I pick up the train in Harlem and join the locomotion of blue pressed shirts, red ties, slacks and briefs (the paper kind you sickos.) #thisisconnecticut #lawyersandbankers #andloafers #nightandday

I pick up the train in Harlem and join the locomotion of blue pressed shirts, red ties, slacks and briefs (the paper kind you sickos.) #thisisconnecticut #lawyersandbankers #andloafers #nightandday

While walking around the vineyard, we decided while CT may not be home, we definitely have these moments where we feel like we are smack-dab in the center of a magazine. The east coast really does offer a beauty of its own and I’m happy to say it continues to surprise us.

While walking around the vineyard, we decided while CT may not be home, we definitely have these moments where we feel like we are smack-dab in the center of a magazine. The east coast really does offer a beauty of its own and I’m happy to say it continues to surprise us.

Water Older than Sun

An article came out describing that water is dated to be “older” than the sun and it leaves me wondering…

As a self-proclaimed, “water baby,” could this be particularly why I am also a friend-proclaimed, “elderly mexican woman trapped in a 20-something white girl’s body?” Perhaps there is a tie between feeling the water as a part of me and also particularly enjoying reading out-loud and a borderline creepy curiousity of the private lives of my neighbors?  

Pinteresting “Adorable Baby Hats”

Makes me immediately want a baby. 

On a related note: while walking down the stairs at work today, I was following a trail of cologne and it was mixed with the onion rings from the bar on the first floor and I was immediately turned on. 

When someone is talking to my dog

while her head is out the window of my car and I look over at them and somehow they realize their world at that moment is not just them and my dog and they quickly sink into their embarrassment. 

oregontopatagonia:

I am sitting in a bookstore/café and the ground is actual living grass. It’s like lounging in the park with a bookshelf behind me, a couch, a waitress with vintage glasses, and an americano. Goodbye cruel world. 🙋 #OregonToPatagonia #buenosaires (at Musetta Caffé)

oregontopatagonia:

I am sitting in a bookstore/café and the ground is actual living grass. It’s like lounging in the park with a bookshelf behind me, a couch, a waitress with vintage glasses, and an americano. Goodbye cruel world. 🙋 #OregonToPatagonia #buenosaires (at Musetta Caffé)

Getting my groove back. 

4 miles | ~.5 walking | 0 tingles 

#katirunsNE #onedayatatime #seemollyphotosbelow #wannagotozurichmaybe?

Getting my groove back.

4 miles | ~.5 walking | 0 tingles

#katirunsNE #onedayatatime #seemollyphotosbelow #wannagotozurichmaybe?

elenamorelli:


{ forests and rocks }

elenamorelli:

{ forests and rocks }

Currently working on convincing myself the failed pumpkin fudge could suffice as a proper lunch.

Currently working on convincing myself the failed pumpkin fudge could suffice as a proper lunch.

I woke up to cinnamon rolls! 

@nicholasewalsh makes me smile.

I woke up to cinnamon rolls!

@nicholasewalsh makes me smile.

Jury’s Out

Who knows what the bleep happened to me on Monday night. Nick basically came home to his girlfriend (me) crumpled on the floor, sobbing, boogers on every surface within two feet of my trail from the chair to the door and squeals and screeches every time I moved my left leg more than 1 mm in any direction. 

Luckily, having a PA as a boyfriend comes in handy in these situations. Most of the pain I was feeling emitted down from my knee to my foot. He performed a knee exam and based on my pain description, determined it was actually referred pain I was feeling from something in my lower back - most likely a herniated disc or pinched nerve. 

So how did this happen!? I was playing tug with my dog. I was SITTING, barely making an effort, holding on to a dinosaur toy. 

I feel like this is the story of my medical life. I had to make up a really cool story about how I tore my ACL playing soccer in high school, when in reality it happened while warming up and passing a soccer ball about 15 feet. I also screwed up my miniscus “dropping it like it was hot” in a dive bar in the middle of the mountains at a bachelorette party in February. #winning

Long story short, treatment is movement as pain allows and a routine dosage of anti-inflammatories. I pray to freakin’ God I don’t have to go through what I went through on Monday night - it feels like a really bad dream. I basically am moving like a robot. Because I am young and the pain went away overnight, Nick’s orthopedic surgeon friends say going to the doctor won’t do me any more good than what I am currently up to. So he’s going to bring me home some light PT exercises and we’ll hope this was a total fluke nerve pinch. 

The irony? Yesterday I was to start a pre-training plan for Ironman training. Yes. A full ironman. I have been secretly tossing this idea around in my head for some time now. 

While the world may be trying to give me a hint, I am a triathlete and don’t really take hints well. I basically see this as the exact reason I should do a full ironman, because I won’t always be young, healthy, or able to. 

Has anyone on here ever herniated a disc? Either that happened to me or I pinched a nerve, but last night I was in more pain than I’ve ever felt in my life. I’m terrified of doing anything in case whatever it is comes back. Would love some advice if anyone has been through this before!