A Run & Some Random Stuff

Beautiful Run Along the River
Beautiful Run Along the River

Yesterday was a fabulous day! The bad part was that the bestie Cancelled on me for church, but this meant I got to spend more time with my Mom and daughter! So once the afternoon hit, I decided to take Makenna to my favorite part of the Trail for a run with the jogger.

DSC_0334Running 5 miles while pushing a 40 lb child in a jogger is seriously no joke, especially when you hit the hills!!

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I’m not sure what it is, but five miles outside is WAYYYY more fun than five miles on the treadmill! For me, running can very much be a mental game. I play that game so much better when I have scenery to look at rather than watching a clock tick on some display.  Mind you, there are times when a treadmill is more appropriate, or even necessary. When safety is an issue (i.e. darkness), when weather conditions make outdoor running dangerous, or when you are doing specific incline or speed training, the treadmill can come in handy. But I would rather bask in the sunlight if at all possible! There is something so cleansing and refreshing about getting outside, especially this time of year when you’re constantly cooped up. Plus, I’ll take every bit of Vidamin D that I can get!

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Something that I’m loving right now is protein pancakes!

DSC_0318Super quick and easy breakfast with only 280 calories and 36 grams of protein. I mix one scoop of protein powder (I use vanilla), an egg, a splash of unsweetened almond milk to get the desired consistency, and blueberries. Mix everything except the blueberries, pour into a sprayed pan, sprinkle the blueberries evenly, and Voila!

My daughter has got to be the sweetest girl I know. I think she knows it’s marathon season, and after losing 3 toenails last year, she wanted to take advantage of the full 10 that I have going on right now… while they last haha She’s pretty talented 😉

Pedi from my 4 year old <3
Pedi from my 4 year old ❤

I love her more than anything XOXO

Something else I’m totally loving right now, especially while being on a reduced calorie diet is this combo

DSC_03291 cup SF Chai + 1 cup unsweetened almond milk= Bliss I like to warm it up, and its only 30 calories to boot!

Any low cal recipes you would like to share with me?

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