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Kate Elliott
Mostly a runner, also a blogger, reader, writer, and bookbinder. Yeah, I make books.
Mostly a runner, also a blogger, reader, writer, and bookbinder. Yeah, I make books.

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Six Hours
That's about how long it took after my last blog post for me to break my shopping ban. As I was driving home, I decided to get McDonald's for dinner. And I didn't just stop with a meal, I also got a shamrock shake ($9.72). Then, on Saturday, I went to Micha...

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Three Weeks
I haven't written in three weeks because I was on vacation from January 26 - February 5. Woohoo! It was the first real vacation I've had since I moved to Indiana in late December 2015 and it was gloriously boring. I've given myself a lot more leeway for spe...

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Goal: Accomplished
Last week, I noticed that fast food appeared to be a spending problem for me. [Just typing that I started to have a Taco Bell craving. Argh!] I'm back to say that I didn't eat any fast food at all this week. Yay! In fact, I cut my against ban spending to le...

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13 Days In
I'm not sure if I can even really say I'm on a shopping ban at this point. To wrap my head around it, I'm going to list the things I've purchased so far this year that I've (ostensibly) chosen not to buy. 1/12 - Taco Bell - $6.42 - fast food 1/10 - Jimmy Jo...

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Taco Bell: My Kryptonite
Last evening, after work, I tried to go to the library. As I should have expected, there were no parking spaces. There are never any parking spaces because our library has like three total and I'm pretty sure lots of people park there and then go to nearby ...

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Day One
I'm actually on Day Three of my shopping ban, which will last 181 days total, but I thought I should admit that I broke one of my commitments on Day One. I bought art supplies. It wasn't a lot: just some elastic cord and fabric stabilizer that I used in the...

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New Focus
It's been over a year since I posted and, once again, as I restart, I'm refocusing. Two things that have become very important to me over the past several years are simplicity and mindful spending. Practicing simplicity has been a lot easier for me than cur...

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Official Race Recap: Hood to Coast Version
It's been a really long time since I've even considered writing a blog but I recently ran the Mother of All Relays and have received some requests for a recap. So, here goes. I apologize in advance to my teammates because after re-reading what I wrote, I re...

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Nothing New Under the Sun
I've been doing a lot of thinking over the past week or so. That's not unusual; sometimes too much of my life takes place inside my head. I started running just a little less than two years ago. Over the past eight months, my running career has been spotty,...

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Learning About Myself
As part of a leadership training program in my organization, I took the Enneagram personality assessment. If you're in to that kind of thing, follow the link and learn your type. Because used a paid site, we got in-depth results. Turns out, my score for Typ...
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