Life of Late ~ 4.17.15

Bienvenidos a viernes (Friday).  I decided that I miss listening to the Spanish language and have started to listen to ESPN deportes at work.  I never am really able to listen to TV shows or music for fear what I hear actually makes it into emails.  ESPN deportes works because I don’t really follow that closely and honestly can’t understand it that much anymore.   Maybe it’ll be the kickstart I need to practicing again.  Anyways, another week bites the dust!

Did anyone watch the Masters?  Jordan Speith?  One class act, that’s for sure.  Even watching him clap for the crowds, hug his family, and interview on countless shows after the tournament, it was amazing.  One of my favorites was from the Today Show and I don’t think anyone can say enough kind things about this emerging golfer.  Amazing job Jordan!

IMG_9146Recap from the Scotland Run 10k a few weeks back!  What a good looking turnout right?  This was on Saturday of Easter weekend, so after a nice run around Central Park, green juice and brunch, it was off to Philly/New Jersey for Easter.  Fun fact: This picture not only made my instagram feed (duh #instagrameverything) but was the main #RunforJuice Juice Press Instagram!

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~ This was the shirt for the Scotland Run.  Those legs.  I think we might have the same genetics.  #scotlandlegs ~  

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 ~ NYRunning Company’s Monday Night Run Club “Sexy Pace” ~

I really planned to swim on Monday but when you arrive on the pool deck and your swim cap snaps, I guess it wasn’t meant to be.  So lucky for me, NYRunning Company is located in my building and I could swing down after work for a quick jaunt.  Well, a jaunt turned into a speedworkout.  I decided to keep up with one of the guys who actually was just doing a shake out.  Is it sad that his shakeout pace was my “oh dear lord just keep up” pace?  Kidding.  Maybe.  Anyways, it’s great to have so many people to help push your limits and help you improve.

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 ~ “You don’t have to be fast. But you’d better be fearless” – Christopher McDougall ~

On Wednesday, November Project was graced by the presence of Christopher McDougall, writer of “Born to Run“.  McDougall has since written and released his next book “Natural Born Heroes“, which encourages people to get out and move more outside (think outside the confines of your cubicle and gym…novel concept as I sit on my rear typing right now)

But anyways, I was able to meet him at the 6:28 workout and just rambled when I asked to take a picture with him.  It didn’t happen if I didn’t document it, right? (wrong but whatever).  That afternoon/evening, I went to an event put on by Back on My Feet, where McDougall led a group run and then held a book signing.  I loved hearing him speak and he brought up a few good points:

  1. Sitting is the new smoking – Not quoted from him (rather it was Runner’s World) but true all the same.  We have become so much more sedentary and it’s scary how much this is affecting our bodies.
  2. Be useful – Useful can mean different things to different people, so it’s all about how you define being “useful”.   Is what you are doing in your life useful?  Is the food that you eat useful to your health or your happiness?  Is the workout helpful to your life?  Are you useful within the organizations or your job?

So basically if my life isn’t centered around running already, let’s just add a little bit more focus shall we. (my legs may be a little angry with me right now from all the running this week)

IMG_9240 ~ Celebrating the lovely Emily + Jeanne + Sam’s birthdays.  So, we do like to work hard and play hard.  We also do enjoy getting dressed up like normal people.  Most of the time. ~ 

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“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place.  And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that” – Alice in Wonderland

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