Weekend Recap: The End of 2017

The last week of 2017 was filled with a lot of mishaps – and yet, I didn’t consider it a bad week at all. I think that’s a pretty good representation of my year as a whole. I had some ups and downs, but for me, 2017 was most notable in that I developed a sense of optimism that got me through it all. That was definitely evident over the last week! My mom and I flew to Colorado on {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Merry Christmas!

I’ve had this entire week off work, which has been glorious! Unfortunately, I’ve spent most of it on the couch, since waking up the day after Christmas super sick :( On Tuesday and Wednesday, I woke up with a swollen throat, but it went away within 30 minutes of waking up (and having some throat coat tea, which I’ve loved since I was a musical theater kid). The rest of the day, my back was really achy and I was {Read More}

Weekend Recap: A(pple Cider Vinegar), B(urpees), and C(ookies)

I mistakenly thought the last week of work before holiday break would be slow, but it was in fact crazy as I tried to get everything done before Christmas. So while I started writing my recap of last weekend on Monday night, it’s now Saturday morning and I’m still trying to finish. Oops! But I’m really enjoying doing these weekend recaps, which allow me to look back on what I did each week, diary-style. Remember when that was how most {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}

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}

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}

I’m Thankful for New Perspective

I’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, a day early, as I belatedly realized that being flexible on dates would help ensure more of my friends could attend. And while Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday, that’s usually been in large part because of the food. (Why are stuffing and cranberry sauce not eaten all year long?!) This year, as clichéd as it sounds, I’m excited for the opportunity to stop and reflect on the many blessings I realize I have {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Wheeling Around Town

Today was the first Monday in months that I haven’t had to fly somewhere – and it was amazing to just be able to work in Colorado rather than commuting across the country! I had an incredibly productive day, and was also able to squeeze in a few errands on breaks. And in anticipation of this ten day long stint in Colorado, I lined up a bunch of fun activities this weekend. Friday night was quiet – I stayed in, ran {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Sleepless on Friendsgiving

Another week has flown by, and I still haven’t done my weekend recap! To be honest, I was pretty cranky this weekend. The East Coast travel is not sitting well with me lately, and even when I go to bed at midnight in Denver and don’t set an alarm the next morning, I still wake up at 5am :( So much for me clearing my calendar to catch up on sleep! Friday night, though, I was out late for a {Read More}