WIAW: Whole Lotta Cherries

YAY for Wednesday! We’re halfway to Friday. That means it’s a good day to share my eats and see what you are all up to and eating as well. I’m BACK finally for What I Ate Wednesday!

The day started with some sweet cherries. Northwest Cherry Growers sent me a lot of cherries to try out last week, and it was great to have some for breakfast (and then again two more times that day …. stay tuned!).

I paired them with a handful of nuts. This photo was taken after I had already eaten a few. 

Lunch was some leftovers from my freezer – and they tasted great! A quinoa, black bean, sweet potato, chicken chorizo, pepper salad. 

Paired with some more fruit – a nectarine. 

In the afternoon, I had some Werthers (not pictured), along with some grapes. 

For dinner, B cooked. We had bought some local sausages at Ohio City Provisions, along with local sauerkraut. Of course, I paired it with more cherries (and grapes). And some bread.

And for dessert? I baked some cherry pie bars on Sunday and we had a few leftover, so B and I enjoyed some. 

And that was it! Yes, I had cherries 3 times in one day. And they were delicious each time 🙂

Some questions for you:

  • Are you loving cherry season like I am?
  • Yikes, just realized how few veggies I had. How much veggies do you eat?

Tuesdays on the Run: Fourth of July Week

Is anyone else still wishing it were last Tuesday and we had the day off from work and could be just spending time outside enjoying the Fourth of July? I definitely am! Last week I had off Monday and Tuesday off, and we enjoyed spending time outside with a hike on Monday and a run as a family on Tuesday.  The week included 5 runs, including 2 outdoor runs and one with a stroller:

My favorite run of the week was on Tuesday – B, FW and I got out to the park and got in a stroller run. I pushed FW for about 3 miles and B took him for the last mile or so:

It wasn’t a bad week, but my mileage was much lower than it has been. My legs just felt heavy and tired most of the week – it probably didn’t help that a few nights in a row I got barely 5 hours of sleep. And then yesterday, I pulled a muscle or something in my lower back/butt. TMI? I’m not sure what’s up, but I can barely walk straight, so this week may not include much running sadly 😦

Some questions for you:

  • How many hours of sleep do you get in a typical night?
  • What are you looking forward to most this week?

Linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs!

Scenes from a July Weekend in Cleveland 

Wow, the weekend flew by. Guess when your last weekend was 5 days, 2 days seems too fast!

This weekend included some walks,  runs and working on our new house!!! (More to come on that)

Some of the highlights:

Finding these old newspapers. When your house is built in the 1920s, I guess you’ll find some cool things,  including newspapers from the 1950s.

Going for walks with this dude.  I am loving our BOB stroller,  it takes bumpy sidewalks so well!!

There were also sweet cherries this weekend. Northwest Cherry Growers sent me a lot of cherries to try out, and I mean LOTS of cherries. Which meant removing lots of pits and stems. Thankfully B didn’t mind 😁

Walks with Grandma. FW still isn’t walking on his own,  but he’s close. 

Pizza. Yes we have pizza pretty much every weekend.

Runs and hugs with this guy. This photo was taken before I threw my back out, so I don’t know how much running I will be doing this week. 

More cherries. So of course my weekend included some baking. These cherry pie bars didn’t come out looking that great, but they were a great dessert for Sunday dinner with B’s family.

And I still have more cherries left! Any suggestions on what else to bake?

Questions for you:

  • Have you ever thrown out your back? How long did it take to heal?
  •  What should we do with all these cherries?

I’m linking up with the weekly wraps.

(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday

It’s time for a (nearly) Wordless Wednesday post. This time, I’m sharing a few photos from our long Fourth of July weekend. We had Monday off and my parents were in town, so it made for a really amazing fun and family filled weekend. Here are some photos of our fun, with as few words as possible:

Friday night=homemade pizza night

Grandpa reading to FW

French toast to start our Saturday!

And a fast (for me) four miler.

Standing up – almost ready to walk!

Momma and me

And of course, my Dad

Selfies after a walk

Just glassin’ 

Stroller run

Learning to walk with Daddy

Hope you had a great Fourth of July!! Here’s to a SHORT week.

Some questions for you:

  • Did you see some fireworks this year?
  • Get in any runs during your long weekend?

Tuesdays on the Run: Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!! I’ve taken the last few days off from running, but got in a good amount of mileage last week, with runs nearly every day. I didn’t get in a true long run, but I ended up with nearly 30 miles this week. The runs included:

I only got in one outdoor run this week unfortunately – a 5.5 miler on Saturday. It was misting out but I was still able to get outside and get in 5.5 humid miles in my Jette skirt.

And since it’s July (yikes!) here are two goals for the month:

  • To get in 1-2 outdoor runs a week
  • To do at least one race

Happy Fourth to you!! Some questions for you:

  • Do you do a Fourth of July race?
  • What’s your favorite month for running?

Linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs!