Hello from The Greener Bean! It has been quite a while, I know.
Are you surprised to see me? I’m surprised to see me too. Over the past few weeks I have heard that inevitable, nagging voice that always brings me back to blogging start to whisper in the back of my head, urging me to log on and type, share, reflect. It is impossible to get that voice to quiet down until I actually do something about it so, here I am!
A lot has happened in my world since I was last here:
- I tried to start a running blog and got bored of that pretty quickly.
- I did not get bored of running and finally made it a regular part of my routine which I have been attempting to do for years.
- We got married (!!) and had the dance party of our lives at a historic barn in Bucks County
- D graduated from law school (hooray!) and is currently drowning in bar exam study (boo!)
Actually, now that I think about it, this may partially explain my urge to revisit this little blog of mine. I currently have some extra time on my hands while D spends his summer in the library, and while I do plan on spending a lot of that time catching up on all the Housewives, Dance Moms, and Bachelorettes (no shame!), it feels like a fun time to jump back into blogging, possibly with more of a focus than I have had in the past.
Here is what is on my mind lately:
I Registered for a Half Marathon
So as I mentioned, I have been consistently running for almost a year now and it has been life changing. I feel lean and strong and love the extra time I get outside in nature (aka the concrete jungle), or exploring new places by foot when we travel. Last week I took a big step and signed up for my first half marathon! I will be running the Brooklyn Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on October 8. This is a bit daunting as the most I have ever really run at one time to date is 6 miles, but I am excited to train and to have a goal to work towards. As of right now I have been running about 3 miles x 3-4 days a week before work or on the weekends, but it has gotten kind of monotonous. It will be awesome to have a goal down the line to help keep me excited about running, and possibly add some other forms of exercise into the mix. I am still trying to figure out exactly what my training plan will be, but it looks like I will officially start training in mid-July, to give myself a solid 12 weeks. I can’t wait to share all of that here with you.
I joined a new CSA
I signed up for a CSA at work! Some background: for the past few years, we were members of a CSA in our neighborhood, but we failed to incorporate it properly into our lives for two reasons: 1. It was often very stressful trying to get out of work early enough/re-arrange schedules to make it in time for the pick up and 2. We had trouble keeping up with all of the veggies which led to a messy fridge and a lot of embarrassing waste (AKA throwing out rotten veggies every week). To sum it up, for me, my experience with the whole CSA thing has been CSA = STRESS. I am determined to start fresh and turn this outlook around. This new CSA is amazing because they deliver right to my office every other Thursday, so I don’t have to go out of my way at all, which just makes life that much easier 🙂 I’d love to make it a summer project to do a great job taking advantage of the CSA and teaching myself to properly wash, prep, and store the veggies, making them to easier to use throughout the week. My goal will be to post at least one recipe every other week that I make with my CSA veggies! Any ideas on a cute name for this series?
So — that’s the update! Looking forward to jumping back into blogging and spending a bit more time reflecting in general. Life can feel sort of like a conveyor belt sometimes… it is nice to make it a point to find a moment to pause and appreciate everything.
To close things out, since we are still on that “wedding high,” here is a gratuitous photo of the most magical day ever:
Thanks for reading and see you again soon!