I May Have Grown a Green Thumb!


The biggest new thing to my eating is I’ve started drinking Athletic Greens every morning. Because I take a thyroid med, it’s usually late morning/early afternoon, but honestly – I love it. If you’ve read for any length of time, I’ve tried all kinds of green powders over the years and they are usually something to choke down. This is actually tasty – and I love the nutritional content for sure.

Other eats have been a curbside takeout salad from Moe’s, Beyond Brats with various veggies, takeout Ramen from my fav spot, and – my fav – THAI. For mom’s day, M got me Thai, and I made it last for several meals!

Steamed veggie rolls
Tom Kha Soup
I added more coconut milk and spices and tofu to make it last for 3 more meals!
With kale from my garden!
Fresh no-knead bread


I worked out every day since my last post. I’m aiming for 6 days per week, so that worked out well.

Rows every day but three – two were runs and one hour-long yoga class. I’m going to start alternating daily. Runs give me a harder workout, but I love the rower SO much. I do incorporate strength workouts on rowing days though.

I will say, my runs are much, much better. Pace is faster and I’m upping my mileage. I’m positive the cross training has everything to do with that.

This was one of my runs. If you don’t know about it – look it up. Tragic.
My typical rowing workout
And running as of late – lower burn than usual. Must be getting better 😉

I’ve also been doing yoga daily – even if it’s only 10 minutes in the morning. Though I did an hour class this week also. I often have company…


Getting super excited about the garden! It’s looking awesome, and I harvested my first spinach and kale. And even more exciting – I grew the spinach from seeds! I’d never done that before. I always joked that I had the opposite of a green thumb, or I’d say “dead plants give rooms character”. Perhaps I’m a green thumb after all!

And Go arrived on Friday (3 days ahead of schedule), so R and I played. She destroyed me. Ugh. I have lots to learn!

So my days have gotten into a routine. I mentioned my yoga studio doing a lot – including daily live streaming of not only classes, but also immersion instruction. It has gotten me into a habit in the mornings of some brief yoga, meditation, and journaling. The reflection has been very good.

A coworker of mine posted this on IG, but it was directly related to something my yoga instructor said that I thought was pretty cool

Mother’s Day was nice and chill. I mostly wrote my school stuff All. Day. Long. But seriously – look at how these cabbages have grown! The eldest will be 25 in a few days, the middle 23 in a few weeks, and the “baby” going on 17!

Circa 2012

Speaking of writing….

How I started my Monday to kick this week off right!

My insomnia has gotten pretty crappy again. I’m trying to read before bed instead of watch things on my iPad. Not all nights are bad, but some have been pretty terrible. Hopefully that works out soon, because I am over 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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