My September training did not go as plan. We left off in August still feeling optimistic and that the marathon was achievable. I could not get in a long run the weekend after I wrote that. I had to look realistically where I was, how long I was sick, and the time until the marathon. I decided […]
Living gluten free in a glutened filled world can be hard.
I want to be a voice for those of us with celiac disease.
I know, I have been gluten free since 2015 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease. I know that doesn’t seem like a long time considering others have had a diagnosis for much longer but I have learned a lot in those last two years and want to share that knowledge with the world. I need people to realize this is not a choice. I don’t want to be gluten free, I have to be. I want to be able to go out to eat and get an actual menu. I want restaurants to have dedicated fryers so I can have natural gluten free foods like french fries. I am not vegetarian or vegan. I want to stop being lumped into those categories.
We have moved forward a lot over the last few years but there is still a long way to go. It is still very much under construction but I hope to have the Runs on (not) Gluten section of my website to be a resource for those of us with celiac disease. Or others who have to eat gluten free for whatever reason. I want to show you are not alone and there are options available.
I also want to be a voice for healthy eating, working out and the everyday struggle we go through to fit everything in.
I love working out but I struggle to fit workouts in. I work a full-time job and am trying to get a photography business off the ground. I have anxiety and insomnia. My energy level just isn’t always there. I have tried working out before work but 4 am (or earlier) wake ups just don’t work for me. I have to force myself to workout after work and it tends to fall through the cracks.
I struggle with stress eating. When I get stressed, I eat. And it’s not always bad food. I will binge on fruit. Or sweets. Or salty. It really just depends on what I want at the time. I know this is my issue and I am working on it. I am trying to surround myself with healthy choices and really ask myself, am I hungry?
I want to help others be and eat healthier.
Gluten-free travel is a challenge but not difficult. Gluten-free travel is a necessary evil for those of us with celiac disease. If we want to leave our house, our city, our state we have to trust we can find gluten-free foods in the big wide world. If you haven’t noticed, I love to travel and […]
Marathon training in August was rough. Marathon training isn’t meant to be easy. We aren’t conditioned to run 26.2 miles so we have to work for it. August had me wanting to throw in the towel. I almost switched to the half because I had such a bad month. It started off pretty well. I […]
I started marathon training in July. I’m a bit behind on blogging. Turns out marathon training is taking a lot out of me this time around. I don’t have the energy. So I give you a short video on my July training! It’s about three and a half minutes long. So like I said quick! […]