From Bad Guys to Great Days. Been One Heck of a Week

Where the heck has the last week gone?!? Holy cow….I’m so far behind, so my apologies for this late post. I promise, I really am trying to do better!

FOOD

Before just showing a ton of pictures of my yummy food, I will say that other than a trip to Whole Foods on Saturday night, the best food thing was going to Savor the Olive (a specialty olive oil and vinegar shop) and getting quite a few things. White balsamic w cranberry/pear infusion, white balsamic with vanilla/orange, aged balsamic (my stand-by), balsamic w pear/cinnamon, and a gremolata olive oil. Oh yeah. I’m happy!

before....
before….
and after!  My fav spring/summer fruit.
and after! My fave spring/summer fruit.
tower of BAS wrap
tower of BAS wrap
fresh rolls with tofu
fresh rolls with tofu
smoothie stuff
smoothie stuff
grilling pineapple - each with a drizzle of flavored vinegar
grilling pineapple – each with a drizzle of flavored vinegar
a little homemade sangria!  Juiced citrus, wine, and club soda.
a little homemade sangria! Juiced citrus, wine, and club soda.
kale and beet BAS with a side of guac, because that's how I roll
kale and beet BAS with a side of guac, because that’s how I roll

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grilled tofu, potato, and zucc.  Just a bit of gremolata olive oil and sea salt.  Even D snarfed this down.
grilled tofu, potato, and zucc. Just a bit of gremolata olive oil and sea salt. Even D snarfed this down.
cuc slices marinated in sesame oil, hot spices, garlic, and other yummy flavorful things
cuc slices marinated in sesame oil, hot spices, garlic, and other yummy flavorful things
it's called pineapple stir fry (from Happy Herbivore), but seems more Thai-like than anything.  Regardless, it's awesome.
it’s called pineapple stir fry (from Happy Herbivore), but seems more Thai-like than anything. Regardless, it’s awesome.
salad dressing makings.  Fresh squeezed OJ, hemp seeds, and balsamic vin.
salad dressing makings. Fresh squeezed OJ, hemp seeds, and balsamic vin.
Mexican stuffed spud.  Beans (homemade in the pressure cooker), pineapple salsa, and tons of hot sauce.
Mexican stuffed spud. Beans (homemade in the pressure cooker), pineapple salsa, and tons of hot sauce.
BAS
BAS

I’m clearly not starving.

FITNESS

The past week I made it to one strength training session and several hot yoga classes.

My favorite had to be Sunday’s class. It was yoga and meditation, and since I keep wanting to learn to meditate, thought it would be great for me.

Yeah. I fell asleep.

I could understand if it was the end, and she was guiding us through some meditating while in my final shivasana. I’ve certainly felt VERY rested in that pose. But….the meditation was the first 15 minutes of class. And I was sitting up. And I toppled over. Yay me.

Since I was up late last night and I have meetings until 10pm tonight, I’m calling this a rest day!

LIFE

Well, not much to say other than busy, busy, busy. I hate it when I’m too busy to blog.

It’s impossible to not write for a week and not mention Boston. My heart has hurt for over a week now at the senseless violence. By Friday evening, D and I were captivated, along with the rest of the world, as the final suspect was brought into custody. We had the news on the TV, the Boston police scanner playing on one iPad, and following the trending tweets about the manhunt on Twitter. It was amazing to listen to and experience in pretty much real-time with the people of Boston and the surrounding areas. I can think of no other city that tells everyone to stay home so they can hunt down a bad guy. Go Boston.

Saturday my little monkey had her swim meet championships, so we spent all day there with her. She did awesome! She crushed her old times in a few of her races. One – by nearly 18 seconds! To me, that’s just nuts.

she's the one in a full dive - second from the bottom
she’s the one in a full dive – second from the bottom
my baby girl doing her butterfly in warm ups!
my baby girl doing her butterfly in warm ups!
the team getting their pre-meet instructions
the team getting their pre-meet instructions

Sunday was a very, very nice day. Yoga, art museum, kitchen fun, dancing around the house, grilling, and Dr. Who. Perfect end to the weekend.

So now it’s the work week again, and it’s busy as can be…but that’s ok. That means the weekend will be here again before I know it!

 

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RunCrissieRun

I am a 43 yo busy career single mom, attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free & nut-free 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.

2 thoughts on “From Bad Guys to Great Days. Been One Heck of a Week

  1. My hubby has been getting into meditation. He got some CDs (hemisync?) that he’s been listening too. Supposed to sync up both sides of your brain. That’s what he was doing when I was locked out of the house after my run! I need to get some pineapple to grill now. Looks so yummy.

    1. Oooh, does he like meditating? I’ve always wondered if I could sit still that long and not have my brain race.

      With the weather a little warmer, I definitely need to take advantage of D grilling! Pineapples rock.

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