Saturday, July 5, 2014

Preparing for Primary

I am lucky enough to teach one of the CTR 7 classes in my ward. I have 5 rambunctious 7/8 year old in my class and I love them all, even when it feels like they aren't listening to a word I say. This week's lesson is Lesson 24 in the Primary 2 (CTR A) manual titled "I Can Show Gratitude." My class loves to watch videos so I always try to find a couple of good ones to have on hand during a lesson as a reward or to let them choose which video they would like to watch (yes we practice democracy in our class). Tonight while I was on the hunt for a few good videos I came across this one that really spoke to me so I just had to share it.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thursday Tangents - Coloring is Serious Business, and a Fun Run

Friday - yoga
Saturday - short jog
Sunday - rest
Monday - 5 miles with Jessica and all out kiddos to one of our favorite spots
Tuesday - Rest
Wednesday - 2.5 miles with the jogger

I've been trying to really extend my miles lately seeing as how I have a race coming up soon. But let me tell you it's really hard to do with the jogging stroller, those kiddos are heavy let me tell you. Ha.

But there's nothing better than running with friends and Jessica has to be one of m favorite running buddies. Plus, huge bonus our kids are friends so they help keep each other company! We love to run near this regional park by her house and when we are feeling the need for more miles we almost always stop by this old house and little bridge. It is so pretty and shady and the kids just love to get our and stretch their legs at the half way point.

In none running news we have been sticking around the house a lot lately mainly due to the amount of running I've been doing, it kinda throws the little prince's nap schedule off a bit so I like to make sure his afternoon nap is a good solid in the crib kind of nap. So on days when we stay home the little princess does  a lot of coloring and art projects. She doesn't seem to mind and wants you to know coloring is serious business.
We don't just stick around the house though the little princess does need time to just run free and be active. So we like to explore the park near our house, be silly and maybe even hug a tree.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thursday Tangents

Tuesday - 2.5 miles with the jogger
Wednesday - 2.5 miles with the jogger

After our jog on Wednesday we went on an adventure to an outdoor mall near where we live. Almost every time we go to this mall the little princess asks to go on the merry go round and today we had my mom (aka Nana) with us so I finally let her. And let me tell you she was the happiest little girl you ever did see.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rainy Days - Thursday Tangents

Rain Rain is here to stay so inside is where we play.

So it rained yesterday so working out didn't exactly happen. And you know what that's ok with me sometimes it's nice just to spend the day inside on the floor with your little ones. I'm pretty sure the little princess loves rainy days because in addition to the mandatory puddle jumping (sorry no pictures) she gets to watch a movie or two. However, we try (emphasis on try here) not to watch movies all day even when it's raining - we have to do something to get the wiggles out. I'm always on the lookout for new activities to do at home that keep my little princess happy and out of trouble. Yesterday one of her favorite activities was rolling out our huge roll of ikea paper for our easel on the floor and letting her go to town with her art supplies.

What's your favorite rainy day activity?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Workin' it Wednesday | Princess Party

AM Workout - Abs with the abs playlist
PM Workout - Arms with the Pura Vida slim and toned arms workout from

If you couldn't tell I'm on a kick this week. I'm trying to follow their weekly workout schedule. It's fun to try new workouts and really push yourself with new exercises! I'm loving it so far and I'm really hoping that by mixing it up I'll be able to push through my weight loss plateau my weigh-ins have been slightly disappointing the past couple weeks so I'm mixing things up.

Today the little princess got to go to one of her little friends birthday parties. It was a girls only party and was princess themed. All the girlies dressed up in princess dresses, played, had a tea party and ate cupcakes. A perfect party in my little princesses eyes!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Two a day Tuesday | Open Gym

AM Workout - 3 miles outside pushing the kiddos with a friend (5.88/60 for #60bySpring)

Ok friends let me tell you about this run it was awesome. I love running with Jessica because we are training for the same 10k. Yep that's right I talked her into running it with me. Anyways we both push each other which is great. This time we ran around a local lake that's about a mile around once and we were able to make it 3/4 of a mile without stopping. Now this is a major big deal for me because less than a month ago running for 30sec was a struggle for me. Remember I only had the little prince 5 1/2 months ago! So I'm really proud of the progress I've been making. And in order to keep pushing myself I've joined with community for a #60bySpring challenge to run/walk/jog 60 miles by the first day of Spring less than a month left!

