Summer Loves

Happy first day of summer!

It’s definitely been summery here in TX for a while now, especially weather-wise, but I’m still excited its the first day of summer!

Summer, to me, means a lot of:

pool time

refreshingly sweet fruits

hikes & outdoor fun

ice-cold smoothies

longer days & later sunsets

iced coffees

and dinners from the grill

What do you love most about summer? 🙂


Never again…

Will I be running in the afternoons…At least not until summer is OVER.  I think it’s time to get my lazy hiney up earlier on Saturday mornings after my eventful afternoon yesterday.

My smart-self decided to go for a run at 3:45pm yesterday afternoon for my weekly Saturday 3 miler.  I got to around 2.5 miles when things started going down hill.  I could feel the heat radiating upwards from the concrete and it felt as though the sun was shining directly on me from above.  It was just hot all around.  At mile 2.55 I literally had to keep jogging back and forth along one block of a park because that was the only area where there was some slight shade from some trees and it was the only way I could keep going.  Finally at 2.8 I just had to stop.  It was WAYY too hot and I was not prepared for the heat at all.  I had no idea it was that hot out and I guess I didn’t have enough water in me.  I was sweating like crazy and so incredibly thirsty I ended up calling my mom to see if she was nearby and could bring me some water (momma to the rescue!).  Luckily I have the sweetest mom and she was close by at Wal-Mart and brought me a bottle of ice cold water.  I was planning on continuing on, even if it was just walking, after she brought me my water, but Idiceded against it in the end.  I was so hot I kept feeling chills up and down my back, so i just went home.

Lesson of the day yesterday…check the weather before going out.  I took this photo with my phone as I was driving yesterday evening.

99 degrees at 7:30pm.  Thats Texas for ya!  I don’t even want to think about how hot it was around 4pm.

Needless to say, this morning (and last night) involved plenty of hydration.

I decided to change things up a bit and go the more savory route this morning for breakfast.

Breakfast taco (egg white + pepper + swiss cheese) with a side of a pineapple ring stuffed with low fat cottage cheese. Good and simple.

I’m going to a BBQ tonight and want to bring something along, so I’ll be doing some sort of baking this afternoon. Favorite Sunday afternoon activity 🙂

Hope everyone’s enjoying their long weekend!

H – O – Double T

HOTT. and humid.

Thats what it was today.  I went out for a run this afternoon and I was REALLY feelin it.  Dinner and drinks last night definitely played a large role in my excruciating run this afternoon.  My plan was to run 5 miles, but I only made it 2.3 miles before I stopped.  I probably could’ve made it a little further (but not much) however I kept thinking about how hot it was and how tired I was getting and how dehydrated I was.  I ended up talking myself into just running .5 miles and walking .25 until I reached 3 miles and then it was down to just running .25 miles and walking .25 miles until I reached 4 miles.  Than I just walked for 2 miles.  My mind was not thinking very positively today.  I’ve realized that what I eat really affects my physical ability the next day and last night’s 3+ glasses of vino and sangria didn’t help at all.

The effects of overeating and alcohol = No bueno.

You know what IS bueno though??  This!

Yepp! The return of breakfast 🙂  I was a very happy girl this morning and enjoyed every last bite of this oats/oatbran, cottage cheese, peaches and blueberries combo.

These past couple days/nights have been busy busy and I haven’t exactly had that much time to make anything spectacular, but I have been enjoying this quick and yummy combo.

A pineapple ring filled with cottage cheese.  It’s nothing life-changing, but it’s an easy to make snack and combination of two of my favorites.

Okay, it’s officially WAY past my bed time.  I’m going to drink a HUGE glass of water to re-hydrate my very dehydrated body and then I’m off to bed.  Night oaties! 🙂