Monthly Archive:: February 2013

This short week really messed up my workout schedule and I struggled to stay on top of things. I ended up not running on Monday but ran on Tuesday and Wednesday. I saw the dr on Wed and he said my foot is almost there and still suggests physical therapy and conservative mile advancement.  I guess this means that the half marathon I had hoped to run this Sunday may not be a great idea after all. Today is Thursday and I am having an official rest day so that I can go out tonight and support my team in training group at a bar night fundraiser.  This should be fun!  Tomorrow back to running. Does the four day work week mess you up too? [&hellip

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          This was a great week and I am looking forward to another training week with an all clear from my orthopedic surgeon this Wednesday! Last Wednesday we tried this quick and easy pasta recipe from one of my favorite site Oh she glows. Ingredients:  Creamy Tomato Mushroom Pasta 2-3 servings of pasta (I used fusili) I used gluten free 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 small sweet onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 8-oz sliced cremini mushrooms (2-3 cups sliced)* 1-1.5 cups canned diced tomatoes, to taste 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 1/4-1/3 cup nutritional yeast, to taste 1.5 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp dried oregano 1/4 tsp dried thyme 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional) 1/2 tsp [&hellip

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I am sticking to my workout plan for the Nike Wonen’s Half marathon as much as possible, but the weather is not allowing me any outside running. My cold weather gear is becoming my comfy clothes and I am really concerned about that.  I have to really push myself to get out there this weekend.  I will give myself a pass  for last weekend due to the blizzard on Saturday and the roads being awful on Sunday. But this weekend, I have to make it happen. My new favorite fuel is komubucha.  I know alot of vegan swear by it and I tried it over a year ago and could not drink it.  Now I love it.  I discovered this new flavor. Cranberry chia kombucha. [&hellip

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The one good thing about staying in the house, because of a blizzard, you have the chance to make that soup recipe you have been dying to try. I am happy to announce that my Green Smoothie now has a warm yummy version.  Green Soup and it is delicious. It is not as easy to make as the green smoothie thats for sure, but you can make a whole batch and have it for many lunches and dinners. Here is the link to the site, Morgans Green Soup. There is Kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, and coconut milk in there! I also thought it would be fun to make some protein pancakes this morning.  I haven’t had a lot of success with these in the past, but [&hellip

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While Nemo blew up a storm last night we finally had a chance to try a recipe I wanted to try for a while. I made a batch of quinoa earlier in the day in vegetable broth. It was on standby waiting for Chef Chuck to come home to stir it up with the following ingredients while I finished up the business day online. Here is what we made in our stir fried quinoa 1 tsp coconut oil in the pan heated 1 green onion chopped 1/2 cup frozen edamame thawed 1/2 cup carrot shredded 1/2 cup red cabbage shredded Warm the coconut oil and give all the above ingredients a nice toss and get warm and not lose their crunch. The toss in the [&hellip

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I received a great box of goodies from Vitacost  www.vitacost.com of products for review from the company.  I am more of a whole foods person, but I do anything I need to do to promote a healthy lifestyle for people.  Rather than not review the products that I do not eat, I shared the items with my co workers. They are all very interested in eating healthy and looking for new healthy options and Vitacost will offer them an online options to order just these types of products. So here are my guest reviews and pictures of the amazing products they tried. Suzanne and the chia – Shake it Baby drink- Not a hit with Suz.  Although she appreciates the benefits of the chia seeds [&hellip

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          Ok, this will not impress the most seasoned runners out there but its was a real victory for me.  I was able to run on Saturday after a month off for my stress fracture. The first mile and a half I felt like I was running on someone else’s foot. Then for the next half mile it felt like I had something in my shoe. Then at the mile two it all came together, it was amazing,  I had made the decision to go with my original playlist from when I learned to run and it was a good idea.  There is nothing like the 80’s music for me ! Before I knew it, I was past the 5K on [&hellip

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