PM Workout - Bikini Series Sunset Workout from

After our awesome run we had a yummy snack of Noosa Youghurt we ran into some sales reps passing out samples on our run can you say score?! It was a great and delicious protein punch after a great run.
Source: google images
This stuff tasted like candy but I'm a sucker for lemon anything.
After our yummy snack we killed some time at the local public library before it was time for Open Gym at children's gymnastics club. The little princess loves books so we had to check out a few and she's on a MAJOR Babar kick right now so naturally two of them had to be Babar books. Then as her reward for being such a good girl on my run it was off to Open Gym for "nyastics" as the little princess calls it. This girl loves to play on all the gymnastics equipment and bounce on all the trampolines and jump in the foam pits. I think her favorite part is the toddler room though because everything is her size and there are usually fewer kids in there than the "big" gym. 

Walking the "tight rope" she told me so
And the little prince was just as happy as can be practicing his new trick of sitting unsupported and watching his big sister have fun.
Showing off his new trick and watching his sister with a huge smile on his face he thinks she's the best thing ever (after Momma of course)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Weekly Goals | Fat Burning Monday

Workout- Rest

Sunday was sleeping in a little too late - we were late to church. Playing at home. More laundry - I finally finished updating the prince's wardrobe he has something to wear again! And dinner at my parents house.

Weekly Goals
1. Follow the weekly workout schedule
2. Drink 1/2 my body weight in ounces each day
3. Go to bed before Midnight!!!

AM workout - Fat Burning Run (30 min - see below)
Fat Burning Run
(This can be done on the treadmill but I did it outside pushing my littles)
Warm up - 5 min
Jog - 2 min
Run - 60 seconds
Walk - 2 min
Jog - 2 min
Sprint - 60 seconds
Walk - 2 min
Jog - 2 min
Sprint - 30 sec
Rest 30 sec
Sprint - 30 sec
Rest 30 sec
Sprint - 45 sec (last sprint) 
Walk - 3 min
Jog - 3 min
Cool down 4 min

PM workout - Abs & Arms (Love Your Body Arms & Abs from - I only made it through the circuit 2 times but I'm ok with it, but there is room to grow 3x is the goal

Monday we had a fun park play day at a new park near our neighborhood. In the bottom picture the princess is making grass angels because we don't get snow of course. It was fun to get out in the sun and watch my little princess play with her friends and be brave. The little prince had a good time sitting on my lap watching all the kids run free. Then he got cranky and it was time for a nap haha. 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

What we've been up to

Workout - Rest

I wasn't planning on a rest day but earlier in the week my mom gifted me a mani/ pedi while she watched my kids! So nice to be the one getting pampered for an hour. Anyway I took advantage on Monday but on my left big toe part of my cuticle was I guess cut to close and it kinda split open a little after yesterdays workout so a forced rest day for me. Oh well it's better to run healthy than keep working up an injury. I soaked my toe in hydrogen peroxide a couple times and that seems to have done the trick!

For Valentine's a bunch of my friends and I all got together at a local park with our littles for a Valentine's cookie decorating party. The kids decorated a couple sugar cookies each and then just ran free at the park for a couple hours. It was so fun. The little princess is usually so shy and timid and insists that I stay right by her the whole time. But at the party she really came out of her shell a little bit and after my friend Bessie walked her over to where her daughter A was playing (one of the the little princess' favorite friends) the little princess was off and running with the rest of the kiddos. It made me proud and a little sad at the same time my baby girl is getting big! She would of course come check on me and the little prince to update us and make sure we were watching!

