Thursday, February 26, 2009

February update

My week has been very busy. I have been going to bed late and waking up early. I am very sleep deprived but I am still full of energy and in a really positive mood.

Last weekend i stayed home (instead of going on climbing trips) because i needed to get homework done. I got plenty of work done and i got plenty of sleep. Sometimes i just LIKE being at home. For the past few years, i have been going on trips pretty much every weekend and i don't get home until late evening during the week. Sometimes i LONG to just go home and chill. I always thought that i hated being at home... that i always wanted to be traveling at all times... but its simply not true. There is something about being home that is very calming and relaxing. I have a great home and I am very thankful for it!

Tomorrow I am leaving school early to go to Athens, Georgia for a climbing competition on Saturday. The competitions that I have BEEN doing have been bouldering competitions (bouldering = climbing without a rope; there are bouldering pads on the ground and the climbs are much shorter!) Anyways, nationals has already happened for bouldering and now it's route season. Routes are climbs WITH ropes.... they can get pretty high! I tend to be a boulderer so I am trying to get psyched about route season! Hopefully this weekend will start my interest in it again!

As far as food goes,

TIM BOUGHT ME A DURIAN ON MONDAY! I was SO EXCITED! (thanks tim!) I ate it yesterday in a mono-meal dinner after working out. It was the best meal ever! I blended up the flesh into a pudding. =) Everyime i eat durian, i can't wipe the smile off of my face. I still can't decide what my favorite fruit is, but durian is either number one or number two!

Today I just finished off the dates from the date people... i'm very sad about it. I love having dates here and there and everywhere. I love knowing that "i still have more dates at home!" But now it is no longer a reality. I will call again sometime. (Does anyone know when the Date People stop selling dates? When is date season? Sarah!?)


you guys should let me know what to talk about in my blog. I can get pretty in-depth about my blogging if I have a good topic to go by! Let me know if you have any questions about me or my diet or lifestyle. =) Hope all is well!!!


Sarah said...

I think this is the time of year that I placed my last order last season, but I can't remember for sure. Date season should be coming to a close. Thanks for the reminder. I need to place one more order.

thinck said...

ROUTES!!!!!!! you should move to chatty right after graduation so we can rope it up!

Omegachuck said...

Routes Rule! (speaking a a traddie here) It's good to hear you are seeing, appreciating the home life thing more right now too....alas, in only 6 months you might be far away to school somewhere, where you will miss your family alot. Soak it all in while you can.

nzmichele said...

Ashley, you are very inspiring! My daughter who is 13 reads your blog and has become vegan and 50% raw.She is a karate girl and is worried about having enough energy to do her sport. You are convincing her tho!

Wendy said...

Hey Ash--I don't know if you've already covered this in your blog since I only started reading a couple weeks ago, but I'd love to hear how you got into raw food, and 811.

Balazs said...

Ash, the question is not what we want to hear, but what do you want to tell us :) its the reason of blogging.
For me, im am intrested in hearing your stories, about new fruits, experiences, reactions in the socitey, competitions, etc...
just keep up, no matter what you post, there will be always somebody to read! :)

earthmother said...

I'm a gypsy girl too. Traveling is in my blood. In fact, I spent nearly a decade living the gypsy life, crisscrossing the globe. But, the older I get, the stronger the urge to put down roots. Dorothy was right, "there's no place like HOME."

badash said...

Sarah - enjoy your last batch of dates. I ordered twice this season and I think i am done. (I want to order again but i'm saving ALL my money to travel this summer...)

TEEEM HANK - ROUTES! yeah we gotta climb alll theee timeeeee

omegachuck - yeah i am liking routes now! it's about time! haha

michele - i am incredibly honored by your comment. Thanks for sharing! She will absolutely THRIVE on a raw vegan diet, especially if she does it "right"

Wendy, I will make a post about it SOON! great idea!!! =)

Balazs - You're right! Thank you for the comment!!!

Earthmother - Theres no place like home, I totally agree.