I’m Kinda Lost Right Now…

Happy Thursday everyone. My featured photo is one my friend sent me this morning. It thrills toΒ know they saw it and thought of me and my passion. ❀ It’s afternoon snack time. I’m savoring tiny bites of (full fat) plain … Continue reading

Steamy Mug of Fluid Time and the 2nd Half of Labor Day Weekend

We all have our rituals… Some need coffee before spoken to. Some need a shower and a sweat. Some need to take off their shoes immediately after work to relieve stress. So on and so forth. I personally need coffee … Continue reading

Draaaagin My Stumps For A Long Run

I ran 24 miles today. Before I go into that, I need to back up a minute to let you know that Tuesday is lower body day at CrossFit and I did 5 rounds for time of 15 Snatches, 15 … Continue reading

The Ultimate Distraction: Books and Facebook

I mourned the death of a series… I hate when they end. My friend loaned me her favorite series (The Wayfarer Series) MONTHS ago. I couldn’t seem to pick it up. I read a book that my brother shared with … Continue reading

Woke Up With Too Much Awesome Today!

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Today started with peanut butter toast, chia seeds, and a banana with a glass of almond milk while reading the remainder of my amazing book that I already gushed about on my previous post today… 3 hours flew by as I was engrossed in that…

Forgive the fuzzy picture, my iPhone has taken a beating, but this looks like good conditions for a good midday run, right? I get that you can’t see the temperature, but I chose to ignore the 77 degree temperature. I honestly went out there with a good attitude. I even skipped the music today (GASP!). I was out there to listen to my footfalls and not only smile at other runners/walkers but to hear them say hello.Image

I found this wild creature. Three of them actually. One was black and I had to sprint past it before I took it home and named it Bagheera…

I took the scenic route through the woods for two (almost) one mi loops. It’s hilly and interesting back there. I was sweating profusely and panting like I was working hard so I thought I was practically flying.

I didn’t look until I was done. I don’t know what I was expecting… but it wasn’t this.

ImageI’m not disappointed. Okay, so maybe a little. You would understand why I was if you had seen how much I was sweating. oh wait! I have evidence

ImageThere you go… Those are beads of sweat. 9min/mi doesn’t usually destroy me like that! My hair was wet! haha. Oh well. It doesn’t matter. I got out there and got my shit done.

^— See that part not around the lake? I smiled when I saw that it was shaped like a fish. That was the forest part.

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This lady was suffering out there with me. She was getting work done out there. I think she might have finished right about 3mi herself. Kudos to her for bringing the toddler and newborn and getting work done.

I walked back to my car. Did some stretching and have discovered that when I finally add in hill repeats, I have found a good hill…. ImageI don’t look forward to it.

I have never done hill repeats. I have always crammed training in. I’m kinda ADHD about this stuff…

—-> It’s a short but steep hill, I think it would be a good start… THOUGHTS?

I had a late lunch, played fetch with the puppy, and then the hubby came home early from work! I napped on him and afterwards we watched an episode of Supernatural before heading over to the box to get out strong on.

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It was a good interval type wod. 5 3min AMRAPs with 3 min of rest afterwards. 5 Hang Power Snatch, 10 Knees To Elbow, and 20 Double Unders (I can’t do them yet so I do 3 singles for each rep. I did 60 singles to equate the effort of 20 double unders) Folks. I worked my stinkin a$$ off tonight. I was POURING sweat (clearly I woke up this morning with too much awesome and it came out my pores). My snatch is ugly. I need some help with them, but they did get better as we went along. As well they should considering I completed 117 of them.

All in all, today has been good to me.

FiReCRaCKeR CHiCKeN

Looking to make something for dinner… maybe a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy and a whole lot of yum?

ImageDoes that make your mouth water? Well, it should. It’s fresh out of the oven and all kinds of boiling lava hot (noooooo I didn’t burn my tongue 3-4 times trying to taste it…. haha). Well, you’re in luck, I happen to have the recipe too! πŸ˜‰

ImageI fell in love immediately, I was so in love that I went ahead and copied it down into the “Palatable Dynamite” notebook I have for go-to recipes that make our tummies smile. πŸ™‚ Give it a go and let me know what you think!

I know it isn’t Paleo, I’m considering making it with almond or another flour next time. Does anyone have any opinions or suggestions?!