Other goings on from the day included exersaucer time for the prince her sure loves that thing

A pedicure for the little princess. Her nails needed to be "so pretty" for her playdate with H and baby C tonight while my friend watched our kiddos so we could go out! We are trying out a babysitting exchange with them once a month they watch our kiddos and we watch their girls another night that month = free baby-sitting for date night one night a month.

In other news the little prince has grown out of most of his 3-6 month clothes so now it's on to the 6-9 months clothes. Which means massive mountains of laundry all over my house while I'm transitioning his entire closet and dresser from one size to the next. Its a whole lot'o laundry.

Workout - 40 min jog outside SOLO - the hubby offered to go into work late (yes he works on Saturdays way too much for my liking but someone has to pay the bills) so that I could get in a solo run!!! I ran half the time and walked the other half {I'm improving!}

Here's what my playlist looks like for runs I'm not chatting with friends during. Can I tell you how much I am loving listening to General Conference talks from the October 2013 LDS General Conference! I never feel like I am able to listen to these talks when they are given because let's face it watching conference with a toddler presents certain shall we say challenges. But listening to them while I'm running is great. I really feel like I'm able to listen and workout the messages for myself. I didn't think I'd be able to run to something other than music but it's been great. I run faster and the time passes more quickly without me noticing when I'm listening to Conference talks. So I highly recommend it!
The rest of the day was more or less business as usual around here. Still sifting through mountains of laundry! Grocery shopping. And other odds and ends around the house.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday Ramblings

Workout - Run 3 miles outside with a good friend

Thursday was a calm before the storm kind of a day. We had a full schedule for Valentine's Day including a date night for the hubby and I! So to prepare for our busy day on Valentine's we did a whole lot of nothing around the house. Some days it feels good just to get down on the ground and play with your kiddos just forgetting about the huge mountains of laundry that are threatening to eat me alive. Oh well I'll deal with them later my kiddos are only this tiny once!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Getting back on the blogging track

Sorry for the break in posting the little prince has been teething and it's kinda thrown a wrench in my blogging. Oh well life happens and teething bites we get over it and move on!

Playing catch-up

Saturday- yoga with my sister
Sunday - rest
Monday- run outside (4.5 miles) with a friend pushing the babes {I ran half and walked the other half a new record for me a mile straight of running!!}
Tuesday- 20 min leg workout love your legs and booty from
Wednesday - 20 min Love Your Body HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout for & the Total Body Love Your Body series workout from

As you can tell I've really been loving the ToneItUp workout this past week. They are so good you really work up a sweat, they are short but super effective so I can fit them in my day, like I said the little prince is teething so my days have been a little off lately.

Saturday we were able to spend some time at the park enjoying our perfect weather it had just rained and was still chilly but not to the point where you needed a heavy (for California) jacket.

Sunday was Church and family time. We celebrated all the February birthdays (there are 4 3 SIL's and 1 nephew) at Grandma and Grandpa's (the Hubby's parents) the little princess had fun picking out a gift for her cousin we got him a nerf gun. Dinner was yummy my SIL's requested stuffed shells and luckily my nephew also likes stuffed shells so he was good with the decision too. I knew there would be cake and I didn't want to be tempted so I made my own dessert that was only 4 PointsPlusWW point - recipe to come in another post.

Monday - got a text from a good friend who's training for the same 10K I'm running in March (I actually talked her into running it with me) asking if I wanted to run with her and I'm so glad she did I was actually thinking of skipping my run on monday because I haven't been sleeping well due to how restless the little prince has been because of teething. But in the end I ended up loading the kids in the stroller and joining her for a 4.5 mile hilly run (we walked the ups and ran all the downs) and it felt great. However, I did NOT drink enough water so I had a splitting heartache the rest of the day. Drink your water people when you exercise it is so so so important. Hydration is key!

