Summer Loves and Plans – TOL

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We went from mid 40's to upper 80's in just a few days, and all I'm thinking about since the change is SUMMER.  Does it surprise you that I don't always think deep thoughts?  Although I'd argue that thinking about the weather IS deep thinking, but that's another story entirely.  I can be a little weird with weather if you didn't already know. It's not just weather though, everything starts ... [ Read More ]

WIAW – Shortcuts

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I think we all feel like there are some days where we want to expend zero energy on preparing food. While this isn't remotely possible if you have a family like mine and want everyone to eat (mostly) decent food, we each seem to find our own little shortcuts to save time when we need it (or just want it) the most! I didn't plan on this WIAW showcasing some of my fast food skills, but when I ... [ Read More ]

Blogger Shopping Trip and The Little Beet

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What does blogger + blogger + shopping mall =?  I guess it depends on the bloggers involved and the mall.  I am picky about my malls after all. Anyway, as you guys saw on Instagram and in my post yesterday, Meredith and I met up at Roosevelt Field mall on Long Island this past Saturday for lots of chatting, shopping, and good food! This post is actually going to be more focused on the food, ... [ Read More ]

Back to Running + Long Weekend Events

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Hope everyone's enjoying a fabulous Memorial Day and not wasting it reading my blog.  Was that some fancy reverse psychology or what?  Except it didn't work and you're already gone.  Dammit! Anyway, if you want to ignore that intro and continue reading, you'll be rewarded in mysterious and unsuspecting ways.   Here are the hints:  I got back to running, did some yoga, and had a blogger #blend ... [ Read More ]

Banana Blueberry Muffins – Nut Free

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Every week I swear at least ONE banana will be leftover to get brown enough to bake with.  If you buy 24 bananas per week, I don't think it's an unreasonable assumption.  This actually only happens once every 4 months though, on average.  I must have pretty crappy food-consumption estimation skills,  or, more likely, I just can't accept the sheer (large) quantity of bananas a family of 5 can eat ... [ Read More ]

Money Logic and Games – TOL

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It's been a while since I brought you a window-seat-coffee-selfie with a Thinking Out Loud post so here it is.  You DO want to see EXACTLY what I look like while I'm thinking, right?  No, no that's really not necessary but thanks anyway. Your welcome :)   So first of all I'm thinking about my ridiculous money logic.  Or maybe my priorities, however you want to look at it. I think this ... [ Read More ]

WIAW – Taming the Runger

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I think "runger" (you know, that insane hunger you get when you're training consistently?) becomes such a regular state of being for distance runners that many of us come to know it as a normal feeling.   The thing I've noticed is that the feeling persists for a few days into a running break, so, if you're a typical distance runner taking one or two days off per week, you're never going to feel it ... [ Read More ]

Double Chocolate No Bake Sunbutter Bites

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Drew (4) came downstairs this morning to find me sitting at the computer, not wearing running clothes. "Uh, mommy?" Love the preschool sass. "Yes, Drew?" "Uh, I actually DON'T know how far you ran this morning."  He loves the word actually. "Well, I actually didn't run this morning at all.  I did yoga.  And actually, I'm taking a break from running and haven't run for a week."  I guess I sorta ... [ Read More ]

Workout Recap and Weekend Recitals

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My workouts were all yoga this past week since running + yoga - running = just yoga.   I'm starting to really feel the effects of my running/cardio break now and I'm kinda liking it.  I have MORE energy, I've been cleaning, creating new recipe without having to force it, my typical "runger" is gone, and my yoga practices feel different too, probably because I'm not constantly "recovering" from my ... [ Read More ]

Easy Buttery Dill Mustard Baked Salmon

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I ride solo with my salmon and I'm perfectly fine doing it that way.  I wasn't always though.  I swear I didn't sit down for this recipe planning to dig into my best relationship advice, but it's happening so let's go with it. I ride/fly solo with my salmon because Adam flipping hates salmon, and I now accept and respect that fact that I just couldn't for so many years. I tried to cook it ... [ Read More ]