≡ Menu
The Runs header image

My Day in a Fishbowl

Another day in the life post! I chose to document Monday because I knew it wasn’t going to be a typically busy day for me and I really want you guys to see the lazier side of Suzy. As much as I like to think that my days are filled to the brim with important things that only I can do, it’s not actually true. So, there’s that. And, here is this:

I woke up at around 7am with an emergency-sized bladder. Had my wee, brewed coffee, added some cream and collapsed into a heap on the family room couch in front of the fire. I think my phone was still half asleep too because the photo came out all fuzzy. Probably a good thing.

After I dicked around for a bit on the computer, Callum woke up and toddled his way down the stairs. We watched some TV and then I made us some breakfast. He had some grapes and half of a toasted bagel with butter and peanut butter and I had a bowl of flax oatmeal with a sliced banana, a few strawberries and grapes.

I nursed two full mugs of hot lemon water while we puttered around the house and figured out my schedule for this week.

I did bits of laundry and dishes and just generally tidied up a bit but nothing extraordinary. Today was strength day so I did some bicep curls and other stuff. One day I will learn the technical terms.

Oh! See that bottle of Nestle water on top of my messy dresser? I’m obsessed with that stuff lately. I only like the mandarin orange flavour. I drink two of them per day! They’re a lot healthier than my Coke Zero addiction.

For lunch I made myself a toasted multigrain bagel with butter and peanut butter and chased it down with an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie and a glass of chocolate milk.

My friend Kristen invited us over to hang out with her and her one year old daughter and she also told me that she’d watch Callum for me for a few hours so that I could have some time to myself. Do you think I need to hold onto that girl? Yep. She’s golden. So captivating in fact, that I forgot to take pictures when I was over there. We barely stopped talking long enough for me to breathe. When I tore myself away long enough for a run, it started hailing and snowing! I got to run in the fresh air through the Fort Langley trails: my favourite place on earth.

After my run I picked up a mocha from Wendel’s and a few Caramilk Easter eggs from the corner store and then headed back to Kristen’s. Callum was so tuckered out from playing all day that he crashed on our way home to Abbotsford. While we drove back home, I ate the snacks I had packed for Callum: two different granola bars and about six Arrowroot baby cookies.

I carried him into the house and lay him on our bed so I could have a shower. He stayed fast asleep, which would be a problem because now his regular 7pm bedtime would be pushed back a few…hours.

I finally woke him up but just barely. He lazed around on the couch in the family room for a while before he worked up some energy for playtime.

I stuck a shepherd’s pie in the oven for Andrew and Ethan; they were at Ethan’s basketball tournament. Kylah’s mom took her out for dinner so I only had to feed a few people. I didn’t really like the shepherd’s pie, and my body was craving vegetables so I made myself a huge salad of mixed greens, shredded cheese, crumpled chips and balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Then I ate a few baby carrots dipped in mustard. Callum refused to eat anything!

Jake texted me telling me he’s craving samosas, so I drove a block over and picked up some veggie samosas and king size reese’s peanut butter cups. They have new ones now that are filled with reese’s pieces. I didn’t take pictures because I ate them so fast. I think the wrapper is in the van and it’s freezing out and I don’t want to walk out there to take a photo! The samosas were absolutely incredible though. Now I’m craving butter chicken.

Callum finally had something to eat: a bowl of Cheerios. I let him eat it on the couch as long as he was very careful about eating over the bowl and not spilling.

It’s 10pm and he’s still awake beside me, watching YouTube videos on my phone. Andrew is on his phone on the couch next to me and the cat’s claws are stuck in my socks at my feet. I’m nearly finished my second mandarin orange flavoured water, and I’m dying to get Callum to bed so I can crash too!

(Once I got him to sleep, I had some chips and salsa and for the first time ever, I had just the right amount of chips to salsa ratio). It was freezing, so I stayed in my leggings, hoody and socks, washed my face and brushed my teeth and then went to bed at 10:30!

Do you guys have Reese’s peanut butter cups in the States? Do you have the ones filled with Reese’s Pieces? Try and find them! They’re amaaaaaazing.

Anyone else like sparkling water? What kind?

{ 26 comments… add one }
  • Meredith @ the cookie chrunicles March 7, 2017, 2:22 pm

    Ha I don’t know the technical strength training terms either. I don’t intend to learn them lol. We do have those on cups! Every time my son is out without me he gets them to bring them home to me but eats them before he makes it to see me. Ha

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 7, 2017, 8:41 pm

      Teenage boys eat ALL THE GOOD FOOD. Which is why I buy double of everything.

