It’s finally starting to feel like spring here! Minus the constant fog/clouds and sometimes cold temperatures. Spring means flowers. Spring means fresh fruit. But most importantly, spring means BASEBALL!

Wednesday was a very spring day. I started my morning with Crossfit. We did Nancy, which was 5 rounds of 400m run, 15 overhead squats.

I last did this in TN last summer while recovering from a broken foot, and was pretty confident that I could beat my time. Hah. Yeah. I beat my time by 4 minutes, for a finish time around 14ish minutes. It worked out perfectly that it was a running WOD, because my Achilles was feeling good and I wanted do squeeze in a little running that day!

Post-workout I was craving something refreshing. I’ve been wanting an acai bowl for a while now, so I decided to make the next best thing, a smoothie bowl.

Into a blender went 2/3c frozen mixed berries, 1/3c frozen mango, 1/2c milk, plain greek yogurt, and NO spinach. Because I couldn’t mess up that color.

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I topped it with KIND maple granola and honey. The honey is key for the complete smoothie bowl experience. I plan to make this soon with bananas on top too!

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YUM.

After breakfast, I took Chloe for a walk along the water, yet again. Spring felt in full force with all the flowers blooming! Naturally we had to stop to take them in! (Chloe, somewhat literally.)

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Walking her with a podcast, like I mentioned before, is one of my favorite things to do on my days off!

For lunch, I made a wrap out of leftover chicken. The wrap also had tomato laughing cow, spinach, red pepper, and lemon thyme salt.

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On the side, I loaded up my plate with beautiful fresh fruit!

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Normal snack: Luna bar. Nothing new to see, haha!

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The fun activity for the day?

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Baseball!

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For dinner, we both got the ballpark’s signature cha cha bowls: jerk chicken, black beans, and rice with pineapple salsa/slaw, with some BBQ sauce on the side!

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…And a Ghiradelli hot fudge sundae, which was just delightful. Who cares that we were freezing and TOTALLY bundled up (and sitting in a wind tunnel)?

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It turned out to be an awesome game to be at. Nothing happened….for a long time. Then we were down. Then our fresh faced rookie/top prospect hit a home run, and the entire stadium lit up. And then a fan favorite who came out of a year of retirement and was just called back up that day had his first at bat of the year and hit a home run to tie the game. And EVERYTHING went crazy.

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One cool thing our fans have started doing is “rally lights,” which is like at a rock concert where people hold up their phone flashlights. It was a cool sight to see, and this photo completely fails to capture it.

We left before the tail end of the game because I had work early the next day, but listened on the radio as we walked it off to win in the 10th!

And now for some bonuses: I was at work the other day, scrolling through instagram at the end of my lunch break and saw the following picture from the local gluten free bakery’s instagram:

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OMG. I texted the photo to my mom, and this is what I came home to:

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SO amazing. They were out of chocolate donuts, so the above are brownies. We had cinnamon and maple donuts. They were baked, not fried, which I actually 100% prefer. I don’t really like the fried flavor. I liked how they weren’t crazy sweet like muffins would be! YUM.

Bonus #2 was a fun dinner we put together inspired by leftover citrus grilled chicken: zucchini noodles and chicken tossed with lemon juice, garlic, and grated parmesan. Seriously, delicious. Side of GF toast.

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What is your favorite part of spring?

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