I’ve managed not to break anything this week.
It’s an improvement over last week.
Whether you are a self-proclaimed foodie or just enjoy exploring other cultures, a food tour is a must-do in a new country. Here are 5 reasons to take a food tour in Barcelona.
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Las Vegas has grown on me in the last 3 years.
And not just because that’s where I picked up Vegas.
As a blogger, I can get caught up on trying to write posts that are going to have amazing SEO, become stars on Pinterest, or go viral on Facebook. This post is going to achieve none of those things. This post is going to be a little random… but I hope it’s entertaining and that it makes you laugh a little.
I swear… one day I’ll eat like a normal human again.
Today is not that day. Today is sushi and wine.
Austin, TX is insanely hot.
But they have incredible food, so I forgive *some* of the heat.
You know you’re in Vegas when…
I don’t have a good intro (or title) for this post.
This is reflective of my motivation in general lately.
It’s hard to get excited when you have a few really bummer things happen in a row. I thought I’d try to help myself by joining Meghan’s Week in Review. Maybe if I talk about what I did manage to do, I can do more this week.
First of all, I ate a lot of delicious food. We had dinner with a friend we met in Greece two years ago. He happens to live down the street from us, so we became fast friends. He shares our passion for travel… and willingness to eat odd things like snails!
That, and a wine tasting at my favorite spot, Royal Stone, cheered me up a little after getting my MRI results (I hurt my knee playing ball last week). Torn ACL and meniscus. I’ll have surgery July 21st. Then we have to figure out what to do with the one I tore last year and never repaired. Two surgeries back to back is just too much for my head right now. In conclusion, wine.
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Vegas loves to watch the news; therefore, I watch a TON of news. These days it only makes me angry. I spent some time texting with friends about the stupid shit 45 is doing. Pulling out of the Paris deal, responding to the London attacks like an asshole… I could go on and on.
Sometimes I get into it with people on Twitter. I know it’s a waste of time, but I just don’t understand how people are so stupid. When MIT says climate change is real, how can you possibly think you have the brilliance to deny it? Clearly, I needed to get off the couch and back in the gym. At least I could share a laugh with Nicole over this:
After two days off from the gym (read: feeling sorry for myself), I finally went back… largely for stress relief. The doc said retaining as much quad/hamstring muscle as I can will help with my recovery. I decided to suck it up and go for a leg day.
It was really a leg and a half day. I used all of my right side and whatever I could of my injured left side. 4 sets, 15 reps of each exercise. I increased the weight wherever I could.
🔹 TRX pistol squats
🔸 Leg extensions
🔹 Hamstring curls
🔸 Good mornings
🔹 Weighted hip lifts
🔸 Inner/Outer thigh machines (I call them the “yes” and “no” machines 😉 )
It went… ok. I took a cleavage shot on the hamstring curl machine to commemorate it.
This is a good time to talk about another list item. I got my lashes filled. I’ve been getting them done for 3 months now and I’m totally addicted. It saves so much time getting ready!
Post-lashes, Vegas and I went to the fancy theater to see Wonder Woman. I’m not really a movie person, but I can be talked into seeing anything at a theater with recliner seats and rosé. That said, Wonder Woman was amazing. I’d even go see it again! I didn’t realize they used real-life athletes to play the Amazon women. They were incredible!
Since the two days of feeling sorry for myself included a lot of restaurant meals and wine, I went back to my roots and made some healthier fare.
There were smoothie bowls, chicken salads, protein mug cakes, and some #strangebutgood eats. Like this sweet potato deliciousness:
Now I’m lazing in bed, typing this and watching the Women’s College World Series. I’m supposed to be playing softball right now.
If you can’t be an athlete, be an athletic supporter.”
^Name that movie
I feel motivated-ish. Maybe I’ll try a spin class this week…
Did you see Wonder Woman last weekend?
Have you been watching the college World Series?
This weekend I needed a break.
I put myself in social media time out.
Sometimes I get burnt out of it all. I do social media work as a business as well as for my blog, and sometimes I just need to step away.
Paris is an experience that everyone should have. It’s a city you can’t help to fall in love with, one of those places that will always have a new surprise waiting.