It’s About Time, Tiger Trail and a Protein Frosting Recipe


Finally managed to get up early this morning to get my run in before the day started. It was about time. I’ve really lost count of how many times I’ve pressed the snooze button over the past two weeks. It’s so hard to back on the early morning running train. Man does it feel good to be done with a run before 7:00 am though.

Maybe my encouraging words helped.

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Actually, I think it was more motivated by my new treadmill entertainment of Orange is the New Black.

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My new shoes were just dry enough. Ha.

I taught a spin class this morning and then played with the boys in the pool a bit afterwards.

We came up with a new way to pool run. It’s called “taxi”. I pick them up for a ride and slowing run my way to the destination of their choosing.

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I didn’t actually do any laps, but I might have to give it a try sometime.


Last night I finally put my spouse pass to The Safari Park to good use and took the boys to check out the new Tiger Trail exhibit.

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It was so awesome. I had heard it was cool, but I mean it was REALLY cool.

Here’s a little photo tour for you.

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They even have a little instagram contest going on.

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After our long day yesterday, a simple Yasso bar wasn’t enough for dessert so I had to follow it up with a cookies and cream Quest Bar.

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I know you’re not supposed to eat in bed, but man, I would so much rather be in pajamas eating dessert in bed than trying to do work late at night. I think I’m making this a permanent change.

Subbing in dessert for computer time. Sounds like a win win.



Among other things I’m eating at the moment, I’m digging this new nondairy protein frosting I just made with this Vega Sport vanilla protein powder. I got a big jug of this goodness in the mail the other day.


I wasn’t ambitious enough to make a blueberry protein muffin, so I decided to try to whip up a little healthy frosting instead.

I also needed an alternative for the huge amounts of nut butter I’ve been consuming on top of brown rice cakes lately. Serving sizes are just way too small when it comes to things like nut butter, aren’t they?

Here’s my little snack creation.



Okay, I’m off.

I’m going to suck down this drink and the boys have a little dance class. Should be fun.

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In the drink of the day:

Orange Emergen-C packet, 1 teaspoon gelatin, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and Good Earth Sweet and Spicy herbal tea.


Last couple of hours to enter the Emergen-C 3-month supply GIVEAWAY. It ends at midnight tonight!

Enter here.


Have a good one!

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  1. 1

    Oh my gosh that exhibit is AMAZING. My 3 year old nephew was just here and he would have loved something like that.

  2. 2

    Love, love, love the pictures of the boys and the tiger. So cool!

  3. 3

    The Tiger Trail looks SO cool! Looks like you guys had a great time!

    Side note: I bought my first jar of PB2 today (I was really surprised that my normal grocery store had it). I’m pretty excited to try it out! :)

  4. 4
    Tess says:

    WOW! What a fun day….the tigers are amazing creatures! WOW! What a delicious desert…..thanks for sharing, yum.

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    elizabeth says:

    I sometimes eat a lot of rice cakes with almond butter and pomegranate raspberry jam, I like the thin cakes, but am out right now. I made a double of your frosting and ate it with some with plum slices, then this morning I added milk to the jar and ate it with more plum and some rice chex.

  6. 6

    The tiger trail looks so fun and I need to try that vanilla frosting! Sounds like the perfect thing to dip apples in or just eat with a spoon:)

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