Bad timing + made up recipes

Welp, didn’t time my run all that well yesterday. As soon as I got a mile away from home, it started pouring. Luckily that didn’t last long and it just drizzled for the remainder of my run. It was such a gloomy morning!
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My hat had water dripping from it, but thankfully it was fairly warm out. I don’t love runs when it’s cold AND rainy. I prefer warm rain. Anyone else like the cold drizzle instead? You’re tougher than I am!
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I got 6 miles in at a pretty comfortable pace. I remember when this pace would have only been sustainable for me for a few miles and it would have hurt. Bad. It’s nice to see some progress!
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After my run I made a HUGE smoothie. It had protein powder, MCT Oil, spinach, blueberries, half a banana, unsweetened chocolate almond milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, and some super greens powder. It was delicious! I sipped on this while I ran errands around town yesterday afternoon.
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When I got home, our front porch was covered in packages! YAY!
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Thank goodness these came today! We had been out of collagen for a few days and I used up the last of the MCT Oil in my smoothie for lunch. Perfect timing! <3
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I apologize for the Instagram picture – I forgot to take a regular picture! BUT I got some new gear and I was PUMPED. I’ve been needing new running shorts and sports bras.
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Ladies, oh my gosh. Does anyone wear Brooks sports bras?? I’m obsessed. This is THE most comfortable sport bra I’ve ever put on. I will run in it for the first time this afternoon, so stay tuned to see how that goes! So far, I love love love it.
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Trying on clothes REALLY takes it out of me ; ) so, I had a snack after running errands and trying on my new goodies. Just some leftovers from dinner the other night. I ate the brussels and mushrooms cold. Wow. They were yummy!
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I got this message from a reader yesterday – what?! How cool is this? I showed Jake and he was like, we need those. Now. I see a Target trip happening in the near future…yay! Thank you!! <3
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If you haven’t been to Acacia Spa, GO. This is the relaxation room where you get to wait for your services.  It’s awesome.
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Then it was home to start dinner! We had some chicken and zucchini we needed to use up since we are leaving this afternoon for Colorado, but I didn’t know what I wanted to make with them. I decided Honey Mustard Chicken sounded good! This was SO easy and turned out AMAZING. I sautéed onion and garlic in avocado oil, then added in the chicken chunks, while that cooked a little, I chopped up the zucchini and added it to another thing of avocado oil, onion, and garlic sautéing. I added stone ground mustard, honey, and cayenne pepper to the chicken and just let it all cook together. Then I added black pepper and turmeric to the zucchini. That’s it! Super healthy, but SO full of flavor. For real. This meal was awesome.
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My little dinner cooking helper. ; ) This wine was new to me, but it was awesome! It’s on sale at Price Cutter right now.
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Jake got called into work right as dinner was ready (poor guy), so I watched a little Shameless and ate while he was out working. The cayenne pepper made the chicken pretty spicy (I don’t measure things, so I may have put too much on there), so I didn’t add Sriracha to the chicken, just the veggies. Mmm. I could eat this meal every night!
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These. These are my all-time favorite storage containers. The lids snap on and nothing can leak out of them! I think I got these from Bed, Bath, and Beyond a couple years ago. They’re glass, too, which I love.
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I NEEDED chocolate after dinner. I only had two little pieces! Mm.
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Then I took a little break from relaxing to pack. I got everything packed minus the things I couldn’t pack until today. I wrote them on our mirror so we wouldn’t forget! I’m finding uses for the huge amount of Expo markers I brought home from packing up my classroom! Ha!
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Then it was to the couch to relax with my girls. Lu really wanted me to share my wine. Not gonna happen! ; )
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I went to bed pretty early because my PLAN was to get up around 4 and run. Well, I definitely turned my alarm off and didn’t get up until 8! What is wrong with me?! I got about 10 hours of sleep. Who knows! I miss my early morning runs though. I’ll go run here in a little bit, probably on the treadmill. We will be in the car for 6 hours later, so I need to run and tire my legs out.

We will have different people staying at our house to take care of our babies a lot this summer while we are gone, so I decided to stop frantically writing up directions every time we leave. Taped this to the food bin and we are good to go! Lu is a food jerk, so we have to watch them!

Pre-run fuel!
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I’m almost finished packing, so all I need to do today is run some errands, RUN, work on my proposal, and finish the last bit of packing. The guys have a short ride to do when we get to Leadville tomorrow afternoon, so while they’re doing that, I’ll write up a blog post! I’ll be a little later than usual, but I’ll fill you in on the first leg of our trip. There’s 5 (I think) of us going this time, me and the 4 guys who are all racing. I’m excited to watch them!
Happy Friday Eve! I hope your Thursday is fantastic!
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