Why did I sign up for this race? I never trail race but for some reason the lure of eating and drinking every 4 miles for 25k seemed like a good idea at the time. In my heart, I’m not a trail runner. I like triathlons.
I heard the loud rap at the metal door. My brother and I had just come home from a senior class party. I thought who'd be coming to the house so late at night? Mom and Dad were away on a rafting trip. My younger sister was at music camp.
WEEKLY WORKOUT TEMPLATE
As a multi-sport athlete my training has many pieces and parts. Some weeks I have no problem finding time in my schedule to train other weeks it's impossible. I find that writing down my plan in a simple form puts everything into perspective. I created this very basic template for you to download. In pinch … Continue reading WEEKLY WORKOUT TEMPLATE
SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUTS
BRUSSELS SPROUTS ARE THE BOMB! YES! I said it! Brussels sprouts rock! I used to hate them. They had a bad rap for so many years. WHY? Because they were cooked to mush by our well-meaning moms and had an unpleasant flavor. The family dog wouldn't even eat them. I'm fairly sure most of us … Continue reading SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUTS
STUFFED POBLANO PEPPERS
When I was a kid my mom made stuffed green peppers. I always like the filling but hated the actual pepper. It was green, tough and had a horrible flavor. When I started cooking I found a decent recipe in the classic Better Homes and Garden Cookbook. I learned a few tricks like parboil your … Continue reading STUFFED POBLANO PEPPERS
3 BEAN CHILI
I freakin' LOVE chili! I love that it's warm and filling. I love its versatility. I love that it tastes better with time. And I love that it gives me an opportunity to cook in my kick-ass dutch oven. One of my favorite things to make is chicken chili.
REST UP! IT’S GOOD FOR YOU!
We all have those days when we think we can't get our workout in. But what about a day or two of rest?It's difficult for me to give my body well earned rest. I know as a fitness professional it's important. Why? You're body needs the down time to repair itself. In order to get my … Continue reading REST UP! IT’S GOOD FOR YOU!
RIBBONS AND RECIPES
You wouldn’t know it from looking at me, I’m a long distance runner and lift weights consistently, but I love baking! I love baking so much that I love to win prizes for it. And not cash prizes, but ribbons. Because I always share my entries, I’ll share my winning recipes too. But, first, let … Continue reading RIBBONS AND RECIPES
A COLLECTION OF CONDIMENTS
I've collected a few tried and true condiment recipes that are easy to make and add new life to your standard fare.
Everyone has their carb of choice, mine happens to be chips.