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Run Nelly Run

Running through life as self-proclaimed house wife, mother, homeschooler, and wanna-be chef

My First Official Oiselle Purchase! (and a day of overindulging)

I have been singing the praises of Oiselle for quite some time now, but I have been too nervous to order anything for myself for a couple of reasons…

  1.  I am a nursing mama, so I tend to go up and down in top sizes depending on the amount of feeding Trout decides to do that day, (less feeding = bigger chest!)
  2. I will spend an arm and a leg on my boys, but when it comes to myself I am stingy.  I still have shorts from high school, (my husband laughs at me when I sport my old school running gear; it’s safe to safe way back when, it was not getting used nearly as much as it does now)

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My love for instagram these days led me to a Oiselle post that offered 50% off shorts if you purchased a long sleeve shirt.  Seeing that the weather is getting colder, I’m a sucker for long sleeves with thumb holes, and I can finally sport a brand that I’ve been so excited about…it wasn’t hard to convince me.  

I’m excited to sport my new running gear!

Other then my happiness-invoking mail delivery…I might have had one of those over indulgent days that had some of this

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Fall might mean pumpkin spice lattes for some, but it means “London Fog” aka earl gray latte weather for me.

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I bought myself a tin of Harney & Sons Earl Gray Tea and a carton of soy milk, (don’t usually drink soy milk, but it makes the best non-dairy froth!) I will be consuming these on a daily basis until I go through the tin of tea…at least that’s what I tell myself.

I might have had a cookie craving as well and decided to make a batch of gluten free, dairy free toffee crunch chocolate chip cookieswpid-20151023074111.jpg

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I love a “doughy” cookie…these fit the bill !

I used pear puree for half of the shortening, (which I buy with responsibly harvested palm oil…I cannot eat a cookie in good conscience if an animal is hurt for my guilty pleasures) and substituted the brown sugar with coconut palm sugar…lets face it though…a cookies a cookie! but that didn’t stop me from consuming more then I’m willing to share.

I ended my “sugar-binged” day making some banana-based “coffee” ice-cream.  I’m not a huge banana fan….so I was hesitant to try what seems like the “in-thing” of ice-cream at the moment.  I’m glad I caved! it is creamy, sweet-toothed satisfying, and will hopefully give me a potassium boost for my long run tomorrow!

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I might be buying up all of the “bad” bananas at the grocery store, (which are super cheep) and will be making this a lot! There are so many flavor combinations I am excited to try!

I’m hoping to have a less indulgent day tomorrow….if only sugar and I didn’t have such a complicated relationship! (of all of my vises this is definitely the one I wish I could fix the most).  

Do any of you have a love/hate relationship with all things sweet?

Have you tried the banana ice-cream? what flavor combinations have you tried?

 

 

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