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Monthly Archive: July 2016

Workouts – Last Week Today – July 31

Had a great week of running this week. I’m in my 3rd week training for the Houston Half.  My mileage is increasing a little bit, and I’ve had one “speed” work session. We’ve been getting afternoon showers in Houston this week, which brought down the temps…. mid 80’s sure felt better than mid 90’s!  I was even able to get a…
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5 Things I’m Loving Right Now

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. This week is a free week… with summer about half way over, I’m sharing the 5 I’m loving right now! Fresh, local produce… I love visiting the farmers market and vegetable stands during this time of…
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Zucchini ‘Feta’ Saute

It’s summer and about the time that most folks that have a garden with zucchini are finding new and different ways to use it.  In the past I’ve had fried zucchini, grilled zucchini, zucchini hummus, zucchini bread and even chocolate zucchini cake! Did you know there is even a holiday for giving away zucchini?  National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your…
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Summer Scenes From My 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 are talking about “Summer Scenes From My Run” I’m fortunate enough to have access to trails that are somewhat wooded and shaded, as well as some water features on the path. I love it when I come across a…
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Acapulco Salad

I LOVE fresh tomatoes.  I don’t have a garden, but thanks to roadside stands and farmers markets I am getting my fill! I got this idea from a reader that mentioned that she used avocados in her Caprese salad… that got me thinking, why not have a composed salad similar to Caprese, but with south of the border flair… and…
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Workouts – Last Week Today – July 24

Had a great week of running this week. I’m in my 2nd week training for the Houston Half. All my runs are at an “easy” effort at this point in the training plan, and I’m taking them easy… incorporating walking water breaks as I need. I wanted to thank everyone for their support in last week’s post where I felt bad for…
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Vegan Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

The hubs is totally hooked on the summer rolls at our local Pho restaurant.  He could eat them every day! They will make a vegan version for me, but it isn’t that great. I began thinking I could make these simple rolls with shrimp for him and a plethora of fresh veggies for me. I found a couple good recipes and instructional…
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5 Things On My Summer Bucket List

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. This week is a free week… with summer about half way over, I thought I would share the 5 things left on my summer bucket list! SUP or Stand Up Paddleboarding… this looks…
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Caprese Salad

  Garden grown tomatoes and fresh basil scream summer to me! When temps are high, there is no desire to turn on the oven. This dish is very easily made and is quite cool and refreshing. Use your favorite fresh mozzarella or make your own.  I like this mozzarella from VNutrition.     Print Soba Noodle Salad with Tahini-Miso Dressing…
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Workouts – Last Week Today – July 17

Started training for the Houston Half this week! I’m a little mad at myself that I already missed a scheduled run… but not beating myself up too bad about it. I ended up going camping with the hubs instead and was able to spend a great amout of time in the outdoors. Before we know it summer will be over and we will…
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