WIAW Summer Staples #3

Hey there! I took a handful of days off but I am back and ready to share random details of my life.

Wednesdays are What I Ate Wednesday around here, but I did a craptastic job taking photos yesterday. If you want better photos of food and real recipes, please head over to Jenn’s link-up and check out some new blogs.


Breakfast @ 7:00

This has become a summer staple for me: peanut butter toast with chia seeds. I rarely have toast during the school year because overnight oats are just so much easier. For more staying power, I had a strawberry banana Chobani. Although you can’t see it, I also had an iced coffee with skim milk.

Snack @ 11:30am
I drove to school to meet with a couple of my colleagues for a little curriculum work. It went awesome and I was so happy with what we developed! Time flew by and it wasn’t until 11:30 that I noticed my stomach growling. I ate cut up cantaloupe.


Lunch @ 12:45pm
Driving back home and to a doctor’s appointment, I ate lunch in the car: pork and chicken sausage and roasted green beans.

The sausage was an item Brody actually chose while shopping at Woodman’s on Saturday. The stats are better than normal sausage with 200 calories, 15 grams of fat, and 16 grams of protein per link. They have great flavor and would be delicious in a pasta dish.

Snack @ 2:30pm
Lunch didn’t keep me satisfied, so I had half a Flatout light wrap with TJ’s peanut butter.

Snack (drink) @ 4:00pm
Yah for kombucha! I love this stuff, but sadly this was the last one in my fridge. The trilogy flavor is one of my favorites. This quenched my thirst after an afternoon trip to the dog park. Now that Woodman’s is so close and the prices are the cheapest, I see kombucha being more of a year-round staple.

Snack @ 6:00pm
Yup, three small snacks in one afternoon. A friend and I ran three miles, and I knew we wouldn’t be eating dinner right away. That other half of the Flatout wrap? Ate that with more peanut butter.

Dinner @ 7:30pm
My pizza had spinach, green onions, tomatoes, red pepper, goat cheese, a little mozzarella, Garlic Gold Italian Herb seasoning, and DiSalvo’s pizza sauce (seriously the best sauce ever). My crust was naan. I ate it all.

For dessert, I polished off the last half cup of triple espresso gelato I picked out at Woodman’s. This flavor was so amazing – very intense coffee flavor and super creamy.

Have a fantastic Wednesday!

What has been your go-to breakfast this summer?
Do you make pizza a lot? Favorite sauce, toppings, or crust?

I Heart Stairs, Sweating, and Sunsets in Dubrovnik

I hope you enjoyed the photos of Switzerland! Brody is a great photographer, and it doesn’t hurt that he had incredible scenes to shoot.

After spending three days in Switzerland, we flew from Geneva to Dubrovnik, Croatia. A taxi drove us to the Old Town, a walled city built in 7th century.

A view of Old Town from the island of Lokrum

We stayed in an apartment with a kitchen and small bathroom on the first floor, a bedroom and bath on the second, and another bedroom and bath on the third floor. The third floor room had a killer view, so we flipped a coin for who got the room; Brody and I won!

The view from our room at night

As you can probably tell from this view, we were above most of the city. This was fantastic for the views but made for some killer stair workouts.

These were not your average stairs – we got a good burst of cardio in at least two times a day

Bridget counted just over one hundred steps from the main street, the Stradun, of Old Town.

Stradun – the main street in Old Town: lots of touristy stuff and LOTS of gelato (seriously, people were eating gelato at 10:30am)

Besides the stairs and the intense heat (it was 95 to 100 degrees every day), I loved this part of the vacation.

We explored the inside of the walled city.

We took a ferry across to Lokrum, hiked around, relaxed on the rocks, and went swimming for the first time on vacation.

Bridget and I went swimming and floated effortlessly in the Adriatic due to the high salt content

We hiked to the top of Lokrum and arrived sweaty beasts – thankfully, you can’t tell in this photo because of the shadows

We walked the walls of the city and had amazing views.

Bridget and I in warrior 2 – we did not plan to have our arms make a straight line but it looks sweet IMO

We took the cable car to the highest point of Dubrovnik to watch the sun set – I’m so glad we all decided to go because initially JP was the only one interested in it.

We ate and drank good food, and were often silly during these times.


I would highly recommend staying in the Old Town if you go to Croatia. There is a lot to do, great restaurants, and friendly people.

Up next: the sailing part of our vacation.

*Not related to my vacation, but I finally updated my Fitness Goals page.

Have you ever been to Croatia? Have any interest in visiting?
Are you more of a relaxing vacation person or an active vacation person?