Revving up the Routine

8 Aug

Thank you to all who read yesterday’s post  and reached out to me via comment or twitter.  It was so wonderful to read your stories about long distance relationships and saying goodbye to the one’s you love. All of your stories put a smile on my face and gave me the extra validation that with strong communication and love, a long distance relation can work. Last night, after writing the post Dave shared with me some potential good news! He found out that his job will be sending him to Ohio at least once and maybe twice in the next six months! This made me SO happy! If everything works out, we could be seeing each other in the next 1-2 months! (Keep your fingers crossed)


This morning, I woke up relatively early at 6:45 to go running with my sister before she had to go to work. We completed 3.1 miles for 1/2 marathon training.

My run via Map My Run


Since I ran my mileage on a treadmill in California, running outdoors this morning was a revival for me! It felt so great to hit the pavement and set my own pace. I definitely realize now how important it is to complete the majority of your training outdoors, where you are exposed geographic and weather changes. It’s good for your body to experience change in your routine, and running outdoors can provide that change your body needs for optimal training.

Food Revival!

Today, I added a few ingredients to my normal favorites to add some variety to the routine! As a mid morning snack I added 1/2 tbs of chia seeds to my apple cinnamon Chobani and topped it with some Heart to Heart Cereal with Kashi. Aren’t the heart shaped cereal bits just darling?

Adding a little love to my cho-yo

Chia seeds are a superfood that are full of omega-3s which is great for the heart! They are tasteless, and can be added to pretty much anything! I love adding them to yogurt, protein pancakes, oatmeal, and overnight oats!

My next food revival made an appearance on top of today’s lunch salad. I found a pack of sundried tomatoes in the cupboard and decided throw them on top of my salad for extra flavor.

Sundried Tomatoes!

The sundried tomatoes really added an extra punch of flavor to the salad! It would have paired nicely with some feta cheese, however we did not have any on hand.

Puppy lovin’

On the top of today’s to-do list was to give our pup (ok so she’s 6..) a bath. I always cringe when I have to give her a bath because I know how much she dislikes it.

“get me outta here mom!”

Ah those puppy eyes always melt my heart! She wasn’t happy with me about the bath torture, but eventually she forgave me. I’m sure in no time she’ll be rollin around in the grass getting that white coat dirty! Dogs will be dogs 🙂

Hope you are all having a great start to the week so far. I’m still busy packing up all of my belongings for the move. I can’t believe I only have 2 more days at home until I move to Cincinnati! It is crazy how fast summer goes.

Keep shining,






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