meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.

  • Why You Should Start Celebrating Your ‘Near Wins’ (Shine)
  • “Getting pregnant is the kiss of death for a female athlete,” Nike Told Me to Dream Crazy, Until I Wanted a Baby
  • It May Not Be a Bad Thing Fewer U.S. Babies Were Born in 2018 Than in Any Year Since 1986  (Times)
  • 44 percent of Bob Ross’s paintings contain at least one “happy little cloud.” 116 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts (Mental Floss)
  • Banana Coconut Muffins. Yes please. (Cookie+Kate)
  • Can I use the soy sauce in my Airbnb fridge?  For what, your coffee? Massage oil? Get freaky, you’re on vacation, Susan! Plus more food etiquette (Bon Appetite)
  • We froze the salaries of 20 executives – and it improved the lives of 500 employees (The Guardian)
  • Was it because the movie Dolphin Tale was really really sad or was it likely a combination of oxygen deprivation, dehydration, and stress that made me cry like a baby? (Popular Science)
  • If we’re going to talk about those murders, we should be talking about the women who were murdered and stop using them as plot devices to glorify evil men (Crime Reads)
  • Ten Books That Will Help You Escape Reality This Summer (Bloomberg)
  • Dreamy (Found Color)

It’s the weekend, game on!


week 20

May : week 20 : ran a race, but not the race I expected.

I read on Hungry Runner Girl about this podcast and it helped me feel a bit better about myself and moving forward. Think or learn like a scientist!

Scientists have outcomes that they care about and matter. However, outcomes are a reflection of their process, not a reflection of them. A failed outcome is taken seriously but not personally because we are not failures, the process was a failure.

I’m going to change the script. Yes, I was training to run the marathon, then I got injured and it SUCKED SO MUCH but I did the work (physio, osteo, lots of stretching lots of walking but very limited running) and was able to run a strong pain-free 15km. I need to be proud of that. I need to learn, accept and move on.

I strongly recommend listing to this episode. I promise it’s not about running and it applies to many things in life – work, sports, goals.

week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

SUMMER starts nowish (year six!)

Oh hey, Summer,

I feel like it’s been forever since we last hung out. I wrote a list of 100 things we should do. I know our time together is always short but sweet so here’s hoping we have an amazing time.
xo Meghan

PS. Winter is such a jerk!

100 Days of SummerMy Baby’s Back List!

The rules are simple, summer starts this weekend (the long weekend of May) and ends on the last day of September.

Note: I always start with the ones I’ve yet to complete… There are also pick-ups from previous years because awesomeness is always worth repeating.

