It's a marathon week so I don't do weights.  I didn't go to my usual group Power class this morning.  Instead, I stayed in and did some strength training with the ladies of Tone It Up.  I seriously love these workouts.  You can get them for free on their youtube or buy a DVD like [...]

Good morning everyone!  I hope the weekend is starting off just right for you.  Guess what I did this morning? I ran my taper run this morning. Taper is a blessing and a curse because I've been on a running high (mileage) lately but now it's time to wind that down because the 26.2 is [...]

I hope everyone is having a good day.  I think I'm a little worn out from my workout yesterday.  I'm feeling a little lazy so I'll take it. My mid-week long run turned out longer than I expected. Let me tell you, I didn't feel like I ran 8 miles until I tried to sneak [...]

Tuna Chickpea Salad

This past weekend I took my bestie to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods!  She had never been.  I was shocked when I found this out because I love those places.  Any health foodie loves Whole Foods, right?  Yes I know it's expensive BUT you can find stuff in that store you can't get most places. [...]

My quick lentil soup

Yesterday morning was a crazy one.  I was running behind from the gym but I wanted lentils for lunch.  When I made it home from the gym at 6:05 am, I had about 45 minutes before I needed to leave for work.  I figured that would be enough time to cook up some lentils and [...]

I've been on a mission to make something different with an avocado for a little contest.  I didn't want to do something savory because I felt like everyone was going to be doing that.  I wanted to do something with an avocado that people wouldn't think about using it for.  I thought there would be [...]

I've had a mild obsession with salads lately.  I think it's because Willie and I have been listening to food podcasts and talking about food.  In our house, endurance sports and cooking are the main topics. So I've been trying to come up with some salad ideas. I've also been told that I'm having iron [...]

I've been sick but I'm trying to get on the mend quicker so I can run my second marathon in 6 days on Saturday.  I've been overloading on vitamin C and medicating up.  The Gusher will be my first TEXAS marathon and I'm glad to say it will be run in my hometown!  Things are [...]

I've been trying to come up with great veggie side dishes because that's mostly what I eat.  People seemed so focused on the meat main event, but I'm not a huge meat eater.  I do prefer my meat on the side because I classify myself as a flexitarian. I would probably not eat meat if [...]

Recipe: Quick pasta sauce

Last weekend (and probably again this weekend) I suggested that Willie take his go at making fresh pasta!  We had a deal, if he made the pasta I would make the sauce and meatballs.  I've always wanted to make my own sauce but I thought it would take a long time.  Maybe I've just hung [...]