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July 30, 2014

They’re Kind of Like Children

One of this afternoon’s highlights involved a lot of veggies for lunch.

Monster veggie and bean salad jpg

Spinach, spring mix, cucumbers, red, yellow and green peppers, chick peas, black olives, sprouts, Parmesan cheese, and ground pepper drizzled in oil and vinegar.

Monster veggie and bean salad close up jpg

Another included this crazy guy tearing into a new toy out of my hands before I could even get the groceries out of my car.

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He absolutely kills me.

Backing up to this morning, I spent the majority of it at Starbucks after I dropped Scott off at work. After blogging, I needed to do an email overhaul and study, and knew getting out of the house would be the only way that would happen.

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I ordered a skinny vanilla late and an egg white, spinach, and feta wrap for breakfast. It’s so darn tasty, but looks pretty undesirable when I try to take a photo of it, so I decided to leave it in the sleeve this time. You’re welcome.

After a couple of hours, I packed up my things and ran some errands. The first stop was to make a return to Wal-mart (they will seriously return anything…), followed by a trip to PetsMart to get Roadie a new tag.

Roadie dog tag jpg

Apparently, he lost his while we were gone. He’s such a nut.

I also restocked in dental treats for him and the girls, since we all know how those pet teeth cleanings go…

Greenies dental treats for cats and dogs jpg

After a trip to the grocery store, I came home to quickly put everything away before needing to get back out the door with Cali for an appointment at the vets.

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I swear if it’s not one animal with issues, it’s another. She’ll be okay, but we have had some trouble with her using the litter box over the past couple of months. I thought it was behavioral until she started walking and acting weird the last couple of days, and as it turns out she has a bladder infection.

Poor girl. She’s at the vets right now getting some other tests done and I will be leaving to pick her up as soon as I publish this.

All of this animal stuff got me thinking… they’re kind of like children. People constantly ask us when we are going to have kids, and on some level I feel like we already do. Three furry ones.

Aspen, Cali and Roadie are all very needy and have had a past full of health issues. I feel like we are getting to know our vets office too well, and it gets me worried to think of how it will be to juggle them and children one day. Not counting the incessant need for attention all three of them seem to have, their bills make me want to get a job outside of the house sooner than later.

How do those of you with children and needy pets do it? Are there special money trees and extra hands out there that I don’t know about? Because I truly applaud you.

Anyways, there’s your answer… in case you were wondering about our timing for future family planning.

One day soon when we figure out how to kick the spontaneity and travel habit, we will revisit the thought. Maybe. For now, these guys feel like our children and keep us plenty busy.

Time to get back to the vets, then grab this one and head out for a run!

New toy for roadie jpg

After playtime, of course.

July 29, 2014

What Would You Ask Tara Stiles?

Yesterday was a hard hit of reality that we were back in Michigan after a week long of hot Texas weather and sunshine. Following a weekend of enjoying the beaches in Galveston, it was a little bit of a bummer when Scott and I landed into cool and rainy weather late Sunday night.

I spent the majority of my Monday indoors catching up on life, and was okay with that when I felt a chill on my morning walk with Roadie. Seriously? In need of a sweatshirt already? I’m just not ready.

As the day went on, I got stubborn and continued to sport my tank top and shorts on our evening run on the trails. Okay, I actually forgot about it being in the mid-50s and was too lazy to go back inside to change. I figured I would heat up once we got moving anyways.

Trail runs with Roadie jpg

That I did!

Since we have been away from home for a week, I knew time on the trails with my favorite furry running buddy was long overdue. We made our standard four mile loop, but took our time this go around.

Per usual, I let him walk whenever he needed and snapped a few photos of the surrounding nature while I was at it.

Trail flowers jpg

Trail running with Roadie jpg

Are you guys getting sick of me sharing these yet?

Summer flowers on trails jpg

Because I could literally take the same pictures every time and still want to share them with you.

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I planned to also sneak in some sort of circuit when I returned home, but got caught into the black hole of Instagram instead. I decided to cut my losses when I found an opportunity to take a new barre class at my gym later this morning and hit the showers.

Dinner soon followed, as quickly as I could rummage through our refrigerator and pantry to find anything that I could make a meal out of. Our groceries were limited, but I found a winner in deli turkey and beans.

Turkey and bean salad jpg

Spring mix, spinach, chick peas, black olives, edamame soy beans, deli turkey and feta cheese drizzled in grape seed oil and balsamic vinegar.

On the side was the last of our strawberries and a glass of almond milk.

Late night almond milk and strawberries jpg

My appetite hasn’t been as raging since we’ve gotten home from vacation, and I am hoping that lasts a little while longer. It was the perfect amount!

What Would You Ask Tara Stiles?

In just a few weeks, I will be heading to Anaheim, California to attend the IDEA BlogFest and World Convention and am thrilled for the opportunity to get out there. I am looking forward to reconnecting with some blogging buddies, but am even more excited to learn from fitness professionals and attend sessions given by some of the greatest names in the business!

Idea World Convention Fitness Fanatics

Before the conference, however, I have been graciously presented with an opportunity to interview Tara Stiles!

Most of you know her as the founder and owner of Strala, the first branded yoga program to be available in major chains. She is also has her own yoga line with Reebok (love!) and is a best-selling author.

reebok cloud print yoga tank and slippers

I have already signed up to attend a couple of her sessions, and thought you all might be able to help me gather some questions to ask her. What would you like to ask Tara Stiles?

While I could stick to strictly yoga questions, I thought it would be fun to include more “real life” type of questions some of you might be wondering as well. Here is what I’ve got so far:

(Clued in from her Instagram account…)

• You certainly keep a colorful plate filled with healthy meals and snacks. What are some of your tips to keeping that up while on the road?

• What is your favorite type of Strala or yoga class?

• Do you mediate? If so, when and where?

• What is your go-to piece from Reebok Yoga?

I wanted to cap out at five questions, so if you have something in particular you would love to know, feel free to share it in the comments section below. I’m looking forward to sharing her answers with you!

Have a great Tuesday!

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