Shame Game.. and Cilantro and Lime Tilapia Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw and Adobo Yogurt Dressing


Yikes, this summer is flying by and I feel like it is leaving me behind a bit. I have to admit, it has been a really hard transition coming back from vacation. Only two weeks away should not have thrown me for quite so big a loop. And yet it has.

Running, oh my old friend running. I admit, I have been slacking here. I already wake up at 5:30 to go to work so it is hard getting up even earlier to hit the pavement! Wahh wahh wahh. Quit whining right? I am sick of my own whining so I am making a change. I am announcing it here because let’s face it, shame and accountability work wonders on me. Now I will feel obliged to get my butt out of bed earlier because I will feel like someone is aware that I should be- even if no one really is.

And the funny thing is, I miss it. I NEED to get out there. But seriously, 4:30 is UNGODLY.

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Recapturing the Beauty…. and Pan Seared Sea Scallops with Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes


It is so easy to lose sight of the beauty in life sometimes- the little things that make you so happy but get buried under the day to day. And lately, I have a LOT of day-to-day to bury myself in. Driving nearly an hour and 25 minutes each morning to work, working long days, driving that same distance back home, squeezing in workouts and runs, cleaning, cooking, and taking care of life- it is exhausting. 

Don’t get me wrong, I feel extremely blessed. I feel blessed to have found a job, that although extremely far, interests me each and every day. A job that I am WILLING to make such a drive for. And I feel blessed to have a home to worry about. But sometimes, sometimes it’s just hard. Sometimes I just want to be able to get home at a normal hour and crash on the couch with my husband. I don’t want us to have to spend our weekends running errands, cleaning and cooking because we get home too late at night to get any of that out of the way. And I get cranky. Rawr.

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