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MIMM #31 and Forced to Change My Route



Happy Monday!

I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend.  I started my weekend with a 4-mile run that almost didn’t happen, because I woke up Saturday with a headache.  I suspected it was a dehydration headache because I didn’t drink my normal amount of water during the day Friday, I hardly spent any time at my desk, my assistant was out sick so I was everywhere.  So I got up drank lots of water and two and a half hours later I was headache fee and on my way out the door.

I have been running the same route for a few weeks now, but lately there’s a bird that sometimes attacks runners on the route. One runner was attacked in his head and blood was involved. Twice while running this bird flew at me coming so close I had to duck out-of-the-way.

Attacking Bird

 I was reminded of the Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds”, where all the people in the town are attacked by birds, as a child after seeing that movie I was afraid every time I saw birds flying in the sky.


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So I decided this weekend to change it up, which turned out to be a good thing. My new route challenged me because it has some hills.   Changing routes is a good thing for several reasons, it can be a challenge to run a new route which has different elevations, it offers new scenery and it can be safer to not always be predictable and run the same path.

After my run I made some protein pancakes with strawberry sauce and fresh sliced strawberries.  I took a simple mix with water honey wheat pancake mix and added 3 tablespoons of ground hemp seed.  For the sauce I blended a few fresh strawberries with some agave nectar and added the sliced strawberries on top.

Hemp Protein Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

Marvelous was me changing my route, the hill challenged me and I felt good afterwards and I didn’t have to worry about the attacking bird.

Be Marvelous in Your Monday and check out Marvelous Katie and more MIMM at Healthy Diva Eats.


What do you do to make sure you drink plenty of water throughout your day?

How often do you change your running routes?

If anybody has a good recipe for protein pancakes, please send me the recipe or link to the recipe.

WIAW #28 Quick and Easy Meals


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With summer in full swing I’m super busy, I didn’t prep over the weekend as I normally do so I chose quick put together meals,(Tuesday’s meals). The day started with a smoothie, smoothies to me are one of the quickest breakfast meals ever.  I blended two bananas and a pint of raspberries, poured half into a glass, mixed the remaining with kale and spinach, poured on top, the results = delicious!

 I prepared a large chopped salad, the ingredients were chopped romaine, flat leaf parsley,kale, baby bella mushrooms, red onions, zucchini, dried cranberries and cherry tomatoes. I took half of the salad to work for lunch and the other half I placed in a ziplock bag so I would have a jump-start on my dinner later.

Raspberry Kale and Spinach Smoothie

Lunch was leftover veggie chile and my prepared chopped salad, dressed with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon and sprinkle of hemp seeds.


I had a Kind bar and a bottled water for my afternoon snack, I love these things.

Great Afternoon Snack

Dinner was the other half of the chopped salad with grilled tofu,fennel and I even grilled the strawberries, I dressed the salad with balsamic honey glaze. I mixed Trader Joe’s balsamic glaze with just a little honey. This was such a quick winning meal!


Have a wonderful Wednesday and visit Jenn at Peas and Crayons for more WIAW.

Questions of the day.

Do you prep for your dinner before getting your work day started?

What’s the quickest meal you’ve put together?

How is your summer going?