Back To My Roots


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Being in nature makes me happy. As a fellow Taurus, I am truly an earth lover. I feel grounded when I am outdoors and enjoying nature.

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Rather than fighting an uphill battle with running and injuries, I have decided to reconnect with activities that I enjoy! No one says you have to be stuck inside on a treadmill when the weather is nice outside, right?

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Today Eric and I went for a hike for a nice activity to do together. Yes, I had to drag him out of bed and encourage him to come, but I think he enjoyed it too. :) We saw some great views at the lookout points!

Does anyone know what kind of plant this is? It looks like a mini palm tree! lol.

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Eric kept saying that he wanted to get firewood from here. I said, ‘Good luck carrying it out!’

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Other than the manure smell from the farms, this view was nice.

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Who needs running? I’ve got trails.

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We walked about 2.25 miles in the woods and it took us about an hour. I loved this conservation park that we went to today because it had much more challenging and rocky trails. I will definitely be coming back!

There were also tons of people repelling there too- and also rock climbing. We both agreed that we would like to try it down the road (after we do indoor rock climbing of course!).

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I forgot my trail mix for the walk so I was starving by the time we got home. I inhaled my lunch and boy was it delicious!

This was one of my most impressive wrap combos yet!

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  • Raw Spinach
  • 1/2 avocado
  • fresh dill
  • ground pepper
  • Lentil Stew leftovers

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Along with a side of my new vegan cookbook. I can’t decide what to make first!

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Please point the way to the ‘Wrap Addict Support Group’ please.

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And some trail mix:

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  • Raw almonds
  • Dried blueberries
  • Dried cranberries

Our lunch companion. He thinks he is a person…

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Eric’s wrap…he’s a simple man, what can I say? He used some of the leftover bean + mushroom pie (lol). Did I mention he hates mushrooms?

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Then I polished off the rest of the leftover stew (About 1 cup?):

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Ok, I’m off to dry my hair and get ready. Then it is errands galore today!

Tonight I will be featuring a slideshow of items up for auction for Shop 4 A Cause! It is going to be good- stay tuned!

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FoodsThatFit May 2, 2009

I want to live where you live!! Those trails and the scenery is beautiful!! I just made the tempeh tacos from The Vegan College cookbook, and it was amazing! I added spinach and avocado to mine just like yours, we think alike ;)


Heather May 2, 2009

Wrap Addict Support Group Conversation:
“Hi, my name is Heather, and I’m a wrap-addict as well.”
“Hi Heather.”

Hehe, gotta love those wraps! What a creative way to use up the leftover lentil stew. And your hike looks amazing! How fun!


Jennifer May 2, 2009

That scenery is beautiful! Sketchie is too cute!


Kelsey May 2, 2009

I LLLLLOVE outdoor weekends!!.. or weekdays for that matter :)


Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now May 2, 2009

Love the photos & lunch!!

It’s been beautiful weather here too…. perfect time to get outside!


Keri May 2, 2009

Did you stop updating the BBBC? Just curious if it is still going on.


lesley May 2, 2009

What a beautiful place to take a hike, that looks like a wonderful way to enjoy and beautiful day : )

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


lesley May 2, 2009

(make that “a wonderful way to enjoy A beautiful day” ; )


Kath May 2, 2009

I think that’s a Mayapple


Help Meghan Run May 2, 2009

Oh, I will join that support group. :) I made the most delicious wrap yesterday (black beans and eggs!) check my blog to find it.

www. HelpMeghanRun .com


Krista May 2, 2009

What park did you guys hike in? Looks like some where I’d like to hike myself!

Love the picture of Sketchie!!!


Maggie May 2, 2009

The park looks gorgeous!!! I am glad you enjoyed hiking there :)
And the wraps look delicious, no wonder you are addicted to them!


weight and meditate May 2, 2009

My cats think they’re people, too.


Kari @ Running, living, eating, learning May 2, 2009

Those outdoor pictures are gorgeous – I wish I had that on my doorstep too!! I think mixing up your exercise is a great idea whilst running isn’t working so well. Even if you’re never a marathon runner, you might be able to incorporate less frequent runs into your exercise routine if you do other things the rest of the time? xx


Jessica May 3, 2009

I think I need to be signed up for the wrap addict support group too!! ;)

And your wrap specifically looks delicious! Always so creative Angela!


Jasmine May 3, 2009

Hi Angela,

I chanced on your website one fine day and I have been reading it since then. Awesome website and I really love that picture of Sketchie!


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