13.1, 5, 10k, 10k, 10 miles, and 10k

Whoops, I seemed to have missed the last couple of weekend's long runs. Here's a brief recap: 1/23/16 - I did the Run Free virtual half-marathon in the PureConnect 4s. 1/24 was a 5-mile recovery run, in the Kinvara 5. 1/25 - 1/29/16 I did another virtual challenge - 5 5ks in 5 days. 1/30/16 - … Continue reading 13.1, 5, 10k, 10k, 10 miles, and 10k

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The Friday Five – Running Shoes!!

If there's one thing I can always talk about, it's running shoes! My number 1 is, and will always be the Brooks PureFlow 2. I don't even want to think about how much money I've spent trying to find a replacement since they got discontinued.  I've gone through 5 pairs of the PF2, and even … Continue reading The Friday Five – Running Shoes!!

Marathon Training – Weeks 14 and 15

I can honestly say that I'm ready for the marathon!! Especially after Saturday's 22(.81) mile long run! Did you hear that?! I ran almost 23 miles!!! And it didn't suck!! Switching my long runs to Saturday, and using :30/:30 run/walk intervals have made all the difference. And I also bought a(nother) new pair of shoes … Continue reading Marathon Training – Weeks 14 and 15

New Recipe: Southwestern Quinoa and Black Bean Casserole, and I made my Running Goal!

Before I get to the recipe, I wanted to share that I made my running goal for the month! 100.56 miles to be exact. I ran twice yesterday so I wouldn't have such a long run today. Breaking the 13.1 miles apart like that definitely helped! I ran 3.7 miles at lunch yesterday (in the … Continue reading New Recipe: Southwestern Quinoa and Black Bean Casserole, and I made my Running Goal!

Meatless Monday – Chipotle Black Bean Wraps (and the usual other stuff)

I really can't believe I hadn't already posted this recipe because I eat it almost every day! Chipotle Black Bean Wraps Ingredients: 1/4 cup Reduced Fat Vegenaise 1 Tbsp Liquid Smoke 1 tsp Chipotle chili powder (Spicy!) 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika 1 can (15oz) black beans, drained and rinsed 1 Tbsp lime juice 1 tsp … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Chipotle Black Bean Wraps (and the usual other stuff)

New Shoes! #writeandrun31 Day 9

I mentioned yesterday that I'm on the hunt to find a new pair of PureFlow 2s and guess what?! Yep, I found some today! I don't know why I hadn't thought of checking the "Big Kids" sizes before now because not only was I able to get them in this awesome bright yellow color, but … Continue reading New Shoes! #writeandrun31 Day 9

Day 8 #writeandrun31 – My new Garmin came today!

From the 305 (enormous) to the 210 (big), and now the 15 - finally they made one that fits my tiny wrist! And because it also has a step tracker, I'll be able to get rid of my broken Fitbit too ;) Just need to wear it (the Fitbit) one more day to check the accuracy … Continue reading Day 8 #writeandrun31 – My new Garmin came today!

Meatless Monday – Fiesta Corn (and a C25k update!)

Hope everyone had a nice weekend. I took it easy on Saturday-  caught up on my DVR'd shows from the week, and then spent a few hours in the kitchen, making a couple of my regular recipes (Black Bean and Sriracha Pasta, and BBQ Black Bean and Quinoa burgers), and testing out a couple new … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Fiesta Corn (and a C25k update!)