How do you give responsibly?

Moves. And we’re back with your regularly scheduled programming! My illness has left me, and I got to moving and grooving again this weekend after effectively being a lump for five days. But as Rachel told me, “sometimes we just need to be a lump.”

Yesterday’s workout:

  • Warmup
  • Increasing weight front squats until max of 3×6 front squats
  • 3x barbell complex: 3 bent over rows + 3 deadlifts + clean + front squat + push press + back squat
  • A bunch of assisted pull-up work with a band + some dive bomber pushups
  • 4x finisher: 12 KBS + 8 concentric-eccentric deadlift to jump

Wow that’s a lot of words. You can find the finisher in my Instagram highlights!

12 hour work day. Currently commuting back from it as I type this! They’re long but not yet too brutal (she says after only one day like this so far). I work three of these plus a half day for the next four weeks, and I can’t complain about 3.5 day weekends. In my future career, I think I’d ideally like to work fewer long days during the week. It’s nice to have weekdays to do things…like shop at Trader Joe’s without baskets and carts jamming into your ribs.

The heat. The Northeast felt like April in January this weekend! It is a tease and a half, man, because it’s going from 70F this past Sunday to 26F next Sunday. HA.

For the fires. Yesterday I donated some money to a friend’s Facebook birthday fundraiser for WWF for the Australian bush fire relief. But then I realized that I don’t really know much about WWF or where their money goes exactly, etc. I’ve been wanting to research the most noble causes for the bush fires (and lots of other things, honestly), but I feel like I never have a fully informed perspective on the “best” ones. What do you do when researching to donate to an organization for a hot (no pun intended, I promise) cause in the world?

Goat cheese. I bought some recently for this lentil salad recipe and mmmmm baby, I forgot how much I love this stuff. It’s in my top three fave cheeses.

So tell me:

Any responsible donor tips?

Favorite cheese?

Would you rather work fewer long days per week or more normal-hour days?


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