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as most of you know i work from home and for myself which creates a interesting schedule.  i love it because it gives me the freedom to give to the gym at 11:00 am or 3:00 pm and to cook my lunch and make dinner before 8:00 pm.  this past 6 weeks has been a lot of travel, for me, two out of state trips about a week.  i am just settling into my old schedule which feels nice.

i decided to run outside because it was cloudy so i would not have to fight to much with the sun and i am having a hard time finding a slow enough speed to run at on the treadmill.  i went outside and ran an easy 3 miles at about 14 minutes a mile.  as soon as i walked into our complexes gate i started to hear thunder.  i got back dry but as i was making my smoothie it started to down poor though the sun decided it come out as well.  nice and bright and stormy.

since it has been very hot i have had major craving for smoothies.  i also added some spinach.

it was yummy the whey protein is chocolate flavored which is fine but gets a little yuck 3/4 of the way through.  I am trying to get through this before i buy another because it does take us a while to eat this much protein powder and they are not cheap.

tried to sneak outside to get some ok shoots of the crazy florida rain.

totally got soaked.

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on monday morning i got up and had no want to run.  i bargained with myself  and decided 3 miles at a reasonable speed would do.  i am not really training for anything because i am working with my fiance to build up his running abilities so it sometimes is tough for me to decide what to run.  i came, i ran, i would not say i conquered. here are my times

mile 1: 13:30
mile 2: 14:50
mile 3: 12.25

not bad. vin and i are currently doing the 3rd week of couch to 5k and he is doing really good.  this week it is run 90 second walk 90 second run 3 min walk 3 min twice.  i keep trying to push him to run more but we are running around 8:30-9:30 which is pretty fast for me even for a short time so i just need to remind myself he is just starting out.  i think he might even be starting to understand why i like to run so much, but lets not jump the gun.

before the 3 milers i had some unphotographed oatmeal, with raisins, flax seed and peanut butter.  when i got back i did some rearranging of the book shelves and dusting.  after that i was hungry for lunch.  i usually try to have a big spinach salad but we are out of spinach so i thought i would try to make a smoothie.    in the mix

2 hand fulls of kale

1 frozen bananna

1 frozen mango

1/2 cup of reduced fat milk

1/2 2% Fage yogurt

3 frozen strawberries

2 handful of ice

we currently only have a chocolate protein powder that i think is a little strong so i also made 4 hard-bowled eggs on the side with a slice of chedder cheese.  I did not think i would eat all the eggs but i did, just the whites i have never really liked the taste of the yellows.  one summer i had a major love affair with jamba juice and they were always super yummy but they never filled me.  while i had one and half glasses of this I did not feel full so i grabbed a couple sun chips which was a total mistake.  I was so full plus I do not drink milk so my stomach was really being pushed.  next time no sunchips and maybe one less egg.

because i was so full i did not have an afternoon snack which led me to be really hungry by the time i met up with my two girl friends for dinner and decided that wings and a side salad was a smart choice.  i do have to say that was not what put me over it was the brownie encased in a cookie with ice cream that we all shared that made all of us feel like we were bursting at the seems but we were celebrating so why not! what were you celebrating you ask? my birthday of course! so that is more or less how i spent my 24th birthday.

Vin and I did another 90 second run 30 second walk for 25min this morning.  He seemed to be doing better did not pretend to puke this time.  Its been good for me because he runs at a 9:30-10:00 min pace and that is where I want to be.  We are only going to run together every other day so on those days I will do my speed, tempo and longer run workouts.

Breakfast this morning was sandwich thins, peanut butter, flax seed, raisins with a side of strawberries and to drink pipping hot coffee and water.after breakfast i did some cleaning with these new sponge replacement type of thing called

Spaghetti Scrub from this company called Goodybe Detergent.  I got mine from crate and barrel online along with this mini back wear site for $4 dollars so i can make mini yummy things like chocolate peanut butter cups.  I was super nervous to try these scrubbers for some reason and i have to say they kick ass.  Not only do you not need soap but they are so great for getting into weird places, like lids and whisks.  I am so excited to use them! They are suppose to last for months and not smell.  The one i got is made out of peach pit.  Pretty cool.