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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 16

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 16, the final week in the training cycle. Today I ran and finished the Chicago Marathon! This week my mileage was pretty low, which was good, because I had a lot to do around the house to prepare. The saddest part of my…
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5 Goals For The Chicago Marathon

Happy Friday!!! As I am writing this, I am en route to Chicago to run a little race up there.  The Chicago Marathon will be my 2nd marathon.  As I have with all my races, I’ve made up some goals… these are my 5 goals for the Chicago Marathon. My entry came courtesy of my work, one of our divisions…
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Lake Houston 10k Recap

In August I particpated in the Lake Houston 10k. As race day neared, I began questioning my sanity again for deciding to run a race in the heat of the Houston Summer. Lake Houston 10k Recap Race day morning came early. I had opted to pick up my packet before the race and with the road closures I needed to…
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Vegan Cincinnati Chili

Vegan Cincinnati Chili is my take on the dish made famous by Skyline Chili. While I have never had Skyline Chili, I remember eating a similar concoction made by my grandfather.  Basically, it’s a saucy chili with beans that you put over spaghetti noodles and top with cheddar cheese. Instead of using meatless crumbles, I used lentils as a replacement…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 15

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 15 in the training cycle. Just 7 sleeps until the Chicago Marathon! This week my taper continued.  I actually enjoy the cutback of mileage and the easy runs leading up to the big day.  I did experience some weird aches and pains on…
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September Runfessions

Happy Friday! These months are flying by…it’s hard to believe summer is over and we are 1 week into fall! I am not looking forward to when the days start getting shorter, but it’s coming, soon… I’ve already seen the signs of it on my morning commute.  I’m looking forward to the weekend… I have a few easy runs to…
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Mission Tejas Trail Run Recap

I ran the Mission Tejas Trail Run 25k on Saturday, September 9.  The 25k was one of multiple races on that day which included a 50k, 25k, 10k, and 5k.  This is my Mission Tejas Trail Run recap. Race day eve had me home a little early off work to get prepared. Once home, I prepped my things for the morning…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 14

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 14 in the training cycle. In 2 short weeks, I’ll be running the streets of Chicago! This week I started my taper, and while I was still waking up tired I remedied that Saturday night, clocking 13 hours of sound sleep. I got…
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5 Great Recipes for Fall

Happy Friday! While it is officially the first day of fall, in H-town summer sticks around until at least mid-October.  To tell you the truth, it feels like we have been in endless summer since last year. I am looking forward to our first official fall cold front, but not the shorter days.  I’m joining in with the Friday 5…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 13

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 13 in the training cycle. In 21 short days, I’ll be on the streets of Chicago running 26.2! This week was my highest mileage week in this cycle.  “Life” happened a couple of nights and I was unable to get workouts in… our…
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