Tuesday - had a day at home trying to keep my house back in order I've been in spring cleaning mode. A couple different friends came over throughout the day to go through all the old baby girl clothes that we have been storing in the garage and we getting ready to donate. So it was fun to see all the outfits the princess used to wear when she was a wee thing. Yes I did save all my absolute favorites to hand down to my sister and other sentimental reasons.

Wednesday- yesterday. We were invited to go play at the play area of a local outdoor mall to take advantage of the good weather (but we really need rain this drought is serious) and we decided to go. My little princess is so shy at first and wants to be right by my side (which i love and hate at the same time) but she eventually warmed up and was off playing with her friends and being brave all by herself. So as a reward for her bravery we got a treat from the Nordstrom e-bar while the little prince had his bottle; the princess got a fudge brownie, I got a fruit cup and she stole all my strawberries.

Weekly Goals
We will get back to weekly goals next week

But let's check in on last weeks goals
1. Go to bed at or before 11pm - half check I was better but there were still a couple nights I could have been way better and gotten off the computer and gone to bed.
2, 2 strength training workout - check. check!
3. eat fruits and veggies at every meal including snacks - fail really need to work on this one!

Friday, February 7, 2014

First mani

Workout - Love Your Body Yoga routine

Today we didn't do much just kinda hung around the house trying (unsuccessfully I might add) to get things done. It's hard to be super productive around the house with two little ones under the age of three at home. Well at least it is for me. If there are any super moms out there who have the secrets to a clean house and happy kids please fill me in! But in all our unproductive splendor I did give the little princess her first manicure. She has been asking me for a couple weeks to paint her finger nails like mommy so while her brother was napping (the poor boy he misses out on a lot of fun - not that he'd want his nails painted) I finally gave in and did her finger nails, I've been painting her toe nails since she was a baby. She was so proud to pick out the color (of course she picked pink sparkles) and sat so still on our couch while and watched her movie while she got her nails done. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Fav post running snacks

Workout - 20 min yoga video/ 7 min foam roller routine

It rained today so no run. We did a lot of playing inside today and a quick trip to Costco to stock up on some of our favorites. So I thought I'd share a couple of my newest post run/ workout snacks.

  1. I have recently discovered how great soy milk is in shakes and mixed with chocolate syrup for a great post run protein punch. Soy milk is so much thicker than fat free skim milk so it's more satisfying in a shake and post run drink. Plus the vanilla flavor is yummy alone too! So after a good run I indulge in a small glass of yummy chocolate milk. I mix 1/2 cup of vanilla silk soy mily with a couple tablespoons of chocolate syrup. Can you say  yum yum!?! 
  2. Kiwi fruit! 1 (one) cut up Kiwi fruit is the perfect tropical tasty treat that is packed with potassium to help those tired muscles recover

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Change it up | circuit training run

Workout - Circuit training run (details below)

Today I thought I would change things up a bit and make up my own circuit training run to push my muscles into fat burning mode (I hope).  There's a park near where we lives that has a paved trail around the field area that is 1/4 mile once around so that's were we headed (plus the little princess would be able to get her wiggles out after the run) So here's what I did.

Circuit Training Run:
Warm up lap at a brisk walk
Run/ jog 1 (one) lap
20 single leg front back lunges

  • Start with feet should width apart. step forward into a front lunge with your right leg. come back to center only tap your toe to the ground. with the same leg (right leg) step back into a back lunge.  come back to center. that's one rep. x20 switch sides
Run/jog 1 (one) lap
20 push ups
Run/jog 1 (one) lap
20 crunches
Run/jog 1 (one) lap
20 side lunges (each side)
Cool down lap

Feeling great!
She's always happy when the run's over and she gets to play
Keeping hydrated!!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Loving Yoga

Workout - walk/jog outside with my babes (30 min) Love Your Body with Yoga workout from

