Happy Tuesday, friends!  I have a busy day ahead of me—a long shift at the running store and shoe class tonight—so let’s keep it simple with a survey.  Sound like a plan?

Current Book(s):  Aside from my pre-bedtime magazine reading that includes Triathlete and LAVA magazines (#trigeek), I’m also working my way through Savor:  Mindful Eating, Mindful Life for book club!


Most nights, I get through one chapter before falling asleep.

Current Music:  My most recent workouts have been sans music, but here three of my favorite high-energy jams.

“Can’t Hold Us” by Mackelmore

“My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark” by Fall Out Boy

“Sweet Nothing” by Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch

Current Guilty Pleasure:  My Paleo chocolate chip banana bread.


It may have disappeared in less than four days.  Just sayin’.

Current Nail Color:  No polish right now, but you better believe my nails will be red for the Mighty Montauk Triathlon!

Current Drink:  Water.  So exciting, I know.  My second cup of coffee will happen momentarily, though.

Current Food:  Post-ride (during which I got “called up” to ride with the ladies on the “racing team!”), I ate my standard spinach and egg white breakfast sandwich.  However, four Central Park loops (about 24 miles) means breakfast number two is only a matter of time.  It’s super humid today, so a smoothie sounds perfect.

Current Favorite Show:  Well, you know I’m obsessed with Dan Stevens, and I’m always down for some Downton Abbey.


I also get sucked into Say Yes To The Dress and Sex and the City marathons.

Current Needs/Wish List/Indulgence:  I’m combining these three because they’re connected.  Since I only have one team cycling kit, I need another; therefore, it’s been on my wish list.  And the online team store reopened, and even though this may not qualify as a typical indulgence, I treated myself to some new pink gear.


I even opted for the (unpictured) bib shorts—who would’ve thought?  Ha!

Current Blessing:  My supportive and loving (and goofy!) family.


Hopefully they will visit again soon!

Current Outfit:  One thing I love about working at a running store?  A laid-back dress code.  I usually wear jeans and a race or JackRabbit t-shirt.  And sneakers of course.

Current Excitement:  My big-girl promotion still makes me giddy (I have my first conference call today–ahhh!), and I’m also counting down the days until Montauk.  Only 17 days until race day!

Please play along in the comments!

22 responses to “Currently

  1. Okay, I watched 2ish episodes and totally couldn’t get into Downton Abbey. I have heard so many good things! I tried. Does it get better?

    Looove Mackelmore. He has the sexiest voice ever!

    • carriestevens

      Yes, it does get it better! Give it three episodes and see what you think–it’s super addicting.

  2. I mean nothing beats where running shorts to work. That is my attire when I work there and I couldn’t dig it more. can’t hold us – great choice, like I had to say

    • carriestevens

      Right? Best dress code ever. And I have a meeting this morning, but the dress code doesn’t change. Win!

  3. I’ve got to try that banana bread… it looks amazing!

    • carriestevens

      It never lasts long when I make it–definitely a “special treat” or something I bake once in a while. 🙂

  4. Yay for Mighty Montauk!! Keuka Lake Intermediate is next weekend for us! Very exciting since it’s our first Olympic distance tri.

    I love Macklemore as well!!

    • carriestevens

      I know Olympic-distance events shouldn’t make me too anxious, but there’s so much I’m thinking about: how will the longer swim play a role, should I take a gel on the bike and/or run (in addition drinking on the bike), etc. It will be a training race for me, but I’m excited to push myself and leave it all on the course. 🙂

  5. Ok, as a fellow Downton Abbey fanatic, I have to ask. Have you heard the rumor that Sean Combs is joining the cast as Mary’s love interest? I haven’t had the chance to investigate it so please just tell me it’s not true!

  6. My current favorite drink is water too. So delicious. I love sweet nothing by calvin harris. I love the grandtheft remix. It is really good. Tons of bass and great to workout too. I really want to get into downton abbey. My mom has been obsessed and is always nagging me to watch it. Maybe that is what I will do while I ride the exercise bike.

    • carriestevens

      That’s how I discovered Downton Abbey–my mom told me to watch it because I’d love it. 😉 And you know the saying that mothers are always right? Very true in this case!

  7. Diane @ Life of Di.

    I am a Downton Abbey fanatic too 🙂 I just loved Matthew 🙁 Also, I really want to read that book. It looks like a great, informative read!

    • carriestevens

      No news here, but I’m obsessed with Downton Abbey/Dan Stevens. 😉 The book is great so far too–very easy to read.

  8. Yay to SATC marathons! They must be extra special to you, living in NYC right? And that paleo chocolate chip banana bread looks pretty delicious! Banana bread never lasts long around here either 🙂

    • carriestevens

      Yep, I have a new appreciation for SATC for sure. 🙂 It’s funny when I recognize places, streets, and neighborhoods that look totally different now. But it’s definitely a timeless show.

  9. Current excitement – spin class with a known-for-being-awesome instructor tomorrow, graduation Thursday, and a road trip with my parents Friday!!

  10. Current need: To watch Downton Abbey! I’ve heard so many good things! But yeah, SATC is my jam. I have all the seasons on DVD, except I love to hate Carrie.

  11. carriestevens

    You will love Downton! Save it for a rainy day because you won’t be able to stop watching; it’s seriously addictive.

  12. Currently a new follower 😉 I read Jen’s blog and am so excited for the book club! So currently reading: Savor. And currently playing with the idea of a tri, just need to invest in a bike!! 😉

    • carriestevens

      Thanks for stopping by, Emily! I’m so excited about book club too. 🙂 And you will love triathloning! Any type of bike will work for your first one. I can talk about this literally all day, so let you know if you have any questions. 🙂

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