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 ;)

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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!

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Jennifer May 2, 2009

That scenery is beautiful! Sketchie is too cute!

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Kelsey May 2, 2009

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

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Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now May 2, 2009

Love the photos & lunch!!

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

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Keri May 2, 2009

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

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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!

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lesley May 2, 2009

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

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Kath May 2, 2009

I think that’s a Mayapple

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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

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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!!!

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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!

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weight and meditate May 2, 2009

My cats think they’re people, too.

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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

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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!

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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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