Morning, morning, morning! I’m only this chipper this morning because Friday has finally decided to show her lovely face. This week seemed to drag for me. Not quite sure why, especially considering I had a good week overall. I guess I’m just that ready for Scenes from the Week!
No, really. I am truly that happy for this post. Something has been brewing inside me in regards to blogging habits, and, gosh, it simply boils down to how much I look forward to these types of posts. The posts where I share the more personal side of life. Don’t get me wrong – I love love love all the fitness and motivational talk, but sometimes feel a loss of myself and my personality in those posts. I’m considering some changes (since this is the personal blog side of my business, anyway), but we shall see. Okay. Enough “blog talk” that is really more just me thinking out loud to myself. Scenes from the Week. Let me grab my morning cup of coffee as I type and then let’s get to it!
Is that not one of the cutest little coffee mugs ever? As is this one…
Can you be in love with a coffee mug? Because I think I officially am. Thank you, Target, for never ceasing to fail me with your allure of random objects when I make a “quick stop” into you.
I know it’s two days later, but did you all have a fun Halloween? Mine went quite well! I even decided to dress up as Catwoman at the last minute.
Okay not really. I just wore all black on my run that (chilly! and it felt so wonderful) morning and called myself Catwoman after I attacked my 6 miles. Oh, how I love that feeling! I have some training updates coming your way, but that can wait until next week.
After that run, I kept my Halloween day on the calmer side while I could by hitting up a 2 hour coffee chat at Starbucks with a friend.
Crazy story – she is actually a friend who I met online through a fitness forum YEARS ago. We stayed in touch via Facebook and then she suddenly moved to my area like 10 minutes away. Our coffee date was actually our first time meeting in person. It’s a small world after all, huh?
Now for the part of Halloween I’m sure you really care to see.
I know. I have the two most adorable monkeys on the planet. Gosh, I love those guys! How could you not when they give you sweet faces like this…
…to manipulate you into doing things like this…
Who am I kidding? I think I got more excited to play Don’t Break the Ice than she did. Although I do find it pretty funny that you now have to send a polar bear crashing through the ice instead of a fisherman dude. That poor polar bear never saw Braedon coming.
I’m not the only one my kids use their magic charm on, though. They apparently somehow virtually charmed the pants off the people at Reebok because we got a surprise little package this week with these snazzy babies inside for the kids.
Makenzie literally squealed with delight over her new kicks. She has an affinity for crazier-the-better footwear like her momma. Although she did get jealous when she realized hers don’t glow in the dark like Braedon’s new shoes. Although I really think the adults who notice the shoes get more excited than anyone else about them. Peter’s brother wanted to steal Braedon’s shoes. To, you know, wear on his pinky toe or something.
Anyway, thank you to Reebok for keeping my kids’ feet attention getting while they “get after” their gymnastics “practice” in the yard and hill sprints (aka Braedon’s obsession with running up and down our driveway repeatedly). Healthy kids ARE happy kids!
I do try to set up some good habits for them. Like working on my fitness at the gym.
All my Best Body Bootcamp pals will appreciate that one! See? I don’t just give you the scorpion without going through the torture of it myself. I do care. I really do!
Although maybe not as much as I care about Brussels sprouts lately.
I literally inhaled an entire bag of Trader’s Joes Brussels sprouts to myself for my side at dinner. Not the best idea when it came to the too much fiber in the belly factor later, but it sure did taste good going down!
Just as I KNOW the BRAND NEW Love Grown Foods product will. Oh I can’t wait to get my hands on some.
That’s a sneak peek of some of the new packaging. Any clue what it is? If not, maybe these little secret tips will help out. Shhhh! Don’t tell I shared!
HINT #1 – It is PACKED-FULL of nutritional benefits!
HINT #2 – It contains NO Sodium!
HINT #3 – It is CERTIFIED GLUTEN-FREE
HINT #4 – It is perfect for ON-THE-GO
HINT #5 – It comes in four DELICIOUS FLAVORS!
Any ideas yet? Get pumped because the big reveal is coming November 30! #Nov30LOVE
Okay, friends, it’s time for me to say good-bye. Have a great day!
Your Turn – What old school board game did you love growing up? Fan of Brussels sprouts? Any guesses on the new Love Grown product?