Run Fast Eat Slow Review + Can’t Beet Me Smoothie
Book Review
When Run Fast Eat Slow by Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky first came out, I was hesitant to put it on my cookbook wish list. What I didn’t need was another cookbook on my shelf that I rarely used because it was full of recipes containing meat. After the book was released and more and more running bloggers began talking about the …
5 Ways I Pamper Myself
Friday Five
Happy Friday!  Today I’m linking up with the lovely ladies for the Friday Five 2.0! Our topic for this week is pampering.  I’m sharing with you the 5 ways I pamper myself. I’m a big proponent in pampering.  Working, taking care of a family, and being physically active can be taxing. To me, pampering is a way of taking care of yourself… as you …
Vintage Park Half Marathon Recap
Race Recap
Vintage Park Half Marathon Recap I ran the Vintage Park Half Marathon on April 9.  I was lucky enough to score a free entry as part of my ambassadorship with Amstel Xlight.  This was part of the Bayou City Half Marathon Series, there were several people there that had ran the prior two races. I had ran a 25k trail race …
7 Day Drink Green Challenge + Matcha-Maca Latte
Healthy Living
Recently I signed on to take the #7daydrinkgreenchallenge.  This consisted of drinking nothing but green tea and water to satisfy my hydration needs.  I was provided tea from Nanami Tea, specifically their Zen Set.  The Zen Set consisted of 4 varieties of green tea:  Matcha, Sencha, Hojicha, and Genmaicha. I was really looking forward to trying Nanami Tea and incorporating …
Spring Running Favorites
Friday Five
Happy Friday!  Today I’m linking up with the lovely ladies for the Friday Five 2.0! I’m talking about Spring Runing.  Spring has sprung in my part of the world… well, since January it seems.  Flowers have budded, temps have warmed, and we are getting those great afternoon thunderstorms! In H-town, Spring this year hasn’t felt much different than winter. Seriously… I could count …
Brazos Bend 25k Recap
Running
  Brazos Bend 25k Recap I ran the Brazos Bend 25k on Saturday, April 8.  The 25k was one of multiple races on that day which included a 50-mile, 50k, and 10k. I was able to pick up my packet in Houston a couple of days before, it was super easy-breezy.  On race day eve I ventured to a new Italian eatery …
Workouts – Last Week Today – April 9
Running
Welcome to my weekly workout recap, today I’m recapping my workouts from last week today. I had a good week of running this week.  My plan was adjusted a bit since the opportunity arose to run a free half marathon on Sunday  through my relationship with Amsyel XLight. Since I already had a 25k trail race on the calendar for Saturday, I …
Racing Weekend Goals
Friday Five
Happy Friday! Today I’m linking up with the lovely ladies for the Friday Five 2.0! Today’s topic is beverages… but since I shared about my hydration plan with you on Tuesday, I am going a little off topic today. This post was originally going to be my goals for the Brazos Bend 25k, but yesterday I jumped at the opportunity to run …
Hydration – My Plan
Running
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 “Hydration”… tell us how you stay hydrated. Proper hydration is critical to staying healthy and making sure every system in your body is functioning at it’s highest level.  My strategy for staying hydrated …
Vegan Curry Shepherd’s Pie
Recipes
I love Indian cuisine!  It’s like a party in my mouth from the spices… and I just love those flavors. While not a traditional shepherd’s pie, I think that my Vegan Curry Shepherd’s Pie will become a favorite. The inspiration from this dish came from my sister.  Her curried shepherd’s pie is a hit for her family. I was curious how I could …