So lately I have been loving Yoga. Yoga in the morning or at night I just love it. I've been getting really tight quad muscles from all my running that I've been feeling the need to give them and all my other muscles a little extra love. So yoga fits that description perfectly. I love how you can work up such a good sweat in such a little amount of time with a good workout. I've been following and have loved every single workout from Karena and Katrina and just had to share their newest yoga video. So here you go enjoy.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Weekend Recap and Weekly Goals

Workout -  20 min yoga workout from New video ~ BEACH YOGA ☀

Saturday was a little crazy! The Hubby had to go into work super early and it was a weekend day (boo hoo | ok pity party over) so I was at home with the kiddos. It was crazy windy outside so my morning run was out. As much as I love my jogger it's like a wind sail on a windy day, I'm all for a good sweat but it's like trying to control a sailboat not a stroller ... no thanks! So it was off to the grocery store with both kiddos in tow first thing in the morning. I'm sure we were quite the sight the little process did not want to change out of her jams and I didn't want to fight her on it so to the store in jams she went. The little prince was also in warm jams but hey he's only 5 months old so it's no biggie for him. And then there was me in my yoga pants, fleece pullover (it's comfort all the way for me when it's weekend errands with the kiddos sans hubby), the process was in the stroller and the little prince got to snooze in the Ergo Baby. After groceries it was back home to actually get ready for the day, eat lunch and have a business as usual kind of day.

Workout - rest

Sunday we had church and it was fast and testimony meeting during Sacrament (one Sunday a month - usually the first Sunday our Church abstains from 2 meals and donates the money we would have spent on those meals as fast offerings to be used to help those in need feed their families and then during Sacrament meeting those wishing to do so may share their testimony). I actually really love fast and testimony Sundays I feel more refreshed than I usually do from Church on a fast sunday. After Church the Hubby helped the Deacons (12-14 yr old young men) collect fast offerings while I feed the kiddos lunch. Then it was nap time for the princes and playtime with Mommy for the princess until it was time to take a salad to make and take over to Nana and Papa's (my parents) for the Supper Bowl.

Last week's Goals
1. fill water bottles in the morning to drink more water a day - check! I ended up drinking way more water than usual woot woot
2. three (3) training runs - check! I clocked 10 miles last week (this is huge for me)
3. go to bed at or before 11pm each night - epic fail! guys I was so bad about going to bed early last week 

This Week's Goals
1. Go to bed at or before 11pm 
2, 2 strength training workout
3. eat fruits and veggies at every meal including snacks

Workout - 2.5 miles outside (jog/walk) pushing my munchkins
my selfie for the #mnbchallenge #sweatpink

post run snack I kiwi fruit Yum Yum

Friday, January 31, 2014

One of those Days | free printable


Workout - Rest (still super sore from yesterdays strength training)

Have you ever just had one of those days were you felt like things just weren't working out quite the way you'd like them to? Well that would pretty much sum up the way I felt today. No no this isn't a pity party kind of post quite the opposite really. Now that the day is over I have had an epiphany! Sure the baby may have spent a good part of the day grumpy and not napping well (translation teething bites > translation tired momma), and the little princess may have know which buttons to push today, and I may not have gotten a run in like I was hopping but sometimes you just have those kind's of day. Yes I did a lot of snacking today (my Weight Watchers Online weigh in is tomorrow morning and I'm kinda nervous), I hate days where I feel like all I did was snack. Yes I didn't drink as much water as I should have. But I did help a friend get some errands done by volunteering to watch her toddler so she just had the baby with her. Seriously people errands are a breeze with just one kiddo in tow. And I did make a healthy dinner instead of caving in to my woke-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed attitude and had the hubby bring home something. And I did get down on the floor and play with my kiddos instead of plopping them down in front of a movie the entire day (only parts of it - heehee).

