Friday, October 18, 2013

Fun for Friday - Pros and Cons Edition

Happy Friday! I'm excited today because I get to take my niece shopping for her birthday. Well, excited and a tad nervous. Nervous probably isn't the right word; I just don't know what to expect. This year she's decided to shop at Justice. She's getting girlie girlie. It'll either be lots of fun or we'll be in there for a very long time.

Ok, it won't be bad really either way because I get to spend time with her and she cracks me up. I love seeing her personality emerge and her excitement of getting to shop with me. Last year she wanted Toys R Us and warned me multiple times when we got there, "Aunt Heather, this could take a while." She was so very serious about it too. I'd rather it take some time vs just running in grabbing something and being done.

The good thing is that I love to shop for clothes. Just not sure how shopping with a 9-year old will be. That brings me to Fun for Friday - Pros and Cons Edition. You noticed that there was a pro to the shopping but a slight con (it could take forever, she might find nothing, she might have a meltdown trying on clothes like I do sometimes). But I'll be spending time with her, huge pro there.

Anyway, I thought I'd just share some pros and cons. Funny how something tends to have both pros and cons. Is there anything that's ever all one or the other?

Running in the Morning
Pros: Great way to wake up, energy boosting, makes you feel accomplished

Cons: Waking up early, running in the dark (this time of year at least)

Running in the Day
Pros: Not having to wake up early, being able to actually see the ground

Cons: Traffic, finding the motivation or energy after a long day

Visiting Pinterest
Pros: Inspiration, new recipes, new workouts, new fashion

Cons: Makes you want to shop, eat and keep on pinning

Signing up for a Half Marathon
Pros: It gives you a goal to work towards, then there's the accomplishment of finishing

Cons: Lots of training, race day jitters, knowing it'll hurt

Turning Cold
Pros: Not melting when you run, not having to be out before the sun, being able to wear tops when running (this makes me feel a little safer running solo)

Cons: I don't like cold weather, having to wear tops when running (I feel claustrophobic sometimes), did I mention the cold yet?

What are some of your pros/cons? Tips on shopping with a 9-year old girl who already knows everything ;-)