the dailies : 10.11.11

daily word: 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? – Matthew 6:25-27

daily sweat: Favorite workout day of the week! Cardio kickboxing/strength circuit/new to yoga class. Love it.

daily dish: Just my favorite dish today…and possibly ever.

1 frozen banana

3 Tbsp protein powder

1 Tbsp oats

1/4 cup milk

Blend in a food processor, top with blueberries, devour. SO GOOD.

*I took 18 pictures of this because I had it for breakfast and dinner…but NONE of them uploaded. Thanks for nothing, Android.

daily mile(s):

Day 32: the view from here

Day 33: you had me at hello

(I still think Denver was my favorite place of all on the trip (other than the obvious favorite, Green Bay. Duh.))

Day 34: in bloom

Day 35: expect the unexpected

(And I still love that sign.)

Day 36: i was ready for some football

(Different year, different time zone, different end result…same Sunday routine.)


the dailies : 9.9.11

daily word: “So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.” Hebrews 6:18-19 (NLT)

daily sweat: No extra time for fluff today! Just a quick 10 minute row and 20 minute hill workout (that kicked my rear, I might add).

daily dish: No extra time for regular meals today!


A PB&J on an Ezekiel muffin and a Blueberry Larabar…perfect!


Curried brown rice pilaf with pan-fried tofu. Curry is such a good comfort food. Love it.

Also had 1/2 a peach, a prune plum, and many, many things covered in chocolate.

daily mile:

I love this post…especially after last night’s win!

Day 5: go pack go

the dailies : 9.8.11

daily word: “God guards knowledge with a passion, but he’ll have nothing to do with deception.” Proverbs 22:12 (MSG)

daily sweat: just a quick and easy 3 mile run. Nothing fancy today!

daily dish:


PBB&J Oatmeal – Peanut Butter, Banana, and Jelly Oatmeal. So satisfying.


I love these mini granola bars from Cascadian Farms. They’re the perfect size for a snack or a pre-workout energy boost, which is what this one was today.


Frozen banana cream! Love it! And a multigrain cocopop with hummus.

dinner 1:

Oh, yes. HECK yes, I had this beast for dinner! The lovely Lauren and I went to Sugar Mountain Bake Shoppe a few minutes before they opened, figuring that we’d be just in time. But much to our surprise we were met with a line out the door…all the way out to the sidewalk! I guess we weren’t the only ones in the mood for gigantic cupcakes today. I opted for Chocolate Peanut Butter when Autumn Trifle SOLD OUT by the time we got to the counter, and Lauren went for Cakes ‘n Bacon. We were both overjoyed with our selections.

dinner 2:

I’m counting the opening game snack bar as a second round of dinner, since a) my first round was a cupcake and b) there was enough food here to actually make a dinner. Sweet potato waffle fries, popcorn with Parmesan and garlic-infused oil, and chips and salsa.

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Day 4: lambeau leap

An appropriate flashback for today! And I can’t hold it in…I have to talk about this. It’s currently the 3rd quarter, and I just witnessed Randall Cobb score on the most amazing return I’ve ever seen. As per Twitter:

I love sports writers on Twitter. I love the NFL. I love my team.

Oh my word…I’m so happy right now.

the dailies : 9.7.11

daily word: “Sinners are always wanting what they don’t have; the God-loyal are always giving what they do have.” Proverbs 21:26 (MSG)

daily sweat: I’m easing back into a workout routine, so today’s workout was pretty basic: a 5 minute warm up on the rowing machine, a 30 minute run, and another 5 minute row to cap things off.

daily dish:

breakfast: frozen banana cream and cinnamon pastry coffee

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite post-workout meals. One frozen banana + 1/2 cup juice (I used Wegmans’ Green Glory juice) + 2 Tbsp protein powder + 10 – 15 second in the food processor = ice cream for breakfast. Topped with a little Trader Joe’s trailmix or fresh berries, it’s heaven!


Pumpkin spice lattes are back in action at Starbucks!

lunch and dinner:

Tabbuoleh salad from Jines, (plus two chocolate cookies and some unpictured dried mango for dinner)


A multigrain cocopop from Wegmans topped with chocolate peanut butter and triple berry jam.

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We have some catching up to do! Here are the roadtrip posts from the past few days:

Day 1 : coffee shops and rest stops : a study

Day 2: sunny skies, bike rides, and grape nuts

Day 3: holy whole foods paradise