Life of Late ~ 1.8. 16

Welcome back to the grind!  Who is already sick of winter? Well, I guess it’s tough luck and we have to suck it up and be #weatherproof.  My chilly arrival into JFK on Tuesday morning was not exactly ideal.  Hm, -6F?  Please send me on a plane to Hawaii where I can braid hair, be a dolphin trainer, and somehow start and organization business.  #lifegoals.

But really, speaking of life goals, what are some of your dream jobs?  I’ve been brainstorming and there are so many elements of roles that I would love to do but can’t exactly pinpoint which role or company would be “the dream”.  So until then, we keep calm and carry on.

IMG_4319 ^^ Thought I would recap a little bit since I left you with just a recap of 2015.  NYE was uneventful to say the least – watching college football at home (aka a blowout) and then battling for the remote to watch CNN’s ball drop at 9pm (working on a east coast new year’s time).  Then it was into bed so Meghan and I could wake up and make it to NP_LAX >> the BEST way to start of a new year.

Of course Meghan was crushing it as she ran along with one of the former co-leaders Orrin and another speedy girl (I say speedy because she runs a 3:03 marathon…yep) and I don’t think the girl was all too pleased that Meghan could keep up.

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^^ Brunching on New Year’s Day.  A bunch of NP folks were headed to breakfast but Madre and Bodie were waiting back at home to watch the Rose Parade and we couldn’t bail last minute.  So, it was gourmet waffles made by the Megnan and photo by yours truly.  Yes, this might have been filtered but it looks good and tasted even better, so there.

IMG_4335^^ How about that Pasadena Spanish architecture??

I met up with a friend for a yoga class at the Valley Hunt Club and after 90 minutes of semi-torture (I really haven’t been stretching and it showed during class), we continued our outing at Corner Bakery, sitting and catching up for almost two hours!  It’s the absolute best feeling when you may not see friends for awhile but when you meet up, it’s like nothing ever changed.

Young and Rungry ~ “TOL – Body shaming, diets, and you do you” ~ Truth.  Even adore the part of the title >> “You do you”

Well + Good ~ “10 Foods for Happiness” ~ Because who doesn’t want to be happy? (slowly learning to like beets…)

Medium ~ “Stop Rushing Life” ~ Read again and again and again.

AdAge ~ “Super Bowl Top 50 Ad Countdown” ~ With February 7th right around the corner, AdAge took a look at some of the top creatives that have aired.  Boy, there are some brilliant minds out there!

Greatist ~ “Expectation Hangover” ~ Because I sometimes feel like every day has to be the best day ever and I always have to love everything that I do and that I have my dream job.  Spoiler, that’s setting yourself up for disappointment.  Instead, take things in stride and enjoy little accomplishments as well as the big ones.

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^^ One last meal before the Whole30 begins…emphasis on as much cheese as possible.  This was a lovely sister trip to Lemonade at the Americana in Glendale before we saw the movie Sisters.  I’d say it was funny but not exactly worth $15.  They definitely used all the funny scenes in the previews.  What we should have done was go and see Star Wars again.

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^^ Oh hey! It’s me!  A bunch of us went to intervals in the park prior to the holidays and we managed to make the NYRR homepage.  Anyone care for an autograph? 😉  But really in terms of running, I have a few races this year and while I’d love to set personal records, I am instead throwing out a goal to stay healthy, not get injured, and successfully finish the New York Marathon this November.  Running with my friends at November Project and intervals in Central Park or the track should help with speed, but hopefully this Whole30 trial will provide some assistance and insight into recovery as well.

Well, that’s all for now.  Look like it’s going to be a low key weekend with running (run cheer the NYRR 10K), yoga, food exploration, and Sunday’s warm rain (in the 60’s woohoo!).  Food prep is also a big priority since eating out in the cafeteria (despite being discounted) isn’t exactly budget friendly.

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(photo creds to Brian H. from NP)

What’s on tap for your weekend?  Do you usually relax or try to fill up your schedule?

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13 thoughts on “Life of Late ~ 1.8. 16

  1. I love your life lately posts. The glimpses inside your life plus the links are the best. I am interested to hear what you think of Whole 30. It’s not something I could do due to my limited palate but I have heard so many mixed things.

    • I’m glad you enjoy them! I figure they are fun to post and fills my family in on what I’m doing 😉 I like Whole30 mostly for the insight into how much sugar I eat!

  2. This is awesome! Hmmmm… my dream job?? To be a health coach, write a book about health and nutrition and be a motivational speaker 🙂 Hawaii sounds AMAZING! Also, great job on all the running! So motivating. Also, can’t wait to hear about Whole 30! One of my friends is doing it! 🙂 Good luck, you’ve got this!
    Xoxo- Cailee @ http://hellohealthyeating.com

  3. Weekends I like to try and relax but also fill them up with time with friends and fam! I’ve been babysitting too which has been good money 🙂 have a great weekend!

  4. my fiancé and i went to see the new star wars movie and LOVED it, BUT then after that we re-watched every other star wars movie ever made. so of course we felt like because we went back and re-watched all the older ones we could justify going to see the new one again. basically all i’m saying is we’re huge star wars nuts. haha. i’ll be eager to hear your thoughts on whole 30. i’m not sure if it’s something that would be for me per say, but i’m still always interested to hear other people’s thoughts.

    • I love that idea!! I’ve chatted a bit with Sarah and I’m not following it to a tee but the sugar, grains, and dairy are a no for me right now. Just trying to see if it has an impact and then value my sweet treats even more when I do indulge 🙂

  5. I’m just now seeing this, but thank you SO much for the link love! Your pre-whole30 meals look delicious, but your Whole30 meals look amazing too!

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