Showing TJ’s Up, Summer Hair and Father’s Day S’mores

 

Hi!

This week has been a cut back week in my marathon training which seems funny because I’ve only been following this new plan for 3 weeks and then there’s a cut back week, but I’m going by the book this time.

Yesterday’s run was 12 miles outside and today’s run was 6 miles that were also outside. Yep, two days in a row. Woot! I ran 40 miles this week as opposed to 50 last week.

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I’m fighting for a much slower pace than I’m used to. I’m sure the heat doesn’t help, but man, it’s humbling trying to get back to what you know you were at a year ago. So darn hard both mentally and physically. I’m going to do my best to fight for it though.

I’ve been picking up a few extra classes though at the gym which has been fun. Yesterday it was spin class. It was different people from my class the previous night so I got to just use all the same stuff. Ha. Love it when I can do that.

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It was one heck of a sweatfest.

 

Oh and the yoga thing from the other day. It was so much more fun than I thought. It probably isn’t the best idea to be stretching my hip like that, but the hour and fifteen minutes went by rather quickly and I felt awesome afterwards. Luckily I had my friend Smitha by my side.

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I also finally got to teach my boot camp class this morning. We thought we’d get a few in over the summer. Oh the burpees…….

On the home front we thought we’d show Trader Joe’s how it’s done since they’re still out of the rice cauliflower. Cauliflower was on sale at Sprouts so we stocked up and had a fun little food prep kind of a day the other day.

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The boys love helping out and thought the fact that we could make rice out of cauliflower was awesome. If you’ve never done it, all you need is a food processor. Just be prepared for the “rice” to get everywhere (especially if you have helpers).

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Pretty awesome, huh?

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I have one bag in the freezer and one bag in the fridge. I think it should stay good in the fridge for awhile.

We didn’t stop at just the rice either. We went all out with a bazillion zoodles.

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Yeah, we don’t mess around.

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I really need to designate one day a week to be a food prep day because it’s so nice and convenient having stuff like this on hand. It’s another one of my summer projects to get on a schedule like that.

We got sent some fun SUJA juice drinks to try. We haven’t gotten into them yet, but the box they came in just makes me smile. You too?

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I’m excited about the green juices and the boys are excited about the berry ones.

I’ve been trying to step it up a bit in the kitchen. but the other night was just one of those Sunbutter and jelly sandwich for dinner kind of nights.

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The boys had a late soccer game so it was actually perfect for a pregame meal.

That night was also the perfect night to climb into bed early with some sleepy tea and put everything off until the next day. I’m getting good at that. Ha.

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Tomorrow is Father’s Day so I have a couple things to do to get ready, but thought it was time to step it up a notch to look a little better for my man.

Here’s what went down today at the hair salon and can I just say that my new BF Casey Rae is freaking awesome.

Before and after.

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SO silly. I don’t know why I’m posting about hair, but a little change is good.

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Moving on……

 

Nothing says summer and Father’s Day like s’mores, right?

Since tomorrow is the first official day of summer and Father’s Day I thought I should share this fabulous s’mores concoction. It’s a somewhat healthy version and so darn delicious. I’m not sure if STUFT Daddy will like it or not, but we’ll see.

I saw some recipe online with chocolate chips and marshmallows that you bake in the oven and then use graham crackers to dip in it. I guess the recipe has been around for awhile, but it made me want to create a different version.

I can up with this healthier gluten free twist.

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I sprayed a brown rice tortilla with coconut spray and then sprinkled with cinnamon and stevia. I put it in a fun little tosada shell pan, added a crumbled double chocolate chunk Quest Bar, a little NuttZo and a giant marshmallow. Then I baked it for 6 minutes at 375 convection in the toaster oven.

The marshmallow got all toasty on the top and then I had to drizzle a little prepared powdered peanut butter on it for good measure.

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I didn’t do any dipping, but I spooned all that goodness up mighty quickly.

Mmmm hmmm…..

Smile

 

And…

We’re off to start the Father’s Day festivities. We’re making it a two day thing over here. He deserves it.

He is THE BEST! It’s all about Time is Love for the rest of the weekend.

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For this guy too. We love you Papap.

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Love love love him!

 

Happy Father’s Day to you all.

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Comments

  1. 1

    Your hair looks beautiful! (I love that outfit you have on too – super cute)
    Hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

  2. 2
    Kathy says:

    Your hair is sooo long…looks great!! I don’t think mine has EVER been that straight……I can’t imagine…waves, curls, and humidity in MN make this mess of mine take on a life of its own. ;-)

  3. 3

    OMG I had no idea your hair was so long! Looks so pretty!

  4. 4

    Your hair is gorgeous.
    And your cauliflower rice helpers are the cutest.

  5. 5

    suja juice is SO good!! crazy expensive, but delicious!!

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    Jamie says:

    Great job with your training! I think you have a lot to be proud of, especially coming off an injury. I find myself falling into a trap comparing old race times to new race times, and even the pacing for my long runs. But my moms favorite saying is very true, “comparison is the thief of joy” and we have so much to be thankful for! Hope you had a great Father’s Day!

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    Erika C. says:

    How do you preserve the zoodles after? Just wondering if I can freeze them. Thanks! I’m all about freezer food prep. Especially healthy breakfast muffins for the kids.

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    Sam says:

    It’s so cool that your guys help you out in the kitchen! I’ve got to try that cauliflower rice trick!

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