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Monthly Archive: September 2016

Five Favorite Finds From Thrive Market

I’m linking up for the Friday Five and the topic for this week is favorites.  At the end of last year, I signed up with Thrive Market as they were running a half-off membership.  I thought it would be a good time to check out the claims of saving money on healthy products.  I have found that I do save…
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Post Race Rituals and Rewards

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 “Post Race Rituals and Rewards” I’ve got a few things that I do after a race, particularly a half marathon… they are aimed towards recover and re fueling. After crossing a finish line, I…
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Sauerkraut & Dumplings

  Growing up, sauerkraut & dumplings were a mainstay on our dinner table.  I think they always had spare ribs or polish sausage in with the sauerkraut. When I moved on my own, I wanted to recreate a vegetarian version of this dish.  My mom gave me her recipe and I adopted it to my tastes and left out the…
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Workouts – Last Week Today – September 11

This week I came off a week of rest. I am in my 9th week of training for the Houston Half.  There isn’t a lot to tell about this week, as I spent it mostly resting. However, I am happy to report my foot is on the mend… and feeling so much better!! I decided to play it safe for a few…
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Roasted Red Pepper Soup

I told myself I wouldn’t do it. I really couldn’t help myself. I fell into all the fall hype and made a batch of soup. I love soup, but I usually don’t like to eat warm soup until after the weather cools off. This soup comes together very quickly and is very delicious, I think it is better the following…
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5 Favorite Fall Foods

I’m linking up for the Friday Five and the topic for this week is food and beverage.  Although it technically isn’t fall, you really wouldn’t know it otherwise.  I’m seeing fall displays, Starbucks has started selling pumpkin spice lattes, and Halloween candy is already out.  Although, I don’t want summer to end, there are some foods that I am looking…
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Workouts – Last Week Today – September 4

This week was a bit of a challenge with running. I am in my 8th week of training for the Houston Half.  After my run on Sunday, my right foot started hurting.  I started RICE treatment, and then my left foot started hurting on Thursday. I decided to play it safe for a few days. Tuesday’s run got postponed to Wednesday.  Then,…
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September Coffee Date

Today I’m joining the Ultimate Coffee Date for some catching up! If we were having coffee, you would notice that I’m drinking tea.  I gave up my coffee addiction several years ago.  I usually drink a cup of yerba mate in the morning and then a cup of green tea. If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that this…
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Cucumber & Tomato Salad

While others are lamenting the end of summer, I am still in summer produce heaven … thanks to the warm climate of Houston. Cucumbers seem to be the best produce that hangs on for the longest.  Tomatoes just don’t do well in all this heat. I love a good salad, especially with cucumbers. This salad is reminiscent of the salads…
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August Running Recap & September Goals

How in the heck did it already become September! 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 progressing on this very well.  I got in 100 miles in August … my highest monthly mileage to date!  My mileage is steadily increasing, and will continue through…
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