Monthly Archives: June 2014

friendships and cole haans

I love the Nike+ Cole Haan shoes. Seriously. But much like my other favorite pairs of shoes (all sandals, of course), they are a bitch to break in. I wore these little gems today (rose gold, if you want to get specific), and now I have two battle wounds. Two giant blisters on each heel. I wasn’t going home after work either, so I had to suffer through the whole day forming bigger and bigger blisters. Awful.

The reason I couldn’t go home after work was because I had the pleasure of meeting up with one of my good friends from grad school today. There are two things I love most about her: 1. She always speaks her mind and 2. Even if her degrees read The Florida State University, she cheers for the Canes. Okay, so there are other, more substantial reasons as to why I consider her a friend, but #2 is pretty high in my list of importance. We ended up at Mintwood Place, which I’ve never been to for dinner, until today. Tips for this place include getting the Burrata, kales, hazelnut, apple and tamarind. DO NOT IGNORE THIS RECOMMENDATION. That was probably the best thing I’ve eaten in a long time! Sure beats my Red Cross sushi lunch I had. Anyway, I don’t want to write a review of the place, but I will say, definitely go to Mintwood for either brunch or dinner OR BOTH. The food and atmosphere are wonderful. After dinner, I was telling Maura about my work life and then ran in to one of my co-workers. We had a nice stroll back to her place and then I walked Maura back to her hotel. It was a great evening, despite the blisters I got in my shoes. Thanks Cole Haan. 

Tomorrow  I have to seriously start considering what I’m going to pack for my week long camp in Florida and write my bucket list for things I want to do before I turn 30. #1 on the list right now is to get rid of these blisters. 

XO,

C

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11:11

Hmm… yesterday I wrote about Rabbit, Rabbit, and today, I open my wordpress at exactly 11:11. Are the stars finally aligning in my favor? Fingers crossed.

Today I FINALLY signed up to become a Pound Instructor. If you read my run section, you would know that Pound is one of my three favorite workouts (aside from good ole’ running). I usually take Pound on Monday evenings if I’m not hanging out in Georgetown, and well, today I didn’t hang out in Georgetown. The class today was tough as my back was still semi-sore from poor posture at a previous workout. Lessons learned. Anyway, I’m pretty psyched about finally getting to teach the workout that I love.

Speaking of the gym, as I was walking home, I noticed that everyone walking in front of me was a couple. Seriously. All holding hands and enjoying the nice Spring (?) day. In my hand, I had a Jonathan Adler towel (I just bought it) and a gym bag. If you ask me, those were perfect companions, but I couldn’t help but feel a little sad. Then I thought more about it and realized that I just kicked ass in a workout all was right in the world again. Also, my new JA towel is really awesome. I was using an old Insulin (you read that right) towel as my pool towel, and it really was time for something new. All in all, today was a successful day.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, I’m on Day 2 of the 30 day ab challenge. I’ve already learned that 1. I haven’t done a sit up in ages and 2. I am bad at situps.

Sorry this was not very exciting.

XO,

C

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Rabbit, rabbit

Happy June! I cannot believe we’re already halfway through 2014. Didn’t think of that, did you? Well, rabbit, rabbit! Do you guys say that first thing in the morning on the 1st of the month? If you have no idea what I’m talking about, read more about that here. I’ve probably been rabbit, rabbit-ing since my Nickelodeon days. Yep, from the days of Face. I miss Face.

Anyway, as promised, here I am for the first blog of the month of June. I actually have to pre-blog my entire week next week because I’ll be volunteering at Florida Diabetes Camp. I’ve been volunteering with them since grad school, and I absolutely LOVE it.  I’m sure I’ll come back with some great stories once I return from camp.

So my week goes like this: I will be in DC for this week, leaving to Florida on Friday evening, then in Florida until June 17. I’m pretty psyched about it because the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to be playing the Miami Marlins my birthday weekend! AND I get to see the Tampa Bay Rays play. I’m in Florida for 11 days and I get to see the Marlins, Pirates, Rays, and the Cardinals. What a treat!

Anyway, I didn’t promise a long and/or good post, but here I am. Posting every day for the month of June. Maybe I’ll make a habit out of it.

Best,

C.

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