Stories from my iPhone…and ice cream.

Hi guys!  I’ve been totally lame sauce and I’m sorry about that. I’m trying really hard to get out of this funk and I think some sunny Spring weather is just what the doctor orders. PLEASE bring on the warm weather. Pretty please.

Since I need the pictures from my phone to actually remember what’s been going on, I’ve uploaded a bunch for a trip down memory lane.

Sweaty selfie after an at home workout I did in the living room while Annabelle ate lunch.  She thinks burpees are hilarious and we practice counting as I do them. 😊

Poor baby was having some tummy troubles last weekend. Toddlers and tummy trouble = absolutely terrible.

Eating chocolate Teddy Grahams at 9 am. Thanks Daddy.

Snow day breakfast of pancakes, turkey sausage, and strawberries.

Lots of snow…about 11 inches.

Chris and I had a rare dinner out last Friday (thanks Carrie!!!) and we enjoyed salmon, tuna, bread pudding, and flourless chocolate cake. 😍

Annabelle rocking her Maryland onsie from Uncle Gren and Aunt Janice. Go Terps!

Avocado omlette = perfect post long run meal

A perfect Sunday morning run with two of my awesome Ragnar teammates. Thanks for coming up Woody and Pryce!

I love seeing double digits on my Garmin.

Banana, oats, and chocolate chip cookies. 😀

Homemade ice cream cake just sounded like a good idea today.


1. Chocolate fudge (chocolate chips melted into some vanilla almond milk)

2.  Crushed oreos

3. Red velvet cake ice cream

4. Chocolate fudge

5. Vanilla fudge ice cream

6. Cool whip

7. Sprinkles

Even though I wanted to eat it as soon as I made it, I waited until after dinner.  🙂

Post workout selfie…because you really needed to see my sweaty face.  PS Somebody please tell me how to fix my crow’s feet.  I did Jillian MIchael’s 30 day Shred Level 2 followed by 2 rounds of the At Home Jumping Jacks Circuit Workout.  On the second round I made a few substitutions to switch things up a little bit (burpess instead of tuck jumps, tricep dips in place of tricep pushups, and leg lifts in place of bicycle crunches). Dinner = leftover chicken mixed with veggies topped with shredded cheddar cheese.  Everything it better with a side of sweet potato fries.

Yup, I ate this huge chunk that is missing.

What is the best dessert you have ever had?

Best workout last week?

If you are in a funk too, I’m sorry.

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?

Ice cream and icicles.

Yesterday was the normal work, run, eat, and watch the clock until it’s time to go home kind of day. 🙂


8 miles total (2 warmup, 4 tempo, 2 cool down). I finished up my workout with a 3 minute plank.


Leftover crockpot special! This was green, red, and orange peppers, carrots, onions, chicken, Israeli cous cous, and BBQ sauce. I topped it with some guacamole and it was amazing.


Dinner: I got home from work around 6:30 and Annabelle was already in bed. 😦 I didn’t feel like making anything complicated, so I made a spinach and cheese omelette and two pieces of raisin bread.

The main event: ice cream! My mom and I enjoyed two very large bowls of the good stuff. 🙂

We are having quite the winter this year and we woke up to more crap beautiful ice this morning. This is what an iced over screen looks like.

Everything was covered by a thick sheet of ice. The sidewalks and street were like an ice rink and my car was completely encased in ice. I decided to wait it out and head into work later in the day. That meant family time with Chris and Annabelle!

I made pancakes for breakfast and I topped mine with Jif chocolate peanut butter spread, a banana, and some syrup. They were quite dry and needed these toppings. Chris fed his to Molly. :-/

Since I wasn’t going to be at work for my lunch hour, I fit in a quick workout in my basement. I love at home workouts because they are quick and effective and you don’t need any equipment. Today, I did one of Julie’s workouts and it was a good one.

I actually repeated the workout 4 times and added some tricep dips at the end. 🙂


Do you workout at home or always at the gym?

Are you good at making pancakes? I guess not. 😦