I hate admitting it here, but I've been stressed out with real life lately. As much as I love (and thrive on) being busy, the past few weeks have been overwhelmingly so. On top of everything else I have been fighting insomnia for two weeks and over the weekend the work stress, lack of sleep and the 30+ miles of marathon training a week proved too much for me and I cracked. Fortunately I was at my parents in Boston and my mom lent me her shoulder to cry on, her kind ear to listen, oh and a few cookies. Even though life's been a bit tough, there are always bright spots to every day. Here are a few that have made the past few weeks a bit brighter:
My mom treated me to a mani/pedi on Monday. She insisted I try a shellac manicure since she's a big fan. Two days in and no chips or marks in sight! I love that as soon as the dryer stops you are good to go. As a busy, impatient gal I could get on board with this smudge proof manicure.
This book is not exactly uplifting but its really gripping. Set in the neighboring town to my hometown and the park I ran right by on Saturday(!) made it that much more engaging. The end was pretty surprising, and calls into question how far one would go for their family.
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Have you tried a bar/barre workout? Marisol and I did at The Bar Method after work and it was awesome! Runners are notoriously inflexible and we showed how true that was this evening. The class was a combination of ballet positions, stretching and strength training. Such an awesome burn!
Finding new music like Ellie Goulding's album, Lights and re-finding old favorites like this song on my iPod. Something about this song instantly calms me.
And it wouldn't be Wednesday without an outfit. I wore this sometime last week when I realized this sweater hasn't been worn since before Christmas.
|Sweater - Old Navy, Pants - Ann Taylor Loft, Shoes - Plenty by Tracy Reese, Purse - Dooney & Bourke, Flower barrette - DIY, Necklace - swapped from Marisol, Bracelets - Gifts|
Thanks for reading and being patient while I get back on track. I would love to know what little things pick you up during a rough week or two!