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 …
Just Keep Running Virtual Race Recap + GIVEAWAY
Race Recap
I signed up to run the Just Keep Running Virtual Race in July.  I opted for the 5k, and ran it as a practice run for my Southern Star Brewing Co. 5k race. My goal was to keep a pace of 9:10-9:30/mile. The Just Keep Running Virtual Run, was organized by Level Up Runs.  This was my 4th virtual run I have participated in, and I enjoyed this …
Southern Star Brewing Co. 5k Race Recap
Race Recap
I arrived up at Southern Star around 7ish. It was already warm – 82!  I needed to pick up my packet with my bib and timing chip so I took care of that business, went to the REAL bathrooms and then strolled back out to the car to put away the stuff I didn’t need. I had plenty of time to stretch, warm up, and mentally …
At What Price Happiness?
Book Review
I really enjoyed this thought provoking book by Jonas Karlsson. The nameless hero in this book has a basic life and receives a huge invoice to pay based on his EH (experienced happiness).  He at first ignores the invoice thinking it is an error, then starts to call the agency that sent him the invoice.  As he starts to inquire …
Zucchini Hummus
Recipes
Did you know today is Sneak Some Zucchini On Your Neighbor’s Porch Day? I’ve never been too quiet about letting all my friends and neighbors know I wouldn’t mind if they snuck some zucchini onto my porch… but sadly, it has never happened! In honor of this odd holiday, I’ve created a great hummus recipe using some zucchini I bought …
Workouts – Last Week Today – August 7
Running
Had another great week of running. I’m in my 4th week training for the Houston Half.  My mileage is increasing bit by bit. The heat is back in H-town.  Thursday evening the temp was still at 92 degrees at 7:30 pm… whew! I ran in the Southern Star Brewing Company 5k run on Saturday… it was a fun time with running, …
Summer’s Bounty Salad
Recipes
It isn’t a secret that I love summer.  I love the warm temps (as much as I complain about them) and the long days. It isn’t just a coincidence that my favorite time of the year is also when the freshest locally grown produce is available. I LOVE fresh produce!! This salad is a combination of all the good summertime flavors.     …
5 Goals for Southern Star Brewing Co. 5k
Friday Five
Happy Friday!!! Today I’m linking up with Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What for the Friday Five link up. On Saturday I will be running in the Southern Star Brewing Company 5k.  I ran this race last year and had a great time.  It was my first race since …
July Running Recap
Running
July is over… this year is flying by, where did it go! I made some running goals for the year in January and it’s time to check in to see how I’m progressing on them. Goal:  Run 1,000 miles in 2016. I’m still little off track – I’m 50% of the way there with over 50% of the year gone. I got in 82 miles …