Congrats to the runners of the Boston Marathon!

Truly sorry I didn’t blog yesterday.

Excuse: had a bad day. Can’t blame me for that right?!

Has this ever happened to you – you’re going on weeks and weeks feeling good about yourself, what you’re doing, what’s going on around you, your life in general right? And then one day you wake up and realize that there is still a ton of things you need to work on. Maybe one or two really big things that are always hounding you.

This was my day yesterday and it just left me feeling a bit down in the dumps. Thankfully Colin helped me talk it out, which I am a true believer in – Communication is key to everything in life; jobs, relationships, friendships, etc. (my Comm professors would be so proud!) At the end of the day, before bed, I was already feeling better. Sometimes you just have random bouts of feeling o v e r w h e l m e d with everything going on around you. I am so happy I have Colin to be there for me whenever I need him, he is amazing and extremely patient, kind, understanding etc. etc. I need someone like that to put up with me! I am a very lucky girl.

Anyway, congratulations to all the AMAZING runners who participated in the Boston Marathon yesterday! What an accomplishment! Maybe one day I will be running this marathon….

Here is a great re-count of running in the marathon yesterday from Jessica at A Fete For Food -

http://www.afeteforfood.com/

Interesting! ‘26.2 Secrets of the Boston Marathon’ from My Secret Boston -

http://ow.ly/1AfI6

The ‘Evolution of the Marathon’ From Boston.com -

http://www.boston.com/sports/marathon/articles/2010/04/16/the_race/

Interested in what marathoners eat pre-race? -

http://www.boston.com/sports/marathon/articles/2010/04/19/marathon_runners_food_requirements_are_a_lot_to_take_in/

Inspiring! 26.2 miles can really do a number on your bod -

http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2010/04/19/262_miles_take_a_toll_on_the_body/

Lookie here! Valerie Bertinelli completed the Boston Marathon yesterday -

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20362338,00.html

Serious congrats to all the runners! SUCH an inspiration to all. Especially when you have a half marathon this weekend…

Need to cheer up one of your friends?! This will definitely do the trick -

http://www.careerbuilder.com/monk-e-mail/default.aspx?cbRecursionCnt=2&cbsid=98c901b44ea84ba499fac23b34b5f516-325096596-R9-4&ns_siteid=ns_us_g_monk_email

I am a BIG fan of Monk-e-mails :)

Need more followers on Twitter? Who doesn’t? Some tips from Boston.com -

http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2010/04/18/ten_tips_for_attracting_a_following_on_twitter/?page=1

A few tips from me -

1. Tweet articles you come across that are interesting

2. Tweet new artists/songs/albums you love

3. Tweet delicious recipes

4. Tweet updates on sports, celebs, whatever interests you

5. Recommend others on #Follow Fridays

Thinking about cutting sugar out of your diet? Might be your best idea yet. Read this from SHAPE magazine -

http://www.shape.com/healthy_eating/nutrition_101/stop_eating_sugar

Have your allergies been out of control?! It’s that damn pollen! -

http://news.health.com/2010/04/16/off-charts-pollen-counts-bring-misery-millions/

Boost your brain power! Improve your memory! Tips from MORE magazine comin’ atcha -

http://www.more.com/4271/13936-ways-to-improve-your-memory

Tonight Colin, Meg, Matt and Fr. Jim are going to Dillons in Andover for a belated birthday dinner (Fr. Jim turned 80 on April 1st!) Should be great to catch up with the wonderful FJ. Plus Dillons is usually delicious so I’m looking forward to that. I’ll let you know what I order!

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday xo

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