Kimbo and I ran this morning in the rain, it was actually quite nice. I didn’t leash Kimbo since we once again had the entire levee to ourselves. She stayed right with me, only lagging a bit toward the end with her whole youngest hanging outta her mouth. She’s been such a nice running partner. The girls’ school had a jumping fundraiser for the American … Continue reading Morning Run in the Rain and Family Time
I know this is crazy, but I MADE VANILLA ALMOND MILK!!! 1c blanched almonds (I bought sincerely almonds on Amazon) Pure vanilla extract, to taste (my MIL brought this particular kind back from Mexico, and it’s amazing) 4c water (FYI, You will need a mesh nut bag, I also bought this on amazon) Bring almonds to boil in small pot of water for 4-5 minutes. … Continue reading Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk
Had a terrific morning strength training workout followed by a chilly, raining run with my furry pup! Took her off the leash today since the path was empty, and to my surprise she didn’t get more than 5 feet from me. She’s a terrific running partner and finally gaining a little speed. Tonight, since I just heated up a pre-made freezer meal that I prepped … Continue reading Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins & My Furry Running Partner
Sundays I reserve for making a menu for the fam and a menu for myself, looking up recipes we would like that I want to try and make, making the grocery list because I don’t like a bunch of un-needed junk in my pantry, and grocery shopping. Started the morning with Overnight Oats (check out the earlier blog, they are soooo good) and they just … Continue reading Foodie Sunday!
Went to the track this morning with Haili. Could she be any cooler? While we were running she said, “we should get BFF Runner necklaces”, then yelled “BFR’s!!! Best Friend Runners!”, I just wanted to kiss her whole face at that moment! Also, I haven’t talked about Bountiful Basket before but let me tell you, it is great. It’s a co-op for produce. On Monday … Continue reading Running w/ my Girl & Bountiful Basket
All week this week I have thought, “Just make it to Friday”. Work has been exceptionally challenging this week. I love my job, please understand that, but working in Skilled Nursing Facilities has its challenges. Skilled Nursing has an annual survey every year, no matter what state you live in, this is a federal regulation. They have these regulations in place to protect vulnerable elderly … Continue reading And Finally it’s Friday
Thursdays are my scheduled rest days for this portion of my training. Having a rough few days at work added to not running makes a a giant, grumpy jerk. The girls had swimming lessons. Then Bill took me out to dinner. He’s so thoughtful sometimes. Continue reading No run + shitty day = grumpy lady
Amazing. Totally Amazing. The amazing recipie… 1c kale 1c spinach 2t 100% cocoa powder 1 scoop protein powder (I totally love dymatize Isolate 100) 1T almond butter 1/2c almond milk 1 banana 3T flax Enough water to make it drinkable… Seriously, amazing, TRY IT. So this is what I had post workout. And no, the weather wasn’t as predicted, it was perfect. Cold, no precipitation, … Continue reading The Most Delicious Chocolate Green Smoothie Ever & Haili’s 1st Marathon Mile
This morning was a chilly run in the rain. It was actually quite refreshing. Running outside is quite refreshing, breaking up with my treadmill has felt so good. Unfortunately, the weather channel (well app) seems to think it is going to snow tonight, I hope not… But it’s not supposed to stick. I hope. This morning I ran the levee, there is a pull out … Continue reading Wile E Coyote
This morning was the first day of my Hal Higdon training plan, CDA Marathon is 18 weeks away!!! Ms Kimbo and I ran on the levee. It was windy and she’s still pretty slow but running outside after being tied to my treadmill FOREVER felt sooo good. And the Mizuno pullover is becoming my new favorite thing. So warm, perfect length, sneaky pockets, and cute. … Continue reading Officially Marathon Training & So Is Haili!!!