Chipotle Night!

Today was a normal Wednesday in the life of a working mama. I got up at 6:00 (after snoozing a few too many times), showered, and headed to my happy place before heading to work. My happy place = Starbucks. I tried the new Tiramasu Latte with nonfat milk and whipped cream. It was good, but I will probably stick to my normal choices.

After my lovely 1 1/2 hour commute, I checked my email and dug into my overnight oats. I haven’t made this in a long time and it was well overdue.


I worked for a few more hours, answered a dozen of phone calls, and got hung up on once. It was nice little morning. Around noon, Jeanette and I headed outside for a glorious 6.83 mile run. While we had to dodge some snow and ice covered roads and sidewalks, the sun was shining and the temps were balmy (30 degrees!).


Lunch was leftovers from last night’s dinner. I think it actually tasted better today than it did last night. Spoiler alert: This will be my lunch tomorrow too. I also had a Yoplait Greek Whipped Yogurt and it was a nice change from the traditional kind.



While I was slaving away at work, my mom sent me this beauty. How rude! 🙂

My afternoon snack was a banana with a side of almond butter on plates leftover from my baby shower over 2 years ago. I should really quit my day job to be a food photographer.


Dinner was you guessed, Chipotle! Ever since Chris has been off work on Wednesday nights, I’ve been picking up Chipotle for dinner. I’m always excited to eat it, but man does it feel like a rock in my stomach now.


We usually end Chipotle night with fro yo, but it’s going on 9 pm now and they close in a few minutes. Looks like I will have to settle for something from my stash while Chris and I watch some Law and Order: SUV (you Sopranos fans out there will know why we call it SUV instead of SVU). What to choose?? Red velvet oreos, white fudge oreos, Reese’s Hearts, peanut M&Ms, Hershey’s Hugs. I do have ice cream in the fridge, but that is the last thing I ate before I got sick on Saturday night and I may never eat that ice cream again.

What time did you wake up this morning?

What kind of job do you have? Customer Service, cube life, service industry?

Almond butter or peanut butter?

Sunday Slump

Well, I just could not get myself together today. We woke up pretty early and I made breakfast (pancakes with apples on the side).

I had grand plans to do laundry and go for a long run, but due to zero motivation and an icy, rainy, foggy day, I (ok, all 3 of us) stayed in our pjs all day long. Annabelle played her heart out all day…lots of new toys from her birthday. 😄



Girlfriend loves chips…just like her daddy.

After eating Chipotle for dinner, I finally got a shower and got back into (clean) pajamas. I’m not proud of this, but this also happened.

PS there is cake under that ice cream.

So basically, I have been in a funk all day and I know that a good workout would have been the best way to get out of it. Oh well, tomorrow is a new day! And the birthday cake is finally gone and I won’t be eating it everyday anymore.

I hope you had a good Sunday!

Fun Things Friday: Stories from my iPhone

Happy Friday! I am so glad this week is over… I feel like I may have to bury my face in pizza and ice cream tonight.

Ok, so here are some random pics from my phone and I’m going to consider them “fun” today. Mmk. 🙂

I am properly preparing Annabelle for life…she knows the importance of a selfie.


My mom’s card to me on race morning…I absolutely LOVE it and I tear up every time I read it.



AB snuggling up with Molly. She just learned how to say “stay” and point to Molly. 🙂



I had an intense craving for Chipotle this week. Why is it so good??


Baby shower for my work friend Alex and his wife Regina. Can’t wait to meet their baby girl! PS Marissa makes the best cupcakes.


I took one of my internet BFF’s advice and added strawberries and bananas to my cereal (Kashi Honey Nut) and it was amazing.


Linda’s Life Lesson for the week: If you see that ice cream is 2 for $5, you must get 2. Or as my friend Matt pointed out, I should have gotten 4.


How was your week?

What are you looking forward to this weekend?

A short work day, a fast workout, and a delicious doughnut.

Because of yesterday’s snow storm, my work was on a 4 hour delay today. I loved sleeping in, eating breakfast at home, and playing with AB before heading to work.

Breakfast was Special K Red Berries with sliced bananas and Silk Vanilla Almond Milk.

Love this little face. 🙂

Lunch was dinner leftovers from last night and I have decided this is one of my new favorite meals.

My mom and I headed to the gym after work and I spent some quality time with the treadmill.

Treadmill Track Workout

8 x 800 meters (1/2 mile) with 1/4 mile active rests in between.

Instagram: lindarunning4two

My legs felt fresh for the first 5 800s, but I was definitely feeling the last 3. This is the fastest I have ever run 800s, so I left the gym very happy…and very sweaty.

Next stop was for manicures! The place we went to is fast, affordable, and they give a short neck/shoulder massage at the end.

Yes, I have very short, tiny nails. No, I do not bite them but I am an OCD filer.

Final stop of the night was Chipotle. I couldn’t stop thinking about it while I was running and it made my tummy very happy.

The grand finale of the night… 🙂

Speed work…love or hate?

Doughnuts…breakfast or dessert?

What kind of pants are those?

Yesterday was a pretty chill day. I got up and ran first thing. It really does feel good to get it done in the morning. I ran 7 miles at an average pace of 8:11 and I don’t really remember running it. I don’t know if I was super tired or thinking about stuff, but it was done before I knew it.

Since I didn’t eat before my run, I was pretty hungry when I got home. I whipped up a quick batch of Tina’s OMG Pancakes. Molly has always loved them and AB has started to eat them now too.

Leftovers for breakfast this morning. 🙂

Annabelle also enjoyed a croissant the size of her head.

I headed straight down to my parent’s house (I showered later at their house) and I really didn’t want to take off my Athleta tights. They are so warm and comfortable.

Annabelle loves going to my parent’s house because they have a bunch of new toys for her to play with. 🙂 She didn’t like her pony at first, but she is warming up to her.

The rest of the day was spent…

-eating lunch

-manicures with my mom

PS I love my snowflake leggings and they are super soft, but all my dad could say about them was “What kind of pants are those? They are interesting.” Men just don’t know fashion. 😉

-Chipotle for dinner. I can count the number of times I’ve eaten at Chipotle on one hand, but it is super good whenever I have it.


Big day planned today…car inspection (doing that now), work, workout, and then a wild New Year’s Eve celebration. 🙂

What are your New Year’s plans?

Chipotle fan?

Do you like my leggings?