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 Iâ€™m willing to run really far!) to my Dadâ€™s house. Having a goal in mind makes the run so much more fun mentally â€“ and itâ€™s a LOT easier when youâ€™re convincing a little one to come along for the ride.
Today, we ran to our friend Brandiâ€™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.
It may not be the most effective way to run 3.0 miles (fitness-wise) but manâ€¦ breaking up the workout with a little pool-splashing, pretzel-eating, and swing set-swinging is fine by me.
Came home and made this delicious lunch. I was ready for it, too! Get in my belly.
So we used to keep all our spices in the cupboard on a shelf that I had to stand on my tip toes to seeâ€¦ 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!
Those are little mushroom caps stuffed with a glob of hummus, sprinkled with paprika, and baked at 350 for 20 minutes. So good.
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 itâ€™s a super easy and fast vegetarian meal.
Hope it feels like summer (or at least spring) wherever you are!