we’re still alive! i know, i know. insert typical - we suck at blogging, but we’re really sorry, and we still like this space even though we’re never here enough bit - same song, different verse. i won’t say that life has been crazy because things haven’t been out of control or overwhelming, but we’ve been in a groove and it’s been nice.
we have dinner with friends a few times a week, we’re trying to find time for ourselves, we’ve been taking hazel outside for walks (praise be to beysus, the sun has returned!), and we both started going to the gym regularly.
i’m extra TERRIBLE at new years resolutions, so this year i decided to try something a little different. instead of going all in and trying to do something huge i wanted to take some baby steps.
i did my first dry january and it was hard but super rewarding. for some reason we ended up at a ton of events in january with free booze, which made it harder than i anticipated, but it ended up being a nice cleanse. in february i ran a mile everyday. or, almost everyday (hashtag fuck the flu). but that was probably the most gratifying thing i’ve done for myself in a long time. 1. i couldn’t remember the last time i actually ran a mile and 2. i exceeded my own expectations, which was surprising and awesome! my 1st day i ran a 15:45 mile. my last day I ran an 11:33 mile! progress ya’ll. progress. my march challenge started yesterday and i went to my first yoga class, ever. shout out to my friend emma who signed up for an intro series with me because i was nervous to go on my own! i’m excited to see how the rest of the series goes and i’m really excited to learn more about meditation and calming my internal self.
over the last few weeks paolo was at school more in the evenings either volunteering for events or recipe testing so i was left to my own devices. enter - smashed avocado.
aside from pre-packaged trader joes meals, this is basically my life while paolo is at work or school. i smash the avocado with the back of a fork, add a little bit of salt, fresh cracked pepper, and red pepper flakes. spread on toast and top with a soft boiled egg. the method to my soft boiled egg madness? let the water come to a rolling boil and leave the egg in boiling water for 10 minutes. it’s the best.
baking hasn’t been as much of a priority, probably because i’ve been focused on getting our new place organized and settled but, there will always be time for pumpkin cookies.
i hope you’re all well.
happy almost spring!