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Indian Spiced Tomato Soup

Who doesn’t love the childhood favorite of grilled cheese and tomato soup? In my house, spice and flavor rule… enter Indian spiced tomato soup.  I add some warming spices to my soup.  Curry, cumin, and cayenne help turn a bland tomato soup into a party in your mouth. I recently tried getting away from the salty tomato soup in a…
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2018 Houston Marathon Recap

Last weekend I ran my third marathon… the Houston Marathon. This is my 2018 Houston Marathon Recap! I ran the Houston Marathon last year, it was my very first marathon.  It was such a fun time, I signed up again as soon as early bird entry opened up. ABB 5k I chose to run the ABB 5k on the day before…
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Houston Marathon Training – Race Week!

This week marks week the final week of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon is in the books.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Race Week! I took tapering to a whole new level this week!  I didn’t do much of anything activity wise,  I did get in the runs in. My body…
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First Coffee Date Of 2018

Today I’m joining the Ultimate Coffee Date for some catching up.  It’s the first coffee date of 2018! So go grab your favorite beverage of choice and have a seat and let’s catch up. I’m sipping on some coffee today. My brew for today is the Kansas City Dark Roast by the Roasterie.  I picked some up when I went…
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2017 Year In Review and Goal Recap

As this year closes and we embark on the new year, it seems like the perfect time to reflect on the year.  This is my 2017 year in review and goal recap.  It was a stellar year on the running front.  I ran my first marathon in January and went on to run my second in October (I’m training for…
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2017 Houston Half Race Recap

I ran in the Houston Half Marathon on October 29.  It was such a fun race in 2016 (you can read all about that here), that when the registration for the race opened I signed up immediately. This is my 2017 Houston Half Race Recap. Race day eve was a rest day, with a little house work mixed in.  My…
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Houston Marathon Training – Week 9

Week 9 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon is in the books.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 9. In 3 weeks, I’ll be running 26.2 in the streets of H-town!  My mileage peaked this week and I start tapering it down here. This week was a great week for running. …
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2017 – My Year In Bling

2017 was quite a year in racing for me.  There were a few firsts – my first marathon and my first trail race.  I ended up running several races in a variety of distances.  I finished up 2017 with two 5ks, a 10k, a 21k, two 25ks, seven half marathons, and two marathons. Read on as I recap my 2017…
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Houston Marathon Training – Week 8

I just finished week 8 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 8. There are only 4 short weeks left! This week I got back on track, I even squeezed in a short-ish easy run in my schedule. I’ve been missing those on my 3-day a…
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Houston Marathon Training – Week 6

I just finished week 6 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 6. Week 5 of my training plan, I took a week off from running.  I had started feeling a some pain in my knee the day after my long run and decided to listen…
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