Life Lately


Life lately has been a bit of a blur. Not in a bad way, per se, just strange. I am still feeling like my job is “new” despite being in it for 45 days already. The pace is very different so it is still taking some getting used to. Better, but different. And for such a routine oriented person, different takes a minute, you know?


Food has been super simple in my kitchen, mostly out of convenience, but can I tell you about my two favorite things from Trader Joe’s lately? The first is Trader Joe’s chopped, pre-washed kale. It’s $1.99, you end up with a 10 oz (which is a sheet pan of kale) and I have been roasting it (400 degrees for 15 minutes) tossed with a little oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder until it is just crispy on top and soft on the bottom. It is the most delicious bed for ANYTHING. I’ve been enjoying throwing the Trader Joe’s Kobe Beef Burgers on them and then changing up my toppings. The Kobe burgers are $5.99 for 2, so between Garrett and I that is an $8 convenience food lunch that is relatively healthy and takes about 20 minutes to get on the table. I AM IN LOVE.

g + b

Speaking of being in love, walks outside with these two have been keeping me sane. I have been seriously grateful for the weather because I think if I lived in a very cold climate right now I would be DEPRESSED. There is a lot going on in my brain, so it has been nice to work all of that out in the fresh air with the sun on my back.

side view mirror

I’m feeling a little behind at life. I haven’t done my taxes. I’m in serious NEED of a haircut. I have made purchases from Amazon that are still sitting in boxes because I haven’t had time to open them. My personal email inbox is OUT OF CONTROL. There is a little part of me that feels like I am watching my life go by in the rear view mirror. Need to fix that, STAT.


The CrossFit Games open have been all at once completely challenging and totally inspiring. As usual, Garrett and I are feeling super excited to work on our weaknesses and make some strides in our skills. I am feeling like the skill I need to develop most in the gym is confidence, which sounds completely weird and is probably an entire post by itself, but that is what I’m going to do. It’s time to get the mojo back.

Life is good right now. Different, but good. I am growing a lot, and I think it’s normal to be having some growing pains. In the meantime I’m just trying to keep putting one foot in front of the other, and staying inspired.

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3 Responses to Life Lately

  1. K says:

    Those burgers look DELIGHTFUL.

  2. Sorry I’m a bit behind on commenting on this post (I never have time to read my RSS feed anymore). But wanted to say that I’m happy that you are embracing the changes and taking time to relax (during your walks with your two loves).
    I’m very jealous of your weather. I’m just starting to pull myself out of a funk and I think nice weather would definitely make a difference.
    Also, something that works for me, sometimes it’s good when my boyfriend (or mother…) just says “Rachel, I made an appointment to get your hair cut. You’re going on this day.” It’s not that we don’t have the time, it’s just that it keeps getting pushed down on the priority list so we ignore it.
    Also, pay someone to do your taxes. I swore up and down I was going to do them myself this year. And then life happened. And I ended up using my parents’ accountant. Best $100 I ever spent.
    Yay for life being good right now! Even if it has growing pains 🙂

    • Holly says:

      You’re behind on your RSS, I’m behind on responding to comments: PLEASE, PLANET EARTH JUST HIT THE PAUSE BUTTON FOR ONE DANG MINUTE, COULD YA? Then we could all get caught up!