Why is it when you fall out of a routine, it’s so hard to get it back.
It happens to me all the time with running. When I haven’t ran in awhile, the first run back is always tough. And then it takes way too long to gain that endurance again.
Blogging feels the same. When I have lost the habit of posting, the first post back doesn’t come natural and nobody wants to read a forced post. I’ve been wanting to post for so long but I just don’t know where to start.
2013/2014 were crazy. One of the busiest/best years yet. This little blog is like a life journal so I need to recap a little bit of what we’ve missed!
In 2014, Todd made the decision to attend Tepper Business School at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. That means, we were moving across the country!
On August 1st, 2014 we joined family & friends on the beach to celebrate our wedding! That will need to be a post in itself once we get our pictures back. It will be fun.
After the wedding we left sunny San Diego for Pittsburgh. We left our wonderful home we had in Leucadia for the past 5 years to start a new chapter in our lives. It’s going to be an adventure!
We’ve been here for a little over a month but it feels like so much longer. We’ve spent what feels like way too much money furnishing our apartment and making countless trips to Ikea, Target & Bed Bath and Beyond. But, we’re getting there! We are living in the community of Shadyside which is very close to multiple universities including Pitt, Chatham & Carnegie Mellon. We are living on the 3rd floor of a converted home. Our place is small, but it’s perfect for us for the next two years. I have a room to work (I’m working from home), it’s in a pretty centralized location, walking distance to Whole Foods, Target, Trader Joes & many restaurants & bars, AND the price is right.
We are slowly starting to learn our way around town. Lots of walking, lots of meeting and hanging out with new people.
We did a Duck tour, which was just OK.
We saw the Pirates play the Padres in the beautiful Pirates stadium.
We saw the preseason Steelers/Bills game.
We went white water rafting in Ohiopyle State Park.
We went on our first bike ride which was much better than expected & I signed up for my first race! I am running the Pittsburgh 10 miler in November and am recruiting others as well. So far, I have 3 others committed to running it! Still working on Todd.. It might be pretty chilly but I think it will be a great first race in Pittsburgh. It’s a running tour of the city & a good distance to start with I think.
As for yoga, the first month I tried out Amazing Yoga. It was different than Yoga Six for sure, but I expected that. Amazing Yoga offers heated power yoga classes in 3 different studio locations. There are lots of plank holds (or high push-ups as they call them) & lots of power yoga poses. It’s a tough class & I love to get my ass kicked and sweat a lot. But, there was something missing for me. I could use more quiet time & maybe more variety in the class offerings. There were days I wanted yoga, but I wasn’t in the mood for a tough power yoga class. I wanted to sweat a little, stretch & lay in savasana in the quiet. I really didn’t like that the yoga room was loud before and after class. I wanted a couple minutes of quiet me time. I think Amazing Yoga would be a great addition to my yoga practice but I don’t think I would want it to be my only option.
This weekend I went to my 2nd studio for the first time. Yoga Hive is a little bit smaller and I’ve only been to one class so far. After my introductory 3 weeks is up, I’ll recap what I think.
Things are going well for us so far. I feel like we’ve done a lot. Todd’s busy with school & I’m busy with work. We are meeting new people and exploring where we can.
I am going to try and provide more updates.
What do you like to read/hear about? Food? Exercise? Life? Stella?
Here’s a Stella photo just in case you missed her. She’s still cute as ever but more spoiled & getting used to having mom at home all day long.
Thanks for listening to me ramble. Happy Sunday, Chargers win! Yay!
Make it a great week!