A Weekend Chock-Full of New Things

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Running & Eating & Reading, Oh My!

Happy Monday, friends!

I know what you’re thinking: new things, Vanessa? running, eating, reading? That’s basically all you do. And you’re right, but this past weekend was dedicated to mixing things up when it comes to half marathon training, upping my mileage, meal prepping, and eating well.

Here’s a plethora of weekend snapshots that won’t look like my same old photo updates.

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3 Reasons I Love Reading Before Work

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Habits Take Time

Almost every morning of the workweek, I read for about 30 minutes to an hour. That’s after getting up, showering, hopefully making my bed, making and/or eating breakfast with Nick, and packing lunch for the day. (I do this all in my light pink terry cloth robe that I’ve had since high school. Just thought you needed to know just how much of an old lady I truly am.)

I do love a good morning routine, but reading used to not be a part of it. Actually, I took a long break from reading for a while, so incorporating a book into my breakfast time was difficult at first. But I’m so glad I did.

Here’s why.

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READING IS TO THE MIND…

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers | Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body!

…WHAT EXERCISE IS TO THE BODY

The quote above is attributed to Joseph Addison and Richard Steele (co-founders of The Spectator magazine, 1711). I couldn’t agree more, especially having done a lot of both reading and exercising in the past year.

Here are some of my favorite recent reads, from comedy to history to classic.

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