Race Report: Winter Six Pack #5

The Winter Six Pack #5 was five miles long… which meant we were almost to the end of the six race series build up to 10K! I was a little nervous going into the 5 miler, though. Even though I had run the four mile distance just two weeks before, I hadn’t done any sort of running in between other than some Orangetheory classes, where I never cover more than about 3.5 miles in a class. Five miles would be {Read More}

Links I Love: March 26, 2017

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER Four Ways to Avoid Complacency: NEVER Hit Pause on Your Career. (Laura Stack) Managing Negative Client Feedback. (Nubby Twiglet) Meet Kendra Scott, Homemade Millionaire. (Success Magazine) Running a business with boobs: the things I never say. (Medium) Why we should kill the 40-hour work week. (Crew Blog) PRODUCTIVITY/SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 12 {Read More}

Simple Five Minute Saturday Meal Prep

It seems like a lot of bloggers write weekend posts about the meal prep they do, to make cooking faster and easier during the week. I have never really gotten into the meal prep trend. For me, cooking is relaxing, and a fun thing to do to de-stress. I don’t want to do less of it during the week; in fact, I wish I could do more than my travel schedule allows. Furthermore, just about everything I make takes 30 {Read More}

Coping (or Not) with the Unknown

Today was a pretty sucky day. It started out fine – my regular 6am call with India, and then I dashed off to Orangetheory, where I got in a pretty decent workout. But I got out of the gym to a whole bunch of messages on my phone – things at work were blowing up, and I needed to fight a whole bunch of fire drills that all demanded my attention right now. I managed to either take care of things or {Read More}

Simple Colorado-Themed Party Menu

As I wrote on Saturday, this week is my “Coloradoversary” – the anniversary of both the day I moved to Colorado and the day I closed on my house. I celebrated on Saturday night with a big party for all my friends, and it was a blast! For a Colorado-themed menu, I started with the most obviously Coloradan food: pork green chili. I don’t know the origins, but green chili is all over the place here – smothering burritos, omelets, fries, {Read More}

Links I Love: March 19, 2017

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER The Problem with Saying “My Door Is Always Open”. (Harvard Business Journal) To Reach The Pinnacle Of Your Career, Be Bold. (Forbes) So You Want to Make More Money? Seven Core Pieces of Career Advice I Wish I Knew Starting Out. (The Simple Dollar) Why Workplace Culture Matters. (Medium) The {Read More}

Prepping for My Coloradoversary

This week is both my three year anniversary of moving to Colorado, and also my two year anniversary of moving into my house. Since I decided I didn’t want to make Irish food, I thought my “Coloradoversary” would be a great theme for my March party, which is tonight. I can’t believe that I’ve already been living in Colorado for three years! The time flies. Sometimes it feels like I was living in Manhattan just yesterday, and other times it feels {Read More}

Race Report: Winter Six Pack #4

With all the medical drama lately, I’ve neglected posting my race report from the fourth Six Pack race, a four miler. But as I’m already thinking ahead to new races (did you enter my giveaway for a free entry to the Spring Equinox race on March 26th?), I wanted to take some time to reflect on this race that I ran on February 26th, and how it went. The 3W Six Pack series is designed to help you stay in shape over {Read More}

Links I Love: March 12, 2017

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER How to validate your business idea. (Crew Blog) Asian Last Names Lead To Fewer Job Interviews, Still. (NPR) What I Wish I Said to the Recruiter Who Shamed Me into a Lower Salary. (Marie Claire) The Worst Career Advice Women Get. (LinkedIn) Here’s how much having a baby could actually {Read More}

Race Giveaway: Spring Equinox Run

Well, I’m back from the neurologist.. and I have very little to report. The brain MRI did turn up an abnormality in the form of a pineal cyst (that means a cyst on my pineal gland, which is responsible for melatonin production… so perhaps the cause of my recent insomnia??), but the symptoms associated with that are not at all the same as my stroke-like symptoms last week. My doctor says she likely wouldn’t recommend surgery to remove the cyst, because she {Read More}