Miller Lite Blue


This morning’s breakfast was some leftover brown rice, mixed veggies, and chickpeas.  Sort of bland, but I was in a hurry!

Lunch was some red lentil soup and a kale and beet salad.  Very, very yummy!

On a fun note, I had my first bourbon yesterday!  AC and I had plans, and part of that was a stop at the Public House in Norfolk before heading to meet up with other girls for some happy hour.  AC and her husband are big bourbon fans, and I think she was a bit horrified (over a year ago) to find out I’d never had it.  So finally…we went.  She ordered two brands, and I had to pick which I liked best.  Woodford beat out Maker’s Mark.  It took a few sips, but it grew on me.


Okay, so I came to a painful conclusion today.  It makes me sad, but relieved at the same time.

I’m not going to do any Tri training this year.  I’ve felt like the last few months have been jamming workouts in, and I feel that I’ve lost a certain level of fitness – particularly with running.  I’ve always been a good swimmer and cyclist too, but running is always work.  I worked really hard at it for years, and finally got to a place where I enjoyed them, and looked forward to them.  Since my training runs are so short in comparison to what I used to do (typically 5 mi or less), I feel like my running fitness is slowly fading away.  And between the three sports plus trying to stick to weight training, I just can’t keep up with the amount of time it takes me away from home.  With running, all I usually have to do is head out the front door.  Even though D is doing more of the cooking at home, it’s still become too stressful.

I’m still going to try to swim and cycle on non-running days…if I feel like it.  But I’m not going to push myself like I have been just to get those workouts in.


It’s been one HECK of a week.  Actually, the past few have been pretty intense at work and life in general.  Thankfully, Spring Break is right around the corner.  And while I’m not totally taking off the entire time….many people are, which means my calendar won’t be so jam-packed.

Yesterday was a nice little break from the chaos though.  AC scheduled pedicures for she and I after work (and before happy hour).  A couple of days before hand, I asked D if he had any preference as to toenail color.  Of course he said no…whatever I liked.  To which I think I told him to have an opinion and get back to me.  So…Tuesday evening (while drinking a beer), he tells me he has an opinion, and he’d like it if i painted my nails blue.  He’s trying to describe the blue he has in his head, and I point at his can of beer and ask “that color”?.  To which he got excited and said yes!  So now…my toes are Miller Lite Blue.



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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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