Friday, March 29, 2013

so easy you can't say no

I liked this article about motivating yourself to exercise when you don't feel like it.

The author suggests making the first part of your work-out routine so easy you can't say no. This is some 5-star advice, y'all. 

My current work-out routine starts a lil sumpin like this:

1. Put on work-out clothes. (easy)
2. Choose a playlist on my computer. (sometimes easy)
3. Set an alarm on my phone for 15 minutes. (easy)
4. Stretch. (easy)
5. Leave house for a run. (easier than it was 17 minutes ago)

This is not rocket surgery, but the music is key for me and so is the time restriction/ structure on the stretching.

If I've started the clock, and I start futzing around (eg - texting someone; looking up who's birthday it is on facebook; wondering what I would say to Bob Dylan if I ever met him; wondering whether I would even actually want to meet Bob Dylan; changing directions and wondering what I would want to ask Pete Seeger about if I met him; thinking about how nice and awesome Pete Seeger seems; wondering what this blog post was about...) I come back to stretching, because otherwise I'm cheating myself out of that day's meager 15 minutes of stretching. And stretching feels good. And it's easy. So I don't say no.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

tbt: faith hill

good god. early 90's faith hill. this is making my world go round. world. go. round.

 incessant pleaser or rebel? take yer pick. faith's got you covered in all-denim glory either way.

and this one! there are so many gems! ahhhhh!!!!!!!!!

double dog dare

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring
-Vladimir Nabokov
foto via the steward

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

yoga jamz, y'all

Heard this song at Opal Yoga tonight, and got PUMPED. First time there, and psyched to have a new, beautiful space for yoga in Charlottesville.

red wine is fast

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

new vampire weekend

Am I supposed to pretend like I'm not excited for a new vampire weekend album? Because I can't do that.

and be gazed upon

Sunday, March 17, 2013

it's just that -

this is one of my favorites.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

for he's a jolly good fellow

"I can teach anyone how to sail, but I can never change a person's personality."
-Ernest Shackleton

Thursday, March 14, 2013

til we both turn blue

yeah.... more John Prine. thanks for understanding.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013


Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.
-K. Pattabhi Jois

...attn, running: this goes for you, too.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

just to watch her float across the floor

grateful for: learning a dear friend shares a favorite song.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013