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I always have so much I want to share after the weekend. It’s so much easier for me to talk about the daily happenings over instead of planning out a post about a specific topic (like I really should do). I try to hold back and not put it all out there though. It might just bore you to tears.
So…. I’ll try to make this brief, like Cliff Note style brief because I don’t want you to fall asleep reading this or anything. (Side note- I was the Cliff Note queen in high school.) Not to mention my “office hours” have been cut short lately by some silly toddlers.
While Grandma D and Papap were here installing a new ceiling fan with some “help” yesterday
I snuck out for a little run.
I ran 7 miles outside in the summer heat and finally got to break in my new Mizuno Nirvana shoes (and show you a nice shot of my armpit).
Later on during naptime I got on the treadmill for a bit and watched the rest of that movie. The only reason I ran as many miles as I did (17 total) was in case I won a free entry to the San Francisco Marathon at the end of the month. I’m not sure if I did, but the fact that it’s only 4 weeks away made me feel like I had to go long just in case I’m in.
Since my last confession post seemed to go over pretty well, I thought I’d try it again.
We went to a little party Saturday night. I applied my make up in the car during the 5 minute drive to the party. My eye shadow is at least 10 years old. I’m thinking it’s more like 12 or 13. I’m really surprised I don’t get a rash.
Instead of taking pictures with my cute best friend that I rarely see or her mom who the party was for like I should have, the class act that we are just snapped a couple of ourselves on the way out.
Um…… yeah. Let’s hope my shirt wasn’t like that the entire party. So inappropriate. I have a thing lately for going out in public inappropriately dressed. And yes, I wore my spanx to the party. I wear them everywhere I can.
I ate this Snickers marathon protein bar the other day in that car which was not dairy free, but it was mighty tasty.
I also fed the boys these veggie corndogs for lunch that same day, also in the car.
Some mornings I’m super pressed for time and really in need of caffeine (like right now). On mornings like these I reach for instant espresso. Today I’m going for this one and opening up yet another new Torani sugar free syrup to try out in place of the others in my perfect summer mocha.
I get this espresso from Target for about $5. Oh look it was on special the other week.
Someone looks like he’s in a great mood this morning in the background. Ha.
Lately I’m craving it every single night.
Last week I stopped at the store to purchase my favorite cocoa powder only, but got a little distracted.
My basket ended up looking a little like this.
Yes, the Smucker’s sugar free jam was on sale too. I need a little variety for my breakfast STUFTwich.
I have really ugly feet, but I can do cool tricks with them.
This was a heart I tried to make for my big Mizuno giveaway post, but it didn’t make the cut. I didn’t want to scare people away.
Cute though, huh?
Lastly, I don’t have a picture, but just thought you should know that the boys and I polished off a large Papa John’s pizza all by ourselves last night. STUFT Daddy had a different pizza. I had intended on cooking Chinese food, but we ordered pizza instead. They ate the plain cheese half and I ate the cheese less veggie half with added chicken and jalapeños. I eat my veggie pizza like this (if you’re dying to see a picture of cheep cheese less pizza loaded with peppers and “nooch”).
I create food things in the kitchen like nobody’s business. I’m not sure why. It’s either my short attention span, the fact that my mind is always coming up with new ideas or just another way to procrastinate and not do the laundry (or our family budget).
But…. I have a couple more for you.
I made the biggest pumpkin versions of the green microwave muffin ever yesterday. I made this one for the boys using some pancake mix.
I know, I’m so selfish. It even ended up looking like this.
Ginormous Green Pumpkin Microwave Muffin
serves one hungry mama
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup egg substitute
handful of spinach
2-4 tablespoons nondairy milk
2 teaspoons chia (10-15 grams)
3 tablespoons coconut flour (21 grams)
2 sweetener packets (I use Splenda or stevia)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
splash of vanilla
cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg (optional) to taste
Blend spinach with the egg substitute. (I use the Magic Bullet.) Combine all ingredients and pour into large mug sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
Microwave for 5 minutes (or so).
Top with nut butter and/or berries of choice.
It was amazing friends.
I also made a new dressing yesterday for my salad at lunch.
I took Kristi’s ACVM dressing from yesterday and subbed in a teaspoon of sugar free relish for some of the apple cider vinegar.
(1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon ground mustard, 1 teaspoon relish)
I put it on some romaine, sprinkled it with some Trader Joe’s everyday seasoning, added a pack of tuna (since I hoarded a bunch from the marathon expo) and topped it with these two little gems from my plants outside.
Yep, a Serrano and a jalapeño.
Oh, you want to see my plants really quick?
I can’t wait for this baby to get some chilies on it.
Can you guess what kind of chilies? He he.
Oh, the salad. Here it is.
I also created what might be the best post race electrolyte replacement drink ever.
I’m not going to hide the fact that I have a thing for Coke Zero.
I love it, especially in the summer, but try to limit my consumption for when I really “need” one.
Yesterday after my two runs I created this instead.
Mama’s Vanilla Kona cola
1 tab Kona Cola nuun
1 tablespoon sugar free vanilla syrup
It was the perfect vanilla coke tasting electrolyte drink ever. I’m pretty sure I chugged it down in 30 seconds or so. And I followed it with some protein cookie dough with peanut butter.
Can you believe it’s freaking July? What the heck?