Hi everyone! I have been the worst blogger ever lately — I guess adjusting to my job could be blamed for that (and also feeling like I have been pretty boring lately) – but I wanted to share what has been keeping me busy lately!
I am really enjoying my job so far – but it is definitely an adjustment. I will do a more job-related post at some point, but I have an image I am trying to maintain of not being a total nerd. BAHAHA who am I kidding. Nerd city, population 1 over here. When I haven’t been working, here’s what I’ve been up to:
I have a couple of races coming up — the Nike Women’s Half-Marathon (next weekend!) in SF, and then #RnRLA on October 26th in DTLA. I have been running on Saturday mornings with my DTLA crew. Last week, we participated in CicLAVia (such a cool event). A bunch of streets became closed for cyclists around 9 AM, so we met up at 6 to get our run in before the cyclists and before the sun was out in full-force. We logged 14 miles to East LA and back. On the way back, I hung with our group’s fastest guy (Alvaro) for a few miles, and realized we were clipping along at 6:45 pace for a few mile. Scary.
Yesterday, I got in 11 miles through DTLA and along the LA river. Really a great way to start the weekend. Andres and I pushed it the last few miles (errrrr he pushed it and I followed because I can’t say no)
This has been my motto lately (I am normally in a good mood but this last week was pretty roller coaster-y for me, which is weird because I am pretty even-keel normally).
I know, you’re thinking WHAT?! One of my good friends, Alexis, lives in my building and last Sunday she concocted her specialty vegan smoothies for us — it was a great way to catch up and wind-down before the week. I call Alexis my “personal cheerleader” because she is one of the most upbeat and supportive people I know — and she is a mini-me in that she is a total law school gunner (she is a 2L) and is a workout fiend. So talking about work and school over protein smoothies pretty much sums us up!
I’ve gotten to attend a few great events since joining my firm about a month ago — I got to go an installation and awards dinner for the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, a dinner put on by the Association of Business Trial Lawyers about a fascinating case called Chevron v. Donziger (seriously google it), and this week I attended an event for the Association of Corporate Counsel about using appellate counsel to prevail at trial hosted by my firm at the Beverly Hills Montage. (It looks swanky — and it was — but I promise my life is not that glamorous. I came home at 9 and worked for two hours).
Body pump because obviously
I have kept the 6 AM BP obsession alive and well — I took the new release, Body Pump 91, for the first time this morning at my gym. I liked some of the songs (especially this one) but I didn’t think the release as a whole was as challenging as some others. Any BP fans out there agree?
Don’t mind me, I’ll just be over here obsessing over how gorgeous DTLA (and this building) is. Last night I grabbed a drink with my high school friend Heather at the Ace Hotel’s rooftop and swooned over this view.
What’s keeping you busy?
Body pump people – what do you think of 91?
Fav workout song right now?