One Day at a Time

In IRL, I am terrible at taking life one day at a time. 

I’m definitely guilty of living life in both the past and the future despite my best efforts to be as present as possible.

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You know what helps me be present? This little face!

But for real…

Being injured really sucked for me.

Fitness started for me as something I did to lose weight.

Since then, it’s evolved into: my career, my hobby, part of my social life, part of my blog, my mental release. It’s really woven into every part of my life, so it was annoying when I was injured to have to lose/cut back on that part of my lifestyle.

I’m coming back now, and I’d say I’m 80-90% there, but I’m terrified of re-injuring myself, so I’m being really cautious. One of our best DailyBurn trainers, the adorable Anja Garcia is in town for a bit, and we did a staff workout with her today. Homegirl is tough, and I usually jump to any challenge she throws down, but I was smart tonight.

People hear I’m “training for two marathons” and ask how that’s going. I hate telling them that I was injured, and, 6 weeks out, I am tackling 10 miles this weekend. It was actually easier to contemplate while injured because I couldn’t do anything. It’s harder to be 6 weeks out and so drastically behind.

I’ve run four marathons before, though, and though I’m nervous, I am glad for that muscle memory. 

I can freak out, or I can take things one day at a time. I’m going to do everything possible to get myself to that start line on October 11 healthy. Beyond that, truly, I just want to finish. My goal had originally been 3:50, but right now, it’s just whatever happens, happens.

Tell me your amazing story about how you overcame injury to BQ. GO! 

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Things I’m Loving Lately

I just got home from a really freaking intense therapy session. I was going to write a more serious post, but I am serious-ed out, so let me tell you some things I love lately.

Brooklyn Roasting Company

I just can’t get enough cold brew. Specifically, I really like Brooklyn Roasting Company, around the corner from me. My to-do list is no match for this strong coffee.

Nars Eyeliner

Nars Eyeliner: 99% of my fashion/beauty sense tends towards conservative/preppy/boring, but I have this really weird penchant for unusual-colored eyeliner. I usually wear a great purple eyeliner that makes my eyes look greener, but the other day I decided I needed a change and got this seafoam green one and I have no regrets. I have really sensitive eyes, and I find that Nars doesn’t bother them.

Maybelline Mascara

This mascara. Again on the sensitive eyes — this doesn’t bother them either!

Push the Limit

Push the Limit Athleta Sports Bra: Last week, I got a bra fitting for a real bra and finally admitted maybe I have kinda big boobs and should wear more supportive bras? This seems to be a costly endeavor. Jess was hosting an event at Athleta yesterday, and I used the run club discount to get 25% off this baby.

Mirrored Sunglasses

I got $5 mirrored sunglasses on the street the other day, and they are my everything right now. So much so…that I wear them at night?

I’m also the weirdo who’s loving work. We’re about to launch something awesome, and it’s been really busy but really exciting at work right now. I’m so not ready for this summer to be over, but I am excited for one final beach weekend next weekend.

What are you loving lately?

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