Burritos For (a few) Days

You guys – I just realized right before publishing this post that today is my 10 year (!!!!) blogging anniversary! Wow. Time seriously flies. I’m going to work on some blog greatest hits round up posts for next week… stay tuned. :) Any topic/theme requests for those? Or any questions you would love answers to re: blogging for 10 years, my blogging history, etc? Let me know!

Anyway! I was up and out early on Monday morning to meet my friend Sokphal for a run.

It was more humid than we hoped – blech! I didn’t feel super energized given how sticky it was, but it was fun to see Sokphal and always good to have motivation to get out there.

I’ve been thinking lately about how easy it feels to just not run – to get out of the routine and to let fitness slide. Since Riese was born near 2 years (!) ago, I haven’t really gotten back into a super solid running routine – I’m still running, but usually just once a week, plus maybe one super short stroller jog, and it’s interesting how easy it is to get out of the habit of more consistent running, and how hard it can feel to get back into it again. 

I’ve been really missing running, but I haven’t craved the challenge of training for anything longer than a 10k since Riese was born, and I didn’t want to force it. But a couple weeks ago when I had dinner with my friends Kathleen and Sarah, Kathleen mentioned that she was signing up for the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC half marathon… and for the first time in ages I felt excited and inspired to train for a longer race again.

So, I think I’m going to sign up – it’s in March which will give me plenty of time to get trained up, and it will be really awesome to have a challenge like that again. Plus, Rock ‘n’ Roll DC is one of my favorite races – I love it and haven’t done it since 2016!

I’m going to map out a training plan and will keep you guys posted on that, but I think I’ll go back to doing my old usual 3 days per week of running, with some cross training in the mix. 3 days a week has always been a good sweet spot of running for me – any more and I get burned out or injured. 

running from daingerfield island

Anyway! I had to get back home to relieve Matt so we did 3 miles and called it a day, but that felt about right.

I’m hoping once it’s cold out longer distances will come a little more comfortably again. ;)

When I got home, I was starving so I decided to make a breakfast burrito – but I figured since I was going through the trouble of making one burrito, I might as well make a bunch so I had some for later, too, a la my make ahead breakfast burritos

make ahead breakfast burritos

I started with scrambled eggs while my sous chef watched on (aka played her favorite game where she stands up in her chair and looks at me mischievously, I ask her to sit down, she does, and then when I turn my back she stands again. Toddlers, man… if I put her down on the ground or tried to strap her in, she would flip out, and I wanted to make these burritos, so… instead we played her fave game. Chose your battles, friends.)

Next up: broccoli slaw for crunch:

make ahead breakfast burritos

Followed by black beans (plus some black beans for Riese – she has decided she likes beans now, which is exciting after refusing them for most of her life):

make ahead breakfast burritos

Then lots of grated sharp cheddar:

make ahead breakfast burritos

And finally some greens:

make ahead breakfast burritos

Yum! Riese ended up really liking the burrito, and it was super nice to have extras on hand for the rest of the week, especially after early morning workouts when I get home starving and things are chaotic. 

As for lunches this week, Riese and I had two days of leftovers from our Sunday taco night. Hers + hers!

Time to continue to tackle my to-do list… lots on there today! I’m feeling proud because I made it out to a 6 a.m. boot camp class this morning… soo early but I’m always glad I do it once I’m there! It was a boot camp/pilates class and sooo hard. 

Catch you guys back here on Friday for some recent favorite books I’ve read – stay tuned!


  1. 1
    Jane Lennox says

    Congrats on your 10 year blogging anniversary! I enjoy the variety of your blog subjects. You are doing such a great job handling Riese and all of her toddler challenges each day. She is such a beautiful child. You are blessed!

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    10 years of blogging consistently/regularly is impressive! Congrats! I also enjoy the variety of posts. When I was pregnant, I really enjoyed your pregnancy posts and now that I’m a mom, about 3 months behind you, I enjoy seeing what Riese is up to and what we can kind of expect in the months to come!

