What I love lately

It even works with Ezra's sunshade mostly down. The kid freaks out if the sun gets in his eyes even for a second.

I used to do posts on Fridays about my favorite things, but that was like 2 years ago.  Time to start sharing some of my current faves. These guys.  Obviously. “Ezra, let me see your teeth.”   The weather shield for my BOB Duallie.  I loved using the weather shield on my single BOB back [...]

Grad school and pushing almost 90lbs in the stroller


The Winter 100 Challenge is back! I have a great lineup of prizes this year so hurry up and register! This week I registered for my first semester of graduate school at the Maryland University for Integrative Health (MUIH).  I’ll be taking Foundations in Organic Chemistry, Foundations of Health and Wellness, Physiology I: Healthy Function, [...]

Energy Bits winner and what’s next

Contained and happy

The winner of the Energy Bits/Recovery Bits is Pam Gordon! I hope you enjoy your bits as much as I do. The Recovery Bits saved me again this week.  Both boys had colds with coughs, fevers, and runny noses.  I took my Recovery Bits (12 bits, 3 times a day) every day.  Despite being covered [...]

The best butternut squash soup recipe ever

How can you not love it when it has a heart in it?

I try new butternut squash recipes every fall.  I end up sort of liking them, but not loving them.  I finally found a recipe I really liked and I tweaked it a little bit until I loved it.  It’s simply delicious and perfect for fall.  This recipe is easily doubled and would make a great [...]

Race Recap: Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon

A race with views like this should not be missed

The Woodrow Wilson Half Marathon was supposed to take place in early October, but was postponed due to the government shutdown.  The date change happened to work out in our favor though because we celebrated our anniversary (12 years since we started dating back in high school) the day before.  We usually celebrate every year [...]

Giving away Bits!

Magical bits

Two weeks ago, I started to come down with a cold thanks to the millions of germs my 3.5 year old likes to bring home from preschool.  I thought that was the perfect time to try out some Recovery Bits – 100% chlorella algae.  I’ve had such a great experience with Energy Bits that I’ve [...]

Homemade Almond Milk


Rich in selenium, manganese, magnesium, and vitamin E, almond milk is a heart-healthy delicious alternative to dairy milk. Being vegetarians, we rely a lot on non-animal sources of protein and other nutrients in our house.  One of the main ways we do this is with nuts.  Lots and lots of nuts (and seeds). Almonds, walnuts, [...]

Single stroller running and my first obstacle race


I thought I’d find more time to blog once Zain was back in school, but it turns out that this little guy keeps me quite busy in the mornings. Usually he takes a morning nap, but it doesn’t give me much time to get a whole lot done.  Sometimes we spend his nap running. I’ve [...]

Heart rate training, shoes, and veggies


This weekend I did something I haven’t done for months – I ran without my heart rate monitor.  It was liberating and it was glorious not to hear my Garmin’s obnoxious chime that my heart rate was too high. I had a realization this past week when I was getting increasingly frustrated with how slow [...]

Play with your food

My mind was still on vacation

I’m not going to lie and say that my 3.5 year old loves eating his veggies.  I hoped my kids wouldn’t be picky eaters, but somewhere between the ages of 18 to 24 months, Zain’s list of acceptable foods shrunk drastically. He started back at preschool last week.  When I picked him up on the [...]