Category: Lifestyle

Running Around in Circles

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about my workouts, my eating habits, or where I am in my weight-loss journey here. I plan to share more, as I feel it is a huge part of my lifestyle and affects many other areas in my life from finances to health to life satisfaction.

Mid-August always seems to be the time when the switch flips on for me to make major changes and goals for my healthy and body. Back in August 2002, I discovered how easily I could lose weight from skipping out on soda. Once I crossed that threshold, I lost 10 pounds and began a lifetime of healthier living. I started to run for the first time that fall, and have since considered myself to be a runner. Continue reading…

The pitfalls of trail running.

You’ll be surrounded by nature.

Chipmunks will be flying out into your path. Squirrels will drop nuts and branches on your head. And you’ll most likely swallow a nat or a fly at one point or another. Keep an eye down, as you’ll probably run over a variety of animal feces, too.


Watch out, they’ll jump out at you.

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How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk

A few weeks ago, I decided to try my hand again at making my own nut milk. I used to make almond milk on occasion when we lived in our old house but I haven’t really gotten around to making it in the two years living in our new house with all the renovation projects going on. Since we moved, I’ve had an airtight container of dried shredded coconut moving from cabinet to cabinet every time I rearranged the kitchen. Finally, it dawned on me to use it up making my own coconut milk. Continue reading…