Now this was an incredible dinner and I thought of it all on my own (or I really probably saw it on Pinterest or Instagram or something and subconsciously couldn’t forget about it because I wanted it so bad).
I cut a green pepper in half, took out the seeds and then layered it with salsa, brown rice, cooked cubed chicken and my favorite seasonings (Trader Joe’s South African Smoke Seasoning Blend) baked it at 415 degrees for about 12 minutes (keep checking it to make sure it doesn’t burn) or until the green pepper softens and looks cooked.
Plus some avocado because heaven forbid I not eat all of my food before I leave so that it doesn’t go bad.
And avocado on toast is pretty much the best.
Brookers found my lip gloss.
The class we went to was amazing and I will definitely keep going to this teacher. It was challenging but she explained everything perfectly and it was just the right mix of stretching and strength. She played music from some of my absolute favorites… Death Cab for Cutie, Florence and the Machine, Sara Bareilles (GRAVITY.. one of my all time favorite songs ever) and Coldplay. I kind of need her playlist.
This break from running/cardio is at the perfect time because it is getting me to yoga every single day which is great in the long run for my running and overall flexibility but also for my emotional health. There are things I am still working really hard to process through and I never really get a chance during the day because I am busy with Brookers but during yoga I am really able to take the time to think and work through things. I always feel so much better afterwards.
Cross-training also helps me to remember that I really do love so many different types of fitness. If running isn’t your thing then find what you do love and do that! Try out as many things as you want until you find what you love the most.
And because I am going away the girls wanted to get in a froyo run before I left for Kentucky.
Honestly. This is my 100% honest opinion. I have never had a better froyo flavor than this one. If you have a yogurtland in your area then I insist that you go try this one today.
The really exciting part of the yogurtland trip was that I got mine for free! Each day they put up a random weight on the sign and if you can get your froyo to be that weight then you get it for free. Last night it was 12.3 ounces (wow, that is a lot of froyo) and I nailed it (Heather did too) … as you can imagine 5 bucks of free froyo made me just a little beyond happy.
And we are off to Kentucky. Brooke was a little confused about why in the world I was getting her up in the 5 o’clock hour but she will see it is all worth it because in just a few hours she will be with her 5 cousins. Thanks mom for taking us to the airport!
PS THANK YOU so much for all of your suggestions on what to pack for Brooke on the plane. There is enough food for 3 days now, stickers, I wrapped some of the toys (um.. amazing idea you guys!), magnets, an old wallet with random things for her to take out and put back in and a few other great ideas you guys gave me. THANK YOU! You have saved us:)
PPS I loved seeing this on TEAMRUNNERD! Yes and yes!
Favorite reason from the above reasons everyone should run? Any reasons to add to the list?
Lip gloss, chapstick, lipstick or nothing?
Favorite thing to eat avocado with?