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My favorite way to run is to put a destination smack dab in the middle of the workout. I usually run to the grocery store, the park, or sometimes (if I’m willing to run really far!) to my Dad’s house.  Having a goal in mind makes the run so much more fun mentally – and it’s a LOT easier when you’re convincing a little one to come along for the ride.

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Today, we ran to our friend Brandi’s house.  Henry is becoming fast friends with her kids.  He was so excited to go over and play in their awesome backyard.  Brandi lives a perfect 1.5 miles from me, so it ended up being a fun 3.0 miler. 

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It may not be the most effective way to run 3.0 miles (fitness-wise) but man… breaking up the workout with a little pool-splashing, pretzel-eating, and swing set-swinging is fine by me.

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Came home and made this delicious lunch.  I was ready for it, too!  Get in my belly.

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So we used to keep all our spices in the cupboard on a shelf that I had to stand on my tip toes to see… Jars would get lost in the back, and I could never find something with knocking something else over.  The other night, I cleaned out one of the pull-out drawers (it was just uselessly holding water bottles), and lined the spices up on their sides in the drawer.  SO MUCH BETTER. 

 

I could actually find the paprika!

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Those are little mushroom caps stuffed with a glob of hummus, sprinkled with paprika, and baked at 350 for 20 minutes.  So good.

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On the side is my go-to meal of brown rice, frozen spinach, and black beans, which I stir fry together with some oil.  I use frozen brown rice and canned black beans, so it’s a super easy and fast vegetarian meal.

 

Hope it feels like summer (or at least spring) wherever you are!

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  • Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit May 6, 2014, 4:36 pm

    Hummus stuffed mushrooms? Oh man that sounds so good! I think my boyfriend would totally love them!

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  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRuns May 6, 2014, 6:09 pm

    The weather is finally warming up around here! It’s so wonderful I feel like I have been waiting forever for it!

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  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs May 6, 2014, 8:14 pm

    After a week of rain, it was finally warm & sunny today — it was glorious! Hooray for Spring!

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  • Runner Girl Eats May 7, 2014, 6:12 am

    I always plan out my weekend runs to end at the farmers market or grocery store. It means lots of sweaty shopping but its so convenient and its the perfect cooldown.

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  • Kelly May 7, 2014, 7:39 am

    We are in summer mode here. Highs in the 90s everday. Summer is going to be soooooo hot.

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  • Elizabeth {Positively Healthy} May 7, 2014, 8:29 am

    I do the same thing with running sometimes. My husbands school is about 6 miles from our house so I will run the 6 miles to pick up the car if I don’t want to drive in the morning to take him to school! So much quicker when I have that destination.

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  • Marissa @ Barefoot Colorado May 7, 2014, 10:48 pm

    Now I really want rice and beans! Yum!

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