Race Report: Boca Holiday Mile

Although I ran a 19:57 5K at Orangetheory recently, I’ve been eager for a while to find a sea level 5K at which I can actually PR (treadmill training doesn’t count). I looked at various Florida race calendars to see if there would be any races on weeknights, when I would already be in town for work, and while I wasn’t lucky enough to find a 5K race, I discovered that Boca Raton would be doing a one mile race to {Read More}

Travel Thursday: Setting the Upfront Tone for a Happy Customer Journey

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Travel Thursday post, but with the holiday break fast approaching, I thought it might be a good time to jump back in. This week: why is the airline industry so hated, and what can airlines realistically do about it? Flying is unfortunately not usually a pleasant experience, and some of that blame does fall on the airlines. Back in the golden age of flying (pre-deregulation), the government set ticket prices and amenities {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Getting Hygge with Winter Cocktails

I just wrote my recap of the November books I enjoyed, but on Friday, I finished a really fabulous book that also set the tone for this weekend. Amber raved about The Year of Living Danishly, and it didn’t disappoint. It’s a memoir about a writer who has to move to Denmark for her husband’s job, and she decides to spend the year researching why Danes are the happiest people on earth. The research is woven into the narrative seamlessly, {Read More}

Links I Love: December 10, 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 Here’s the 1 Trait Hiring Managers Seek Most. (US News) How To Optimize Your LinkedIn Summary & Profile To Get Jobs. (Up To Work) How To Design Your Ideal Workday Based On Your Sleep Habits. (Fast Company) Silicon Valley Is Sneaking Models Into This Year’s Holiday Parties. (Bloomberg) I tried {Read More}

What I Read in November 2017

I read seven books in November, which is a few less than in October, but still a decent amount. Unfortunately, I wasn’t wowed by too many books this month, but I made up for that with the last book I read in November, Drop the Ball, which was easily one of the best books I’ve read all year. And that brought my total for the year to 96 books, which means I only need to read 4 books in the {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Starting the Holiday Season

This was a super short weekend – but a festive one :) On Thursday night, I was supposed to fly from Florida up to Saratoga, New York, to spend Friday with my family and then attend my brother’s holiday party that night. But on Monday, I was asked to lead a workshop on Friday that was coincidentally in Ithaca, New York. It cut my time with my family shorter, but it actually worked out pretty well. My mom was making {Read More}

Links I Love: December 3, 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 This is the best way to ask for a promotion. (Well & Good NYC) 6 international office rules Americans avoid at all costs. (Business Insider) The best (& most boring) $150 you can spend on your office. (A Life of Productivity) PRODUCTIVITY/SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY How to Establish Productivity Guidelines for Remote {Read More}

Orangetheory 22.5 Minute Distance Challenge

This hasn’t been a great week for me, due to a host of mishaps. A bout with food poisoning, a fall down a flight of stairs, and some bug bites on my face that caused so much swelling that it was messing with my vision in my eye. As a result of that last one, my team made me leave the office and go to urgent care on my way to the airport today. Not good! This morning started out {Read More}

Race Report: Louisville Turkey Trot 5K

I got up pretty early on Thursday (actual Thanksgiving, not the same day as my exciting dinner), made some coffee, and headed for a walk around the neighborhood. I never walk around the neighborhood and it makes me so happy when I do. On Thanksgiving, it was especially perfect – I am so thankful to live in such an amazing, kind, and beautiful community! After getting back to the house, I had just enough time to charge my Garmin a little {Read More}

Fire in the Hole: My Most Exciting Thanksgiving Ever

This year, I hosted my Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday night rather than Thursday, which meant that I ran the Louisville Turkey Trot after eating all the traditional Thanksgiving foods, drinking my homemade apple cider bourbon (another check on my fall bucket list!), and staying up super late. Not really ideal pre-race behavior! But before I tell you about the race, let’s back up so I can tell you about the most exciting Thanksgiving I’ve yet experienced. (Yup, this beats the year my {Read More}