I am so sorry to have neglected you guys. I thought my life would slow down after leaving Chanel and having more normal work hours, but all that has changed is that I am happier! I’ve been teaching so much- currently have 6 set classes a week plus I sub usually 1-3 more times- so I am exhausted alllll the time but in a good way. Add on that I am now starting my first official FULL MARATHON training plan and I seriously have no extra time. Well, I made time to watch all of season 2 of Orange is the New Black in 2 weeks, but that made for way too late nights and ended up being not quite worth it. πŸ˜‰

Let me catch you up onΒ my last month of life.

My best friend Brenda and I had an amazing weekend in Miami about a month ago. We went for the WSSC Conference for Spin and just to get out of NY for awhile and hit the beach. I am terrified of flying and hadn’t flown in 5 years so I took an Advil PM and chugged 2 glasses of wine. We watched Bridesmaids the whole time while I squeezed Brenda’s hands every time I got scared (basically the entire 2.5 hour flight). I HATE FLYING. But boy is Miami gorgeous!

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The Spin conference was amazing and we took 3 classes total plus a class on how to properly fit people to the spin bike. We ate breakfast after the first session and then went across the street to a cafe with delicious food for lunch. After the last session, we snuck out onto the pool (we weren’t staying at the hotel where the conference was held) and it was SO gorgeous. There was an aqua zumba class going on that looked like so much fun too!

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Once we got back to our hotel, we showered and got into bed where we stayed for the rest of that night. Don’t worry, we had no plans of actually going out in Miami… this is our version of heaven. Working out a ton, eating a ton, and resting a ton. We ordered food from the sports bar downstairs in the hotel and no picture but it was so, so good.

We woke up Saturday morning with no alarm which was such a treat for both of us, then got some coffee and breakfast and headed to South Beach! Miami’s public transportation is pretty awesome for how big the city is, and the bus we took was really easy to get around on. South Beach is GORGEOUS! I wasn’t even expecting the water to be so clear since it’s still America, haha. Clearly I don’t travel much πŸ˜‰

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My first ever fish taco’s.

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And after the beach we went back to the hotel, ate, and slept. LOL I’m telling you, this is why we don’t have friends but each other. Sorry not sorry. Oh and this was me on the plane ride back Sunday morning. I did NOT do well on the flight black. God help me for my Costa Rica trip in a month which is 2x longer than Miami.

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I’ve barely been running at all which really stinks since I wanted to build at least a 2-week base before marathon training started for me this week. Well, I ran twice (one 1.5 miler and a 3.35 miler, wowza) and then did the Queens 10K. It was a GOOD race. I pushed myself way out of my current comfort zone and averaged 9:57 miles for a finishing time of 1:01:48, only 1 minute-ish off my PR time from 2 years ago. I also got to meet up with Andrea again and it’s always so great to see her cute face! πŸ™‚

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In true Jen fashion, I refueled with nutella banana french toast and fries. Just so you aren’t worried that I’ve changed! πŸ˜‰

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Oh and I also met Joe Caputo from Orange is The New Black on the train to Brooklyn a couple weeks ago. He is my favorite character on season 2! He was SO nice and we talked for almost 10 minutes. Love NYC.

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So besides Miami and teaching Sunday-Friday for the last 6 weeks (usually 2 of those days includes AM and PM classes!!) I have really been doing nothing else. As you can imagine it’s exhausting, but I am really happy that I am out of that terrible disaster of a job I had at Chanel. While I’m still not 100% sure what I want to do, it’s great to have this time to clear my head and get a lot of teaching under my belt. This week officially started marathon training, too. How much exercise can one person take?! Haha I also need to fit in some strength training and yoga here and there, too. I mean it’s a good problem to have, but I really want to get back into blogging at least once a week specifically while I’m marathon training to keep a log of all this! So this is my unofficial I’m-back post. I’ve missed you all so much and I don’t want this to end! Bare with me.

WHAT HAVE YOU ALL BEEN UP TO??!! Fill me in!! ❀ ❀

12 thoughts on “!!!!!”

  1. You can join me on vaca any time – I go to visit my sister in Miami a lot (she is a personal trainer/group fitness instructor and flybarre instructor down there!) and every time I am like listen – I want to run and workout a lot, lay on a lounge chair and eat some really good food. That. Is. All.

    1. TOTALLY going to come with you sometime!! We would have the best time just working out, tanning and eatinggggg

  2. so happy to hear about recent life events to put it together with your IG pics! the conference looked so great and omg MIAMI…my dream designation! The beachheads are so nice in florida (I went to key west 4 years ago) it really is hard to believe it’s part of north america lol. What did you do when you were at Chanel?

    1. You have to check out Miami sometime! Its definitely gorgeous and if you like to party (i dont anymore, but my old self would have looooved Miami even more!) its definitely poppin! I was an operations office assistant at Chanel on the retail side, so though i wasnt on the sales floor i worked insane hours and had a terrible management team. Like, the entire management team including above boutique management are all terrible people and it was just very very depressing. SO happy to be out!!!

      1. i’m the same way, no more partying haha, i’m only 26 but i’ve been over partying for the past 3 years now, I’d rather go to bed at 10 pm lol.

        wow! I always assumed the people “in the back” had it easier than the retail people would, especially at a company that high-end. it’s such a hard thing to work and stay at a job when you have poor management, no wonder you hated it! I had a boss from hell before and thankfully was able to get hired in a department with a great manager, or else i would have had to quit the whole company.

    1. Thank you so much! Reading this makes me want to make sure I am blogging all the time to keep inspiring πŸ™‚

  3. So happy to hear you are much happier!! Miami sounded like a blast and just what you guys needed!! Your fitness level is probably so good with all your spinning you will be able to run like its a piece of cake πŸ™‚

    Have you tried Clinton St Baking breakfast yet? if you haven’t by the next time I visit NYC you’ll have to come with me!! πŸ™‚

    1. Oh thank you so much! Cardio wise I’m in pretty good shape but it doesn’t translate into running all that much- running is just totally harder in every way! And ahhh no still havent been to Clinton yet! Guess I’m waiting for you! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. Loved the update! I have missed you! Currently loving summer here and it’s going wayyy too fast. Happy 4th!!

    1. Ive missed you too girlfriend! I know I cant believe its already July! Have an awesome July 4th! πŸ™‚

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