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Officially Back in Action!

Hello Blog Friends!

Well, I am officially back and SO excited to return to the blog world.  I have missed blogging, commenting, and the whole community! However, the past month has been non-stop! We are officially settled in Maryland and I just bid farewell to Chase on his first day of residency!

Have I ever mentioned that Chase is amazing at ironing? It is a good thing because he is going to be spending oodles of time ironing his uniform in the next 10 years.

While I promise recipes and other fun and exciting things will be in store, I thought y’all might want a peak into the events of the past month!

Chase graduated from medical school:

He was commissioned and is now officially a Lieutenant:

After graduation we packed our entire apartment and moved to Maryland ( Pictured of our new place to come…).

Days after moving we hopped on a plane and flew to Palm Springs, California for a quick last hurrah before Chase forfeits his life (and vacation time) to medicine and the Navy!

We celebrated Chase’s 28th Birthday and enjoyed lots of fun in the sun!

While on vacation, we did a TON of hiking and running.

We even drove to the Grand Canyon and ran around the rim! It was insane! This has always been on the top of my bucket list ever since I visited the Grand Canyon for the first time, 13 years ago.

Chase has been training for his fitness test, so he ran with me!

We definitely enjoyed the views–it definitely beat watching the news while running on the treadmill!

We also went to Sedona and saw the Red Rocks.  Sedona was amazing!

We enjoyed lots of window shopping and exploring the town.

I also mingled with the locals.

And visited cave castles

While in Sedona, we went on a mini-excursion to a little city that used to be a ghost-town–Jerome.  It was situated on top of a mountain and is known as the “Mile High Town.” We found the most amazing Mexican restaurant and had dinner in Jerome and explored the shops.

While on vacation, I tried to eat as Paleo as possible–there were lots of salads and grilled meats and poultry

However, there was also local experiences like:

Avocado Pie (I avoided the gluten crust and just tried the was CRAZY! It tasted like Key Lime Pie).

There was also some chip eating (while corn is not paleo–it is a grain I am able to tolerate fairly well and authentic corn chips are amazing!)

And there was far too much frozen yogurt eating (I LOVE the taste of frozen yogurt, but my stomach does not…you would think I would learn my lesson…)

Now that we have moved, vacation is over and normalcy is slowly but surely returning, I am attempting to re-group and re-focus.  My goal for June is to dive back into Paleo eating and try new recipes (with lots of amazing local produce from all of the farm markets), return to running and select a race to train for, and get acquainted with my new town!

Do you have any vacations planned?

How do you get back to “normal” when you return from vacation?


About paleorunnergirl

I am obsessed with cooking, running and reading! I teach American Literature at the college level, but enjoy books of all kind! After years of GI issues and being prescribed numerous medications, I found perfection in eating Paleo! I am no longer bloated, nauseous, or miserable on a daily basis. I have delved into creating Paleo recipe-making and embracing an active and playful life!

10 responses »

  1. YAY im so glad your back, I missed you! though it sounds like you guys had a lot of fun and im glad you got some vacationing in!
    we have to take a very very short trip back to alaska for torrances dads wedding. I am torn about it because i dont really want to go just because we cant stay long and it will cost us $2000 for both of us to fly there for such a short time! eek!
    and then we go to vegas for a weekend for torrances work (sadly not play!) after that but Im ready for a nice REAL vacation soon 🙂
    PS sweet frogs is my new fav yogurt place!

  2. I was wondering how you were doing! Glad you’re back! Looks like you’ve been keeping yourself quite busy!

  3. Ooo! The vacation looks so wonderful. And congratulations on all the big changes!! Avocado pie sounds crazy awesome!

  4. You have been one busy lady! I’m excited you are back to blogland!

  5. Yay glad that you are back!! Sounds like you have had some amazing adventures. My fiance is amazing at ironing too, people always ask him who does his clothes. 🙂

  6. Yay! I’ve missed you! I’ve been a bad blogger, too. 😦

    CONGRATS to Lt. ?? (Chase)! 🙂 What an accomplishment! When did you go to Palm Springs?? I spent almost 3 weeks out in CA visiting my parents and I have to drive through PS on the way so I’m bummed I missed you! I definitely stopped in PS for gas, too! Looks like you and Chase had a wonderful trip and hit up some good places! Isn’t Sedona just amazing?? Ash and I want to go check out the grand canyon at some point – maybe when it cools down? Was it hot up there? It’s crazy that I have never been and I didn’t grow up that far from it. Oh well, I’ll just put it on the list of memories to make with Ash. 🙂

    Ash finally comes home this next week after being TDY for 2 months. I am SO ready!! Next weekend we’re headed to Jamaica…wahoooo! I’m ready to lay on the beach with my love. We had our 2nd wedding anniversary last week so we’re going to celebrate a little late. We’re also celebrating for last year as well because my mom was in the hospital then and there was no celebrating going on so we’re doing it up big this year. Yay!

  7. I’m so glad it seems that the two of you are doing well! You’re right it has been a busy time for the both of you- I’m glad you took the time to enjoy it and live life to its fullest- running around the rim of the Grand Canyon! HOLY WOW! That is amazing!

  8. stinkandhincks

    You’re back! I missed you and your beautiful, smiling face 🙂 (was that creepy? It was meant to not be…) I would love to go to the Grand Canyon, totally jealous! Damien and I just booked a trip BACK to Cozumel – where we went in December – through Groupon Getaways. Who would’ve thought?

  9. Yayy! So glad you’re back!!

    Looks like one fab vacay!!

    Right now I don’t have any planned yet, except MAYBE a trip to the beach at the end of July. HOPEFULLY something will pop up before then 😉

  10. We are getting married in Sedona next summer – I am still looking for a restaurant for our reception (trying to find organic/local food). I will definitely need to try avocado pie while I’m out there!


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