Can you spare some change?

Change is inevitable. I am a creature of habit, and I loathe change. Sometimes change is scary. Sometimes change is hard. And sometimes, change isn’t fair.

Tonya Breen is a 32-year-old wife and mother of two beautiful boys, and she was recently diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer. You can read the full story on Healthy Tipping Point.

This is a big change, and it comes at a big cost. Tonya and her family anticipate upwards of 100K in medical costs, transportation, child care, etc. over the next few years. If you have a little extra change this month, please consider donating to the Tonya Breen fund.

If this isn’t a good time financially, please consider sending up a prayer. Tonya is praying for:

healing, wisdom for her healthcare team, comfort and security for their boys, provision, peace, joy, patience, rest, love and kindness toward one another, steadfast faith, and physical help in the form of meals, babysitting, and driving

June gloom slacker.

In San Diego June is known as “June Gloom.” A month of drab weather caused by a marine layer of some sort. Wikipedia does a much better job of explaining it, so I’m not going to bother. But Spokane is certainly giving San Diego a run for its money. We’ve had three times the normal amount of rainfall over the past three months, and it is really getting old. I don’t know if my peonies will ever bloom. I would really like my dining room table to look like this:

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But I just don’t think it is a possibility in the near future. Humph.

My outdoor runs are non-existant too. And I really, really hope that my 8 miler this weekend can be outdoors, rather than on the dreadmill.

Another thing I’ve been majorly slacking on are the Fashion Friday posts. Aside from Lindsay’s guest post a few weeks back, I haven’t really kept up on this feature. I could give you a litany of excuses, but I’m sure you don’t really care why I haven’t snapped my daily outfit photos. I did nab a few over the course of May, however.

I’m more concerned with building my running wardrobe lately. I purchased a few  socks…

and am currently eying some running capris and tanks.

and possibly some new running shoes…

The one positive is that it is day 3 of the no-candy challenge, and I am rocking it! Not enjoying it, per se, but I haven’t had any candy 🙂

What is your favorite attire to run/exercise in?

I’ve discovered I cannot run in shorts. I can use the elliptical, but runs are a no-go. Thank you womanly thighs. But I think the Brooks shorts above might solve my problem. I also am a tank top girl. I hate having shirt lines too close to my neck, I feel like I am choking.