Author Archives: Lindsay Ingalls (Running With Tongs)

About Lindsay Ingalls (Running With Tongs)

Lindsay Ingalls, a certified holistic health coach, began writing in 2006. She has been featured on Living Harvest, Live Strong, Meatless Monday and other online publications. Lindsay received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. To learn more about Lindsay visit her blog at http://runningwithtongs.com/ and her health counseling site http://gethealthywithlindsay.com

#StyleNeverStops: Reebok Skyscape Maternity Style

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. All opinions are my own.

Reebok Skyscape’s are crafted borrowing the materials and soft molding process used to create lingerie <– doesn’t that just make these shoes sound sexier and well make you feel a little bit more sexy when wearing them? Huge bonus when you are 24 weeks pregnant with #2 and are showing like you are 30 weeks.

Reebok Skyscape Pregnancy Style #Fitfluential via Running With Tongs I have recently reached a point in my pregnancy where my feet hurt if I have a busy day of standing or walking and all I really want are a pair of super comfortable shoes but I also want to pretend to be fashionable. Insert the Reebok Skyscape a shoe that looks cute with most everything and is light weight (only 5.0 ounces) and has Skyspring technology aka they are designed to help support the foot and provide ALL DAY comfort.

Reebok Skyscape Shoe Shot #Fitfluential via Running With Tongs I love the low cut design and they are perfect for wearing without socks (I have tried them with socks but prefer them without). I was concerned at first that wearing them without socks would result in blisters but I’ve been wearing them sans socks for weeks now and haven’t experienced any rubbing or irritation. Yay for seamless construction!

Reebok Skyscape #Fitfluential via Running With Tongs

I have a very limited wardrobe right now so most of the time you can find me wearing them with the outfit above. I also love them with jeggings (best creation ever), maxi skirts or yoga pants (because lets be honest I spend 90% of the time in yoga pants).

Outfits I’m currently coveting that would go great with my pink Reebok Skyscape Shoes:

Reebok Skyscape

FYI: I will be sporting these shoes with everything for the remainder of my pregnancy (and beyond) so this is not going to be the last you see of these shoes.

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Bonus Facts: not only are they cute but they have some traction so I don’t have to worry so much about slipping and falling, a concern that I have right now when rainy Portland streets are wet combined with pregnancy balance. Oh and did I mention you can throw these shoes in the washing machine?? Perfect for muddy park days!

Update: My Fitness Bucket List

Almost two years ago I posted My Fitness Bucket List and to be honest I haven’t looked back at it since. I wrote it a month before Edith was born, seven months before moving cross country and 19-months before being pregnant once again. So needless to say things have changed a bit.

Cheers to an awesome month of running!  Now let's do this!

First off lets review of what my goals where:

  • In 2012 I wanted to attend postpartum yoga. Well that never happened. I ended up taking Edith to baby yoga but never made it to a postpartum class.
  • In 2012 I had grand plans of run/walking the Disney Wine & Dine Half at four months postpartum. Well that just didn’t happen at all. Despite my low expectations timing just wasn’t right for cost, travel and racing. Side note Neil & I was originally going to run the Disney Half in January 2012 but in October 2012 Neil got in a major bike accident which led us defer to the Wine & Dine and then I oops I got pregnant.
  • In 2014 I wanted to run the Vermont City Marathon as a relay team with Neil. Well we ended up moving across the country in January 2013 and well here I am pregnant again.
  • Sometime between June 2012-2017: participate in the Vermont 100 on 100, attend Wanderlust once again, participate in a Ragnar Race (specifically the Key West one) and do the Expedition Everest Challenge with Neil.
  • Lifetime Goal: Hike the entire Long Trail.

I have to say I had some pretty lofty goals. I mean seriously run/walk my first half just four months postpartum after NO running during my pregnancy?? Was I serious? While others were not unreasonable it’s more unlikely that I will be able to do everything on my original list in the time frame I set out purely for financial, travel and family reasons.

So what does my updated Fitness Bucket List look like?

  • April – July 2014: Stay active during the remainder of my pregnancy by getting out for walks, doing prenatal yoga at home and strength workouts.
  • Early Fall 2014: Get back to being active starting as soon as I am cleared for activity and am feeling physically ready. Starting with lots of walking, strength training and yoga.
  • Late Fall 2014: Start C25K or similar run/walk program. Continue with strength training and yoga.
  • 2015: Run a 5K and a 10K.
  • 2016: Run a 5K, 10K and half marathon.
  • 2017: Run a Disney half marathon.
  • 2018: Participate in a group relay race (Ragnar, VT 100 on 100, Hood to Coast, ect.)
  • Lifetime: Hike the entire Long Trail.
  • Lifetime: Take a Barre3 Class.
  • Lifetime: Try paddle boarding.
  • Lifetime: Run a race in every state (no specific length).

