Daily Archives: January 5, 2013

Viking purple turning to Viking blues

After my run this morning I had less than 45 minutes to de-stink myself and head back out the door for a post-office and lunch date. Now this would normally be plenty of time  (I don’t shower particularly carefully or pay enough attention to how I dress myself) but today here were many important preparations to complete before heading back out into public.

1. Find purple sweater

2. Find purple coat

3. Find purple hat

4. Done purple sweater, coat and hat.

They are purple, I swear...

They are all purple, I swear!

4. Paint fingernails purple lilac (but hey, it looks pretty damn good if you ask me).

Oh my meaty little hand...

Oh my meaty little hand…

On a side note, thanks Adrienne for the awesome nail polish! The polish viscosity (hehe) is just right and the brush is the perfect shape. Even my schizophrenic left hand couldn’t cause too much trouble! The best part is it dries super fast, and I mean super fast. After 10 min I could zip my boots, jacket-up and pull some clothes out of the wash before dashing out the door. Now, 10 hours later, they still look great! (Sadly, this is quite the extraordinary for me.)

So, properly clad in Viking’s purple it was off to the post office to send my precious passport to the Embassy of Tanzania to get my tourist visa for my trip to Tanzania next month! Aliesha and I leave on Feb 22 and I am soooooo excited!! After that we hit up just about every item on the happy hour menu at Crave for lunch.



Some were better (the veggie sushi roll) than others (edamame and cream cheese wantons…I was sad, I had high hopes). To wrap up the afternoon we went to Promise Land for an opportunity to oogle at Matt Damon. Mission accomplished! Oh, and the movie was pretty good too.

Now, it is off to prepare for the Viking’s game! And by “prepare” I mean entertain trash-talking and over-confident wagers from my cheese-head Wisconsin residing grandmother. As of now, the terms of the bet are as follows: Vikings win: grandma owes Dr. Trot one very large bag of very fresh and very squeaky cheese curds. Dirty Sconnies Packers win: Dr. Trott owes grandma one case of Fulton beer.


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Busy Saturday morning trot

Weekends are the perfect time for a long run with the whole day stretching out in front of you. Right? The problem however, is they are the perfect time to do everything! There were places to go, people to see and MN Vikings to cheer for today but it was also a beautiful (albeit a bit chilly @ 12F) morning. So out the door I went to get at least a few miles in. Hopefully tomorrow will be longer.

1/5/13 work out

3.88 miles

35 min

Threads: Mizuno Women’s Blaze Warmer Tights, Danskin tank from about a million years ago, New Balance Tempo long-sleeve shirt, awesome Arc’teryx Solano jacket, bright green Pro Compression marathon socks (thanks Anna :-), mittens and my super-styling Vasaloppet ski hat

Treads: trusty Mizuno Wave Creation 12

**So I had to confirm that it really was only 12F this morning, and it was. My Arc’teryx Solano jacket and Mizuno Women’s Blaze Warmer Tights kept me a perfect temperature!

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