So while there are a lot of things I didn't do today. There a few important things that I did do today. And you know what that's ok. Sometimes you just have those days. And when it's just one of those days I am going to try really hard to remember the following motto Pray More - worry less. I even made a printable for my picture wall (see below) to help me remember this motto. I'm not alone in this, there's a loving Father in Heaven just waiting to help ease my burdens however trivial they may seem.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Reaching Running Milestones | Toddler Hair Styles

Workout - 3 miles outside (jog/walk) with Cailtlin

And the amazing runs outside with good friends just keep on coming this week. It's been awesome! Have I mentioned how much I love to run with Cailtlin? No ... well I do she has been running way longer than I have so she really challenges me to push myself each time we go out. But she is totally not pushy about it and doesn't make me feel bad for "slowing her down." I think it's great to have friends to run with that push you and I also think it's important to be that person for someone else. 

So I feel I need to congratulate myself here on the blog I can run a full 1/4 mile pretty easily now which is a great accomplishment for me. Some people may turn up their noses at that short distance but I feel it's an accomplishment since just last week I found myself struggling to get through 90 seconds of continuos running.  So how have I done it? I think my ability to reach the running milestones I am setting for myself can be narrowed down to the following four (4) steps.

Reaching Running Milestones
1) get in 3-4 runs a week (I think trick is to just get out there and put your feet to the pavement or treadmill or whatever)
2) run/ jog intervals (ex: 60 seconds jogging, 90 seconds walk, 60 seconds jog, 90 second walk, etc.) and increase your interval lengths as 60 seconds becomes easier and easier
3) run with people who will cheer you on, celebrate your success and challenge you to do better each time
and most importantly
4) listen to your body!

And of course when you are running with a toddler make sure to reward them for being a total champ and being so patient while you get in a good run.
Running free
"Mommy it's just my size"
Keeping hydrated

My little princess loves her long hair and she loves having pretty hair as she says. Of course she doesn't always want to sit still for me to do her hair but when she can we end up with fun hairstyles like these:
Princess hair

Jasmine Ponytail

What are your running milestones? My next milestone is to be able to run 1/2 mile without stopping! I can do it I'm getting close then it's on to tackle a whole mile.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Running with friends | Sometimes you forget the mess

Workout- 3 miles outside (walk/jog) with my friend Meredith 

So this week I am totally loving running outsides with friends! When you run with friends the time just seems to pass so much faster and it's the perfect time to catch up on each other's lives. Plus when I find that I run faster and push myself harder when I'm running with someone else. Today on our run Meredith and I took turns picking landmarks that we would run to before we started the next walking interval which was really fun because it mixed things up a little. I love interval runs they really challenge me whether it is picking the interval lengths myself by just listening to my body, switching off with a friend picking the interval lengths or running listening to a training app on my phone. 

So today was a really great day with my kiddos and my house is a mess to prove it. But you know what I'm ok with it! Sometimes you just need to forget about the mess and get down on the floor and play with your kiddos. They are only this size for so long and my little princess isn't going to always think that the world revolves around me. So today my mottos was just forget the mess and let them be little. 

See here's the proof that we forgot about the mess and let toys form piles on the bedroom floor and books pile high on the changing table. But you know what it was a great day and there's always time to put my house back together later but this time when my children are little is happening now and I don't want to miss it.  I love the following quote and I'm trying to apply it more to my life:
(I found the above image on pinterest)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Longest Run Yet | Staying Hydrated | Off the beaten path

Workout - 3.89 miles outside (walk/jog) with my friend Jessica

Today felt great! It was my longest distance yet. And while I'm not able to run the whole distance yet today if it wasn't uphill we were jogging which for me is a huge improvement, and let me tell ya the hills we walked were insane! The second to last hill was 3/4 of a mile at what has to be a 45% incline! Pushing a double jogger that's a whole body workout right there people. But man did we feel accomplished when we were done. 

