Oh hey there, it’s been uh… 5 months. Eek. I needed the mental break though (insert shrug emoji here – it’s my favorite).
Anywho, let’s play quick catchup (but also, I’m super into Instastories so that’s the best place to follow me)…
Did you think I wouldn’t be? I’m gonna be honest, throughout the winter I very rarely stepped outside to run. Instead, I signed up for an unlimited membership at Mile High Run Club and made sure I went 2-3 times each week (now that it’s warmer, I have a 5x/month membership). I also began taking 6am Soulcycle classes (my favorite instructor has a bunch of them and I’d rather be in his class at 6am than anyone else’s class at a normal hour). To balance all the cardio and running-related strength training, I began taking a yoga class 1-2 times each week. I’m lucky in that my office building provides FREE yoga classes Tuesday and Thursday at noon on an empty floor.
Justin and I will also be returning to the Brooklyn Half Marathon this May. While last year we tried (and succeeded) to beat Justin’s time from the year earlier, this year we’re just going out there and having fun. I’m super into this whole “just running for fun” thing and I honestly don’t know when I’ll get back to legitimately racing. I’m sure at some point I’ll get the itch but for now I’m happy just trotting along and chatting with people I love.
I Planned a Random Disney Trip
Justin and I decided to forgo our annual Disney trip in January/February this year since the larger family wasn’t planning to go. We figured we just took a super long honeymoon and we’d save some days. Well, that was all well and dandy until I got an email late December about annual passholder hotel rates for the end of January. I looked up how many Disney points I had on my Disney Visa and I sent Justin an e-mail…
Me: Disney? I have enough points that the hotel would be $1 for 3 nights. Thoughts?
Him: Up to you.
Me: Okay. Good because I already booked it.
So yea, within the next 3 days we had our flights, fastpasses, and restaurant reservations. #disneypros
I don’t know what made me think I could last through a winter without a Disney getaway since I’ve been going every winter for the last 9 years. This is one tradition that has to stay <3
I Got Wasted (Away Again) in Margaritaville
My father turned the big 6-0 this March and his one birthday request was that the family take a trip down south to Margaritaville.
We spent 4 full days at this amazing resort on Hollywood Beach and it was absolutely perfect. We laid by the pool and on the beach and we drank too many fruity cocktails and it was very, very good for our souls and our skin tones. We’re already plotting a trip for next year because the end of March in NY is still cold and sucky and you need some sunshine in order to stay sane. Birthdaycations are the best 🙂
We’re Heading BACK to My Favorite Place (Big Island, Hawaii)
Ever since coming home from Hawaii late last October, I’ve wanted to go back. Scratch that, the honest truth is I didn’t want to leave Hawaii in the first place. During our last breakfast I told Justin, completely seriously, “We can extend our trip a little more. We have money. We don’t have to leave.” Justin’s response was that he had to go back to work. I said, “No I don’t know that you heard me. I said, ‘we have moneyyy’.”
Since I lost that argument and we left Hawaii as planned, I’ve been plotting to go back. When it came time to thinking about an anniversary trip, I proposed going back to Hawaii, which Justin promptly shut down because he wanted to go “somewhere new.” I said we could go to a different island. He laughed. A DIFFERENT ISLAND IS SOMEWHERE NEW, JUSTIN.
Anywho, I pushed Hawaii hard in the coming weeks. I bought dragon fruit (his favorite when we were there), I decorated Easter eggs as hula girls, I bought pineapple shoes and was all “hmm I wonder where I could wear these, Justin?” and so many other little things and each time he rolled his eyes at me. It looked like I wasn’t winning this one either.
UNTIL, I came up with the perfect compromise. I proposed the following to him – a few nights in San Francisco (somewhere new!) and then a week on the Big Island (hands down, our favorite) where we could stay in Volcanoes National Park for a few nights (new hotel and experiences on the Big Island!) and then spend the other nights back at the hotel from our honeymoon but do different excursions we didn’t do last time.
He stared at me while I smiled up at him. This was THE compromise! I just knew it. You could tell he wasn’t happy to admit but through gritted teeth he said, “that is a fantastic compromise.” Thirty minutes later he had a list of things he wanted to do/see while in SF and the Big Island. Three days later our travel agent had our flights and hotels booked. We move quick over here!
Yes, I know I haven’t recapped the honeymoon. Or the wedding. At some point I will. Or not. I don’t know. (shrugging emoji)
Mr Big Got a Baby Sister
And she’s perfect. Her name is Cookie and she’s the sweetest little snickerdoodle you ever did meet. She was about 10 weeks old when we adopted her and she’s been following Mr Big’s lead from the beginning. We’re all very smitten. #adoptdontshop
Puppies > therapy.
The Plan for This Space Over the Next Couple Months
Summer is busy for me – but not in a bad way – just in the way that I LOVE SUMMER AND BEING WARM and I want to do ALL THE SUMMER THINGS ALL THE TIME. With my brother’s wedding coming up in September, my cousin’s wedding in October, and my 10 year college reunion, summer is full of travel for bachelorettes, showers, and other fun with friends and family. The plan is to update here at least once every two weeks (hey, it’s a start!).
Anywho, thanks for checking in or stopping by since it’s been quite a while. Again, I update instastories the most so if you’re at all into posts about how I’m socially awkward, that’s your best bet. If you’re a resister, I’ll see you here.
See you somewhere 🙂