New Foods in 2018!

This year one of our “things” as a family is trying new foods – anything different that we’ve never tried before, making new desserts, trying a new restaurant, anything in that family. I was great about keeping track of things for a while…but as it goes, my dedication to keeping pics organized & categorized did subside.

New Foods in January 2018

Even though I haven’t taken as many pics, we are still in the mindset of TRY SOMETHING NEW! It’s good for you to lean into something different. The kids are doing it too and not complaining about it. That’s a huuuuge win!



Silver linings in dark clouds

Well, this season is not going to go as I was hoping for. I was hoping that 2018 would be my prep year for a 70.3 distance. …Sigh….not so much. This rotator cuff thing is going to take some serious time. I’m not even sure it won’t require surgery at some point. So that throws things into a place I wasn’t expecting.

Dark clouds. Not happy about it. It’s quite frustrating not being able to do what I want & need to do. So… I’m going to do other things to the best of my ability. I guess I’ll get really good at PT. And maybe learn some new things along the way. Art? Music? Extra family time? Maybe start an exercise club/group at work? New foods/cooking experiments?

I gotta’ use my goal setting & discipline in SOME way that’s productive!! Trying to find the silver lining here…

Any other ideas?

Camping with kids: another endurance sport

Camping: an endurance sport, for sure

Apparently ONE endurance event this week juuuuuuust wasn’t enough. Right after getting back from OBX race we were unpacking and re-packing to go on a 3 day camping adventure. We’ve tried before to make it 3 days with the kids, but have failed. Until this week we had only done 2 days (one overnight at a time) with them. Previous times have involved a tiny Elmo potty & some tiny tot toys. But this time was different!

We did it! 2 nights, 3 days with the kids. We had 2 bikes. We had 2 scooters. We had a kayak. We had tons of food. We had fishing. We had a hammock. We had lake swimming (which was the most perfect temp ever!). We had charades. We had fun games I made up. It was fun but we were all really, really ready to come back. The weather was amazing. The location was only 20 minutes away and perfect for when we forgot important things that Jason needed to go back for.

Glad we did it! Next time, maybe not right after a really big triathlon…. just an idea.