Today we went on a little family bike ride. Actually, for us it was pretty long–almost 8 miles. My kids are getting so big so quickly, and they’re able to handle more. It’s fun. Our area has an awesome (mostly) paved trail system next to the Boise River called the Greenbelt. It’s almost entirely wooded, … More These are the best days.
At the top of Corrals Trail, overlooking the city. Go take a hike!
Today I took a little hike with my kids. It’s the last day of my 30s, and I wanted to spend it on an adventure with them. I’ve grown to love the outdoors, and it was so fun to hike through the water and explore somewhere new. I know some people feel anxiety or distress … More Goodbye, 30s
Officially too hot to run. Never again. 😓😵☠️ How do you weirdos do it at 3 pm in 103 degrees?? Good heck!
Since we’ve moved, we now live in a little town of 20,000 instead of a city of more than 100,000. I love it so much. We live right near downtown, and everything we need is within a couple of miles of us. When the weather is nice, I like to hop on my bike instead … More A Leisurely Morning
No pun intended, but seriously. It is MAY, and I hurt myself back in October. I’ve talked to two different doctors who both thought it was tendinitis and it would “go away in a couple of months.” Um. It has not. The other suggestion was bursitis, in the event that the probable tendinitis did not … More Getting older is a pain
We’re walking 25,000+ steps a day here! We. Are. Killing it. (No wonder Parisians are so much fitter than Americans! It’s not the diet–it’s the walking! Hello!)
(I know! It’s been ages! Hi!) When I was just a tiny little thing, my 50-year-old grandfather had a massive heart attack, resulting in quadruple bypass surgery that saved his life. He’d been slim my whole life, and had just started running long distances. We were all a bit surprised, but we realized that he … More Why I Went Vegan, and What I Eat
I waited in line for lunch behind six LDS missionaries at Chipotle today. Watching them was the highlight of my day. It’s rare to see six missionaries together: they usually come in twos, or sometimes threes. Once in a while, you’ll see two pairs together, but I’ve never seen six in a pack in the … More For the Soul: Lunchtime Surprise
It’s been snowing this week. That’s not unusual in most parts of the country, but here, we never know whether we’ll have snow on the ground in December, much less a white Christmas. It’s beautiful when the sun breaks gleaming over the white-frosted rooftops, making the snow-laden trees glow as they catch the light. Yesterday … More For the Soul: A Season of Simplicity