Leg day is even less fun with a torn ACL.
You’d think I’d use this as an excuse to skip it.
If I weren’t scared of my leg totally atrophying I wouldn’t bother with legs. But I am. So we did it. Yes, Vegas even came to the gym with me.
My dream job would be getting paid to travel.
Some people are read to come home after vacation. Not me. Vegas and I just got back from a (almost) 2 week adventure. We went to Napa for a wine course, came home for a bit, and then headed out again to Vegas for my first NASCAR race, then to see Antelope Canyon in AZ, and lastly to Phoenix for Padres Spring Training.
It’s a lot to recap, but I wanted to quickly share some Antelope Canyon highlights.
Is everyone pumped for Valentine’s Day?
Like most holidays, I’m just here for the food.
Ever since Vegas came into my life I’ve become a bit more mushy. We were both just laughing at how cheesy we are. It’s
After learning her favorite dessert is red velvet cake, I’ve been creating red velvet everything. This Valentine’s Day it’s Red Velvet Protein Dip.
I can walk!
With a little limp.
It’s been almost a week since my PRP treatment to regrow a ligament my ankle. I can’t think about running yet, but I can ride a bike! I’ve been doing 10 miles at verrrrry low resistance on the old folks bike. You know the one – with the reclined back lounge chair. No shame!
I’m done playing.
For the most part.
We have survived our first year of marriage. We’ve eaten basically anything we wanted, had many toasts, and celebrated to our heart’s content. After a year of playtime, we’ve agreed it’s time for a year of health. This year is about travel, adventure, and being in top shape to do it all!
But first, a last meal.
One last gluttonous meal beige Vegas and I clean up our act. First year of marriage living like we were on permanent vacation was amazing. Year two we live like we're training for a TBD adventure. Meal plan written, workouts planned… last Balboa burger, beer, and a Manhattan consumed. Bring it, 2016!
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I have a visitor!!!
No, I don’t mean Aunt Ruby.
Lucie arrived late Tuesday night to stay with us for the holidays. I’m actually writing this in advance for a change… it’s Wednesday at 3pm and jet-lagged Luce is passed out snoring. I am so excited she’s here. We’ve got to spend her birthday together this year, now we get Christmas and New Years! Please someone hire her in the States so she can stay…
By the way…
This post might be too obvious.
But I have no shame.
Halloween is the perfect #strangebutgood holiday. What’s more odd than dressing up in costumes and going door to door begging for candy?
In honor of All Hallows Eve, I bring you an appropriately fall-themed recipe collection.
I’m cheating a little this week.
Not Ashley Madison style though… here’s to karma.
I’m cheating by not having a actual strange but good recipe. Vegas and I are in Arizona and I didn’t really do anything that strange food-wise unless you count my salmon scramble in Wednesday’s post. Or maybe my road salad. Perhaps Vegas’ gas station selections.
We did eat some strange food in Scottsdale Wednesday night though! I spent a couple of hours of the drive searching for the best possible food options for dinner when we arrived. I landed on SumoMaya – an Asian-Mexican fusion concept. We were not disappointed!
There’s so much to do in San Diego – it’s overwhelming.
I know… tough problems.
The food here is unreal and we’ve been steadily working our way through my (ever growing) “restaurants to try” list. However, there’s a ton of other things to do that Vegas and I have been neglecting. This weekend we decided it would be playtime!
I think both of our stomachs breathed a sigh of relief.
Friday I finally manned up for something I’ve wanted to do since joining the gym in San Diego – I took my first Spin class in years. It wasn’t half bad! That room was like a sauna though. I think I lost 5 lbs in water weight alone!
I should probably stop celebrating my birthday now.
But at 32 I’m just not that mature yet.
Vegas had an amazing surprise planned for me on my birthday… but she didn’t wait until the day of to treat me! And – because I don’t think you should stop being treated either – I have a delicious (healthy-ish!) cheesecake dessert giveaway for you at the end of this post.
So. To begin the birthday celebration we first went to a fabulous dinner on my birthday-eve. The Patio on Goldfinch has been on my list to try for a long time. Vegas picked me up in my freshly washed car (another treat!) and we had a lovely evening out. How fabulous does this look?!