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Crushing my wall game in India.
Crushing my wall game in India.
One of the most fun things about attending this wedding was the opportunity to meet my roomie’s friends and family. The kids were so funny and everyone welcomed me warmly, making me feel like part of the family. So grateful. .
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Also, saree day 2!
One of the most fun things about attending this wedding was the opportunity to meet my roomie’s friends and family. The kids were so funny and everyone welcomed me warmly, making me feel like part of the family. So grateful. . . Also, saree day 2!
Everything about this wedding is glamour to the max. It is 💯 my style. #redcarpetdress
Everything about this wedding is glamour to the max. It is 💯 my style. #redcarpetdress 
So, so, so thankful for the opportunity to be here in India, to experience a different culture, and to celebrate someone I love so much as she gets married!
So, so, so thankful for the opportunity to be here in India, to experience a different culture, and to celebrate someone I love so much as she gets married!
Overwhelmed with incredible color for @chaubso ‘s sangeet!! #HennaTime
Overwhelmed with incredible color for @chaubso ‘s sangeet!! #HennaTime 
Incredible sites and new experiences. India. Amazing.
Incredible sites and new experiences. India. Amazing.
Shopping ✅ Eating ✅ Relaxing with a book in the garden, listening to the chirping (squawking?) of parrots all around! 🦜 ✅✅✅
Shopping ✅ Eating ✅ Relaxing with a book in the garden, listening to the chirping (squawking?) of parrots all around! 🦜 ✅✅✅
Thoroughly enjoying my layover en route to India. 🇮🇹
Thoroughly enjoying my layover en route to India. 🇮🇹
It is most excellent when one of your best buds flies in to go #WinterHiking with you.
It is most excellent when one of your best buds flies in to go #WinterHiking  with you.
To quote @asilbs on my Strava activity: “What’s a morning run?” My response today? “Apparently, it’s where you propel your body out the door and into the freezing cold before it has a chance to wake up enough to object. Then you suffer for a few miles and shed a tear or two when you arrive back on your doorstep. #DoNotRecommend “
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As awesome as it can be to feel fit and strong, for as many photos as we all post of how great running is, let’s be real for a minute. It is NOT a breeze to get it done every time. I’m in the habit of gratitude for every workout I do, this one included. But, you guys, it felt like SO MUCH WORK today. However, run done ✅
To quote @asilbs on my Strava activity: “What’s a morning run?” My response today? “Apparently, it’s where you propel your body out the door and into the freezing cold before it has a chance to wake up enough to object. Then you suffer for a few miles and shed a tear or two when you arrive back on your doorstep. #DoNotRecommend  “ . As awesome as it can be to feel fit and strong, for as many photos as we all post of how great running is, let’s be real for a minute. It is NOT a breeze to get it done every time. I’m in the habit of gratitude for every workout I do, this one included. But, you guys, it felt like SO MUCH WORK today. However, run done ✅
In the last 24 hours I’ve built a couch, started the website for an amazing project (coming your way soon), and kitted out in alllll the safety gear for an after-dark jog. Doing life like a BOSS. #whoopsnap
In the last 24 hours I’ve built a couch, started the website for an amazing project (coming your way soon), and kitted out in alllll the safety gear for an after-dark jog. Doing life like a BOSS. #whoopsnap 
Today I... protected rights for trans-people in my state ✅, made a move to get corporate money out of politics✅, voiced my support for single payer health care✅, and voiced support for an initiative to rank-vote primary candidates ✅ ... basically, I voted. Powerful stuff.
Today I... protected rights for trans-people in my state ✅, made a move to get corporate money out of politics✅, voiced my support for single payer health care✅, and voiced support for an initiative to rank-vote primary candidates ✅ ... basically, I voted. Powerful stuff.
Solo-date day two. I’m so thankful to have spent so much time outside this weekend just going wherever the wind took me (and there was SO MUCH WIND today!) I had a perfect day for driving along the Mohawk Trail and thoroughly enjoyed stopping in all the little places and lookouts I’d only ever seen from the road before. Amazing day!
Solo-date day two. I’m so thankful to have spent so much time outside this weekend just going wherever the wind took me (and there was SO MUCH WIND today!) I had a perfect day for driving along the Mohawk Trail and thoroughly enjoyed stopping in all the little places and lookouts I’d only ever seen from the road before. Amazing day!
Sometimes I get stressed out about over planning my time. I worry about calls not returned and friends not seen. Moments missed. But this weekend I intentionally left things light. One plan for a short period of the morning which I spent on a gorgeous hike at Purgatory Chasm with Erin for her birthday. Then nothing planned. On my drive home I decided to take myself on a date to Old Sturbridge Village. Not having anyone else’s agenda was fantastic. I could linger at various spots. Read ALL the signs start to finish. Wander here and there. Browse the gift shop for as long as I felt like doing. It was lovely. Officially IN to dating myself while the manfriend is serving our country.
Sometimes I get stressed out about over planning my time. I worry about calls not returned and friends not seen. Moments missed. But this weekend I intentionally left things light. One plan for a short period of the morning which I spent on a gorgeous hike at Purgatory Chasm with Erin for her birthday. Then nothing planned. On my drive home I decided to take myself on a date to Old Sturbridge Village. Not having anyone else’s agenda was fantastic. I could linger at various spots. Read ALL the signs start to finish. Wander here and there. Browse the gift shop for as long as I felt like doing. It was lovely. Officially IN to dating myself while the manfriend is serving our country.
TB to taking no prisoners yesterday in tackling the project of getting my new basement “laundry ready.” Video of what I was up against in my story. Seriously, wtf were the contractors thinking when they declared this “finished?” Shoutout to my 1730’s field stones in the background.
TB to taking no prisoners yesterday in tackling the project of getting my new basement “laundry ready.” Video of what I was up against in my story. Seriously, wtf were the contractors thinking when they declared this “finished?” Shoutout to my 1730’s field stones in the background.
Post-workout sunrise over @novemberprojectmsp - the victory walk to breakfast. Scenes like this happen when you #justshowup 
It was so great to have 12 of my coworkers from our Minneapolis Meeting of the Steel Partners Wellness Council  day yes, verbal, and show up with me today. The Heck Yeah energy is already influencing our culture. ❤️ 🎥 Clip by @alveodigital
Post-workout sunrise over @novemberprojectmsp - the victory walk to breakfast. Scenes like this happen when you #justshowup  It was so great to have 12 of my coworkers from our Minneapolis Meeting of the Steel Partners Wellness Council day yes, verbal, and show up with me today. The Heck Yeah energy is already influencing our culture. ❤️ 🎥 Clip by @alveodigital
@chop.room Everything is better with an orange balsamic reduction and cooking tips implemented from wisdom imparted by @dmdesiato
@chop.room Everything is better with an orange balsamic reduction and cooking tips implemented from wisdom imparted by @dmdesiato
Team T2 Pride - our appetizer is YUM @chop.room
Team T2 Pride - our appetizer is YUM @chop.room