Foodie Friday: Mid-Week Mystery Dinner


 

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Published courtesy of JulieCat in the Kitchen’s blog

Tonight is one of those nights where things just happen to figure themselves out in the kitchen.  I bought groceries today, but I bought them in mind for a dinner I’m planning tomorrow.  So…what do we do tonight?  Cereal again sounded pretty sad (hey, cooking doesn’t always happen around here!).  I did what I usually do in this tiny kitchen of mine, I started throwing things together in hopes of a  “winner”.  I think it came pretty close to that tonight; hope you agree!

So, this is what I call a Greek-inspired hamburger helper.  I know, I’m really setting the bar high here with this description, but it’s the first thing that came to me.  Nothing fancy, but it’s tasty and super quick!  Here’s how it goes:

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7 Tips for Running Safety


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Sadly, there has been a significant uptick in running related disappearances, injuries and murders lately.

This, unfortunately, is the world we live in, folks.

It is imperative that we are always prepared for any situation that my arise during a run.

I have a few helpful tips and tricks that you can use to protect yourself.

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3 Tips to Help Deal with Pain During a Run


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As endurance athletes, we deal with pain on a regular basis.

I mean come on!

Long runs can be challenging sometimes.

And speed work… THAT requires some serious mental toughness.

It is important to teach yourself how to become better at dealing with pain.

Otherwise running will probably be a bit challenging.

Learning to tolerate pain is definitely as much physical and it is mental.

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…And Take Names.


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Every few months I feel like I write one of these posts…

The post where I realize I am slacking (no offense Fallon!), decide to pick myself up by the bootstraps and get my sh*t together.

Also known as this post, this post, this post and this post.

The post where I decide to start kicking a$$ and taking names.

This post is a little different though.

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Foodie Friday: The Lazy Runner Edition


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Today’s edition of “Foodie Friday” is going to be a little bit different.

Don’t freak out.

Instead of sharing a recipe that I like, I have a few quick and easy meal suggestions for you.

This post was inspired by a conversation I had with one of my best friends a few weeks ago.

She was complaining commenting on how she never has time to cook dinner because she is so busy working,

taking care of her family,

cleaning the house,

and of course,

working out.

And I, being the absolute laziest meal-prepper on the planet…

gave her a few suggestions that I use to make my meal prep Monday as short and sweet as possible.

I thought it would be a great idea to share those tips with you…

So here we goooooo!

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Why Do YOU Run?


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Last week I challenged you to share with me the reasons why you do this crazy thing called running.

The response that I received was overwhelmingly awesome!

It was so cool to read everyone’s reasons, because they are all so different.

Looking for some motivation?

Read the stories below and I bet one of them will light a fire under your caboose.

I know it has for me!

So let’s get to it…

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Foodie Friday: Chicken Sausage, Roasted Veggie & Harvest Blend Bowl


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I have a yummy carb-fueled, healthy dish for you today.

It can be custom made according to your preferences… WHAAAAAT!!!!!???!!!!!!!

It’s pretty simple actually, but is absolutely delicious.

I made it over the 4th of July weekend and forgot to share it… so here you go!

Ingredients

  • Chicken Sausage (I used al fresco Sweet & Spicy BBQ Chicken Sausage)
  • A bag of your favorite grain (I used TJ’s Harvest Grain Blend)
  • Your favorite veggies (I used red, orange & yellow bell peppers and zucchini)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 or 2 avocados
  • Your favorite cheese (I used TJs Fat Free Feta)

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Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon Race Review & Recap


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Because I haven’t written a race review & recap in almost 2 months (Thanks again RnR San Diego), I am beyond excited to FINALLY have a race to talk about.

Goodness gracious, it’s been too long.

And seriously- how big of a mouthful is this blog post!?!?

Try saying that 10 times fast…

You can’t do it can you!?!?!

All jokes aside, this is race has been on my bucket list since I started running back in 2008.

Napa to Sonoma is Destination Races flagship event in their Wine Country Half Marathon Series.

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Only 3,500 runners are allowed to run in this coveted race and it sells out in less than 30 minutes each year.

Seriously.

The question you are probably thinking to yourself…

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I think I can, I think I can…


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As many of you know, I just (praise the Lord!) recovered from a minor hamstring injury that forced me to pull out of Rock n’ Roll San Diego.

Boo!

But! I am back running and haven’t had any problems with my hamstring since.

WOO WHOO!

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The Nicest Things You Can Say to a Runner


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After dropping a super depressing bomb on Friday, I thought I would lighten the mood today.

Because, you can only cry for so long right?

Right.

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It’s Fine. I Ran Today.


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I very seriously need this shirt.

Like very, very seriously.

It totally encapsulates how I have been feeling the last few days.

As many of you know, I tweaked my hamstring during the 5K at Rock n Roll San Diego, a week and a half ago.

So, I spent all of last week foam rolling, stretching, and trying to rest my hamstring.

Although my coach gave me permission to run on Friday, I was UBER paranoid about returning before my leg was fully healed.

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