things of late

Some suuuppper exciting things have been going on in the past few weeks, so wouldn’t you like to know?  

I went to Vermont. For new years! It was great. My best friend Danielle was back on the east coast after beating me out to California last summer – and we went up with both our families, her boyfriend, and a sprinkling of other family friends. We hiked, skiied, ate delicious breakfasts (B&B style!), and just chilled out. There is a bar in the Inn as well, so we conveniently rang in 2014 downstairs, and then ran right upstairs to bed. My kind of party.

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I’m learning how to crochet! My sister-in-law made me a special blanket when I went to college, and it’s been everywhere — two schools, my apartment in DC, Ghana, Brooklyn, and now Greatist HQ (unclear). This Christmas, she decided to give me all the supplies so I could make one myself. I’m absolutely awful at things like this (this= crocheting, sewing, knitting, ceramics, ballet, taxes, work-life balance) but it’s coming alongI just keep dropping stitches so the ends are bit uneven…

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I’m back on the book train. I was on a huge reading kick in the fall and December, and then took a break over the holidays. Now, I’ve got three good ones to dive into: Cloud Atlas, The Interestingsand Habibi (graphic novel!).

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I actually made a resolution. Which was to cook more often. And for whatever reasons (given an immersion blender, it’s freezing outside…) I’ve been on a huge soup kick. So far I’ve made sweet potato leek, curry cauliflower, and kale, white bean, and chicken sausage. Next up is roasted broccoli cheddar, lentil, and avocado asparagus. (!)

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I am signing up for a race! Despite my maybe-vow to retire from racing bibs for a while, I’ve always been interested in trying to do (“run”? “participate in”?) a triathlon. And there’s an olympic tri in June that looks awesome. So me and a few friends are going to do it for fun! We’ll also be getting a house in Montauk and making a weekend out of it, so let me know if you want to come and/or teach me how to swim. (I already ordered this.) 

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About Laura

marketing director at Possible. formerly at Greatist. Still running, finding zen, and searching for the perfect bloody mary.

Posted on January 16, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I TO RAN A MARATHON LAST YEAR AFTER RUNNING 5 MILES PER DAY FOR OVER 2 YEARS I DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO JUMP IN WITH THE BIG BOYS I FOLLOWED AN 18 WEEK TRAINING PROGRAM AND WAS NEVER SO EXCITED FOR RACE DAY AT 50 YEARS OLD I STARTED OUT IN THE 5HR PACE GROUP KNOWING THAT WOULD BE PERFECT FOR ME IT WAS A BEATIFULLY COOL MORNING AND ALL WENT WELL UNTIL MILE 10 MY LEFT FOOT LANDED PERFECTLY IN A BRIDGE EXPANSION THAT I NOTICED AS MY FOOT HIT IT I KNEW SOMETHING WAS TWEAKED BUT SHRUGED IT OFF AND CONTINUED BY MILE 13 MY LEG WAS TIGHT AS A FIDDLE STRING SO NEED LESS TO SAY I WALKED AND RAN IN PAIN UNTIL I FINISHED 6:56 I WAS SO DISSAPPOINTED AT WHAT HAD HAPPENED AND NOW 90 DAYS AFTER THAT RACE ALTHOUGH I RAN A HALF AND A 5 K I HAVE LOST THE JOY OF RUNNING I HAD AND I WANT BADLY TO GET IT BACK YOUR STORY REALLY HIT HOME WITH HOW I FEEL PLEASE KEEP ME POSTED OF YOUR PROGRESS AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY POINTERS THANKS FOR LISTENING

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