Kail got me a FitBit Flex for my birthweek. In case you don’t know what a FitBit is, it’s a fancy step counter that is all the rage these days. Excuse me — fancy step counter and sleep tracker. Newer models are going to feature a heart rate monitor and GPS tracker.
Today is my birthday. It’s also the day I teach spinning. In honor of the decade in which I was born, I’m sharing my 80s spinning playlist. Sometimes I listen to my spinning mixes when I’m running or doing other cardio at the gym. Enjoy!
We are 25 percent done with our tour in Kabul. Three months in. One-quarter of the way through. I don’t particularly enjoy living in countdown mode but that’s just the reality of life here on the compound. The passage of time is marked by months into/left of your tour, weeks until your next vacation, days until the weekend your dayContinue reading “Twenty-Five Percent”
//instagram.com/p/tkPYmmIVXg My mom sent me some herbal teas to help me relax.About six and a half or seven weeks into our tour I noticed I was getting a bit … grumpy. As soon as my alarm went off in the morning all I could think about was how many hours separated me from my pillow thatContinue reading “Grumpy Pants”
My history with group fitness classes has been spotty at best. At my gym in DC, I would go to a spinning class once in a blue moon. I would go to yoga about as often. In El Salvador, I was equally as (un)committed. I had a good stretch where I was going to morning spinningContinue reading “That Time I Taught a Spinning Class”
Cinnamon-raisin biscuits (scones).One of our friends from El Salvador who is serving here in Kabul is departing post soon. Because we wanted to wish her farewell and make the most of the short time our tours overlap, and because we packed so much pancake mix and Bisquick into our consumables shipment, Kail and I invited her and a few friends overContinue reading “Brinner | Breakfast for Dinner”
Now that I’ve finally finished my El Salvador scrapbook, it’s time to get started on Project Life: Afghanistan, in keeping with my goal of creating a scrapbook per Foreign Service tour. We’ve only been here for just over a month, and I had been doubting whether there would be much to scrapbook about given that I never leave the compound.
Kail and I have been spoiled when it comes to food. The culinary bar has been set high. No, I’m not talking about the DFAC (although it’s not that bad). I’m talking about the wonderful home-cooked meals of which we’ve been fortunate enough to partake.