Here’s what’s been up the last month…
To be honest, there hasn’t been a lot of time to curl up with a good book, but a few days a week before bed, I crack open Good Calories, Bad Calories and read a few pages. It’s not a speedy read by any means, but it’s packed with eye-opening info about the history of the western diet and how fat got a bad rap (there have been many good things to come out of the University of Minnesota; Ancel Keys is not one of them). Also, want to improve your life? Read this TIME article.
I recently started tracking my daily eats via the TwoGrand app. I’ve tried tracking in the past, but who has time to type every single morsel and search for foods?! TwoGrand is like Instagram. Just snap a pic to log your food. Also like insta: You can follow other folks and comment + like their pics. Great for meal inspiration!
New routes in the ‘burbs. There’s something pretty awesome about hopping on my bike and being on open roads in 10 minutes. Not that I don’t love cycling in the city because I do; Minnehaha and around Lake of the Isles will always be two of my favorite roads to ride. But, not having to deal with stoplights and potholes and traffic?! YES.
Shitty. My GI has been outta whack the past couple weeks. Chalk it up to stress, serious lack of sleep, cross-contaminated quinoa or a few glutenous cookies. Whatever it was, it sucked. There is almost nothing more uncomfortable that a girggly, bloated tummy all day for days. Those of you who have celiac or a gluten sensitivity know what I mean. Oof.
My bike. Is this your new Argon 18 E-118 tri bike? It should be. Buy it here.
Coeur Sports tri shorts. Have you tried them?! The seamless chamois is revolutionary. Seriously, your bum will thank you. And, bibs… I’ve been a cyclist for eight years and a few weeks ago was the first time I ever wore bibs. Both are game changers. I also just realized I haven’t written a training update for quite some time. Watch for that soon!
Breaking Bad. Nick and I just got Netflix (I know, we are WAY behind) and started watching. OMG. The bathtub scene. I had to close my eyes. Anytime we have a free 48 minutes, we are watching an episode. So good.
I mentioned it in my last currently update, and I’m still contemplating time + life. And, thrown into the mix this month: Making a difference in the world. Is emailing really making a difference? Am I helping people? How am I giving back? Is this how I want to spend my days for the next 30 years?! Some days I wish I could turn off my brain. #thirdlifecrisis
Home improvement. We moved a few weeks ago and have been getting acquainted with Home Depot. A few projects on the list: new flooring (wood + carpet), replacing the toilet and bathroom faucet, figuring out the dishwasher draining problem, yard work and cleaning.
Favorite quote of the week
It’s your life – but only if you make it so. The standards by which you live must be your own standards, your own values, your own convictions in regard to what is right and wrong, what is true and false, what is important and what is trivial. When you adopt the standards and the values of someone else or a community or a pressure group, you surrender your own integrity. You become, to the extent of your surrender, less of a human being. Well said, Eleanor Roosevelt.
What’s up with you lately?