Monday, March 12, 2018

Everything But the Bagel Salmon Collard Wraps

Hi, guys! Happy Monday!

Today is totally getting away from me. It’s been a busy – yet productive – day, so no complaints, but, whoa, the day has really flown by.

My morning started bright and early with some work followed (almost immediately) by a glass of iced coffee with chocolate peanut milk and a rice cake with peanut butter and banana slices on top.

Quinn slept until almost 6:45 AM (!!), so I (mostly) had my act together by the time he woke up. I planned to run at the gym, so I was already dressed and ready to go.

Once Qman and I had a chance to cuddle on the couch and let him wake up a little, I got him ready to go to school. We had all sorts of things to bring with us to the car, so asked Quinn if he could help me. His response: “I can’t. I have too much in my hands.”

Please note what he had in his hands…

This kid kills me. So funny! Almost 4 is definitely my favorite age!

After dropping Quinn off at school, I ran 4 miles on the treadmill, which is the farthest I’ve run in quite awhile. Surprisingly, I felt REALLY good. My hip is still a bit wonky, but it’s so much better. And the run was such a nice reminder of how much I love (and missed) running. My goal is to SLOWLY build up to 6 miles for a 10K that I’m running later this spring… and so far, so good!

At the gym, I also made a couple of videos for a booty challenge we’re having this week. If you’re not part of the CNC Community Group yet, be sure to request to join!

After that, I headed to Rosa Farms for a “Tree Chugger,” which is my newest post-gym obsession.

After that, I ran a couple of errands (Target and Trader Joe’s) and then headed home for lunch, which I brainstormed on the drive. (Anyone else do that?) Listen to this delicious combination: Smoked salmon with chopped cucumbers, whipped cream cheese, and Everything But The Bagel Seasoning all wrapped in a big collard leaf.

Omgggg, so good! And it took me like 3 minutes to make.

After lunch, it was right to work for me. Even though I worked in the early-morning hours, I felt really behind!

My stomach just started to grumble, so I made a rice cake with almond butter, collagen, and a little caramel sauce spread mixed together and spread on top. Mmm!

Once I hit publish on this blog post, I’m going to walk Murphy, head BACK to Target to return a faulty product that I purchased, and then pick up Qman from school. What a whirlwind day!

Questions of the Day

Do you like salmon?

What’s your favorite way to eat a rice cake?

Is it spring yet? 

P.S. How adorable is this cozy wrap sweatshirt from Athleta? It popped up in my Facebook feed last night, and it’s only $27.99. I might need it in my life! 😉

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Springing Forward

We are REALLY urging spring to come out to play!! This winter has felt like one of our longest in recent years because of the countless days with gray skies and/or colder temps. People are starting to just fake spring, like going to a playground when it’s 40° and just pretending it’s 70° . Spring will arrive soon enough, I hope!

Kohr Brothers has reopened for spring, but it was hardly ice cream weather. I took Mazen and Sylvia after school and had a snowstorm – how appropriate!

We played at the park after and then had a low-key Friday night, complete with a warm bath and pizza delivery.

On Saturday, we did a lot of painting. Mazen has decided he wants to turn his bedroom into an art studio.

For a later breakfast, we had pancakes, bacon, and strawberries.

I took Mazen swimming at ACAC, where we met Matt and exchanged hands for the day. On Saturday afternoon, Thomas watched golf while I read. I’m nearing the end of Lilac Girls. I can’t stay I have loved the book (not nearly as much as The Nightingale, which I LOVED), but I’m into the story and it’s gotten better as the pages turned.

We shared a big bowl of popcorn!

I have been feeling so blah lately and living in sweatpants. It felt good to curl my hair for once and get a little dressed up on Saturday night for dinner and the UVA game.

We had dinner at Vivace and started our meal with olives and Italian bread.

We shared baked penne and the rockfish special for dinner. Both were amazing. Shout out to Chef Landon!

Some of our friends joined us for the game, which, of course, was a great win to celebrate! (“Anybody But Carolina” is my motto… But also, “Go Hoos!”)

On Sunday morning, our fridge was bare, and I made Great Harvest Cinnamon Chip toast with almond butter and banana toast.

We had a neighborhood birthday party midday and enjoyed pizza, stormtrooper cupcakes, and a R2D2 piñata!

Hope you guys had a great weekend! <3

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