monday musings.

monday musings.

1. We had a SUPER intense 4 hour workout this weekend. Stuggle city. But it is amazing to be up and have accomplished so much with your day by 11am! We stopped at Eatzi’s in Grapevine to fill our bellies with chocolate milk and watermelon…the two BEST recovery foods!

2. I want to share something else we did this weekend but I know C will think I’m jumping the gun sooooooo I’ll keep it to myself for now.

3. I have recorded pretty much every Olympic event on our DVR. We spent the majority of the weekend feeling sorry for ourselves as we sat on the couch and watched these super humans race for gold. Now I need to go run like 36 miles to feel better about myself. I mean, come on, some of these people are kids! 14/15 year old kids! With gold medals….anddddd I can barely run 3 miles.

4. I signed up for my “A” race - the Toyota US Open Sprint Triathlon on Oct 7th! It’s an 800 meter swim, 25k bike and 5k run. I’ve heard it’s a really fun race so I’m excited to end the season with it!

5. I’m also about to sign up for the Dallas 1/2 Marathon. I’m pretty sure I’ve lost my mind.

6. I’m still very serious about this baking business. I think it would be a fun thing on the side and come on people…I KNOW you would pay me to make you sweet treats. If you’re interested, let’s chat.

7. The Olympic Opening Ceremonies TOTALLY reminded me of the Hunger Games and now that’s all I can think about. Archery? They might as well be hunting each other for that gold medal…

8. How cute is my friend’s baby with the “mustachifier” I sent him. Mais oui!

monday musings.

monday musings.


1. I successfully completed another triathlon on Saturday! This was a pool swim which was somewhat frustrating as I waited over an HOUR after the race started to take my turn in the pool. I watched the winner finish the race before I even dipped my toe in. I was able to shave over a minute off my 100m swim pace which was very satisfying. However, I managed to run my miles a full minute SLOWER than my last race due to the hilly course and unrelenting heat. Struggle city. Better luck next time!

This was me Friday night before the race…

9000 degrees outside…

Is this what death feels like?

2. We tried to beat the heat on Saturday by catching a matinee of The Dark Knight Rises. It was definitely entertaining. The previews for the rest of the summer movies look so good though!

3. I want to bake for you. For a small fee. All sorts of sweet treats. (Don’t request something with fruit in it…I don’t do fruit.) Would you pay money for my baked goods? How do you feel about a late night bakery? The entrepreneur in me wants to know.

4. I successfully recruited another friend to start doing triathlons! She’s the sweetest and I’m so excited for her to get hooked on this sport.

5. Ummmm how is it almost August….? But I actually think I’m ready for this…

6. In my opinion, I think the spending freeze is going quite well….minus the necessary triathlon related purchases…

7. I’m definitely going to be making this sometime this week.

8. We had these for dinner last night. DELISH! and perfect for a hot summer night.

9. I used this tutorial to make two sweet workout tops from old t-shirts…just call me Lululemon.


Thankful for my “motivation” board on Pinterest to get my psyched up for this race on Saturday!
gearing up for this weekend's triathlon!


"The most irritating argument I’ve come across is, ‘You haven’t even lived yet! Go out there and kiss a few frogs! Your twenties are for dating around and partying!’ What’s most striking is the assumption that we all want what you want."

--In Defense of Marrying Young



she's amazing. oh cameron...
monday musings.

monday musings.

1. So blessed to have been able to witness the marriage of Keelie and David this weekend in Park City, Utah. They had an amazingly heart-felt ceremony followed by a great party. What a special night!

2. I made cupcakes in a jar and butterscotch ice cream for our small group dinner on Thursday night. To say it was a hit would be an understatement. I think I have a sweets shop in my future. It’ll be open at night though because we all know I’m not a morning person.

3. Race Day is officially 6 days away! So about all that training…

4. Finally got my car back and it’s looking pretty spiffy! I never realized how much I loved driving my Mini until I didn’t have it for two weeks!

5. Everything on my “buy-this-when-you’re-not-poor-list” these days is work-out related from new lululemon tops like this one and this one…to new bike shoes and bar tape. Yikes.

6. We made this pasta from Self Magazine the other night and really enjoyed it!

7. Did I mention how stunning Park City is even when it’s raining? Take a look here and here. (taken with the 360 Panorama App)

8. Is it acceptable to live off cereal? There are days when I want to eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

8.5. Also, does granola with dark chocolate chunks in it count as a healthy lunch? I ate it with greek yogurt…?!

9. I’m 95% sure I lost my favorite Ray Ban Wayfarers. So irritated. I HATE losing stuff. Especially expensive stuff. Grrrrr


Congratulations Keelie and David! Wishing you both endless years of wedded bliss! (Taken with Instagram at Red Pine Lodge)
Congratulations Keelie & David! Wishing you both endless years of wedding bliss!
{recipe} overnight oats

{recipe} overnight oats


  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats (not quick cooking)
  • 1/3 cup milk (cow’s milk, almond milk, soy milk…whatever you like)
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1.5 tsp chia seeds*

  • 2 heaping tbsp apple sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp honey/agave
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter or other nut butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp nutella
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree and 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • fruit preserves or fresh cut fruit

Shake/stir all ingredients together and leave overnight in the fridge. I add everything in the night before (especially sweeteners, nut butters and apple sauce) but you might want to wait until the morning to stir in the fresh fruit. Will keep 3-4 days in the fridge depending on your mix-ins. Get ready for the best breakfast ever.

*Chia seeds:
  • have more Omega 3 fatty acids than flax seed (important for heart health)
  • are the richest non-marine whole food source of Omega-3 (better than salmon)
  • absorb 10 times their weight in water and transform into a gel-like substance—great for athletes for maintaining hydration and helps with weight loss by making you feel full longer
  • are as high in protein as quinoa
  • are loaded with calcium, potassium, Vitamin B, and anti-oxidants
  • help balance blood sugar via the gelling action of the seed and it’s unique combination of soluble and insoluble fiber that slow down your body’s conversion of starches into sugars 
  • have a neutral taste so they will take on the other flavors in a recipe
  • can be eaten whole (unlike flax seed); they don’t have to be ground before adding them to food in order to digest them and benefit from their nutrients
  • have a two year shelf life, stored at room temperature (flax seeds quickly become rancid and loose their nutritional value)


A wise guru once said “Women need to be more supportive of each other, stop tearing each other apart. There’s plenty of room for all of us. There’s plenty of men for all of us. There’s plenty of jobs. There’s plenty of room! I really believe it.” The better one woman does, the better all women do.” Granted, the guru was Reese Witherspoon, and although her words of wisdom appeared in the glossy pages of a bible, it was a fashion bible. Still, that doesn’t make her sentiment any less true.

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Happy 4th of July! 

“Summer Stella” by Inslee
Happy 4th of July!

“Summer Stella” by Inslee


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