week recap

Thank you all for responding to my question. The half it is! I am waiting for approval and think they will let me in. I am covering the race for my examiner site, so am planning to run the half and bike the second half. Regardless if I get an official entry I will probably race and time myself for the half. I needed to hear NOT to do the marathon. It takes planning, it's serious. 26.2 miles is no joke! It deserves respect and I wasn't respecting the distance.
This week's workouts
Here was my week recap so far. I didn't get to swim as much as I wanted but it just burns me out getting up before 5 and then being with the kids all day.   There was alot of running (for me)
Monday: Kettleballs and run 5 miles tempo
Tuesday: easy broken up 8 miles
Wednesday: swim 2900 yds
Thursday: easy broken up 8 miles
Friday: easy broken up 7.1 miles
Saturday plan - swim 3000 and run 2 miles & pilates or lifting
Sunday is off!

No long run this week because I want to get in some swim yardage.  And no biking because... I just wasn't feeling it!

"Live each day like it is your last"
Do you do this? I like this quote and it also freaks me out.
I can do this with my kids but I'm still working on this with others close to me.
I want to read every last book, rock Kara to sleep whenever I can and give her one on one time as much as possible I know how fast it goes and I don't want to miss a minute!
Having lost a family member (aunt) 10 years ago suddenly (she was a mom of 4 small children), I feel like this is ALWAYS in the back of my head. What if I died? What if something happened to Bill or one of the kids? It freaks me out all the time and gives me a whole lot of anxiety. I'm trying to find a happy place of living each day like it's your last.
Foods this week
Spinach and Mushroom Frittata w/ Smoked Cheese and Quinoa Crust

4 egg whites + 2 whole eggs
1 cup cooked mushrooms
2 cups spinach, cooked (I cooked with 1 T olive oil)
1/2 cup smoked cheese (the one I used was a mix from Trader Joe's)
1/2 c quinoa, cooked
1/4 c water + 1 T ground flaxseed
salt and pepper to taste

First make the crust. Mix the water and ground flax together and let stand 5 minutes. Mix with the quinoa and press into a greased pie plate. Bake 15 minutes at 325.  Meanwhile, place the spinach, eggs and cheese in a food processor until smooth. Mix in the mushrooms. When the crust is done, cover it with the spinach/eggs/cheese/mushroom mix and put back in the oven for 30 minutes.   The smoked cheese really gives it a nice flavor, but any cheese or no cheese at all would be fine too!
Heather's Maple Nut Oaties.
Wow!!  These are totally delicious. They are simple, wholesome, natural, moist and sweet.  I'm pretty sure I could eat a whole batch every day.

1/2 c almond butter
1/2 c maple syrup or agave (I might even try less next time, they were SUPER sweet)
1/2 c coconut
1/2 c oatmeal (I didn't toast it first)
1/4 c protein powder

Heather adds a bunch of other things in too - check out her site above for more add ins.

Mix all ingredients together and place batter in the fridge to firm up for 15 minutes. Bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes.

My baby girl is 3 months today! Where does the time go? She is doing so much better: the first 11 weeks were TOUGH but  I have her down to a T now.  She is totally sweet and I love her to death.


Have a great weekend!


  1. wow, 3 months?? how IS that possible?

    I know what you mean. Seems like the older I get and the older Ethan gets I realize how fast life goes by and I am thankful to I have been blessed to enjoy it!

  2. life has been zooming by lately... i'm trying to live it for what its worth!<3

  3. Love that quote. We all need to be reminded of that from time to time. Looks like you have had a good week!

  4. Nice workout week! Love the baby pic--happy 3 months. Time flies!

  5. haha, love the smile! so cute! once again, another great week for you! wat to go!!!

  6. I KNOWWWWWWW! Murray is 15 weeks yesterday! Where does it go! I think - being pukers- they were quite similar in that the first definitely 8 weeks were tough for me too (the BF quandry didn't help either!) It is amazing how suddenly at 3 months you feel so much more relaxed.
    Glad you're doing the half.
    Not wanting to miss a moment - that is def how feel at mo' - so just want to be a full time mum. hey change so much ever week / day and do so many amazing things daily I just sooo want to be there and share it.
    Great work out week- well done. I't all about being flexi don't you think and be grateful for each workout you manage. Def takes dedication - caught myself on at 6.45am on my bike this morning thinking: pre Murray I would have died at the idea of that, but post M it seems quite normal! LOL!
    Doing Fab, Lady,

  7. i think you made the right decision. i didn't want to say not to run the full, because it's not my decision, but i think you are doing the right thing.

    i don't like thinking that today is my last day. i know we should live each day like that, but if i thought that each day i'd freak myself out!

  8. Ohhhhhh . . that's the cutest pic! How's Nick going with her? Sounds like you're going to have a lot of fun in the lead up to the half. Your back on track with everything - super mama!

  9. Kara is a cuite! Happy 3 months to her!

  10. Good decision! I know what you mean - I'm constantly deciding that the dishes/vacuuming/laundry can wait a few hours to cuddle and play longer with my kids since they're only young once.
    What a pretty smile she has! Three months flew by.

  11. Wow, 3 months already. I have a mommy training question for you. Are you nursing? If so, how do you do early morning workouts? Do you pump before you work out in the AM? Or do you wait until she wakes you up? I had this issue with my LO and want to know what other mom's are doing before #2 arrives. Thanks for any advice you can give me.

  12. Jaime- I pump at 5 or 6am then workout and feed Kara at 7 or 8.