I almost forgot about Five Things Friday this week! That’s what happens when I’m traveling. I get confused as to what day it is. I also feel like I have SO MANY POSTS to share that I forget about the little weekly ones I do. I’ll get to everything eventually!
Things I Ate:
Dessert after almost every meal while I was gone. Sure it was for interviews and a blog event, but it’s still vacation!
(that had a caramel base. heaven.)
Roasted Head of Cauliflower with some to-die-for sauce at Almond in NYC.
Beer. and wine. a lot. Because I was on vacation!
An unhealthy amount of trail mix right before bed one night. That made for an upset tummy and not very good sleep. Anyone else lose control with trail mix? The kind with m&ms…it’s impossible!
Veggies too! One of the schools I visited had an awesome salad bar. I had roasted butternut squash, roasted yellow squash, roasted brussel sprouts, marinated mushrooms, beets, and tofu on a bed of romaine. How’s that for college food?
Mon: 2.5 mile interval run and best body bootcamp strength workout
Tues: 5 mile run
Wed: 30 minute treadmill walk – my calves were SO SORE!
Thurs: 35 min elliptical. Was so NOT in the mood to exercise after so much travel, sugar, and drinks. But my dad actually asked me to go to the gym when he got home from work and I can’t turn that down! Didn’t go hard core, but getting moving felt good.
Fri: Plan on a run + best body boot camp
Five Posts I Loved:
New York Minute – Caitlin’s post is a great overview of the event I filmed in New York. She links to the Vagina video (yep, that’s right!) of one of the Kotex Ambassadors. Did you know Khloe Kardashian is part of GenerationKNOW too? How amazing!
On Japan’s School Lunch Menu – Very interesting read on how a different (and less obese) country handles school lunch.
The Little Things – Lindsay’s a genius.
PlateShare –>This is Brilliant. Please support Katie!
You May Need More Calories Than You Think –>This is hard one to remember (for me, too!) because it goes against everything the media teaches us, but is very true! If you aren’t eating enough, your body stores fat and slows your metabolism in case of “starvation mode”. The OPPOSITE of what we want to happen! I’d love to wear a heart rate monitor all day and test my true needs!
*BONUS: Reader Melissa told me about her friend Kelly that is running 360 miles in honor of her father who is battling cancer. Check out her story and help her cause!
Five Things Making Me Happy:
I got into another school!! Guys this is getting weird. One of the reasons I didn’t talk about my school plans was because I wasn’t confident I’d get in anywhere and didn’t want to feel like a failure. I am honestly so grateful to have choices, even though it’s going to make for some difficult decisions. I’ll explain more details really soon!
Good friends. GOSH I have the greatest college friends. Pat was a lifesaver in Philadelphia (um..he got up and turned his car on while he was getting ready for class in the morning just so it wasn’t freezing cold when I got up and had to drive to my interview.) And then I got to see about 10 other Notre Dame friends in NYC Wednesday night over a dinner full of hysterical laughter. I got asked “Clare what are you doing here?” and my response of course was “Ohh just talking about vaginas.” If only I were kidding.
Meeting other bloggers! Not only did I get to bond with Caitlin and Erin, but I got to meat tons of fashion bloggers. I don’t know much about that scene, but I will say the ladies were all so down to earth and had totally enviable outfits. Like I said, people are SO much cooler in person.
Buying a Ninja. Oh thank you sweet baby Jesus. After my blender broke my only option was one that looked like it belonged in a Fisher Price play set. I need green monsters back in my life like whoa. I love sugar and beer just as much as the next person, but my skin and my digestive system would love a break.
Getting to do some speaking events with the doctor I’m a research assistant for. She works with a few medical schools here and asked if I’d help her out with some of her talks this spring. What an awesome opportunity!
- Your Turn! What’s making you happy this week?
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