But first let’s chat about just a few things…

8 miles with friends @ 8:30 pace yesterday and a speed workout is going to happen today.  The girls were then off to school and I can’t believe the school year is almost over.  Next school year Brooke will be in 4th grade (WHAT), Knox in 3rd and Skye will go to two days of pre-school.

Beck’s first sandals!

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I am positive Beck gave me a hug yesterday!

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Getting back into pickle ball… I won the first set and then Andrew won the next two sets. The girls road their scooters around the court and Beck napped in his carseat.  With Andrew’s work/school schedule we are doing what we can to fit in mini activities together whenever we can and sometimes that means from 4:00-4:42 pm in the afternoon.

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And Beck helped me to research races on my computer before bedtime!

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I thought it would be fun to share my favorite easy TJ’s meals all in one place and I would love to hear your favorites in the comments!

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*Cook this focaccia bread (according to it’s instructions) with mozzarella cheese on top and then top it with this Brushetta once it is out of the oven. Roast the shaved brussels on the side and you have a very yummy meal.

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True love and my sister agrees with me, it’s the best.

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*Grab the Vegetable Fried Rice and cook it up in some olive oil with your favorite protein!  These spring rolls on the side are delicious too in the air fryer.

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*Clearly I love their shaved brussels!  This pasta below is from Costco but use any pasta and once it is cooked and drained then mix in the marinated fresh mozzarella cheese mix and some protein and mix it all together.  SO GOOD.

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*Bangs friend taught me this combo.

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I’m drooling just thinking about how good this combo is.

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*DELICIOUS on so many levels.

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*Of course the TJ’s Everything but the Bagel blend just takes anything to the next level.

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*Grab the Caesar salad mix and combine it in their homemade flour tortillas (so good) with some protein for a really good wrap!

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*Once again with the bruschetta (it is so so good)… Grab the lentils and some feta and combine!

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And a few of my other favorites for meals!  Their carne asada meat for tacos, their sweet potato frites to go with a burger, their mandarin orange chicken with brown rice, pesto tortellini for a quick lunch, their pizza dough for pizza at home and their sweet potato gnocchi!

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Let me know if you want me to do a snacks/treats list of favorites too from TJ’s or any other store:)

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Give me your favorite quick TJ’s meals!  Hopefully this post and the comments can be an awesome resource for when you want some quick meals!

What do you eat for lunch usually?  Does it change often or do you stick to the same thing?

Ever played pickle ball?  What are your thoughts on it?  Do you get competitive with games like this?

What is school like in your area and when does the school year end?

-My kids still get out early every day and wear masks but they are saying that in August things will be back to normal!

This was a reallllly good way to start off my week. I’m a way more fun mom when we are outside.  When I’m outside I feel like I can easily let go of to-do lists, be present, be silly and just relax…  Now to learn how to do that better when we are inside:) I … Continue Reading

Getting out the door for my run on Saturday was harder than ever.  My body was pooped from speed work the day before and I didn’t have anybody to meet so the fact I started the run was pretty much a miracle.  I came home glad that I did it but it was a rough … Continue Reading

Andrew and the kids met me at the end of my run at a bakery… best way to finish up a run. 2.5 mile w/u, 4 mile tempo (6:29 average) + 10 x 200m (.12 miles) with 1 minute recoveries to work on increasing my leg turnover and working on my form because my form … Continue Reading

8 miles @ 8:31 pace with Emilee yesterday and shooting for some speed today.  LOVE this new Run Happy shirt that Brooks sent me! I got home from my run and when Beck woke up he was acting so off and screaming nonstop so I took him to the doctor.  He had an ear infection … Continue Reading

Turns out I can run much later on in the day but my theory is still true—> the later I go, the more it hurts. Rewind to the beginning of the day… Knox needed me to bring him a book to school to read to the class and I forgot my mask but luckily was … Continue Reading

Yesterday’s run was made possible thanks to my mom… Emilee met me at my parents’ house and we did 7 miles @ 8:27 average.  We ran on the old bike trail that I used to run on every single day when I lived with my parents… Except for back then I was running on this … Continue Reading