Marvelous is…….the new cafe that opened on the bottom level of my office building. A long time ago when we heard that a new eatery would be moving in, I began dreaming that it would be Chipotle or Panera Bread. So when I found out it was, in fact, not Chipotle or Panera Bread I was a bit disappointed because…yeah. So although the cafe’s been open for a few weeks, I hadn’t yet gone until last Friday when I was starving and had forgotten to pack breakfast and lunch. So, I waved the white flag in my dumb “you are not Chipotle or Panera Bread!!!!!!!” stand-off and took the elevator ride of surrender. The staff is so friendly, and their selections are varied and amazing. It is a little on the pricey side, but given how lazy I am, I will happily deal because it is so freaking convenient. It’s just a quick elevator ride away! I’m so happy about this delicious convenience.
Marvelous is……oh I am signed up for another 5K. My boss Sharon and co-worker Gemma asked me to run a 5K with them at end of June. If you had told me last year “Caitlyn, you are going to run 3 5Ks in 3 months in summer of 2013” I would have needed to be sedated stat.
Marvelous is….a new week. Last week sucked. I was in a bad mood for what seemed like all of it and felt very off, uncomfortable (?) and sluggish. It was one of those weeks where I just chugged along thinking “just finish the week…just finish the week…it’s almost over..” BUT this week is going to be great and I am rearing to go.
Marvelous is….my first Preakness experience. I was wary going into it because my Preakness veteran friends warned it was a very long day and now I’m starting to realize that when it comes to most big outings (especially any involving day drinking), I have like a window of a few good hours in me before I turn sour and just want to go home. I also hate when I am not in close proximity to my house and have to wait around for a ride and/or the group I’m with to come to a consensus to leave, it makes me feel kind of “stuck” but anyway. It was pretty fun and I enjoyed my huge green mug that had bottomless refills of beer.
Marvelous is….seeing Florida Georgia Line at the aforementioned Preakness. “Cruise” is one of my favorite songs to come out in the last five years. I could do with or without the Nelly remix and any of the lyrics that are not the chorus. Has a song ever been more perfect to listen to on a sunny day with your windows down? There’s probably a few good contenders but belting out the chorus of “Cruise” is so enjoyable to me. So anyway, it was SO GREAT to be able to see them sing it live and sing it along enthusiastically with them. They ripped through their setlist (which naturally included choruses of “Golddigger”, “Thrift Shop” and “In Da Club”) and then when it was apparent it was the last song and they had not yet sang “Cruise”, the lead singer asked…”So….what do ya guys wanna hear?” The place erupted with screams of “CRRRREEEEEWWZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ” and duh, of course they sang it and everyone went ballistic. It was also nice to see who the heck Florida Georgia Line is comprised of. I had never seen pictures, videos, TV or Youtube performances. When the band came out I went crazy being a welcoming, excited yeller and my friend had to tell me they were ‘the band’ and weren’t actually in ‘Florida Georgia Line.’
Marvelous is…..Macklemore. He was there with Ryan Lewis. He opened with “Thrift Shop” which was surprising to me. I hadn’t been paying attention and heard “Thrift Shop” so I just assumed someone was playing it to get the crowd hyped. Then I turned and oh…there they were on stage. Two songs later, they sang “Can’t Hold Us” so after that, I stopped paying attention because those two are the only Macklemore songs I know. I do love those songs though.
Marvelous is ….live music. I don’t go to many concerts so when I do, I come away awestruck. Live music is so amazing. At any point during a concert, I stand there smiling, just thinking about how great it is. I also feel ridiculously happy for the artists up on the stage because I cannot imagine how freaking incredible it would be to stand where they’re standing and see thousands of people happily bopping along to their song and screaming the lyrics and freaking out. I also wonder HOW ARE THEY NOT CRYING?! I’m not really a crier, but…and this is obviously a huge but..if I were a singer, I’d probably tear up at every concert I gave because I felt so unbelievably overwhelmed, happy and grateful. I saw Carrie Underwood (PSA: she is SO TALENTED. she sounds exactly like she does on her albums and hits every high note effortlessly) in November and cried in the middle of it because I was so happy for her. i’m a weirdo.
Marvelous is…I had a dream I became an avid CrossFit-er. Maybe it’s all the Carrots N Cake I’ve been reading. So, I am adding “try CrossFit a few times” to my list of fitness-y things to do in the next year and a half. Also on my bucket list is running a half marathon. See my 2nd point in this post. A year doesn’t seem like enough time so I’m making it a year and a half. I’m pretty flexible with the deadline but I want to do those two things.
Marvelous is….my fellow early morning gymgoers. They are about 6 middle-aged men and I love them. We stand around from 4:50 a.m. onward until they open the doors to the gym. When the gym is finally opened, all 6 of them automatically move aside like Moses parting the sea so I can enter the gym first and one of them always holds open the door for me. It is SO nice. One doesn’t have to tell another to do it; they just automatically do it, and have been ever since I joined the gym. Every morning that they do it,I’m struck by how nice it is. Ah, good manners, you never go out of style.
Thanks to Katie for hosting!
1. I feel like I need like a meal planner / exercise diary thing, with blank notebook pages to write the above “fitness-y things to do in the next year and a half” list. ? Do you use one and find it useful?
2. Best concert you’ve ever been to?
3. I need a good racerback sports bra. What is your fave?