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!
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.
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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.
PS. Winter is such a jerk!
100 Days of Summer: My 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.
- See Shakespeare by the Sea*****
- Ride a slip & slide****
- Hike Cape Chignecto***
- Sleep in a tent**
- Dance in the rain**
- Go tidal bore rafting**
- Go to a drive-in*
- Go antiquing*
- Wash the windows*
- Night swim*
- Run and jump off a dock without knowing the temperature of the water*
- Go sailing*
- Run in at least one race!
- Initiate Wine & Walk
- Discover a new local hiking trail
- Visit an old favourite (Duncan’s Cove?)
- Apply sunscreen every freaking day
- Have a lunch date
- Have a brunch date
- Make salsa
- Make peach jam
- Make peach pie
- Make rhubarb pie (this one looks good)
- Dine at Rhubarb
- Paddleboard on Lake Banook
- Visit Hopewell Rocks
- Frenchys with friends
- Eat strawberry shortcake for supper
- Host a Beyond Meat BBQ
- Surprise someone at work with a coffee
- Dinner on the waterfront
- Dinner on a patio
- And drinks to go!
- Only use the clothesline
- Send flowers to a friend
- Go on a 13km run with Mike celebrating our 13 year anniversary
- Dine at the Quarterdeck
- Eat from a food truck
- Go for a beach walk
- Eat shaved ice
- Eat ice cream
- Eat a lobster roll
- Have a Beergarden meet up
- Go beachcombing
- Taste Nova 7 in a can
- Drink my morning coffee outside
- Bike a trail
- Kayak a river
- Scoot around on a scooter
- Yoga outside
- Take a tennis lesson
- See a great show/concert/play
- Spend some time at Conrad’s Beach
- Do one home improvement project
- Hang patio lights
- Order a ridiculous fancy drink
- Get a pedicure
- Bang some bongos
- Try the Dole Whip at The Chickenburger
- Watch fireworks from my in-law’s patio
- See a volcano
- See the Pacific Ocean
- See a Sea Turtle
- Hire a babysitter and go out
- Drift down a river
- Finish hooking my pillow
- Participate in a neighbourhood cleanup
- Go for a walk in Shubie Park
- Go for a walk in Point Pleasant Park
- Find a waterfall
- Go for a run and jump in the water right after
- Go prom-watching in the Public Gardens
- Have a Humble Pie picnic party
- Celebrate 40-40-10
- Celebrate Henry’s life at his special spot on the trail
- Swim in the lake
- Swim in the ocean
- Swim in the river
- Lay in the grass
- Spend time with my sisters
- Travel by plane
- Explore a new state
- Boogie board
- Get my hair done
- Make Front Porch Peach Tea
- … And drink it while swinging on my front porch swing
- Black Loyalist Centre in Shelburne
- Plant some flowers
- Buy a beach cover-up
- Go on a road trip
- Visit Maine
- Visit Cape Breton
- Barre with babes
- … And go for dinner after!
- Go to a movie (outside?)
- Watch the sunrise at the ocean
- Watch the sunset at the ocean
- 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, 2016, 2015, 2014
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!
May : week 19 : school lunch prep
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