10 Things I’m Loving Lately (Part 2)

Here’s the rest of my post! I was too tired last night (ahem, early evening) to finish it up. 

6.) Mad Men

Luckily the newest season of Mad Men came along right after the 3rd season of the Walking Dead Ended.  Phew! I was afraid that I might have to actually be productive on my Sunday evenings instead of just vegging out on the couch, dodged that bullet!  Well, having missed the actual first showing of the premier because I was relaxing in Desert Hot Springs, I watched the 2+ hour long episode on my computer in bed.  The episode is available for free on the AMC website, but be warned: it’s streaming and if you have the cheapest (i.e. the slowest) internet available like I do, it takes forever to load and get often get choppy.  At some points the video looked like it was dubbed.  If you can get over that, go and watch it!  To be honest, I was a bit disappointed by first episode of the season, but I’m still so excited to see what’s to come. 

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P.S. Sally Draper is looking so chic this season! I know she’s only 12 in this season, but that doesn’t keep me from wanting to raid her wardrobe. Judge not.

7.) Good Running Shoes

Most specifically, my K-Swiss Kwicky Blade Lights.  I got these sneaks about a month before the LA Marathon this March and I love them!  I’ve struggled with achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis, so I was beyond delighted when these shoes alleviated my foot problems.  They fit like a glove and just feel right.

Having tried a million different shoes, I’m really happy to have found ones that work.

That being said, I’m still really curious about the Brooks Pure Flow line, as well as Mizunos.  I’ve heard that both are fantastic shoes.  Guess when I find a couple extra hundred buckaroos laying around, I’ll give em a go.

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8.) Dates

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YUM

The food, not the activity.  But I do love me some nice dinner dates!

As per my last post, I’ve visited Costco recently and stocked up on massive containers of food.  I’ve been looking at a lot of energy bar, cookie, and brownie recipes that call for dates as a healthier sugar, so I’ve been needing to splurge on some.  They’re not the cheapest sugar in the store, so when I saw a $7 bucket of dates at Costco, I had to go for it even though it was more dates that I could conceivably consume.  

Feeling inspired, I referred to Chocolate Covered Katie, an amazing vegan healthy food blog, for a recipe using dates.  So, this afternoon I whipped up some Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls.  I would have posted a picture but they, ahem, have miraculously all disappeared!  Wouldn’t have any idea how that happened! …

9.) NutriBullet

If you don’t have a NutriBullet yet, go get one!  I was completely 100% skeptical until my mom forced me to try on of their juices at the LA Marathon race expo.  I was a bit turned off because they were the least interested promo-crew I have ever met, BUT you can deny the deliciousness.  Usually, they’re pretty expensive, but recently they went on sale at Macy’s, so I got one and haven’t turned back.

I know, I know, juicing, so LA, yadayadayada

This stuff is delicious!  Plus, it’s the only way to get me to eat raw spinach without gagging.  What I like most about the NutriBullet as opposed to smoothies or juicing is that it’s incredibly low-sugar, and it keeps all the fiber from the veggies as opposed to juicing, which removes all of the fibrous matter from the vegetables/fruit.  One of the main reasons you want to eat fruits and veggies is that the fiber is so great for you!  Don’t underestimate the importance of fiber, it has been demonstrated to lower ones risk for cancer, and many other common diseases.  And I’m talking legitimate scientific studies, not some flimsy nutrition-fad crap that some fake expert made up.

The NutriBullet gives me an easy way to consume as many veggies as possible-doesn’t get much better than that! 

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Gotta love my good friends comment about this picture:
“That looks like a perfectly good fruit and spinach salad in there!”
Hahahaha!!! Still cracks me up 🙂

So, if you have the cash and are looking for a healthy way to jump start your spring, I definitely recommend the NutriBullet.  Just make sure the majority of what you fill it with is made up of vegetables.  And only add water as the liquid.  You could add coconut water if you really wanted to, I am not a fan.

 

 

 

 

 

10.) Blogging!

No brainer!  I’m really excited to share my thoughts, and express my love of food and running.  Trying to figure it all out can be tough.  No one told me my twenties were going to be this confusing!  I remember naively thinking early in my undergraduate career that my post-college life would include me immediately getting a high paying somewhat bio-related career that perfectly fit my interpersonal and academic strengths, and that I would spend my evenings relaxing, shopping, and doing fancy things.  Boy was I deluded!

I’m really excited to use this blog to talk about what I love to do the most, and hopefully it will get my creative juices going so that I can figure out how I can make a living doing what I love.  Fingers crossed!

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Can’t you pay me to just look at this picture all day? That counts as a full-time, legitimate-career job, right? 😛
SO CUTE

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