Giraffe, Nut Butters, Running and Food
This weekend was MUCH more laid back than last, but lets start with last week. Monday morning we drop Kara off at daycare and an hour later we get a call that she probably has Hand Foot and Mouth disease, which is a nasty (highly contagious) virus that causes blisters on their hands feet and mouth. I packed up my laptop and told my boss I’d be working from home. Monday was Halloween (doesn’t it seem so far away now!) and Kara was a baby Giraffe. We ended up taking her to the doctor that evening so by the time we got home Kara lasted a good 15 minutes outside handing out candy. That’s OK though, she was still super cute 🙂
I stayed home Tuesday as well. The doc was pretty sure she didn’t have HFM but she had a rash all over, so we monitored it. We were told to keep her hydrated so that we did! Kara LOVES drinking from my Nuun bottle. Seriously. She has a cute little purple and pink sippy cup but she goes for this bottle every.time. The one I got in Boston 🙂
I got two awesome deliveries last week! One from Buff Bake as part of their #buffbaketribe on Instagram and another from a giveaway on Kim Hoeltje’s youtube channel- a bunch of Lions Pack products! I really liked the Buff Bake nut butters. The Snickerdoodle is super yummy but the White Chocolate was my fave!!! I wasn’t a huge fan of the cookies though 🙁 They were too much like protein bars, unlike the Lenny & Larry’s one’s I’ve had.
The Lions Pack stuff is delish and so different from anything I’ve had before. It’s all made to order and is super fresh. Each product is infused with over 20 nutrient dense superfoods, vitamins/minerals, & antioxidants… and you can’t taste it one bit. The cookie dough didn’t taste like cookie dough at all, but was super yummy and packed full of M&M like candies and chocolate chips.
My mom picked up Kara Thursday. This is a weekly tradition that I love. Kara get’s out of daycare early and spends time with the grandparents, I get to run on the trail and my mom makes us dinner. Win Win Win. I had another great run with Jolene Friday morning. Keeping that cadence above 180.. yes! I have a few of my favorite things while I stretched and cooled down… Nuun and Halo.
Finally… to the weekend 🙂 Saturday we just hung out. We tried to hit up the pool, but it was too cold, so we pulled out Riley’s old pool and warmed up water for Kara to play in. She loved it.
Sunday was pretty much my perfect morning… woke up to cool weather (think 60’s people, haha), had a great run, came home to a napping baby so I could watch the NYC Marathon and eat a piece of left over birthday cake and sip on hot coffee. I LOVE coffee and sweets together. and what better time to eat them then after a run when my muscles need glycogen?! That’s what I tell myself to make me feel better about eating cake at 9:30 AM, haha. Anyways… it was a fantastic morning!
And that sums it up! Sorry for all the links. I figure I put them in there just in case people are curious. If you don’t want to click you don’t have to, but at least the option is there 🙂 Speaking of… I’m linking up with Erin for my weekend snapshot, Katie for MIMM and the Weekly Wrap! Have a great week my friends!