So Much Traveling!

June 27, 2013 at 11:02 am 2 comments

I’m back from another adventure! (And will be leaving for another one in 3 days. So. Much. Traveling.)

Last week Chad and I took our youth on a mission trip to Atlanta where we worked with the 7 Bridges to Recovery team to pass out lunches and pray with the homeless. It was an amazing experience to watch our youth step up and pray with total strangers out on the streets of Atlanta. We definitely saw a change in our kids last week. God started a fire within our youth group, and I can’t wait to see what happens in the future! Here are a few pictures from our trip.

Peoples’ “homes” underneath an overpass.


Praying for and loving on the people of Atlanta.


We spent the weekend unpacking, doing laundry, and trying to unwind from the trip. This week has been all about getting back to a somewhat normal routine. Even though there never really is a normal routine during the summer.


Monday morning I couldn’t make myself get up in time for a workout before work, so I went to the gym after. I warmed up on the treadmill with 5 minutes of walking and 5 minutes of sprinting intervals then went through Tina’s Move It Monday workout.


Tuesday was a run day, and because it’s SO humid outside, I went to the gym to do 3 miles on the treadmill.


Nothing fast. I wanted to just keep an easy pace because I haven’t really been on my running game lately. That probably needs to change since I have a 5 mile race on Saturday. Ooops.

Wednesday I went to the gym after work again, and after 10 minutes on the treadmill, I did another one of Tina’s workouts. This time I tried the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” drop set workout.


You can read all about what drop sets are on her page if you don’t know what they are. I would recommend doing them every once in a while to change up your workout.

Today I had another easy 3 mile run planned, but I’m pretty sore all over from both of Tina’s workouts and don’t know if it’s going to happen. If it does, it’ll be this afternoon on the treadmill. Like I said earlier, I’ve got a race this weekend, so I probably need to make this run happen today.

Let’s talk about something different mkay?


As far as breakfasts, I’ve been all about oatmeal this week. Okay, so I’m always  all about oatmeal.


I love adding fresh blueberries!


Lunches have been avocado themed again this week. Yesterday I mixed a can of tuna with some avocado and topped it with sriracha.


For dinner on Monday night, we decided to pull some steaks from the freezer and grill out. Best decision ever!


I also threw some asparagus in a foil pack along with salt, lemon pepper, and a little lemon juice.


Tuesday night I was on my own, so I burned cooked tilapia (seasoned with basil, garlic, and parmesan) in the skillet and roasted some baby carrots and corn in the oven. Simple, easy, and delicious.


Yesterday was church night, so I brought a salad to eat for dinner. Nothing special.

Tonight I’m going to try to make a zucchini lasagna. I’ve never done it before, but I’ve seen it all over the place, so we’ll see how this goes. 😉


In other news, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this yet, but Chad and I have recently become obsessed with Lost. We started season 1 on Netflix back in the spring and haven’t stopped. We’re about to finish up season 3, and after our trip to the beach next week, I see us finishing the show by the end of the summer.

So as I just said, we’ll be traveling AGAIN next week, this time for a beach trip with my aunt, uncle, and cousins. We weren’t planning on taking a beach trip this summer, but we got invited along to help out with the kids, so I’m really excited! BUT, I know eating healthy wont be at the top of my priorities, so that’s why it was really important for me to eat as clean as I could this week. So far so good!

I’m off to a meeting now, and I’ll hopefully have some exciting news to share soon! 🙂

Happy Thursday!


Entry filed under: Diet and Exercise, Food, Helpful, Life, Running, Travel.

Workouts, Food, and Life Free At Last

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alex @ therunwithin  |  June 27, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    so jealous of your outside grill! so jealous.

  • 2. di @ life of di.  |  June 29, 2013 at 10:12 am

    I really need to start cooking with the grill. I love the smoky taste 🙂


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Hello, I'm Grace! I'm a 24 year old living in a small town in Alabama. I'm married and have the most amazing job teaching music to elementary students. I blog about healthy eating, exercising, running, and the random things that happen in my life. I've recently completed my second half marathon and can't wait to pursue that 26.2!

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