Just Jess.

a 20-something Boston girl recently transplanted in NYC; approaching life with sarcasm, humor and quite a bit of laughter. Running, fluent in movie quotes and trying to figure it all out. Oh, and I'm usually pretty heavily caffeinated.

Timeflies - Monsters ft. Katie Sky

They released their newest song here, and…swoooooooooon.

"I see your monsters
I see your pain
Tell me your problems
I’ll chase them away.

I’ll be your lighthouse
I’ll make it okay
When I see your monsters
I’ll stand there so brave
And chase them all away.”

THURSDAY, THURSDAY, THURSDAY!

One more day to Friday, peeps, we can do this.

And FOUR days to the marathon!! My yogurt surprised me/motivated me this morning, with some Boston love. I’m so happy I made this purchase.

This morning was my LAST physical therapy appointment before the big day - it went great, I got excellent treatment, and have since developed a little baby crush on my PT guy (I have a different one this week). If only I wasn’t his patient, le sigh.

Two miles on Sunday stand before me and 26.2 - it’s sort of surreal at this point.

I CAN’T EVEN WAIT I’M SO EXCITED.

Editor’s note: I should also just announce that in addition to my $1.44 lunch yesterday, I was given a FREE coffee this morning from the MUD truck because I “waited for them to set up”. Life has basically been free for me the past 24 hours and I don’t hate it.

Today’s Recap:

Race day is so close I can taste it! I start carb-loading today, so I grabbed the buffet at Treehaus. The guy’s scale wasn’t working, so I got ALL of that food for $1.44 - yes, less than two dollars!! Day made.

Got my hair did, too. Blondie is back, kids! I feel like a new woman. My roommate suggested I do something fancy with my new hair, but sadly I’m alcohol-free until after the race.

And I had 2 miles to log this afternoon, and quick ones at that! I had no idea where to run, since I can’t remember the last time I only went this short of distance, so I just turned back around once I hit the first mile.

Now it’s time for dinner (falafel) and catching up on Game of Thrones. Early to bed, because this girl needs her rest.

Happy day, people!

Reppin’ Boston in the streets of NYC during a quick and rainy three miles.

I should probably slow down, but I can’t control my excitement. It’s almost here!

Minimal pain, almost zero human traffic, and salad for dinner - that’s quite the Tuesday.

BOSTON STRONG

To the victims and survivors. 

To the families and friends.

To the city we call home. 

This is for you. 

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Last night was a rest night.
And by ‘rest night’ I mean I got froyo at 16 Handles.
And by ‘froyo’ I mean I was on a date.
And by ‘date’ I mean I saw most recent guy for the first time in over a week.
And by ‘saw most recent guy’ I mean dammit I like him.
And by ‘dammit’ I mean things were totally great and as if no time had passed.
And by ‘totally great’ I mean I really can’t get my hopes up.
And by ‘really can’t’ I mean I really hope my assumptions were wrong.
And by ‘hope’ I mean maybe J was right and I was really hard on him.
And by ‘J was right’ I mean last night was really really really great.
And by ‘really really really’ I mean it makes me really excited.
And by ‘really excited’ I mean here we go again.

Last night was a rest night.

And by ‘rest night’ I mean I got froyo at 16 Handles.

And by ‘froyo’ I mean I was on a date.

And by ‘date’ I mean I saw most recent guy for the first time in over a week.

And by ‘saw most recent guy’ I mean dammit I like him.

And by ‘dammit’ I mean things were totally great and as if no time had passed.

And by ‘totally great’ I mean I really can’t get my hopes up.

And by ‘really can’t’ I mean I really hope my assumptions were wrong.

And by ‘hope’ I mean maybe J was right and I was really hard on him.

And by ‘J was right’ I mean last night was really really really great.

And by ‘really really really’ I mean it makes me really excited.

And by ‘really excited’ I mean here we go again.

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
 Taurus: This week, the world’s going to unfold itself slowly and carefully. This week, the things you’ve been waiting for will start to show themselves. If you’re not patient you could walk right by and not notice the hints of green; if you’re not patient you could walk right by and never see the bright moments of gold. You might not even realize how long you’ve been waiting; you might not even realize how bad you’ve needed the gentle love your world can show you this week. Live quietly and listen to songs about joy.


Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

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therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Taurus: This week, the world’s going to unfold itself slowly and carefully. This week, the things you’ve been waiting for will start to show themselves. If you’re not patient you could walk right by and not notice the hints of green; if you’re not patient you could walk right by and never see the bright moments of gold. You might not even realize how long you’ve been waiting; you might not even realize how bad you’ve needed the gentle love your world can show you this week. Live quietly and listen to songs about joy.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

Yes. Yes, please.

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I have the same issues you have with dating, and I also truly believe my gut is never wrong. It's so hard to have an optimistic view on dating though when this type of shit happens over and over and you can feel the build up of the rejection before that actual (text message) confrontation of "too busy" or "not interested." I'm hoping for better luck for us in the future, but your post was me to a T. You're not alone in this. Xoxo
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Hi there, Anon!

I wish I knew who you were, because I’m sure you’re amazing and do not deserve this less-than-acceptable behavior from guys at all. 

Thanks for your note - I appreciate it. 

We WILL have better luck in the future, because that’s what we really and truly deserve out of life. I believe it, you should believe it, and anyone who doesn’t is not worth any of our time. 

Dating is silly sometimes, painful sometimes, disappointing a lot of times, and really stressful most of the time - but when it actually works out, I think it will be worth looking back and laughing at all of this craziness we’ve gone through. And the lucky guys we end up with will be sitting next to us, holding our hands, laughing alongside us as we tell the stories.