Happy Monday! Were you showered with love yesterday? Do you have off from school/work today? Am I asking too many questions for a Monday? Over here in funemployment land I have “off” (duh) and actually forgot about President’s Day. The calendar is somewhat insignificant to me right now….expect for my fun upcoming travel plans.
I have a lot of random things I
need want to tell you today, so let’s chat about what I’m “loving lately,” via the most vague but important categories: food, fitness and life.
–Kalot Superfoods sent me some jars of nut butter (recipe coming next week!) and I have no way to describe them other than “winners,” said in a Donald Trump voice obviously. I received two new-to-me flavors: Almond Butter with Espresso + Hazelnut and Cashew Butter with Chocolate Chips and Chia Seeds. Yes, they are as good as they sound.
-This Friday I will finally be posting the zucchini banana bread recipe I mentioned after making it three times. Nailing this recipe was 10 times harder than I imagined, hence why it’s taken so long to post. I find baking much more frustrating than cooking, which is odd because I have a baker’s personality (I’m methodical and pay close attention to details). It didn’t help that I couldn’t eat the first loaf because of Whole30, but whatever, it’s done and it’s good.
-A brief note on the “W” word…post-Whole30 reintroduction has been OK so far (6 days in). I don’t want to dedicate a post to it yet because I’m still not sure how I’m feeling with the new foods. Give me more than a week and I’ll hopefully be able to pinpoint some concrete things to share.
-The Princess Half Marathon is this Sunday. I’m the most unprepared I’ve ever been for a race but I’m still so excited. My cousin and I decided on our costumes and I can’t wait to show you next week. My mom said the character “matches my personality.” Any guesses?! The longest run I did was 8 miles but I’ve maintained 15-20 mile weeks for over a month. Again, it’s not for time just for fun.
Throwback to last year’s costume:
-As for other workouts, I’ve been all about the Megaformer. That thing never gets easier and the slow, concentrated movements (especially in the glute/hip region) leave me sore for days. I think it’s pretty obvious that I go in-and-out of workout phases (who knows why) and right now I like strength and “toning” workouts, although I hate that word.
-Today is my dog’s birthday and even though he isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, he is FOR SURE the cutest. His favorite toy is his “blog” squeaky toy. Can’t make this stuff up.
-I watched the Olympic Marathon Trials on Saturday and felt equally inspired and thankful. Inspired because those athletes have worked so hard and exhibit such physical and mental strength. Thankful because I didn’t have to run a (ridiculously fast) marathon. Full marathons seem like a different world right now.
-Lastly, if you read my post last Friday I mentioned not writing about “how to love yourself if you’re single on Valentine’s Day.” But I lied, I did write about it…just not on my blog. Check out my article on Thought Catalog called “5 Simple Ways To Show Yourself Some Love This Valentine’s Day.”