Things I’m Digging: January Edition

It’s hard to believe that January is coming to a close. It feels like just the other day we were all ringing in 2012 and now we’re almost 1/12 done with it! I know I say it all the time, but seriously, time flies!

I haven’t done one of these since October, so I think we’re due for another now that the winter months are here. Here are some things I’m totally into this month:

Afternoon Runs

As part of my quest to “get fit”, I’ve inducted the daily afternoon run into my lifestyle. And I totally love it! I get an hour lunch break, so instead of stuffing my face with Chipotle (like I usually do), I’ve started to go on runs. Reasons why I love the afternoon run:

  • It’s light outside and I hate running in the dark
  • It’s the perfect temperature. Not too hot (obviously, it’s January) and not too cold yet either
  • Prevents me from going out to eat for lunch everyday
  • Gives me SOOO much more energy to make it through the rest of the afternoon

Those are just a few reasons. I’m hoping to continue this trend well through the spring. Summer may get questionable as I don’t want to return to work a sweaty mess, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get there.

The Weather

January, hey January, where the heck are you? It feels more like spring out there and I am seriously digging it! I am loving the sun and the 50-something degree temperatures lately. Especially during my afternoon runs. In fact, I would be totally fine if winter decided to skip the DC area completely. Snow = a pain. Ah, I probably just jinxed it by posting this!

Kindle Fire


I got myself a Kindle Fire. Why? Because I wanted it! Since I had accumulated some Amazon gift cards recently, I didn’t even have to pay a cent of my own money. Worth it! While I don’t think it’s as cool as the iPad in terms of functionality, I do think it’s worth the price for what I will use it for. I can access the internet, download apps, watch Netflix, and best of all…READ BOOKS! I’m really trying to read more lately. I just finished The Help with the help (hah, pun unintended) of my Kindle and I’m loving it. I’ve put a few more books on there that I’ve been wanting to read, so I should be set for awhile. Next up, The Hunger Games!



I know I said I was going to make a conscious effort to cut down on my pizza intake. And honestly, I have! I only had pizza one time in the month of January. And that one time was last night. And yep, I still dig it!



It’s right around this time every year that my mind starts to wander to sunny places and warmer temperatures. I’ve already posted about having the travel bug again, but I haven’t made any big plans for vacations yet. My most recent daydreams have taken me to Florida. For some reason, I am having these huge urges to hit up Disney World, the beach, and Harry Potter World. I still haven’t been to the new Harry Potter World and it’s on my list of things to see. Maybe, possibly this year? At least I can always escape there in my mind!

What are you digging lately?

Sicky von Sickerson

It’s common knowledge about me that I don’t handle being sick very well¬†at all. I very, very rarely actually get sick, but when I do, I’m SUCH a wimp. Hey, at least I admit it, right? I just want to lay in bed all day, drink Sprite (it’s probably all mental, but my parents used to give me Sprite as a kid when I was sick to “settle my stomach”, and now I swear it actually makes me feel better), and watch movies.

Between running a marathon, celebrating my birthday, Thanksgiving, moving my parents into their new house, and having plans every single night this week, I’ve exhausted myself. I’ve heard that after long races your immune system is weakened and you are more susceptible to catching a cold. I really started to feel it on Saturday and since then it’s only gotten worse.

Being sick SUCKS! The last two days it’s been really hard for me to get through work, and I’m sure my co-workers don’t like to listen to me coughing call day long, so I decided to take the day off work today. I’ve got a jam-packed weekend coming up, so I need to be healthy!

So, here is what I’m doing to make a speedy recovery:

Drink tea out of my favorite mug

Green tea, although I think it tastes like dirt, makes my throat feel so much better. So, I suck it up and drink it for the sake of health.

see isn’t it cute?

Sleep…A LOT.

When I’m sick, I sleep for like 10-11 hour stretches. Does it help? I don’t know, but I’ve heard that rest is good. Sorry there’s no picture, that would be weird if someone took a picture of me while I was sleeping.

Get hopped up on meds

Not in an unsafe way. I’ve taken Nyquil before bed and Dayquil twice during the day. I’m not sure if it’s actually helping me get better, but it sure is helping me deal with it and sleep. For that, I am thankful.

Eat Oranges

Once again, not sure if this actually helps or if it’s a myth, but oranges are supposed to be a good source of Vitamin C which helps boost your immune system thus making you feel better. I actually really like oranges, so this is a win for me.

Watch Harry Potter

There’s no problem that a teenage wizard (wise beyond his years) can’t solve. No, but really, this is serious.

Here’s to hoping your health is better than mine. And here’s to hoping this cold goes away quickly.

What are your personal cold-remedies?