In Absentia


I haven't posted in a bit. I have been away. And I am not back. I am somewhere in between, paused for a moment to hover in "normal" daily life before zipping off again to Belgium, Auburn, then Italy (yes Auburn sounds a little lame sandwiched between those two others but it is for WS100 pacing, which will be a blast). I really want to establish some sort of consistency with my blog(s) and cooking, but I find myself currently wrapped up just living life instead of writing about it. It is a good thing, it means that I am truly present in everything that I am doing. That said, there is a part of me that really wants to build towards my future. I want to make a living being a foodie, somehow. I want to write cookbooks and own an organic food shop a la Barefoot Contessa. I would like to go to "real" culinary school, just for the hell of it. I think I have a unique perspective on food and I cook for both people like me (endurance athletes) as well as people who just want to eat healthy and feel great. And while I want to cultivate my culinary and writing side, I also want to cultivate my running career. Currently, running wins as I am traveling for some great races. Being on the road, especially internationally, does not lend itself to culinary creativity. And that is ok. I do alot of basic staples when I can get in the kitchen: salads with protein, roast veg, gluten free wraps, etc. Delicious and simple. So this is to say, I may not be around for a bit, maybe a month, maybe more. While life currently makes me a "bad" blogger, it makes me a "good" present person. That is the goal ultimately right? To just live you life and be present in it? I think so.

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