How to Spend a Day in Page Arizona

Happy Wednesday everyone! For today's post, I'm going to continue with sharing my National Parks trip from December. After spending a few days in Zion National Park, our next stop was the Grand Canyon. We broke that drive into a stop along the way to visit the small town of Page, Arizona. There are a few must-see attractions here, and I was really excited!  Here's what we did for our overnight stay.

Antelope Canyon
One of the main reasons I wanted to make this our next stop was to visit Antelope Canyon. If you haven't heard of it, chances are you would recognize it by the pictures! This is an iconic spot, full of insanely beautiful slot canyons that seem to defy nature and gravity. It's always been a place that I've wanted to see, so I was excited to book our tour!

The canyon sits on Native American land, so it's required to go with a tour group to visit. There are a few companies to choose from, and we went with Dixie Ellis. After picking our guides, our n…

When Training Becomes Therapy

We made it another week, and this new routine is starting to feel more normal day by day. I keep telling myself- this isn't forever and I can make it through this. You can too.

Here's a look back at my week of workouts, which was all over the a pretty good way. I'm starting to feel like the best part of my day is the hour or so I can spend being active. I feel my body getting stronger, but also feeling like it's my therapy to get out any negative emotions and turn my mind more positive. If I start to feel panicky or scare- time for yoga. If I feel angry or upset- hit the roads for a hard run. If I'm happy that it's a beautiful day and I have no plans to keep me busy - get out with Selma for a walk. I hope you also find your own version of therapy and it helps you through this time!

Monday10 min Bodyweight Strength with Becs Gentry Quick strength workout at lunchtime- this one had some legs, arms, and abs. It was hard but went by really fast.
30 min P…

What I've Been Eating Lately

Hi there! How are you doing? Like, really doing? I hope that my posts lately have helped to be a distraction during this time, maybe even giving you ideas on fun things to read or new workouts to try. Today we're getting to the good stuff- food! 
The past few weeks I've been trying to stretch the food that I have in my house to avoid going to grocery stores. I went about 10 days ago, and I just felt like I was holding my breath the whole time- it was so stressful and scary. So- I've been trying to get creative and using up food in different ways at home! Here's a look at what I've been rotating through the past month- I hope it helps to give you some new ideas. Stay safe friends!
Frozen Egg Cups This is a great way to get some vegetables and protein in every morning, without worrying about them spoiling! I made a big batch of these and keep them in my freezer. One of my favorite ways to heat them up is tossing them in a frying pan and making them into a scramble, …

March Reads and Reviews

Back again today as promised to share all of the books that I read in March. There have been some really good ones, and some that I didn't even make it through. It's also interesting to me that I read a few different genres- mystery/thriller, memoir, romance, and screenplay. Got to switch things up!  I would love to hear what you're reading as well- please give me suggestions! 
Now- on to the books.
The Turn of the Key When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

This was chosen as…

April Goals + Highlights

Wow, what a weird experience it was to look back on my March Goals post and realize how much things have changed in the past month. I had just gotten back from a trip to Cancun and was excited to start my new book club and train for my half marathon. Now, other trips I had planned for this year are off the table, I hosted my first (virtual!) book club meeting to discuss our first pick, and my race is on hold. I'm glad to be back blogging at this time just to look back years in the future and see what was happening at this crazy time.
Things weren't all bad in March- my highlight of the month was the very first week when travel was still allowed. Dan and I visited friends in Cleveland for a quick weekend- stopping by a few breweries and going to a Cavaliers game (back when there were live sports!). It was a lot of fun and I can't wait to get the opportunity to see friends in person again.

Now let's take a look at my goals from March...
Dive into Half Marathon Training …

Another Week in Workouts

Well folks- we made it through another week. I'm getting used to this new way of life and trying to embrace it as much as I can- compared to a lot of other people I have it really easy (and I feel so fortunate to say that), so I'm focusing on that and trying to spread positivity to others! For me, that includes getting in some kind of exercise every day, outdoors if possible. Besides working out, I've been avoiding going out at all, so this has really been my respite. I hope that you're all hanging in there, and I'm always here if you need to vent or just chat.

Here's a look at how my week of workouts went!

Monday30 min Women's History Month Bodyweight Strength with Rebecca Kennedy Since most of my workouts are on the Peloton app now (remember- free 90 day trial!) I'm going to start putting the full title down in case any of you want to try it too! This was a super hard strength workout with the theme of "100" to commemorate the 100 year anniv…

Zion National Park

Hi everyone! Today I'm going to be shifting away from the current news and looking back on a trip I took in December to a few beautiful national parks. The first park we visited was Zion, located in Utah. While we were there for three days, we did a ton of hiking and saw some of the most incredible views and scenery.  I'll be sharing all of the hikes that we did, along with restaurant recommendations and more. Enjoy and stay safe!

Hotel - Zion Pioneer Lodge
I found this hotel by doing a Hotwire deal. It was really cute and had a rustic look which put me in the western mood! I loved the location of this hotel as well- we were in the small town of Springdale which sits at the entrance of the park. There were lots of restaurants around us, and we were within walking distance of the park. There's also a shuttle in this area to drive you to the park which is convenient if needed. Plus- this was the view from our room- how gorgeous is it!?

Shuttle Service One of the best parts o…