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June Recap & July Goals

Seriously, it feels like June was just yesterday!  As we near the end of June, I’m checking in with my progress against the goals I made at the beginning of 2017 and also looking at my monthly goals. At the beginning of the year, I set some goals to work on throughout the year. 2017 Goals: Run my first marathon….
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Bruschetta Pasta

Bruschetta Pasta… this recipe reminds me of the simple flavors of bruschetta.  The sauce is an uncooked tomato sauce with basil and garlic.  I really think that only ripest, home grown tomatoes will do for this dish.   Fortunately, I was blessed with a bag of homegrown tomatoes recently. This recipe is a variation from Jeanne Lemlin’s Vegetarian Pleasures: A Menu…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 1

Last week I started my 16 week training cycle for the Chicago Marathon. This training cycle I’m incorporating a few things that I didn’t do last training cycle; cross-training and strength training.  I also plan on keeping up with my planking. The hubs recently went out and got us a gym membership, which will definitely come in handy with those…
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Great Foods for Summer

Happy Friday! It is definitely summer in H-town… and looks like the warm hot weather is hear to stay for a while.  I’m joining in with the Friday 5 fun today, where the topic is summer treats.  Since I don’t eat a lot of traditional “treats”, I’m sharing my top five great foods for summer. In the summertime, my favorite…
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Spring Scenes From My Runs

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 “Spring Scenes From My Run” It’s sprummer in H-town, Summer officially begins tomorrow… but it already feels like summer in the spring.  Foliage is lush and green… flowers are blooming… and the turtles are…
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Grilled Summer Squash Tacos

By far my favorite thing about summer is the vast bounty of vegetables available.  Everything tastes so much better when it is picked fresh instead of harvested and then trucked in. This year, I found a CSA to join and have been enjoying the farm fresh vegetables.  One unexpected outcome from it is the challenge to my culinary skills,  by…
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Mediterranean Style Cucumber Salad

It’s summer here in H-town and farmers markets are bursting at the seams with all the great fresh produce.  I had a plethora of cucumbers, tomatoes, and banana peppers from my recent CSA share, so I opted to make a cucumber salad. I added Kalamata olives and roasted red pepper to it as well.  It is seasoned with Greek seasoning and dressed with a…
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Workouts – Last Week Today – June 11

Welcome to my weekly workout recap, today I’m recapping my workouts from last week today. There isn’t much to report this week.  With training for the Chicago marathon kicking off on the 19th, I opted to take it easy.  My legs are still feeling less than stellar (not sure why, thinking those dang burpees), and I need them to feel…
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TBI Warrior 5k Recap

TBI Warrior 5k Recap

During the preparations of my vacation to Kansas to visit my family, the possibility of running an additional 5k during my time there was mentioned.  It was described to me as a fundraiser to help a classmate of my nieces, after hearing that, I was all the way in!  I would also be remiss to mention that my nieces and…
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Fitting It All In – Running + Vacation

Happy Friday! I’m ready for a little TGIF… this week has been a doozie, to say the least.  I’m joining in with the Friday 5 fun today, where the topic is running + vacation. I’ve got vacation on my mind a lot these days,  I just came back from vacationing in Kansas… and I’m about to leave out on a…
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