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Great Foods for Summer

Happy Friday! It is definitely summer in H-town… and looks like the warm hot weather is hear to stay for a while.  I’m joining in with the Friday 5 fun today, where the topic is summer treats.  Since I don’t eat a lot of traditional “treats”, I’m sharing my top five great foods for summer. In the summertime, my favorite…
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Spring Scenes From My Runs

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 “Spring Scenes From My Run” It’s sprummer in H-town, Summer officially begins tomorrow… but it already feels like summer in the spring.  Foliage is lush and green… flowers are blooming… and the turtles are…
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Grilled Summer Squash Tacos

By far my favorite thing about summer is the vast bounty of vegetables available.  Everything tastes so much better when it is picked fresh instead of harvested and then trucked in. This year, I found a CSA to join and have been enjoying the farm fresh vegetables.  One unexpected outcome from it is the challenge to my culinary skills,  by…
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Mediterranean Style Cucumber Salad

It’s summer here in H-town and farmers markets are bursting at the seams with all the great fresh produce.  I had a plethora of cucumbers, tomatoes, and banana peppers from my recent CSA share, so I opted to make a cucumber salad. I added Kalamata olives and roasted red pepper to it as well.  It is seasoned with Greek seasoning and dressed with a…
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Workouts – Last Week Today – June 11

Welcome to my weekly workout recap, today I’m recapping my workouts from last week today. There isn’t much to report this week.  With training for the Chicago marathon kicking off on the 19th, I opted to take it easy.  My legs are still feeling less than stellar (not sure why, thinking those dang burpees), and I need them to feel…
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TBI Warrior 5k Recap

TBI Warrior 5k Recap

During the preparations of my vacation to Kansas to visit my family, the possibility of running an additional 5k during my time there was mentioned.  It was described to me as a fundraiser to help a classmate of my nieces, after hearing that, I was all the way in!  I would also be remiss to mention that my nieces and…
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Fitting It All In – Running + Vacation

Happy Friday! I’m ready for a little TGIF… this week has been a doozie, to say the least.  I’m joining in with the Friday 5 fun today, where the topic is running + vacation. I’ve got vacation on my mind a lot these days,  I just came back from vacationing in Kansas… and I’m about to leave out on a…
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Walking on Clouds – Mizuno Wave Sky Review

This post is sponsored by Mizuno Running and FitFluential. All reviews and opinions are my own. Mizuno Wave Sky #wavesky With marathon training looming on the horizon, I’ve been thinking a lot about what shoes I wear to become marathon ready.  So, when the opportunity to try out a pair of Mizuno Wave Sky running shoes came, the timing was…
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Zippy Potato Salad

When I think of potato salads, I usually think of a mayonnaise laden salad that isn’t too healthy, or picnic friendly in the warm summer months. When I went home last month, my mom made this potato salad… it was based off my grandmother’s recipe.  I don’t recall eating this as a child, but I didn’t like potato salad and…
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Workouts – Last Week Today – June 4

Welcome to my weekly workout recap, today I’m recapping my workouts from last week today. This week I managed to get in 4 runs this week, including two with Anam. The heat and humidity managed to keep my pace very slow.  On Thursday I started my plank-a-day x2. Workouts Last Week Today: Sunday – Pajama day!!! Monday – Set out to do 10…
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