MIMM – Winter Weekend

I had a marvelous weekend! It started with a long run on Saturday morning. When I was about a mile from being done, I got stopped by a train for 10 minutes. Oh well, nothing I could do about it!

long run collage

Refueled with a green smoothie and pumpkin oatmeal. A little bit later I went cross country skiing with mom! It was so pretty out. 

xc skiing

We went to grandma’s house for dinner. I used to love her meatballs, but I haven’t eaten them for years. Guess what I ate?

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I’ve been missing out for too long! Brownies and oatmeal bars for dessert.

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We got invited to two dinners on Saturday so we ate dinner twice. Another fish fry!

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pretzel torte

Did anyone see the sunrise yesterday? It was absolutely beautiful! #nofilter


I woke up early on Sunday to run with Laura! She just got back from Jamaica. So jealous! We did 4 miles.

leigha and laura

I didn’t have enough time to make a real breakfast before church so I made Quest Bar cereal – a quest bar rolled into little chunks. It was so good! 

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I went to open gym then had a team dinner. 



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My mom went shopping yesterday.

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I got so many new things I’m super excited to try! I’m set for a while! 

Lastly, guess who’s birthday is in 5 days? Not that I’m counting or anything ;) Have a great Monday! 

What is your favorite Bob’s Red Mill product? 

Do you cross country ski?



Leigha is the founder and writer of The Yooper Girl. She has a passion for living life, eating good food, running long distances, and cats.

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      Thanks for the tips! I wasn’t really sure what to put it in! I agree – you can do anything with a Quest bar!

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      I have this thing where I buy food but I never use it haha.. I never want it to be gone, even though I can buy more!

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    Ahhh I didn’t know your birthday was so soon!! I LOVE birthdays – we’re almost exactly 2 years apart!!!!!! (My bday is in a month)! Congrats on the awesome long run – the longest I got this week was 5 miles, haha. It looks so freakin beautiful where you live, that snow is amazing! I wish I could cross country ski! Have a lovely day!
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      I really do live in a beautiful place! You have to come visit :) 5 miles is still pretty dang good! You have a great day too :D btw, I LOVED yoga yesterday!

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    Okay, so I’m a bit ashamed to say this since I live in Wisconsin…but I have yet to go cross country skiing! It’s something I’ve been saying I’ll do the last few years and I just have NOT made it happen. It looks so fun, though. And a great way to get outdoors in winter. I really, really think I should finally make it happen this year!

    P.S. That cinnamon swirl peanut butter is my LOVE. I always “dig” for the raisins ;)
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      You HAVE to try it this year! I agree – it is such a good way to get outdoors! I live very close to Wisconsin. I’m in the Upper Peninsula!

      I’ve never tried the pb before, but it just sounded so good I had to buy it!

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    Wow, what a great run! But 10 minutes for a train?? That’s terrible, you must have been so antsy. Do you jog in place or just wait? (: I like to keep moving but I hate looking stupid.. What a beautiful sunset. And I’ve never been cross country skiing- that seems really cool, I would love to try it someday (:
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      Yes, 10 minutes! I went through 4 songs, so probably longer than that actually! I kind of jogged, kind of did stretches haha… there was a build up of cars so I was self concious! You have to try xc skiing. If you come here to Michigan I’ll take you :)

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    Another January baby! With Birthday Week in mind it’s only obvious you’re counting down the days.
    I’ve only done cross-country skiing a couple of times years ago though I actually have/had [assuming my dad gave them away] my own pair of cross-country ski. The surroundings of where you live look so pretty they might have convinced even me to try cross-country again though I prefer downhill skiing.
    We don’t get Bob’s Red Mill products over here but if you haven’t tried coconut flour before let me tell you it’s amazing! A staple for me and so versatile and delicious.
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      You really should try it again! It is such a good way to get outside in the winter. I’m really lucky – I have so many beautiful trails very close to my house!

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    All of your food (especially your dessert hahah ;) ) looks to die for!! And great job on your runs! I would LOVE to become more of a runner, but I go through stages where I can’t get enough, then take a break and have a hard time starting up again. You should give me some tips on how you keep it up! :)
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      The main reason I run is so I can eat so much :) you should consider signing up for a half, that way you’ll have to follow a training plan and you’ll run more!

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