Life of Late ~ 2.10.16

For those of you in the northeast, how are you doing post-snow storm?  I honestly was surprised that they declared it a snow day – no school for the kids and most people I know worked from home – but hey, it’s the winter wonderland that we haven’t had this season!

Speaking of working from home, I was able to then spend more time with my former Santa Clara boss who happened to be in town, but I sure don’t foresee myself ever with a “work-from-home-all-the-time” type of job.  I need human interaction and I would eat myself out of everything in the kitchen.  I’ve noticed that I tend to eat out of boredom and often my solution is out of sight, out of mind.  Believe me, I don’t starve myself during meals but boy, there is no need for snacks every hour just because they are there.

I enjoyed catching up with Michele {Days Unplanned} as we walked in the snow and picked up breakfast sandwiches.  {Michele’s recap of our walk in the wonderland} She even reminded me (the girl who lives in NYC but could do without snow) how beautiful it is.  I even was able to send some emails and catch an evening yoga class.  No sledding like some people I knew in Brooklyn, but it was nice to wear sweatpants and a fleece to “work”.

^^ Left to Right: Boy do I love walking through Rockefeller Center in the morning.  I usually am there once a week and the city can be a real gem before rush hour.  // Running has been tough lately and so has getting out of bed at my 5:30 alarm.  But catching up with friends and reminding myself to run for fun has helped.   // Michele had me standing and posing for all sorts of pictures.  The photographer that she is (now) 😉 was getting very fancy with the portrait view on her iPhone 7.  Sort of looks like Humans of New York, right?? 

This is Insider ~ Old School Ice Cream Shops ~ #goals to visit all the best ice cream places.

Local Adventurer ~ Things to Do in NYC Bucket List ~ Well looks like I’ve accomplished pretty much everything!  SUCCESS.  Time to make my own bucket list.

Refinery29 ~ “A Former Obama Staffer Makes a VERY Good Point About the Women’s March” ~ “With a new President coming in I have find myself facing a few hard questions. What do I care most deeply about? What are the issues I want to sink myself into? How can I make a difference as an individual? It feels overwhelming. The march this weekend feels like a short term answer to that.” 

Grantland.com ~ “Get it in His Hand…and He’s Gone” A look at USC Trojan’s Marqise Lee

Lululemon ~ “Wellness Trends: Set Your Intentions for 2017” ~ I can get on board with all of these! Longevity foods, brain health (help me step away from the black hole that is my phone) and going sober.

WSJ ~ “Ready Set Grovel – Desperate Runners Battle for Slots in Trendy Races” ~ For once in my life I can consider myself trendy.  😉  But really, signing up for races like the BK Half are no joke.  Last year it sold out in less than 40 minutes!!  This year I opted out, even though  my work would reimburse half of the fee.  I’ve already run it (twice) and would rather allocate money to races I haven’t run or towards upcoming trips.  Not to mention I didn’t really care for the last part of the course – sue me but I could care less about running along Ocean Parkway.  Buuuut I’ll be there to cheer!  Maybe I’ll even run my way down to Coney Island and celebrate with a beer on the beach.

Lululemon ~ Wellness Trends for 2017 ~ Why hello meditation and kombucha.  Let’s get to know one another better, shall we?

Time/Ellen ~ Looking back at the Obamas ~ Between these amazing photos and this hilarious montage of videos by Ellen, I sure do miss the classiness of the Obama family.

Surf Yoga Beer ~ 8 Steps for a Balanced Life ~ Passion // Gratitude // Focus // Communication.  Those are just half of the steps and man do they resonate.  Also, I have found my birthday activity – a class at Surf Yoga Beer.  Because a workout class + dinner (or brunch) sounds like an absolutely divine way to celebrate 26.  Too bad I’m about 3 months too early thinking about this.


 This weekend’s looking like a bit more of my favorite routine – workout and explore new eateries and coffee shops around the city.  I have to fit in a long-ish run tomorrow and maybe some miles + free Lululemon workout class on Sunday.  I might fill the rest of the day museum visits because it’s time to feel somewhat artsy and educated again.  Other than that, another week in the 2017 books and many lovely articles for you to now browse 🙂

“Wake up and live” – Bob Marley 

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