Highlight - Kara joins our family
|January 2010 - Tell Friends and Family #2 is on the way|
|February 2010 -Nick turns 1 and faceplants his cake|
|March 2010 - left Nick overnight for the first time for my cousin's wedding|
|March 2010 - Ocean Drive 10 miler -freezing|
|April 2010 - Family 5k!|
|April 2010 - Florida - Nick's first plane ride at 14 months|
|June & early July 2010 - visiting Ocean City very pregnant|
|July 15 - Kara is born! It's a girl!|
|Bill's 30th b'day|
|August 10 - Kara's first trip to OC!|
|Sept 10 - PDR - I'm not in shape!|
|October 10 - Nick's first trick or treating!|
|November '10 -Philly 1/2 - had a fun day!|
|Dec '10 - Kara's first Christmas - Nick's first fun Christmas. We had a blast!|
Running: I had to cut back from running and missed about 4 weeks while pregnant with Kara this year. I scaled it down alot and in the last month took a big break! My yearly mileage is on a downward trend as I get into swimming and triathlon.
2009: 1645.5 miles ran
2008: 1748.4 miles ran
Best recipes that I've found and used
Humnut Sauce - Mae: 2 T hummus + 1 T nutritional yeast + water = great sauce to dip veggies and everything!
Gluten Free/Vegan Pancakes - Averie's recipe - very versatile
Protein Pancakes - inspired by Sarena
1/2 c ground oats
2 T peanut butter
1-2 T protein powder
1 T maple syrup
1/4 to 1/2 c almond milk/milk of choice
1 T flax
Hemp Fudge - Sarena's recipe
Maple Nut Oaties/ Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies - HEAB and Angela - any combination of oats, nuts and maple syrup. My favorite is the nuts ground in the food processor + ground oats + maple syrup till it sticks together = NUT BALLS.
Black bean sliders: I make this once a week usually.
Best products that I've purchased
Bondi Band - not just for running. I wear them almost everyday because I seem to have grown some weird bangs with the help of motherhood. My favorite one was RUN LIKE A MOTHER. But I lost in training for the half this summer :( I bought some new ones at the expo and my current favorite is a patterned one seen in the Halloween pic.
Amazing Grass Chocolate Superfood - I have this on subscribe and save on amazon and get it once a month. I use it for "hemp fudge" and as a dip for pancakes with coconut oil. I really like it!
VITAMIX!!! to make nut butter, smoothies and everything in between!
Trader Joe's Hemp Protein Powder and Trader Joe's peanut butter, creamy with salt! : )
RUNNING GOALS FOR 2011
Run the fastest half marathon that I can!
Actually run with the running group that I joined - make running a group thing
What were your "BEST OFs" for 2010? Something that you can't live without that you discovered or favorite things to cook or bake?