Showing posts from May, 2022

A Week in the Life- Moving Edition

Good morning and happy Monday everyone! Today I wanted to get back to one of my favorite kinds of posts- a week in the life. This one was special because it was actually our first week of living in our new house! Our furniture got moved in last weekend, and this week has been a blur! Most of it was dedicated to getting everything set up, shopping, and moving over a few last items. Here are some highlights of the week- Monday Plans for the day (outside of work):  Morning walk and yoga, lunch bike ride, run after work, and a monthly Zoom catch up with Alexa . One thing that went unexpected: I found a new bike route to one of my favorite local parks (Bond Park) and now it's only an easy 4 miles away. It's been so fun exploring! Best part of the day: Finished my latest book (The Violin Conspiracy) and it's SO good. One of my favorites that I've read recently and it was satisfying up to the very last page! Best thing I ate: A cheese plate for dinner. Always my favorite snack

April Reads and Reviews

We're already through another month of reading, and it's crazy to me to put these reviews together and see how much I'm reading. I'm already through 30 books so far, which is more than what I usually read in an entire year! I think that joining a book club and also reading instead of watching TV to relax has made a huge difference and I love it.  Here are the books I read in April- Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney Things have been wrong with Mr and Mrs Wright for a long time. When Adam and Amelia win a weekend away to Scotland, it might be just what their marriage needs. Self-confessed workaholic and screenwriter Adam Wright has lived with face blindness his whole life. He can’t recognize friends or family, or even his own wife. Every anniversary the couple exchange traditional gifts – paper, cotton, pottery, tin – and each year Adam’s wife writes him a letter that she never lets him read. Until now. They both know this weekend will make or break their marriage, but

May Goals and Highlights

April was a big month for me! There were a lot of big life changes as well as some fun trips and events going on. Just a quick summary- I started out the month by pacing a friend in the Umstead 100 Mile race. It was so much fun pacing and I think I'll do it again! Dan and I also volunteered at a water stop during the race and that was also a great time! I don't think an ultra marathon is in my future but I definitely enjoy being a part of the weekend. I ran my own race- the Tar Heel 10 Miler. Even though I originally wanted to race it for a PR I ended up just running with some friends and had a GREAT time! Right after the race I went to Richmond to meet up with my mom, sister, and nephew. We spent a few days together and it was a great trip! We explored a lot of cool areas and visited two of my favorite breweries- Stone and Hardywood. Need to go back since it's such a quick drive from Raleigh. While all this was going on, Dan and I were house hunting! It was a sudden decisi