Favorite Song: “I Will Follow You” by Rivvrs
I can’t stop playing this song! It’s been my go-to lately, whether I’m checking email, studying, or just walking to the train. IMO, music is one of the few keys to true happiness. I always have music on — when I’m making breakfast, taking a shower, writing, whatever. Never underestimate the power of music to alter the course of your day. I don’t care if it’s Pearl Jam, Avril Lavigne or Toby Keith — just get your jam on. This has been one of my favorites to run to lately:
Yes it’s a British boy band. No their music isn’t available on Spotify. And yes I’ve been pretty salty about it. But the tempo is perfect for a run so if you don’t mind having YouTube open while you sprint away, by all means.
Favorite News: Pizza update! (always crucial)
Giordano’s in the Loop is offering a “Cubby Special” this weekend. All you have to do is ask, and this beauty will be set before you. Now to find a dinner date…
Favorite Workout: Shred415
I know I’ve said this to you guys about sixteen times recently, but I haven’t worked out harder than I did at Shred in a long, long time. The main idea behind Shred is to combine cardio and weight training in one hour of hard work. No two days are the same. Some days you alternate running and core work in 10 minute increments. Other days you run for 30 minutes and work on weight training for the last half an hour. Oftentimes it’s divided into four 15 minute pieces. Every workout surprises your body with new moves and challenges, and I love the balance between cardio and weight training. Gideon, one of the instructors there and a great friend of our lululemon store, led class and between sprints and core work I left drenched in sweat, my muscles shaking, and with an insatiable hunger. So much so that I shoveled an entire avocado in my mouth as soon as I got home. Skin not included, of course, but it was dicey there for a minute.
If you have ClassPass or are looking for a new way to workout in Chicago, please please please go check out the kind folks are Shred415! And if you want me to join you for a class (or any class, for that matter), shoot me an email! I’m always down to sweat.
Favorite Show: About a Boy
I discovered About a Boy just a week ago, but because there are only two seasons out so far, I’ve already started to re-watch both seasons and plan on doing so until I get sick of the same 24 episodes. It’s just the cutest.
Favorite save/splurge: Industry Night at Sunda
Favorite Article: Which Alcohol to Pair With Your Girl Scout Cookies?
Valuable knowledge, my friends. If you need me I’ll be locked in my room snacking on some shortbread and champagne.
Favorite Pastime: Trivia Crack
Spencer introduced me to the most addictive game ever. We even played it last weekend at his apartment while sitting next to each other on the couch. No conversation necessary, just straight up trivia. Thanks to this game I now know the uniform colors of the Miami Dolphins, the ins and outs of podiatry, and why Zeus punished Prometheus by chaining him to a rock in Greek mythology. THIS is the stuff I should have been learning in high school!
Favorite Video: The Power of Failure
This video really hit home for me. Failure is one of our greatest friends. Failure naturally builds humility, self-examination and self-realization. Failure equals new possibilities in life that you didn’t expect. What do you think?
HAVE A KICK-ASS WEEKEND!
- Have you tried Shred415?
- Do you play Trivia Crack?
- What do you take away from the video about The Power of Failure?