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Everyday Uses for Running Gear

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 “What running items do you use for non-running activities” For a “low cost” sport, runners spend a lot on gear and nutrition, so it’s nice when we can use our gear for other activities…
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Sesame Noodles with Broccoli and Cashews

Sesame Noodles with Broccoli and Cashews… soba noodles, broccoli, and cashews in a spicy tahini sauce… great cold or room temp and perfect for summer dining! This recipe is a variation from Jeanne Lemlin’s Vegetarian Pleasures: A Menu Cookbook.  I adjusted to my tastes and what I had on hand,  I cut out a lot of the oil from the…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 3

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 3 in the training cycle. This week I cut back on my mileage a bit, and did some of it while I was on vacation in Jamaica.  While I wasn’t able to run on the beach or away from the resort, I…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 2

I’ve just finished week 2 of my 16 week training cycle for the Chicago Marathon. I continued my focus on cross-training and strength training this week, that gym membership certainly is coming in handy.  I had a treadmill run today at the gym, after the whack-a-doo scare in our neighborhood.  I slacked off on my planking, but got in at…
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Runfessing over Tea

Woohoo for Friday!  I am so ready to get this weekend started! But, before we get into the weekend festivities… Join me over tea for some runfessions.   I RUNFESS… I have vacation brain… we leave for Jamaica on Monday and I’m a bit excited.  I have been listening to Bob Marley on my runs… and we’ve been packing for…
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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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