We survived Monday!! I had this deliciousness for lunch yesterday. I was stuffed after eating the chicken, avocado, & sweet potatoes, so I didn't eat the rest of my food (carrots, yogurt, & apple). That resulted in the purchase of treats later on...whoops.
These are the glorious treats that made me cave. I was grabbing dinner from Mama Jean's - we forgot about a meeting last night, so we changed up our dinner plans, & these bad boys were staring at me. Jake and I shared the big cookie & each had a no bake. No bakes are literally my all-time favorite, & if you haven't had them from Mama Jean's, you're missing out. They're seriously the best. Ever. Also, when I say "shared", I mean we split them, but I totally ate my half in the car. Zero chill!!
This week is a crazy busy one for us. We have something every single night, even this weekend. I am already worn out...we both like being busy, but sometimes it gets a little hectic. When I got home from school yesterday, I did some weights, but then made the mistake of sitting down on the bed with the girls...which is where Jake found us when he got home! We got some serious puppy cuddle time in, though, so I'm not even upset about it. ; )
Mama Jean's for the WIN. We both had the Firebird, which had turkey, pepper jack, peppadew peppers, onion, Sriracha, & spinach. It was amazing! We both chowed down & relaxed a little before heading to a meeting for Single Track Mind. Check out the event here. Our good friend, Lori, organizes the whole thing & she does an AMAZING job. It's seriously a blast. If you're interested in going or volunteering, let me know!
Lu is always either here staring out the window or by the back door staring out the window. She sure loves her backyard. I don't know what she thinks she sees out there, but it keeps her pretty dang entertained! We got home from our Single Track Mind meeting, poured a glass of whiskey, & sat down to chat/relax. We stayed up way too late talking, which always happens, but I wouldn't change a thing! Other than an earlier bed time...I would definitely change that. ; )
Jake had a pretty tough hill repeat workout this morning, so I, being the idiot that I am, decided to join him. Hard hill repeats after a super tough half? Sure! We sat on the floor watching the girls play, drinking coffee before we started. This is my sad attempt at getting a picture of these wild beasts. I'm glad they love each other so much, but they wear us out.
My legs are absolutely dead. I think we did about three 8-10 minute steady hill repeats. Jake killed it, & I followed slowly behind him. We got back to our street at 5.8...Jake went on to get 6, which I would have liked to do, but I had to make a bathroom stop, so I didn't get a full 6 in. Sorry for the TMI! : ) HA!
I made smoothies this morning - I am going back to just Paleo, minus IF (Intermittent Fasting). I think I need more fuel right after my runs than I was getting with IF. I'm SO glad I experimented with it, though. That's the only way I learn, & I definitely learned a lot from it! This goodness was in our smoothies. <3
Mmm. They turned out super yummy!
Super ready to enjoy this goodness! Really wishing I could go back to bed for an hour or so...I think it's going to be a long day!
As I was getting ready, I laid my robe down to change. This monster always does this to anything we have been wearing. She's so goofy.
As I was getting ready to leave, I tried to find Lu to put the girls in their kennels. Aspen sticks pretty close to us when she knows we are leaving. I could not find Lu anywhere & she wouldn't come when I called her. I was about to go outside & start searching. Turns out someone was just ready for me to leave and let her rest in her kennel. She was just sitting here like this the whole time I was searching!
While I don't really miss winter running, this is still my view a lot of times. I don't mind! ; ) Jake is such a strong runner; I love getting to run with him.
Happy Tuesday, friends! I hope everyone gets to enjoy a taco or two today! We are having taco salad & I'm pretty pumped! I <3 food.
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