Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Key Lime Cookies

So I may have mentioned key lime cookies yesterday..

and they are just so delicious,
I thought I should share the recipe.

I made key lime pie bars for the hubs' birthday, and had leftover key limes!
So I searched for key lime COOKIE recipes and discovered this one,
which I tried to make healthier,
and more my style.

Recipe for Zesty Key Lime Cookies


1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup turbinado sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
1/4 cup key lime juice
2 tsp key lime zest
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup bread flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt


1. Mix together the flours, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
2. Cream butter and sugars in mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
3. Beat in egg and egg yolk.
4. Add key lime zest and juice, mix until combined.
5. Slowly add flour mixture to the bowl.
6. Once all the ingredients are combined, chill contents for about an hour in the refrigerator.

see the zest in the batter?

[this helps for easy ball formation.. if you can wait that long...]

7. Form dough into 1 inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.
8. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
9. Enjoy!

Monday, August 27, 2012

I am a runner

Saturday I'm as lazy as can be was my {running} rest day.
It's also a day that the nugget and I don't drive anywhere
 [unless we have to].
I'm very lucky that I can do my errands during the week,
so there is not battling for a parking space or long check out lines.


We stopped by our neighborhood block party when the hubs got off work.
The nugget bounced on the outside of the bouncy house for awhile.

Sunday I ran a "recovery" run {2 miles} from my 4 mile "long run".

It felt good, and I followed it up by making some whole wheat oatmeal pancakes.
I use this recipe and they are simply amazing!

The nugget has been practicing standing a lot,
{with a step here and there}
so her legs needed the use of compression socks, again.

Then she organized the magnets on our fridge,

whilst I made these delicious key lime cookies.

Monday Motivator:


I like this because I usually run a 9-10 min/mile pace which isn't speedy.
I like this because I have yet to run further than 6.2 miles {10K}. 
[Which I have done 3 times]
I like this because I AM A RUNNER.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Hey, remember me?

Now that I've finished the Hunger Games series , you might see a bit more blog posts from me!

Yesterday I had my long run for my half marathon training, which was {only } 4 miles...

I struggled with myself to get through it.
I think because it's been so hot and humid, running has been harder.
Last week a 3 mile run turned 2.5 because my body wouldn't let me go any further.

This may have been why I was nervous to run 4.
I pushed myself,
battled my mind,
and managed to finish!

{even though at 2.75 miles I was about to quit... but I would have felt worse if I did}

It may have helped that the morning was overcast and misty.

The wet sky felt wonderful on my face!!

Or it may have helped by properly fueling the night before...

The nugget has been busy playing,


trying on my compression socks,

and of course eating.

The hubs has been busy turning old.

BIG 3-0

What have YOU been busy doing?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

excessive sweating

Despite the hot and humid temperature this morning,
I had one of my best [albeit sweaty] runs in awhile.
My training schedule called for a 2.5 miles, and it felt like a breeze
{even though there wasn't one...}

{I know these someecards are everywhere.. but they are so funny!}

Yesterday the nugget and I made a mess at field trip to Barnes and Noble.

After we cleaned up were done, 
we had a picnic in the cool shade.

Nugget had so much fun playing on her chair with the tupperware.
I had so much fun eating Yogurt-land.

dulce delicious + chocolate= mmmmm

What's your favorite fro-yo flavor?

Monday, August 13, 2012

Can't put it down

I started eating up reading Hunger Games about 2 weeks ago and have almost completed the second book!

It's been awhile since I've really gotten into a book, and I Iove it!

In other news,
I started my half marathon training yesterday!
On schedule was a 2 mile run.
And even though I ran at 6 AM,
It's was very hot and humid.
I'm also a little sad because my new running shoes gave me a blister.
I really don't want to have to return them,
but if I mustard must I must.

The nugget has been practicing standing for the past couple week,
And today she stood for almost 30 seconds!!
I have a feeling walking may be right around the corner!

She has also been loving her new sand and water table!
Perfect for the heat!!
Best Craigslist purchase yet!!

not sure why this pic is like this...?

Also in this heat,
Don't forget to hydrate...

and eat plenty of cheese!

Nugget's plate at Souplantation

Monday Motivator:


Monday, August 6, 2012

and we played some more

Our busy couple weeks has come to an end.
It seemed so q u i e t around here yesterday.

We had my mother and sister in law here for the week.

It started out slow because the nugget came down with some sort of bug.

We laid low and hung out around the house
while enjoying carrot soup

and some beer.

note: this beer was EMPTY

The bug seemed to pass by late Monday night.

So we went to one of our favorite "locals" beach on Tuesday.
This beach was lacking something though... tourists!

The waves were too wicked for boogie boarding, but were fun to swim in.

The nugget enjoyed digging in the sand.

the hubs and I ventured out {with a friend} to a few breweries, 
since we had trustworthy baby sitters for the nugget.

aunt Gabrielle feeding nugget

Thursday we soaked up more sun in Ocean Beach, 
while catching some waves on the boogie boards.

Perfect beach day!

after the nugget's firstt visit to the dentist

hooray for play areas..

"no way am I staying in this chair!!..."

{chipped tooth from bathtime the night before}

we swam at the hotel pool my where my in-laws stayed.

Saturday morning our visitors left.

We had a great week, and as always time flies{when you're having fun}

Happy Monday!