|lately| 3 weeks to 30

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3 weeks to 30 years

In exactly 3 weeks I leave the 2o’s behind; 3 weeks to 30 years old. I’m trying to think of something exciting or reflective or adventurous to say about it, but really I don’t know how I feel.

Normally I’m overly excited about my birthday. It’s also the first day of summer and the solstice – an all around cool day. This year…. have I done enough with my pivotal 20’s decade? What do I truly want to accomplish in my 30’s (feeling my “life plan” alter in recent months)? Do I like who I’ve become and who do I want to be? And selfishly, what if this birthday passes with little fanfare when it feels like a big milestone to me?

I have 3 weeks left to process. It’s going to be great! May was a good one too.


I’ve stayed fairly consistent with my morning strength training and workday workout breaks. Remember how I said it’s freezing in the office? It doesn’t getting better as our outside temps hit 90. My coworker and I eat lunch outside almost every day just to thaw out. Then she suggested we cut lunch short by 10 minutes for a quick workout. We’ve done it almost every day! Gotta say it’s a great way to beat the normal grogginess after lunch.

Looking forward, this weekend I decided to run a 10-mile trail race in July with a couple friends!


May was really busy! In a great way. We had plenty of lunch or dinner plans with friends. One of my DC favorites and myself participated in the annual “yoga on the mall” (it was actually pretty miserable – really long, really hot and the sprinklers came on every 20 minutes or so). Also, if you like craft beers, this friend Cassie has a beautiful Instagram feed; show her some IG love! I took this photo:

Finally, we took an extended Memorial Day weekend to visit my in-law’s. We always try to go back this weekend since its just a few days before Jon’s birthday. My brother/our housemate came with us, too, and his birthday is the day before Jon’s. Then my fabulous mother-in-law, Jon’s aunt and my sis-in-law took me out for a 30’th celebration at an adorable tea shop for lunch, followed by a jewelry shop where you make your own pieces. It was so fun and special!

Favorites from Instagram:

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Most of May was on point. Then Memorial Day happened. My meals were great – we did some serious grilling two days in a row complete with tons of veggies. But the deserts… oh the sweets are always my downfall. 🙂 I did a light detox for three days after and feel back to normal.

Also, I’ve experimented with intermittent fasting for a month now. Lots of reading, varying the protocol and generally testing how I feel about it. For the most part I give it a thumbs up. A detailed post of my feedback is coming soon.

Right now is the busiest part of my work year,
so thanks for sticking with me!


How was your May and Memorial Day?
What races do you have coming up?
Tell me about your favorite birthday celebration!

6 Responses to |lately| 3 weeks to 30

  1. Lauren says:

    GIRL, it’s all good. I turned 27 this year and pretty much feel like I’m already thirty. It’s just a scary number and feels so old. I think I just thought I’d have so much more done by 30 that sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the silly number! I’m in Bmore and thought yoga on the mall sounded fun but yikes it was hot this weekend!
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    • LarissaDaltonS says:

      27 was my favorite. Like, I’m now late twenties, an established adult… yet I’m still comfortably in my 20s with plenty of time to accomplish things before 30. The other day I said to Jon “soon we’ll both be in our 30s” and THAT felt really weird.

  2. 30 was a weird birthday for me too. I felt really all over the place about it and for some reason felt like I suddenly really needed to “grow up” despite already being a grow up (that probably doesn’t make sense). Now that 30 has gone and passed, I don’t really feel anything towards it. It’s just a number, as long as your happy, healthy and reaching goals that are important to you, that’s all that matters.
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    • LarissaDaltonS says:

      Makes perfect sense to me. I’m sure I’ll feel fine after, and I’ve felt fine approaching 30 until the last 2 months. Now I’m mostly surprised at myself for being this emotional about it!

  3. I’m turning 19 on SATURDAY! My last teen year!
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