell. I have until Monday to decide. I love the idea of being part of the business world and firing up the brain again  ….but giving up one’s freedom is hard to do.

20180415_094914.jpgFriday: 60 pushups / afternoon in the car with a teenaged driver and a much-needed evening cocktail! Chocolate Carameltini ….made with Almond milk. Delicious!

Saturday: Strength Training / 1 hr Pool Running / 60 jump squats

Sunday: 8 mile run


Favorite Product of the Week:

Screenshot_20180415-095430.jpgShout out to Stridebox for including one of these delicious Eat Your Coffee bars in their box a couple of months ago.  I had the Peanut Butter Mocha flavor and loved it. One bar is equal to one cup of coffee, minus the jitters! It is packed with high fiber dates, nut butter and gluten free oats. I liked it so much, that I ordered a variety box to try them all.


…..and that’s a wrap! WeeklyWrapNewBe sure to stop by Wendy and Holly’s blog and show them some love for all the hard work they do each week to make this link happen! Also, don’t forget to visit as many other bloggers as well ….your next best friend may just be waiting for you there! If you’re new to the Weekly Wrap and would like to join in on all the fun, you can read about the rules here ….don’t worry, these are fun rules!

So tell me…. have you filed your taxes yet? Waiting until the 17th? Do you have a teenage driver in your house? Have you tried ‘Eat Your Coffee’ bars?


Finding “Fabulous” at Fifty, one week at a time!



69 thoughts on “🎶Rainy Days and Taxes Always Get Me Down🎶

  1. Rabbit Food Runner says:

    Congrats on the job! Sounds like it would be a good distraction. I also got the Eat You Coffee bars in Stridebox and liked them a lot. They were at Expo West too.

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  2. Congrats on your job offer! From what you described, it sounds like an amazing opportunity and a good fit for you.

    Nice job on your workouts this week. Sorry that it’s been raining there so much though 😦 I just think that Spring is taking a vacation this year. I have a feeling we’re going to go from winter straight to summer where I live.

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  3. Thanks for jumping in to co-host this week! Great job with all of your workouts! I’m sure that you’ll make the right decision about the job. It does sound pretty good though! We are totally waiting until the last minute to actually file our taxes because we owe money. Hmm…I think I need to try those bars!

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  4. Woot!!! Congrats on the job offer! We have some friends who own the company where I work, and they called me up (out of the blue) almost 12 years and asked if I’d be interested in helping them out a couple mornings a week. They offered me a very generous hourly wage and 401K, plus the flexibility to (essentially) come and go as I please. Well, the hours gradually increased, and now I’m there around 20-30 hours/wk. I love (most) all of my co-workers and they treat all of us like family. Yes, sometimes those perfect jobs come just at the right time 😉 Good luck with your decision 😉

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  5. Congrats on the potential job! I have a love-hate relationship with work. Love the money and the job, hate that it interferes with my life! LOL! I do work part-time, about 24-28h per week, so that makes it tolerable. I can see how hard it would be to give up your freedom, tho!

    Don’t get me started on those teenage drivers. Lots of stories, lots of gray hair…

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  6. Wow! Congrats on the job! It really does sound like a perfect fit. It should be a good distraction and maybe a chance to meet new people. Don’t talk to me about taxes – ugh!

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  7. Congrats on the job offer! Curious to see what you decide to do – I totally get how hard it is to give up your freedom.

    I loved the Eat Your Coffee bar Stridebox sent and have been meaning to order some – thanks for the reminder!

    I’m bracing myself for my son to start driver’s ed this summer – heaven help me! LOL!

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  8. Congrats on the job (if you accept it). That’s so awesome. I’ve thought long and hard about re-entering the workforce for years. I’d need an office where I can parade in with two dogs… haha!
    Yes to teenage drivers. With the ice we’ve had here this week, I worry even more than usual.

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  9. Congratulations on your job offer!! That’s awesome! Yes, you are right about the rain. Severe weather makes me very nervous and anxious. I’ve been stuck inside the last two Saturdays with three kids and two dogs. Boo. Stress level is UP. Looks like a beautiful week ahead and hope it stays that way! That chocolatini looks yummy!

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  10. Congratulations on the new job. I am assuming you have talked yourself into it by now! 🙂 I did a new (volunteer) job this year – tax preparer for United Way. I am sooooo glad tax season is over. Glad you got yours done.

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  11. therightfits says:

    Congrats on the new job opportunity! Sounds like a dream come true, especially being so close to a great running trail. Fingers crossed that you love it!

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  12. Have you come to a decision? It really does sound perfect for you, and I’m sure being around other people more will be helpful during the deployment, too. Good for you for even applying!
    I’m not sure that I’d ever go back to work for someone — it really would have to be a damn good job. Very unlikely. Working for myself someday again . . . let’s just say I haven’t ruled it out.

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  13. Congrats on the job offer! Sounds like a good fit 🙂 We had a lot of rain yesterday and today but it sounds like you at least took advantage of the rainy day to get those taxes done. We procrastinate on them when we owe money but this year we got money back so did them earlier 🙂


  14. I think a job would be a nice distraction. It would be nice to get out of the house and have something to do! I don’t think I could not work entirely. Even if I was independently wealthy I’d still work part time. I’d get too bored otherwise!


  15. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says:

    You make me feel better…I didn’t finish filing my taxes until Friday, lol! I started them in January and then said I’d “get back to it”, lol!

    Congratulations on the new job! It sounds really exciting!

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  16. Congrats on the possible new job. It is hard giving up freedom. I work Tues, Wed one week and Wed, Thurs the next with every other weekend, and would find it difficult to work M-F.
    Your workouts are so inspiring! I am new to this link up and love to read everyone’s blogs. Helps me stay accountable to my own running schedule and blog posts.
    Wishing for some sunshine to head your way! 🙂

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  17. Darlene says:

    Congrats on the job. Sounds perfect. I’d live to work more part time.

    Rain and taxes. That were done if the worst parts of my week. They and the sufden death of my cat.

    But onward and upward. We go in.


  18. We filed our taxes super early. We needed that refund money to go toward student loans and that’s where it went. BUT we are not people to wait around anyway. I do like all the tax day deals at restaurants and stores today, that’s kinda fun.

    You had a great week of workouts! I hope things work out with the job and way to celebrate with the cocktail ;).

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