It’s FALL! Summer Funk Begone!

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!