Monday things

Gooooooood morning!


1. Since this Saturday’s adventure, I can’t stop wondering why I don’t currently own a winery.

It’s meant to be! Ugh.

2. After my big shpeel on Friday about being all over running and hardcore cardio, I went on a running kick over the weekend, running a little over 4miles on Saturday and 5 + change on Sunday.

I blame my boyfriend telling me about his awesome runs lately- he can bust out 8 miles in the blink of an eye, and I get competitive. 😉

3. In case you’re curious, I actually had eased up my grand running plans (you know how I was fake training with James?) over Christmas/New Year’s break, after my foot doctor told me to chill.  One of my feet (the one that got run over two years ago) had become a bit swollen near the injury for some reason in recent weeks (due to narrow shoes), and my doctor doesn’t want me to run until it’s back to normal (minimal pressure).

4. If you read numbers 2 and 3, then you know I don’t follow rules very well.

5. My airplane ticket to visit James once he’s back in America has been BOUGHT. I am so excited I could scream and cry  and dance all at one time.

I hope it’s beach weather by then…

6. I had been planning to go to a beginners’ CrossFit class yesterday,but I chickened out. I know, I knoooooooooow. I’m annoyed at myself too. Does anyone want to come with me?

7. It’s not quite beach time here, but we have been having the nicest (for winter) weather lately!

Very unseasonable for a January in Washington, D.C., but I’m hoping we can ride this good luck out until about mid March, when it starts getting warmer again typically.

8. I’m not sure this is what Paleo Whole 30 inventors had in mind.

That’s a (my) spoon. Hitting the bottom of an almond butter jar.

And did I mention I just learned I’ve gained a few pounds since September, coincidentally when a certain boyfriend deployed… I’m sure this is helping tremendously.

9. My fellow Paleo-ers: have you been struggling to wake up in the morning since starting?

It’s been painful to wake my brain up each morning and get my day started, and I used to jump (well… that may be an exaggeration) out of bed and hit the gym before work, and now I’m snoozin’ like there’s no tomorrow. I do NOT recall this detail from when I last did a Whole 30, so I’m not sure if it’s Paleo… or me. I’d rather blame Paleo.

10. I have a LOT of yummy new recipes to share this week (Paleo friendly, vegetarians..not so much), including one this afternoon! Stay tuned!

11. You should Like the On A Pink Typewriter Facebook page today. Like, right now. Mmmk? Thanks. 🙂

Time to get to work! See you later today with a recipe.

What are your Monday things?

10 Comments on Monday things

  1. Lindsay @ Lindsay's List
    January 9, 2012 at 8:42 AM (6 years ago)

    I was going to ask how Paleo was going. Do you have energy for the rest of the day?

    • joelle
      January 9, 2012 at 8:47 AM (6 years ago)

      Lindsay: I have a TON during the rest of the day, just not first thing in the a.m. when I’m trying to wake up initially.. so weird. This morning was a littttle better. 🙂

  2. Allison
    January 9, 2012 at 8:47 AM (6 years ago)

    I planned to go to BodyPump on Saturday, didn’t happen. Then I saw they offered it Sunday morning too and I planned to go, didn’t happen. One day I’ll make it [aka hopefully next weekend!] ;P At least I got my workout in anyways… BTW, where are you taking CrossFit classes?! I’ve looked for ones in the DC area but they’re so $$$!

    • joelle
      January 9, 2012 at 8:50 AM (6 years ago)

      Allison: I want to try BodyPump! Mm well I haven’t taken ANY classes yet, but I’ve been toying with the idea of a free intro class for newbies at Potomac Crossfit in Clarendon..

  3. Isabel
    January 9, 2012 at 9:05 AM (6 years ago)

    I’ve heard sooooo many good things about crossfit too, but I’m also scared to go! I feel intimidated!

    • joelle
      January 9, 2012 at 9:13 AM (6 years ago)

      Isabel: DITTO! You should come here and join me then!!

  4. Lyvia
    January 9, 2012 at 1:20 PM (6 years ago)

    haha This post was so awesome it made me smile! 🙂 Going through your other posts and really loving it 🙂

    • joelle
      January 9, 2012 at 1:35 PM (6 years ago)

      Lyvia: Glad you’re enjoying the blog – thanks for reading!! 🙂

  5. Amanda
    January 10, 2012 at 12:12 AM (6 years ago)

    So I just stumbled on your blog 🙂

    1. Are you doing whole9’s whole30. If so I’m on day 9! I’ve done it once before too. I ate JARS of almond butter my first round. Much better now!

    2. Crossfit is amazing, I’m so addicted. Just remember they modify everything so you will be fine!!

    3. Give waking up some time. When you switch to paleo it takes some time to get everything sorted out. By the end of my whole30 I was bouncing out of bed.

    • joelle
      January 10, 2012 at 6:46 AM (6 years ago)

      Amanda: Hi! So glad you found my blog.. I’m doing a Whole 30 but ironically learned about Whole9 after I started haha. I began last Wednesday! I tried a Whole 30 over the summmer and felt AMAZING, although I ended up 1. going to Disney and 2. getting sick which both forced me to end early. I definitely want to try CrossFit, and I think all of you readers are giving me more courage to do it alone. 🙂 Oh, and I def bounded out of bed today – hallelujah!


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