Things (& Links) That Are My Jam Right Now…

{Things That Are Currently My Jam}

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Kentucky in the Summer. Yes it’s hot and humid, but summer will gone before we know it so I’m taking full advantage.

Louisville Parks. We’ve been to either Cherokee, Seneca, or The Parklands every day since I’ve been back. I’m not mad about it. Neither is Tango…

Stranger Things. Mom and I watched all 8 episodes last week! LOVED it.

Bug Spray. Mosquitos are everywhere here. Don’t give me the all-natural spray… I need some napalm to take these bitches out.

Meeting up w/ friends for walks, runs, bike rides, or workouts. I wrote this post about alternate ways to socialize (other than meeting for meals/drinks) and have been trying to put that into practice more often. (Aside from when people want to meet at my favorite restaurants…)

Steel City Pops. You guys. There’s a popsicle store here.

All the kiddos. Appx. 1,000 friends of mine had kids since I left last year. It’s fun meeting up with my buds to workout or play outside with their little ones and I’m loving all the different parenting styles. It was hilarious seeing my friend Jess yelling “What the hell’s the matter with you?!” as she watched her youngest (of 4) bypass their water bottle and the water fountain to drink out the communal dog bowl on the ground at the playground.

Making a dent my Kentucky Summer Wish List. I’ve marked off the things I’ve done so far from this post.

Labor Day Plans. I’m traveling the rest of my weekends that I’m in Kentucky, but I’m home all holiday weekend long. We’re hitting a Canoe/Kayak/SUP Demo on the lake, heading to the YUM Center to cheer on the UofL Women’s Volleyball team, riding bikes in the Mayor’s Hike, Bike, and Paddle event, and who knows what else. I’m stoked.

 

 

{Links That Are My Jam}

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7 Incredible Things That Happen Once You Learn to Enjoy Being Alone. Forbes.

An Interview w/ the “Stranger Things” Creators/Writers/Directors. {Beware: Spoilers} Variety.

Your House Is Too Big – The Downsizing Uprising. Outside.

Taking Less Vacation Affects Employees’ Productivity. Project Time Off.

This Quick Summer Salad Recipe – Caprese Orzo Salad. Cupcakes & Cashmere.

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure. Harvard Business Review.

Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids at Perceived – But Unreal – Risk? NPR.

The Rules for Borrowing Camping Gear. Outside. “You get pregnant in it, you buy it.” ; )

 

What kinds of things or links are your jam right now? Anything I should know about?!

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Kentucky Summer Wish List

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I’ve got somewhere around 6-8 weeks here in my home state of Kentucky and I’m STOKED. There are so many things that I love about being here in the summertime and even though I’m arriving more towards the end of summer, the weather will still be nice enough to play, workout, and enjoy fabulous meals outside for weeks. Here’s all I plan to do over the next several weeks…

UPDATE: The things I’ve gotten to so far have been crossed off!  [Read more…]

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TRX in May: New classes, additions, and locations!

I’ve been a little absent here on the blog lately, but only because I’ve got a few things in development. Here’s what’s happening now and next month:

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Feelin’ Good This Friday

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I think we’re all feeling a little bit better this week. The weather finally seems to be warming up and staying a little more consistent. I won’t put away my down jacket just yet though… I feel like that’s completely jinxing everything – just begging for another snow storm to swoop through. So I’ll leave it in my closet and hope to hell that I don’t need it until the winter… or until I go to Canada next (spring is coming there too, but it’s a little later than here). With everybody thawing out and arising from hibernation, I think we’re all a little happier. Here’s why I’m feelin’ so good this Friday:

>It’s been a really great week. I was able to launch my new TRX Barre class, which sold out. I’m proud of the format I created, I get to see ladies I love, and it’s a way different vibe than my 6m TRX Bootcamps. I haven’t taught mid-morning classes since I lived in San Diego (where I taught 6 classes per day all over the city) and I seriously miss that time slot (and those classes/gyms/participants). My body is actually awake at that time, I have time to run a comb through my hair and drink some tea, and I’m just an all-around better person by that point in the day. I’m looking forward to doing more around that time.

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>With the warmer weather I’m a way better dog mother. Tango and I are able to stay outside way longer and I’m soaking up all the sun and pretty, blooming flowers. I have a billion photos in my phone of flower buds these days. It’s like they might be stolen from us at any moment and I want to document each one to remember their beauty. I realize that’s a bit dramatic, but I feel like this winter has just messed with my soul. They’re so pretty though.

>I do most of my traveling for TRX during the later part of the week and the weekends. Sometimes, when I’ve got a heavy schedule, I can end up dreading it. This weekend however, I’ll be traveling only an hour and half east to Lexington to teach. NBD. Aaaaand I get to meet up with one of my favorite people in the world, Julie! We went to college together and haven’t gotten to hang in at least a year. Work trips that turn into personal trips are the best kind. And I’ll be back home at decent time too. #triplewhammy

>Here’s a random, but fabulous photo of my family, from when I was 3 years old. Yesterday on social media everybody was all “Happy Siblings Day!” I’ve never heard of this holiday, but it seemed like a good idea to post old photos of me and my bro so I participated. This photo I keep in my wallet and is my absolute favorite. I look a little bit like my mother. ; )

 

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This weekend is Thunder Over Louisville – an all-day gigantic airshow over the entire city with the Blue Angles and tons of other planes. It’s so exciting. Almost like a big “Welcome Spring!” for the city. This air show leads to an even bigger fireworks display, choreographed to music. It’s a 30 minute long show that gets bigger and better every year. Thunder is the official kickoff to the Kentucky Derby Festival – the 3 weeks that lead to the Derby Races, and the MOST EXCITING time ever to be in Louisville. Derby is like our Mardi Gras and the entire city comes to life. I highly recommend that if you ever decide to visit Kentucky, you do it during the last week of April that leads into the first Saturday in May. You won’t be disappointed.

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Hope you’ve had an excellent week as well. Happy Friday!

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