Seriously. Fall. Am totally in love 🙂 I have missed you Fall. A lot.
So yes, I neglected my blog…biking…and running for all of August and part of July. You know how people get all sad and blue in winter? That is me in summer. I never realized until this year, how much I dislike summer. I’m sure an event this spring didn’t help the situation much, but let me tell you this – once I turned off my AC, I was beaming again and back on the saddle.
Fall. My favorite season. My one true love. The last time I enjoyed a stateside fall was in 2008, and then I only got about a month, if that. Thankfully I did get to head up to Duluth MN with the family and romp around the forests before I had to leave American fall for Afghan fall…followed by Iraqi fall….they just aren’t the same let me tell you.
Yes, I am STOKED about fall. Yes, I am one of the last humans remaining who still feels “stoked” is an appropriate and relevant word to describe one’s emotional status. Since this lovely fall has started I’ve not missed a bike ride into work, in fact I get sad that my commute is only 7 miles! I will soon need to take an even longer way home to just enjoy this weather more.
Another way I know I am over this summer funk, I’ve started baking. I found an AMAZING gluten free chocolate cake recipe, which I made entirely in my blender. I made it once with splenda, which was alright, and a 2nd time half sugar half splenda and in cupcake form…ah-mazing. and my gluten eating coworkers agreed! I bought yeast, so I can try making bread and other such things.
I feel alive again.
I feel happy.
I love life.
More posts to follow and I apologize for those who were/are following for my absence! It’s fall and Caribou is back!