Good morning! Happy Monday, friends!
If you’re just catching up, here are some posts from the weekend:
- Reebok Blogger Event: Part Two
- Reebok Blogger Event: Part One
- CNC Meal Plan: Week of May 13
- Home Sweet Home
- Blog Dogs #4
- And You Thought I Didn’t Listen
I bought a new jar of almond butter over the weekend, so, not surprisingly, I woke up with a serious craving for it. I swear, anytime almond butter is in my house, I just need to eat it. I even dream about it! It’s so darn delicious. I also drank an iced coffee with Silk Pure Coconut Milk, which blends in really well.
When I got lost on the way to Reebok the other day, I was annoyed with myself, but not all that surprised. I’ve always lacked the “direction gene,” and I constantly get lost, whether it’s driving somewhere, doing my long runs, or even walking places. (I may or may not have gotten lost in the Public Gardens on Thursday even though I’ve been there hundreds of times.) My sister, however, scored the “direction gene” when she was born. She rarely ever gets lost and she’s great with directions. In fact, she can drive somewhere one time and remember exactly how to get there the next time, even if it’s many months later.
My sister also has a “superhuman” skill of finding her way out of corn mazes. It’s totally random, but she’s really good at it. Growing up, my mom used to take us to corn mazes in the fall. We always had a lot fun, so we’ve kept up the tradition over the years. Nowadays, when we go to the corn maze, I get completely lost, my mom does pretty well finding her way out, and my sister blows through with virtually no mistakes. On more than one occasion, my sister has actually “rescued” me from the corn maze because I get so lost. Clearly, she has the “direction gene.” I do not.
My friend Katie has the “superhuman” skill of untangling necklaces. She’s really good at it and enjoys doing it. In college, she carefully and skillfully helped me untangle my mess of jewelry on more than one occasion.
Another friend is skilled at pouring Brita water into a glass in the dark. He doesn’t want to turn the lights on in the kitchen and wake his roommates, so he performs this “superhuman” skill quite frequently.
This morning over breakfast, Mal and I chatted about our “superhuman” skills. He claims he is a “jack of all trades, master of none,” so he didn’t think of any for himself, but he thought of a good one for me: making smoothies. I have to admit, I’m pretty good at whipping up some seriously delicious and nutritious concoctions. I love them, and Mal is always a fan. Here are some of my favorites:
- Banana Bread Smoothie
- Blueberry-Kale Smoothie
- Coconut-Kale Smoothie
- Gingerbread Smoothie
- Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie
- Sunday: Off
- Monday: CrossFit
- Tuesday: Off
- Wednesday: Run + CrossFit
- Thursday: Off
- Friday: Reach the Beach
- Saturday: Reach the Beach
Question of the Day
What’s your “superhuman” skill?
P.S. For those of you who asked about my “Will Run for Iced Coffee” tank, you can buy it here AND there’s free shipping with a purchase over $30 through 5/20 on anything in my Spreadshirt shop. Just enter CNCMAY at checkout!