Bring on October- Sharing is Caring


Okay, so my primary goal is to get this post up while it’s still October 1st.

I still don’t have my specific goals written down. I’m working on it. But I do have random things to share and well, how shall I say it, “dump” on you.

Hopefully you will find something that might be useful. Sharing is caring (even if it’s dump style).


So I loved getting my workout in first thing this morning. I taught a BOSU class later in the day, but man when 6 pm rolled around I was done. I am done actually so this post is going to need a little help I’m sure. Ha ha.

Let’s do eats first. I know I said I was tired of dinners in my last post. I am. Or maybe I’ve just gotten lazy. Who knows, but I’m taking dinner back this month. I want to try to make at least one new healthy, family friendly meal a week.

I need some easy things though. I don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen, you know? I do enough of that already.


The Runner’s World Cookbook was released today and I’m very impressed with how many good looking recipes they have in there. Not sure which one I’m going to try first, but I have quite a few Post-Its marking up some pages.


They even have a Quick Bites show on the website with some nutrition tips and recipes from the book. Pretty cool. I secretly wish it was me in the video, but hey, someday, right? Dang that reminds me, it’s been forever since the boys and I have done a STUFT in the Kitchen video. We really need to get on that, don’t we?


While I’ve been bored with dinner, breakfasts are always a huge deal around here. I’ve been doing them up pretty darn well I’d say.


Scrambled egg whites mixed with real eggs in coconut oil with spinach and Trader Joe’s turkey bacon. Delicata and roasted kabocha squash on the side. Lately I’ve just been roasting squash with pink sea salt and sometimes cinnamon. It goes a bit better with not so sweet breakfasts.

I’ve been liking delicata squash lately too. They have it a Trader Joe’s priced per squash (so find the biggest ones) and you can roast it up just like kabocha and eat the skin and all. It’s even a little easier to cut.


Lunches are pretty great too (when I have room to breath and eat). Today it was a late snack/lunch (since I had two breakfasts). He he.


Canned tuna with spicy Mrs. Dash seasoning and some California Chili sauce with homemade guacamole and carrots and jicama sprinkled with Slap Ya Mama.


Did you know you can freeze avocados?

I have a bunch of sliced avocados in the freezer for smoothies (like the chocolate salad milkshake), but I decided to defrost a few in the microwave today. It worked marvelously.


50% power for 1 minute and they were good to go.

Who knew?


Okay, enough food chat. I promise I won’t talk food again until I give you the new plantain muffin (or cake, whatever) recipe. Oh man is it good.


I’ve got a lot I want to work on this month. No surprise there. Trying to focus on just a few though.

I want to start he mornings a little calmer and really be ready for the day both mentally and physically. That means going to bed a little earlier, waking up a little earlier and taking time to focus on things that really matter first thing.


No rolling over in bed and checking my phone. No worrying about what’s happening for the day or all the things I “have” to do.

Just some quiet time with this book (and coffee).


And no worrying for the next day. I’m going to focus on living each day abundantly. I’m going to enjoy the journey each new day brings.

Time to leave future concerns and stress up to Someone else. Sounds so easy, but yet, it’s just not sometimes, is it?


October is also going to be the month of friends and family. It’s going to be a crazy month with traveling and races starting in a couple weeks when Mizuno Marathon Mezamashii Week starts, so when I am home and do have time I’m going to focus on being WITH family and friends in the moment as much as I can.

Again, easier said than done, but I’m working on it.


Oh and, I’ve been doing some “pinning” lately on Pinterest.  I found my “Fall” board from last year that has one pin. One. Nice. I’ve got to add to that a bit with all the “Fall” fun activities. Yes?

I want to make a “Fall” bucket list.


Last two things before I go to bed. (Yep, going to bed at 10 pm tonight. Making some changes friends.)


Just today FitFluential Ambassador applications opened up again. I can’t tell you how many amazing opportunities, campaigns and experiences I’ve gotten through FitFluential. They’re just now going global and there’s so much more to come.

You can apply and get more information here.


And the lovely Nicole sent this video to a group of us and I just HAD to share it. Freaking hilarious.

8 Stages of Marathon Running


Have a good one!


*Still time to enter the Reebok Nano Speed shoe giveaway!


How was your first day of October?

Do you have a favorite cookbook?

Have you ever frozen avocados?

What’s on your Fall bucket list?

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  1. 1
    Tess says:

    No Kidding, I just bought a Trader Joe’s Delicata squash yesterday, roasted it up last night and it was Delish!!! Love the Fall goals especially the one about living in the moment!!! I pledge to REALLY try hard on that one. Have a fabulous fall day!

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    Laura says:

    On my bucket list: run three races in one weekend (17 days away….wow!!). It was too warm today for October. Fall weather is the best….80 degree weather, please go away!!! But other than that, I can’t complain about October. It’s going to be an awesome month 🙂

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    Kathy says:

    I waas kind of wondering what to do with my VERY RIPE avocados I have in my kitchen right now….I may be tossing them in the freezer to see how it goes…

  4. 4

    I am right now reading through the Practical Paleo book. I am not paleo but I am loving the recipes and really looking forward to trying some of them out!

  5. 5
    Kim says:

    Loved that video – pretty sure I will go through all of those and then some during my 50 next weekend.
    And, I love cookbooks in general – gonna have to get the Runner’s World one for sure!

  6. 6
    Nicole says:

    You’re so sweet and awesome 🙂 Glad you liked the video!

  7. 7
    Elizabeth says:

    I’m loving It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow. Really yummy and mostly pretty easy recipes! Jesus Calling rocks!

  8. 8

    I think some of those breakfasts look good for dinner!!! AND I love Mrs. Dash!!! I by the cheaper Costco no salt seasoning but love the Mrs. Dash flavors – found them years ago when they only had a couple flavors! 🙂

    I agree – the slow down & the focus on being in the moment & leaving all else behind is harder than it sounds! I am toying with taking time off as we get closer to year end.. we shall see! 🙂

  9. 9

    HA! That video. Funniest thing I’ve seen all day. The halfway point was just the best.

    I vote for some STUFT Mama videos with the boys! 😀

  10. 10
    morgan says:

    I bought, on a whim, a Red Kuri squash the other day & I found it to be really tasty!

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    Soooo, two things on this year’s fall board?

  12. 12

    I honestly use Pinterest for my recipes lately and that is rarely. Like you most of my meals are throw it all together and top with nut butter or hot spices or both, it just depends on how I am feeling. I want to work more on disconnecting and enjoying what is around me, especially now that the temperatures are cooling down…sort of. Also toying with running the Houston 1/2 marathon at the end of the month. XOXO

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    Beth says:

    Kristin, what temp and for how long do you roast your delicate squash? Thanks. I can’t find kabocha squash anywhere. Not even Whole Foods. 🙁

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    chat random says:

    Great info. Lucky me I ran across your blog by chance (stumbleupon).
    I’ve book marked it for later!


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