|Well, hello my friends! Wow have I missed this little place. The last 4 weeks are really kind of a blur. I have traveled every weekend since Blend (May 17th). I don't think I've ever traveled that much in one stretch in my entire life. That means I was home for 3 or 4 days before I was back out the door again. In between, I was trying my best to keep the house from being a total wreck (I failed miserably at that), clean clothes (notice I did not mention folding any), train clients, work at the gym, design menu plans for my nutrition clients, repack and get our fuel in order for the trip...felt like a marathon! Anyway, I'm back at home with all three of my men and I'm one happy girl to have this family back together after being apart for almost 3 weeks.
I want to say it was a choice to be quiet here, but really I've had no choice. Instagram definitely saved me when it came to social media time during all this travel! I LOVE it! Any time I got a few minutes of downtime, I was checking out my peeps! I LOVE all the positive vibes that come from Instagram! I never used to use my phone to capture moments and I'm so thankful that I do now. Memories are priceless and I need to focus more on capturing more of these keepsake moments.
So, I thought it would be interesting for me to focus on the high points of the weeks rather than the fact that we drove mostly in the rain for a total of about 30 hours in 3 weeks and are just plain exhausted. Excuse the horrible phone pictures, but these are some of my Superlatives Of Our Travel!
Bob's Red Mill Muesli
this was the perfect fuel for Tony on this trip. I'm kind of religious about my oats, but he put together single servings of his muesli for every morning and it worked like a charm for him!
Tony and I packed bags of salad for traveling. We take a plug in cooler with us to every convention we go to. These salads are perfect for when you can't go out to grab a bite to eat. He topped his with gluten free sausage balls
! (FYI I now use chickpea flour in this recipe)
Best Salad At a Restaurant
Anyone who does not eat meat, that ever orders a salad at a restaurant where meat eaters eat, knows that good salads are hard to come by. The Tomato Head
in Knoxville wins hands down for best restaurant salad! You can't see them, but there are a ton of black beans under those sprouts! Made me such a happy girl!
Weirdest Moment For Snacking On Cereal
I was surrounded by people drinking heavily while I munched on a cup of Attune Foods Buckwheat Hemp Cereal
. Designated driver here! We were at a pop culture convention so there were even celebrities from my youth hanging out...while I munched on cereal. Yep, I'm that girl...
Best Meal Upon Arriving Home!
Sauteed turnip greens and mushrooms with roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts and nutritional yeast topped with pasta sauce all served with protein flatbread (original recipe here
, I will share this variation soon)! The mixture of hot and cold, light and hearty totally hit the spot! Welcome home to me!
I hit a little over 5 minutes on my planks! Sadly, I have not planked since...
I got in an unintentional 9 mile run last Thursday. I was meeting a client at the park for some training, so I ran to the park. It was drizzling and there was a lot of activity going on, so I was highly entertained. I got in 4 miles, then another 4 with her and then finished off my run home to end at 9. The funny thing about that run is that it did not kill me. It was slow, but it felt really good!
So, any Superlatives for you the past couple of weeks? Help me catch up! I'm still trying to get through my reader. Oh, that reminds me, I need to figure out what I'm going to do about my reader!
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