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Running Thoughts, Being Wishy Washy and Purple Goodness for Days

Running Thoughts, Being Wishy Washy and Purple Goodness for Days


Happy Saturday friends.

Still no 2014 recap. I think I avoid recaps because I seem to always be a mess by the end of the year or maybe I just don’t want to revisit my mess ups. I still can’t figure it out, but I’m okay with it. Maybe once I actually do get to a recap I’ll have that “ah ha” moment as to why I don’t really do them.


For right now though we’re just looking ahead to this year. It’s already off to a great start and I can’t wait to see what’s really in store.


Yesterday I woke up and felt like going for a longer run. I told Andrew that I hadn’t felt like that in such a long time that I better take advantage of it. It was a rare day that I could go and have the morning to run by myself so that’s exactly what I did.

I didn’t do it right away though because it was darn chilly here for Southern California. Obviously I started the day with an egg white, Vega One and Silk almondmilk.

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Kind of silly and I did indeed have to double fist with really hot coffee. The boys were smarter and requested hot cocoa.

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By the way, a little unsweetened cocoa powder, honey and milk makes the perfect kid friendly hot cocoa. Oh and I totally just tried to crop the above picture so you couldn’t see the dirty counter top. Ha ha. Keeping it real.


So, I got a really late start to my run, but we didn’t have much on the schedule so it didn’t matter. The weather was beautiful and holy cow it was the exact “running therapy” session that I needed.

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I wend slow and stopped a few times. Obviously I had to take a picture with this Christmas tree.

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So serious.

Actually I was deep in thought the majority of the run.

I was getting frustrated with myself for always being wishy washy about stuff. About everything really- running goals, life, etc.

Things are going to be different this year with being back to work full-time. I feel like the time I have besides work really needs to be devoted to family. Sure, I have some big running goals, and one day I really want to be super fast and the next day I just want to run to love it and enjoy it and run races all over the place.

What I did realize yesterday though while I was running is that I’d MUCH rather be slow, just love running for what it is and be a better mama than be fast and more self-centered. I mean, I’m going to try to be faster, but our boys are hitting the age where they’re really starting to test us and need some more attention and discipline. I really need to make sure that THEY are my number one rather than sticking to a rigid training schedule.

They don’t care how fast I am, but I do want to set a great example of health and happiness for them. I want to make sure that I’m the best person each and every day that I can be for them. That is one thing that I am for sure not wishy washy about.


Everything else hopefully will fall into place, but I need to accept that it’s just okay to be on the fences about certain things. If it’s something that is THAT important, then we would just know. Right?

Gosh, deep thoughts for a Saturday morning. That’s what happens when I don’t run first thing. Ha.

Speaking of, as soon as I’m done with a few things around the house I’m practicing some more KettleWorx (the official classes I start teaching start on Monday) and hopping on the treadmill. I have a cute flick for some extra motivation.

Oh, and this next week I get to get back to teaching spin! Woot! I gave up my two day time classes with the new job and starting this week I’m teaching one at night! I’m so darn excited!


On a few other lighter notes before I go…..

We stocked up on Frieda’s Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes at Sprouts.

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Heck yes we bought two entire boxes. We’re set for awhile. I just need to get these guys on board liking them. They’re not quite fans yet.

Random, but I couldn’t resist buying this ginormous jug of apple cider vinegar also. It was such a great deal.

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Look at all this purple goodness we brought home.

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I was trying to explain the magnificence of roasted purple sweet potatoes to Tutu the other day, but I just found this video that pretty much explains everything. Just in case you want in on the purple insight here you go.

All the purple goodness.



This is what I’m currently sporting.

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I figure once I get the decorations down, I’ll put the holiday socks away too. I may or may not have worn them last night for date night also (and slept in them).

Date night entertainment was The New Girl.

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Random breakfast today was a chicken apple sausage and kale STUFT egg-rito with whole grain toast topped with brie and an apple.

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And a quick “good morning” from some grumpy naked kitties to make your day just that much better.

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Have a great one!



Are you wishy washy about anything? I’m to the point where I just need to accept it and not get mad at myself about it anymore. Anyone else?

What’s something you get super excited to stock up on at the grocery store?

