Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 3

Before I recap my workouts and share next week’s meal plan, here are a couple links you might find interesting: Over at Northeast Ohio Parent, I blogged about our challenges giving Vera her latest round of medicine I’m also featured in this round-up article highlighting morning rituals. There’s some great advice in there! Hope you keep…

Simple pleasures

In the spirit of practicing gratitude, here are a few simple things I find great joy in: Enjoying breakfast and drinking a HOT cup of coffee in the quiet morning hours, alone Writing (not that it’s always easy, but there’s something simple about writing) A cold craft beer after a long day (or half a…

Easing back into a workout routine

Good morning! Welcome to the middle of the week. We are all still somewhat in recovery mode over here, although feeling much better. After feeling like a new person Monday :), I had planned to do some kind of light workout Tuesday morning, but when my alarm went off I just wasn’t feeling it. This is…

Oh, hi

How ya doing? We are emerging from the black hole of the stomach flu over here, which explains my absence on Monday. Thursday night and Friday Vera threw up a couple times, which we thought was from the antibiotic she started on Thursday afternoon. She also wanted lots of cuddles on Friday, as you can…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 2

Happy Friday!! Check out below for a recap of my week in workouts as well as our meal plan for next week. We didn’t do a great job of sticking to last week‘s plan, so here’s hoping next week goes better. BUT FIRST we have a weekend to attend to. What’s up with yours? Photo…

Mommy + baby (toddler) breakfast

Hello! I’m checking in this morning while munching on a post-workout snack (PB toast) after a sweaty 4:30 am workout. I actually tried this new HIIT Cardio Workout from Fitness Blender and liked it a lot. It’s a similar format as some of  my other favorites, but with some new-to-me moves and less rest time….

Running survey

Checking in this morning with a fun little throwback running survey from Peanut Butter Fingers.  Best Run Ever The 2015 River Run Half for sure. I trained and trained for it all summer, the weather was perfect on race day and I was feeling strong. I hit my super-stretch goal time. It’s also a gorgeous course…

Crowdsourcing book recommendations + 5 for you!

As I mentioned yesterday, I churned through an entire book in one day on Sunday. I also made pretty good headway on another book Sunday night before bed and made significant progress again last night. So, I’m a fast reader, you could say. And I can’t get enough of books. This presents kind of a…

Weekend highlights: Zoo, festival and two-hour naps

Hey hey! I have to admit I’m feeling a little worn out as I type this up on Sunday evening….but only because of our fun-filled weekend. Friday:  Friday night was pretty low-key around here. We took a family trip to the grocery store and picked up a few prepared options for dinner. Playtime and silliness…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan

Even though it’s been rainy and humid this week, this is still my current state of mind: Photo by James Douglas on Unsplash I’m ready to dig into a warm, happy, carefree weekend, which is exactly what we have on the agenda. Before that, I wanted to recap the past week in workouts as well…

Scenes from the week

Hi there! How are ya? I didn’t do a great job of taking photos this week, but I have a few so we’ll make the most of it. We’re pretty sure she’s been growing like a weed. It seems like every day, Mike and I are commenting that she seems bigger (taller or pudgier, haha). And her…

Favorite workout gear

I have to say, workout gear is an afterthought for me. I’m not someone who invests a lot of money in certain pieces or needs new clothes to motivate myself to hit the gym. That said, there are a few essentials that I love, so I just wanted to share. Salar crop capris (Fabletics): I…