I hope you’ve had a good week! This was our first week with Camryn in full time childcare so it was a very busy one for us. Having to pack her lunch every night and make sure she has her snacks and milk is time-consuming. It has made me more aware of meal prep, though, to make sure I have things on hand for her.
Here are some things I’m loving this week! I hope you’ll share below some of your favorite things (products, experiences, thoughts, etc) from the week.
Bentgo Lunch Boxes
I bought two of these on Prime Day since they were $10 off. I am loving them for Camryn’s meals and snacks. I love the little compartments that allow me to separate everything (for example, pretzels, cheese, chicken) and it’s very easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Where we live in Maryland, we’re very close to both the Virginia and West Virginia borders. Right across the border of WV is Harpers Ferry National Historic park. We’ve been there twice now; once on a family hike and once for longer runs. The town is very neat, with 19th-century buildings, a Civil War Museum and other key sites in history.
It is also where the the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers meet, offering views of Maryland and Virginia, and the Appalachian Trail goes right through it.
This is the beautiful thru-trail for running and hiking!
I see plenty of long runs there in my future.
I just signed up for my first Sunbasket meal delivery. I’m excited. I’m looking to make dinners a little more creative and I think this will help. I love my easy meals but I want to keep exposing Camryn to new foods and flavors and presentations, so I think Sunbasket will be a great option for that!
I’ll report back! Let me know if you’ve tried it.
I’ve been reading alot lately. I finished this book and really enjoyed the mystery. It’s by the same author as “The Girl on the Train.”
Now, I’m reading Dirt is Good and enjoying it. It talks about the importance of gut health in babies and toddlers and how so many things affect it (food, pregnancy, delivery, medication, environment, etc). It’s science-based and a little hard to read before bed so I skim it for what I’m interested in.
I’m also listening to Big Magic and really enjoying it so far.
I think I’m going to buy some of these energy chews to try out too – I’ve heard good things and they look/sound delicious.
If you’re curious about what I’ve used in my past two marathons, I’ve detailed my favorite running fuels and products all in one place.
Homemade Trail Mix
While this recipe I shared on Wednesday is so simple and easy, it’s been fueling me this week. I’ve been working out of coffee shops since I don’t have an office here yet and it’s imperative to carry portable snacks, like this homemade trail mix!
Around the Web
10 Cheap Toddler Activities – I really enjoyed this post from Lindsay! It gave me so many ideas for easy crafts to do with Camryn.
How to Provide the best care for Trans and Non-Binary Clients – I think this topic is so important to discuss and learn about, as our profession works to become more inclusive within the Health At Every Size Framework.
Gut Bacteria changes after distance running – As a distance runner training for a marathon currently, this was very fascinating. They took a strain of bacteria from marathon runners and injected it into mice – those mice ran for 13% longer on a treadmill! Perhaps speaks to the importance of probiotics and gut health. This is the one I’m taking currently.
One takeaway I took from this article was the importance of asking people, “What are your pronouns?” I wouldn’t have known to ask that otherwise!
Sweet Potato Cookie Dough Dip – a healthy, fun snack option for kids or even something sweet after dinner.
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What are you reading right now?
Fan of meal delivery services?