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Monthly Archive: September 2016

Runfessions for September

Happy Friday!!! 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 beyond exhausted lately… I see running, napping and relaxing in my future. This is the last Friday of the month… so I’m linking up with Runfessions and the Friday 5. I do…
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Roasted Sweet Potato and Broccoli Bowl

This has got to be the laziest “Healthy Vegan Friday” post there ever was. I can’t even take credit for the recipe. All I can tell you is that after making the Roasted Broccoli, Sweet Potato, and Chickpea Salad from Minimalist Baker, I began to wonder if this would make a good Buddha bowl. I have a confession to make… I’ve…
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Running Challenges

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 “The Most Challenging Aspect of Running Right Now Is…” Don’t get me wrong… I love running.  However, there are times that make it more of a challenge. Right now I’ve got 2 things that are…
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Vegan Breakfast in a Cup

I have never been a fan of breakfast. I think a lot of it is due to the fact that I am not a morning person.  I need something that is quick and easy and good on the go.  I usually eat breakfast after I’ve been at work for an hour or so. I recently veganized this dish from a recipe…
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Workouts – Last Week Today – September 25

I am in my 11th week of training for the Houston Half! This week my running took a back seat to rest. This week, I began to feel incredibly tired. My legs felt heavy, and I just felt like I couldn’t get enough sleep. Also, my anxiety and depressive issues started appearing again. I had stopped taking iron supplements about month and a half ago, after…
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Sweet Potato Chili

I love a good chili! To me, it speaks of crisp fall days, football, and bonfires. While it still is very much like summer in Houston, I’m not even in the chili making mode. This recipe is based on the Sweet Potato Chili recipe in Simple Vegetarian Pleasures by Jeanne Lemlin.  I’ve added a few of my own touches to it…
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Dog Days Virtual Run Recap

I signed up to run the Dog Days Virtual Run in August.  I opted for the 10k, and ran it as part of my training. My goal for this run was to run straight through with no walking water breaks.  I ran it as part of the social run I do with Gooses Acre Running Club, I thought running in a group would make it…
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Vic’s Famous Blender Salsa

It is no secret that I love salsa. I started making this salsa about 24 years ago in an attempt to copy the salsa from my favorite Mexican restaurants. It has evolved over the years… back in the day, the only ingredients were tomatoes, jalapeños, and garlic.  As my knowledge of cooking and ingredients developed, I added ingredients to enrich the flavor. I still…
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Workouts – Last Week Today – September 18

I am in my 10th week of training for the Houston Half! It was a great week of running. This week, I began to incorporate bodyweight exercises and yoga into my routine. Keeping up the foam rolling after each run. Here’s how my week shook out: Sunday – 10 miles easy. Monday – Body weight exercises (consisting of push-ups, squats, chair dips, lunges,…
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Tropical Soulshine Juice

I’m not a big orange juice drinker, but when I do drink some oj… I want it fresh and homemade. It also doesn’t hurt that it has a little bit of added sweetness and tropical taste to it. This juice is requested by the hubs regularly. He will drink it all up in a couple days. It is also good…
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