Linking up with with Amanda today for:
Please keep voting for me for the RunnersWorld Cover here – you can vote once a day #DoIt
Also – I am hosting a FREE SoulCycle class at their Westport, CT studio, June 1st at 6AM. If you are in the area and are interested in attending leave a comment with your email and I will send you more information! #SoulLove
I WILL BE IN NANTUCKET TOMORROW! I cannot contain my excitement. Although the forecast is a little chillier than the temps we’ve been experiencing, we are going to have blue skies and sunny days. I can’t ask for any more! : ) I haven’t been back to Nantucket since December when I went up with my family and BF for the Christmas Stroll. Getting off island turned into a massive debacle… long story… so it will be a pleasant relief having great weather this weekend! Needless to say, I’m really ready to not be at work and be on a mini getaway. Essential stops include the beach, Jetties, Chicken Box, the Juice Bar. Primarily the Juice Bar #Priorities.
Oh, and I can’t wait for one of these from The Green
By the time this post goes
viral live, I will be starting my fourth day SODA FREE. You read that right people. As someone who was once a reformed soda drinker, I fell off the wagon this past month and have been drinking soda DAILY. While delicious (Diet Coke and Sprite Zero for dayz), it’s not healthy. Shocking. And I need to be drinking more water. So I am off the juice as of Sunday night. Here’s to getting back to fueling my body properly – with the exception of oversized, jumbo, movie theater Diet Cokes. Because to not get one is #offensive. Just keeping it real.
When I first saw this article, it was captioned with “Performance based year-end bonuses from husbands“. I thought it had to be a joke. It not.
I found this link particularly useful. It’s “24 diagrams that will make eating healthy super easy“. Some good healthy “tricks and tips”. I’m partial to the baking substitutions since I love to bake, but would also love avoid getting fat. And you know what – black beans in brownies… DELICIOUS and no one is the wiser : )
This week I’ve done something I haven’t done in a really long time… I scheduled a StitchFix (referral Link) for the 4th of July. I’m hoping that I will get a few fun, different pieces for my long weekend on Nantucket (YEP I’m going back!). Sometimes I feel like I wear the SAME things over and over again. I’ve had two StitchFix deliveries in the past, and I’ve kept nothing. In the past I felt like my fixes have been a little generic. Nothing that really pushed me outside of my comfort zone, just items that I could potential (sometimes did) already have in my closet.
While it’s somewhat disappointing that I didn’t fall in love with every item I’ve been sent (or any) in my previous StitchFix shipments, the stylists opened up my eyes to some items I would have been more skeptical about before. I will be updating my Pinterest Board for the stylists reference. I’m really looking forward (and have my fingers crossed) for this Fix!
On the running front I’ve been having a good week. Milage has been consistent, and my legs have felt great. I did my first double in a long time (easy, short AM run Tuesday, with Run Club Tuesday afternoon), followed by an impromptu rest day on Wednesday. I am “racing” a 5K Thursday afternoon, and I am looking to see where I am conditioning wise for shorter events. I’m planning on focusing most my running this week, with a long run on Nantucket Saturday morning.
In other exciting news… I have been accepted to be a Pacer for the Fairfield Half! I will be pacing the 1:40 group and couldn’t be more pumped! I’ve never done this before. I’ve actually never even run WITH a pacer before. So I am quite nervous. More nervous than if I was running it solo. I will have a follow-up blog post regarding my decision to run as a pacer. This will probably be a two part post as I plan on doing a before (expectations, thoughts) and after (personal experience, thoughts, advice). LET ME KNOW IF YOU’RE GOING TO RUN WITH ME : ) #FriendsPlease
The other day Suzy posted about “The Notion of Regret”. It was an awesome post, and I highly suggest you pop on over and read it. It raises some good questions, and has provoked me to reflect on where I have been, where I am, and where I’m going.
I brought up the content of her post to my BF the other day and we had a pretty great conversation. I think he was impressed with my desire to discuss such a non-factual topic, since I’m
more totally type-A/everything must be fact-based/science science science, personality. #GoMe
Looking back, I don’t know if I made all the right decisions. But I don’t know if I could tell you what those “right decisions” would be now.
One hint of regret I have is WHY DID I NOT TRAVEL ABROAD? But like BF and I talked about, the person I was when I made the decision to stay at UCONN instead of sailing the high seas (Hi Semester at Sea… do you have an option for 27 year old post grads?).. is not the person I am now. It’s nearly impossible to compare the decisions we have made in the past, to the decisions we would make now. I am 99% sure that all extraneous factors influencing those decisions are TOTAL different.
If I’ve learned anything in the past 10 years, it’s that looking back really does no good. Sure, maybe I didn’t make all the right decisions, but who’s really to say?
But you know what. I’m really freaking happy. I’m 100% in love with my life. Especially the people that are in it. All of them. The good, the bad, and the ugly (JK I DON’T HAVE UGLY FRIENDS)!
And on that note – enjoy your Thursday every one!
Have you ever paced an official group or paced a friend for a race? Any tips or tricks?
Would you want a yearly bonus from your husband?
Any exciting plans for MDW?
Do you believe in regret? Maybe during the Sunday Scaries I believe in regret. But I don’t regret anything, I learn from everything. #Profound #MicDrop