The link-up actually starts tomorrow, but I am ready to get this party started a day early!
The premise behind this link-up is: "If we were having [insert choice of beverage here] together, I would tell you..."
Armed with my tall glass of either orange juice or water on the rocks, here are a few things I would share:
Adam and I are going to Israel in November! We got ridiculously good airfare on Turkish Airlines. We'll be flying into Tel Aviv with a layover in Istanbul. Now we are working to figure out our itinerary - there is SO much to see and do. The plan will likely include some combination of Jerusalem, Haifa, Tiberias, the Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, and a jaunt to Petra, Jordan.
|The Old City in Jerusalem|
We'll also be road-tripping to Traverse City, Michigan over Labor Day! I have wanted to visit northern Michigan for a long time, so I am very excited to finally make it happen. I've heard amazing things about the beaches, the hiking, the food, and the friendly people.
|The Grand Traverse Bay|
This past Wednesday, I watched sports all day long.
In the afternoon, my company held one of its annual Chicago Cubs rooftop outings.
|Hanging out with Meghna and Alicia, two of my awesome coworkers|
Later that night, I went to Soldier Field to watch Manchester United take on Paris Saint-Germain.
It was a complete and unmitigated disaster trying to get into the stadium. Soldier Field is not built to handle 60,000+ fans trying to enter the premises and go through security all at the same time. Blech.
That aside, once I got to my seat I had fun. The atmosphere was very lively and those soccer players have footwork skills like you wouldn't believe.
My adherence to self-imposed goals lives to fight another month... but the streak is in jeopardy. (See this post for further background.) I did manage to log 62.5 miles during the month of July. As of right now, I remain perfectly on track to run 750 miles for the year.
The month of August is going to be a real challenge, though. My running motivation is as low as it has ever been. Combine that with the arrival of hot and humid summertime weather. Then throw in a dislike of the treadmill. Results:
These days my new jam is strength training. I am enjoying the quick and visible results that I've reaped from doing more consistent strength-training over the past few months. Woo-hoo, instant gratification!
I am trying to improve my dance skills. What a challenge this has been! In my Zumba classes, I'm paying closer attention to my instructor's form versus my form to identify what I can improve. The initial conclusion: EVERYTHING.
In an attempt to get some extra practice, I borrowed this DVD from the library:
It's a good thing that I don't have a mirror in my living room for when I try this DVD at home. Heh.
So what is new with you? What would you share with me over a coffee or other beverage?