Oh my gosh, not sure about how the weather is where you are, but it’s totally feeling like spring over here. I feel bad being excited about it since I know there are so many dealing with unfortunate weather this year, but spring is in the air.
Yesterday was a full rest day. I haven’t been running much since the marathon last weekend, but I didn’t really get a chance to slow down with teaching my classes and everything so yesterday was a rest day.
It was also a special day and all and we had some things to do.
Not on the list, but we also stole some toilet paper from Papap and Grandma since we were down to our last roll in the house. Just another reason to love that they live only a mile away from us.
Our planned activities included a trip to La Jolla.
We’ve actually had a couple low key birthday celebrations at home also.
Another reason to order take out sushi is so you can have a cold beverage and eat sushi on the couch.
It was actually the first time we’ve ever done that, but it was awesome.
Our second night of birthday celebrating didn’t turn out so well.
I like to blame Kitty for a lot of things, but this time it really was his fault.
He not only knocked over the wine glass, but somehow managed to leave a red wine trail all over the house. Yeah, good times.
Andrew and Kitty do not get along, and well, this was just another reason why they are not friends.
I got a beautiful shipment of colorful produce from Frieda’s the other day.
I’m super excited about the cauliflower. I have to confess though, I think those are potatoes, but I’m not 100% certain. Can anyone help me out? I’ve never seen them like that before, but I need to know.
Mmmm…. can’t wait to roast those up and I might try to make some cauliflower tortillas. I saw a recipe somewhere. We’ll see if I can find it. Yes, one more reason to experiment. Ha.
We got some Ratio Bars sent to us to review and sample recently also.
I’m pretty picky about the bars I like and will eat, but the fact that these are gluten free, non-GMO, don’t have soy protein and are made with hormone free whey protein made we want to see what they’re all about.
They come in two sizes and the whole “ratio” thing is the protein to carbs ratio in the specific bar. (It took me a little bit to figure that out, but it clearly says it on the package. Ha.)
I was quick to try out the Cake Batter flavor.
(You can get the full nutritional information on their website here.)
It was okay. Not exactly the cake batter taste I thought it would be, but it wasn’t bad and it had a lot of protein packed in one little bar.
I did really like the Peanut Butter Cup one though.
Yeah, I had some helpers with the taste testing
and the four of us fought over that one a bit. It was like dessert. Yum.
I have a couple other flavors to try out, but I’m saving them since I really don’t do bars on a daily basis.
While I’m talking food though I might as well show you my breakfast.
I forgot how good and easy this is.
I also forgot my coffee on the counter and now it’s cold. Beavis. That happens at least once a day over here.
But hey, just one more reason to be thankful we now have a new working microwave WITH a handle.
I know, right? Moving on up.
Okay, I’m off for a little run. That’s the thing about taking easy weeks and making sure you get rest days, then you get that much more excited to go for a run and get back into training. I love that.
I also love this Mizuno video. Seriously, it just doesn’t get old. Just another reason to get out there and run (or walk, or whatever). It can transform you.
Just do it!
I’ll leave you with this reading from the boys’ devotional last night.
The boys never want to wash their hair. We do, but there’s always a reason why they don’t want soap in their hair every night.
But….. what I really like is how it says to take care of your body and eat food that is good for you because this is the body God gave you. He wants you to take good care of it. Sometimes I forget to think of it that way. I feel like if I make bad decisions about what I do or what I put in my body, it only affects me, but truth is, it doesn’t. Our bodies and the things that our bodies can do are gifts, so we better treat them that way. It’s our job to take good care of them.
Just my deep thought for the day.
Have a great rest of your weekend!
If you could so kindly help me out though…..
Are these potatoes from my Frieda’s shipment? Someone please help me. Maybe they’re a special kind or something?
Please tell me I’m not the only one who either has to steal toilet paper from her parents and/or has to warm up the same coffee at least twice every day.
Just curious- do you prefer to eat sushi at home or at a restaurant?