Anyone else frantically getting everything done before heading back to work Monday?

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    I’m wishy washy about SO many things until one day something just clicks and I know what I want to do. It’s not a very efficient system, but it is what it is.

    English muffins are my favorite – the store by me has buy 1 get 2 free every once in a while so I stock up and stick them in the freezer 🙂

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    PSPs! Finally I’m back in Jersey and have been stocking up like crazy while I can!

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    elizabeth says:

    The produce manager at my Albertsons ordered me a box of purple sweet potatoes, but they turned out to be the Hawaiian kind, even though I requested Stokes. He said he would try and get the Stokes and call me when they came in, but that was a couple months ago and he never got back to me, he must think I’m a pita.
    Bummer! I really like those, but they seem almost impossible to get in Montana.
    How much do you pay per pound?

    Do the kitties like going out and about in the bag? I’ve always wanted one of the little purse dogs, but maybe not that much, since I like to take my dogs running.

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      elizabeth says:

      Forgot to tell you, I finally got some Scotty B’s sweet jalepeno and it is really good, I like it at breakfast/lunch on egg white sandwich with avocado and tomato, although I don’t eat eggs often. So far, I find it a bit sweet for my dinner salad and usually just stick with Cholula.
      Do you ever put the sweet jalepeno bacon on your sweet potato?

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    Allyssa says:

    I am also wishy-washy on things too! I am quite indecisive and it seems like it takes me FOREVER to make even the simplest decisions! I’m trying to just go with my gut instincts but I still second guess myself a lot of the time!

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    Kathy says:

    Oh gosh yes!!! That’s the story of my life girl!! So this is the year I have decided to quit being up and down….roller coaster….wishy washy…..momma!! I actually am going the opposite way in life than you (and I KNOW its because we are at totally different stages in life and with kiddos). I am starting to be more self centered. ha! That sounds awful I know.

    But seriously. Asking, ordering, or dealing out the consequences in life to my girls is getting all of us to grow farther apart. ugh! At 17 and 15 I am ready to say….you know what to do, right from wrong, portion control, exercise is good, overeating is bad, be nice to each other, and clean your room. They know. They are teens…they will get it eventually but probably not on MY time. We all get it sooner or later. Time to step back a few and let them grow, make THEIR mistakes, learn, live in a pigsty, and time for me to be a tad more concerned about ME and MY well being.

    There I said it and now all the good momma’s may talk dirty to me but, we all have to do our own thing and that is what I am doing right now. 😉

    On another note, my 96 year old grandma died on Friday and we are heading north tomorrow for the funeral…not how I planned our “after Christmas break” to go but sometimes life is out of our control. And she lived a long healthy life so its a celebration and hopefully won’t be too sad.

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    Holly says:

    Love that the Kitties went shopping too. Nothing wrong with changing your priorities or mind. Go easy on yourself and let your heart lead you where you need to be. Happy New Year!

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    LOVE LOVE your realness! I get this so much Kristin. I don’t do year end stuff either. HOnestly, all the ones I read about how much everything has done sometimes makes me feel UGH BUT I am OK with what that.. I don’t have a lot to say anyway & I would bore people but that is my life. It’s been a hard few years with good too but I don’t do all the wonderful things that people post about.. I just am me…. Sure if I were rich I could do a lot more but settling with it is what it is. 🙂

    As for goals… get this too…. do what is right for you & everyone else can just accept that. I get that people have tons of goals & all that in life. I had some I did when I was younger & some that I tried & did not succeed but I am OK with just non goals right now & living what is right for me. Too many people gone & you can’t get back.. another in hospice.. it just puts everything in perspective.


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    Christy D. says:

    Yay for you! It is perfectly ok to just run to love running, if you happen to get fast, bonus, if not you’ll still love running and get what you need from it, you can still race and have so much fun, but it will leave you more time for your family and home stuff. Good for you!!

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    Khloe says:

    Hi Kristin! I’ve recently come across your blog and am already a huge fan. I saw your apple cider vinegar purchase.. what exactly do you do with yours? I’ve purchased some in a smaller quantity before and have absolutely no idea what to do with it. I know it has some great health benefits though! Thanks!


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