spring housekeeping

by Stacy

My to-do list is as long as my arm and I keep thinking of more items to add. It seemed like a good time for a little break to post some recipe-free updates! There’s all sorts of excitement up in these parts.

I’m running a 5K!

running shoesI’m not a runner. I’ve never run a race in my life. I hated running the mile in gym class. My sister (her:me :: gazelle:buffalo) is the runner, I am the … not runner.

But I was so touched by the wonderful care my dad and family received through the hospice program that when I learned about Melisa & Kaye’s Memorial 5K Walk and Fun Run to benefit San Diego Hospice I couldn’t resist signing up to participate in Dad’s memory. Or I can blame Kimberly for running an 8K and making me feel like a whiner if I didn’t sign up.

The “default” goal for an individual is aiming to raise at least $500 by April 2 — that’s only 2 weeks away. I’m already 40% of the way there! If you have even $5 to give, I would really appreciate it.

Please click here for my donation page.

A shout out to the Hobbses, the Spencers, Margaret, and Uncle Bruce (in memory of Dad) and to Liz the Chef (in memory of her mother-in-law) who have generously donated already to support hospice. Thank you so much!

I’m eating Real Food!

This isn’t much different from normal, but I love the month-long challenge from Not Dabbling in Normal. We participated last year and liked it, so I wanted to support their second year.

Because my mom was in town and we wanted to play tourist, our Real Food was reflected less at home and more at restaurants this year. We don’t eat out that much, so with Mom in tow we chose restaurants that also follow a Real Food philosophy. Seasonal menus, locally-sourced produced, organic or sustainable when possible, and always delicious. We had a wonderful time — the three of us managed to gain at least 15 pounds all together! Good thing I’m running that 5K…

I’m going to camp!

Last month my nutrition school had an awesome conference in Miami — while I was working on my show. BlogHer Food 2010 was in not-so-far-away San Francisco — while I was working on a show. Commence moping NOW.

Then a few weeks ago I stumbled upon Camp Blogaway, a mere 2 hour drive from Chez Moi when I don’t have a show scheduled. I took off my crabbypants, got a thumbs-up from the spouse, and signed on up.

I’m really excited to spend the weekend meeting tons of awesome bloggers, learning from the sessions, and spending the weekend in the woods.

I’m certified!

i'm gonna need to see your license...Next week I will complete my training with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and be loosed upon the world as a fully-credentialed Certified Holistic Health Coach. It’s been an amazing year for me doing this program and I’m so excited for what the future holds because of it.

If you’re not caught up on my health coaching endeavors, click here to receive my monthly newsletter, or visit my coaching site at Center Stage Wellness for more information.

Whew! So that’s what’s going on with me. Now I can get back to editing photos for the next few tasty recipes I’ll be posting. And vacuuming. And otherwise procrastinating from putting away my laundry.

What are you excited about or looking forward to? What’s going well right now?

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