Category Archive: Food

15 miles to close out the [running] week

I am currently in paradise. Other people know it as Okoboji. But I know it as my favorite place. I got here three days ago, after a little time here: The week started with my… Continue reading

More cut-back week fun

Today’s long run was 8 miles. That’s right. 8. And Monday’s “easy” run will be 7. So 8 felt pretty good. And it actually got cooler while we ran today. How’s that for… Continue reading

100 Things I’ve Learned Running

This is my 100th post! To celebrate, I made a list of 100 things I learned running! I thought about running 100 miles but then decided this was better (just kidding, I didn’t… Continue reading

Grilling, Swimming, Biking, Grilling

Saturday ended up being a long day in bed (but no nap!). Luckily Sizzln’ Saturday spiced things up. I made Sweet Potato Black Bean burgers and they were super tastey. Except that I… Continue reading

The Journey to Less Meat

This will probably come as a surprise to many people, but I’m intentionally trying to eat less meat these days. The woman who drools at the thought of a big juicy steak, thinks… Continue reading

What’s a wet willy?

After Saturday’s ten miles we took off for the beach. What a great day! Some of my favorite things and some of my favorite people! After almost 5 hours to go not very… Continue reading

3 day weekend = 4 BBQs, a run, a ride, and a fox

Wow. What a busy, fun weekend! As I write this (on Sunday evening), I’m finally sitting on the couch watching West Wing (again) and waiting for my Saga to chill. After a great… Continue reading

“long” run #2

I’m home relaxing on the couch after our second “long” run of Marine Corps Marathon training. The quotes are because the run was seven miles. And that was long enough for July 5th. About… Continue reading

Solo Sizzlin’ and a Bike Ride

I had to do Sizzlin’ Saturday on my own this weekend as other members of the usual crew were out of town or otherwise occupied. I considered not grilling but, really, what would… Continue reading

5 miles = gone for 4.5 hours?

Today is the first official day of Marine Corps Marathon training! I’m quite excited and determined to train well. We had an easy five mile run to the White House and back to… Continue reading

I LOVE Strawberries! And my new Garmin.

I love strawberries. So much. Definitely my favorite fruit. Probably pretty high on my list of favorite foods, too. Unfortunately, strawberries – like most fruit – give me a stomach ache. So what… Continue reading

couches, family, commencement, bike ride, oh boy!

Boy oh boy has it been a busy couple weeks! Every day I think “I need to post” and it just hasn’t happened. Here are some highlights: We got new furniture! Emily and… Continue reading

47 mile bike ride

I bought a road bike last year with big plans to start doing regular long rides. And then summer was crazy, I moved (twice, sort of), I was traveling a lot, and I… Continue reading

Finally: The race review I know you’ve been waiting for!

So, big news in my life: I got a job! Not only did I get a job, but it’s awesome and I started the day it was offered to me. Needless to say,… Continue reading

Busy week/random post

What?! It’s been almost a week since I posted? Oops! Last weekend was going to be nice and relaxing but instead all sorts of things happened! It started with an easy 8 miles… Continue reading

Busy weekend–time to recover!

The weekend started out with a late Friday night trip to pick my mom up at the airport followed by an early morning alarm so we could get out and run! My mom… Continue reading

Sometimes I’m a bit over-enthusiastic.

My overly ambitious workout plans for yesterday had to be changed. I’m actually pretty proud of myself for not pushing forward and deciding that I was feeling like I couldn’t handle a two… Continue reading

Oh what a difference hydration makes.

I drink a lot of water. When I don’t drink a lot of water, I can tell. Running is REALLY hard. I feel like I weigh 700 pounds and like I’m trying to run… Continue reading

Why I sometimes wish I were a vegetarian.

I love meat. It is so delicious. There is not a food in the world that is more delicious than bacon. For real. I challenge you to find one. Chocolate is close. So… Continue reading

Double birthday party! …and no yoga!

This weekend was my official Rescheduled Birthday Extravaganza. It was a double whammy weekend with friends and cheesecake over at my place Saturday night. That went very late. Like 4.5 hour past my… Continue reading