These Are a Few of My Favorite Things : February 3 – 9, 2018

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Where January lagged, February feels like whirl. That could just be because I’m feeling more than a little behind on my dissertation. I say this about every chapter, but this one it feels especially accurate: I feel like I’m trying to slay a hydra. Ok, ok, ok. Not that bad. I actually enjoy writing my dissertation. Most days.

No birthdays to celebrate this weekend, so it will be a quiet one. My run for Saturday is super short at only three miles, so the main plan is hit that dissertation hard. The goal is to have a draft to hand to Bruno to edit by the end of February, so that I can get a “final” version to my advisor prior to spring break. And then I plan on taking that spring break.

And so, without further ado this week’s favorite things.

I know this is from Huffington Post, but this article on carbs and healthy people warms my head. I tried to do one of those low-carb things for the longest time and felt terrible. Bring on the sandwiches! On homemade bread, of course, let’s not get crazy!

My friend Emily wrote a great blog on being messy. I always need this reminder.

25 Most Adventurous Women of the Past. Some of these women, like Diana Nyad, I’ve heard of, but I’m always glad to learn about courageous women.

Amelia Boone shows her year of return to running logs. I’m not a professional athlete (far from it!) but I loved having a look at her training. Also, worth a read, her injury commandments.

Kaci Lickteig writes advice to athletes on what their physical therapist wishes they would do.

This sweet potato black bean casserole has been a god-send and pretty much been a repeat every week for this last month. I mean cheese, sweet potatoes, and black beans are the ultimate winning combination.

And, because running can make me smell pretty scuzzy, I love this from Into the Gloss on how to smell good in every way. Good bath and skin products make me feel so luxurious!

Have a lovely weekend!

xo, Ali





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