What is at least one thing on your Fitness Bucket List?

Busy Week = Meal Prep & Meal Plan

While I have become pretty good at creating a meal plan and sticking to it 90% of the time I still have not mastered the art of meal prep. Maybe it’s having a toddler, maybe it’s the time it takes, maybe it’s how simply that cooking at the end of the day can be super therapeutic for me, anyway you look at it I just don’t usually do meal prep. This week however was different.

As I have eluded over the past month or so we are taking a secret trip and well this week is all about packing and getting our house in order because there is nothing I hate more than coming home from vacation to a messy house. I attempted to have Edith help prepare a few things with me in the kitchen while Neil went for a run however it just ended up in E having a melt down when I wouldn’t let her eat the entire batch of walnut-miso cheese (side note E is teething bad right now and also seems to be having a developmental leap so that = cranky toddler). Anyways instead of throwing my hands up and saying screw it and relaxing on the couch like I really wanted to do I continued to do prep.

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Next I made sun-dried tomato and white bean dip, vegan ranch dip and I prepped a bunch of veggies for dipping. I made marinara sauce for our pizza and polenta dishes. I also started my cashews soaking to make cashew cream. I made trail mix for snacking throughout the week and for our flight. Lastly, I prepped potatoes and tofu scramble to make breakfast wraps this week. I also made dinner for us as well.  I think overall it took about 90 minutes to do everything and while I still have to make a few things and Neil needs to make bread I feel like the meal prep is really going to help especially when it comes to breakfast.

Meal Plan:

Sunday: Brunch: out at The Waypost/Dinner: Pasta with tomato, olive, fava bean, garlic, olive oil, nutritional yeast).

Monday: Breakfast: Tofu Scramble Wraps (wraps, potatoes, tofu, baby spinach, mushrooms, nooch, dayia) /Lunch: Leftover/Dinner: Bowls (brown rice, tempeh, onion, baby spinach, mushrooms)

Tuesday: Breakfast: Tofu Scramble Wraps leftovers/Lunch: leftovers /Dinner: Chipotle Bowls (black beans, sour supreme, brown rice, corn, mushrooms, onions, bell pepper, avocado, hot sauce)

Wednesday: Breakfast: oatmeal /Lunch: leftovers /Dinner: Cashew Cream Pizza (marinara (crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, garlic, spices), cashew cream (cashews, nooch, veg bouillon cube, water) garlic & fresh basil), greens with Brianna’s French Dressing

Thursday: Breakfast: oatmeal /Lunch: Polenta with leftover marinara and cashew cream and green salad/Dinner: Stir Fry Rice with Edamame and leftover veggies

Friday: Breakfast: oatmeal /Lunch: leftovers /Dinner: Veggie Burgers with homemade buns

Saturday: Breakfast: Chickpea Pancakes-OSG (green onion, red bell pepper, avocado, mushrooms, onions) /Lunch out with Neil/ Dinner: Pasta and whatever else we have (pick up jar of sauce)

Sunday aka travel day: fig bars, super cookies, hummus with carrots, red bell pepper, cucumber and pita, bananas, trail mix

Snacks: raisins, veggies (carrots, red bell pepper, cucumber) with ranch dip or white bean dip, smoothies, fruit, trail mix (chocolate chips, almonds, raisins, cranberries, sour cherries, brazil nuts, coconut)

Do you meal prep? Tips?

What’s on your menu this week?

Any guesses as to where we are traveling to?

{Recipe} Avocado Curry Noodles

Can I tell you how pumped I am for the all the farmers markets to start back up here in Portland? Seriously my favorite places to go grocery shopping. Right now there are only a few open but that’s okay because one of them is the PSU Farmers Market which has a great selection of […]

Pregnancy Cravings & Pure Leaf Iced Tea

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12 Vegan Pasta Dishes for Your Sunday Night Dinner

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by foodie.com. All opinions are my own. Sunday dinners were never a big deal when I was growing up and even today we don’t do anything special but since working on this post I am thinking Sunday night pasta dinners sounds like a good idea. I remember growing up and […]

Budget // Groceries + Meal Plan // Week Three & Four

I was going so strong with our budget and meal plan and then I decided to do a two week meal plan… The initial idea was as a result of re-reading Ashley’s post about shopping for two weeks and saving money.  I figured that while I haven’t always been successful at two week meal plans […]