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Welcome!

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love to share gluten-free recipes, running adventures, and stories of everyday living with you.
I hope you find usefulness or inspiration from within these pages of living life as a gluten-free cook/baker, runner & multi passionate artist.

Run. Meditate. Get back to Joy.

Over the past year, when life events caused my spirits to plummet, I chose to run.  

Running is an escape; it provides contemplative time, creating the meditative space I find so difficult to grasp sitting cross-legged in a quiet room.  Running brings me out of my head-space and into my body.  I feel things rather than simply think about them.  In this space, I find it easier to notice and hear the intuitive response - that small nudge, the gut reaction.  And it helps me find my way back to joy.

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Early tomorrow morning, I'll shoe up, go outside, and run before work.  
Because it makes me happy.  :)

with joy in running,
~Alaina

Saturday Run Adventures

New Year, New Race, New Plan!