So, the boys keep asking if you all have read their recap of the race with Papap. They’re pretty proud of their racing and writing skills. Ha.
I hopped on the treadmill early this morning. For some reason everyone wanted to be up early today. Gotta love those mornings, right?
The run felt really good for some reason. I started out at an 8:20 pace, but then picked it up twice towards the second half (8 minutes followed by 3 minutes recovery and then for 9 minutes followed be easy jog until the end).
I felt a little pressure since this guy was hanging out on the mill.
Left quite a bit of sweat on there.
It was the perfect start to the day.
Yesterday we went to Trader Joe’s. Don’t mind the outfit, we were still partially in our race gear.
I spotted this.
I remember they had this last year, but ran out before I could get my hands on any. Not this year. I bought five of these little Smoked Ghost Chilies grinders.
Oh heck yes.
I’ve already been putting it on just about everything. Last night it went on roasted brussel sprouts and a few other things.
Oh and those Sangria artichokes, well, I made them last night for dinner too. I followed the directions for a change.
When I steamed them though I put garlic and sea salt in the water. It made them so darn good.
I also made this buffalo burger recipe from Food.com. Well, I just put the patties together with the ingredients and then had Andrew grill them. They were awesome.
So I just have to share a couple of moments that went down today.
Mondays are hectic, but we have a little time in the afternoon before I leave to go to teach.
Today the boys and I took full advantage of our little time to have a picnic on their fort.
Leftover buffalo burgers with spicy roasted jicama chips and guacamole.
It was so fun to just hang out. Sometimes I need to just remind myself to slow down and take advantage little chunks of time like that to just be in the moment.
I taught some classes at the gym tonight. My last one was done at 7:30 pm. It was a darn long day and I’m always a bit of a mess at the end of my marathon Mondays.
“Wait. What just happened? Is class over?”
Since we were down to our last roll of toilet paper at home, I thought I’d make a quick stop.
How in the heck did that happen? Oops.
Yeah, that moment when you realize you have no business shopping when you’re tired and hungry and have been craving kabocha for like a week.
Now we’re all stocked up on TP and kabocha.
And, this moment didn’t happen today, but ones like it happen often. One of my most favorite things to do is watch the boys and Andrew when they’re outside working (or playing or whatever).
It makes me feel like the luckiest person in the world. I love it.
And that moment when you decide enough is enough for the night and it’s time to go to bed, well, that’s happening right about now.
Hope you had a wonderful day or if you’re reading this tomorrow, I hope your Tuesday is fabulous.
Have you tried that Smoked Ghost Chilies grinder from Trader Joe’s? I actually like a lot of their other grinders too now that I think about it.
What’s one of your favorite moments you’ve had recently?