5 Runfessions for August
Friday Five
Happy Friday!!! This week has been a doozie! I am so happy the work week is over and the weekend is upon us.  I don’t have many plans for the weekend, which is fine with me, I’ve been so exhausted this week… I see running, napping and relaxing in my future. This is the last Friday of the month… I’m …
Southwestern Pesto Pasta
Recipes
I love salsa. It is true, I can literally eat it out of the jar with a spoon. Years ago, I found this recipe (where escapes me) and thought I couldn’t go wrong with combining a bunch of salsa with pasta! The original recipe called for regular Parmesan cheese and oil.  I omitted the oil and changed to a Vegan Parmesan cheese that …
Race Memorabilia
Tuesdays on the Run
Today I’m linking up with MCM Mama Runs, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and My no-guilt life for Tuesdays on the Run. Today we’re talking race memorabilia! There is a lot of stuff that you get when you run a race… I’m always amazed at the amount of things I have that I need to empty out of my car after I’ve …
Weekly Workouts – Last Week Today – August 21
Running
Had a hit and miss week this week. I’m now in my 6th week training for the Houston Half.  This was supposed be a 5 day of running week… but that didn’t happen. This week I dodged thunderstorms!  Houston had a cool streak this day… 5 straight days with temps under 90!  The driving factor for those cool temps were storms, which …
White Gazpacho
Recipes
I’m still loving fresh local produce… especially cucumbers! I love soup, but with this heat something hot is the last thing that I want, this is when cold soups come in handy! My sister used to make this for me and I begged her for the recipe so that I could veganize it! The original recipe came from Sarah Carey from …
5 Favorites I Wear On My Runs
Friday Five
Happy Friday!!! Today I’m linking up with Eat Pray Run DC, Mar on the Run and You Signed Up For What for the Friday Five link up. Today’s theme is favorites and I’m sharing with you my favorite things that I take on my runs. Altra Running Shoes. I can’t say enough good things about these shoes.  I LOVE them.  …
Not So Upsetting…
Book Review
I have a thing for cookbooks.  I really wasn’t sure that I needed another one, let alone one just about sandwiches. I was concerned about how many recipes in this would really be applicable me.  I was pleasantly surprised! A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches has some very creative sandwich combinations.  The book is split into two sections – Sandwiches and Things to Put in …
Workouts – Last Week Today – August 14
Running
Had another great week of running. I’m now in my 5th week training for the Houston Half.  This week was a pretty easy week, with all runs lower mileage and at easy effort.  I begin running 5 days a week next week. The heat got cranked up another notch this week.  My weather guy says that this week is the peak …
Vegan Sour Cream Cucumbers
Recipes
Home grown cucumbers are so much more flavorful than their store bought counterpart.  I’m fortunate enough to have a vegetable stand close by that sells fresh, homegrown produce in the spring/summer/fall. One dish I always remember growing up was my mother’s sour cream cucumbers.  They are so cool and refreshing on a hot summer day! I dug out the frequently …
5 Plant Based Food Blogs
Friday Five
Happy Friday!!! Today I’m linking up with Eat Pray Run DC, Mar on the Run and You Signed Up For What for the Friday Five link up. Today’s theme is food and beverage, so I’m going to share with you some of my favorite plant based food blogs! Minimalist Baker – Dana creates some really good recipes and her photography is …