checked off the bucket list.

To kick off our vacation week JB and I decided to ride our bikes to the cape. I gave all our clothes to my mom to bring down beforehand so we wouldn’t have to worry. The ride was LONG, but really kind of fun. We traveled through 20+ towns, got lost only once, had one flat tire, and made it in decent time. It got quite busy by the end of the ride, towards the Cape, which was not as fun. Wicked sketchy actually. Crossing the Bourne Bridge was white knuckles the whole way. Here we are right when we got to the house. 1 And our post ride snacking. 2 That night we went to Paint It Falmouth! I’ve never done one of these, neither has JB, so I was excited. Exhausted from the ride, but excited. My brother opened this place up recently in the Center of Falmouth right on Main St. 3

Sunday JB and I walked down the the beach for a bit, then headed back for some Lunch. 4

Later on in the evening, we wanted some Guac, so naturally we headed to Anejo. Our minds were blown when we saw guacamole with bacon. GENIUS! Totally remaking this ASAP. It was SO SO good. And I tried a Jalepeno cucumber Margarita. It totally hit the spot. 6 1

Ice cream followed. Obviously ;)

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We came back from the little getaway yesterday. I opened the fridge this morning and found some ripe bananas, and i picked some zucchini yesterday, so decided to make some muffins this morning. I found a recipe, and tweeked it a bit (my specialty!). 87 9101

Here’s how I made my version: You need:

  • 1 c. Almond Meal
  • 1/2 c. Coconut flour
  • 1/4 c. brown rice flour
  • 1 1/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 t. melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. shredded zucchini, squeezed and dried on paper towel.
  • 2 T. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 c. nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 2 T. mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 12-cup muffin tin with liners and spray inside of liners with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon together.
  3. In another bowl add mashed banana, oil, honey, vanilla and eggs- mix well. Add in zucchini, applesauce, and yogurt and mix again.
  4. Slowly mix in dry ingredients until just combined.
  5. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Evenly divide batter into muffin cups.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Eat up!

Have a great day! :)

It’s only 10,000 Ft though.

Good Morning & Happy Weekend :) Here’s my Week of Workouts Wrap up: I’ve been hitting the pavement a little more.. Princeton is a whole different beast when it comes to cardio outside. There’s just no easy way home…

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  • Sat: 5am- Jillian Michaels video before work.
  • Sun: Off
  • Mon: 11am- Run, 3.5 mi.
  • Tue: 7am- Bike, 18.4 mi/1,915 ft Ride into work with JB then around town.
  • Wed: 5am- Run with Sly 2.6 mi & 12pm- Umass Gym, upper body, core.
  • Thur: 7am- Bike, 22 mi / 2,266 ft Ride into work with JB then hills.
  • Fri: 5am- Run 2.7 mi.
  • Sat: soon to be biking up and down Wachusett and surrounding hills shortly…

JB: “Morning, you ready for Wachusett?”

Me: “uhhhhh sure”

JB: “10,000 Ft of climbing is only like 8-9 times up the mountain.”

Me: “(gulp) Have fun, why don’t I meet you out there, I’ll maybe make it up 2-3 times…”

So here I am, getting ready to head out and meet JB who is planning to climb 10,000FT today! {Yes that’s crazy.} I guess it’s suiting since there is a Mountain stage in the Tour this morning ;)

2 3 1 Have a great weekend, enjoy it! :) ♥

Factual Friday

Happy Friday Friends! I’ve been experimenting a lot with foods lately, and found this guy after seeing it on a lot of other blogs:  It’s the coolest thing ever! I’ve made zuccini noodles, and sweet potato curley fries so far..

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FACT: you can make your own crackers.. and they will be awesome. Here’s how I made these paleo friendly, gluten free crackers. Variations of flavor are limitless- I’ll most certainly be making these again!

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Sly and I have been enjoying the country life. We went for a 5mile walk the other day- he loved it! Although- He looks so scared here…

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Dinner’s have been colorful! (Notice the zoodles!)

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I started lifting weights…  starting small, but it’s fun! I’ve been going to the gym at work a lot, finding myself to love it more and more.

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FACT: Gym bags are way better than purses. I was using a big ol’ gym bag before, and it was so NOT cute, so I got this one.

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FACT: I go crazy when I get e-mails from Strava.. it’s like getting a note from the Devil.

Time to step up my game.

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Happy Friday! Hope you have a great day and wonderful weekend..

Don’t mind me: I’ll be at work

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What I’m loving Wednesdays

StickyGram! Do you use InstaGram? Do you wish you could get your pictures in person? well now you can… I did! Turn your Instagram photo’s into Magnets. Love this idea! I can’t wait to get mine in the mail. It was SO EASY to do too…

Can you guess which one’s I chose?

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This Song. Imagine Dragons-Demons

My Nail color. Thinking about having this color for Joe and Erin’s wedding… the color’s ARE green and purple ;)

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Coconut Water.. mini lunch box size! This brand is by far my favorite.. the most consistent flavor, the only ingredient is COCONUT WATER… nothing else.

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Making my own Snack Mix.

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Last but now least.. THIS BABY- My new Strava Jersey. Jealous? Now, if it would only warm up so I could wear it!

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What I’m loving Wednesdays

Here’s What I’m loving Wednesdays-

Mini babybel cheese- I love anything mini, so I just couldn’t resist these. Now if I only liked wine…

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My White Bar tape-  at least while it still looks white!

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Group Bike rides! Thanks Mike for this one- Here’s the group on Monday night at Barney’s

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JB and I rode from the house to Barney’s to meet up with the gang-

Cuties! Love, Love, Love these little snacks.. pre-packaged and ready to go.

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Speaking of cuties… This Face- ♥

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Making new side dishes-

We got MORE bacon in our CSA this past weekend- so I decided to make something with it tonight. Roasted asparagus with Bacon and onion.. yes, it was the bomb.

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