Sunshine // Springtime

Let’s finish up with my weekend adventures, shall we? After our day zip lining through the trees, Chelsea & I headed towards sunshine.

Am I sick of Sedona yet?

Ha, not in the slightest. Every time is different! The Devil’s Bridge picnic, the Valentine’s Day hikes, the solo adventure.

Our mission was to absorb as much sun as possible. Chelsea calls herself a “ghost” and my skin is about 43 shades lighter than my summer self. Thank goodness for GORGEOUS blue skies, BRIGHT shining sun, and TONS of friendly people out. You just couldn’t help but be happy on a day like this. You just couldn’t.

Sedona Hiking day

We packed a bag with essentials like sunscreen, cameras and (clean) snacks. The trail isn’t too hard, just follow Bell Rock Pathway until you reach the base of the hill and start climbin’! There were people sun tanning, people doing yoga, people having photo shoots. We had a picnic :)

Sedona Hiking Lunch

Our clean picnic – almonds & pistachios. Apples. And my current addiction, Quest Bars.

When you’re following a clean diet, you get a little desperate for something sweet and desserty. Quest Nutrition is getting creative with their bars to use in recipes with other clean ingredients, and I can’t wait to try this Pumpkin Pie recipe. I even follow the brand on Facebook & posted this picture with #Onaquest hashtag to enter into a Quest Bar Photo contest. Loyal customer right here!

Sedona Shoes

Working on our tans ;) This is our kind of spring break! We might have gotten a little too much sun and some aloe vera was necessary but I wasn’t ready to go back home just yet. Heading to Phoenix was like an obstacle course with the crazy tumbleweeds across the highway that were sticking to everyone’s grill. Welcome to the desert.

Phoenix palms

I got a personal tour by Miss Chelsea of ASU & I’m a fan. Everyone wants what they don’t have, though right? Come from a snowy climate and you’ll be immediately attracted to the heat. Come from the desert an you’ll be fascinated with the white mountains.

When in Phoenix! (stronglikemycoffee.com)

When in Phoenix..?

Our hiking wasn’t even done yet. Sunday morning began with a short hike up A mountain to get the overview of campus and Tempe. This is where I ran my first marathon so I have a special attachment to this city! Seeing the Tempe Town Lake reminded me of running the last quarter-mile, crossing the bridge and seeing my family. Good memories :)

phoenix view

After a few hours by the pool with a pretty fruit salad I was back on the highway with my iced coffee and my country mix CD. I’ve driven more miles in the past week than I have in my whole life ;) and I’m loving it!

This song……..change “Ford” to “Honda” and it’s like he’s singing about me. Love me some EYB!

 

And spring break is just getting started. Happy Wednesday! (Also known as “Chest & Triceps” day. Ha!) :)

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Posted on March 19, 2014, in College, Fitness, Healthy Habits and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Looks like a pretty amazing beginning to a very busy “outdoorsy” spring break! So glad you girls took advantage of the beautiful weather and sights. Can’t wait to see you and have our own adventures in Sedona and The Grand Canyon!! xoxoxo :)

  2. That looked gorgeous! Glad you are enjoying your spring break!

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