one of the best ways to ensure that we are able to indulge during the holidays, but still have a balance and stay healthy, is to develop healthy holiday traditions. last week i discussed one such tradition that is a personal favorite of mine – cutting down our family Christmas tree. another healthy holiday tradition one can begin, is a holiday fun run.
during the holiday season we are surrounded by unhealthy choices: egg nog, Christmas cookies, lazy days, alcohol, football watching marathons, overeating, and more. it is difficult to make healthy decisions during the holidays, but it is doable. one of the best ways to ensure that we are able to indulge during this special time of the year (which i personally believe one SHOULD do in moderation), but still have a balance and stay healthy, is to develop healthy traditions. one such tradition that is a personal favorite of mine, is cutting down our family Christmas tree.
living a simple life is easier said than done in our modern day world. so easily we get caught up in our work, our social calendars, our “todo” list, money, responsibilities, etc.. every obligation creates a greater sense of urgency and stress.
and then once in awhile, we find ourselves in a place like this,
sometimes photos speak louder than words…
this past weekend was busy. wedding busy. but even during weddings, it is important to move our bodies, and man did we move. it was a full weekend of the griffey swing.
getting my outdoor fix, means getting my sanity; and apparently i am not the only one. some experts now refer to time in green space as “Vitamin G,” and their studies have shown extensive benefits in getting outside. it is no secret that i love to be outside, as is demonstrated here, here, here and here.
and in desperation to fill up on Vitamin G last week, i set out for the foothills, for a family outing and a half day hike.
this past weekend marked the beginning of beach volleyball season 2015 for my partner and i. we kicked it off with a trip to seattle, a tournament at alki beach, and an undefeated record leading up to the finals match.
it was the first time either of us had competed at alki beach so we weren’t quite sure what to expect out of the competition, the beach itself, or the people. needless to say, everything and everyone surpassed our expectations and we can’t wait to get back!
i love the month of may. flowers are blooming. the sun is shining. and outdoor activities are on everyone’s mind. this year’s may has been even more exciting with big news in the boise area – we have weekly fun runs!
i recently discovered that the treasure valley is getting a new local running / fitness store, and i am stoked! Fleet Feet Sports is due to open it’s doors in The Village at Meridian this july; but because local owners Brandon and Kimberly Frank are so excited to get involved in the community now, they have decided to bring us fun runs a few months early! woohoo!