Chris made me delicious cinnamon buns this weekend for after my walk with my friend Sue on Sunday. They didn't last long in our house, and boy were they spot on for the old buns I used to enjoy. Delicious cinnamon buns! This is the original recipe we used to make them. We made some … Continue reading Cinnamon Rolls Gluten-Free & Vegan
It was super frigid the past week. I did all of my training indoors despite wanting to get outside. I'm going to work backward a little here, but stick with me. Sunrise on Saturday On Saturday, my goal was to complete 7.5 miles on my training plan. I was going to attempt to do some … Continue reading Second Week of Training
We had a lovely Valentine's weekend together as a family. It is cold, snowy, and winter here, but we made the best of it enjoying each other and Chris bought me my favorite local "vlugen" donuts (stands for vegan/gluten-free). Don't these look delicious?! They are my favorite, especially the chocolate frosted! I'm thankful that in … Continue reading Barn Doors and Donuts
My first week is complete on my new training plan. I'm using the fat-burning marathon training plan from Jeff Galloway's book "Marathon." It is a nice breakdown of regular weekly walk/jogs, a good build up in distance, and includes days of cross-training. In addition, I like that the focus is on completing time vs. distance … Continue reading The First Week of Training
Wishing you the best Valentine's Day filled with self-love, family love, and love in all areas of your being. The sweetest thing was the day I brought Ruby home and found her heart was literally on her fur coat.
Since my high school years I've always loved walking with friends. We used to walk on the boardwalk at night, then grab a snack, or hang out at someone's house. Walking in the summer evenings was a great way to move our bodies (I wasn't fitness centric then, though) and relieve the stress of those … Continue reading Miles go by faster with friends.
This was my first week on my new training plan. The week isn't over yet for a few more days, but I was reminded by Chris to take it one day at a time. I had a moment after I registered for a race when I thought, "What did I do?!" and felt like I … Continue reading Training Plan and Peroneal Tendonitis
Many years ago, in 2008, when I first joined Twitter I declared that I wanted one day to be an ultra runner. At the time I told my office mate Judy that I planned to become an ultra runner after I turned 40. So, I let her know to remind me if I still worked … Continue reading It’s time to begin.
Last year, we had zero snow. It was fitting since we were prepared with snow pants and boots given to the boys from my in-laws, and snowman building toys from my Mom. The only other year it didn't snow was the year my Mom bought all her grandchildren sleds for Christmas. Yep, that's just how … Continue reading Snowy Days
Yes, most of my recipes lately are coming from YouTube channels. There is something about watching someone cook a real meal knowing that it'll come together as they say it will right on video. Sure, videos can be edited or adjusted, but it's easier to see the textures or other unique notes when you're watching … Continue reading Tasting New Recipes: Mushroom Stroganoff