It’s been awhile… It’s been a short, hot summer. I’ve been up to a few things, and now that summer is officially over (I work at a university, so when school starts back the summer is O-V-E-R). Move in day was yesterday and today. THEY’RE HEEERRRE! Eek. I do not even want to leave the house for fear of seeing hordes of people.
So, June started with me teaching a class (extra scratch, always good) and trying out a new diet. I say diet, but I mean it as “lifestyle.” My husband and I began eating the Paleo/Primal way, and it has made such a huge difference in our lives. It is amazing how cutting out certain things shows you how bad you felt before. I hate getting out of the bed in the morning. If I could live in the bed, I would (well, probably not, but you get the picture). When I was being super strict during our 30 day challenge, I felt great about 2 weeks in. Great I tell you! As much as I made fun of my best friend for not eating gluten, dairy, beans, etc. I am eating my words right now. I love it and highly recommend it. Here are some websites I visit often for recipes, tips, Q&A:
Nom Nom Paleo – she even has an iPad app with easy to follow recipes
I also started using the Zombies! Run app on my iPhone for work outs. Super fun. Highly recommended as well, if you like post-apocalyptic survival type stuff and running from zombie hordes.
At the end of July, I served as a friend’s second photographer at a wedding, which was awesome. I knew the bride and the photographer really well, and he asked me to be his second. I learned a lot from him, and I have some more work to add to my growing portfolio. Haven’t had a lot of time to devote to photography lately, but I do love shooting weddings. Funny, since I don’t really like to attend them. More to come this fall!
Remember the Curiosity rover? Well, I LOVE space. I’ve been thinking a lot about how I wish I’d become an astronaut (I’d now be out of a job though, unfortunately), so I am inspired to learn to take those beautiful night sky photos I keep seeing. Just for me to have, and maybe put up in my house. In fact, the moon is new tomorrow, and I might just have to try it out tomorrow night! Oh wait, I’m going to see DURAN DURAN tomorrow night in Memphis! Awesome. Maybe Saturday night.
As a result of my new found well-being (well-getting there, more like), I have set up a goal for myself. A 5K. Really, just 5K? Not a trendy marathon? Yes. When I ran cross country in high school, after the last race I ran at the State Championship, I said “I’ll never run 3 miles again.” And I haven’t yet. But this year will be the year! I just need to find one within a reasonable period of time.
What have YOU been doing?