…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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Hello and Happy day to you!

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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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!

I do, however, feel as though I have lost some fitness.

Or maybe it is in my head?

Who knows.

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Things That (As A Runner) I Can’t Stand!


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As a runner, there are certain things that really piss me off!

I am sure most people don’t understand, but maybe you (being a fellow runner) will agree with me…

1. When some moron sprints ahead and then stops in front of me in the middle of a race.

Pull your head out of your ass, man! I mean come on! It’s called peripheral vision, use it and check out your surroundings before you come to a complete freakin’ stop. I understand that you are tired, but really? Continue reading

Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon Race Review & Recap (The 2016 Edition)


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On Saturday, May 7, 2016 I was the 2:30 pacer for the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon.

This was my first assignment for Beast Pacing and what a day it was.

But, I am skipping ahead a little.

Let’s start at the beginning.

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Foodie Friday: Quinoa Oatmeal


Published courtesy of JulieCat in the Kitchen’s blog:

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Well, I think oatmeal is fascinating!  It’s a blank canvas and that’s what make it so wonderful.  So, I decide to add a few little twists to this simple breakfast food, but as my usual goes…nothing fancy, just good.

Quinoa Oatmeal with Berries and Chia Seed

– 1 Cup Steel Cut Oats

– 1/2 Cup Quinoa: rinsed

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Foodie Friday: Scallop & Spinach Salad


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I love cooking dishes that incorporate “special” ingredients, and most of all, I love recipes that are quick and easy (who doesn’t?).   This salad was so good, and it was ready in just a matter of minutes!  You have to try this one.scallop2 Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Sweet Potato & Egg Breakfast Hash


This blog posting day is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

I love cooking up delicious food, taking pictures of it and then sharing it with you all.

As runners, we know the food is fuel.

And, as they say…

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

And this meal is officially the greatest breakfast on the planet.

No joke man.

Complete with complex carbs, protein and the healthy fats that we need to power through our day.

 

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Foodie Friday: Awesome Steak & Mushroom Pasta


Published courtesy of JulieCat in the Kitchen’s blog:

Monday was a long day this week, and I was seriously contemplating the option of ordering take-out after work (super greasy Chinese seemed like the perfect ending to a busy day).  However, a sudden burst of creativity and the need to unwind in front of the stove (cooking relaxes me, I know I’m weird) made me think otherwise.  I made this within a half hour and it was sooooo worth the extra effort:

Steak & Mushroom Pasta

Steak & Mushroom Pasta

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