So because I really like posting these little life of late posts, I’m setting mine up a couple days early. I have been in a quasi-active posting mode, publishing posts on M/W/F and obviously a tad bit inactive the last few weeks. Excuses, excuses, excuses. Anyways, I figured not many people would be browsing the internet and checking on emails come Friday, so here we go.
^^ Second annual NP_NYC Carols with double the turnout from last year! We met at Columbus Circle, divided into teams, and then went on a scavenger hunt through midtown.
One of the main reasons I love the New York workouts is that every Friday locations takes you to a new part of the city. Oh, and 9 times out of 10 you’ll be somewhere totally iconic. Brooklyn Bridge? Been there. Columbus Circle? Done that. Plus, waking up early to hang out with some of your friends? How else would you want to start the weekend?
Oh the joy of client events…meet the “Sleigh Belles”
What in the world are we doing? Well, completing a mega stair and deck-a-day workout in the WARM December night. That’s right, New York may have just hit below the 40’s this week but in the last couple weeks, we had highs in the 60’s! There were some days where it was warmer than Southern California in December.
Meet the NP_NYC Race crew. This was from our last NYRR race of the year, the Ted Corbitt 15K in Central Park. I signed up relatively last minute and was happy with how it went.
Yes, I race with music. Lately it has just been a necessity and if I could play a few of Bieber’s songs and “Lean On” on repeat, it would be a good day. Overall, I’d say the 6.5 miles weren’t half bad. The last few were a different story. I still finished strong but need these next few weeks off from racing.
With a cheer squad like this, you are bound to have a strong finish. Just knowing you will have people waiting there screaming for you makes a WORLD of difference. Also note that we are all in shorts and tank tops. It was that warm in mid-December. Hello Global Warming.
With the last couple weeks in New York came lots of good times. I scored four tickets to Jimmy Fallon and managed to see Tina Fey and Channing Tatum all in one day!
Apparently they are SUPER strict on the no cell phone rule inside the waiting room. Strict as in they mentioned it at every opportunity they could over the course of two hours.
It may not have been your typical New York December with temperatures in the 60’s but seeing things like this on my way to the gym definitely makes up for that. After all, we need some decoration to make the season merry and bright, right?
^^ Another look at our mega turnout from NP Carols. So many people were fascinated by us and were taking pictures and videos. With our luck we will not only be in the Snapchat story but in someone’s scrapbooks. If people make those any more…
Business Insider ~ “Brothers who cofounded a $100 million company say this question their mom asked every night at dinner is what inspired their business” ~ Ask others about the good in their day rather than focusing on the bad.
I’m Begging My Mother To Not Read This Blog ~ “Fifteen Things for When the World is Shitty and Terrifying.” ~ Sorry about the language, but sometimes you have to keep things in perspective. I like the way she ends the post. Do what you can.
Bananas for Balance ~ “An Honest Look at Body Image & Self-Talk” – Currently in the same boat and I love what she writes at the end “While I can make some exercise and nutrition changes to feel better, I also know that part of that process is loving my body for how it is today and all that it can do. End of story.“
^^ When in doubt, explore what’s out there. This was from Pho Show out in Brentwood/Los Angeles area. So.darn.delicious.
New Yorker ~ “The Spiritual Life of the Long Distance Runner“
Ideas.ted.com ~ “Why Rejection Hurts So Much – And What to Do About It” ~ I’m debating about whether to dedicate an entire post about this. For now, here are my two cents. Rejection hurts. We’ve all experienced it in one form or another. But here’s the thing – it makes us stronger and pushes us to be better. Sure, things don’t always go your way, but as my yoga teacher said last week, that’s the point of life. If things were always easy, life would be boring.
Great Big Story ~ “Fighting for the Starting Line: Chris Mosier’s Quest to Compete” ~ This is amazing because not only is it a part of the new CNN news platform (something my company created), but I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know Chris through November Project. Chris is the first transgender man to make one of the male national teams and he is by far one of the toughest athletes and pushes himself and others to their best. Please take the time – it’s 2:22 minutes – to watch.
Meghan and I went to an ugly sweater party at a friend’s place last weekend and yes, they had a puzzle. My sister is the queen of puzzles and so when one girl said “I don’t know if we are going to be able to finish this tonight, it’s just too complicated”, Meghan responded with “do not underestimate my powers” (points for whoever guesses where this line is from). As you can see, it was a glorious success. Although, there was some butthead who thought he was hot $hit and said “wow, what losers are doing a puzzle?”. I glared at him in a nice fashion and said, my friends, and promptly went to help with the puzzle. #rude
With that, MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, and see you on the other side (aka next week)