London living, four months in, training for the.... Paris marathon! Since the end of my varsity rowing days, I've enjoyed getting stronger by focusing my daily training sessions on weightlifting. Now that we're within four months of the race date (April 14th), running mileage and the pace really have had to pick up. BUT, I … Continue reading Fitness Update | Marathon Training
January I spent almost all of January at home doing very little. At the end of 2017, I had applied for a few graduate programs in the UK, so it was a waiting game. At the very end of the month and on the first day of my final Smith semester, I found out that … Continue reading 2018 | Year in Review
Though I was familiar with the Tate Modern before arriving in London, I failed to realize how many museums charged nothing for admission. I made it a priority to visit the Tate Modern within days of my arrival, and I did so with pleasure. I also visited a tiny drag-themed gallery (it was literally one … Continue reading Museums of London | FREE
Stonehenge is on every single one of those listicles of "old things in the world one must visit." Coming to London for an extended period of time, I knew that Stonehenge would have to finally get crossed off my endless bucket list. Pretty much the second I got my LSE email address, I started getting … Continue reading Old Stones and Roman Baths
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!! This is the day that the whole year leads up to. I've been waiting and celebrating the season for months! Now that today is finally here, we get to enjoy the spooky vibes one last time before kicking the Christmas season into high gear! Bring on the snow and lights! To celebrate, … Continue reading Everyone’s entitled one good scare!
The tube is expensive, how am I supposed to afford to get to my job or to school? How is this a city, but everything is so far away? It seems to take half an hour to get anywhere. Is everyone looking at me because they know I'm not from here? Can sense my US accent? … Continue reading First Impressions of Living in London
It's been a wild ride these past couple weeks. I'm currently in a completely different and new position in the world and in life. Honestly, working out has been keeping me calmer and less stressed out. Carving out time to break a sweat is a fun problem to solve and a calming presence. Happy Halloween, … Continue reading Workout Wednesday | September 12th – October 2nd
So, I'm leaving for London very soon. I arrive to a room of my own, a private bathroom, and quite a few things I need to figure out. I have begun the daunting packing process, tackling the cold weather stuff already. Most of my daily wear stuff like underwear and workout stuff has to be … Continue reading Prepping for My London Departure