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I did something today that I haven’t done in nearly four years.


Got dressed to head into the office! It felt pretty crazy (and awesome) to put on real people clothes and drive myself uptown to work.

Top – J. Crew
Black jeans – Gap
Briefcase – Tumi
Shoes – Nordstrom Rack


So I’m working on a freelance project for the next six weeks which requires me to spend time in a real office in real work clothes with real working people. Y’all…I LOVE Lululemon and everything about my self-made career (and would never trade it in) but this new project is putting some serious fire under me to use my brain in a new way.

I’ll share more specifics about it when the project goes live next week but in the meantime I know you’re all wondering how I’m fitting this into my mix. It all happened so fast. I literally got a text message the opportunity one week ago, had calls about it last Wednesday and Thursday and by the Fourth it was a done deal. I felt so excited talking about the project that I knew I had to make space for it. They have agreed to work with my all over the place schedule, and that coupled with a more relaxed summer schedule overall made for a winning deal. The fact that it was a six week commitment versus an ongoing forever thing was a selling point too. While I love fitness and teaching, I also have huge passions around writing and the web so it’s so great to have the opportunity to do both.


It was a perfect first day of work and it’s been a long time since I had a first day. It ended with a super challenging but awesome CrossFit class followed by dog, wine, hummus and chip time with friends.


Here’s to a summer of growth, possibility and new connections. Never ever stop growing and expanding!

{ 29 comments… add one }
  • Linda July 9, 2014, 10:27 pm

    Congratulations! Looks like you are in one of my favorite building to climb!! 🙂

    • Jen July 10, 2014, 4:07 pm

      not in that building but close to it! thanks for the congrats!

  • Andrea July 10, 2014, 1:37 am


    Good for you. Keep mixing it up. Diversity is the key! Love your blog.


  • Kacy July 10, 2014, 5:26 am

    Woohoo! Our brain is our most sensual organ. Work it girl!

    • Jen July 10, 2014, 4:06 pm

      thanks for the help friend!

  • She Rocks Fitness July 10, 2014, 5:41 am

    WAHOOO! Cannot wait to hear all about it lovely lady…Funny not seeing you in your Lulu crops, but you rock the work outfit well too! 😉 XOXO

  • Brynn July 10, 2014, 6:31 am

    That is wonderful! I used to work at a Fortune 500 company (before leaving to start my own company) and have to admit, I do miss getting dressed up. Sure, yoga pants are the best! But, it does feel good to change it up every once in a while. Congrats on the project!

  • Angela Wilkes July 10, 2014, 7:43 am

    Congratulations! You’re just flexing muscles in a different direction!

    • Jen July 10, 2014, 4:06 pm

      love that perspective! 🙂

  • Lauren K July 10, 2014, 8:16 am

    We should totally have lunch one day if you are up here during that time! Congrats!

    • Jen July 10, 2014, 4:06 pm

      yes, yes, yes! i’ll let you know my schedule.

  • Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family July 10, 2014, 8:39 am

    Congrats! Sounds exciting 🙂

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun July 10, 2014, 8:59 am

    Awesome! Good luck! 🙂

  • Megan (The Lyons' Share) July 10, 2014, 9:15 am

    I’m really excited for you and can’t wait to hear more about it 🙂

  • Samantha @ The Faithful Runner July 10, 2014, 9:41 am

    Congrats. Keep chasing those dreams and keeping us informed. 🙂 Love the outfit!

  • Hayley@healthyregardshayley July 10, 2014, 9:43 am

    congrats! enjoy!

  • Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire July 10, 2014, 9:44 am

    Congratulations! I’m excited to hear about this new chapter in your life!

  • Amy July 10, 2014, 10:04 am

    Congratulations! How exciting for you…can’t wait to hear more about it 🙂

  • megan July 10, 2014, 10:33 am

    Congrats on the kind of new gig! I also have a question for you about your anemia. Wondering how long it took you to really feel normal again. Just had a blood test and my levels are back up so know more prescription strength supplements, but I’m still feeling fatigued and having a hard time running more than 20 minutes at a time. Any advice?

    • Jen July 10, 2014, 4:05 pm

      how long ago did you stop taking the supplements? did the fatigue ever get better? did you talk to your doctor about this? i definitely would!

      mine got better pretty quickly and i’ve stayed on supplements although i have decreased the amount.

  • Caroline July 10, 2014, 10:43 am


  • elizabeth July 10, 2014, 12:13 pm

    That looks like a good briefcase, do you know what Tumi model it is?

    • Jen July 10, 2014, 4:04 pm

      i do not and don’t see it online! 🙁

  • Parita @ myinnershakti July 10, 2014, 6:14 pm

    Congrats, Jen! So excited for you and can’t wait to hear about this latest project. 🙂

  • erin July 10, 2014, 8:41 pm

    you look awesome for your first day of work! so excited about your new project!!! can’t wait to read even more details!

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt July 11, 2014, 7:47 am

    Congratulations! It sounds like a great opportunity and I’m looking forward to hearing about it!

  • tara July 11, 2014, 1:46 pm

    i read your blog daily during my lunch hr and i’m always so jealous of your “work” wardrobe of yoga pants and lulu !!! i’m always thinking….why cant i come to work in my yoga pants ; )
    the grass is always greener….anyway…congrats on your new project. variety at work makes it seem less like work !

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