Coming off a three day weekend always makes me feel a little anxious for some reason, like I’ve gotten behind on life. I feel the need to be about three times as productive as usual to make up for that one extra day off. Anyone else?
I had a really nice Memorial Day weekend and definitely went into this week feeling rejuvenated. Friday night, Brittany and I had a low-key little date night with sushi and massages. It was amazing. We came home, read side by side for about 20 minutes and passed out.
On Saturday morning I met up with a client for coffee at Lofty in Encinitas. It’s so rare I actually get to chat with my clients face to face and it was really nice! I normally just stalk clients on Facebook or Snapchat so that I feel connected. 😉 We spent forever talking about running and scheming her first marathon which I am certain she is going to blow out of the water. All the run talk and coffee got me pumped so I went and ran 7 miles later that morning and it felt unusually good.
Saturday night we double dated with Teresa and her beau at The Patio in Mission Hills and then ran into January and her man over at Brooklyn Girl! It was the most adulting we’d done in awhile on a Saturday night. I think we were kind of proud of not Netflixing-and-chilling for once.
Sunday morning, we slept in and it was G L O R I O U S. Like, it felt SO good I can hardly even express it. Normally I am mad at myself when I sleep in too late but I did not care at all because it felt divine. I lazed around all day until we went to see a matinee at La Paloma, the historic theatre in downtown Encinitas. We had some fro-yo for dinner (which is a sure sign I am PMSing, just FYI and TMI) and then I took Gunner on a sunset hike that quickly turned into a trail run. The trails by our house are just so peaceful and beautiful, I have a hard time NOT running them. Gunner appreciated the exercise and so did my fro-yo belly, so it was all good.
Monday, I woke up, did some work and then hit the trails again for my longest run since Boston. I ran 10 miles — can you believe that’s LONG for me these days? — and I felt pretty damn good. I honestly think it’s because I’ve been using that gel I mentioned in my last post and I’ve been doing more cross training in place of running. It wasn’t bad at all, but I did take a few walk breaks.
I also received my first order from Amazon Fresh. HOLY COW. This is an amazing service. Kombucha, toilet paper, and bananas all delivered directly to your doorstep.
Monday evening we went to a BBQ at Whitney’s house (does anyone else find it kind of funny that every friend I mention comes with a link to their website? #bloglife). We ate all the yummy grilled things, drank boozy kombucha and I saw Frozen for the first time ever. I know, I know, I’m so behind on the times, but let it go already. 😉
We were in bed by 9:30pm and reading. I just finished #GirlBoss, a nice, easy read, and “Eligible”, which is the modern re-telling of Pride & Prejudice. It’s silly but it was good. Now I’m almost done with “When Breath Becomes Air” and it is OH SO GOOD. It was written by a neurosurgeon after he found out he had stage IV lung cancer. His thoughts on life, death and purpose are so beautiful. I highly recommend it.
ON NEGATIVE COMMENTS
I can’t leave without addressing the VERY FIRST negative comments I’ve received on my blog. It’s honestly pretty shocking that I haven’t received any negativity up until now – I feel like that’s pretty unusual for a blogger. (If you didn’t read the post, feel free to read it now so you know what I wrote.)
I am happy that people feel like they can share their opinions on here. That is EXACTLY what I want. I want my blog to be a conversation. That said, I want to address the comments suggesting I shouldn’t be sharing the information that I did. The product I love and was promoting was not created by a MD, instead it was created by a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM). I don’t think he should be discredited simply because he is not a Medical Doctor. Meanwhile, the infographic and the quote I shared (which were the basis for the negative comments) came directly from Dr. Aviva Romm, a Yale MD, and Joseph Mercola MD, who is widely known in the alternative medicine world (and yes, he can be controversial).
Maybe I live in a little hippie bubble here in Encinitas, California, but talking about alternative treatments and taking a holistic approach to health is kind of the norm. On an almost daily basis we’re talking about reiki, homeopathic treatments, the dangers of gluten, and just a month ago, I bought a bunch of crystals to raise the vibrational frequency of our home. We send “love and light” to people instead of prayers and we see energy healers. It’s pretty standard.
Never did I think that talking sh*t about ibuprofen would be controversial. That’s just kind of the norm around here. It’s also nothing that I haven’t read a trillion times over on other websites and blogs. So why is it not acceptable for me to share the same info that is all over the internet? Let’s just remember, this is my personal blog where I share my personal opinions. I believe everyone who visits this site and reads about my weekend, my race recaps, my training tips and products I like, also knows to do their own research. I am not a doctor. I am not an expert on anything medical. I never claim to be. I simply know what works for me. If someone read that blog post and decided to maybe try some herbal gel instead of taking 4 ibuprofen, I don’t think any harm was done there. It’s not like I’m telling anyone to stop taking their psychotropic medications — we’re talking Ibuprofen here. 🙂 Again, I do appreciate hearing all opinions and I hope I didn’t lose anyone because of my views on NSAIDs.