journeyofcurves:

I love this! :) Remember this when people aren’t understanding/supporting.

Needed this this morning.

journeyofcurves:

I love this! :) Remember this when people aren’t understanding/supporting.

Needed this this morning.

(Source: liquid-diamonds-flowing)

WIW: WW Edition

Enrolled with Weight Watchers. Trying out Simple Start (and then probably Simply Filling). I’m going to pay for each week as I go. Going to give it a few weeks and see how it feels.

Starting weight: 231.2

5% target: 12 lb

I would like to reach that by Memorial Day. Ready to hit the grocery store tonight!

Trying something different.

Trying something different.

Walking behind pizza delivery cart on my way to weight watchers meeting…

Trying something outside my fashin comfort zone today. #ootd  Any #scarf ladies have tying recommendations?

Trying something outside my fashin comfort zone today. #ootd Any #scarf ladies have tying recommendations?

@emme

I did laugh! Thanks :)

Stressed. Upset. Annoyed.
Eating my feelings with homemade spanikopita.

NEW WOMEN’S COURSE RECORD!!!!

becky-balances:

Rita Jeptoo 2:18:57 (unofficial)

INCREDIBLE!

Love that tag.

Also I think the 2nd and 3rd women also beat the previous course record. That is nuts!!

94monkeys:

Who runs a PR at Boston and becomes the first American to win since before I was born? That’s just ridiculous.
Source: @BostonGlobe

94monkeys:

Who runs a PR at Boston and becomes the first American to win since before I was born? That’s just ridiculous.

Source: @BostonGlobe

Check out Joe Schmo up with the elites. Get it, dude!

Check out Joe Schmo up with the elites. Get it, dude!

Ratio of tourists to commuters on my train is about 3:1 already. Should be an interesting ride. 

Stay safe out there everyone and enjoy the race!

Ratio of tourists to commuters on my train is about 3:1 already. Should be an interesting ride.

Stay safe out there everyone and enjoy the race!

Found a new trail up north today. We didn’t get as far as we wanted because of snow and mud, but it’s still a win because we spent 2.5 hours in the woods.

Found a new trail up north today. We didn’t get as far as we wanted because of snow and mud, but it’s still a win because we spent 2.5 hours in the woods.

I refuse to be afraid of public spaces.
But I also realized today how much less time I spend alone in public spaces now than I did 10 or 6 years ago.

A stranger hugged me today.
Unexpectedly.
Quickly.
My initial response?
Hi.
He was young.
Maybe 20.
Skateboarding in the commons best where I was reading.

Just as quickly he released me.
I deftly checked that my wallet and phone were intact.
They were.
He smelled good.
I didn’t dislike the unexpected contact.
And that fact startled me almost more than the contact itself.
I was shaken.
But smiling.

And I realized as I waited for my friend that they were once just a stranger in a car that I said hi to.
When I say I want to travel I don’t mean I want to stay at resorts and go on tours with tour guides or buy key chains from souvenir shops. I don’t want to be a tourist. When I say I want to travel I mean I want to explore another country and become part of it. I want to discover small coffee shops in Germany and Italy and France. I want to walk on beaches in Australia and browse the book stores of England. I want to hike the Great Wall of China and go cliff diving in Hawaii I want to meet people who are not like me, but people who I can like all the same. I want to take pictures of things and places and people I meet. I want my mind to be in constant awe of life on earth. I want to see things with new eyes. I want to look at a map and be able to remember how I was transformed by the places I’ve been to the things I’ve seen and the people I’ve met. I want to come home and realize that I have not come home whole but have left a piece of my heart in each place I have been. This, I think, is what is at the heart of Adventure and this is why I plan on making my life one.
Sometimes I have loved the peacefulness of an ordinary Sunday. It is like standing in a newly planted garden after a warm rain. You can feel the silent and invisible life.