I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving, Instagramming photos of your table and food and such. I ran a 10K, stupidly walked a mile uphill to go to yoga, then had a lovely Friendsgiving. Okay, currently I am sitting in bed between yoga and Friendsgiving… you would think I ran a half-marathon and not a 10K with the way I feel right now. I’m having a phantom food hangover in solidarity with all of you. Here are the best links to make the digestion process easier.
Love this list of 10 cities for creative people.
Have you booked your New Year’s travel yet? Consider one of these 18 Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve.
I hate networking. I hate to admit that. I just get anxious trying to impress people and be perfect. I’m afraid of looking too eager… but in a city like SF, I should really learn how to nail the networking lunch.
I don’t do Black Friday. Crowds aren’t my thing, dumb deals that aren’t even that great aren’t my thing… waking up early to shop isn’t my thing. You know what is my thing? Cyber Monday. Now to just remember to actually shop those deals!
I truthfully think I started “I can’t” (I’ve been saying it since at least 2010)… but maybe it’s time for us to all find a new catchphrase.
What happened to one blogger when she stopped thinking she “needed” a boyfriend (love this… and totally resonate with it!).
I used to do fasted runs totally unintentionally. I still do on mornings I don’t wake up starved (which is never). I really need to make more of an effort to run on an empty stomach to burn fat more efficiently. (Pro tip: If you’re running a 5K you don’t need to eat a bagel with peanut butter and banana before… or after.)
Things I should focus on again: strength training. I loved this guest post on Run to the Finish about what to do when you hit a weight loss plateau from running.
I’m a self-proclaimed food snob. Sometimes I feel bad talking about places I’ve eaten or things that are the staples of my diet (hemp hearts! kale! fancy cheeses!) because not everyone is so into food. And that’s how you talk about food without sounding like a snob… just understand it’s maybe not everyone’s thing and some people are okay with eating at Olive Garden.
I’m a little late on this, but tips for taking the best Instagram photos of Thanksgiving. You can use these for Christmas. (Are we the only family who has a huge Christmas dinner, too?)
The 10 Foods of the American Diet blew my mind. I guess I just assumed everyone ate kale all the time (but yogurt did top the list).
I’ve never heard of pistachio dukkah in my life but now I need to make it.
The only really Thanksgiving-y food I made was cranberry sauce which I am going to recreate for Christmas this year. I have some left over so I’m excited to incorporate it into every food this weekend.
Chat with me:
Do you listen to Serial? Did Adnan do it? Are you going shopping today? How are you eating your leftovers? Am I an awful person for judging people for eating at Olive Garden?