This week is going to be a bit crazy for me. A few appointments today, a birthday party and basketball for The Love Nugget tomorrow then I’m off to Blogfest on Wednesday! So excited but really need to get organized and packed for the trip. Going away is always fun but also a bit time consuming to prep for. Not only do I have to pack and get myself situated, I have to make sure The Hubby and The Love Nugget are all taken care of. If I didn’t make sure the fridge was stocked and snacks were prepared they’d live off cereal, and macaroni and cheese.
Busy, busy! However, there’s always time to stop and share a few Marvelous happenings lately to kick off the start to a great week!
A fun Barbecue at friends then a walk to the park so the boys could play baseball while the kids ran around. It was a gorgeous evening and a super fun night!
A very long walk with the family Saturday morning.
A night out to celebrate The Hubby’s hard work at a new Restaurant/Lounge called ASR in Roseville. He has been working so hard managing this project and even doing quite a bit of the hard labor until 1:00 am a few nights last week. So it was nice to see all his hard work pay off at a great private opening Saturday night.
We were able to invite a few friends too which made the evening even better!
Sunday morning brunch with Gigi and Noni. Also known as my cousin and her BF but The Love Nugget has always called them that. He stayed the night at their house Saturday so we repaid them with a home cooked meal. My Bacon Butternut Squash “Quiche”, fruit and coconut flakes, and Lemon Raspberry Muffins from The Paleo Kitchen.
Discovering we have a peach tree in our backyard! I don’t get out there much because it’s such a mess. We have’t had the time or the energy to do much landscaping or cleaning up yet. While we were eating brunch my cousin asked what type of fruit tree that was out the window and we discover it was peaches! They are young but ripe and delicious! We also found out we have an apple tree and a pomegranate tree. Score!
Learning I’m going to be able to cross off a huge item off my Fitness Bucket List in October when I run in the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco!
What’s really cool is that I’m being sponsored by Whole Foods and will be sharing some awesome pre and post workout meals with you all during my training. I know, I know some of you are probably thinking, “I thought you cut back on running to better your fertility?” You’re right I did. I’m not even sure that was the cause of the issue and I’m currently seeing a naturopath to hopefully help figure out what the problem is. Which I’ll share with you more soon but I will say that I will be running this race very smart. Meaning I won’t be training as much as I have in the past. I will be taking it at a very slow, easy pace with walking and will be focusing on fueling myself with the right nutrition and supplements thanks to Whole Foods.
What’s even more cool is that you can run it with me! Whole Foods and Nike are offering up one lucky winner the following prize package,
- Entry for two to register for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco. (Entry is to be able to register only. You still have to pay the registration fee which is $180 but you will be able to register for the already closed race)
- Two $50 gift cards to Whole Foods
This race is famously one of the best around not just for the gorgeous views but the incredible inspiring and empowering sense of emotion felt during the weekend. From what I understand Nike really puts on a full weekend of events meant to encourage women to reach for their goals and dreams. Plus, when you cross the finish line rather than just a race medal you receive a Tiffany Necklace. Ummm… Awesome!
So if you want to join me make sure to enter!
- Have you ran any of the Nike Women’s Race Series?
- What’s something Marvelous about your life lately?