So its been a hot minute since I've blogged anything and I apologize in advance if this post seems all over the place...basically the last couple of months have swirled by with apartment improvements (thats a thing right?) half marathon training, the Holidays and then we unfortunately lost my Grandmother after my first half Marathon in November...needless to say my life has been consumed with everything else and not any time for blogging. in a nutshell-we in the Davis household are gearing up for another half-marathon (the Disney Princess!!!) I'm overcoming some injuries from running and we're trying to get this new year off to a positive start after a year of amazing accomplishments but also some heart breaks...We had a great Thanksgiving and Christmas with our families considering our loss...we definitely felt more grateful to have each other this year than any years before...
Matt started his new position in his leadership program and I'm back to work after an amazing and refreshing two week vacation over the Holidays. I'm not a resolutions gal, but I have been focusing on more positivity and we have set up some attainable goals for our health, finances and our relationship. I try to see the resolutions as more of a bucket list-I just pull one thing out after another and if I don't get to it then there is always next year :) I try to let things unfold organically instead of making a unattainable list that just makes me feel like I'm not good enough.
The biggest thing on our bucket list this year is our trip to Paris!!! We just booked last week and I cannot tell you how excited I am to finally make my dream of standing in front of the Eiffel tower a reality. We have not had a real vacation since our honeymoon and we have saved and saved to make this one amazing! I cannot wait to ride bikes through the gardens of Versailles, stare at the Eiffel tower, eat macaroons and sip on champagne near the river Seine (can you tell I've been planning a lot lol?) I am however going to be missing my little fur balls like crazy. I for reals may have a panic attack when I leave them with my sister-in-law :P
One of the other goals I have this year is to really take time to blog more. I really love it and it is an outlet for me, but like so many of us I too fall victim to "busyness" and I forget to make time for some important things that I love and that help me de-stress. I want this blog to not only be about recipes, which is what it began as, but also a place where I can talk about everything else that may be on the radar like our travels, home improvements and you know other adult stuff? Like I finally took the time to decorate our apartment over my vacation and it is amazing how a few changes can really make you feel at home!
As we change so do our goals and aspirations. I have more to contribute than just recipes and I want more to be on the table in terms of what I discuss on here (no pun intended ;)
In terms of fitness, I've been hitting up a local yoga studio once a week for hot yoga or vinyasa and it has changed my life! I love the studio atmosphere and yoga has been a real staple in my life since I began my fitness journey. It really heals the heart and soul emotionally and strengthens you physically which is a fulfillment that I do not receive from any other form of exercise. As far as running goes...I'm really looking forward to this next half being over...I've had ongoing problems with my calves and no matter what I do whether its compression sleeves, hours of yoga and rest-it doesn't really go away and it only seems to be an issue while I'm running. I've seen the chiropractor and while he says that I don't have any serious damage he did said I have a lot of knots in my legs adn it could get a lot worse...I've been seeing their onsite massage therapist and I'm hoping that will help...its literally making me burnt out on running and although I don't want to give up, I also have to take care of my body and my legs. I'm going to give it my all within reason and try to train this weekend with a 10 miler. If I can do that, I think I will feel more confident in my ability to run the race. Thankfully it is the Disney Princess which is more for fun than for time. Matt and my running friends have been really encouraging and all I can do it take care of my body and take it one day at a time. I'm still going to spin, yoga and completing CRAZY circuit workouts that I put together (I'll post further on that in the future) all of which has been keeping my endurance up and keeping me healthy happy and sane ;)
I hope you had a great and happy Holiday season and we wish you nothing but happiness and love in 2015. I'll be back soon with some recipe inspiration!