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Currently… May 2017 (Podcasts, Escapes, Excitement!)

I’m leaving on a jet plane! Find out where I am going (and with who!) + suggestions for new podcasts, snacks, and updates! What is currently interesting you? 

Currently… (May 2017)

Currently doing…

Depending on when you are reading this, I might be in the air! This weekend, I am flying out to Lake Tahoe thanks to Spyder and Shape Magazine for a weekend of adventures in the outdoors with Spyder Pro Ambassador Amie Engerbresten and a few other Spyder Ambassadors. I am beyond honored to be a part of this trip, to be a representative of this company, and to be invited on this trip! 

Currently looking forward to… 

A few days totally suspended from real life in a beautiful setting surrounded by incredible people. With everything going on in my life right now and the ensuing brain fog, I need not so much of a break (because right now, I really don’t need too much time with my thoughts!) as a break from normal life. 

Currently indulging in…

Not thinking. March and the start of April were rough mentally for me, especially before I got consistent with my running, with work, and starting my hormones. Now I have a schedule that takes me from one thing to the next to the next, and particularly during the first half of the week, I don’t have much extra time at all, even with Alex. Which can mean that we have some pretty serious conversations when I do see him, but it also means that come the weekend, I am tuckered out. Right now is about survival mentally and taking the best possible care of myself physically. 

That is part of the reason that I am really looking forward to my trip to Tahoe–I am excited to be told where to be, when.

Currently lovingly bidding adieu to…

Running. I really needed it last month, and it was there for me. It helped me keep my appetite up, my stress and attitude more regulated, structure to my days, and it made certain that I took impeccable care of myself. But now is time to bid it adieu for a time as my body focuses its energies on other pursuits. 

Currently trying to get back into…

Yoga! With the travel that is going to be coming in the next few weeks, I am not going to try to get back on a serious strength training regimen, but I do really want to take advantage of the fact that I can do yoga this time around since I am not doing an ovarian stimulation. My goal is to do a least a little yoga every day, hopefully up to 30 minutes. 

Allllright, so let’s get to the more frivolous things!

Currently listening to…

Finding more new podcasts!

  • You already know about the most moving one in my life (that I HIGHLY recommendTerrible, Thanks for Asking.
  • I also just discovered that Anna Faris has a podcast Unqualified, and I think she is adorable! It is like a combination of Totally Laime and Totally Married, if you have listened to those (or heard me talk about them) aka a first half of both funny and serious discussion with famous people (from Sharon Stone to Joel McHale) and then a second half of two callers and discussing their situations. I find it interesting to hear what others think about situations and to then consider my own thoughts!
  • Dinner Party Download, which is how I found Terrible, Thanks for Asking. It calls itself the “Arts and Leisure Section of American Public Media” and that is exactly what it is. Each episode starts with a joke/one liner, then a current topic, a history lesson + a cocktail inspired by it, interview, discussion + etiquette, music/playlist (the sections are called things like “Small Talk” and “Guest of Honor”). The guests are everyone from Rupaul (amazing) to Anthony Bourdain to Nick Offerman. A great selection of topics and conversation starters, and perfect for road trips, because you are never bored!
  • S-Town. Just binge listened to it. What a story and a complex human being!
  • Throwing Shade. If you are interested in Feminist or LGBTQ issues but want it with a side of quick witted sass, listen to this podcast!
  • Other podcasts that I have added but not listened to: Burn Your Passport, Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert, and The Hilarious World of Depression. I will let you know what I think!

Currently eating on repeat…

Wilde bars, Nugo Slim Toasted Coconut bars, the cornbread from work, Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Marinara, healthy banana bread muffins (new Protein Banana Nut Bread recipe coming at you tomorrow!)…. and fries πŸ˜€

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I think that is enough for now… and you guys have quite a few podcasts to get listening to!  Talk to you all later! Be sure to follow me on Instagram (@the_suzlyfe) for updates from the weekend!

Any other new podcasts that I should add to the list?

What is currently keeping you going?

Have you ever been to Lake Tahoe?

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  • Reply Christina @

    Yay, have a wonderful time in Lake Tahoe! I’ve never been there, but it looks beautiful, can’t wait to hear about the trip πŸ™‚

    May 11, 2017 at 5:50 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It is so spectacular!

      May 17, 2017 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Mile by Mile

    I only listen to podcasts like once a week, so I haven’t tried out too many. I usually stick to the running related ones. I hope you have a great time on your trip!

    May 11, 2017 at 5:53 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I like to listen to running ones when i am runnning, lol. Otherwise… FOMO!

      May 17, 2017 at 9:08 am
  • Reply dixya @food, pleasure, and health

    have a wonderful trip..mental break is the best kind of break..i just started listening to food psych and absolutely love it.

    May 11, 2017 at 5:59 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Definitely going to have to check that one out!

      May 17, 2017 at 9:08 am
  • Reply Kerri Mcgrail

    Lake Tahoe sounds like such a fun trip!! I have heard from many people to start listening to “Terrible, thanks for asking” so I think I’ll give that one a go- thanks for the suggestion!

    May 11, 2017 at 6:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Let me know what you think, Kerri!

      May 17, 2017 at 9:07 am
  • Reply Alicia @Bridges Through Life

    Have fun in Lake Tahoe. It will be so nice for you to get away for a bit. My dad and sister have been skiing there. I have never been but it looks beautiful.

    May 11, 2017 at 6:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think you would absolutely love it. It may be cooler, but it is an outdoors person’s dream!

