Hello! How are You?

Is anyone still out there? It’s been a while, but I am back and I can’t wait to catch up. Anyone else obsessed with Adele’s new album and still have it on repeat?

So, I started a new job in October and things have been really busy as I dedicated all my brain power to getting up to speed quickly. Now that I work for a premium chocolate company you can imagine how busy the holiday season was for me work wise. I won’t dwell on this part because we don’t like sadness here on SweetnSweaty, but I have also been mourning the loss of 2 very dear people in my life.  Writing hasn’t been top of mind for me, but I am feeling more and more like myself each day and I am excited to reconnect if I still have any readers left out there!

With all that said, I have A LOT to tell you about. I mean a lot! Let’s just pretend like I never left and I will give you the Cliff note version!

Mom and I decided to do a girls trip to New York for Christmas this year instead of presents. We had so much fun. My mom had never been and despite how often I travel to New York I had never been during Christmas time to see the tree!

treeWe also saw the broadway show Matilda while we were there. So many good options to choose from, but Matilda was my favorite childhood book so I just had to see it, and it was so good!

MatildaWe did lots of shopping, eating, and walking! The weather was amazing there in December so we totally lucked out! New York knows how to do Gluten Free better than any other. I really questioned weather or not they brought me the right pizza because this gluten free pizza was too good to be true!

GF pizza new yorkChristmas Day was super low key around here.

cozySteve wasn’t feeling great, so I took selfies and patiently waited for him to wake up!

christmasIt was worth the wait because I got these when Santa finally woke up! EEEK!

earringsI can’t get over how warm it was this year for Christmas! It didn’t even feel like Christmas. I was able to enjoy being outside without a coat while visiting my parents in my hometown!

my hometownMy brother wasn’t able to come home this year for Christmas so we sent him lots of pictures from the day including my yoga pose….and this is what he sends back! hahah! My brother is truly the funniest person I know!

dl tree poseAnd just like that it was January, and time to get back to a normal routine. I managed not to get a single picture from New Year’s, but we went to an event at the local art museum and it was lots of fun!

Despite all the holiday hustle and bustle and experiencing great sadness over the last few months I continued to RUN to maintain my sanity! Ignore,the bad word, but this is exactly how it feels!

oatmealI started doing Restorative Yoga once a week and it has been a game changer! More on that to come.


I think that’s enough catching up for one day! Part 2 tomorrow! In the meantime, I am heading out for 8  Saturday Miles! My next Half Marathon is coming up on April 2.

Cheers, SS

Is anyone still out there?


  1. I am still here! Glad to have you back!

  2. I would love to see that tree one day for Christmas! I went to Boston, so we were near each other!
    I’m sorry about your losses.

    You’re doing one better than me – I plan on doing 7 tomorrow! Hopefully the weather will be better than today – it got quite windy and cold.
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    • Sweet & Sweaty says:

      I love Boston, what a great place to be in December. Maybe less crowded than New York? Boy was it crowded…everywhere!
      It was soon cold yesterday…..the cold I can handle but the wind is where i draw the line! haha! Have a great run!

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