Monday Miscellaneous

July 3, 2017

Happy almost 4th of July!

I know many of you took an extended weekend and have been celebrating already. I worked on Saturday but had Sunday off, so I spent the entire day cleaning the house. Not exactly the most exciting thing, but the weather was rainy anyhow, and I love the feeling of going to bed with a clean house.

Let’s highlight a few things on this Monday!

Running

Running has been going really well for me! I started working with my coach, Nichole, again, and I am loving having someone else plan every workout for me. I hit 67 miles last week that included a pretty tough interval workout, 13 mile tempo run, and a long run of 19 miles. You can read more about my workouts in this post.

Still my favorite running shoes.

Nutrition

We have been whipping up some really good meals lately.

I finally caved and bought some Copper River Salmon from Costco. Since visiting Cordova, AK two summers ago and meeting the fishermen/women who fish the Copper River Delta for fresh salmon, I’ve always wanted to buy some but the price deterred me. I finally decided that the cost ($10/pound) was worth the fact I knew I was getting fresh, high-quality salmon.

I made this salmon in my Instant Pot, and it turned out perfect! Not too dry, perfectly done, and the best part–no bones because the pressure cooker cooked them at the high enough. A perfect summer meal paired with a spinach salad as well as a quinoa salad.

The other meal that turned out fantastic were the High-Altitude Bison Meatballs With Simple Marinara from my beloved Run Fast Eat Slow cookbook. I’m usually not a big meatball person, but these were so good! I will definitely be making this meal for my next race.

And if you missed it, I posted a recipe for my Healthy Mocha Protein Smoothie that I have been making in the afternoons when I’m craving something cold and refreshing.

Alaska

On Instagram, I had said I wanted to make it my goal this summer to take Cullen to a new place each week. So far we have succeeded! Our adventures have included a lot of new parks, new places to hike/walk, and one afternoon we had lunch with Craig at Lake Hood to watch the seaplanes take off and land.

Fashion

There is an awesome sale going on right now at Loft. I purchased these 3 items recently, and I love all of them. They are all additional 60% of the sale price. They are too good to pass up!

Sweater – $16

 

Dress – $24

 

Top – $16 (in a different color–this color is sold out)

Beautycounter

I just got the Rejuvenating Radiance Serum in the mail over the weekend, and I am excited to start using it! I’ve heard a lot of people use this and rave about it, so I’m hoping it helps improve my complexion as well.

I will also be having a fun promo later this month so stay tuned if you like free samples!

Have a happy and safe 4th or July!

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