In Her Shoes

Tackling my bucket list, one half marathon at a time.

Snowboarding Rules, Paleo Drools


Paleo Update

Turns out Paleo is really, really hard. You have to plan your meals ahead of time and I’m not a planner. I like to decide what I’m going to eat for dinner based on what I’m craving at that moment. But with Paleo, you should plan your meals weekly so you don’t have to make trips to the grocery store every day. Well that’s not happening. Last week I went to the grocery store four days in a row. I should just get a job there.

Long day at work = can't turn down beerMy other struggle? I have a lot of lunch business meetings. Or birthdays to celebrate. Or happy hours to attend (business and pleasure). And let me tell you–restaurants are not Paleo friendly. It’s so hard to find something on a menu that follows all the rules. And when it comes to drinking…after a long day if someone offers me a beer, it’s pretty much a sin to turn down.

SO. I’m changing the rules. I’m not going full-fledged Paleo during the week. It’s nearly impossible for me. I’m just going to make a conscious effort to follow the rules as much as possible. I’ll have Paleo meals for lunch and dinner when my schedule allows it.

But I’m on 2 weeks of drinking black coffee (still horrible) and I HAVE made some pretty rad meals:

Paleo Bang Bang Shrimp

Running Update

Not much to report here. I started running again last week. I last blogged about how I convinced 5 friends to do a Half in Iowa City with me in May. My next blog post will have updates from all runners…stay tuned.

My New Hobby

I’m not sure if I’ve ever introduced you to my brother, which is odd considering how close we are. He’s literally the greatest male on the planet besides my father. My bro and I are buds. He’s 33 and I’m (almost) 26 but I rarely feel the age gap. Meet Jeremy:My Big Bro Jerms

Anyway,  Jeremy is a golf pro in the summer and a snowboarding/ski instructor in the winter. He lives the life. So a group of our friends went out to Tyrol Basin on Tuesday night to snowboard.

Tyrol Snowboarding

Jeremy taught me how to snowboard a few years ago, but it’s been awhile since I’ve been out. I forgot how much fun it is! Despite the falls and sore bottoms, we had a blast. This sounds weird but I realized what an escape boarding is. I am a thinker, an over-analyzer, and sometimes a worrier. My brain is constantly racing. But for 5 hours on Tuesday, I didn’t think about one thing other than what my legs and toes were doing. And how much my knees hurt from falling forward because I’m a rookie when it comes to toeside. Do you know how amazing that is!? Pretty darn amazing. I think I’m going back out next week.


  1. My sister started blogging (copy cat :)) so you should follow her here!
  2. Read this. Just read it. And pay attention to #5, #14, #22, #40, #48, #50. Yes, I’m a huge sap.
  3. I’m off to Chicago for a fun-filled weekend with my girls from college. I turn 26 on Saturday (woofta) so I’m closing 25 with a boom. We’re going to see Passion Pit tomorrow night, so in honor…enjoy the beat:

4 thoughts on “Snowboarding Rules, Paleo Drools

  1. Paleo looks intense but I am doing my best to have a paleo breakfast every day, super boring.

    Snowboarding is such a healthy and fun escape, stick with it and think about pushing your toes into the top of the boot when you are supposed to be on your heels, the opposite when you are supposed to be on your toes.

    Happy Birthday, may 26 be a great year for you!

    • Thanks for the bday wishes Dom! About boarding–my problem was that when I got going too fast, I’d get a little freaked, lean back on my heels to slow down when I should be on my heels and then I’d wipe. It’ll just take some time to get comfortable but I love it!

  2. Coconut milk is wonderful in coffee. I highly recommend it!

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