During lunch today, I decided to copy/paste my hike logs into the official Washington Trail Association’s collection of hike logs so that others could see it if they were planning hikes. I mostly did this because some of these trails haven’t had any updates to the hike since summer! While you submit your hike log information, it tells you how many days it has been since you hiked it, which led me to find out that my last hike was over 30 days ago! And then I realized I haven’t made an update in about as long. [Insert shocked/sad face here]
So, in the past few weeks, I have been pretty busy and there was even a period of a week and a half where I didn’t even have a computer with me. It was weird and awesome at the same time. During that week and a half, M and I traveled to St. Petersburg, Florida, to spend time with my friends and family during the Thanksgiving/Christmas shopping season. I was planning on live-tweeting the dinner because of the things that comes out of my family’s mouths, but I ended up drinking a bottle of wine by myself and wasn’t able to tweet. After Thanksgiving, M and I used the rest of the vacation more or less relaxing. At one point during the weekend, I remembered that tottenmom was starting a new job and was scared to think about what she would wear (my mom hasn’t really updated her wardrobe in a while because the bank required her to wear a uniform). So, I removed everything from her closet and then took her shopping. She ended up looking really good, got a lot of compliments, and no longer looked like she would blend in with the couch/draperies. So that was a win.
The rest of the week was spent mostly hanging around my parents’ house (where I grew up), playing Pokemon with M, eating at places that were bad for me, and then going to the Florida Aquarium (pics here). I was also really happy because I was able to spend time with my three dearest friends while we were there as well as I got to give my goddaughter a big ol’ hug before she got sick and we had to fly out.
So, that has been more or less what I have been up to since my last post. Now on the health side of things, I’m sitting in SMF, waiting for my flight, and looking forward to being home for the last few weeks of the year. I have successfully been able to drink almost a gallon of water every day for the past three days and feel great. So I think I will try and keep that up even after being home. I have been averaging about 2.5 miles a day, but plan on increasing that to 5 when I’m home. I have also been successful (mostly) in getting back in the habit of eating paleo. The mostly is because I have had a glass of wine with dinner each night as well as an AMAZING souffle that I was not going to pass up while I was traveling. Other than that, nothing I have consumed has had more than 5 ingredients. I will make a separate post later with pictures and recommendations for food in the Sacramento area if anyone is interested.