      May 17, 2017 at 9:07 am
  • Reply Lacey@fairytalesandfitness

    Lake Tahoe sounds beautiful! I have never been. Have a fantastic time! Someone else had mentioned Anna Faris podcast as well and said it was a good one. I will have to check it out!

    May 11, 2017 at 6:43 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Let me know what you think!

      May 17, 2017 at 9:07 am
  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    mmm corn bread is so delicious! Have so much fun on your trip!! You deserve the break, lady! <3

    May 11, 2017 at 7:03 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I have a cornbread obsession.

      May 17, 2017 at 9:06 am
  • Reply Kristen

    I love throwing shade!

    May 11, 2017 at 7:07 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Both the action and the podcast ;D

      May 17, 2017 at 9:06 am
  • Reply Jamie

    I’m going to Lake Tahoe for a wedding on Memorial Day weekend!!!!

    May 11, 2017 at 7:56 am
  • Reply Cora

    Oh man have the BEST time. There is nothing better than looking forward to having someone just tell you where to be, when, and not have to think. Other than the actual happening of it. You SO DESERVE THIS.

    May 11, 2017 at 8:03 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I wish I could have taken you with me, you would have loved it!

      May 17, 2017 at 9:05 am
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Yayayayayyy!! What a great trip!! I’m sure it’s coming at a perfect time for you too!!! So happy for you and can’t wait to hear about it.

    May 11, 2017 at 8:36 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We have both had some exciting trips recently!

      May 17, 2017 at 9:05 am
  • Reply Lindsey @ livinglovingrunner

    Out of all of the “Totally” podcasts, I wish they would have kept Totally Laime – I loved that show! I should look into Anna’s podcast. I have been laughing with Rhonna and Beverly again lately (I just don’t like listening to all the political stuff…) πŸ™‚

    May 11, 2017 at 8:49 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am with you–Totally Laime was my favorite too. I’m kind of over Married…

      May 17, 2017 at 9:05 am
  • Reply Suzy

    Yayyyy have such a good trip!

    May 11, 2017 at 8:59 am
  • Reply Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday

    Have the best time this weekend! You deserve the break πŸ™‚

    May 11, 2017 at 9:00 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Wish I could take you with me!

      May 17, 2017 at 9:04 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    I love Lake Tahoe, and your cousin Chip has a lovely home there.
    Have a wonderful time!! The air is fresh and clean and clear!

    May 11, 2017 at 9:14 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Exactly the way I would describe it!

      May 17, 2017 at 9:03 am
  • Reply Michelle

    Tahoe is gorgeous, have a fab time!!!
    STown is AMAZING. I loved that podcast and was so sad when it was done. I started listening to “Terrible…” last night, and found it made me feel even more sad/distressed/anxious so I am not sure I’ll revisit it. The episode was about not sleeping and it opened my eyes up almost too much to how jacked up I kind of am, LOL!!!

    May 11, 2017 at 9:36 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hey, you might not be ready for it. It is very intense!

      May 17, 2017 at 9:03 am
  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    Have fun on your trip dear!

    May 11, 2017 at 10:17 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Don’t mind if I do!

      May 16, 2017 at 3:06 pm
  • Reply

    I haven’t gotten into the whole podcast thing yet. I have never been to lake Taho. Have fun

    May 11, 2017 at 11:09 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Once you find the right one, you will be good!

      May 16, 2017 at 3:06 pm
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    Have so much fun at Lake Tahoe!!!

    May 11, 2017 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Jo @ Living Mint Green

    Ahhh!! What a great trip. I’m excited to hear aaaallllll about it.

    May 11, 2017 at 11:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It was simply amazing!

      May 16, 2017 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ RunWiki

    Sending you love and good vibes as you travel into a well-deserved change of pace. Cheers to grand adventures! Love you!!

    May 11, 2017 at 2:48 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you and love you back!

      May 16, 2017 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply

    Oh wow. Lake Tahoe! Please post loads of pictures. Hope you have a great time and can’t wait to hear all about your weekend of adventures in the outdoors!

    May 12, 2017 at 1:16 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      My pictures will never do it the justice yours would!

      May 16, 2017 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Mackenzie

    Ahhh you’re in Tahoe!!!?!? You aren’t too far from me! How fun!!!! ENJOY- it is absolutely beautiful right now. Oh, and I might add that I am TERRIBLY jealous that you’re there πŸ˜‰

    I’m obsessed with Criminal the podcast- but that’s because I have this forensic fetish sooo it’s not for everyone. Have a great weekend, Suz!!!

    May 12, 2017 at 10:07 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I LOVE Criminal! Have you listened to the one about the tree in Austin!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:57 pm
      • Reply Mackenzie

        No, but I will definitely have to listen to it while I’m making dinner tonight! Can’t wait!

        May 16, 2017 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Farrah

    I hope you’re having a whole crap ton of fun over in Tahoe–I’ve been loving the photos!! πŸ˜€ It’s such a gorgeous place to explore! <3 Safe travels!

    May 13, 2017 at 12:14 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Have you been? I feel like you would love it!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    So excited that you get to go to (slash are already at) Tahoe. This is the perfect time of year to go because the tourist circus hasn’t started yet ☺️

    Also jealous that you get to be there after an epic winter. The entire 5 years I lived in Nevada snowfall was way below normal.

    May 13, 2017 at 10:07 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Seriously–we missed the winter and summer circuses! And they had soooo much snow this winter! I can’t imagine!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Bethany

    I am a huge lover of Podcast! I prefer to listen to them when I am getting ready in the mornings and when I am cooking a lot of the time. Defiantly going to have to look some of these up.

    May 14, 2017 at 8:23 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Enjoy! These are some great ones!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:55 pm

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