Friday, May 6, 2011

I like shopping

Last night during dinner, my sons gave me the Mother's Day cards they made for me at school . Seriously, classics.

From Sam (age 5)

My Mom's favorite thing to do is. .. hug me, and make me dinner.
I love my Mom because. . . she tucks me in bed at night, and brings me to school every day.

From Nick (age 4)
My Mom's favorite thing to do is. . . gose (sic) shopping. Mostly at Costco.
I love my Mom because . . . she says I love you.

Love it!! And yes, my favorite thing in the world is shopping at Costco. ;-)

My favorite cutie pies at the beach Easter egg hunt a few weeks ago:
I believe Nick's expression is due to having a ton of salt water taffy shoved in his mouth. Like mother, like son.

Yesterday was another cross training (my plan switches back and forth between 1x/week and 2x/week). I did the bike for 40 minutes & then did some strength training (legs, abs, back) & stretching.

I mixed up my runs, and today is actually my 6 mile run. It's cold and rainy, but I'm going to give it my best shot!

I was dying for a beer & cheesy taco yesterday to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but I kept things in check and stuck to my calories for the day by having a tilapia taco instead, sans cheese. Here's how things went down:

  • Breakfast - egg, broccoli, green pepper, tomato and feta wrap on a bagel thin + coffee & strawberries
  • Snack - mini Luna bar
  • Lunch - salad & smoothie
  • Snack - 1/2 a protein bar from the gym + trail mix
  • Dinner - handful of cashews + 1 fish taco + apple
Weekend plans:We're taking off after lunch today & driving to the beach for the weekend with friends. I wish the weather was looking better, but it should be fun. I'm planning to run with my 1/2 marathon training partner at the beach, and we all know beach running is da bomb.

What about you? Any big weekend plans? Any races or training runs?

I'm picking up the last item for my giveaway at the beach, and I'll be kicking things off on Monday. Let's just say that it will include a beauty item (something from this brand), a fashion item (something from this brand), a few running related items, and some fabulous snacks from the beach. You won't want to miss it! :-)


  1. How adorable! Did you tear up when you read them?! Enjoy your Mother's Day!

  2. those are the cutest mother's day cards ever. i love it! and i can't wait for your giveaway!!!

  3. Those cards sound adorable! Your sons are too cute.

    How do you make your fish tacos? They sound delicious!

  4. I gave in yesterday and had 2 margaritas. But they were my homemade 80 calories ones, so I didn't feel too bad about it. :-)

    Cute pic of you and your boys. Both their faces are priceless there!

  5. What sweet Mother's Day cards! You do so good on your eating! I wish I could track my food better. I try, but I never keep up with it.

  6. They are sweet & I love that the cards are so sincere. That's exactly something that they would say.

    eatwatchrun - Sam always has that wacky expression on his face. He has the least natural smile EVER. He gets it from his mama. :-)

  7. Love those mother's day cards, too funny!
    Tilapia tacos sounds delicious!

  8. How cute are your kiddos! I love there reasons!

    Good job I kept it dialed in on drinko de mayo too. Great work on the training!

  9. Mmmm cheesy taco. Now I want tacos!

    I can't wait to see what Faith writes on mother day cards in the future, I bet it will be hilarious :)

  10. They are adorable! I love cards from kids! My mom still has all the cards I made her since 1st grade. Fish tacos are da BOMB!

  11. aww what cute cards!!

    Have I ever told you that I completely admire how well you stick to your diet? You're so good!! I go over my calories like, every day. I don't know how you do it! Keep up the good work :)

  12. Hey, I am you newest follower! Great blog. the cards from your kids are too cute!

    Who doesn't like shopping at Costco. They have everything! LOL

    A tilapia taco sounds good too. Keep up the great work!