A Wise Friend and a Bunch of Little Things

G o o d. G r i e f.

I got charged by WordPress the other week for my annual fee to keep the dailymovesandgrooves.com domain name, and I was in awe of how much this blog has fallen to the wayside (also in awe of my credit card statement #yikes). I have no regrets though. Honestly, blogging is nearly impossible given my other priorities in life right now.

But a wise friend once told me that if I blogged 5-10 minutes per day, I could rack up some decent content by the end of the week. So I’ll try that now. Might as well bring it back to the DAILY in DAILY MOVES AND GROOVES. Unsure as to why I capitalized all of that, but there it is, in case you forgot the name of this blog.

Wednesday, April 11

We’re heading into Marathon weekend here in Boston, and as I was walking to get my PPD shot, I’m pretty sure I passed by some elite marathoners. I didn’t actually know who they were, but I took this stalker photo anyway in case they’re famous. Fun to be back on the blog (feels like my first time riding a bike after a decade or something though; I can do this, but also whoOoooOA).

Thursday, April 12

I’m sitting in the gross anatomy lab having just lectured on the compartments of the lower leg and how to find muscles and tendons by your ankle. I also just perused bridesmaids dresses for Rachel’s wedding and I am stoked. I LOVE DRESS SHOPPING AND I LOVE WEDDINGS.

But also, what the heck!? My best friend is getting married this year. My best friend who I met as a derpy freshman four years ago. Even though I have two more years of grad school left for a fairly promising field of work, I’ve never felt so blind to the future. Yet I’ve never felt so excited for the future. Not just my own future, but that of all my loved ones as well. It’s certainly not because any of us knows what’s going to happen. Rather, it’s because none of us has a freaking clue. We have no idea what lies ahead, but we know that God does know, and that’s everything. He’s pulled us in the most unexpected and tumultuous directions in these past four years throughout our whole lives, but it’s all unfolded as a painfully beautiful and beautifully painful story — all of it very good though.

In other news, I finished a large tub of cookies and cream ice cream by myself since Easter. I gave up dairy for Lent, so I went all in with alleluias and celebrations.

Lastly, moves and grooves from today…

20 min workout (30 seconds work, 10 seconds rest, 5 rounds):

  • battle rope alt. arms
  • reverse lunge to front kick R (25#)
  • reverse lunge to front kick L
  • pushup DB pull through
  • alternating step up hops (20”)
  • hollow flutters to double v-ups

Friday, April 13

Today I ran my first over-4-mile run of this semester! It was 4.7 miles — a decision made on a whim. I wore a tank top and shorts outside. Weather says 33 degrees and wintry mix on Sunday though LOL.

I also happened to walk another 10 miles today and eat a sufficient amount of peanut butter to match that.

Including this crispy peanut tofu for dinner

Saturday, April 14th

Sights and sounds on my one-hour walk from home to downtown Boston for Mass:

  • A little boy excitedly petting a corgi puppy
  • A tiny wiener dog wearing a t-shirt
  • A little girl running with her large dog, followed by her sister and mom
  • My friend, Ray, who often sits in front of the local Whole Foods
  • A quick stop to my friends’ apartment to drop off Worcestershire sauce
  • Boston accents loudly advertising hot dogs and programs all along Landsdowne Street next to Fenway Park
  • What seemed like thousands of people wearing their Boston Marathon jackets and picking up their bibs
  • My friends praying before Mass
  • And best for last, Jesus waiting for me at St. Francis Chapel in the middle of the bustling Prudential Center

It’s really cool living in Boston.

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6 thoughts on “A Wise Friend and a Bunch of Little Things

  1. Glad to have you back, lovely! Sometimes we need time to recuperate our personal lives, so never apologize for taking a break! But it looks life has been treating you well overall. I can totally relate to credit card problems–one too many purchases of dark chocolate? WHOOPS.
    OMG, and congratulations to your best friend! I hope the wedding goes well and I wish the best for their marriage! The future may be something to fear or stress out about, but it’s also something to try and plan while being excited about it!

  2. That is pretty good advice from your friend. I might have to give this a-few-sentences-a-day thing a try.
    Ahhh!! One of my friends (my own derpy roommate from freshman year actually!) just got engaged. It’s completely crazy!!! Life is happening way too quickly. Excited to see how the rest of the wedding planning goes and how the wedding turns out.
    I also love that sights and sounds list. It’s nice to engage all your senses, to just observe what’s around you and be present. Glad you’re doing well Alison. 🙂

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