Morning of sand, sun and sweat

I have some epic plans for my weekend that will either kill me or make me stronger. If I don’t return send some hot medics to grand beach to find my sore ass. I will be joining Lululemon, November project and hardcore paddle for what is guaranteed to be fantastic morning. Also know as the Grand Beach: Mind + Body + Surf experience (here). I will be going with one of my besties and fellow mother runner who is always up for the best experiences and a ton of fun to be around. We will be starting our day off with a 8 mile run at 8 am on a trail in Grand Beach. At 10 we will join the November project Winnipeg for one of their bad ass workouts on the beach. Just when I think I might die, I will try SUP* yoga at 11:15. I’ve never tried it before but I have always wanted to.


*Paddle Board Yoga is a variation of stand up paddle surfing (SUP), combined with yoga. The sport combines hatha yoga and vinyasa yoga asanas, or poses, with surfing. (source: google)

Chad will be gone all weekend for a guys trip so I’ll be on my own. I have a babysitter booked for most of the day Saturday and intend to stay for about an hour after I’m done my workout to enjoy some relaxing on the beach without any kids to worry about. It will be a nice morning away and I’m definitely looking forward to it.

For this week’s foodie Friday post I thought I would share one of my go to cookie recipes. It’s by far my favorite because it is so darn easy. The downside is these suckers don’t last more then 2 days around here. They get gobbled up so fast and for good reason. Who doesn’t love banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies?


Easy Peasy Chocolate Chip Cookies:


makes 12-15 cookies

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2 over ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp flax seed
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips



  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease a cookie sheet.
  3. Peel bananas and mash in a medium bowl.
  4. Add oats, cinnamon, vanilla, chia, flax and chocolate chips. Combine well.
  5. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Let cool for 5 minutes before serving


Note: due to the varying sizes of bananas you might need 1-1/2 cups of oats.

Have you ever tried SUP yoga? 

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