Story of a Runner

Mid-twenties living in Portland. Runner. Love yoga. Getting married summer 2014. Freelance writer/blogger. Vegetarian. Love to dance. Crazy case of wanderlust. Hopelessly addicted to coffee.

Vegetable Pulp and Almond Flour Grain-Free Pizza Crust

Vegetable Pulp and Almond Flour Grain-Free Pizza Crust Recipe

paleo grain free pizza

Don’t trust anyone who says they don’t like pizza.

Pizza is one of those junk/comfort foods that makes even the most iron-willed health nuts go weak at the knees. As we’ve approached our 100 Day Wedding Countdownmark, Alex and I have been making an extra effort to clean up our diets and move around more so we’re both looking and feeling great on our wedding day. But sometimes weekends call for…

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100 days until forever

100 days until forever

That’s So Portland

That's So PortlandOh Portland, you beautiful weird city, you!! I love this city and all it’s quirks. Here are the few of the oh-so-Portland things I experienced this week:

Cockatoo

On our way back down from our hike up to Angel’s Rest, we passed a fellow hiker peeing off the edge of the cliff with a cockatoo perched on his shoulder. I mean I know it’s important to take your pet on walks but… (more…)

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Photography Workshop with Portland Bloggers

You may start to see things get a little more “photograph-y” around here. I absolutely love photography and taking photos, but just like my writing, it’s something I’m deeply self-conscious about. I think both of these “arts” are things that SO many people try to attempt and just aren’t that good, and I just don’t want to be one of those people who goes along thinking I’m good at something when…

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Angel’s Rest/Devil’s Rest Loop

Angel's Rest

After two weeks without a hike, this weekend was a hike-no-matter-what sort of weekend, so Saturday came with overcast skies and the threat of rain, but we laced up our hiking boots anyway and brushed it off as a benefit that at least not as many people would be on the trails.

Our weekend adventures was the Angel’s Rest/Devil’s Rest loop of the Columbia River Gorge. This hike is considered…

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That’s So Portland

That's So Portland

I know it’s difficult to tell ( she says with a heavy note of sarcasm ), but I am ridiculously in love with Portland. This city is absolutely beautiful and there’s always something new to explore, but the thing I love most about Portland is that traditional stereotypes do not hold true here, making everything surprising and yet totally expected at the same time. If you’ve ever seen the show Port…

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Paralyzing Insecurities

Insecurities

Last week was a week of insecurities.

Now I’m a pretty healthy eater, but as our weddingdraws nearer, I have been making an extra effort to amp up the healthy, cut out the unnecessary and artificial, and focus on clean eating and healthy living, mostly because that is important to me, but I’d be lying if it wasn’t also because I want to look awesome for a day when all the eyes of my family (…

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Happy Earth Day : How Beautiful It Is To Be Alive

Trees

How fitting that today is Earth Day. All day I’ve been filled with love for this gorgeous world. I woke up with the sun to work in the quiet morning light filtered through the leaves of our basil and mint plants stretching toward the sun on the window sills. Waves of rain have blown through our little neighborhood today ( we even had a small little thunderstorm! ), broken up with patches of sun…

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Trail of Ten Falls : Silver Falls State Park

This past weekend Alex and I went on a semi-impromptu hiking adventure about an hour and a half south to Silver Falls State Park to hike the 8.7-mile loop of the Canyon Trail or Trail of Ten Falls, which as you can guess by the name, is a waterfall hike.

Trail of Ten Falls - Silver Falls State Park

There’s not much I can say about this hike except HOLY GORGEOUS! The Silver Falls State Park is the largest state park in Oregon located just…

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I don’t think I’ll ever stop being in awe of the trees around here (at Silver Falls State Park)

I don’t think I’ll ever stop being in awe of the trees around here (at Silver Falls State Park)