  1. See Shakespeare by the Sea***** 
  2. Ride a slip & slide****  
  3. Hike Cape Chignecto*** 
  4. Sleep in a tent**
  5. Dance in the rain** 
  6. Go tidal bore rafting**
  7. Go to a drive-in*
  8. Go antiquing*
  9. Wash the windows*
  10. Night swim*
  11. Run and jump off a dock without knowing the temperature of the water*
  12. Go sailing*
  13. Run in at least one race!
  14. Initiate Wine & Walk
  15. Discover a new local hiking trail
  16. Visit an old favourite (Duncan’s Cove?)
  17. Apply sunscreen every freaking day
  18. Snorkle
  19. Have a lunch date
  20. Have a brunch date
  21. Make salsa
  22. Make peach jam
  23. Make peach pie
  24. Make rhubarb pie (this one looks good)
  25. Dine at Rhubarb
  26. Paddleboard on Lake Banook
  27. Zipline
  28. Visit Hopewell Rocks
  29. Frenchys with friends
  30. Eat strawberry shortcake for supper
  31. Host a Beyond Meat BBQ
  32. Surprise someone at work with a coffee
  33. Dinner on the waterfront
  34. Dinner on a patio
  35. And drinks to go!
  36. Only use the clothesline
  37. Send flowers to a friend
  38. Go on a 13km run with Mike celebrating our 13 year anniversary
  39. Dine at the Quarterdeck
  40. Eat from a food truck
  41. Go for a beach walk
  42. Eat shaved ice
  43. Eat ice cream
  44. Eat a lobster roll
  45. Have a Beergarden meet up
  46. Go beachcombing
  47. Taste Nova 7 in a can
  48. Drink my morning coffee outside
  49. Bike a trail
  50. Kayak a river
  51. Scoot around on a scooter
  52. Yoga outside
  53. Take a tennis lesson
  54. See a great show/concert/play
  55. Spend some time at Conrad’s Beach
  56. Do one home improvement project
  57. Hang patio lights
  58. Order a ridiculous fancy drink
  59. Get a pedicure
  60. Bang some bongos
  61. Try the Dole Whip at The Chickenburger
  62. Watch fireworks from my in-law’s patio
  63. See a volcano
  64. See the Pacific Ocean
  65. See a Sea Turtle
  66. Hire a babysitter and go out
  67. Drift down a river
  68. Finish hooking my pillow
  69. Participate in a neighbourhood cleanup
  70. Go for a walk in Shubie Park
  71. Go for a walk in Point Pleasant Park
  72. Find a waterfall
  73. Go for a run and jump in the water right after
  74. Go prom-watching in the Public Gardens
  75. Have a Humble Pie picnic party
  76. Celebrate 40-40-10
  77. Celebrate Henry’s life at his special spot on the trail
  78. Swim in the lake
  79. Swim in the ocean
  80. Swim in the river
  81. Lay in the grass
  82. Spend time with my sisters
  83. Travel by plane
  84. Explore a new state
  85. Boogie board
  86. Get my hair done
  87. Make Front Porch Peach Tea
  88. … And drink it while swinging on my front porch swing
  89. Black Loyalist Centre in Shelburne
  90. Plant some flowers
  91. Buy a beach cover-up
  92. Go on a road trip
  93. Visit Maine
  94. Visit Cape Breton
  95. Barre with babes
  96. … And go for dinner after!
  97. Go to a movie (outside?)
  98. Watch the sunrise at the ocean
  99. Watch the sunset at the ocean
  100. Play hooky

Join me in some fun and let me know what’s on your list!

*2018 not completed **2017/2018 not completed ***2016/2017/2018 not completed ****2015/2016/2017/2018 not completed *****2014/2015/2016/2017/2018 not completed.

Here are my lists from 2018, 2017, 20162015, 2014

meanwhile, elsewhere

Wednesday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.

  • I could happily spend all day reading New Moon (no judgment please): Why You Should Start Binge-Reading Right Now (NYT)
  • Goosebumps (Maiden)
  • More goosebumps: When we ask “what can just one person do to help the environment?” (My Modern Met)
  • They’re watching you… every move you make… every time you fake (your step count – not that I’d ever do that) (Fast Company)
  • “… it’s time to stop thinking that needing sleep is a sign of weakness or laziness. In fact, it’s the opposite.” (Wired)
  • She works a 20-hour shift, lives on chocolate bars, and writes best in her cashmere nightgown AND I HAVE YET TO READ ONE OF HER 179 BOOKS. Should I? (Glamour)
  • Vision boarding with kids. Is this a good or bad idea? (Offspring)
  • The Aperol Spritz Is Not a Good Drink: The popular, Instagram-friendly apéritif drinks like a Capri Sun after soccer practice on a hot day. Not in a good way. (NYT)
  • But then… Look, Grub is not out here saying the Aperol Spritz is the best drink or even the best summer drink… But it’s a perfectly fine drink, it’s easy going, and it won’t get you hammered midday like a gin and tonic. Whatever. It’s day-drinking season. (Grub Street)
  • You think homework will end when you finish school, but here’s the unbearable truth we adults can’t bring ourselves to tell you: having to do things you don’t want to do goes on throughout your life, it is – in many ways – what life is.” (The School Of Life)
  • So this isn’t about the lattes. It’s never been about the lattes. (Fast Company)
  • Actually, Gen X Did Sell Out, Invent All Things Millennial, and Cause Everything Else That’s Great and Awful (NYT)
  • Gee, I hope my boss isn’t reading this… It’s hard to come up with a bigger waste of money, time, or attention than status meetings 🙂 (SVN)
  • Hashbrowns are the new toast so put an avocado on it! (Skillet)
  • Get outside – doctor’s orders! (Outside)

Have a fantastic long weekend!