I realized I haven’t been writing much, or at all for that matter. I promise I haven’t forgotten. I was trying to soak up as much of my time in Seattle as I could. And, to be honest, it’s exhilarating not being tied to a computer all the time.
I did want to share my rock climbing trip at Exit 38 though.
Hiking to our climbing location
My experience with rock climbing up to this point in my 22 years of existence has been all indoors. Rock walls and I are pretty tight you could say.
I found a Groupon for a beginner’s rock climbing class with Treks and Tracks. It was an opportunity I couldn’t afford to miss.
Now I’m hooked. The fact that rock climbing is great for cardiovascular health makes me love it all the more.
Hardest climb we did that day
What’s most addicting though is the feeling you get when you make it to the top. It’s a feeling of accomplishment and encouragement.
“I did this, I can do anything.”
Made it to the top, twice 🙂
If you haven’t gone rock climbing before, GO. I promise you won’t regret giving it a chance. Plus, the views from the top are spectacular.
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Stroke of Genius I did a late workout the other night. I had already ate dinner, did some homework, then went to the gym. It was a good workout, and I needed some fuel after to help build my muscles. It was late, I had already ate dinner, what was I going to eat? I had no idea, so I looked to see what I had. It’s amazing how the best inventions come from the spur of the moment. That’s exactly what this recipe is. A spur of the moment, fantastic, healthy recipe. Without further ado, I bring to you Banana Almond Butter Blueberry Bites:
2. spread almond butter on banana and cut into bite size pieces
3. place blueberries on each piece; the bigger pieces get two!
4. sprinkle granola over bites
Great to refuel
This is a great refuel snack. It’s got carbs from the banana, protein and fat from the almond butter, and the blueberries are just an added bonus, but who’s complaining? My mouth is full of banana almond butter blueberry goodness. Mhmm 🙂