Baked Pasta Casserole
Recipes
Pasta… one of my favorite comfort foods. This casserole is one of my favorite ways to carbo load before a race. It is quick and easy and adaptable according to your tastes.  This would be great with homemade sauce, the addition of spinach… the possibilities are almost endless. I used a jarred pasta sauce for convenience. I like Mezzetta Napa …
Workouts – Last Week Today – October 30
Running
Today I ran the Houston Half! It was a fun one and my 4th half for the year.  Stay tuned for the recap. The countdown has started for the Houston Marathon… 11 weeks away.  I’ve embarked on my 5th week of training for the marathon. This week, there isn’t much to tell as far as training. I did manage to get my long …
Goals for Houston Half
Running
This weekend I will be running in the Houston Half Marathon race in Houston, TX.  As always, I have come up with some goals for the upcoming race. Start out slow… run a reverse split race. Be confident, trust in training. Time goals … I have an A, B, and C goal.  C goal – 2:11; B goal – 2:09, A goal – 2:07. Execute …
October Runfessions
Friday Five
This is the last Friday of the month… so I’m linking up with Runfessions and the Friday 5. I do have some things on my mind to Runfess! I’m a little envious of seeing everyone wearing tights and capris out on their runs! I’ve got some cute ones I’m just dying to wear. It is still shorts and tank top weather here …
Race Do-Over
Tuesdays on the Run
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 “Race Do-overs”… what race would you like to do-over, to correct mistakes, or relive the glory. For me… one comes to mind – Elves On The Run.  I crashed and burned at that …
Campfire Burritos
Recipes
This past weekend I went out to the hub’s deer lease to camp. I wanted to get a little creative about food, because you can only eat so many veggie burgers in a weekend. I found some recipes for burritos cooked at a campfire and modified the ingredients to be plant based. These come out really good and are quick and …
Workouts – Last Week Today – October 23
Running
I am in my final week of training for the Houston Half and my 4th week of training for the Houston Marathon. The 2 training plans are peacefully co-existing.  I can’t believe the Houston Half is just 1 week away! This week, I had a great week of training! Here’s how my week shook out: Sunday – 14 miles easy. Monday – Rest Tuesday – 4 …
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Spinach, Curry Spiced Chickpeas, & Cashew Cream Sauce
Recipes
Baked potatoes… I love them! I have recently been introduced to baked sweet potatoes, and I love them just as much. I think they are a bit more versatile being able to take on sweet or savory toppings/fillings. I’ve filled this one with some great ingredients, it’s probably a nutritional powerhouse! How can it not be with sweet potato, spinach, and …
5 Shows I’ve Binge Watched Lately
Friday Five
I’m linking up for the first weekly Friday Five 2.0!  Thanks to Lacey, Meranda, and Rachel for hosting this fun link-up! I don’t normally watch a lot of tv… between work, running, cooking, and reading there isn’t really a lot of time left over.  However, these past few weeks I’ve been a “hunting widow” and somehow have managed to log more tv time.  Here’s …
Remaining 2016 Goals
Tuesdays on the Run
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 “Remaining 2016 Goals” I had 3 big running goals for 2016. I’m still working on them. Run 1,000 miles in 2016.  I’m coming along quite nicely on that goal. Run 4 half marathons …