A quick little 4.24 mile run in the morning. Yeah the one that I snuck out for and conveniently ended up at Starbucks.
Sported my pink Inspires for the little run.
I was totally thinking how lucky I was to be able to run and check out the scenery.
It’s a gift I tell ya. A gift that gets just that much better when it ends properly.
Random thought- according to my MCM training plan, that my “easy” runs are supposed to be at an 8:20-9:00 pace, but since I haven’t really run in that long, that pace doesn’t quite seem that “easy” these days. I wonder how long it will take to get back. Hmmm….
I took it upon myself to do the whole room delivery thing. I really wish Starbucks would start a delivery service though. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
Oh, I taught a HIIT class and a strength training class at the gym last night too. Almost forgot about that.
Which reminds me, Ammie asked if I had any other resistance band workouts. I have this OLD video I made with my favorite 6 upper body moves to do with a resistance band. Still my favorite moves, but a pretty funny old video. Dang the boys were so little.
“Ghosting—aka the Irish goodbye, the French exit, and any number of other vaguely ethnophobic terms—refers to leaving a social gathering without saying your farewells. One moment you’re at the bar, or the house party, or the Sunday morning wedding brunch. The next moment you’re gone. In the manner of a ghost. “Where’d he go?” your friends might wonder. But—and this is key—they probably won’t even notice that you’ve left.”
That’s just funny, right?
Well, I won’t bore you with telling you all about our anniversary adventures, but I will photo dump them on you. Here you go. Our 20 hour getaway.
I got some comments in instagram about the sign in the background. Well, yes, we went there, but The Strip Club is a STEAK place. A fabulous one that we’ve been to many times before and has the best martinis ever,
some pretty interesting artwork
and grills where you grill your own steak.
Let me just say that Andrew made the best steak ever.
Oh, and obviously since we were celebrating a special occasion ice cream was involved.
Hands down my favorite ice cream sundaes are Ghirardelli ones.
That was really fun to eat. The first ice cream I’ve had since the whole STUFT Detox thing. I loved every single spoonful.
Okay, so I have to confess a little something to you.
The other day I had just put the boys’ lunches in front of them. I was proud. There was salad, fruit, a whole wheat grilled cheese sandwich, etc.
Whelp, Joaquin started screaming at the top of his lungs “I don’t like salad! I said I don’t like salad!”
I did a really good job for a long time having the boys love salad and kale chips and apple slices with their lunch.
I went wrong somewhere recently. We’ve been too busy and I haven’t put as much thought and care into their lunches. I’ve dropped the ball a bit and I swear it only takes a few meals without vegetables to make them not want vegetables anymore.
Not okay at all.
So, I’m taking things back this month.
Yep, just like the whole green eggs thing, we’re mixing in the veggies where ever we can.
Like this smoothie that has been happening pretty much every day since the salad screaming incident.
It’s pretty much the same as the STUFT Tots Chocolate “Milkshake", only better.
The Toddler Chocolate Salad Milkshake
1 frozen banana
1/2 frozen avocado (You could use fresh too)
handful of fresh spinach or kale
1- 11/2 cups low fat milk
1 tablespoon agave
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Blend it all together and serve.
I’ve been trying to have the boys help me make this particular smoothie so they see the vegetables go in it. I want them to know that they’re there and that they taste good. Some days it goes over better than others. If they’re in a mood, well, then I have to get a little sneaky and not have them help. It all depends on the day.
So, Joaquin, you can say you don’t want salad, but kiddo, you’ll get getting your vegetables one way of the other.
Oh yes you will.
Okay. That does it for me friends.
Have a good one! Happy Friday!
Ever been to a restaurant where you grill your own food?
Do you have a favorite ice cream sundae place?
Veggies is smoothies- yay or nay?