Category Archives: interests

A Short Break… But I’ll be Back Soon!

Whew!  It is hard to believe that my move is almost here!  I’m putting the finishing touches on projects, drastically simplifying my life, and getting ready to move next week!  Eek!

I even sold my car since I won’t be needing one living in NYC!  That was SUPER weird to me, because I’ve had a car since I had a driver’s license.  It’s definitely an odd feeling being officially without wheels (even though I have a rental until I leave).

Anyway, with all I have left to do over the next week or so, it’s going to be pretty tough to be 100% sure I get a post up next week.

I don’t want you to think I’ve forgotten you, so I wanted you to know ahead of time that you may not hear from me until mid-June.  I’m hoping to have an interview with another former student athlete ready for you by June 12th.  Then by the following week, I should be back at it.

Please try not to cry…  Seriously, keep it together… If you start crying, I’ll start crying and then we’ll both be one big crying mess. 

Plus, I tend to cry more when I’m stressed anyway so it won’t take much for the waterworks to start…

Going a week or two without a post from me is going to be EXTREMELY difficult to handle, I know ;)   So, to help distract you from the pain of disconnection, I’m providing you with some fantastic blogs and websites full of generally awesome stuff to go check out.

I know a few of these folks personally, and I can vouch that 1- they’re legit and 2- their stuff is awesome.  Some have been blogging longing than others, but they’re ALL worth checking out!

Enjoy!  I’ll be back soon, y’all!


FUN and AWESOME places to go.  You can find most of these peeps/groups on FB and Twitter, too, so be sure to Like and/or Follow them!

Jill Coleman (my mentor – seriously awesome stuff – she’s all about fitness and getting in the right frame of mind when it comes to deal with your body and life in general)

Metabolic Effect (have you noticed I love their stuff!?  LOL)
Website and blog:

Neghar Fonooni (she’s good friends with Jill, lifts heavy and does yoga – I am jealous of her strong legs, btw)

Jen Sickler (another friend of Jill’s and awesome gal!)

Cut the Fat Podcast (they have great podcasts and a blog, too!)

The Smarter Science of Slim (all sorts of good info via blogs, podcasts, etc.)

The Sweaty Betties

LifeHacker (all sorts of random info – love it)

Brain Pickings (more random info that’s gear more towards art, literature, etc.)

Ink Young (she has all sorts of info on raising healthy kids)

Robb Wolf

Susan Cain (she wrote the book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking” and I loved it!  Give it a read if you are an introvert or know one… it’ll give you massive insights into introverts)

Wacky Wednesday

I’m officially declaring today (and whatever subsequent Wednesday I choose) as Wacky Wednesday.

Why, you ask?

Because I like alliteration.

Because this book is tons of fun (please tell me I’m not the only one that loved it!).

 wacky wednesday

And because every once in a while I just feel like sharing something random… maybe it’ll be
fitness/nutrition related… maybe not!   I gotta keep you on your toes!

So today I will tell you about one of my obsessions interests.


I own several.  I’m not to the “too many” yet, but um, hello!  One can never own too many watches!

Current rotation

These are the watches currently in rotation (Read: batteries aren’t dead).  Anyone else notice the severe lack of brown/gold/colors other than black or silver.

Anyway, I like to browse to see what’s out there on the watch front, and recently I’ve gotten more and more interested in the “skeleton” style watches.  They’re soooo cool!  I especially liked this one….  But it’s a smidge out of my price range (ON SALE it’s still $380K).


Now this one would actually be feasible.  I’ve been eyeing it for a while now.

 KC skeleton

I just LOVE the detail of skeleton watches.  Plus I’ve always loved seeing/knowing how things work, and the skeleton watch is perfect for that.

So now you know about my obsession interest in watches (though we’ve really only scratched the surface)!