Hungry Day

Do you ever have one of those days where you’re just HUNGRY?

Today was one of those days….constantly hungry even though I ate totally normally.  Whomp whomp.

I kept it in control for the most part, dodged the Christmas cookies (I eat enough for dessert), added a banana and some extra trail mix and called it a day.

Thankfully the husband was in the mood for a healthy dinner, so I loaded up on greens, veggies, steak and a good piece of bread.  We literally finished everything fresh we had in the fridge and saved left over lasagna for tomorrow.  High five to us!

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Todays salad included:



  • Arugula and Romaine for greens
  • lemon juice and sriracha to dress
  • Roasted broccoli
  • Roasted carrots
  • Fresh heirloom tomatoes
  • One large white onion
  • Split a large steak
  • Side of sesame bread
  • Caesar dressing

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  • Chop the greens
  • Dress with lemon, sriracha, salt and pepper
  • Add fresh tomatoes
  • Start the onions, broccoli and carrots on the grill
  • Add the steak (15 minutes)
  • Grill the bread (5 minutes)
  • Enjoy

Good way to end a hungry day.

Well…until dessert :).


Thankful It’s Thursday

I don’t know why this didn’t post this AM…my apologies guys!


You all remember when I made goals for the week on Monday?  One thing I specifically planned out was 6 runs, at least 3 longer than 4 miles (1 longer than 4…Sunday?!).

Welp, this morning I crossed off my 5th run for the week.  Which means, REST DAY TOMORROW!  And I couldn’t be more thankful.  I was feeling great last night, and I’m still feeling good, but my mind and body need a day away from the treadmill.  Looking forward to some peaceful yoga (I did do some yoga for runners last night as well, helped a bit) and relaxing for my Friday.  Who’s with me?

This Morning

As I mentioned, I crossed off my 5th run of the week late this morning (Thank you late Thursdays).  This was one of those runs that you break into minute breaks.   Each minute I gave myself a little pep talk, and because I had already had my 3 runs 4 or more, I told myself that at each 10 minute interval, if I was REALLY struggling I could stop.

Welp, I didn’t.

Workout of the Morning: 4 miles slow and steady

Oh yeah…

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Maybe these were part of the reason I struggled on my run this morning?



Thank goodness it’s almost Friday 🙂

Question of the Morning: What are you thankful for this Thursday?


You all know how much I love food.   It’s a passion of mine and something that I LOVE sharing with others.  There really is nothing more satisfying than seeing people you love enjoying food that you made.

Well, I guess my love for cooking and food is obvious because early this week I was contacted by an adorable rep from Inkling.  A company that speaks my language.

Inkling is an interactive eBook publisher with titles spanning several genres (photography, food & drink, crafts & hobbies, as well as textbook offerings for aspiring professionals

The first thing that caught my eye when I was exploring their homepage was the beautiful photography, specifically of food.

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Beautiful right?

But Inkling has SO much more!  They literally have easily accessible ebooks for almost anything you could want!

As I was going through this, I kept thinking about great this would have been while I was in grad school.  E-texts in today’s world?  Hello convenience!  I probably wouldn’t have nearly as many back issues as I do, ha!

As a part of my conversations with Inkling, I was given the opportunity to browse a free chapter of one of their newest cook books:  A Modernist Meal At Home.

Do you like those pictures from earlier?  Yup, they’re from the book.  In just my one free chapter, I was able to read about all kinds of cool stuff.


  • Pressure cookers
  • Cooking Under Pressure
  • How to use a pressure cooker?
  • Canning Jars
  • Along with some DELICIOUS recipes!

Other chapters in the book include:

  • Conventional Cooking Gear
  • Counter Top tools
  • Cooking Sous Vide
  • Ingredients
  • Recipes
  • Breakfast eggs
  • Steaks
  • Salads
  • Cheeseburgers
  • Carnitas
  • Ribs

And SO much more!  While I love the history of passed down family recipe books, if you are looking for new and unconventional cooking ideas, tips, or tools, this would be a GREAT resource!  And all in today’s modern world of an e-reader!  Just bring up your e-reader and you’re ready to go!

I highly recommend anyone with passions like my own (healthy living, learning, reading) — but maybe doesn’t want or have space for a library of books, check out Inkling.  I promise there is something for everyone on there!

Question of the Afternoon:  What is the topic of e-reader that Inkling provides that you would be MOST interested in?

disclaimer: Inkling provided me with a free chapter and the link to their page but all opinions and descriptions are my own.