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Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Pictured above - New York’s Central Park in mid-December, 2018.

Happy Friday! A lot of things have been happening this week for me personally and I am so proud that I was still able to post three times. I have a somewhat busy weekend again with plans to attend my run club’s first Saturday run (Mikkeller Run Club - Chicago chapter), meet a friend for brunch on Sunday, and do all of the regular weekend things I do (run, silks, errands, relaxing with slower activities). On to the links!

This week, the links are jumbled:

After a lot of research and talking to some friends, I’ve been intermittent fasting (eating from 12:00-20:00 every day and fasting the other hours) for a week now. I know that this is not a long time but it has not been that difficult at all. A few friends have asked me why, I have my reasons and I’m careful about making sure I’m properly fueled for workouts. One of my main reasons is because breakfast is the meal where I crave sugar. Breakfast for me was some yogurt or chia pudding with granola and fruit. That isn’t unhealthy, but I felt like it added up and I was still feeling sluggish. I thought if I could get past that sugar hurdle, I’d eat less sugar the rest of the day, I was right. I’m really trying to clean an already pretty clean diet and I have only recalled one day where I wanted sugar and I ate a cookie and enjoyed it. I’m all about moderation. I liked the information shared here about IF and it made me feel even better about my choice.

Yes, I will be buying this, since I was a huge fan of Bourdain’s shows, books, and travel style (and still am).

An interesting list of books left behind by travelers!

I’m not surprised by this, experiences versus things make me happier too.

Keeping it short and sweet this week and I can’t wait to start writing about my trip to Africa next week. <3

Tanzania: the few days before the climb

Tanzania: the few days before the climb

How to travel with only a backpack

How to travel with only a backpack