sometimes, life gets busy and you have a couple million things to do (work. run. eat. laundry. clean. socialize. talk to your best friend daily. try all the wines to make sure you know which are the best. shop for new running tights. drink the wines you’re buying while talking to your bff or socializing or doing laundry or eating.), and it’s nice to know that there are some things you can just do quickly and still feel accomplished.
anyone with me here?
for this reason, i decided to start doing a “2 Things Tuesday” post each week. this idea came to me when most of my utterly brilliant and life changing ideas come to me — while running tonight.
i was journaling a bit last night and realizing i want to start taking inventory of things i’m thankful for on a daily basis, if possible, to keep myself positive. so “2 things Tuesday” will become a weekly “positivity post” where i briefly pop in to say “HEY! i’m glad for these 2 things this week,” no matter how small they might be. because it never hurts to have another reason to think about the good things, right??
soooo here we go! take 1.
1. embracing the cold-weather running. it was sting-your-face-cold out tonight (21 degrees) after a day of flurries here in NYC, but i still bundled up and knocked out 5 miles along the sorta-sketchy path. there were veryyyyy few runners out tonight (a handful, maybe?), and the path was rather slippery and snowy in spots, and i was loving every second of it and feeling so good about my determination to run outdoors as much of this winter as possible. i had a really happy, great run tonight, and it turned my whole day around. OH, and i finally charged my Garmin and put that to use tonight, too. i’m really getting things done around here lately.
2. sidewalk/store front words. i have a thing with this, for no reason and every. i saw this in the West Village on Bleecker Street this past weekend on a store step, and literally backtracked once i realized what i’d just whizzed past. picture just begging to be taken.
i kinda wish it said “girl” after it, but i’ll take what i can get.
i love it when the street speaks to me.
annnnd, two and done. see how easy that was?
If you could write a message on the sidewalk, what would you write?
Is there something you always have to stop and take a photo of every time you see it?
22 thoughts on “2 Things Tuesday (twosday? hmm mayyyyybe.)”
There is a film festival in Michigan every summer up by where we have a house and they do sidewalk chalk movie quotes downtown Traverse City in random places. I will always remember Rock finding one that says, “Would you say I have a plethora?” Whenever I see words on a sidewalk I think of that. I love running in NYC in the winter. Two winters ago we made it the whole winter without going to the gym….too bad we kept paying for membership!
that’s such a cool memory of that sidewalk quote — so glad you shared that. i love things like that. you’re a winter running rockstar!
I love your beautiful life!! You make it beautiful because you’re so very beautiful!! I totally loved when you said, “I love it when the street speaks to me.” Wow, such a great line and seriously true. I LOVE NYC!! I want to live in NYC!! I need to visit soon!! I really do!! Have a fabulous week! XOXO
ahhhh thank youuuu, K! you are so unbelievably sweet & encouraging. 🙂
Thank you so much Shawna!! Have a happy Thursday!! XOXO
This is such a good idea 🙂 I have not embraced cold weather running, but will probably have to do that soon since I’ll be signing up for a 10 miler that’s happening in April. I would much rather be sweating my butt off then freezing…but that’s just me!
thank you! maybe i’ll start a “2 things Twosday” link-up, who knows. 🙂 haha i actually have found that it isn’t so bad once you get started — but we are opposites there, b/c i hateeeee sweating on a treadmill! good luck training for your race. i haven’t done a 10-miler but i think i’d love that distance as a race.
I am embracing the cold weather running (hello yaktrax) but today the temp is going from positive to negative, so I am only going to embrace so much of it….
negative?! girl. keep that lil booty warm, will ya? geesh.
LOVE!!! … LOVE!!! … LOVE!!! this idea Shawna!!! You creative person you!!! I really look forward to reading this every Tuesday from now on moving forward. “Sting your face cold” eh? OUCHIE but kudos to you for getting out there and running in it but then again I already know that you are a total BOSS!!! 😉 If I could write a message on a sidewalk or road it would be … “For happiness … follow the yellow brick road” and something I’m always stopping to take pictures of … hmmmm … sunrises and sunsets but then again I do live in Florida lol 🙂
thank youuuuuu, Lee! feel free to linkup and take part in it — maybe i’ll try to promote it as a “thing” and see where it goes. or maybe not. who knows. 🙂 thanks for all the sweet words, and i love that sidewalk art idea. 🙂
Why you are very welcome Shawna! 🙂
Haha I love that Oh Hey on the sidewalk. That would make me so happy. If I could write one thing I would probably write “smile” I don’t think people smile enough anymore.
come write that in NYC! 🙂
Hello beatiful! Or dont forget to smile! Or smile at a stranger would be what I would write on the sidewalk! I love the idea for 2 things tuesday! It’s a great way to stay grounded !
thank you! and i like both of your messages. all about the positivity. 🙂
Yay for winter running!! It’s so motivating to conquer those cold weather conditions! You go girl 🙂
So cool! I always stop and take a picture when something seems “majestic” — whether it be a skyline, some mountains, or just a really beautiful plate of french fries 😉
haha. i’m with you on the first two. 🙂
Love the two things Tuesday….fitting with my Tuesday this week…I ran twice 🙂 ….well maybe not quite the same 🙂 ….My one word on the sidewalk would be ‘focused’….I am really focused with my training this go around…trying to get faster…..great post!!!
I think a fun message to write on the sidewalk would be, keep your head up!
It must be so fun (and completely different than what I am used to) to live in NYC!