CONTENT: October 2018

A friend of mine once told me that I consume more content than anyone else she knows (hi Jesse!). I’m not sure if I am unique, but I do feel like I’m frequently begging people to watch a new documentary or listen to a podcast so that I can discuss with them. I recommend quite […]

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4 Days in Portland, ME 2018

Earlier this summer, Andrew and I decided that rather than get each other gifts for our birthdays, we’d save the money and go on a trip together. After browsing flights for a few weeks and brainstorming cities we’d like to see, we landed on Portland, ME. First of all, round trip flights from NYC to […]

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Marathons are Gross: Chicago Marathon 2018

Running a marathon is gross for so many reasons. The blisters, the sweat, the chafing. There’s also the digestive issues and the sheer amount of food you need to consume in order to fuel over four hours of running. Imagine a laundry basket filled with two weeks of sweaty running clothes in August. It’s not […]

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Catskills 2018

This weekend Andrew and I headed “upstate” with our friends Tori and Gabe for a weekend in the Catskills. Being from Rochester, I am very passionate about differentiating between “true” Upstate (also known as Western New York) and the Hudson Valley and the Catskills. I know it’s all technically upstate from Manhattan, but anything before […]

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Books: Summer 2018 Edition

Side note: None of the pictures are really of all the books I read, since some were library books, and I loaned several out! So my apologies in advance for lackluster images. I will try to do better. I have been reading a ton this summer. One reason is that it’s summer and I’ve been […]

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Books: Summer 2018 Edition

Side note: None of the pictures are really of all the books I read, since some were library books, and I loaned several out! So my apologies in advance for lackluster images. I will try to do better. I have been reading a ton this summer. One reason is that it’s summer and I’ve been […]

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Marathon Training Update

As of today, I’m about 2 months out from running the Chicago Marathon. In a cloud of ill-advised confidence, I entered the lottery last fall, and got picked. And now here I am, less than 24 hours after running 15 miles for the first time in my life, the farthest I’ve ever ran. Unfortunately, it […]

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Italy 2018: Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi

The last leg of the trip! We departed Florence relatively early, and headed to Naples via train. After we checked into the hotel (Marriott Renaissance in Naples) we returned to the train station to attempt to get to Pompeii. NO ONE could tell us how to get there. Each agent sent us to another and […]

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Italy 2018: Florence, Pisa, Tuscany

I’m back! Now with the Tuscany-region leg of the trip. As with all of the other cities we visited, I only wish we had more time here, especially in Florence. We took a Trenitalia from Verona to Florence, checked into our hotel (which was about a 10 minute walk from the train station), and pretty […]

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The Met Cloisters & Doing Things Alone

The weekend before the Fourth of July, Andrew went on a trip with his friends, everyone else seemed to have vacated the city, and I found myself alone, holed up  in my bedroom, the only room in the apartment with air conditioning. I spent the better half of Saturday morning scrolling through Instagram, envying everyone […]

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