So, I’ve been laying low on the blogging lately. In part to spend more time with family and in part because I lost ALL my photos over the last year when my third *cough* [don't buy] Western Digital *cough* hard drive took a dump. All the DIY posts I had been working on were lost as well as my photos. Pics of my family, our adventures, all my little digital memories… gone; but I welcome the challenge of re-documenting my life.
Aside from all that and taking some time out for personal & professional development (I’ve been Facebook free for over a month!) I’ve actually been quite busy gathering up some posts for my readers. Here’s what I’ve been up to:
@deckerra is working on a short film project so I’m helping out by being the person in front of the lens. Once he edits it, I’ll post the link to the video. I have high expectations; he edited the vid on “The Girl” page so I know he produces good work!
We added a new toy to the garage gym recently. A slosh pipe is the most fun you can have while working your core, stability, and balance… (while in the snow.) I’m working on a DIY post; stay tuned!
It’s been great playing outside and getting the majority of my workouts via activities like snowshoeing. THIS is why I work to be fit… I want to be doing things like this well into my old age. Have I mentioned I have premonitions of dying young in some freak accident? It’ll probably be while snowshoeing.
On the nutrition front, we’ve joined a cow share! This comes at a perfect time as I’ll be starting Whole 9′s Whole30 paleo challenge on the 1st of January. I’ll be posting a Beginner’s Guide to Going Grass Fed. You wouldn’t think buying a cow and then splitting it with others would be confusing or complicated, but it kind of is. I’ve also been testing out various methods of making grab-and-go healthy meals. Thank goodness for great ideas, like already made salads you can take to work without your lettuce getting soggy, on Pinterest:
WINTER TRAIL RUNNING!
One of my goals for the upcoming year is to extend trail running (which I love) well past summer. I’m putting together a list of essentials that you’ll need to take your summer trail running straight into winter trail running. It’s surprisingly possible to run on ice and snow without injury. I’ll also be posting that in the upcoming months.
So, that’s just an appetizer of what’s been keeping me busy. 2012 is going to be great for Girl Walks Into A Barbell. For those that have followed along in my adventures over the past year – thank you! I’m flattered by all the positive feedback and link backs on Pinterest. I’m looking forward to new goals, new adventures, and new explorations in fitness in the new year.