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Katie Russell

Name & tell us about you!
hi I'm Katie Russell - I am married to Nathan and have a white fluffy maine coon and live in Grandview . I grew up in Cleveland suburbs but have loved making Columbus my home. I work for CoverMyMeds and love to travel. Next up: I'm officiating my friends wedding in Olympic National Park.

Recommended book and brief why:
I'm a big reader - I've read over 50 books this year already 

My all time favorite recommendation - Brain on Fire 

Most recent - Burnout - Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle - it's a must read for women and even though there was a lot I already knew - they presented other things that were so insightful.

Favorite Podcast
Ones I never miss - Forever 35 and Armchair Expert 

Podcast seasons to binge - The Drop Out, 30 for 30 - Bikram, Over My Dead Body, Dirty John, Dr. Death, Uncover -NXIUM, Happy Face

Best grocery or meal prep tip: 
Work for a company that has free lunch? ...... But honestly just worrying about dinners has freed up a lot of space. For dinners - I plan them out the week before usually I cook on Monday and Tuesday while my husband does school and Thursday we switch off going to our best friend's house and cooking. Ive learned instead of overplanning and having waste to just plan for a few nights!


Any awesome events coming up we should know about?
Hope to make the Everyday Inspired Events in the summer!

Best workout studio or online class you've taken lately:
I had ankle surgery in December so I've been slowly getting back to exercise - My go-tos are Go yoga in UA and Cycle 614

How do you stay organized?
I calendar block my schedule i.e. plan hour by hour heres a great video on it (https://youtu.be/LvZp-ogt1vw) Taking at least one weekend day to relax and unwind. When possible doing chores on Saturday to free up Sunday.


Favorite quote or mantra:
Done is better than perfect 


Best time savers:
Not committing to too much. Honestly, this has been the biggest change Ive made over the years. When I dont plan to much where I am committed to other people, I can prioritize the things that are important to me.


Favorite local hangout (restaurant, bar, recreation):
Library 

Avenue/Third and Hollywood Happy hours