Workout today was seven easy miles on the treadmill.
I’m trying to be patient and smart and look at the bigger picture. Obviously two things I’m really great at. Ha ha.
I taught a spin class afterwards at the gym and lately I’ve been ending every class with Fix You by Coldplay as the cool down song. Dang I love it.
Here’s a couple of items to share with you really quickly.
My new jam obsession really isn’t that different from my blueberry chia jam. I guess it’s not that different, but I add frozen dark sweet cherries into the mix before microwaving so it’s an antioxidant filled blueberry cherry chia jam.
Here’s how to whip up a quick batch of this jam yourself. That way you have a healthy version to turn to instead of consuming an entire jar of Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter. I’m not saying there isn’t a time and place for that though. Ha ha.
Blueberry Cherry Chia Jam
1/2 cup mix of frozen berries and cherries (70 g)
1 tablespoon of chia (7-10 g)
optional sweetener to taste- honey, maple syrup, stevia, etc.
1- 2 teaspoons water (if needed)
Put frozen berries and cherries and chia in small microwaveable dish. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir and if needed add 1-2 teaspoons of water.
Microwave for an additional 30-60 seconds.
Stir and let sit for 10-20 minutes.
*You can also cover and let it sit in the refrigerator longer or overnight.
Yep. Try it. I’m actually going to try a spicy version next. I think I can just add a few crushed red pepper flakes or something for a little kick, right?
I had to try one out right away so I could share the scoop on it and it was darn fabulous.
Chunks of chocolate and graham. Mmm hmm…
I’m not a huge fan that it has sucralose in it, but oh well. It’s right up there with my other favorite Quest Bar flavors (chocolate chip cookie dough and cookies and cream) that have it in there too.
I had a fun little project for the upcoming holidays that involved some of my favorite running gear.
I wrote up my Runner Holiday Gift List with all my favorite Mizuno products.
We figured that people who weren’t too familiar with running might need a guide to know what to get their friend or family member that’s a runner, so I did a round up of all my favorite go to gear. You really can’t go wrong with any of them in my opinion. Ha ha.
Here’s the post.
Okay so since we’ve been talking journals and planners lately, and because I’m ridiculously excited about this, I have to share.
I got my custom family planner I ordered the other week from ErinCondren.com.
I wasn’t sure if it would live up to the hefty price I paid, but man it comes with a lot of stuff and I really like how it’s personalized and how everything is all laid out.
I don’t have too much time to go over all of the awesome features of this planner and really, let’s be honest, I should be getting it ready and planning IN it rather than writing ABOUT it, but here’s a few pictures of all the fun.
So much cool stuff, right?
Okay, well, I’m off and may just be off for a few days because the next couple of days are all about family time.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones. I hope you treasure every single moment!
We are thankful for YOU!
I’ve been taking these Brock Beauty Hairfinity vitamins for the past couple of months.
I was sent a 90 day supply to take and review. I’m all about anything that will help my hair get stronger and thicker. In fact I think I was in high school when my friend told me to take extra B vitamins to help my hair grow. My hair is thin and fine and always has been so I’m always looking for something to try to help it out a bit.
They have a lot of testimonials on their website (you can see them here).
When I was spending the night at my friend’s house the other week before the Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon she informed me that these were the exact same vitamins that Kim Kardashian takes for her gorgeous long hair. She even posted her secret on Instagram.
Hairfinity is a nutritional supplement formulated with essential nutrients for healthy hair. This hair specific formula contains Vitamins A, C, and D, a B-Vitamin Complex, Biotin, MSM, and more. Hairfinity is clinically proven to increase the hair growth rate by 155% while decreasing shedding. Two capsules are taken per day, and each bottle contains a one-month supply.
Here’s a few pictures from the first day I started taking the vitamins. I do know that I should try to use a hair dryer or straightener sometime to make my hair look presentable, but usually I just let me hair air dry.
I’ve noticed a few things over the past few months of taking these vitamins.
My hair is definitely softer and smoother. It also seems thicker. I’m not sure how much longer it’s gotten since I’ve had it trimmed once and it’s pretty long so it’s hard to tell.
It definitely feels healthier and when I just got it highlighted the other week, it didn’t dry out nearly as much as it used to.
I’ve also noticed that not as much hair falls out in the shower when I’m washing it. I know you ladies know what I’m talking about, right?
I tried to take some testimonial pictures at home, but they didn’t turn out that well.
Ha ha. So I asked Andrew to take some for me when we were at LEGOLAND the other day.
I even tried a couple more pictures at home for you.
I feel like the results are definitely noticeable.
In fact, just this morning I was thinking that my hair felt so much smoother and softer than it used to.
It’s funny how I never was one to think I wanted to take specific hair vitamins since I already take a multivitamin, but Hairfinity has me hooked.
Have you ever taken any kind of hair vitamins? If so, did you notice a difference?
Well good morning. I had my first little speed workout today with the new training plan. Can’t say I was overly excited to attempt speed work since I haven’t done any in goodness knows when. *Edit- I was just corrected by my coach, this is not speed work, it’s “quality aerobic work” and the [...]
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Well Beavis. Itried to write a quickie little blog post in flight on the way to Vegas, but somehow it didn’t quite work out as planned from my phone. Go figure. I’ve only been here for less than 20 minutes and I’m already $8 in the hole. Ha. I have no clue what [...]
I’m a little late on this flashback Friday edition, but my little project of organizing the pantry this morning turned into an all day event. Not to mention I really should be packing for the weekend festivities. Oh, which reminds me. If you’re going to be in town for Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas [...]