Well.. I said I was back, and I am. But I kinda feel like I need a vacation from vacation. Before I knew it, I was up and running (literally) before work Monday morning. I’m not sure what has actually happened since then, and I don’t know how it’s already Wednesday night. This week is flying. And it’s safe to say I have gotten nothing done.
So I want to link up with Amanda to just ramble and make zero sense. Welcome to my brain…
Although I was able to go grocery shopping on Sunday, I did no meal prep. Therefore I’ve been eating like crap. And coming back from vacation where my stomach was already a bit wonky, the lack of meal planning and clean eating (read: lots of random snacking Monday) led me to be feeling some serious ICK this week.
I’ve been jumping back on the green smoothie grind. I find that pre-blended or steamed foods are easiest for my digestive system when I’m not feeling so hot. It also helps me avoid getting the “wait did you just become 6 months pregnant after lunch” look from every at the office.
While my running took a backseat on vacation, I am happy to say I’m finally getting some speed back. With a successful 8 mile progression run this morning (first mile at 8’14” last mile at 7’27”) in 68% humidity, I feel a bit more confident with my running. I’m hoping to share my goals for NYCM in the coming weeks. Training this summer has been difficult, but I’m really hoping that with the weather cooling off in the next two weeks, I will be able to hit those quality workouts and long runs and really focus in on my pacing.
As someone who prides themselves of cleanliness and organization, my apartment looks like a
bomb went off Tasmanian devil ransacked my apartment. With a busy Sunday, early mornings, and busy evenings this week, my kitchen and bedroom need a lot of TLC. It is driving me nuts. To the point of wanting to take a partial sick day to Clorox and vacuum my apartment top to bottom. Or front to back. Either way, you get it. #OCDLife
Also laundry – I’m excited to do laundry. Said no one ever (except me).
And now, for somewhat exciting news. I have been relatively stressed the last few months regarding my living situation. While I love the apartment that I am currently in, it is no longer affordable for me to live alone. While I can technically “afford” it, it does not allow me to have the financial flexibility I would like to have at this time in my life. So I’m moving. And I’m moving in with someone I met on Craigslist. LOL. I can 100% say I never ever thought I would do this, but I am. And to be honest, when I met up with Alex for the first time, I felt like I was on a date.
Long story short, it went well, we are moving into an AWESOME apartment with all the bells and whistles (read: rooftop pool, fire pits, free spa yoga classes, an awesome gym, and all the other swanky amenities you can think of). While my current apartment has all these things (granite, W/D in-unit, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and amenities), I will be saving OVER $700 a month. Yeah. Things I’m not sad about. So I will be moving on out and moving in two weeks before marathon Sunday. Which means my lovely friends (boyfriend HAI) and family will be doing the moving. I will provide pizza and beer. Mostly I will contribute commentary. Love you all in advance.
Okay, so I think those are all of my life updates for now. I don’t know what else has been going on, but I feel like life has just been busy. I’m super excited for fall and while I don’t want to wish summer away and will be enjoying one last jaunt in the ocean this weekend, I’m ready for all things Fall. And by Fall I mean Basic. And by basic I mean flannel, PSLs (which I don’t even drink I just like saying), pumpkins, holidays, crunchy leaves, and cool runs. Remind me of this post when I start complaining of being cold. #NeverSatisfied
Hope you are all having a fabulous week and I will definitely be recapping my vacation and providing a more coherent post in the near future. I want to say tomorrow, but let’s go with Monday. : )
What random thoughts are on your mind?
Have you ever lived with a total rando? College doesn’t count…
Favorite season? I’m going to go with Indian Summer. The transition period between summer and fall. I ask the question so I make the rules : )