We’ve done so much this past month. There have been too many photos to keep up with. We’re currently in a small town in Italy called Aosta, about to drive to Milan for the show tonight opening for @iamtomwalker!
Here’s a photo of us from a few weeks ago standing in front of the beautiful Latourell Falls in Portland
Training Update! Last week I made the classic mistake. I hoped for an easy workout.
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I’d been dealing with a sinus infection and woke up feeling weak. I didn’t want to skip the workout, but also didn’t want to make myself sick. If I really was unwell, I shouldn’t have gone to practice. But since I was there, there’s nothing worse than starting a workout wanting it to be easy. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
First off, going in with that mindset might actually make it harder, because you set yourself up for a higher relative perceived exertion (learned more about this from the book Peak Performance. Next on the list is Alex Hutchinson’s Endure). ⠀ ⠀
But also, the whole point is for it to be hard! That’s where the improvement happens. You come to appreciate that feeling. I learned that from Kim Conley. She is the best at leaning in when it’s getting uncomfortable.
Finally, beginning with a caveat makes it easier to fall off. You’re not committed, so you have to make the decision to commit over and over again throughout the session.
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End result: I did the workout. Big surprise: it was hard. In a nice case of life imitating art, I thought of my IG post in the final minutes of the tempo to help me stay connected... I will keep the workout streak alive!
I hope it was the right call doing the session. I’m trying to take good care of myself and stay healthy. And moving forward, I will be content with making my cake. I’ll wait to eat it for a while longer. 😋
I’ve been wanting some recent photos of my food for quite some time...I reached out to @nickmani who helped me create/capture this experience. He is so talented! 📸
I moved here to get involved the culinary industry here and feel I achieved that and so much more. From culinary school, my first cooking job, to creating a pop-up.
I’ve grown as a being, woman and Chef. Alas, I need a change of environment (constantly.)
So...this is good-bye for now, Portland.
I am excited to share and hope you enjoy this series over next the few days.
Thanks for everything 🌱🌹