I just love this area we live in! It's so fun to explore with friends on these crazy runs and find new off the beaten path spots that are filled with beauty and treasures. Plus I love running outside so I'm grateful to be currently living in a location that allows me to do that pretty much year round. While the pretty scenery is great to look at and way more interesting than running a track it's also great for running with your kiddos. One thing I have learned about running with a toddler is that sometimes (most times) there has to be something in it for them. On a longer run that often means stopping half way through to let your little munchkin out of the stroller to stretch their legs and get out some of the wiggles. Which is exactly what I let the little princess do on today's long run. 

We found this cool bridge on our run

Have I mentioned how much I love this stroller?
Getting our the wiggles | running with toddlers

Have I mentioned how incredibly important it is to stay hydrated while running? No ... ok ... people you have to have to have take water with you on your runs! Especially if you are new to running! I have found this to be especially true for me. If I don't drink enough water prior to, during and right after a run I pay for it ALL day. I'm talking a major headache here. You know the kind that doesn't go away no matter how much Advil you throw at it. So drink your water while you run ... you'll thank me later. I usually try to drink 20oz or so during my run, of course this varies based on the distance of the run sometimes it's more sometimes it's less. Then after my run I make sure I drain a whole bottle of water (pictured below).
1/2 way done 1/2 full water bottle

Weekend recap | weekly goals

Workout - rest day

We had an adventurous day on Saturday with a little visit up to see my sister and her new apartment. I was fun to see her it's been 3 weeks which seems like so long because she used to live right around the corner. While we were hanging out with her we went shoe shopping at this little hole in the wall shoe store she knows of and I was able to score 4 super cute pairs of shoes for about $60.00 (remember my post here about losing all my favorite shoes because my feet grew when I was pregnant with the little prince). Can you say awesome?! You'll see them all posted up here soon I promise!

And wouldn't you know that this amazing little shop is right around the corner from Diddy Reise Cookies. Can you say yum yum? So naturally we had to stop by and grab a couple dozen (don't worry we didn't eat them all - let's just say the family my husband home teaches was really lucky this month). Of course everyone loves these cookies so stopping by means waiting in line for 20-30 minutes to order our cookies. According to the little princess it was totally worth it, she finished her cookie before we even got back to the car.
Source: google images

Workout: Rest Day

Sunday was Church and a day spent at home just relaxing and hanging out together as a family at home. We had my parents over for dinner which is always fun and the little princess spent most of the night coloring her Princess Sofia coloring book.

1. three (3) training runs - interval runs - check!
2. drink eight (8) glasses of water a day - fail I really need to work on staying more hydrated
3. two (2) strength training workouts - check!

1. fill water bottles in the morning to drink more water a day
2. three (3) training runs
3. go to bed at or before 11pm each night

What did you do over the weekend?

How did you do with your weekly goals?

Friday, January 24, 2014

Finish strong Friday

Workout - 30 min run pushing both kiddos in jogger with a good running buddy! (3 miles)

I like to finish the weeks runs on a strong note so what better way to do that than running with a friend who has run marathons! Yep I'm totally a novice compared to Caitlin but lucky for me she just had a baby too so she doesn't mind slowing down her pace for me! I love to run with Caitlin we chat, enjoy getting, pushing our babes in front of us (guys running with a jogger stroller adds a whole new level to running) and she really pushes me to do better and encourages me to make it just a little farther each time. So yea I try to get a run in with her at least once a week. 

So the little princess is such a good sport during all my runs and outdoor workouts (it's not easy when your 2 1/2!) that I usually try to reward her with something fun she can do as soon as I'm done at the location of my run. Today that meant that she got to get out of the stroller and play on the circuit workout stations they have set up around the lake we ran today. Which for her translated into walking a tight rope (we really like JoJo's Circus on Netflix at our house right now). 

Once we got home for our adventures of the morning it was time for another one of my favorite post-run snacks 1/2 an avocado drizzled with a really good balsamic vinegar, salt and peppered to taste. Yum Yum!

Do you run with a jogging stroller? 
What's your jogger of choice?
I have a love affair going on with my City Mini Double right now it's so compact and light it can live in the back of my car - which is good because we only have a single car garage.