For once it looks like I will be starting this Friday post off with a whole lot of ramblings and links to share rather than bombarding you with photos. Will have to see which format I like better and which is more/less overwhelming. In all honesty, I just didn’t take too many interesting pictures this week, so posting for quality rather than quantity :)
Lately I have been in the mood to switch up my workouts mostly because I am a proud member of Equinox (thank you mega-corporate rate) and I want to get my money’s worth. Believe me, if I had to pay the normal fee, that would so not be happening. But, thanks to my company and the fact that there is one in the basement of my building, things are working in my favor. Plus, they have chilled/scented towels, fresh towels to use while working out and for showers, excellent hair dryers, and premium Kiehl’s body wash/hair products. My daily showers are almost worth the membership fee on it’s own!
Anyways, from total body conditioning to barre burn to cardio kickboxing, I am more sore than I have been in a long time. I also have realized I have muscles that have not been properly exercised in ages! Meaning it hurts to walk or squat. Please don’t make me do more squats or lunges. Also, my kickboxing form is embarrassing. I can’t get my leg higher than one or two feet off the ground.
I have also been craving fresh fruits and vegetables and all the fun recipes on Pinterest but not wanting to spend any money on groceries or spend any time cooking. Thus, I end up with some healthy fast food for lunch or Trader Joe’s green juices and a whole lot of grilled vegetables/kale medleys.
^^ new food obsession. the chipotle for Mediterranean food.
On another note, I found out that we get about 5 extra days off! Our department distributed a schedule where they assigned each person a certain set of Fridays off this summer. I am SO STOKED! I would much rather have an entire day off than just a half day. Knowing me, I will still be going to November Project bright and early and then probably take a trip to the beach or try to set up another trip. Shoutout to Sarah and maybe the Baltimore tribe???
~ Links I Love ~
Jet Set Times ~ “10 Reasons Why Running is the Best Form of Tourism“
The Cooper Review ~ “Difference Between Living in SF and NY” (some of these are spot on…I still love my current city though)
The M Dash ~ “Do’s & Don’ts of Finding a Mentor“
^^ sample sale in soho? yes please.
The Washington Post ~ “Of course you don’t love your job. You’re not supposed to” (“We need our jobs to survive, but we need our hobbies to make a life“)
Looking for gifts?? Check out these fun shopping ideas: Packed Party ~ Adorable boxes for party favors, cheering up your friend after a break-up or just for the hell of it! ~
Eat Clean ~ “5 of the Worst Things You Can Do To Your Coffee“
^^ Meet the Black-and-white Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich or as Grub Street calls it, a Truly New York Concoction. Um, thank you to Ample Hills Creamery and Baked bakery for the Black & Walt, after Ample Hills’ bovine masc
yes please. Let’s just eat one of these after another juice cleanse or long run. #runtoeat
^^ #1 great song #2 this is amazing and makes me want to go watch these movies and go dance. Seriously, any opportunity to rock the dance floor or make the bar my own dance floor and I’m game. My roommates love me for it (or so I remind them) ;) #noshame
One of my new favorite brands to follow on Instagram – Faherty Brand. If only the clothing wasn’t so expensive. Knowing me, I’d either spill something on it or rip it while trying to jump a sidewalk or dance in the bar. Yes, I may have ripped my jeans while doing such a thing (they were already ripped though…)
^^ Finding some of the best tile artwork in the NYC Subways. What strikes me as funny is that I have gotten so used to relying on public transport that I haven’t really used a car (besides a few taxis) in over a year!
Oh and apparently it’s national BLUEBERRY MONTH! Struggling to figure out how to celebrate? Well besides scrolling through Pinterest for days on end, spend some time in these wild articles here. If you are like me, you will be drooling and dying to try every single recipe on the page. Blueberry muffins (the Betty Crocker kind) are a childhood favorite but these days I opt for blueberries in the form of smoothies, overnight oats, and stuffed into my pancakes :) So, in honor of the blueberry month, enjoy this video:
Lastly, have a fantastic weekend and 4th of July! I spent last year down at the Jersey Shore, but this year I was able to fly home and am already soaking up the hot hot California sunshine in Mammoth Lakes :) (note: I may have jinxed myself by pre-scheduling this post and we may be encountering some freak rain showers in the mountains. thank you east coast for following me back west. not) Looking forward to some good ‘ol altitude running, hiking, coffee, Mammoth Freedom Mile, and hopefully fireworks.
What are your plans for the 4th of July weekend?