Saturday, 2 February 2019

Monthly Round-Up: January 2019

In the interests of full disclosure, January also feels about 65 days long despite not having to contend with freezing weather.

Getting into the groove of a new year always takes time, and I probably took on far too much this month - starting my holistic health coach training with IIN, learning macrame and promising to make more for friends and family, running the Dubai 10k and moving apartments for the third time in three years... suffice to say that there wasn't a lot of downtime this month.

Here are the highlights:

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1. Exploring The Farm at Al Barari, a magical oasis in the desert.

2. Brunch at Myocum, one of my favourite spots for healthy, delicious food,

3. Learning to make macrame at Myocum with Why Knot Dubai. I've since bought 50m of string but not had time to start making another wall hanging.

4. Lunch at The Sum of Us before a coffee brewing class with Encounter Roasters - recommended for anyone who has ever drank coffee, I learned so much.

5. A new blog name for 2019 - I wrote a post about it here.

6. Breakfast at Baker and Spice after running the Dubai 10k for the second year, er, running?

7. Sunset at Safa Park. I joined Melissa and some of her friends for an outdoor yoga practice here one evening and learned how to do a "tripod crow".

8. Starting another year with 30 days of Yoga With Adriene. I love her videos and always walk away with a smile on my face.

9. Running to the beach while training for the Dubai 10k, I'm planning on keeping running outside until it gets too hot, realistically I think I can sweat it out until the end of March...

How was your January? 



  1. January is such a long month- we have other months with 31 but maybe it's the combination of dreary days (well here, not in Dubai!), payday being further away, post Christmas vibes but it just felt so long.

    1. It felt long here too, although now February is here it feels like the year is going quickly now!

  2. Sounds like you got the year off to a good start. It's been a heatwave here so I in contrast have been deconditioned from not being able to run in this weather!

    1. Ah I've seen that you've been getting some crazy temperatures! Our summers are pretty unbearable so I sympathize...


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