  • Kristen March 7, 2017, 3:13 pm

    It was SO good to see you yesterday, and I love hanging out with Callum, and helping another momma out so they can get some “Me time!”. You deserved it, and I am glad you enjoyed your run in your favourite place.
    Look forward to seeing you again, soon. <3

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 7, 2017, 8:41 pm

      Smoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooches. xoxo

  • Una March 7, 2017, 3:16 pm

    Mmmm… Coke Zero and samosas.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 7, 2017, 8:40 pm


  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home March 7, 2017, 3:55 pm

    I drink LaCroix- it’s from Wisconsin. The best sparkling water, I think.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 7, 2017, 8:40 pm

      I’ve heard about that stuff a lot lately but I can’t find it anywhere. I think I need to shop somewhere a little more posh than WalMart and maybe I’ll find it. Ha ha!

  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile March 7, 2017, 4:28 pm

    A lot of times I google strength training exercises if I want to write about them on my blog. I used to know them when I worked out in a gym and took group fitness classes.
    I dont really drink sparkling water but I do like it! Its just much easier to stick with filtered water from the fridge.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 7, 2017, 8:39 pm

      Well, I have my kinesiology degree so I should really know the proper names of these exercises. OOPS.

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run March 7, 2017, 5:04 pm

    I think “other stuff” is a completely valid lifting term. 🙂 Hey that trail looks pretty! How often do you run there? I just looked up where one of our fav shows- Bates Motel is filmed, and it says near Langley, BC! Is that near you?

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 7, 2017, 8:39 pm

      I used to live close by so I’d run it all the time, but now we live a 30 minute drive away so I don’t get out there very often to run. Yes, we used to live in Langley! Walnut Grove, actually. It’s part of Langley township. I’ll look up the show!

      • Megan @ Meg Go Run March 9, 2017, 6:01 pm

        It’s a prequel to the move Psycho. It’s on the fifth and final season. It’s on Netflix if you want to start from the beginning.

        • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 9, 2017, 8:15 pm

          I’m too sensitive for a show called Psycho, plus to quote Jack Nicholson in the movie “As Good As it Gets”: “Sell crazy someplace else–we’re all stocked up here!” PLEASE tell me you’ve seen that movie!!!

  • Sheila March 7, 2017, 7:16 pm

    I do love a day sprinkled with sweet treats throughout it! Mmmm candy! I live with The Candyman so lots of competition over here. I’ll be buying them! Sounds like a great day and I always love the pics!

    I only drink bubbly stuff if there’s booze in it…
    You should be a leg model by the way.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 7, 2017, 8:37 pm

      I’d be a leg model if I got paid in boozy bubbly stuff!

  • Allie Capo-Burdick March 8, 2017, 2:38 am

    You do realize you do more on a “less busy day” than most people do on thier busiest day ever, right? That is because you are awesome. I love the mug, shirt and every pic of Callum 🙂

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 8, 2017, 8:35 am

      Awe, thanks Allie!!!!!!

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe March 8, 2017, 3:10 am

    I agree with Wendy, we need to introduce you to LaCroix! I love the coconut and pamplemouse flavors

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 8, 2017, 8:34 am

      I’ll keep hunting for it!

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes March 8, 2017, 7:39 am

    That trail looks beautiful! Reese’s always make me think of Easter. Those used to be my favorite candy until I discovered peanut butter M&Ms. You just can’t go wrong with PB and chocolate.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 8, 2017, 8:34 am

      Mmmm peanut butter M%Ms are good too. Decisions, decisions.

  • Ana March 8, 2017, 11:54 am

    Those legs!! can we say #Goals!!

    I love your mug!! and I think we have the same bowls! I have the exact same color bowl in my desk drawer.

    Have you tried the Reeses spread? OmG! is is delicious!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 8, 2017, 12:05 pm

      I think??? I’ve seen the spread somewhere once? I have never tried it though. I’d eat the whole jar and get sick, no doubt.

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets March 10, 2017, 12:41 pm

    Damn girl, you look good.

    Also, you were craving veggies? Who are you and what have you done with Suzy.

    P.S. I love it.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 10, 2017, 6:52 pm

      Whoa, I actually admitted it out loud, didn’t I?

Leave a Comment