I’ve been back from my tour of Utah for a week. Here are 10 things I did while I was there:
1. Got my haircut at a very cool place called Butterfly Jac. It was an emergency haircut, because it had been at least 3 months since my last haircut and I was starting to look like a Yeti. The doctor, I mean stylist, gave me a major amputation and saved my life.
2. Did a segment on the Dangers of High Heels for ABC with an anchorwoman who wore five inch heels and had no lumbar curve to speak of. She also made up a new name for my book, which I found helpful. Not.
3. I went to Disneyland. I mean, Whole Foods Market. In my tiny town, there is barely a grocery store. We walked around Whole Foods looking like we were from another planet. We bought all sorts of amazing things that filled up 1/2 of a backpack and cost about $97.00. Whole Foods? How about Whole Paycheck? Never mind. I take it back. Please let me into your sunshiny warmth.
4. Went to the amazing Golden Braid Books in Salt Lake City and gave a talk to an amazing crowd of peeps, including two blog readers -- one who was gorgeously pregnant. The aforementioned gorgeous and pregnant woman 1) was wearing Vibrams during the lecture and 2) sat in her chair CROSS-LEGGED the entire time. Really, lady. You are awesome. And, you made my day because you’re doing it! Thanks for being so great.
5. I went to this Vegan/gluten free bakery in SLC and had the most amazing garbanzo bean muffin. It was heaven.
6. I did a segment on high heels for FOX. Hard hitting journalism happening here as well, for sure.
Just once, I'd like to be interviewed by someone who is over the age of 24. "Oh Katy, You can't do away with heels!" Tee hee. Dear Anchorwoman, Look up the word "debilitating" in a dictionary. Tee hee.
7. I learned how to make a “green smoothie” by blending these items:
1.5 cups of spinach
1/2 an apple
1/2 a pear
coin of ginger
cup of water
What a great way to get a bunch of fiber and vitamins in a super-quick way. Thanks, Utah hosts, for teaching me such a simple health-improving recipe!
8. I taught a (sold out!) pelvic floor health course to some lovely physical therapists, midwives, and pelvis-owners. It was three hours of calf-stretching awesome.
9. We took a lot of walks. Salt Lake is a very walkable city. If you live there, I hope you get around on foot a lot.
10. I went back to Whole Foods again. I couldn’t help myself. Dear Whole Foods, You complete me. If you ever need me, I am here for you. P.S. Can I borrow $28.00? I’d like to get a bag of chips and some fresh guacamole.
And then I came home. And preceded to do these 10 things:
1. Fall asleep for 12 hours.
2. Weigh myself to find I'd lost three pounds. What? (See numerous bakery and Whole Foods interactions above.)
3. Fall asleep for 12 more hours.
4. Find out I am pregnant again.
5. Tried to figure out how it happened. Not in a 5th grade health class "how'd it happen" but a "seriously, when could this have possibly happened?"
6. Stared at the floor for three days.
7. Ate some ice cream.
8. Took a walk.
9. Took a bath and a nap, almost at the same time.
10. Wrote this blog post.
These are the only things I have managed to do in the last eight days. I'm slowly getting back into the groove of things, and I will be back shortly. Right now, though, I am using my writing time for self care. And by self care, I mean lactating and gestating. If we add napping, then I'm practically doing a maternal triathlon. I appreciate you guys -- especially those who are answering questions and helping the newbies and the not-so-tech savvy find the answers they are looking for on Facebook and in the comments section of this blog. I really appreciate it!