Can’t Be a Spook :(


Yesterday’s post showed my huge smoothie.  I’ll be honest – I couldn’t finish it.  I got through two big classes and had to give up.  So full….

Lunch was more of my awesomeness soup from the other day.  I was in the longest meeting ever, so soup was perfect!

Dinner was a BAS and pre-workout snack was a banana.

So…about my salad dressing (nice segue huh?).  I’ve read a lot peripherally about Dr. Fuhrman and his approach to eating, but not actively read until this past week or so.  It’s quite brilliant, and I’m finding myself motivated to eat like a “nutrarian”, which is a great way to say no junk.  I made a spin-off one of his salad dressings last night (going with his mantra of “make salad the main meal”), and I was really  yummy.  I had to modify since his uses nuts and I used a different vinegar, but what I ended up with was a creamy balsamic dressing that was just incredible.

peeled clementine's, raw sesame seeds, raw sunflower seeds, and balsamic vinegar.
peeled clementine’s, raw sesame seeds, raw sunflower seeds, and balsamic vinegar.

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Yesterday was a gym workout.  It was originally supposed to be a Cross fit class with M, but he forgot his workout shoes at school.  We’ve both missed CF, and a new studio opened literally around the corner, so we’re going to check it out and see what we think!

It ended up being for the best anyway, because D was held up at work and never would have been home in time to get R to her two-hour swim night (Thursday’s are the most intense for her).

So, I took her and did a treadmill run during the second half of her swim.  She has private 1:1 instruction for a half hour, then came out, put on her bathrobe, noshed on a banana, and drank a bottle of water.  She calls is “fueling up” for her workout.  She then swam with friends for about 15 minutes, and then it was time for the one hour swim team practice.  That’s when I hit the “mill.

Since I dislike running on them so much, I decided to use the time to do sprints.  I’m really bad at getting those done, and I know they’re important, so for 30 minutes I did alternating sprints.  I was a hot sweaty mess when I was done!

I signed up for a race in Williamsburg next weekend.  It’s co-sponsored by my company for Heart Month.  Aside from loving to run, I think preventing heart disease is one of the most important things we need to do as a society, so if my race entry fee will help raise money and bring awareness to heart disease, I’m happy.  I’d be happier if those funds when to educate the masses on how dietary lifestyle changes is what it takes to wipe out heart disease (and loads of other diseases too) rather than new pills or procedures.  But that’s just a personal mission and tangent…


I’ve always wanted to be a spy.  Or a ninja.  Mostly a spy though.  I wrote letters requesting information to places like the Foreign Service and the CIA when I was in high school.

So it was totally fun when I found out yesterday that the CIA was at one of our local universities to do recruitment.  I told D that I had always wanted to be a spook and I should go!  Then I realized that giving a gun-control advocate/Vegan a gun was probably not a good plan.  I’d end up with some un-fun job, so I think I’ll just stay where I am.  So I guess I can’t be a spook.  Maybe ninja could still happen though…

When R and I finally left the gym, I found this on my dashboard!

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We got home, and D was watching The Breakfast Club with the older two kids.  They all loved it, and having discussions about “what’s the Brat Pack” was fun too.  My sister had the soundtrack to that movie when we were kids and I remember “borrowing” it from her for awhile…..good memories 🙂

Lastly is a picture of my pups sleeping unabashedly.  Love it!

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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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