weekend recap

Monday. ooof.

let’s recap a few things…since i’ve pretty much been a horrible blogger lately and totally neglecting this lil space!

*running. ok, so this is going semi-well, but i’m not exactly killing it lately. it’s been super cold here — thankfully, that seems to have broken today, so i’m hoping to run outside tonight — so i’ve been dating the treadmill, which isn’t my fave. i got in a few 3-5 milers last week and then an 8-miler on Saturday morning (all on the treadmill), then rested yesterday (aka didn’t leave my bed all day). i’m hoping i can do this half in a few weeks, but i definitely am not very prepared, so we’ll see how it goes.

*celebrating. i love parties. i love birthdays. i love a good excuse to dress up and go out. i am obsessed with my girlfriends.

add all of these things together, and Saturday night was a smashing success in celebrating one of my close friend’s birthdays.

happy birthday to my Southern belle, Carrie <3

happy birthday to my Southern belle, Carrie

there was pink champagne & pink cake (made by me! i’m not a sweets person but love to bake for other people); sequins & sparkly personalities & dancing at Mister H in the Mondrian SoHo, where we celebrated another one of my girls’ birthdays just last month. it’s such a good party spot — not too clubby, but somewhere between clubby and loungey — and always so much fun.



ummm so if you haven’t seen Chris D’Elia’s skit “Drunk Girls,” do yourself a favor and watch it right now. like, right right now.

all sorts of hilarity.

*writing. someone just pay me to sit around and write little snippets all day, please? mmmkay.

*inspiration. because i don’t know about you, but i certainly can’t be reminded of these things enough…and feeling it today, especially. even when you know life is beautiful & amazing & wonderful, it’s so easy to get caught up in our own heads and let the world beat us down, for a million little reasons that seem like such formidable giants at the time.

positive words can do so much to renew our soul. sometimes, i forget where my hope lies; i forget to just be still, and trust that God has much bigger plans for me than i could ever imagine or devise on my own. it’s easy to let your focus slide, and lately, i’m feeling like i could use a recharge.

hope your week starts off well, friends.



17 thoughts on “weekend recap

  1. Very nice quotes Shawna!!! Definitely motivation and inspiration for this Monday. You clean up nice chica!!! WOW!!! šŸ™‚ Annnnnd I can’t stand dates with Miss Treadmill … she’s so cold unfeeling. Absolutely no emotion ha! šŸ˜›

  2. 8 miles on the treadmill sounds like pure torture! I ran 8 outside yesterday after being sick for a week and nooo running that entire time and that was a success, but a push! I want to come drink coffee with you while you write lovely things.

  3. First off–that black and silver motif top/dress. OMG. I’m sorry that the runs haven’t been rocking your socks but hopefully it’ll get warmer soon (for all of us!). And love your creative writing. Such a part of you and so indicative of your soul šŸ˜€

    • thanks, girl — that was the first time i wore it! Express, Aztec racer back dress, for the win (even if i got it for soooooo cheap and then had to pay twice as much as it cost in tailoring…so worth it!). thanks for the writing compliment. šŸ™‚

  4. Ahhhh that party sounds like a blast!! Pink cake and pink champagne!! I need to be at this party!! Haha!! You’re phenomenal!! Great job on your workouts! You’re perfect! Thanks for the inspiration, too! So beautiful! XOXO

  5. Haha only you would be able to eloquently include the word “buoyancy” in a poem šŸ˜‰ that was BEAUTIFUL. (Side note: isn’t that the funny thing about coffee? You’ve either not had enough or you’ve had too much. There is no perfect amount). Looks like a fun party too! it’s always nice to play dress-up isn’t it?

  6. Thank you so much for the inspiration! It was a bit of a rough day around here and I needed that. Oh and I LOVE your outfit in the second picture.
    May we both get some great runs outside this week and may winter leave all of us alone very soon!

  7. Your poem (can I call it that?)…it’s beautiful!! Share more!

    Running in this weather has been such a struggle for me too. The weather is slowly starting to warm up, but I’ve still been bundling up and hitting up Central Park with the freezing windchill. Needless to say, it hasn’t been fun. I don’t have access to a treadmill so I have no choice!

    P.S – I love when you share all the places you visit in Manhattan! I write them all down (no creepiness intended) for the future when my friends and I can’t decide where to go because I’m still learning the city and all its hidden gems. You should write a post on your recommendations šŸ™‚

  8. I love your writing…and your inspirational quotes! It’s always fun to see what you’re up to on the weekend also – celebrating a birthday with pink champagne and cake sounds spot-on spectacular šŸ™‚

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