First things first, Whole Foods jelly beans are awesome (not an April Fool’s joke).
I am going to go ahead of state the obvious – it has been a while since my last blog post. It might be a bit of an understatement to say that my life has gone from zero to sixty in a short couple of months, but it has. Instead of spending most of my days soaking up the benefits of unemployment, I now spend most of my days spinning circles in an office chair, drinking way too much tea, and organizing my inbox. And, I’m truly thrilled with the way that things have worked out. Sometimes I miss Seattle (West Coast, Best Coast …), but DC just feels right these days although I still get all my coffee fix shipped from Cafe Vita.*
And, now that I’m much busier, I have been better about exercising. In fact, I’m running the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in five days. EEK. I am a bit undertrained, but it feels good to have a race planned. I haven’t run a race since the Portland Half Marathon in October 2012. Although, in full disclosure, I have promised myself I will stop running if my IT band gets too tight.
And in other news, I have also developed some I-sit-at-a-desk-all-day bad habits, such as buying afternoon snacks and drinking too much Starbucks. But overall, things are good. Life is good.
Unfortunately, cooking hasn’t been a priority for me these days. There have been a lot of Amy’s soups, roasted vegetables (read: russet potatoes), and tofu and veganaise sandwiches in my daily repertoire. While copious amounts of tofu, low-sodium microwaveable soups, and potatoes aren’t the worst things in the world, cooking is one thing I haven’t been doing enough of. I also experimented with FODMAPS for a short-lived week, and while it might be my least favorite “diet” ever, I have to say it did wonders for my stomach. But, that is another conversation for another day. I’m trying to keep this short and sweet.
And on that note, I just wanted to pop in and say hello. I have a few things on my mind for this week: soba noodles, new cruelty-free lip colors, and whiskey. Thank you for hanging in there with me as I figure out my new schedule. Hasta luego friends.
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* This is not an affiliate link. I just love Cafe Vita.