Happy New Year!!!
Hope you had a fun New Years Eve! Mine could not have been more low-key, but after roughly 17 hours of traveling, and waking up at 3:50 am, I was more than ready to climb into bed Wednesday night.
Where was I traveling to, you may ask? Back to Princeton! We have matches on the 10th, and so our coach wanted us back a few days early in order to train up. As someone who’s not a huge fan of New Years Eve partying (I find the clubs pretty overrated), I was fine missing the festivities, but it would have been nice to have had a few more days at home. I’m already missing the good ol’ squash club and breakfast in my PJ’s!
Okay enough dwelling on the past! It’s a new year, so why not kick things off right with some Friday Favourites?! As always, thanks to Heather for hosting! Be sure to check out her blog, Housewife Glamour to see what others are lovin’ this Friday!
2014 was a good year, but I’m super excited for all that 2015 has to offer. A few things I’m looking forward to include: graduating from Princeton, starting the next chapter of my “adult” life, finishing up my last college squash season, getting my personal training certification, and finishing my thesis. Yikes, that’s quite a to-do list!
Wawa’s Mocha Coffee
When I arrived at Wawa this morning, I was surprised by two things: 1) the Pumpkin Spice was gone, and 2) it was replaced by Mocha!
I poured myself a little bit, smelled it, and immediately knew it would be a winner. A little note to Wawa: although I’m sad you removed Pumpkin Spice, thank you for replacing it with a good flavour! You have redeemed yourself 😉 .
I’ve wanted a TRX kit for a couple of years now, and after having completed my TRX group training last June, I knew this would be a good investment for my future. So, when I found a special holiday sale on the TRX training website, I quickly forwarded it to
Santa my dad as a light suggestion.
After my food baby settled down and I was able to pull myself off the couch Christmas day, I set up this bad boy and tried out a few exercises. I was soon reminded why I took Christmas day off as an intentional rest day, and proceeded to park my butt back on the couch to watch the Mindy Project 🙂 .
West Coast Scenery + Hiking
Although I did spent quite a bit of time relaxing and at the squash club, I did get a chance to see some friends and explore the great outdoors.
Danielle, Chantal and I went on a hike the morning of Christmas Eve, and were pleasantly surprised how mild the weather was for late December! Although Victoria isn’t usually freezing, it’s fairly common for it to be rainy, dreary and damp. I secretly love that kind of weather, because it helps me justify staying indoors to sit by the fire and read a book (or lately, watch Netflix) and just chill.
As much as I (not so) secretly love the dreary weather, I was very happy not to be hiking in such conditions. The late morning sun shone beautifully over the trees, making me feel very fortunate to be able to enjoy such a beautiful day outside!
This Old Picture of Me From 2001
A couple weeks ago I was waiting for my mom at her office as she finished up a few loose ends, and stumbled upon this picture of me from 2001.
I was about 8 years old, and clearly had a serious thing for chokers. I distinctly remember trying to find as many as I could (I think my maximum was 4 at once), and in every colour possible. What do you think? Should I bring them back?! 😉
Hope you have had a great start to 2015, and happy Friday!
What did you do for New Years? Was it more exciting than me sleeping?
What’s something you’re loving this week?
What are you looking forward to in 2015?