Weekly Running and Yoga Recap

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We are definitely right in the midst of outdoor-running-romance-season where I am.  There are maybe two weeks in the fall and two in the spring when I don't complain at all about the weather and hallelujah we are in that right now!  It's even light in the morning when I run - ooh baby do you know what that's worth?  Ooh heaven is a place on earth!  They say in heaven, good running weather comes ... [ Read More ]

Mini Frittatas with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Broccolini and Bacon

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I put way too much brain power into what to call these delicious little egg cups, I mean, "mini frittatas" and clearly came up with nothing if you look up to the title.  What do you do when you can't figure out a catchy recipe title?  Just tell people what it is you made and hope they'll understand :) I'm really not sure why I haven't made a mini frittata recipe yet, since I think I have at least ... [ Read More ]

Burning Diaries and Outdoor Yoga – TOL

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This is Thinking Out Loud day so it's perfectly legal to discuss two totally different topics in one post.  Of all the random thoughts poking at my head, I had to choose something, and these just won today against other exciting topics like "spring clothing budgeting", "when do I have time to grocery shop" and "ran out of paper towels." Thanks to our hostess Amanda for an acceptable reason to ... [ Read More ]

WIAW – Not a Bad Place to Be

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Couldn't come up with a theme for today.  Tried a little bit too hard and then gave up.  I looked at the pictures of my food (man does that get old sometimes!) and nothing spoke to me.  Maybe it was because I didn't eat bacon - bacon usually has a few things to say to me.  It was just a very average, typical, boring weekday of food. Or maybe I'm just deeply lost in a food rut that I can't climb ... [ Read More ]

10 Thoughts on Yoga for Runners

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I am still really new to yoga, having only practiced regularly for just under 5 months now and all of it being home practice.  Since then, I've made it a nearly everyday practice, meaning I'm doing SOME sort of yoga every day, with some being an hour of power vinyasa, other days 20 minutes of stretching, and most something in between. Even though I've only been practicing for a short time, I've ... [ Read More ]

5k Training, a Wedding, and an 18 Hour Headache

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Emily is rocking her 5k training!  Saturday was our third official run together and we went for 2 miles non stop.  It's interesting to see first hand in a young kid how MENTAL distance running really is.  I feel like she's totally capable physically of running the 5k right now, but she still needs to get used to what it feels like to just RUN for a long time. She's getting used to it and although ... [ Read More ]

Weekly Running and Yoga Recap

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Just a quick recap today of my runs/yoga practice this week.  Forgive my lack of humor, after being home with my kids all week I'm sadly lacking in the fun department. Actually forgive me again for blaming my kids.  I'm really just cranky because I'm going to a wedding tonight and apparently have forgotten how to just be normal and get dressed up without freaking out.  That's the downside of the ... [ Read More ]

Sweet Caramel Cinnamon Baked Plantains

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Let the truth speak for itself - plantains just deliver and we can't deny that.  What I mean is, they give a lot without much effort on our part, and it's hard to argue with a food that makes life easy, healthy, and delicious. I whined about needing a cooking break and I meant it - this week I was not feeling passionate at all about creating something new and fancy.  So, I just went with the ... [ Read More ]

Rainy Days are Fundays TOL

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A secret of mine?  I like that rainy days take off the pressure to DO a lot of stuff.  As much as I like running outdoors, for some reason other outdoor possibilities feel like a whole lot of work.  Plus, there's the shopping thing. Is there a more perfect excuse to go shopping at the biggest indoor mall in the area other than a full-on rainy day? Without a pang of guilt that you're depriving ... [ Read More ]

WIAW – Still Working the Leftovers

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As of Monday I was still working through my leftovers and was darned happy about it!  This week my kids are off for their spring break, so there is really no way to escape meal prep and cooking since we have lunch thrown into the mix. Therefore any shortcuts are very much welcomed. Let's skip the small talk for now and head right to the food.  Thanks so much to Jenn for the WIAW party :)  And ... [ Read More ]