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 filling..it 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?