Hello friends! Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. I had a fantastic weekend with my girls on Long Island. After an interesting train ride (ha), we shared some authentic wood-fired pizza with fried eggplant on it. Yum! Saturday was my actual birthday and I started the day/28th year out right with a seven mile run 😀 I can’t even believe that I just wrote that. If you had told me a year or two ago that not only would I voluntarily run seven miles on my birthday but actually consider it one of the highlights of the day (among many highlights) I would have laughed and laughed. I love the “new” me.
I tried a new fuel source during the run- chocolate mint gu. I received a free sample from my local running store and figured why not try it? I flippin’ LOVE it. It tasted like chocolate syrup and the texture didn’t bother me at all. I recommend drinking a lot of water with it, because it was a little thick.
One of my fave bloggers, Tina, had a birthday yesterday. She wrote this great post saying that “you know you’re a healthy living blogger when..” and listed all of the health related items that she wanted for her birthday. I received some AWESOME gifts for my birthday- 10 hot yoga classes from my stepmom, a hot yoga outfit from my bestie Kristin, an entire lululemon outfit (crop pants, sports bra and tank) from Bri AND a gift card to lululemon from my friends Nicole and Alicia. Fitness related much? Nicole and Alicia also let me know that there was a lululemon store less than FIVE minutes from Nicole’s house on Long Island AND the store was hosting a free yoga class Sunday morning. Awesome birthday gift, eh? Kristin and I skeddadled over there Sunday morning for a fantastic yoga class and I then spent my gift card on an awesome pair of running shorts. By the way, I love the word awesome, if you couldn’t tell. I wish there was a lululemon store in the area. I would definitely try to work there. And spend my entire paycheck there. Anyway.
Today is day 15 of the wardrobe challenge. Woohoo, HALFWAY DONE. I am proud that I have stuck with it. Saturday (Day 12) I didn’t get a full length picture:
My own personal version of sex and the city- Me, Nicole, Alicia & Kristin. Love these girls! Outfit:
- Yellow tank- Banana Republic
- Black cardigan- J. Crew
- Skinny jeans- Express
- Black pumps- Aldo
- Necklace- Lia Sophia
On Sunday we had a suprise baby shower for Alicia (she is having a little girl in December!) complete with Crumbs cupcakes. Overall, it was an amazing weekend 🙂
Holy ginormous cupcakes! I definitely dominated the peanut butter cup cupcake in the bottom right corner. Amaze.
Last week I wrote about Eat Pray Love and asked you what one word you thought defined you. I loved the responses:
I loved the words you guys selected! They are all positive and demonstrate a thirst and passion for life. I’ve been trying to come up with a word for myself and although I don’t want to limit myself to one word, I think I have it. Effervescent. For whatever reason, that word happened to pop into my head. I googled the definition:
1. To emit small bubbles of gas, as a carbonated or fermenting liquid. Uh, no.
2. To escape from a liquid as bubbles; bubble up. Nope again.
3. To show high spirits or animation. YES.
I don’t think I am like this all the time, but it is something that I strive towards. Not necessarily to be animated but to appreciate life and radiate positivity. To be happy. Although when I eat something that is particularly delicious I tend to get a little animated. So, for now, I am choosing my word to be effervescent. Like Molly said, I think we are constantly evolving. So who knows what my future word will be 😉
Tonight I have a run with Jen (wahoo) and then I’m meeting up with some peeps at a coffee shop. Do you guys have any fun plans for the week? Thank you for reading and enjoy your Tuesday!