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Weekly wrap 6/27-7/3

It’s been a while since I’ve done a weekly wrap up with Tricia at http://www.misssippipiddlin.com/ and Holly at https://hohoruns.blogspot.com/ so I thought, why not?!  Although I haven’t been running consistently, I have been very busy!  We’re narrowing in on 17 weeks into this deployment, and there’s never a dull moment. The blog is a fun way to journal what I’ve been up to, so here goes.

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Fitness: I worked 6 days last week, so to say I am tired is an understatement.  There are no breaks for a single Mom, and some days I feel it more than others.  But…we are keeping busy and doing our best to keep our chins up.  I’ve been consistently planking every day for 2 months now, and achieved over 5 minutes last night.  I did 2 minutes of straight plank, 30 seconds each side planks, and another 2+ minutes of straight planking.  YAY!

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I also did Hard Corp 22 twice last week, weight training twice, and did quite a bit of walking so it’s all good!  I do  miss running, but spending time with my daughters is more important.

Food: Gosh, I have been terrible about cooking anything worth posting about.  We do pretty easy meals during the week, and often time have simple things like chicken sausage with sweet potatoes or quinoa and a veggie.  On the weekends we splurge and this past weekend I took my youngest to a place called “The Patton house” in Geneva.  We had amazing outdoor seating on the deck, and my youngest and I shared Oysters Rockefeller for an appetizer.  They were simply amazing.  I love the fact that my 9 year old chose these as an appetizer, LOL! I’ve created a foodie for sure! LOL!

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She then proceeded to order the 16 ounce Rib eye steak.  yup.  She ate nearly all of this food minus the cheesy potatoes.

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I opted for a lighter dinner, and had a blackened creole shrimp salad.  And a few bites of her steak LOL!

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Facts: Big news everyone!!!  My daughter got her license on Wednesday.  Because of my crazy work schedule it was a battle trying to get her to the DMV, so my awesome friend and neighbor took her on Wednesday because she’s off during the summer.  I loved getting the play by play text messages, and when I saw this picture I cheered!!  While it’s a whole new level of anxiety, it’s nice that she can get out and about without me having to taxi her everywhere after working all day.

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We’ve also started tackling updating the girls bathroom.  My daughter did the painting again, and I plan to start redoing the cabinets this week!  So far it’s looking great and I am super proud of how well my daughter did painting!!!

Speaking of my daughter, I was also extremely thrilled when Deb from Deb Runs – http://debruns.com/  asked to feature my daughter’s poem she wrote a couple months ago titled, Pride.  Please run over and check it out.

*the blog isn’t letting me add links, so I apologize for that!

Do your kids like to try new foods? Do your kids drive yet?  What type of projects are you up to?

I hope you all have a Happy 4th of July, and a great week!!

Cheers,

Michelle

 

 

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Weekly Wrap up 2-21-2016

It’s time again for the Weekly wrap up with Tricia and Holly.  If you want to read, support, and be inspired by others I definitely recommend checking out these awesome blogs.

Last week was a bit shaky for me, but I did manage to get in a few good workouts and my longest run of the year-10 miles of much needed solitude and soul searching.

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Tuesdays miles/planks/strength training
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Hump day planks!
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Thursday’s miles along with a plank

Friday was rest day, and after the week I had at work I will admit I was ready for it.  My stomach was/has been a mess these days and my almost dormant IBS-D has been rearing it’s ugly head.  I woke up Saturday knowing I’d need a bathroom close, so I waited it out and started my long run at around 10 a.m.  Thankfully my stomach cooperated, and I was able to get a really solid ten miler in.  I have to give kudos to my friend Andrea for cheering me on. She’s just about the coolest person I know, and she ALWAYS knows when I need her, even without me asking.  Those friends are the best.

Saturday afternoon I took my daughter’s to a late lunch/brunch at a new place in Geneva called Hache’ Modern Brasserie which highlighted amazing French food.  We had the cheese and charcuterie plate, and were greeted by the Chef himself to present our appetizer.  J had fish and frites, S had steak and frites, and I had the Bouillabase.  All of our dishes were packed full of flavor and you could truly taste the passion in the food from Chef Andrew.  We were also even given a small plate of pork belly to share from the Chef as a complimentary dish while we waited.  The décor was modern French with pops of color and fresh flowers throughout.  We were even lucky enough to meet on of the owners, Peter, who delivered the flowers himself to our table.  Our service was impeccable, and we will definitely return in the future!

After lunch we were out shopping and my hubby tagged me in this post on FB.

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He wrote-“Wherever I am, there is always something that makes me think of her. Snapped this picture flying over Venice, Italy”

I had to duck into one of the aisles to gather my composure.  #allthefeels

Today was a much needed day of rest filled with movie watching, craft making, and cooking.  Marcona almond crusted cod with quinoa/roasted veggies, and cilantro peas!

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There really is no “recipe” for this fish, just ground marcona almonds, season with salt and pepper and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes!  Yummy, and easy!!

How was your week/weekend?  Highs/lows?  What’s the longest distance you’ve run this year?

Have a great week!!!

❤ Michelle