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Weekend in Photos

I feel like I probably say this every time I post a weekend recap, but this weekend was seriously the best.

It can’t be a bad thing that each weekend seems to be better than the last, right? Even though I didn’t recap it, I promise last weekend was the best too ;) Let’s jump right in…

photo 1 (1)On Friday night, Russell and I set out on a 24 mile bike ride. My big 30 mile ride to benefit Best Buddies (donate HERE!) is in just under 3 weeks!

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August Goals

Hi all!

I’m not gonna lie…I’ve been having a real hard time coming up with content to post lately. I think I’ve mentioned that a lot of my job involves writing newsletters, blog posts, social media, and the like, so when I come home and want to relax after a long day at work (I left my apartment at 5:45am for 6am bootcamp yesterday and, after leaving the office at 6pm, I stopped on the way home to run errands before returning around 7pm…. Long. Ass. DAY!)…writing more isn’t exactly the number one thing on my to-do list. (Usually the first thing on that list is to grab a glass of wine and some cheese. I wish I was kidding.)

So although I’ve been keeping up with many of the things I’d typically blog about — I’m still working out 5 days per week, and ~attempting~ to make 3 healthy meals per day — sometimes I just don’t have the energy to talk about it. Plus, I’m pretty sure a post about my workouts would just be a bunch of workout selfies in a row, and I think you’re all sick of those ;)

[[also, I lied...At least two of my dinners each week consist of french fries and IPA at the dodgeball bar. And allllll the ketchup ;) ]]

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However, one way this blog has always been helpful for me is that it is a great tool for keeping myself accountable. When I was training for my half marathon, when I decided I wanted to give myself a monthly budget (HAHAHA, says the girl who splurged on a Rebecca Minkoff purse last week)…even when I recorded New Years resolutions that I more or less felt pressured to follow through on solely because I posted them for the world to see.

So in the spirit of accountability, and because I saw it on Christina’s blog, I’m posting some August goals. Plus, come September 1st, I will have a built in topic to write about! Look at that, a double whammy. Continue reading

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Weekend in Photos

Happy Monday! You may be extremely surprised to hear that I had a really fun weekend, filled with food, drinks, and minimal exercise. (sarcasm)

Today is the first day in over a week that the high temperature isn’t between 99-104, so even if it is Monday, it doesn’t feel like God’s oven outside sooo things could be worse. I did spend a fair amount of time in the sun this weekend though (if my red shoulders are any indication), which you will see: Continue reading

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Flashback/Fitness Friday – Color Run Edition

Last year, I did the Color Run.

color runI was still somewhat fresh off a rough breakup, had started using running as my therapy, and was SO STOKED that I could run 4 miles at a time.

I impulsively decided to go for it. I registered on site at the packet/tshirt/bib pick up location, and was excited to do something fun and active with new friends — I only knew 2 people in the group I was “running” with. Continue reading

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Treat Yourself Tuesday

Hey look! A blog post that isn’t just pictures of my weekend! (Never fear, you can always just check my Instagram for plenty of those!)

I did have a fun weekend full of all the same fun activities I’m always doing (long run, drinks, softball, dodgeball, REPEAT!), but you’ll just have to take my word for it. :)

Today, I’m linking up with my favorite lady Becky for Treat Yourself Tuesday. As Becky puts it, Treat Yourself Tuesday is a way to reflect on the ways you’ve treated yourself lately:

“Do whatever feels best for you. Do something that will make you feel relaxed and loved and happy. Treat yourself well and treat yourself often so that you will become the best you possible and in turn be your best for others in your life!” Continue reading

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Weekend in Photos

It seems like these weekend recaps are the only kind of posts I’ve been able to consistently post lately — sorrrrryyyyy.

No matter how busy I am with work (and life), there is always one constant: I will always document everything I do with pictures. I have always been the ‘one with the camera’ ever since high school…I used to take pictures at school and post them on my friends’ MySpace walls for everyone to see. YUP, MySpace. Hows that for a throwback?

Anyway, that is why I will always post these weekend recaps. If nothing else, this blog serves as a great place for me to document my young adulthood and all the fun it contains.

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Would You Rather…

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I’m copping out today, guys.

I haven’t been super great about churning out regular content on the ol’ blog lately…or really at all since I started my job back in January, if we’re being honest. I do enjoy documenting my life via photos in my Weekend posts, but that’s not really all I want this blog to be about. As much as I’m sure y’all love my pictures of dodgeball/pre-run selfies/mimosas…

Couple that with the fact that I’ve started taking on a lot of writing assignments at work that tend to include blog posts, newsletters, social media, and the like…sometimes I just need to veg out and not write write write the same kinds of things as soon as I get home.

That’s why when I saw Janetha posted this “Would you rather” survey a couple weeks ago, I had to jump on board. Would You Rather is always a fun game, and I enjoyed filling this out! Of course, it sat in my drafts pile for weeks while I found the time to actually fill it out and pick pictures to make it slightly less boring… ;) But it’s here now…enjoy! Continue reading

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Weekend in Photos

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Hi there! I am clearly a little late in posting my weekend update on this lovely Monday. Blame it on a crazy busy Sunday and a busy day at work today. But it was a great weekend filled with a ton of good food and drinks, balanced out by a couple of super active days — I got in 15k steps on Friday and 25k on Sunday! So it had to be documented :)

It started off on Friday evening with an impromptu happy hour with Shannon – Continue reading

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A New Kind of Challenge: Best Buddies Hearst Castle

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It’s no secret that I am very connected to my beach cruiser.

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(all my favorite things in one picture ;) )

It’s also no secret that I like races. I’ve participated in my fair share over the past year and a half, since my first 5k in April 2013.

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So it’s interesting that all of my races up until this point have only been running races (OK, so the Color Run was mostly walking…and trying to drink wine out of a plastic bag…maybe not my finest fitness moment ;) ).

I have made the decision that for my training for my next half marathon, I will most likely only be running twice a week and using Ultimate Frisbee once a week as my “speed training”. As for my other workouts, I am going to continue strength training but am also looking into other group classes at my gym for cross training.

A few of my coworkers swear by TEAMride, a wildly popular indoor cycling studio here in Sacramento — AKA spin class. My gym has spin classes as well, and I’m most likely going to start trying them out, because…

I have signed up to participate in the Best Buddies Challenge — Hearst Castle! Continue reading

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