It’s really cold today. I don’t mind 50 degree weather, but the sunshine better be present and there better be blue skies. I’m not kidding when I say it’s been raining for eight days. There has been small little breaks and I’ve seen the sunshine a couple of times, but hours later, it starts to rain again. It’s not helping my mood; that’s for sure.
It’s been a while since I’ve done any updating, so I’m going to just do the typical football Saturday post (recap while I watch Iowa play football).
I picked up my phone this morning to see what the date was and started laughing…
I really don’t know where to start with this post because I haven’t updated in over a week. I’m just going to post some photos and hope they’re in order.
LAST SUNDAY: I took my mom to Cafe Monte. She had never gone before and it is one of my favorite breakfast spots in Charlotte. I normally get the same thing when I go there, but I need to stop playing it safe at fantastic restaurants and step outside of the box. I ordered the Quiche Lorraine and it was absolutely sinful. It was creamy with a crisp crust and each bite got better and better. It was filled with ham, bacon, and spinach. I also had a little side salad. I was iffy about having a salad for breakfast, but it was good with the Quiche. This is what happens when you explore something new.
Even though the weather has been horrific, I’ve been keeping up with my workouts. I’ve been keeping my jogs light and my miles slower.
I do have some recipes to blog soon! I promise.
Grumples has been getting 3-4 mile walks everyday after I finish my runs.
And he keeps me company while I work.
I was disgusting after Monday’s run. It was humid and on the verge of pouring. The skies were making me nervous, but I was determined to finish my miles.
I promised myself that I wouldn’t ignore working out and eating right this football season. I have officially lost 15 of my winter pounds and I feel awesome.
After I showered off, I drove into the storm for some sushi and juice!
I love Earthfare’s sushi. I get the California, smoked salmon, and crunchy crab.
Even though we BOTH hate six am workouts, we did it. Helps me loosen up before a test.
The worst part about rainy weather is all the baths! The ground has nasty oils that get all up in grumples hair, so I have to keep rinsing him off. The other night, while I was trying to brush him, he hid in the bathtub.
I got a massage on Thursday to try to relieve some stress and stiffness.
Later in the day, I was doing weights and I’m not sure what happened, but I ended up losing my grip and dropping a fifteen pound weight on my ribcage…ouch. It’s all bruised and just goes to show I need to build more muscle to prevent this 🙂 I bruise easy, so the injury isn’t that bad. You can flick my arm and I’ll bruise ten minutes later.
Lots of homework, yoga, and candy crush this week. That score though…
It was so rainy this morning. I had to skip the outdoors and run at the gym. Boring! When I got back, I took Grumples out for his walk because I needed to tire him out before the Iowa game.
Btw, this juice is awesome. Pricey, but awesome.
I wish the weather would reverse back to what it was a couple weeks ago.
At least it’ll be back to fall next week.
I am going to be in D.C. most of October and I can’t wait to get all the shots of fall.
Tomorrow is the last day for the #myoutdoorscharlotte contest.
I’m pretty dang happy about my second pumpkin of the Fall 🍁🍂🍃🌿🌾 it’s been a rainy day, but that didn’t stop me from exploring the farmers market this afternoon! #CLT #myoutdoorscharlotte@orvischarlotte @orvis & don’t forget to enter the #myoutdoorscharlotte $100 @orvis gift card giveaway! Upload a photo with #myoutdoorscharlotte and tag me! $1.00 will be donated to the #ncwf wildlife habitat restoration project benefitting the Catawba river! (My favorite spot) Also, bring your phone into @orvischarlotte , show them your entry and receive 20% off a full priced item! I’m loving all of your entries so far! Ends October 4th!🍃🍂🍁🌾🌳🎃 #CLT #cltnc #cltfashion #orvis #giveaway
Exploring is one of my favorite things to do.
Spirit animal status.
I found the best thing in the world yesterday. They are chickpea and red pepper veggie fries and I found them at Earthfare. I will write more about them later! I plan on buying the other flavors. They are almost sinful and taste better than the oven baked sweet potato fries. I had a crab cake and peas with them.
I know this post was all over the place and I haven’t been doing a very good job keeping up with my blog, but my life has been pretty hectic the past couple of days and I’m trying to become the best version of me possible. No one is perfect and it’s ok to take some time for yourself.
In good news…the DINO tank has been transformed into a dino sweater! They have been going fast 🙂
www.simplytaralynncollection.com There are a lot of new things up for you guys to look at.
Alright, back to football! Enjoy your weekend.