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Jamaican Jerk Hummus

Most folks don’t associate hummus with Jamaica…. but here I’ve combined jerk seasoning with some chickpeas to create Jamaican Jerk Hummus. Hummus is a dip traditionally made with chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic is not only a tasty treat, it is quite nutritious.  The chickpea itself has a good amount of protein, plus a good source of…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 5

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 5 in the training cycle. This week the treadmill was my friend fore 75% of my workouts.  It’s a total steam bath in H-town and the treadmill allows me to hit my paces on my temp runs and speed days without suffering…
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Baked Pasta Casserole With Crumbled Tempeh

Pasta… one of my favorite comfort foods.  This baked pasta casserole with crumbled tempeh is a variation of one of my favorite ways to carb load before a race. I had posted a similar version last year.  This time I mixed it up again by subbing out the meatless crumbles for some tempeh and a blend of greens with kale,…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 4

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 4 in the training cycle. This week my mileage was back up…. I got in a couple easy runs, a tempo run and participated in a trail run.  I’ve been doing half of my runs on the treadmill at the gym… it…
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5 Goals for Xterra Magnolia Hill

Sunday I will be running in the Xterra Magnolia Hill 21k in Navasota, TX. This will be my third trail run for this year… I really do enjoy trail running.  I wasn’t really planning on running a half marathon in the heat of a Houston summer, but I’d be running the mileage anyway. This matched up with my training schedule and I…
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Everyday Uses for Running Gear

Today I’m joining the lovely ladies for Tuesdays On The Run.  Where we talk about a different topic each week that is running related. Today’s topic is “What running items do you use for non-running activities” For a “low cost” sport, runners spend a lot on gear and nutrition, so it’s nice when we can use our gear for other activities…
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Sesame Noodles with Broccoli and Cashews

Sesame Noodles with Broccoli and Cashews… soba noodles, broccoli, and cashews in a spicy tahini sauce… great cold or room temp and perfect for summer dining! This recipe is a variation from Jeanne Lemlin’s Vegetarian Pleasures: A Menu Cookbook.  I adjusted to my tastes and what I had on hand,  I cut out a lot of the oil from the…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 3

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 3 in the training cycle. This week I cut back on my mileage a bit, and did some of it while I was on vacation in Jamaica.  While I wasn’t able to run on the beach or away from the resort, I…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 2

I’ve just finished week 2 of my 16 week training cycle for the Chicago Marathon. I continued my focus on cross-training and strength training this week, that gym membership certainly is coming in handy.  I had a treadmill run today at the gym, after the whack-a-doo scare in our neighborhood.  I slacked off on my planking, but got in at…
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Runfessing over Tea

Woohoo for Friday!  I am so ready to get this weekend started! But, before we get into the weekend festivities… Join me over tea for some runfessions.   I RUNFESS… I have vacation brain… we leave for Jamaica on Monday and I’m a bit excited.  I have been listening to Bob Marley on my runs… and we’ve been packing for…
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