February 2016

Blue Apron Experience

The past few weeks Nick and I have been experimenting with Blue Apron. If you aren’t familiar with Blue Apron, it’s a meal service kind of thing. You get a box delivered to your house once a week with a couple of recipes and the ingredients for each recipe. We are doing the 2 person plan, 3 meals/week, so we get one box per week that contains all the ingredients for 3 different recipes.  It’s about $60 per week, which works out to $20/meal, or $10/serving.

Biking up Whiteface

Last summer I rode my bike up Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks. It was a pretty important milestone for me, so even though it happened over 6 months ago, I’m still going to write about it.

I’ve been to the Adirondack area a few times when I was younger, but 2015 was the first time I’ve really spent significant time there. Nick grew up in the Adirondack region, and we went there several times this past summer and fall. I love it there! It’s so beautiful everywhere.

Menstrual Cups

This post is about periods and period-related products. Some people feel funny talking about this kind of stuff, which is silly, because it’s something all females go through...but, for various social and cultural reasons, people don’t talk about it much. I understand not wanting to announce your period to everyone you see….but, I don’t think it’s something to be ashamed of or something we need to desperately keep a secret.

Sore Seat

When people are just getting into cycling, they often complain about how uncomfortable sitting on a bike for an extended amount of time is. There are a bunch of things you can do to make cycling more comfortable. Some of these things might seem pretty obvious, but I have been surprised a number of times talking to other female cyclists who don’t do (or don’t know about) a lot of these things!