1. BuzzFeed has been so great for my ego/self-impression lately I can’t even stand it. Last week, I took BuzzFeed’s highly scientific, accuracy-guaranteed What Country Do You Actually Belong In quiz and got…
BOOM. Guess this means I should pack my bags and move to the Homeland!
And then, in case that wasn’t good enough, I took an equally scientific, accuracy-guaranteed quiz, What Grade Are You Getting In Life, and got…
Just delightful. Considering how I’ve spent the past six weeks feeling like I was constantly fighting just to keep my head above the metaphorical waters of obligations and responsibility, this was just the validation I needed. I don’t care if it’s a silly quiz: I will happily take that ego boost, thank you very much.
2. In the roughly three years I’ve spent in Blogland, I’ve found I’m quite sensitive to what other bloggers eat. Everyone talks about chia seeds, I start eating chia seeds. Everyone talks about quinoa, I start eating quinoa. It’s not something I consider to be particularly problematic for me — it’s more of just an observation that I draw a lot of my own diet inspiration from what I see either a large number of bloggers writing about or a small number of bloggers consistently writing about.
My goodness. I just cannot get enough. Never once since I started grocery shopping for myself in college had I ever felt a need (or even really a desire) to buy bagels, and lately it’s all I want to eat. I was thisclose to subjecting myself to a mile walk in the freezing cold and wind on Sunday just because I wanted a cinnamon raisin bagel (then I went to brunch instead, and my French toast more than took care of my cinnamon raisin bagel craving).
3. Running the Georgetown 10 Miler really got me thinking about destination racing, and I think this is something I’d like to incorporate more into my running. Obviously I can’t do it all the time ($$$), but while I was in the airport I brainstormed places I’d like to run. Currently at the top spot on my list: the Big Sur Half Marathon. Yes, I am aware that it has a 6,529-foot climb that would certainly be the death of me BUT…it’s not like I’d be going there to PR. And from what I’ve heard, Big Sur is unmatched in terms of course beauty. Plus I’m dying to go to California. Granted, I could quite easily go to California and run a different race–or, y’know, just go to California, period, and not run a race out there at all–but I think this is something I’d like to experience at some point. It’s definitely not something I’d do anytime before 2015 at the absolute earliest, so it’s not like I’ll be getting on a plane to California soon, but it’s still kind of fun to think about!
Have you done destination races? Any good recommendations? I’m all ears!
Any current food obsessions? Also currently obsessed with the idea of any dessert whatsoever, but we’re not even halfway through Lent yet, so I’ve got awhile until I can indulge that craving.