Welcome back from the weekend party people!
I have some fun news to share regarding different aspects of my life–fitness, professional, etc–but first a recap of yesterday.
After waking up relatively late yesterday after the Afterglow party, I knew I had to get down to business. I worked on grading some papers (kinda boring), writing a chapter in my dissertation (not boring but not exciting), and went to the gym (one of the best parts of my day!) I don’t know why, but I keep putting off my long run. I meant to do it yesterday but instead went to the gym and ran 3 miles and did 20 minutes on the “strider” elliptical (the one with no incline…better for my knee). And then today I meant to go, but got a bit bogged down in work. If I don’t report that I have run at least 12 miles by COB tomorrow I want someone reading this blog to send me a harshly worded letter or write a comment telling me to get my ass in gear. Only 3 weeks til VEGAS!!!!
After the gym yesterday I sauntered over to the new clothing boutique, Bevello, in Barrack’s Road Mall.
There, while looking through the amazing racks of clothing by the likes of BCBG, Michael Kors, French Connection, and Collective Concepts (to name a few), I met the super nice and helpful store manager Becky. Let me just say that if you live in the area and haven’t been to Bevello yet…what are you waiting for???? Not only do they have super cute clothes and accessories for all occasions, but the girls that work there really want to help you! How amazingly refreshing 🙂 If you don’t live nearby (here or any of their other locations in Virginia Beach, Richmond, or NC) you can check them out at their website, bevello.com
Ok back to some news to share from all fronts:
1) My dissertation was accepted at a major conference!!! I’m not going to say which one here because I don’t want people googling it and finding it here instead of the abstract on the organization’s website or elsewhere. This is soooooooooooooo huge for me, I can’t even express how big this is. Yes, I have had proposals and studies accepted at other major conferences but that has always been with a co-presenter. This is the first time I submitted something all by myself. And the comments I got back from the reviewers were all good. If you don’t know, that is very very rare. I can’t even believe it. Yep, I’m pretty bad ass 😉
2) I’m going to visit my twin sis in NYC on Friday to celebrate our joint bday. We’re going to be…gulp…29 years old. While I get freaked out a bit when I think about approaching 30, it’s actually not nearly as bad as I always feared. I have soooo much to be grateful in my life right now. NONE of that includes marriage and kids right now, and I am 100% completely fine with that and even prefer that. I go out and have fun with my friends, run amazing races (like VEGAS!), am on a successful career path, and do what I want when I want. I don’t know if I’ll ever be this selfish again in my life!
3) Speaking about doing what I want, when I want: VEGAS is coming up!!
4) Remember a little over a month ago when I said I won a Bloomindale’s sweepstakes? My $500 gift card finally came in the mail! What an awesome Monday surprise
Hope your weekend’s off to a great start!