I am beyond grateful for all of the restaurants who have chosen to take allergen-free options seriously. While not every establishment can be totally gluten free or free of any other allergen, there are a few things that restaurants do that make diners like me feel safe and welcomed.
It can be a pretty rough experience to go out to eat when you have a food allergy or other illness that requires you to avoid certain ingredients. Having developed celiac disease after 19 years of "normal" life, I can get frustrated with the newfound fear and anxiety that eating out sometimes causes me. "I could be fine", you think to yourself, "or I could end up living in the bathroom for the next 2-5 business days." That risk factor is a pain in the ass, so every time I find a place that can alleviate those negative feelings, I am a customer for life.
Last year, I hit some kind of emotional and physical wall with Spartan Race. Not only did I not even come close to completing my goal of a Double Trifecta, I did not earn a single Trifecta in 2018.
It probably comes as no surprise that I, like most shoppers today, am all about shopping on Amazon. It's really not about the Prime shipping speed - I actually went without Amazon Prime for 11 months (because they wouldn't let me be a student anymore... I was bitter) but I survived! No, for me I really just like being able to buy all of the things I want in one place, and sometimes I even get some incredibly sweet deals.
Here are some of my favorite things about Amazon!
This weekend was the Arizona Stadium Sprint held at University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals. Now, let me be clear, it is freaking hot out right now. Like, 110 degrees and there is never any cloud cover here. I do not know why this event was held in July, but I am damn glad it was held at Cardinals Stadium, because it is air conditioned!