Before Greg and I went on vacation I noticed our avocados were starting to get ripe. I threw them in the refrigerator with my fingers crossed I did it before they turned. We all know, avocados are temperamental, if you look at them the wrong way they turn and your plans for Guac or avocado… Continue reading 🥑 Avocado “eggroll” Wontons 🥑
Greg purchased a book about the 50 best hikes in Maryland. He is well aware of my desire to be fit, and he has a drive to do ALL the hikes in his book so he asked me to pick one to do this weekend. I picked this hike based on the distance alone, I… Continue reading Hiking Maryland-Great Falls Park
I love making big breakfasts on the weekends. I have even been accused of "wasting the day away" making elaborate homemade brunch. I prefer to make my own food these days as opposed to going out, and I thoroughly enjoy cooking and baking. I woke up today well rested after our 5.8 mile hike and… Continue reading Lemon 🍋 Chia-Seed Pancakes
I stuck to my fitness plan consistently and religiously for 4 weeks, minus one long run. In that time I have managed to get 5 pounds off, which almost gets me over "the hump". If you have ever tried to lose weight you know what the hump is. For me, it's the weight I haven't… Continue reading Motivate Me! An early fitness plan slump.
I'm a planner, I can plan most things that happen in my life-however, I stopped planning activities to do since moving to Maryland. I don't know the state that well and what it has to offer despite living here for almost 3 years. My boyfriend is from Maryland and is all about activities. In an… Continue reading Weekend Getaway-Annapolis
After having ran my longest distance on Sunday 5 miles!!!! (Although you know I split into two runs that day) I felt confident about my weekly schedule ahead: Monday- rest Tuesday-3.5 miles Wednesday- 2 miles of cross training Thursday-3.5 miles Friday- rest Saturday-40 minutes of cardio Sunday- 5 miles Monday's are always enjoyable, I took… Continue reading “Week 4” and “week 5”
Who loves Mexican food?(raises hand) I don't think I have ever met a taco I didn't like. I also love a simple meal with easy clean up. If you do too, these are the tacos for you!! Chicken ingredients: 4-6 chicken breasts 1-12oz fresh salsa Fresca (refrigerator section of grocery store) 1-12oz fresh pick de… Continue reading Tasty pulled chicken tacos
I'm obsessed with key lime pie. I think it started when Greg and I went to Key Largo in December for a wedding and ate key lime everything-pancakes, pie, drinks. So I have been searching for a recipe that still aligns with my new healthy lifestyle and satisfies my sweet tooth and key lime cravings. … Continue reading Key Lime Pie
Saturday-35 min cardio- I had the ENTIRE day to do whatever I wanted. My "me" days can vary, but this one I started off in typical Nikki fashion-sleeping in. Sleeping in used to mean 11:30, 1pm, 3:00pm sometimes in college, these days it means waking up between 8-9:30 and refreshed un-interupted sleep. *ahhh*** (blissful sigh).… Continue reading Week 3, THE WEEKEND edition!
An ode to asshole running club runners: (googles how to write ode) Oh asshole running club runners, Here, there, fucking everywhere! You stand there in lane 8, lean, malnourished and giggling with judgey eyes. You oogle and stare at us slow, non-running club runners-laughing about PR's and your pronation- not even stretching just babbling bullshit… Continue reading Running Etiquette