Decided For Me

November 13th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (14 Comments)

My morning activity was decided for me today when I let Maxine cry just a little too long hoping she’d fall back to sleep.  She did fall back to sleep once I laid down with her a few minutes, but Zak did not fall back to sleep – and thus deciding to go into work early, leaving me to find something to do at home on this chilly fall morning.

Time to roll out the yoga mat.

Roll Out Yoga Mat

Zak off to work + quiet house + 45 minutes of Yoga for Runners (my legs are still feeling shaky) + hot shower = time for breakfast.

Another Marathon Day

September 15th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Parenting - (29 Comments)

Today is Ms. Maxine’s birthday – my “baby” is THREE!

I woke up just before 5:00 today and swapped out today’s a work out for gift wrapping and decorating. I love the kids birthday’s so much – I find so much joy celebrating the day of their births. They are without a doubt my two favorite days of the year.

Dining room decorated and her new pink tutu and dancing shoes wrapped, I figured it was appropriate to make the same green smoothie I made the morning of the half marathon to help power me through this marathon day!

Bottomless Pit

June 27th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Life - (8 Comments)

I’m happy to report that my questionable run this morning was fabulous! 10.8 miles in 1:37:54, a 9:00/mi pace. We did a 6.5 mile loop and stopped back at the running store for water, and then went for another 4.3 mile loop.

Between loops, my friend Shawn and I snacked on a couple of these guys.


My pace group went on to do another 4 miles after that but given my last long run a couple weeks ago was 9 miles, I decided that even though I was feeling good, I wasn’t going to push my luck.

Brown Monsters

May 23rd, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Short or Sweet - (Comments Off on Brown Monsters)

Green veggie smoothies are sweeping the food blogs. I unintentionally adopted the green smoothie name coined by Angela at Oh She Glows and we call them Green Monsters in our house. The girls only had to hear me say that once and they were all over it. Calling something a monster AND they get fight over who pushes the buttons on the blender?? A match made in heaven. They ask for Purple and Pink Monsters, meaning they want me to leave out the spinach. So close!