Black Friday Hypocrite…and a New Running Around Normal!

Well, I was going to wait until tomorrow to post because……

A. It’s RAN Household Thanksgiving 2010 Preparation Insanity in the kitchen right now:



B. I’m running out of daylight to take pictures!!

But I can’t help myself. As you can see, Running Around Normal looks a little different this afternoon!!

That’s because this whole week, I’ve been working with Cory of Zesty Blog Consulting to give my blog a facelift! We worked together a lot yesterday and today, and I’m happy to share with you the final product!!! I love it 😀 😀

He also gave a makeover to my other website, Fitconomy! I recommend checking out his superb work (and my content!) by either clicking on the hyper link, or on the cute little logo Cory created for me at the bottom right hand sidebar 😀


Let’s talk Black Friday.

I am the most anti-black Friday one person can get. I hate lines, I hate crowds, and I’d be more than happy to shovel over the extra 20 dollars NOT to stand in line for three hours. Additionally, I don’t get many days to sleep in. I’m not gonna waste them 😉

I did, however, wake up with the sun this morning, and after some coffee and blogging I met up with my girl Heidi for a spinning session!

After class……I did the Black Friday thing. But my way!! After 9:30 in the morning and at a local establishment. I’ll stay far, far, away from Best Buy, Toys R Us, and Wal-Mart, but my local running store? I can handle.


Besides…they were having a 25% off of EVERYTHING sale.

So I made the impulsive decision to console myself from having to take a month off of running by buying some spin class shoes:


What can I say? I like to jump right in with both feet and immerse myself!

I was in and out in 20 minutes, and that includes the time it took for the guy to attach my clip ins for the pedals! I also left with some sweet black wick dry socks:)

I can’t wait to try the shoes out!!



I’m sure I’ll be fumbling my way through “clipping in” in Monday morning’s spin class.


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I have no idea how to clip in. Is clip in the right term??


I think my potatoes are tender! Back to cooking I go!

Oh – and you’ll be happy to know that the Amish turkey is completely thawed out and ready to be cooked.


Big thanks to the husband for taking care of that job. However, I’ll be partaking in butternut squash lasagna instead of turkey 😉

Did you participate in Black Friday? Or are you Anti-Black Friday, like me??

PS – lately all my comments on your blogs are winding up in spam folders! I’m still commenting, so if you haven’t been seeing me lately, check your spam folder. I’m trying to figure out why this is happening, but I cannot figure it out for the life!!! Any idea?! It’s incredibly frustrating…

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  1. I LOVE the new look!! He did an awesome job!!

    I am also anti-Black Friday. I hate crowds, I’m not big on electronics, and I’m also lacking a ton of disposable income! LOL

    I want to go to Often Running SOOO bad. I actually know the owner. My high school track coach (his girlfriend) has been trying to get me to go in there for YEARS. Stupid me, I always just bought whatever. hehe. I’m definitely going there to get fitted for the right shoes next time!

  2. I’ve never gone Black Friday shopping in my life, and don’t really intend to do so. Unless there’s something I really want on sale. :-)

    Congrats on your new look!

  3. I love the new site. It looks fab!

    I am not crazy about Black Friday, but I sometimes browse the deals in the afternoon when everyone else has gone home to bed. :)

  4. Okay, I’m SO glad that my blog isn’t the only one trying to spam your comments – I’ve been moving them out of the bin and onto the approved list for like, the last two weeks.

    Congrats on getting those spin shoes – I love good deals on fitness stuff that you actually want/need.

    p.s. LOVE the new layout, lady!

  5. Yay, love the “facelift!” It looks awesome. Bravo!

  6. I love the new look! It looks great 😀

    Enjoy your new spinning shoes! I’m glad that the turkey defrosted in time :)

  7. I hope everything turned out well! I’m sure it did. Hooray for new spin shoes. Those look really nice. A well deserved present. I used to be very anti black Friday, but I love going with Josh’s Mom. She goes at the crazy hours and gets the best deals. Since we were with my parents this year, we just did some light shopping- nothing major.


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