I have never been a La Croix fan. I don’t usually like carbonated drinks, then add the barely there flavors, I just didn’t like them. BUT, I cannot stop drinking this! The coconut is definitely my favorite. So delicious.
I gave in to a major weakness yesterday - Skinny POP popcorn. I used to eat this stuff by the bag...I saw it on sale at the store and just couldn’t resist. I added it to my lunch yesterday. I love it because it’s low calorie for a big serving. I am a snacker, so it’s perfect for me!
This is literally how I feel any time I have to go to the grocery store after my initial meal prep trip on Sunday. This is also when I end up buying Skinny Pop popcorn...no regrets.
After my run yesterday, I was pretty worn out. I did a little strength training, then moved to the floor to do abs and some stretching. That didn’t last long...Rhea sure loves cuddles. I have had a few people ask how we pronounce her name - it’s Ray-a.
Don’t worry, Lulu is still getting lots of love, too.
I made stuffed pepper soup on Sunday in the crockpot. I am finishing it up and I swear it just gets better each day it sits. I followed THIS recipe. I don’t have an Instant Pot, but the crockpot worked perfectly. So good! Also, oyster crackers are another one of my weaknesses. I LOVE them. So much. This isn’t even half of the crackers I ate last night...
Did you see THIS article about a Harvard athlete whose shoe came off during a race and he kept running? Warning: the pictures are a little graphic. I don’t know if I have the drive to do what he did. Do you?
Attention Trail Sisters Springfield!! Exciting news! Gina, the founder of Trail Sisters, is coming to visit us! Sunday, March 31st! You can read more about it HERE! If you’re a lady and you’re interested in trail running, please come join us! It’ll be a blast. We are also running THIS Saturday (3/9), so find us on Instagram and Facebook!
Every. Single. Night. My feet are always freezing when we go to bed. I think Jake loves when I do this to him.
I woke up to meet some girlfriends to run, but I had an angry knee, so I told them I was going to skip my run and do some maintenance. My knee has been feeling a little tender for the past week, so I’m trying to stay on top of it. Isn’t it crazy how you can be so good about strength training, stretching, rolling, etc., but as soon as you start to feel like you can back off from that stuff, BAM, your body gets angry? I need to just stay consistent ALL the time. That’s definitely an area where I struggle. So, I’m telling you that I’m going to do the maintenance EVERY day. This is my accountability group! It’s going to happen.
I got in a solid 30 seconds before Rhea came over. She laid like this the entire time I used my lacrosse ball. She didn’t seem to mind the constant moving - HA! And yes, I'm still wearing Christmas jammies...
Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY! Today is the LAST day. On Instagram, follow me, like the giveaway picture, and comment your favorite emoji (by 3/7 at 11:59PM CST). I will announce the winner tomorrow!!! I can’t wait to share some of my favorite things with you!!
I was going through some of our wedding photos the other day and I found a few I hadn’t seen (or just don't remember seeing)! It was so fun to relive our wedding day. I can’t believe it was almost a year ago! For new readers, we got married in Breckinridge, CO on May 26th in 2018. It was seriously the best day! You can read all about it HERE and HERE.
If you need a photographer, Brandi is amazing. You can see more of her stuff HERE.
We have had some snow days, so I haven’t gotten to observe my college students yet. Today will be the first day and I’m looking forward to it! (I am teaching three college courses this semester and one of them is a seated course.) My students go into classrooms for the first time this semester to work with grade-level students and develop lesson plans. They were so excited to start working with kiddos. Today will be fun!
Happy Friday Eve, friends!
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