You know who I haven’t talked about in quite some time? My boyfriend and the love of my life, the Blendtec. Remember when we moved out to the Rockies together? It was just the two of us against the world. We’ve been through a lot – from living in a hotel to surviving our first Rocky Mountain winter…. we’re still going strong, by the way. We share a bond that can’t be broken.
There are certain things in life you can’t cheap out on: coffee, chocolate, makeup (with the exception of Maybelline Colossal mascara – THE BEST), workout gear and blenders. Once you make the switch to a good quality blender, your entire life expands in ways you never thought possible.
One of the Blendtec’s features is ‘Juice’ and I needed some plant power nutrition earlier this week to help me battle a demon virus.
I used to have a juicer and frequently made green concoctions so I wasn’t sure how my boyfriend would compare to the real deal.
In the mix: half a cucumber, a carrot, a couple handfuls of Earthbound Farms Power Green mix, apple, strawberries, juice of one lemon and about a cup of water. It had a little bit of texture (think orange juice with pulp) but it could easily be eliminated by running it through an extra cycle. (I’ve always added some of the plant fiber and chia seeds back into my homemade brews, anyways.)
I took a sick day this week and spent the majority of my time off sleeping and recovering. It was awesome. The sick part, not so much, but the extra sleep was amazing. On Wednesday, I spent 12 hours in bed napping, reading and watching Mad Men.
I went for a short walk around my ‘neighbourhood’ too. It was 25C out! Last week it was 0C with two feet of snow on the ground. Crazy mountain weather.
I’ve been meaning to share this with you guys for a couple weeks now, and if you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I mentioned I’m sloooowly easing my way back into running again. My primary care Doctor is also a sports medicine practitioner (how did I get so lucky?) and not only did they refer me to a physiotherapy clinic that specializes in rehabilitating athletes, but gave me the green light to start incorporating some slower, easy, mostly flat runs.
I’ve been running laps around my “neighbourhood”. (if you ever come to visit me, you’ll understand why I put that in quotations. My condo is in a weird location.)
There’s a certain primal instinct and sensation within me that only running can satisfy. Runners – can you relate? It’s difficult to put into words and at best, can describe it as something I absolutely NEED to do. It purifies and recharges my mind and body, leaving me feeling incredibly powerful and grounded.
If you’re wondering how I took these photos – I set a self timer app. Not only do you get blog photo content, but it’s a good way to analyze your gait and how your feet are striking the ground. (Side note – I’m SO out of shape but I’ll get back to where I used to be. Right now, I’m feeling like a clydesdale instead of an F16.)
…… Can we talk about this one? HAHAHAHA. WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MY LEGS.
I HOPE that’s what I always look like when I’m running. Hey, have you ever purchased the professional photos of yourself from a race? I haven’t, but the proofs always crack me up because I look so mad in them. I want to start an album of angry running photos.
Fall has arrived in my mountain paradise. Check out these views from yesterday’s commute to work.
I’m going to be adventuring around Kananaskis Country all weekend and I can’t wait to take some fall snap shots. My plans include a scenic drive from Canmore to upper Kananaskis Lake, hiking to Rawson Lake, eating, sleeping, and enjoying a beach day at Barrier Lake. I’m so excited I’m about to lose bladder control.
I’ll see ya next week. I hope you have a great weekend! <3
What are some of your essential splurge-worthy items and non-negotiables? <– is that a word? The red squiggly line says no.
Has fall arrived in your area? What’s one of favorite things about fall BESIDES pumpkin? Flannel lumberjack pajamas. Carb loading for winter.