I’m Sucky and I know It


Okay, so I’ve been a sucky blogger lately. The last couple weeks have been a madhouse around here – and it’s going to get crazier next week once school officially starts back up for the kids and swim team is in full swing again. But that said, here’s some pics and food tips from the week.

I did another day of smoothies – but just one this time. I made them all before work, and even though I was at work late (past 8pm), I still couldn’t drink them all. I saved them for the next day and tacked on an extra half-day of smoothies.

One of my favorite things to do is flavor up my rice with tea. I’ll put in a bag or two in the rice cooker, and this time I did a green tea bag in the cooker with a cup of brown rice. After it cooked, I added some mirin (sweet rice wine vinegar – I eyeballed it) and some sesame seeds.

I sliced up some cucumbers and sprinkled on rice vinegar (not the mirin – just normal stuff), agave, toasted sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. Let sit for 30 minutes, and it’s good to go! It’ll last 2 days before getting soft.

The other highlight was finding a diner (yes, a true hole-in-the-wall diner) in my area that has a killer tofu scramble! I had it with veggies sausages, potatoes, and grits.  I was so happy!  They have a normal menu too, so it was awesome to find a place that had something other than oatmeal for me! OH, and they serve their drinks in jars. Gotta love that!

The rest are just pics of awesome things I ate. A real recipe is coming in the next post – for a killer soup I made today!

red beans and rice
avo toast!  mashed avocado with lime and herbamare seasoning salt


Despite the crazy week on non-blogging, I have gotten in a few good workouts. Runs mostly, plus yoga of course.

I’m still really loving YogaGlo, and am trying out a new style! I’m doing the beginners series of Ashtanga, and it’s fun to try something different. Of course the prevalent style is around here is Hatha (even in hot yoga, it’s essentially hatha yoga in a hot room), and while there are definite overlaps, I did do a log of new things (hello, arm balances and “hovering”….OW).

despite the difficulty using my mat for up dog and down dog, I just couldn’t make her move.

Tomorrow is R’s and my race! It’ll be her first running race, and our first together. She’s very excited, and I’m really proud of her. We went today and bought white shirts and shorts so when we get covered in paint and glitter, we’ll really sparkle! D is going to ride the course and take lots of pictures, so buckle up for my next post! It should be a ton of fun.

R getting fitted for new running shoes!  She’s worn her Brooks out (and will still race in them), but moved to Asics.  I’m a die-hard Brooks girl myself.


Oh, where to begin?!

Sunday was our last hurrah at Busch Gardens for the summer. Fear not, Howl-O-Scream opens on my daughter’s birthday in less than two weeks, and guess where we’ll be?!?!

bumper-car selfie

Other than that, long days all week. Most started no later than 8am and didn’t end until 10pm. And that’s being OUT of the house. That’s going to be the status quo for a few months though, so I better get into a good rhythm or I’m likely to go bonkers.

The kitties are doing great (Ginny and Tonks) as well as Bumble. She’s definitely getting used to them and not running away and hissing anymore. She lets the little beasts get close – nose to nose even – as long as they aren’t feeling feisty. When they attack her tail, she still gets pissed off. The dog, on the other hand, loves the heck out of them. Ginny was lying down on Sammie, and I think they were both in heaven.

don’t mind that R is still in pajamas…but she was super excited for her Dr. Who lunchbox!!!

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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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