    I have really struggled to fit running into my schedule and have come to accept that in this season of life, it’s just not happening. I’d either have to run at 5am (we leave for work at 6:50) or 8pm and neither is very appealing to me. I know there are moms that would make it work but I have come to accept that I am not one of them! I’m hoping to fit running back in after we are out of the demanding toddler years. My husband still runs but he almost exclusively runs at lunch with other coworkers. I wish that was an option for me but it would take me way too long to shower/get ready and it wouldn’t be appropriate to come back to work a sweaty mess in the professional environment where I work. So for now, I do daily stroller walks and am trying to add in some strength training when I can fit it in.

    And re: my comment from the other day – yes, we finally found a house!! Only took 2 years. ;) We close on the new place later this month, list ours in November and move in late November. I want to go to bed and wake up on Thanksgiving when we are moved/mostly settled. ;)

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      A HUGE congrats on the new house!! Moving is a huge pain but I’m sure it will be great to be settled. I hope it’s your dream house. :) And thank you for reading – I appreciate your kind words about my blog! It really is hard to fit in running with a little one. I’m super fortunate that Matt doesn’t have to leave for work until 7:30 most days (sometimes earlier, but not usually) so it’s relatively easy for me to get out for runs before he leaves if I just get up and make them happen. It’s hard to motivate though when I always just feel more tired than I used to! Sounds like you are doing the best you can with the time you have – keep it up!

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    TrackBuddy says

    These last few days have been awful for running in the DC area! Maddeningly it’s still hot and humid – and at a time for year when I think we’re all emotionally done with all that and beyond ready for fall lol.

    And, excited that you’re thinking of doing a half – maybe we can start syncing up weekend runs again!

  4. 7

    Congrats on your 10 year anniversary! That’s a major accomplishment! I echo everything Jane says above… and am curious if you see yourself blogging for another 10? :)

    • 8

      Thank you very much! I honestly have no idea if I’ll be blogging in 10 years… maybe?! I just take it day by day. :) I’ll talk more about this in my Q&A post!

  5. 9

    Glad Riese has jumped aboard the bean train! As a dietitian that must make you happy since they are such a nutrition powerhouse.
    Good luck with the running training!
    PS Re your 10th, I always like the “blast from the past” throwbacks! Maybe some of your all-time most popular blogs?

  6. 11
    Marilyn Sieb says

    How do you store the make ahead burritos?
    I know they’d be refrigerated, but do you wrap before storing?

  7. 13

    Congrats! I’ve been reading most of that 10 years. I’d be interested in your take on where the blog world is heading. We’ve already seen the shift to Instagram and other platforms. Do you think blogs will be a thing in 5 years?

    • 14

      Thanks so much for reading for so long! And good question… I have absolutely no idea where the blog world is heading! It has definitely changed a ton in the past 10 years, especially the past few years what with Instagram taking off. It’s interesting to see how many people spend a lot more time on social media now vs. blogs. I’ll share some more thoughts on this – stay tuned!

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    Roadrunner says

    10 years! Congrats! Hard to believe….

    I wonder if you should try to develop a rhythm that allows you to run in the late afternoon rather than the morning. Your body will be warmed up, and you won’t have the morning darkness in the fall and winter. I know it is tough to schedule around your work, but perhaps you could arrange that and try it out, while still doing some morning runs with friends who cannot run later – ?

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      I’m much more of a morning runner than a late afternoon/evening runner – I just lose energy as the day goes on! Plus I don’t like showering twice in a day. ;) My ideal time to run would probably be between 9 and 11 a.m. but of course usually that’s not possible with work, etc., although I do sometimes get in stroller runs around that time on my days without childcare!

  9. 17

    How about your top recipes? Congrats!

  10. 19

    What a delicious sounding recipe! Also, congratulations on blogging for 10 years, woohoo!! That is a huge accomplishment.

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    Megan Rowlinson says

    Happy 10 year blogging anniversary!!! Crazy how fast time flies. I have been reading your blog for a long time now! What an accomplishment!! Wilmington, DE

  12. 23

    Congratulations on your 10 year blogging anniversary!! That seems totally crazy that it’s been 10 years but well done! Lots of hard work to make it happen!

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