Sooo…since I’ve been MIA…here’s what’s up:

Lately I’ve been getting my house “dialed in” for ultimate relaxation, seeing lots of concerts, drinking free wine, reading, and watching tv (lol)…


The past couple of Friday nights have been spent at the track where Kevin and I saw Cold War Kids and then Fitz and the Tantrums.  On the last Saturday in July, London and I drove to Costa Mesa to see Earth, Wind and Fire at the OC Fair. We both LOVE EWF and were super excited to sing and groove to them live.


I joined the Carruth wine club so that’s where the “free” wine has been coming from. I’ve been going as London’s plus one for a while now, but after a run Kate and I sat down for a glass of wine and I was easily talked into joining the club. If you live anywhere near the winery/area, it’s an awesome deal! ($35 per month for a bottle each month, one glass for you and one glass for a guest each visit, and 20% off any purchases) #notsponned


Recently I’ve gotten back into reading. It’s been a while (probably since Mexico) that I’ve felt captured by a book. However, in the last 2 weeks I’ve found and read 2 great books — The Girls and All The Missing Girls. Both are great quick and engaging books (great “beach reads”). I’ve been taking my books to dinner, appointments, breakfast, and the beach. I’d highly recommend All The Missing Girls (finished in 3 days). If you like Gone Girl and Girl on the Train you’ll love this book. I like it even more because of the non-conventional way the story unfolds. You really feel like a detective. Any recommendations for my next book? (just put in an order for The Good Girl by Mary Kubica).

And I know several people have laughed at me for lumping “watching tv” in with being productive. But I honestly only watch a little before bed so for me it relates to decompressing and relaxing. After watching all episodes of Young & Hungry on Netflix (what became my guilty pleasure) I was kind of in a lull with shows. I started watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and it literally makes me LOL. Kevin and I also finished Stranger Things in the span of a weekend. TV Series are soooo good! I realized this because Stranger Things felt like a movie, but the 8 episodes/5+ hours of the show really allowed for you to create an affinity for the characters and for them to fully develop.  Hoping there will be a season 2…


So that’s what I’ve been up to. I’ve also been running (barely, like 1-2x per week) and still doing a ton of workout classes because right now I crave the challenge and diversity that the various workouts (pilates, barre, yoga, etc.) provide.

Weekly Workout Recap (7/18-7/24):
Mon – Rest
Tues – 5 mi + Bootcamp @ YogaSix
Wed – Bootcamp @ YogaSix
Thurs – Bootcamp @ YogaSix
Fri – Barre @ Studio Barre
Sat – 7.5 mi
Sun – Rest
Total Weekly Mileage: 12.5 mi
Number of cross-training workouts: 4
2016 miles: 603 mi

Weekly Workout Recap (7/25-7/31):
Mon – Mixed Level @ The Bar Method + 6 mi w/SoCal Runner Gal
Tues – Full Body @ Core40 + Bootcamp @ YogaSix
Wed – Rock ’n Roll Vinyasa @ YogaSix
Thurs – CP Reformer Plus 1.5 @ Club Pilates + Bootcamp @ YogaSix
Fri – Barre @ Studio Barre
Sat – Rest
Sun – Rest
Total Weekly Mileage: 6 mi
Number of cross-training workouts: 7
2016 miles: 609 mi