Like me, this blog is a mystery wrapped up in a riddle.

Another great Ted talk with Sheryl Sandberg. Watch and share! 

followmint turned 3 today! 

followmint turned 3 today! 

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SeaWheeze Diaries


Well, I’m 2 for 2 as far as the “official” training schedule goes, which means 66 more days. 😁 I’ll be honest, I’m super nervous to run SeaWheeze. I’ve never run a half before (or any race) and based on my level of soreness - I’m having a moment of self doubt. Right now I can run 4 miles w/o stopping, but can’t seem to break that. I know it’s mental.

(Oh wow, as I’m typing this post… Eminem’s ‘Til I Collapse’ just came on… Freaky! I digress…)

Anyway, athletic events are not new to me, I swam competitively for years, but running is. Don’t get me wrong - I *WILL* do this even if I have to crawl to the finish (geez, I hope not. How embarrassing would that be!)!

- FM 😋

68 days and counting…

Today marks the start of the official training schedule for the #Lululemon #SeaWheeze half-marathon on August 10th. Yay!! ☺

If you’re a beginner, like me, todays training schedule called for a quick warmup followed by a 40-min run at a comfortable and continuous pace.

Lululemon makes the whole 10 week training schedule super easy and fun - with how-to videos, training tips, and more!! 👍 Just download the SeaWheeze app from you mobile App Store and get started!!

Seawheeze or bust!! 😋👍😎

Indulging Fantasies

Like every child I had a list of things I wanted to be when I grew up. My list looked something like this;

  • Lawyer
  • Astronaut (I really wanted to go to space camp)
  • CEO/ Executive
  • Lobbyist
  • CIA

There were a few others, but these five were on the short list. As the years went by I decided against all, but one… the one I’m still working towards, however, thanks to Hollywood, I can indulge my career fantasies through the power of cinema. So when I read about Zero Dark Thirty of course I had to see it.

ZDT was a terrific movie - I love it! From the moment it started I was completely sucked in… And, even though I knew how the story ends I was sitting on the edge of my seat. The near 3-hour movie flew by… I was shocked when I found out how long it was cuz I didn’t even notice, which is always the sign of a great movie. One part that struck me (even gave me chills) was the first few minutes - sorry no spoilers here!

The movie primarily centers around the CIA agent “Maya” who was responsible for the capture of UBL. Needless to say Maya is a badass - I SO want to be her when I grow up! :) In all seriousness, it was nice to see a female CIA agent being portrayed like a CIA agent and not some love sick school girl like we see on TV - ahem Homeland. The actress who played Maya, Jessica Chastain, was amazing too. She definitely deserves an award. In fact, the entire cast was great.

If you are thinking of seeing this movie - definitely see it in the theater if you can. This is the kind of movie that deserves to be seen on the big screen. In fact, I think I may go again before it leaves the theater - it was that good.

you have to be tougher. you have to learn the way to beat your path through, to make yourself felt, and make yourself necessary

"very true words spoken by Grace Coddington in The September Issue. I wish I had learned this lesson in my teens and in college instead of being a wee shy lass. girls (and guys), never be afraid to speak your mind. you have nothing to lose" (via evachen212)

Great quote and so true!! - followmint

Must See TV

My latest TV vice is White Collar (I’ve been watching it in marathon mode since Saturday). It’s not a new show. It’s actually been on since 2009 – I know – where have I been? (Clearly not watching this show) If you haven’t seen it yet, then I’d suggest checking it out. It’s about this hot and smart (of course) con man, played by Matt Bomer (now I know why everyone thinks he’d play a good Mr. Grey. Agreed!), who becomes an FBI consultant to stay out of jail.

If you’re looking for riveting TV this isn’t it. But, if want something fun and mindless to watch so you don’t have to do what’s on your “to do” list - this is it. You can watch the first 3 seasons on Netflix - the show is currently on season 4.

Okay, now, back to my must see TV - I’m on S2:E13. :)


Starting Anew


Like many today, I felt the need to resurrect forgotten goals, activities, and enjoyments in hopes to start anew. Two years ago, I came up with the idea of this blog – The Year of Me. While it was off to a good start “life”, as they say, got in the way. So I thought why not give it another go. I mean, why let a perfectly good domain name go to waste - right?

This time I’m not going to over commit or get fancy about the ‘what’ of this blog. I’m just going to do what you do with blogs…write. :)

Happy New Year!

it-happened-in-a-blink asked: Just wanted to say i just found your blog and it bought a smile to my face. I have done a few adult beginner balet classes with my sister. and likewise i sucked. there were people there who had been doing it for like a year and in the "beginner" class!! Im glad you found an actual beginner class, i am going to go back when i finish up uni for the year. Hopefully attempt 2 will be better. Good luck with it all!

I’m so glad you like my blog post. Getting your note reminded me I need to start blogging again. Thank you for taking the time to send it. :)

Re: ballet - I’m happy to say that I finished 8 classes! Although, I decided to go back to swimming. ha! ;)

I hope you find a beginner class too! 

Take care! 

I will be good.

I’ve been a very bad student… My grand plan that had me practicing my French nightly for 30mins – 1hr hit a little snag this week. How big of a snag you ask? Well…I haven’t logged into Rosetta Stone at all. GASP! I know it’s terrible.

I even got an email reminder from the Rosetta Stone TOTALe learning system informing me just how bad of a student I am…. I mean, that I haven’t logged in… making me feel even worse, which I think is their goal. It worked! 


So I’m writing this quick blog entry to get me back in the saddle and start anew… I still have tonight!