This week felt like it lasted an eternity. I think it’s due to the fact that I’m leaving today for a two week vacation – a vacation that includes LOTS of outdoor activities and very minimal screen time. Part of me is bummed that I’m not venturing up to Canada with a majority of November Project peeps for the annual NP_Summit, but come on, Alaska is pretty tough to pass up on.
In other news, next week officially begins the start of the 16-week training plan for the 2016 New York City Marathon. I have been going through the plan that my Virtual Trainer set up and then inputting notes into a custom excel document. #typeAproblems. I have a goal in mind but I also want to take it one step at a time and reevaluate as necessary. To be honest, those long runs look quite daunting when written in excel, but I know that with a little help from the running community (so basically all of my NP friends that are also running), we can get this done.
^^ New York has started up Monday workouts with last Monday featuring Indiana Jones sprints across the Manhattan Bridge. I’m not sure how many I can attend if I really want to stick to my training schedule, but it was an excellent workout and clutch for that NYC hill training.
^^ Of course I do socialize with friends in other ways than working out. It may not appear that way on the blog but hey, here we are dressed up (well with the exception of makeup because I was just lazy)
^^ NYC East Village’s Veselka ~ Ukranian food, famous pierogis, and bucket list check!
Digiday ~ “Pokemania Rages and Nintendo Brand Soars” ~ With Pokemon turning 20 years old, the Nintendo Franchise is celebrating with a BOOM. That boom is called Pokemon Go and this augmented reality game is taking over like a storm. In one way, it’s great that people are exploring their communities with this game (you search for Pokemon in various locations) buuut it has also led some users to not so tactful locations such as Holocaust Museum and Poland’s Auschwitz Memorial. Yeah, not so cool.
Huffington Post ~ “For the Record” ~ You go Jennifer Aniston
Sometimes Always Never ~ “Friendships at 29 vs. 24” ~ While I’m only 25, I feel as though these posts speak to me more than others. I am constantly meeting new people, experiencing life in different ways than I would have predicted and as a result, some of my friendships inherently ebb and flow. Some friends go in and out of connection, drifting away from what originally brought us together, and yet there are others that resurface later in life. “I’ve learned that it’s important that we create space for one another to grow.” (source)
PureWow ~ “Things a Foodie Would Never Do” ~ Good to note. The chef probably did things for a reason.
Buzzfeed ~ “The Most Popular Ice Cream Shops By State” ~ Yes this is subjective but hey, Sunday is National Ice Cream Day. So sure, a road trip to every national park is cool, but what if it was supplemented with a tour of all the best ice cream shops?? Do I need to remind you what Sunday is? Get pumped.
Great Big Story ~ “Mikey Likes It Ice Cream” ~ Solid East Village, NYC pop-cultures inspired selection and good story (<2 min video)
^^ A little bit of speedwork at Tuesday’s Party With Purpose 5K. It was a fun race run in Hoboken, stacked with November Project folks, and some very attractive people. Some of my friends were going to try to PR and win the $250 gift card from Tracksmith and spoiler – they did!
It was a otherwise typical race for me where I thought about running an easy race, but actually jetted out like a bat out of hell. Garmin clocked me around 22:34, which wasn’t good enough for a PR but still a solid effort.
I’m going to be MIA around the blog for a few weeks as my goal for vacation is to go as technology-free as possible. But, I am addicted to Instagram so that will most likely updated on the daily. What can I say, I’m a millennial.
Enjoy the weekend!