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Monthly Archive: August 2016

Fall Race Calendar

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 fall racing calendars! All summer we’ve been training in the hot, humid conditions for races in the fall which will hopefully result in a shiny new PR! Here’s a peak at my race calendar this fall: October…
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Weekly Workouts – Last Week Today – August 28

Had a great week of running this week. The is my 7th week of training for the Houston Half. My plan has had a 5th running day for the past couple of weeks… it is generally a 3 mile slow run. I have to admit, I haven’t ran the extra day since it has been introduced.  My body just has needed…
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5 Runfessions for August

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…
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Southwestern Pesto Pasta

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…
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Race Memorabilia

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…
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Weekly Workouts – Last Week Today – August 21

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…
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White Gazpacho

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…
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5 Favorites I Wear On My Runs

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. …
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Not So Upsetting…

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…
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Workouts – Last Week Today – August 14

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…
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