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Oh hey, it me!

It’s been a long while since I’ve actually written something and haven’t posted a sponsored post. I’ve tried to blog thought about blogging but haven’t been able to nail the words down.

In fact, this was my start way back in July — “Moving to Bend has been nothing short of amazing. Every couple of days (or 30 minutes) I just have to tell Kevin, “I love it here!” Aside from having one of the last standing Blockbuster stores…” That’s right, one of THREE Blockbusters exists in Bend.

It’s been about 4-5 months since we moved, and we couldn’t have lucked out more. Our house is 2 miles from downtown/work, and I’m seriously spoiled. Driving 15 minutes plus seems like SUCH A TREK. Man, if only I could transport back to my Little Italy days commuting 1 hour or more, one-way.

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Right now, it’s 32 degrees and I’m sitting at a local wine bar with Kevin, down the alley from our work, working on a side hustle. We had our first snow in town this past Sunday that actually stuck. I love winter clothes, and feel like it’s easier to dress in layers than San Diego “fall” aka summer clothes.

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We signed up for 30 days of yoga at The Yoga Lab. I also signed up for Orangetheory Fitness (finally opening next week) a couple months ago at the Farmers Market for the “founding fathers rate” on one of those days when I felt “so fat.” I really got back into running, waking up at 6:15am and doing a 5 mile trail loop nearby our house. But then 1.5+ months of forest fires and hazardous air-quality ruined that. I bought a new-used mountain bike and I’ve been bouldering a few times, but other than that, just getting acupuncture and seeing a functional medicine doctor after experiencing excruciating and consistent abdominal pain. After a breath test, stool test and blood test, I’m still waiting to hear the results – SIBO, leaky gut, etc. For the time being I’ve been eating gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free — so essentially GF and vegan plus meat.

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SO…I have A LOT to catch up on — hikes, camp spots, coastal trips, restaurants, recipes, etc. This blog isn’t dead it — not when I’m still paying for the domain :-P. More to come…

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