training buddies, balance

BROWN SMOOTHIE - my smoothie was brown today.
I used more spinach than the last few days, blueberries, rasperries, blackberries, a whole banana (I like using half), some almond breeze and some silk soymilk.
I love this new stick thing Bill ordered and it makes cleanup really easy!

I had a second smoothie after dinner as a dessert smoothie - milk, protein powder (forgot it on the 1st one) and some almond butter. I think the almond butter was a waste because I could hardly taste it.

This morning I was able to run with Abby!! I hadn't run with her since before Nick was born. I was supposed to bring Nick but the weather was iffy, so I dropped him off with my dad who has his own business/office @ home and he watched him so I could run. I have to say she is so flexible with pace, time, etc. We ran before I got pregnant - last winter for long runs and then over the summer after I was pregnant and when I was pretty pregnant this fall/winter and wasn't going very fast. She has been awesome - what a great running partner!! Now I'm working on getting in miles and she is training for the NJ marathon in May. It was GREAT to run with Abby!

I think one thing that has been hard is finding balance between baby, self, marriage, running, sleeping, eating well and adjusting to staying home. I'm good at being a mom so far and giving time for the baby but we need to work at giving time for each other and Bill needs to work on time for himself. I'm making time for running but taking that time from naps/sleep/maintaining a semi decent house. I'm sure I'll get it together, and it has helped this week to focus on a goal - eating well - so that I'm not kind of bored and feeling like I am not doing anything. I think balance is a challenge for most of us and we find it in time.

Good eats
oat bran w/ pb, wheat germ, flax, brown sugar (bad-omit)
fruit smoothie
almond butter + wheat crackers
bulgar, beans, mushrooms
stuffed portabello
sweet potatoes and potatoes
milk smoothie
gs cookie


  1. Aww, shucks :)

    It was great running together today - can't wait for more!

  2. so wish i was there to run with you ladies, you're just so fun!!

    hey i like the idea of the stick blender...oh lala

  3. Boy that sounds like an awesome day of eating!! And I think the balance struggle never goes away. It's what moms are always talking about... no matter how old your kids are...

  4. I love smoothies. I have them just about everyday in the summer. I can't wait until it's warm again

  5. You'll figure out how to balance everything, it takes time...then once you figure it out the child hit a new stage and your have to find the balance again!

    Stuffed zucchini, this is what I do. Cut in half length wise. dig out the middle (make it like a bowl). In a bowl combine the middle cuts of the zucchini, toss in some diced tomatoes, bread crumbs and mozzerella cheese (you can add anything else you want). Add a little bit of onion and garlic power. Fill the shells of the zucchini and bake at 375. I usually bakeit for 15 minutes, but it depends on how you like your veggies.

  6. A good running buddy is the best!!

    I can't imagine how hard it must be to balance everything. I have trouble w/o kids in my life. It really does sound like you're doing really well. Your posts sounds so calm and relaxed like things are going really smoothly. I hope that's the case!!

  7. I have to agree with mama and D10...the balance in your life will forever be an act of juggling. Just when you think you have everything figured out, something new happens. That's just the way it goes. After last week's break, I've come to the conclusion that "me time" is almost (or should be) the most important thing though because getting my time in helps me be a better mom and wife.

  8. Awwhhh don't sweat the balance. You'll definitely find your groove with that soon enough ;-)

  9. YAY so fun you got to run with Abby!!!

    I bet the balance is hard, but after some time I am sure you will find it :)

  10. I'll hop on a plane to come run with you! I bet we would have a blast!!! :)

  11. It really amazes me sometimes how you moms do it all (isn't it weird to hear yourself as a "mom" now? ha). I feel like there is never enough time to do everything I need to do, I can only imagine how it will be when I have kids.