What I’m Putting in My Online Carts… (but not buying right now)

Online shopping... not buying.

I’m not shopping right now (there’s nothing I need), but if anybody needs anything for themselves or for a gift, check out these things currently sitting in my various shopping carts strewn about the internet:

I want damn near everything from Wylder Goods.

Loving these fingerless gloves:

Fingerless Gloves from Wylder

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How to Get Your Power Back

5 Steps to Getting Your Confidence & Power Back

If you feel like you’ve lost your confidence, you can get it and your sense of power back. It can be rough feeling like you’ve had power then lost it, so here are a few things you can do to feel on top of your game again, in this order: [Read more…]

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34 Lessons I’ve Learned By My 34th Birthday

34 Lessons Learned By My 34th Birthday

Live and learn, that’s what we all do. The smartest among us are the ones that actually use those lessons to better themselves as they age, instead of repeating the same mistakes over and over through the years. In an effort to remind myself of what I’ve learned over the years, I’m laying it out here to look back on from time to time.

I did a similar post on my 29th birthday five years ago. I thought I’d continue with sharing what I’ve learned a year before the usual landmark birthday year. In no particular order: [Read more…]

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Book Buzz: Summer Reading List 2018

Summer Reading List 2018

I never start a new book without finishing another one… until now. For whatever reason I’ve had complete lack of self control when it comes to reading this summer. There are so many great books out there! I’m reading about 6 right now* and this shit is crazy. I want the ability to speed read so I can get through all of them.

Last fall, before we went to Asia, I tried checking out lots of e-books from my library’s app for the long flight, but everything I wanted to read was on hold. I put holds on about 10 different books (the max allowed) and they’re all becoming available NOW. Three have landed in my app this week alone. You only get them for a week, so I’ve had to make the choice to send some back so somebody else can get to them and put myself back on the wait list. Because there are so many people waiting on them, you can’t extend the loans on some of these.

Here’s what I’m currently reading (links to all in the photos) and hopefully you can get through faster than I can… with a little sense of focus:  [Read more…]

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Trying Shampoo Bars For The First Time…

In an effort to cut back on all the plastic in my life, I’ve recently purchased my first shampoo and conditioner bars! (Shoutout to my friend Leslie who mentioned these to me.)

These are similar to soap bars and they seriously cut back on plastic use in the container, but also the fuel used in shipping. Think about how much lighter it is to ship a tiny bar instead of several full bottles of shampoo!

I was a bit skeptical at first – thinking it would be like washing your hair with regular soap (and if you’ve ever done that, you know it DOES NOT WORK) -but I was pleasantly surprised. Here’s what I thought about my first week using these bars…

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Workout Playlist: Summer 2018

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It’s HOT out. Here’s an hour+ of hot music for your sweat sesh. Enjoy!

Includes: Warm-up music, good beats for the hard stuff, & mellow cool-down tunes.

 Don’t forget to stretch, y’all.

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How To Road Trip with Your Dog

How to Road Trip with Your dog

Road tripping is one of the best (and cheapest) ways to see the country. Going with your dog makes it even more fun. Road tripping with your dog can feel like a big undertaking, but with a little extra planning, it can be super smooth and ultra rewarding.

My dog Tango has been on multiple road trips with me in our 8+ years together. It’s hard to count how many times we’ve been back and forth across the U.S. and Canada over the years, including a 3 month road trip back in 2015.  I’ve learned a lot over the years and have since honed our routine.

Here’s how to get ready: [Read more…]

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New TRX Fit Clubs Starting June 1st!

4 Week Online TRX Strength Programs start June 1st!

Fit Club 1: (Weeks 1 – 4) 8 TRX Workouts, Videos, PDFs, Timers for your phone, & coaching from me.

Fit Club 2: (Weeks 5 – 8) 8 More TRX Workouts (more advanced), Videos, PDFs, Timers & Score sheets to track your progress.

Use code SUMMER to get 20% off any Fit Club Package!

If you don’t have a TRX of your own, choose ‘The Bundle + TRX’ package. It includes one!

FAQs here

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Travel Thoughts: Austin, Texas

I just returned from a week in Austin for a work trip and realized while I was having all these thoughts that I hadn’t done one of these ‘travel thoughts’ posts in a long time – several years, to be exact. So without further ado, here’s a list of stuff going through my head whilst cruising around Texas.  [Read more…]

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Things & Links That Are My Jam Right Now

Derby Hat

Things That Are My Jam Right Now

YOU GUYS. This week is out of control. Here’s what I’m pumped about:

  1. Talk Derby To Me.
    It’s Derby Week, y’all. I’m getting my bets ready so I can bet from afar this year. Usually I go home to Louisville for Derby Week, but I’ve gotta work in Austin this week, so I can’t go. I’ve packed my outfit and hat though (not the one pictured, that’s my friend Sandy’s) which I’ll wear to an event cocktail party, so it’s fine.
  2. It’s also Summit Time!
    The annual TRX Summit is happening this weekend in Austin, which is why I’m headed there. 500 TRX trainers & enthusiasts from all over the world are congregating in Texas this weekend for a packed weekend of sessions and games. It’s like summer camp for TRX pros and I’m super excited to see everybody again.
  3. Cinco de Mayo! In Texas! 
    It’s crazy that all three of these events will be taking place on the same day. I’m ready though. Mexican food on the Mexican border > Mexican imitation food far away from the border.
  4. Karley!
    Hanging with my college climbing bud, Karley and her family. I haven’t seen her since my last trip to Austin and I can’t wait to meet her little girl.
  5. Austin.
    This is one of those cities I could see myself living in. It’s such a fun city and I’m READY for the warmth. I packed like 5 sets of shorts to bring with me and I’m really hoping the rain in the forecast will hold off a bit so I can work on a tan for these legs.

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