Placed Second + Can’t Eat Avocado + Recent Eats

town bagel

  Well, I should probably edit yesterday’s 5k race recap to include the race results now that I have them. I placed second for my age even after the whole dropping the phone fiasco at the start. My first race in the 40-44 age division! This is now the second time I found out that […]

Recent Eats

pizza

  I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s guest post regarding tune up races. Laura really is the greatest for explaining the running stuff. If you don’t already read Laura’s blog, she actually shared a wonderful post last week about how she is making sure she eats enough during her marathon training. I think this is why I love her […]

Thinking Out Loud 1.7.16

coffee in bed

    1. Another week of school mornings, another week of uneaten car breakfasts because, you know, no one eats breakfast before school. 2. I have been putting paprika on anything and everything. I need to google what it means to crave paprika. 3. I needed new eye shadow and flashed myself way back to […]

WIAW- Food Over Medicine

nutrient dense salad

  **The winner of the Stur Giveaway is Liz from the blog, I Heart Vegetables ** So yesterday I decided that blog posts are like coloring books. I will often select a page to color, get half way through the pretty picture, lose interest in the pattern and flip the pages to find a new […]

Chocolate Fondue Is My Favorite

fondue

  Where did June go? Has anyone else realized next Friday is the Fourth of July which means somewhere between now and then June will end and July will begin? I don’t even understand. It is all a blur. This whole week is a blur as well. A good blur of graduation parties, ceremonies, good […]

WIAW – National Strawberry Parfait Day

fruit peanut butter chocolate chips

I still haven’t had a chance to replace my son’s cell phone. I realize that if it were my cell phone that somehow landed in a pool, I would have found the seconds to sit at Verizon but it wasn’t mine, he is only ten and being unfaceplanted from FaceTime for 48 hours isn’t the […]

WIAW – Food For Life Bread, Condiments and Red Mango

ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread

  I ran seven miles yesterday. I didn’t mean to, it just happened. Sounds funny, right? Like how do you just accidentally run seven miles. I don’t know, the first three are a given, then you get to four, and then five and one more you are at six and then your phone rings so […]

WIAW – Counting The Nutrients

chick pea avocado mash on salad

  How often do you really eat something completely different from the day before? What I Ate Wednesday posts are always fun for me to do and definitely point out to me just how much peanut butter I consume on an hourly basis. These posts also help me to see that most of my diet is pretty clean, vegetable […]

WIAW – Plant-Based Works For Me

  I surprised myself and ran six colorful miles yesterday morning. I guess I  was shocked to have felt like running again. I know I run a whole lot but a race is just different. The adrenaline combined with keeping up a quick pace for over 13 miles is taxing. Even with Monday’s easy shake out run, I sort of […]

WIAW- More Complex Carbs Plus My New Favorite Lunch

There are a ridiculous amount of trendy diets, lifestyle changes and detox plans plastered in our face lately. Not like it is really anything new; the media is forever portraying the best foods to eat, the best meals to lose weight and the magical approach to becoming a be a better you plan. The real truth […]

WIAW – Then…And Now

  I have an interesting twist for this week’s What I Ate Wednesday fun. The other day, my friend went through his email archives and came across a survey I once completed long ago. When I say long ago, I mean September 22, 2000. I was fresh out of college, working my first job in the promotions […]

WIAW – PB2 And Other Running Favorite Foods

  I love that it is Wednesday already! After yesterday’s post, I really want to start touching upon the factors which played a major role in helping me become the runner I am today. One important place to start is food. Eating certain foods (especially at certain times) can make a world of difference in how […]