Hi, friends! How’s your Thursday going so far?
I just got back from a glorious 90-minute run (9.67 miles), which was outside and actually semi-warm (upper 40s). Holy cow, it was amazing.
Seriously, it was so nice to not have to run through snow and slush while dealing with cold hands, frozen cheeks, and scary I’m-running-in-the-road conditions. Man, I’m glad Spring is finally here!
Look how much of the snow has melted. Geese = Spring!
Anyway, I wanted to give you guys a little update of what we’ve been up to over the past couple of days, so I created a TWO theme for this afternoon’s post. Enjoy!
TWO outdoor adventures we enjoyed”¦
— A long walk around the neighborhood while enjoying the beautiful weather. Quinn especially loved it. He was “Chatty Kathy” the entire time, expressing his delight with adorable baby babble.
— A trip to the park. The pug was psyched. He ran around sniffing and greeting every person and dog that came his way. The poor little guy was snowed in for months, so I was so happy to see him enjoying himself.
TWO workouts I did”¦
— A KFIT workout, which left my quads sore for days.
10 Deadlifts (#85)
10 Hang Power Cleans
10 Overhead Lunges <— wicked hard
20 Deadlifts (#65)
20 Hang Power Cleans
20 Back Squats
30 Deadlifts (#55)
30 Hang Power Cleans
30 Front Lunges
— An 11-mile treadmill workout, which included 9 Yassos. Whoa. I was exhausted by the end.
TWO delicious dinners we ate”¦
— Mal’s Chicken Ole with rice – so good!
— Chorizo-Potato Tacos With Black Bean Salsa – also very delicious and easy to make!
TWO new exciting things in Quinn’s world”¦
— Standing and walking all the time. This boy is going to walk soon. We spent so much time holding on to things and walking around the house yesterday and Tuesday. Quinn loves using the walker in the photo below. (He was “helping” me fold laundry.) Yesterday, he was pushing it with one hand while holding my hand at the same time. He’s getting quite daring!
— Black beans. He loves them so much!
TWO things I purchased”¦
— TWO more of these sports bras because I love them so much, especially for long distance running. This sports bra kept things in place and totally chafe-free during my 20-miler last week.
— Barnyard Dance. Quinn loves all of the Sandra Boynton books that we own, so I plan to keep buying them until we have them all.
TWO random tidbits”¦
— I made some chocolate chip coconut butter balls earlier in the week and ate them all in like 24 hours. The recipe is 1/2 cup melted Nikki’s vanilla cake batter coconut butter + 1/2 cup rolled oats + 1/2 tbsp honey + 1/4 cup chocolate chips + chia seeds. Mix together, roll into balls, and pop balls in the refrigerator for about 45 minutes. Recipe made 6 balls. FYI: You can save 15% on your Nikki’s order with code ‘spring15’ (deal good through tonight).
— We’re going to an open house on Sunday!
Question of the Day
Tell me TWO fun things from your week so far!