Fall Inspiration

It’s been awhile guys. A few stops and starts, but Petite Nutrition is alive and well. I’ve been doing a little more consulting, and a little less blogging, but let’s get going again, shall we?

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I’ve had a busy end of summer and early fall. Mid-summer I decided to try to complete a sprint triathalon, (1/2 mile swim, 13 mile bike, 3 mile run), something I’d never done before.  Let’s be honest, I’m not much of a swimmer or biker, but it was extremely fun! I trained with a friend (which made it way more fun)…we laughed so hard while training in the pool, I thought I was going to drown a few times. But we worked out the kinks with wet suits, transitioning out of the ocean and onto a bike, and then into a run. And guess what? We did it! We may not have been the fastest of the bunch, but it was a ton of fun to complete it! As someone who has run a lot of races in my past, I loved the mixed training. I never got bored, because we were always switching activities. I totally recommend picking some sort of race, training with a friend, and completing it. It is not only incredibly motivating, great for your health, but also great modeling for your kids! It was wonderful to have our families supporting us at the race! My daughter wants to do it with me in a few years when she gets older! I even have photos to prove our big day!

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Last weekend, I jetted out to San Francisco for a long weekend, and I got to do something really special. I literally flew 3,000 to surprise my mom for her birthday. How cool is it to ring the doorbell, and say happy birthday to someone you adore in person when she would never expect it? It may have been even better for me than her! Check out this adorable video of her surprise!

Being in the California sunshine always inspires me. It makes me want to grow, eat and cook fruits and vegetables. My mom and I even had a day of cooking together for an ill friend, which was a wonderful way to spend some time. Food is love, friends!

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Okay, while berries are certainly not representative of fall in New England, California is a little different. Check out some of the scenes from my trip that have left me inspired:

Grapevines:

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Pomegranates are getting close:

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And the persimmons, which are not quite ripe yet:

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Gorgeous day in San Francisco for some cousin love and art museum touring (do you spy the Golden Gate bridge):

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And of course this cutie, my nature girl, who loves to spend sunny California days riding bikes and catching lizards and butterflies! 

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Stay tuned to next week, when I get my head out of the clouds, and get serious about apples and pumpkins and fall! Cheers to a great week, friends!