Weekly Workouts May 20 – May 26

I’ve never been a busy busy person. Sure, I’ve had things that I’ve wanted to do. Long lists of items to cross off, ideas in the back of my mind. But I’ve never been so swamped with things I have absolutely had to do. Until now. My internship has been crazy. Beyond, actually. I’ve been working outside the office to keep […]

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Thursday Things

1.     Holy moly does this feel weird – I missed TT last week and now I’m trying to think of interesting things to say. It’s harder than usual.  2.     I think I’m so thrown of kilter because I went home two weekends in a row. I did, in fact, go see […]

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On Being Yourself

This is my friend, Tess. Remember her? It was her 20th birthday a few weeks ago and we ate cake. She wore a fez. She really likes cake…and fezes. Other things Tess likes: buttered noodles mashed potatoes (she’s from Idaho, it’s a prerequisite) Casablanca Dr. Who (hence the fez) painting her nails writing Things Tess […]

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Shredded Chicken Tacos

shredded chicken tacos

In high school, my best friend and I had a Cinco de Mayo tradition. We’d leave soccer practice and drive to the next town over, where the only semi-authentic Mexican restaurant was. Still in our sweaty gear, we’d hit the taco bar, wearing the complimentary sombreros they gave out on the holiday, and eat until […]

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Weekly Workouts May 6 – May 11

“Screws fall out all the time. The world’s an imperfect place.” ~ John Bender, The Breakfast Club I love this quote for a few reasons: I adore John Bender, I get to share my obsession with The Breakfast Club, and it’s incredibly true. Bender may have been being a smart aleck when he said this, […]

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Thursday Things

air conditioner

1)     It was my friend Tess’s birthday on Tuesday. She requested a red velvet cake with “super sugary frosting.” So that’s exactly what she got! I’m enjoying playing around with layer cakes more and more, I think it’s a sign I’m becoming more patient. 2)     Another sign is that I haven’t […]

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Sweet Potato and Lentil Salad

cooked lentils

In grocery stores back home the deli cases offer a huge selection of what they call “salads” though none of the dishes actually have lettuce or greens in them. It’s a very Midwestern thing, I think, to have these giant bowls of goodness loaded with mayonnaise, pasta, potatoes, meats, and occasionally vegetables and to sell them […]

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What is a tabata?

tabata timer

If spellcheck tells me one more time that tabata isn’t a real word, I swear. I just want to scream at those stupid squiggly red lines underneath it “Tabata is a real word!” I have the same problem with my last name… But tabata is a real word! And it is a very real, very […]

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Weekly Workouts April 29 – May 4

I have worked out or done some sort of exercise 6 of the last 7 days. I cannot remember the last time that happened. And it feels good. Being sore all day Thursday felt good. It felt great actually. And so I really, really enjoyed that day off. I didn’t feel guilty, I didn’t agonize […]

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Music to my ears

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that music is an integral part of my life. I wake up to music, workout to music, shower to music. I spend my entire day with music. Living alone, I use music to fill the silence and entertain me – I have had many solo dance parties […]

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