NO MORE CLASS EVER + a treadmill workout for you to try + early birthday presents

Day 3 of MAP Testing is finished! And when your 8th grade girls ask you to color with them afterward, you totally get out your crayons, organize them by color, & join in on the fun!
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We listened to some Kidz Bop – which they didn’t love. Eye-roll. But we had a relaxing afternoon with a little bit of coloring!
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Came home to this goodness!! I LOVE pancakes, but I am always starving in the mornings & don’t want to wait to make them…zero patience. So these are going to be perfect! They’re also Paleo-friendly. Whoop whoop!
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We got a couple different flavors. I think the Snickerdoodle is going to be my favorite! Maybe we will have a pancake tasting this weekend…breakfast food is my favorite.
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I snacked on this during my LAST CLASS EVER. I had a lot of emotions last night during class & as I said goodbye to all of my classmates, I felt like I could cry. I didn’t ever think this day would come & I don’t think it has really sunk in yet. I still have a paper to submit, then I am 100% finished with all course work. Eek!
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The Tandoori Chicken turned out to be pretty good! I came home during my lunch to shred it, & then turned the crockpot to warm when I got home from school. We have lots of leftovers for dinner tonight!
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We had quinoa (not Paleo) & asparagus with our chicken.
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I had gotten the girls this taco cookie to share for Taco Tuesday & then totally spaced on giving it to them. So, they had it for dessert last night! Isn’t it cute??
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Jake & I had a celebratory drink after dinner. We were both so worn out, but it was nice to sit down, celebrate, & chat for a couple of hours.
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Aspen was throwing some serious shade our way because we wouldn’t let her on the couch. So much sass. She would stare at us until we looked at her & then she would look away. Eye-roll.
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Lu wanted on the couch, too, so she sulked under the coffee table. Our dogs are such hot messes.
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Does anyone else have a dog that does this?! She will stand like this for SO long. I guess she likes the stretch? The first time she ever did this to me when she was a puppy, I thought she was going to pee on me. She has done it ever since she was tiny. If someone is crossing their legs, she will trot right over & put one of her back legs on the person’s crossed leg. I don’t know what to do with her.
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We caved & let them on the couch. I loved it. Don’t tell Jake. ; )
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When my alarm went off this morning, I immediately checked the weather & saw that it was windy & cold. I told Jake we were going to the Y to run on treadmills. I just wasn’t feeling the wind! Jake got a killer hill workout in on the treadmill & I did some speed work (see graphic below). It felt SO good & I finally felt like I was back to normal! Fingers crossed. Lots of stretching tonight & hot yoga tomorrow.
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This is the speed workout I did. It’s one of my favorites! You can add to it pretty easily, too. I think this is what I did for a 10-miler on the treadmill once. This ended up being about 6.5 miles. I tried to keep my fast minutes between 7:20/7:30 and my recovery minutes between 8:30/8:45. I did about a 4 minute cool down, I would have liked to do 10-15 minutes, but we were running a little behind. If you try this out, let me know what you think! It definitely makes the time go by quickly.
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I ended up with an 8:01average for my 6.5 miles.
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Jake made us an egg & veggie scramble, & we chowed down on some pineapple. May
be we will have time tomorrow morning to try out our new pancakes…hint hint.
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Okay, so I’m super excited about this afternoon! I LOVE presents & I LOVE surprises. Jake HATES surprises…which only makes me love them more. ; ) I got his birthday present WAY early – his birthday is in August – and he gets it tonight! It’s something he’s going to want ASAP, so I wanted to give it to him early. Have I mentioned that I have zero patience? He’s been trying to guess ALL week. I am counting down the hours until we are home. Hurry up, day!! : )
Happy Friday Eve, friends!! We are almost there.
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