You know it's been a long time since you've opened up your blog when Squarespace tries to give you a tutorial of how to create a blog post. Oops. For the 17th time since I started blogging in some fashion 7+ years ago, I have let my blog wallow in silence. Apparently someone still cares though, because my Oiselle teammate, Dodie, contacted me for help in starting her own blog. I know, I laughed too, because who am I to dish out blogging advice, however it did inspire me to take a run at blogging again! And what easier way to dip my toe in the blogging water, than with a "Currently" post. So let's do this thang.
I'm actually shuffling through a few books right now, and to be honest I'm not totally enthralled with any of them. Except one. The ones I'm just getting through for the sake of it are Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson, and Gridley Girls by Meredith First. For some reason I'm just not emotionally invested in any of them. The one I am enthralled by...Run the World by elite marathoner Becky Wade. I was contacted by the publisher to receive a copy, and I am loving it. I'll have a more detailed review at some point so stay tuned!
I finished the new season of Orange is the New Black, and just like the rest of the world, I was rocked to the core. Obviously I won't reveal anything that happens because some of you maybe haven't watched it, but be prepared. Never has a television show affected me the way this show does season after season. And this season maybe the most intense ever. How am I supposed to wait until next year????
A kick in the ass. I've been working A LOT, so I truly do have an excuse for my decrease in running. If you've never worked a 12 hour shift as a retail pharmacist, let me just tell you, it's physically and mentally exhausting. It can also be incredibly rewarding, so I'm in no way hating on my career choice. I love my job, I love my pharmacy crew, and I love my patients, but I also love to sit and rest my feet sometimes. The good news is that my schedule will be changing soon because all of our hard work is paying off, and we are getting another pharmacist to allow for overlap on the weekdays! I'm hopeful this will alleviate some of my exhaustion and allow more running.
I wish we could have early sunrises and late sunsets with temperatures of 50-70 degrees year round. Basically I want summer hours with spring/fall temperatures all year. Is that so much to ask for? Every summer, I realize that more hours of light during the day truly makes for better moods for me. However, I prefer cooler temperatures, like every runner ever born. Gosh it's truly a fine balance.
My inner hippie heart is listening to Phish every chance I get. We have the Live Phish app which allows us to listen to every show, even the show from the night before! Unfortunately, Lexi and Lyla aren't as big of fans of Phish as Josh and I are, so I'm listening to Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling" on repeat most of the time. I'm not mad about it to be honest.
A law just passed that allowed grocery stores to sell wine in Tennessee, so I'm working on becoming a wine drinker. Being that I am a pharmacist in a grocery store, it's just way too convenient to not grab a bottle after a grueling shift. Honestly, I'm thinking I'm not sophisticated enough for all of those choices though. So just give me an IPA and we'll call it good. Oh, and I'm obviously still staying hydrated with all the Nuun. I'm loving combining Cherry Limeade with Lemon Lacroix for a fizzy afternoon mocktail!
Watermelon, Pancho's cheese dip, eggs, cheese, tacos, pizza, hot dogs, sushi, candy. Basically nothing that would truly count as "healthy", except I guess the watermelon and eggs. But I am still completely in love with the new Picky Bar flavor, Moroccan Your World. So at least when I eat my daily dose of that goodness, I know I'm eating something clean and full of good-for-me fuel.
Since it's a million degrees outside, I've been rocking the bra only look on my runs, and I'm loving the coverage that the Oiselle Gifted Verrazano provides. You can check out my review here, but suffice it to say, it's the best bra ever. I'm also loving the Mini Stride Shorts which I have yet to review, but I will soon. They are light and short, and keep me cool while I'm dying on even my short 3 mile jaunts.
Oh my gosh, I did it you guys. I completed a blog post. I hope you enjoyed all the randomness I had to offer, and I hope you'll share some of your own randomness with me!
Share your own Currently in the comments!