Tag Archives: Erica Loeks

“And coffee the drink of the gods…”

19 Oct

Those of you who have been following for some time probably know my not so secret addiction… coffee. I started drinking some version of sugar, cream and coffee as a little girl when I visited my grandparents which has since progressed to at least two cups a day, usually more. These days I don’t use any sugar but, heck, we even took wedding pictures at a favorite coffee shop and I don’t think anyone other than our photographer was surprised by the request.

Erica Loeks Photography

Erica Loeks Photography

Erica Loeks Photography

Erica Loeks Photography

And, like any good addict, anytime a new article comes out with benefits of coffee I hold to it like Maia (our Cane Corso) to her favorite squirrel toy. Today’s article even states it makes you a better athlete– I think most of us already knew it can boost a workout. For the win:

11 Reasons You Should Drink Coffee Everyday

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Active Fall Date Ideas

23 Sep

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since hubby and I got married!

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We’ve decided for our anniversary we’re going to stay around D.C. Since moving back hubby has barely been home and we want to be able to actually enjoy the area we live in. Plus, it saves some money on hotel and gas etc.

My physical therapist finally said I can start running intervals and building my time up that way (so working toward 20 min of 1 min jogging, 2 min walking for now). So that’s super exciting and it encouraged me to try to find some active date ideas for our anniversary weekend. Now, I still can’t do anything like rock climbing or a 5k run so some of these are more active than others…

1. Corn maze- get outside and try to run (or walk) through a corn maze! Plus you have to work together to get out 😉

2. Apple picking- same idea, just get outside and move around!

3. Bike tour through the city, or just rent bikes and make your own tour!

4. Rent a canoe or kayak and go enjoy the fall colors out on the water– find a river or lake around you and go enjoy the fall colors

5. Hike- we have the Blue Ridge Mountains pretty close by and I have the optimistic idea that in another month I may actually be able to start hiking again

What active fall date ideas do you have? Is there something you do every year or something new you’re trying this year?

Happy Fall!

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