Holy moly, I spent a few days away from the blog and I come back to find 96 spam messages! Yowza! I hope they at least count as page views toward my FoodBuzz account! Haha! Thank you Akismet for catching all that spam and keeping it from hitting my comments area! You are a godsend of a plug-in!
So glad you guys liked the post about the crazy ingredients in our food. I had a good time writing that one. Garbage in my food gets me all riled up!
Today I’m having flashbacks of last summer. I started the morning with a run, enjoyed half a cantaloupe when I got home, then got busy doing some ‘doody duty’ and YARDIO and followed it all up with a delicious smoothie.
Love it when the yard is freshly mowed:
And love it when I can enjoy my smoothie on the back patio in the sunshine:
(BTW, this smoothie was a keeper: small banana, handful of frozen blackberries, vanilla brown rice protein, 1/2 a cucumber, spinach, romaine, flaxseed oil with 8 oz water — SO SO GOOD!)
Ahhh, just like the good ‘ol days of 2009. Last year at this time I’d left my high stress no-fun job about 6 weeks prior and was taking the summer ‘off’ to enjoy life a little more and get some projects done around the house that I’d been putting off. It was fantastic!
Fast forward one year and this summer is definitely on the BUSY BEE side of the coin. Last year I didn’t have the ops admin job, the fit living business or the blog. In the battle for where my time is spent sometimes the blog wins, some weeks the training wins, and this week (plus the next two weeks) the admin job will win because we are gearing up to relocate the office. If FitFeat seems oddly quiet off and on between now and July 4th, you’ll know why!
Today’s run was with a client and it was a PERFECT morning. Warm with blue skies and a light breeze. We hit up my (and her) favorite hilly trail. (And she was rockin’ her new pair of Vibram FiveFingers, woot woot!) It was a good thing I had her appointment on the books, because if not I think I may have hit the snooze button a few times. It was a bit of a rough night of sleep thanks to a certain little dog who likes to howl and bark like mad when his dad comes home from softball late at night. Picture me sleeping soundly one second, then needing to be peeled off the ceiling in the next. Instant adrenaline rush and impossible to sleep after that.
He looks so innocent doesn’t he?
It’s a good thing he’s so darn cute.
You have to check out the delicious dinner than Cindy posted on her blog. It looks fantastic, and yes I do want to earn a parade (even if my parade would be quite short seeing how it’s only one person) so I might have to make something in a puff pastry for my hubs! I’m sure he would love it. I did make him a Bison BBQ Meatloaf with roasted sweet potatoes Tuesday night. I think the parade was postponed due to inclement weather.
My meals have been a little on the boring side as of late. Green smoothies, big salads, oatmeal, grilled goat cheese sandwiches with tomato soup, you know the usual SHARI FARE. Nothing exciting enough to share. But I have a great new apron (five bucks, SCORE!) so I am sure the inspiration will start flowing now. Isn’t it the apron that makes one a good cook?
Have a great day friends!
– Shari B. =)