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Showing posts from July, 2017

Swimsuit roundup

Just got back from a glorious week with the family at the beach.  It was really what I needed in order to re-charge my batteries before the upcoming school year begins next month. It is always the hightlight of our summer and really our entire year because we get to spend a whole week together with family and extended family.  My youngest son was so upset for it to end that he nearly cried himself to sleep last night. (He's 13 now!) In honor of our beach trip I seem to always buy a new bathing suit....with the exception of this year! I didn't buy any new suits but managed to have a different one to wear each day. Thought I would do a bathing suit roundup of my suits and if they're not availbable anymore I linked some selections of suits that are similar in style. First off is this triangle suit from last year that I purchased from  Target  (linked to similar style)- which I topped with the Michael Stars Ruana from the summer 2017  FabFitFun box. (By the way, so man

Food faves!

I have had some inquiries as to some of my favorite foods as far as protein bars, powders, and other healthy foods I choose. I am definitely trying to keep the sugar content down and to eat as naturally as possible and of course stay away from processed foods.  One rule that I try to follow is to be able to read all of the ingredients on a label and as few ingredients as possible.  For instance, peanut butter. Only ingredient in this should be PEANUTS! I like Crazy Richard's brand. The grocery store's natural brand is also good, but has added salt so if you're watching your sodium that is something to look out for.   So let's get right into it...I find it's important to have some healthy snacks in my purse at all times. These RX bars are super filling and tasty. Ingredients listed on the package front...and no B.S. Love it! The chocolate sea salt is my favorite.    Lately, for a treat when I am craving sweets, I have been eating these new Nature

Summer running...happened so fast!

We are in the thick of summer humidity here in NOVA. My least favorite time of year to train for any races (Hence the reason I chose a March marathon last year, so I could train in the winter.)  More than the heat, the humidity just exhausts me.  It saps my energy like nothing else! (It is also the reason I am not doing another race until October.) And, as I was discussing with my friend on our soupy run this morning, just when I feel like I may be acclimated to the heat, it will be turning into fall here. (Fall is my favorite!) Regardless of the heat, I have still been running about 3 times a week (in addition to indoor cross-training and yoga) and trying to get in at least one "longer" run per week.  This week it was an 8 miler with my running group.  We did a "tour" of all the monuments and took photos along the way.  It is by far my favorite way to see the monuments. This is our second year and second attempt at getting a good shot of us all jumping together!