After my last very brief post, a few people reached out to me and asked me for tips on tracking macros while traveling. While I wasn’t perfect on the road, I did do many things that kept me on track as I cut for my competition. I probably could have skipped the Mai Tais in … [Read more…]
Holy smokes guys I’m 5 weeks out!
Long distance is hard. Before leaving I already know the visit will be too short. I’m already heartbroken because I’ve spent the week researching the realities of moving down to California and the work and cost involved are beyond what I could have imagined. But I board the full plane to Seattle, my first stopover, and take a … [Read more…]
We didn’t get much time to actually see Paris. When we weren’t working at the expo we were cuddled warmly in our apartment with my family. We had one dinner at a friend’s apartment and one dinner at my Turkish family’s restaurant down the street. We had one free afternoon where we pranced over to Galleries Lafayette, ate some … [Read more…]
Oh I have so much to fill you in on. I just returned from California, but before I get to that I must give you the promised Part 2 to Paris. Light on words, heavy on fashion. Because that is why we came to Paris.
At the airport before flying to Toronto, and then onto Paris, I wrote this: “It’s been two years since I left you. Almost thirty years that I’ve loved you. When I last saw you my life was still in shreds. I was traveling through Europe and living out of my carry on with no real … [Read more…]
I am a firm believer in getaways. Visiting Carmel is one of my favourite places to visit in the world. It is where my beau, Derek, grew up, and where his amazing family resides. Every trip here involves hiking, cycling, feasting, wine tasting, and socializing with incredible people. But with all of that, especially over … [Read more…]
I woke up the day after cycling sore and groggy. But it was our last full day in Onomichi, and there was still a lot to see and do. Under an overcast sky we set out as a group through the small city streets, passing a large lot of unlocked bicycles where students and workers … [Read more…]
I slept better than I anticipated. At breakfast I doubled up on eggs and tofu and made sure to get my fair share of rice. I went to my room, stretched, put on my gear and headed to the lobby. The sun was shining and the air was warm but perfectly crisp as we walked over to … [Read more…]
I woke up early yesterday, excited to see that the sun was shining brightly over Onomichi, and had breakfast on my own. I mixed my lightly poached egg into my rice, the yolk creating a thick sauce, and carefully assembled bites by stuffing seaweed with the rice mixture, pickled lotus root, daikon, squab and red … [Read more…]